Curriculum Vitae: Michael Michie

Michael Michie, TCert (Wollongong TC), BSc(Hons) (Wollongong), MSc (James Cook), PGradDipScEd (Curtin), MEd (Deakin)

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321 Trower Road
NAKARA NT 0810
AUSTRALIA
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Qualifications and training

Teachers Certificate, Wollongong Teachers College, 1968
Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Wollongong, 1965-7, 1972-75
Master of Science (by research), James Cook University, 1977-82
Postgraduate Diploma in Science Education, Curtin University of Technology, 1989-90
Master of Education (Science and Environmental Education), Deakin University, 1993-95

Currently enrolled: Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Science and Technology Education Research, University of Waikato, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Non-Award Courses

2007 Australian Academy of Science - Primary Connections tertiary facilitators course
2007 Indonesia Australia Language Foundation, Bali, Indonesia - Bahasa Indonesia intensive course, beginner level
2006-08   Casuarina Senior College (night school) - Indonesian
2000   Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Northern Territory University - Introduction to Yolngu languages and culture
1999   Casuarina Senior College – Creating your web page
1998   Northern Territory Department of Education – Culture studies in science education: Students’ indigenous culture versus the culture of science (co-convenor)
1996-98   Australian Association for Environmental Education National Professional Development Program - Teaching for a Sustainable World; Biodiversity and Ecologically Sustainable Development

Employment history

7/1999-present   Consultant, Michael Michie Consultant, consultancy services in science, marine and environmental education, and Indigenous science education. Publisher, Just Add Water Publications. Relief teaching, primary and secondary schools. Editor, Indigenous Science Network Bulletin. Volunteer - NT Herbarium.
Including: Part time lecturer, Charles Darwin University, science education, Graduate Diploma in Education (semester 2, 2000);  marker/tutor, Science Education (Primary), (semester 3, 2004/05; semester 2, 2005; semester 1, 2006; semester 2, 2007), Community of Learners (semester 1, 2007); course developer (Science Education, 2007; Science Literacy, 2008)
Part time lecturer, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (term 2, 2001), science, mathematics, computing (Certificate III in Preparation for Tertiary Studies)
Teaching principal, Pularumpi School (semester 1, 2002);  Acting principal, Peppimenarti School (October, 2001)
Teacher, Kormilda College, Darwin (term 1, 2001), science/mathematics 
   Council of Internationally Accredited Schools (Australia) accreditation teams: Marryatville High School, Adelaide (2003); Woodcroft College (2004)
6/1994-7/1999   Principal Education Officer, Science (Executive Teacher 7), Curriculum Branch, Board of Studies Services Division/Curriculum & Assessment, NT Department of Education. Development and implementation of curriculum and assessment for Science, advise on policy; Executive officer, Science Subject Area Committee; Professional development, moderation, leadership in the learning area, development of curriculum support materials, interdepartmental liaison
7/1987-6/1994   Project Officer Channel Island Field Study Centre (ET2) - CASU 1994; Education Officer (ET2) 1990-1993; Field Officer (Band 1) 1987-89, (NT Department of Education). Teach at and manage CIFSC; prepare curriculum and interpretative material; administer and maintain resources of CIFSC; carry out professional development; provide educational leadership in the area of environmental education; liaise with other appropriate organisations
1986-7/1987   Band 1 Teacher - Science, Maths, Computing, Sanderson High School. Teacher; pastoral care; curator of geology collection; assist in operation of computer room; preparation of courses - marine studies, problem solving
1976-1985   Band 1 Teacher - Science, Geology, Computer Studies, Mathematics; Acting Senior Teacher (Science, June/July 1980), Darwin High School. Teacher; pastoral care; curator of geology collection; coordinator of faculty appraisal; assist in preparation of new junior science course (internal), year 11 earth science (NT BOS) course
also 1979   Part-time lecturer (Geology), Darwin Community College. Teaching and assessment of course
7/1973-1975   Relief teacher (while completing BSc), Wollongong schools
1972-7/1973   Teacher - Science, Lake Illawarra High School, NSW. Teaching, preparation of program; supervision of other teachers, faculty resources
1969-1971   Teacher - Science, Baradine Central School, NSW. Teaching, preparation of program; supervision of resources

Publications, presentations and workshops (refereed papers shown in bold)

