Hilary Whitehouse is environmental educator and science educator with a strong committment to researching and teaching climate change education. She has had a long career in education, working in Australia and overseas. She lives in Cairns because she loves rainforests and reefs. Her hobby is tropical gardening and frogscaping.

Hilary is a life member of the Australian Association of Environmental Education and currently serves on the executive committee. She is an executive editor of the Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892 and is a member of the international advisory board for the Australian Journal of Environmental Education ISSN 0095-8964, EISSN 1940-1892.

She is the JCU team leader for the Step Up Project (2013-2016) to enhance the quality and quantity of science teaching in Queensland, see http://www.stepup.edu.au


  • ED3092: Science Education for Early Childhood (Level 3; TSV)
  • ED5095: Research Dissertation (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5190: Introduction to Educational Research (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5912: Social Learning Perspectives for a Sustainable Future (Level 5; TSV)
  • Climate change education
  • Education for sustainability
  • Science education
  • 2011 to 2016 - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2002 to 2006 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2006 - Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Students Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 39+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Hilary Whitehouse from 2001 onwards.

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Office for Learning and Teaching - Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Program

Step Up! Transforming mathematics and science pre-service secondary teacher education in Queensland

Indicative Funding
$122,720 over 3 years (administered by Queensland University of Technology)
The overall aim of this project is to transform the nature and delivery of mathematics and science pre-service secondary teacher education in Queensland. The project objectives involve a comprehensive reworking of recruitment strategies, contemporary delivery methods and comprehensive curriculum guides, all brokered through a strong provider network.
Hilary Whitehouse, Phil Turner, Brian Lewthwaite, Clifford Jackson, Marcus Sheaves, Steve Turton, Louisa Tomas Engel and Tanya Doyle (College of Arts, Society & Education and College of Science & Engineering)
Pre-service Teacher Education; Science Education; Mathematics Education

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • The Potential and Pitfalls of the Blended Learning: An investigation of Student and Teacher Perceptions of Blended Leaning in Two Australian Secondary Science Classes (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Improving Outcomes for First Year Students Learning Anatomy and Physiology in the Health Sciences. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Indigenising Education - an Investigation of Torres Strait Islander Perspectives (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Education for Sustainability in a Difficult Political Climate: A Social Learning Model (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Sustainable Practices that Positively Influence a Wellbeing Culture in Schools (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • No Race, No Competition: considering the Possibility of Post-race Theory in Australia: a Study with Migrant Teachers (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Writing in Role: A new Process to Engage and Empower Students, Providing a Meaningful Context for Literacy Instruction. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Entrepreneurship Education Through a Feminist Lens: The Case of Migrant African Australian Women Entrepreneurs in North Queensland, Australia. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Outdoor Education - Sustainable Future (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Learn for Life (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Defining Nannagogy: Investigating Older Women’s Environmental Citizenship Learning through the Experiences of the Knitting Nannas Against Gas (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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