Science and STEM education
Industry and technology links with science education
Teaching strategies to enhance student understanding
Deb is the Director of Education Futures, an innovative think tank that undertakes cutting edge translational research, conducts roundtables, forums and other events for educators and policy makers, and regularly publishes thought-leadership pieces in current and future priority areas of educational practice.
Deb's research covers a wide range of teaching and learning issues, but is chiefly driven by the aim to make school students enthusiastic about learning science and, more recently, STEM. Deb has done extensive work at state and federal level in curriculum development and policy. One of her key concerns is the need for teachers to take both context and students into account so that classrooms become more than just a place for mastering facts.
Deborah Corrigan's Articles
One-off system-level literacy and numeracy tests such as NAPLAN fail to take into account contexts and individual differences among students.