Educational

2005 Language-culture incommensurability of non-Asian indigenous groups. In Loo Seng Piew & Chona Q. Sarmiento (Eds.), Southeast Asian and Japanese cultural influences on the understanding of scientific concepts. Project report to the Japanese Foundation, Project No. 17 RIE-RC –A05086.
Language-culture incommensurability of non-Asian indigenous groups. Paper  presented at the conference, Southeast Asian and Japanese Cultural Influences on the Understanding of Scientific Concepts, Penang, Malaysia, 3-5 October 2005.
Writing about Australian Indigenous Science for a junior secondary textbook: Some considerations. Paper  presented at the 36th annual conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Hamilton, New Zealand, July 2005.
Engaging with Australian Indigenous Science. Workshop presented at CONASTA 54, Melbourne, Vic., July 2005. (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/engaging.htm)
Panel member, " Issues in Indigenous numeracy", Adults Learning Mathematics 12th International Conference, Melbourne, Vic., July 2005. 
   Thomson Nelson: Science Edge3, Year 9. Chapter 1: Australian Indigenous science.
2004 “Teacher as culture broker”: Work in progress. Paper presented at the 35th annual conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Armidale NSW, 7-10 July 2004.
Teaching science to Indigenous students. Presentation to Graduate Diploma students, School of Education, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, 24 May 2004.
Teaching science to Indigenous students: Teacher as culture broker or is it something else? Paper presented at the annual international conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Vancouver BC, 1-3 April 2004.
2003 An affirmation of the place of indigenous knowledge in developing globalised science curriculum. Paper prepared for Indigenous Science Network.
The role of culture brokers in intercultural science education: A research proposal. Paper presented at the 34th annual conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Melbourne Vic, July 2003.
2002   From vision to reality. Workshop presented at Sharing Resources, SEANT/AAEE conference, Darwin, May 2002 (with Graeme Sawyer).
   Wetlands of the Top End of the Northern Territory. Professional development CD-ROM (with Bob Whiteford).
   Why Indigenous science should be included in the school science curriculum. Australian Science Teachers’ Journal, 48(2), 36-40.
2001    Science and Information Technology workshop, Quality Teacher Program, Alice Springs, October 2001.
   Why I think indigenous science should be included in the school science curriculum. Paper presented at the 32nd annual conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Sydney NSW, July 2001.
   Working scientifically. Keynote address/workshop, Primary Science Conference, Science Teachers Association of the NT, Darwin, March 2001.
   Revitalising Indigenous science education: A synthesis of the Northern Territory experience. Northern Territory Institute for Education Research Symposium Proceedings, pp. 39-46.
   Evaluation of year 10 moderation - 1998-99. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 19/20, 38-45.
   Providing teacher support materials for curriculum developments incorporating intercultural understandings in teaching science. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 19/20, 59-68 (with Mark Linkson).
 2000   ‘Compliance’ in health: Learning lessons from indigenous science education. Paper presented at the Australian Medical Association conference, Darwin NT, 22-24 November 2000 (with Fred McConnel)
   Providing teacher support materials for curriculum developments incorporating intercultural understandings in teaching science. Paper presented at the 31st annual conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Fremantle WA, 29 June – 1 July 2000 (with Mark Linkson).
   Revitalising Indigenous science education: A synthesis of the Northern Territory experience. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Health and Education Research Symposium of the NT Institute of Educational Research, Darwin, May 2000.
1999   Intercultural understandings in teaching science: A handbook for teachers. Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Education (with Mark Linkson).
   Interfacing western science and indigenous knowledge: A Northern Territory perspective. Science and Mathematics Education Papers 1999, 265-286 (with Mark Linkson).
   Where are Indigenous peoples and their knowledge in the reforming of learning, curriculum and pedagogy? Paper presented at the 5th UNESCO-ACEID International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-16 December 1999.
   Interfacing western science and indigenous knowledge: A Northern Territory perspective. Paper presented at the 30th Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand (with Mark Linkson, July).
1998   Getting amongst mangroves. Wetland Journal, 10(1), 8-11.
   Factors influencing secondary science teachers to organise and conduct field trips. Australian Science Teachers' Journal, 44(4), 45-52.
   Beyond bush tucker: Implementing Indigenous perspectives through the science curriculum. Proceedings of the 47th Australian Science Teachers Conference, Darwin NT, (ed. M. Michie), pp. 101-110 (with Jane Anlezark and Didamain Uibo).
   Crossing borders: Understanding differing worldviews of science through the Northern Territory science curriculum. Proceedings of the Australasian Joint Regional Conference of GASAT and IOSTE (ed. J E Goodell), pp. 441-448.
   Beyond bush tucker: Implementing Indigenous perspectives through the science curriculum. Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association, Darwin (with Jane Anlezark and Didamain Uibo, July).
   Factors influencing secondary science teachers to take field trips. Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference, Darwin (July).
1997   Curriculum refocus: Environment and education. Directions in Education, 6(6), 4.
   Science teachers talk about excursions. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 16, 59-82.
   Biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 16, 83-86.
   Crossing borders: Under-standing differing worldviews of science through the Northern Territory science curriculum. Paper presented at GASAT/IOSTE Joint Regional Conference, Perth (December).
   Biodiversity and ESD. Paper presented at Earthlinks '97, Hobart (January).
1996   Field trips aren't worth the effort... or are they? Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 15, 25-29.
   Influences on secondary science teachers to take field trips. Unpublished M Ed project report, Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Geelong.
   Biodiversity and ESD. AAEE National Professional Development Program Train-the-Trainers Workshop (February).
1995   Evaluating teacher perceptions of programs at a field study centre. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 14, 82-92.
   Plant use on Groote Eylandt. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 14, 93-94.
   Mangrove madness: A magical mystery tour of the southern Queensland mangrove habitat. Proceedings of the 1993 National Marine Education Society of Australasia Conference, pp. 37-42 (with J Burnett, D Claridge, J Rebgetz and G Leiper).
   Biodiversity and Ecologically Sustainable Development - Readings. Australian Association for Environmental Education (with Bob Whiteford and Ros McMillan).
   Biodiversity and Ecologically Sustainable Development - Study Guide. Northern Territory University/Australian Association for Environmental Education.
   Field trips aren't worth the effort... or are they? Conference of the Science Teachers Association of the Northern Territory (CONSTANT 18, October).
   Mangroves—two habitats in one. Marine Education Society of Australasia Workshop, Jervis Bay (November)
1994   Writing reports from excursions. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 13, 61-65.
   Exploring wetlands - 1993 NMEA Conference "Where the River Meets the Sea". Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 13, 94-96.
1993   Urban geology of Darwin: an update. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 12, 35-38.
   Daylight astronomy. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 12, 39-41.
   The use of mangroves by Aborigines in Northern Australia. Channel Island Field Study Centre Occasional Paper, No. 5.
   The Environment and Environmental Education in the Northern Territory. 6th National Outdoor Educators Conference, Darwin (January).
   Mangrove education, Australian style. National Marine Educators Association Conference, New Orleans (August).
   Mangrove madness—a magical mystery tour of the southern Queensland mangrove habitat. Marine Education Society of Australasia, Gold Coast (with J Burnett, D Claridge, J Rebgetz and G Leiper, October)
1992   Interacting with the sea: Threatened species and threatened habitats in the ocean. NT Threatened Species Conference Proceedings, 38-40.
   Will the real Roy G. Biv stand up? Science Teachers Association of the NT Magazine, 2, 11.
   Industry/Education Co-operation in the Northern Territory: three case studies. Australian College of Education National Conference, Darwin (with Bill Palmer and Brian Robertson, July).
   There are threatened species in the sea, too. Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference, Perth (October).
1990   Mangroves: A new look. Channel Island Field Study Centre Occasional Paper, No. 3.
   Environmental education in the Top End; the Channel Island Field Study Centre. Channel Island Field Study Centre Occasional Paper, No. 4.
   Radioactive decay. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 36(3), 87-88.
   Science and literature: No substitute for doing science! Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 10, 5-6.
   The Channel Island Field Study Centre: A centre for environmental education. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 10, 19-21.
   A Powerhouse of Science, Technology and Society. Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association, Alice Springs (July).
1989   Mangroves: a new look. Marine Education Society of Australasia Conference, Lorne (November).
1986   Urban geology of Darwin. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 6, 91-95.
1984   Geology around Darwin and potential excursion sites. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 5, 17-22.
1983   CONSTANT 6: Anthropology and geology excursion. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 4, 40-44.
1982   "Designing school-based Year 11 Earth Science courses": conference report. Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, 3, 22-26.

