School of Education

Chris Wines

Position:
Lecturer
Campus Co-ordinator of the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Location: Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room T305
Study area: Education
Phone: 5327 6085
Email: c.wines@federation.edu.au

Teaching

Programs 

  • Masters of Teaching (Secondary) (TD9)

Courses 

  • Professional Learning Community 1 (EDMAS6005)
  • Professional Learning Community 2 (EDMAS6105)
  • Professional Learning Community 3 (EDMAS6205)
  • Science Curriculum 1 (EDMAS6017, EDDDE3002)
  • Science Curriculum 2 (EDMAS6117, EDDDE3102)

Biography

Chris has been a Science and Maths teacher for over 25 years in the Ballarat region. He has been working as a lecturer at Mt Helen in a partnership arrangement with local secondary schools for over 10 years. Chris cherishes this opportunity to continue teaching in schools whilst working in Teacher Education.

Chris works within the MTeach(Secondary) team where most of the PST experiences happen in partnership schools, mainly Ballarat High School. This in-school, immersive approach to initial teacher education is proving to be extremely effective. It allows the PSTs and Teacher Educators to engage with the realities and issues associated with schooling first hand and rub shoulders on a daily basis with students, teachers and school leaders. It is also the focus of a number of areas of research collaborating with Dr Amanda McGraw and Dr Sharon McDonough. Chris teaches science curriculum and professional learning community subjects within this program.

Apart from school-university partnerships, Chris is passionate about researching in the Science Education space. He has just completed a 3 year, OLT funded, collaborative project with the RUN universities titled: “It’s Part of My Life: Engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education”. The success of this project has enabled a new approach to helping PSTs increase their confidence and competence in teaching Maths and Science and has been embedded into a number of courses within the School of Education.

Areas of expertise

  • Science Teaching and Learning
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Partnerships in education

Research interests

  • STEM Education
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Partnerships in education

Publications

Book chapters

McGraw, A., McDonough, S., Wines, C., & O'Loughlan, C. (2016). Activating Teaching Dispositions in Carefully Constructed Contexts: Examining the Impact of Classroom Intensives. In R. Brandenburg, S. McDonough, Burke, J., & S. White. (Eds). Teacher Education: Innovation, Intervention and Impact, (pp. 193-210). Singapore: Springer.

Woolcott, G. Yeigh, T., Whannell, R., Galligan, L., Marshman, M., Pfeiffer, L., & Wines, C. (accepted 10 May 2018). Developing systematic and critical inquiry in initial teacher education: A novel process for enhancement and reflection in teaching mathematics and science. In D. Zyngier & M. Peters (Eds.),Springer encyclopedia of teacher education: Teacher education in testing times.New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Seminar Presentations

Burke, J., McDonough, S., Gorris-Hunter, A., Sellings, P., & Wines, C. (2014) Learning in, with and through school communities: Transformational partnerships for teacher professional growth. Symposium presented at the Australian Teacher Educators’ Association Conference, Sydney, NSW.

McGraw, A, McDonough, S. & Wines, C. (2014, Nov). Researching our own practice: the evolving MTeach experience. Research Sharing Day, Federation University, Melbourne

McGraw A., McDonough, S. & Wines, C. (2015, Nov). Keynote presentation: Dispositions for Teaching: What are they? How can they be enhanced in teacher education? And can they be meaningfully assessed? Research Sharing Day, Federation University, Melbourne

McGraw, A., McDonough, S., & Wines, C. (2016). Dispositions for teaching: Challenges related to identification, activation and assessment. Paper presented at Australian Teacher Educators’ Association Conference, Ballarat, Victoria.

Refereed journal articles

Wines, C; Pfeiffer, L; Scott, A & Woolcott, G. (2018, July). Eureka! Engaging classroom students in inquiry-based science lessons using local experts and contextsTeaching Science, Vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 15-23.

Refereed conference proceedings

Wines, C., & Burke, J. (2014). It’s a Science Party! School and community learning partnerships promoting learning through Science. In proceedings, Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA). Sydney, NSW.

Reports

Woolcott, G, Scott, A, Norton, M, Whannell, R, Galligan, L, Marshman, M, Pfeiffer, L, & Wines, C 2017, It’s part of my life: engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education: Final report, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Canberra, ACT. ISBN: 9781760512613

Woolcott, G, Scott, A, Norton, M, Whannell, R, Galligan, L, Marshman, M, Pfeiffer, L & Wines, C 2017, The enhancement–lesson–reflection process: a resource manual for science and mathematics learning and teaching, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Canberra, ACT. ISBN: 978760513207

Associations

  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)