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I am passionate about primary teaching, science education, technology education, and preparing pre-service teachers to become competent and confident teachers of science and technology. I have a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and a Graduate Bachelor of Education (Primary). I was a primary school teacher with Education Queensland for 6 years, teaching in remote, regional, and city locations. Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland (UQ). My research looks specifically at the claim made in many curriculum documents around the world that “learning science helps people to make good decisions.” I also teach several courses in the Primary Education programs at the University of Queensland.