Dr Rob Davis’s principal area of expertise is science and technology education in primary schools. Dr Davis is able to provide advice to interested parties on the development and implementation of classroom programs in these areas, utilising both his research and extensive teaching experience.
Rob’s primary research interests are in the field of technology education, but he also undertakes research in other curriculum areas, such as science, studies of society and environment, and mathematics. Recently he has been researching the use of asynchronous videos in online teaching contexts. He has written many refereed journal articles and contributed to refereed conference proceedings in his areas of expertise.
Rob is also currently a member of research teams investigating program support teacher preparation and experiences while at university and on professional experience. He is Senior Lecturer in education at Federation University Australia.
Mentoring for pre-service teachers and the use of inquiry-oriented feedback
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of feedback offered by school mentors...
Narrative Pedagogies in Science, Mathematics and Technology
Despite years of research, there remains serious concern regarding the engagement of students in...
Negotiating the dilemmas of community-based learning in teacher education
The Technological Narrative of a Teaching and Learning Space
Can Twenty Years of Technology Education assist 'Grass Roots' Syllabus Implementation?
Teachers' informed acceptance of challenges associated with teaching technology might ensure the...
OK, please just tell us what to do: The challenge of freedom in teacher education
Racetrack mapping: Engaging students in mathematics and geography
Structuring technology education for pre-service teachers
Towards a pedagogy of group work
Can twenty years of technology education assist 'grass roots' syllabus implementation?
Teacher change in response to student learning in technology
Using a model of technology activity in the primary classroom
Perceptions of curriculum implementation needs in design and technology
The narrative in technology
Elementary school students' understandings of technology concepts