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Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham AM

MSc (Melbourne), DipEd (Monash), PhD (Bristol, Cambridge)

Elected: 1985

Discipline: Education

Specialisation: science education, research, curriculum, educational inequalities, environment


Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham continues his interests in science education research. Currently he is working on:

  • the relation between international projects and mainstream research
  • the purposes for science in education
  • the implications for education of the social construction of scientific knowledge.


  • Peter J Fensham (2004) Defining an Identity: The evolution of science education as a field of research. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers (now Springer).


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