BSc (Melb), BEd, PhD (Monash)

Richard Gunstone is Emeritus Professor of Science and Technology Education at Monash University. He continues to research school and undergraduate science learning, assessment of learning and the nature of the science curriculum. He is currently working on understanding the specific difficulties of electricity learning and teaching, values in science teaching and curriculum, metacognition and student learning, and the development of science ideas in pre-school children.

Memberships / Fellowships

  • Life Member, Science Teachers' Association of Victoria
  • 'Distinguished Contributions to Research' 2014, National Association for Research on Teaching (USA)
  • Gunstone, R., Mulhall, P. & McKittrick, B. (in press) Considering complexities in learning and teaching mechanics and electricity. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Gunstone, R. (ed.) (2015) The Encyclopedia of Science Education (Vols. 1 & 2) Dordrecht: Springer
  • Corrigan, D., Gunstone, R. & Jones, A. (eds)(2015) Valuing assessment in science education: Pedagogy, curriculum, policy. Dordrecht: Springer
  • Corrigan, D., Dillon, J. & Gunstone, R. (eds)(2011) The professional knowledge base of science teaching. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Corrigan, D., Dillon, J. & Gunstone, R. (eds)(2007) The re-emergence of values in the science curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Fensham, P., Gunstone, R. & White, R. (eds)(1994) The Content of Science. London: Falmer Press.
  • White, R. and Gunstone, R. (1992) Probing Understanding. London: Falmer Press.