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I’m focused on effective pedagogy in the science and maths classroom

Dr Harry Kanasa is a Lecturer in Science Education at Griffith University. With two decades of teaching experience he has taught students from prep to post graduate level. He specialises in science and mathematics education with a passion for exploring new pedagogies and sharing this with teachers. Harry has extensive experience with research partnerships having played a pivotal role in Griffith University’s project in leading change in the Junior Secondary transitions in Queensland schools. Harry recently created a video which highlights his experiences in using ePortfolios in a Master of Education course. The video can be found here.

Dr Harry Kanasa

School of Education and Professional Studies

Lecturer in Science Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Scientific Literacy
  • STEM Education
  • Giftedness
  • Effective Pedagogy in Maths and Science Education

Speeches, Seminars and Presentations

Harry is available for speaking engagements, he has presented in the field of science all over Australia, a highlight includes:

  • (2015). Scaffolding experimental inquiry. CONASTA 64 – Annual conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association, Perth, WA.



Industry Experience

Harry is actively involved in the community highlighted by his involvement in science and mathematics gifted education with BRAINways. He teaches a diverse range of topics such as algebra for little hands, neuroanatomy, the physics of toys and calculus made easy amongst others. He also provides professional learning to schools on science and mathematics topics.

Professional Memberships:

  • ASERA - Australasian Science Educations Researchers Association
  • MERGA – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia


Research Expertise

Harry is highly engaged in research. His his interests focus around: Junior Secondary reform in Queensland Schools, Blended and online learning in Higher Education, Food Literacy in the early years, Australian Indigenous perspectives in the sciences and Inquiry based learning in the sciences.

Some of Harry’s publications include: see full list on my staff page

  • The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Implementing an Educational change model
    Year: 2013                                                                             Journal: Australian Journal of Early Childhood
  • Teacher self-efficacy and middle years teaching: An insight into a unique cohort of middle years teachers
    Year: 2013                                                                             Journal: Australian Journal of Middle Schooling

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