Stemiverse 0037 – Dr Marc Noakes on teaching Teachers 

 May 1, 2018

By  Peter

In this episode, Dr. Peter Dalmaris talks with Dr. Marc Noakes.

Marc earned his Ph.D. in Science on scholarship with the CSIRO, which provided an apprenticeship in research, management, professional communication, and a solid background in the understanding of science. He then undertook a four-year postdoctoral fellowship at Washington State University which enabled him to develop professional communication skills in addition to leadership, management, and ICT skills.

Upon returning to Australia, Marc undertook postgraduate studies in education and gained employment as a high school science teacher. His high school teaching career enabled him to develop quality teaching skills, develop a sound understanding of the 7-10 science curriculum, HSC Biology, HSC Earth and Environmental Science and HSC Senior Science syllabi, and contribute to science curriculum leadership.

As a STEM Specialist Educator and NESA-endorsed professional development provider, Marc works with schools and STEM-related organizations to develop and deliver high-quality teaching and learning programs and resources through curriculum leadership, professional development, mentoring and classroom support.

In our conversation, Marc talks about the disengagement from Science as students grow into adulthood, re-engagement, helping teachers gain confidence in their ability to teach science, misunderstandings around STEM, hands-on learning and collaboration, why being a polymath helps in being a better teacher, and much more.

This is Stemiverse Podcast episode 37.

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Show Notes


Peter Dalmaris is an educator, electrical engineer, electronics hobbyist, and Maker. Creator of online video courses on DIY electronics and author of three technical books, and has recently released his book Maker Education Revolution.   As a Chief Tech Explorer since 2013 at Tech Explorations, the company he founded in Sydney, Australia, Peter’s mission is to explore technology and help educate the world.  Tech Explorations offers educational courses and Bootcamps for electronics hobbyists, STEM students and STEM teachers. A life-long learner, Peter’s core skill is in explaining difficult concepts through video and text. With over 15 years of tertiary teaching experience, Peter has developed a simple yet comprehensive style in teaching that students from all around the world appreciate.  His passion for technology and in particular for the world of DIY open source hardware has been a dominant driver that has guided his personal development and his work through Tech Explorations. Peter’s current online courses have helped over 60,000 people from around the world to be better Makers. 

Peter Dalmaris

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