Narelle Hunter is an award-winning teaching-specialist lecturer at Flinders University, Australia. She uses innovative teaching methods to deliver the first-year biology and STEM programs. Narelle’s research focusses on developing the disciplinary literacy of science students through reading and writing. Narelle is a member of the STEM academy, working with university colleagues and school teachers across Australia to facilitate STEM teaching innovations.
2020 - PhD in Science Education, Flinders University
2007 - Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Flinders University
2001 - Bachelor of Science (Honours), Flinders University
2000 - Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal, Environmental & Plant Biology, Flinders University
I am the topic coordinator for BIOL1112 - Biology & Society, a topic which covers selected aspects of biology that relate to impacts on modern society. I encourage students to focus on the science, impacts and ethics of current global issues.
I am the topic coordinator for STEM2005 - Innovation in STEM, which prepares students for scientific research and communicating findings with a wide audience.
I co-coordinate the topics BIOL1101 - Evolution of Biological Diversity and BIOL1102 - Molecular Basis of Life and coordinate the Supervised Study program in these topics.
I am also the Academic Integrity Officer for the College of Science & Engineering (Natural Sciences), assisting staff and students with academic integrity matters across the college.
I am interested in increasing the scientific literacy of all students and the wider community. I am focused on delivering quality teaching in the College of Science & Engineering and I am particulary interested in engaging students in their first year at Flinders University.
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