About

Dr Subhashni Taylor began her career as a secondary science teacher. She has extensive teaching experience in senior secondary level science and environmental science in a variety of cultural contexts and under different education systems. She has a total of 12 years of teaching experience at various levels as a science teacher in Fiji, England and Australia.

Subhashni is currently a senior lecturer in science and sustainability education at James Cook University where she is involved in pre-service teacher education. She has published widely in both science and environmental education as well as applied science. Her PhD research investigated remote sensing and modelling techniques that contribute to better mapping and projected modelling of lantana, a weed of global significance, in an era of climate change. Her postdoctoral research involved the application of spatial technologies and species distribution modelling in investigating the impacts of climate change and weeds on endemic biodiversity in small island countries of the South Pacific Region.

Subhashni’s most recent area of research involves investigating educational benefits of school gardens on student learning outcomes, particularly in terms of scientific knowledge and skills, literacy and numeracy. Additionally, she is also involved in research investigating student knowledge and attitudes towards complex socio-scientific issues (SSIs) such as vaccination and antibiotic resistance.

Teaching
  • ED1411: Science and Sustainability in Education (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • ED2095: Science Education for Early Childhood (Level 2; TSV)
  • ED2492: Junior Curriculum 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • ED2493: Junior Curriculum 2 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • ED3293: Teaching for Learning 2 (Secondary) (Level 3; CNS)
  • ED5095: Research Dissertation (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5097: Research Design and Proposal (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5911: Education for Sustainability (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5913: Communicating Sustainability and Climate Change (Level 5; TSV)
  • ED5973: Science and Sustainability Education for Primary Teachers (Level 5; CNS)
  • ED5987: Internship/Service Learning (Level 5; CNS)
Interests
Research
  • Climate change impacts on endemic biodiversity and invasive plant species, with a specific focus on small island states
  • Science Education and Education for Sustainability in the context of pre-service teacher education
  • Scientific literacy and its role in student knowledge and attitudes towards socio-scientific issues
Teaching
  • Science and sustainability education
  • Science pedagogy
Experience
  • 2019 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Lecturer, University of New England (Armidale, NSW, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New England (Armidale, NSW, Australia)
  • 1992 to 2008 - Science Teacher, Various schools (Fiji, England, Australia)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2018 - Omani Research Council National Research Award for best research work in Education, Category 1
  • 2014 to 2016 - University of New England Postdoctoral fellowship Award
  • 2010 to 2011 - University of New England Strategic Top-Up Scholarship
  • 2008 to 2011 - Australian Postgraduate Award
Memberships
  • 2019 - Queensland College of Teachers - Full Teacher Registration
  • 2019 - Australian Association of Environmental Education
  • 2017 - NSW Educational Standards Authority - Full Teacher Registration
Publications

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  • An Investigation into enhancing student participation in calculus based senior mathematics in Queensland. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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