Dr Tim Strohfeldt - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Tim Strohfeldt

B.Sc (Hons) Melb., Dip.Ed. Melb.

  • Lecturer in Science Education and Outdoor Environmental Studies
+61 7 5456 5049
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SD C.2.48
Sunshine Coast
Dr Tim Strohfeldt

Tim Strohfeldt is a Lecturer at University of the Sunshine Coast with over two decades prior experience as a science teacher, outdoor educator and curriculum leader in Queensland and Victorian schools. He teaches Science Education courses in undergraduate and Master of Teaching programs, plus Outdoor Environmental Studies for undergraduate students. Tim prioritises active learning, experiential learning and student partnership in his teaching practice.

Tim has recently completed his PhD that explored preservice teachers’ encounters with educational technology at university and in schools. The research provided insights into why educators use technology in ways that diverge from research, policy, and compliance expectations, and related education reform (and non-reform) dynamics. Tim’s further research interests centre on teacher education and science education, with recent attention to Science and STEM at the primary/secondary divide.


Research areas

  • educational technology
  • teacher education
  • science and STEM education
  • education reform and non-reform
  • survey design, quantitative/qualitative/mixed methods

Teaching areas

  • Science Education
  • Outdoor and Environmental Studies
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy

Tim Strohfeldt's specialist areas of knowledge include: education, physiology, science education, biology, childhood education.

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