Scientific

2004 Wightman, Danaher, Dunning, Beumer & Michie. Mangroves. In: National Oceans Office. Description of key species groups in the Northern Planning Area. National Oceans Office: Hobart.
1991   Seawater salinity and temperature measurements from Port Darwin 1972 - 1976. (with D. Grey and R. Griffen); NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Fishery Report No 24.
1988   Sediments, sedimentary environments and palaeoenvironments of Port Darwin. In H K. Larson, M G. Michie and J R. Hanley (eds), Darwin Harbour. Australian National University North Australia Research Unit Mangrove Monograph No. 4, pp 32-41.
1987   The distribution of foraminifera in a macrotidal tropical estuary: Port Darwin, Northern Territory of Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 39(2), 249-259.
   Sediments, sedimentary environments and palaeoenvironments of Port Darwin. Darwin Harbour workshop, Australian Marine Science Association (September).
   Biogeographical pressures and foraminiferal distribution in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia. Cenozoic of the Australian Region Conference, Warrnambool (December, poster).
1985   Foraminiferal biogeography of Northern Australia. Research in Progress (University Planning Authority), 3, 64-66.
1984   Holocene foraminifera from the Camerons Beach chenier plain, Shoal Bay, Northern Territory, Addendum 1 to Hickey, S H., 1981, Preliminary investigation of stranded beach ridges, Shoal Bay, NT. A small chenier plain? Northern Territory Geological Survey Technical Report GS81/1 (unpublished).
1983   Recent benthic foraminifera of Port Darwin, Northern Territory of Australia. Unpublished MSc thesis, Department of Geology, James Cook University of North Queensland.
1982   Use of the Bray-Curtis similarity measure in cluster analysis of foraminiferal data, Mathematical Geology, 14(6), 661-667.
1978   Data manipulation in cluster analysis and the concept of zero presence, Mathematical Geology, 10(4), 335-345.

