New funding for VBS researcher

Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch is a principal investigator of a project investigating the role of Online Citizen Science in primary school science education.

Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch
Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch, researcher at the School of Information Management

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has awarded over $1.3 million in funding to eight projects, which are expected to improve outcomes for learners. 

All the projects are based on partnerships between researchers and educators, but diverge from there to span the curriculum across the early childhood, school, and tertiary sectors.

Dr Markus Luczak-Roesch (School of Information Management) and Dr Dayle Anderson (School of Education) are principal investigators for the project Citizen scientists in the classroom: Investigating the role of Online Citizen Science in primary school science education.

They will research the potential of online citizen science (OCS) projects to contribute to the improvement of science education of primary-age children. It .

The project will map OCS projects to the NZ science education curriculum, and deliver a practitioner's guide for using OCS in the classroom and provide insights into how teachers can best engage children in OCS to improve their science capabilities. It has been funded for $99,978 over 1 year

TLRI is funded by the New Zealand government and administered by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research | Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa.