Dr Beverly Dann - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Beverly Dann

PhD, Sunshine Coast., MA Elementary Administration, University of Iowa., B.Ed Washburn University.

  • Lecturer in Education
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+61 7 5459 4766
Office location
C2.21, Building C, USC Sunshine Coast
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Dr Beverly Dann

Beverly has worked in primary schools as a teacher, deputy, and curriculum leader for 26 years in the USA and Australia. She is involved in teacher education with the Bachelor of Primary and the Bachelor of Early Years programs. She is currently part of a team writing the new Master of Teaching (Primary) program that will begin offerings in 2018.

Beverly has a passion for science that is contagious and clearly evident in her teaching. Her contemporary approach to teaching engages learners of all ages through an inquiry and hands-on approach to teaching and learning. She often incorporates digital technologies in her courses that are transferable to the classroom setting. Beverly has recently completed her PhD in Primary Science Education.

 

Research areas

  • primary science education
  • curriculum reform
  • technologies in education
  • formative assessment

Teaching areas

  • Science and Sustainability in Primary Schools
  • Teaching Primary Science
  • Primary Curriculum and Unit Writing
  • Using data to inform teaching
  • Incorporating technology with teaching and learning
  • Integrating curriculum
  • Formative assessment

Dr Beverly Dann is a lecturer and researcher in Education contexts with a focus on curriculum implementation, professional learning, science teaching strategies and assessment feedback. Recently she has been investigating first year university students’ Information Literacy capacity and their perceptions/beliefs about their capacity.

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