Editorial

1998-2008 Indigenous Science Network Bulletin (http://www.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie)
2000   Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal (STANT Journal)
1998   D Bowden, 1998. The Mekong River Basin: Case studies in biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development. Adelaide: Australian Association for Environmental Education.
   Proceedings of the 47th Australian Science Teachers Conference, Darwin NT, 1998. Darwin: Science Teachers Association of the NT.
1996-98   Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Environmental Education
1996   B Whiteford, 1996. Nature and people in Indonesia: Case studies in biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development. Adelaide: Asia Education Foundation and Australian Association for Environmental Education.
   Southern Temperate Australia: Case studies in biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development. Adelaide: Australian Association for Environmental Education.
1995   Window on the Territory No. 6, 1995. Darwin: NT Department of Education.
   M Michie, B Whiteford and R McMillan, 1995. Biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development - Readings. Adelaide: Australian Association for Environmental Education.
   B Whiteford, 1995. The wet-dry tropics: Case studies in biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development. Adelaide: Australian Association for Environmental Education.
   P Adamson, B Rose, R Millington, R Ledgar and P Waudby, 1995. Australian arid region: Case studies in biodiversity and ecologically sustainable development. Adelaide: Australian Association for Environmental Education.
1993   Dave Claridge and John Burnett, 1993. Mangroves in Focus. Ashmore: Wet Paper.
   Window on the Territory No. 5, 1993. Darwin: NT Department of Education.
1988 H K. Larson, M G. Michie and J R. Hanley (eds), 1988. Darwin Harbour. Australian National University North Australia Research Unit Mangrove Monograph No. 4.

Associated research - published

2004 Glen Wightman. (2004). Mangroves in the Northern Planning Area - a report to the National Oceans Office, January 2004
2004 Marion Houldsworth. (2004). Red dust rising. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University.
1992 Noel Gough. (1992). Blueprints for grEEning schools. Melbourne: Gould League.
Bob Moffatt, 1992. Marine Studies. Ashmore: Wet Paper.

General

Field Notes (Channel Island Field Study Centre) - 1988-1994
Marine Threatened Species miniposters - Dugong, Irrawaddy Dolphin, Sea Turtles, Sperm Whale
Mangroves: plant, forest, habitat (information pamphlet)
Compasses: getting the right direction ("Tips for Teachers", pamphlet)
Northern Territory Environmental Education Resource List 1994.
Why is it a mangrove? (draft)
The six seasons of the wet-dry tropics (draft)
An Annotated Mangrove Reading List

Book Reviews

Various book reviews have been published in Field Notes, CASU Teacher Resource Centre Newsletter, Australian Science Teachers Journal, Science Teachers Association of the NT Journal, Undercurrents, Wetland Journal (USA)

Web site design and maintenance

Michael Michie’s Home Page (www.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie)

Indigenous Science Network (www.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/network.html)

Current membership of professional associations

1976-present   Science Teachers Association of NT  
STANT Council 1978-79, 1982-84, 1999-2004; CONASTA 47 Committee 1997-98; CONSTANT Convenor 1979, 2000, Committee 1983; Publications Subcommittee 1984; associate editor 1992-2001; webmaster 2003-2005; presenter at CONASTA and CONSTANT. 
Previously member of Science Teachers Association of NSW, 1969-75.
1986-present   Australian Geographical Society  
Foundation member
1988-present   Australian Association for Environmental Education
Northern Territory: Professional Development Program Committee, 1993-96; workshop committee, 1997; Joint Council representative, 1997-99. State delegate, 1999-2001.  
National: Editor NPDP Biodiversity and Ecologically Sustainable Development (1995-98). Reviewer and Editorial Board Australian Journal of Environmental Education (1996-98). Reference group, National EE Needs survey (1997).
1990-present   Australasian Science Education Research Association  
Member; national conference organising committee 1997-98; presented papers 1998-2001, 2003-2005.
1998-present   Indigenous Science Network 
Convenor and bulletin editor (http://www.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/network.html)
2004-present National Association for Research in Science Teaching
Member; attended and presented paper at 2004 conference (Vancouver)
2004-present Cultural Studies in Science Education group (CSSE)
Member
2005-present Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
Member
2005-present Southeast Asia Culture and Science group (SACAS)
Member; attended and presented at Penang RECSAM workshop, 2005; paper submitted for publication

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