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Stephen Kessell
Associate Professor, National Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics
Curtin University of Technology

Stephen Kessell joined Curtin University in 1987 after an extensive career in government (USA, Canadian, and Australian federal departments) and the private sector (as managing director of three different software development companies). He spent 1987-96 as associate professor and foundation head of the Department of Geographic Information Systems in the School of Computing (where he was also the undergraduate course coordinator). In 1996, he joined the National Key Centre for School Science and Mathematics.

Initially trained in astronomy and ecology at Amherst College and Cornell University, Kessell has become increasingly involved with science and IT teaching and education research at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. He currently is involved in action research programs in six Perth schools that are using IT and multimedia in a growing range of subjects, and he is the principal investigator on a three-year longitudinal evaluation of Penrhos College's "laptop computers across the curriculum" program. In 1999, Kessell designed a Graduate Certificate in Learning Technologies, taught entirely via the WWW and a CD-ROM, for the on-going professional development of classroom teachers worldwide.

Kessell is the author of two science textbooks, many book chapters, and more than 100 scientific publications.

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  • Creating a Web-based Learning Technologies Degree for K-12 Teachers
    // Faculty and Staff Development, July/August 2000
  • Postgraduate Courses on the WWW: Teaching the Teachers and Educating the Professors
    // Faculty and Staff Development, February 1999