Kate Thompson BSc (Hons) (Env. Sci.), Grad. Cert. Env. Mgt., PhD

Senior Research Associate

University of Sydney, CoCo Research Centre

City
Sydney, Australia
Discipline
Education
Interests
Learning technologies and new media Learning, cognition and motivation
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About

I submitted my PhD in December 2007 and have since worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Senior Research Associate at CoCo Research Centre. My research interests lie broadly in the field of using technology for environmental education. This includes research into using simulation models (system dynamics models and agent based models), mobile learning, online learning and more recently learning in virtual worlds. Other research that I have been involved in includes how teams work together in online learning environments, and understanding complex systems. I am a co-convenor of the Special Interest Group for Emerging Researchers in the Australian Association of Environmental Education.
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Publications

  • Public Understanding of Science warming ”

    Whitmarsh L

    Public Understanding of Science (2009)

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  • More from the Horse ’ s Mouth : What scientists say about science as a social practice

    Routledge P

    International Journal of Science Education (2010)

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  • Effects of cloud parameterization on the simulation of climate changes in the GISS GCM

    Yao M, Del Genio A

    Journal of Climate (1999)

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  • Environmental Modelling & Software Modeling climate change uncertainties in water resources management models

    Teegavarapu R

    Environmental Modelling and Software (2010)

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  • Environmental Modelling & Software NetLogo meets R : Linking agent-based models with a toolbox for their analysis

    Thiele J, Grimm V

    Environmental Modelling and Software (2010)

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  • Computers & Education Patterns of use of an agent-based model and a system dynamics model : The application of patterns of use and the impacts on learning outcomes

    Thompson K, Reimann P

    Computers & Education (2010)

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  • Mediated Modeling : Using Collaborative Processes to Integrate Scientist and Stakeholder Knowledge about Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Urban Ecosystem Mediated Modeling : Using Collaborative Processes to Integrate Scientist and Stakeholder Knowledge abou

    Forster C

    Society (2010)

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  • Trails Chapter 2009.pdf

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  • Trails in education References 2010 05 18

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  • Behavioural responses to climate change : Asymmetry of intentions and impacts

    Whitmarsh L

    Journal of Environmental Psychology (2010)

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  • International Journal of Science Education An investigation of middle school students ' alternative conceptions of global warming An investigation of middle school students ' alternative conceptions of global warming

    Rye J, Rubba P, Wiesenmayer R, Virginia W

    International Journal (1997)

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  • The Need for Climate Change in Education By David Selby

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  • WriteProc : A Framework for Exploring Collaborative Writing Processes

    Southavilay V, Yacef K, Calvo R

    Analysis (2009)

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  • Understanding public complacency about climate change : adults ’ mental models of climate change violate conservation of matter

    Sterman J, Booth L

    Climatic Change (2007)

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  • Will climate change overwhelm fire management capacity ?

    Podur J, Wotton M

    Ecological Modelling (2010)

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  • Concept Mapping to Reveal Prior Knowledge and Conceptual Change in a Mock Summit Course on Global Climate Change

    Rebich S

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  • Promoting Systems Thinking through Biology Lessons

    Riess W, Mischo C

    International Journal of Science Education (2010)

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  • Attributing physical and biological impacts to anthropogenic climate change

    Rosenzweig C, Karoly D, Vicarelli M, Neofotis P, Wu Q, Casassa G et al.

    Nature (2008)

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  • Teacher scripts in science teaching

    Monteiro R, Carrillo J, Aguaded S

    Teaching and Teacher Education (2010)

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  • Does STES-Oriented Science Education Promote 10th-Grade Students ’ Decision-Making Capability ?

    Nahum T, Ben-chaim D, Azaiza I, Herskovitz O, Zoller U

    International Journal of Science Education (2010)

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  • ‘ Strange changes ’: Indigenous perspectives of climate change and adaptation in NE Arnhem Land ( Australia )

    Petheram L, Zander K, Campbell B, High C, Stacey N

    Global Environmental Change (2010)

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  • Awakening the Scientist Inside : Global Climate Change and the Nature of Science in an Elementary Science Methods Course

    Matkins J, Bell R

    Journal of Science Teacher Education (2007)

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  • CLARIFYING CLIMATE CONFUSION : ADDRESSING SYSTEMIC HOLES , COGNITIVE GAPS , AND MISCONCEPTIONS THROUGH CLIMATE LITERACY

    Mccaffrey M, Buhr S

    Literacy (2008)

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  • Predicting survival , reproduction and abundance of polar bears under climate change

    Molnár P, Derocher A, Thiemann G, Lewis M

    Biological Conservation (2010)

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  • Developing and evaluating a strategy for learning from animations

    Kombartzky U, Ploetzner R, Schlag S, Metz B

    Learning and Instruction (2010)

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  • CLIMATE CHANGE RISK PERCEPTION AND POLICY PREFERENCES : THE ROLE OF AFFECT , IMAGERY , AND VALUES

    Leiserowitz A

    Climatic Change (2006)

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  • An analysis of student ’ patterns of exploration with NetLogo models embedded in the Connected Chemistry environment

    Levy S, Wilensky U

    Focus (2005)

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  • Conservation strategies in response to rapid climate change : Australia as a case study

    Lindenmayer D, Steffen W, Burbidge A, Hughes L, Kitching R, Musgrave W et al.

    Biological Conservation (2010)

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  • Awakening the Scientist Inside : Global Climate Change and the Nature of Science in an Elementary Science Methods Course

    Matkins J, Bell R

    Journal of Science Teacher Education (2007)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Environmental Modelling & Software Environmental chemistry through intelligent atmospheric data analysis

    Gross D, Atlas R, Rzeszotarski J, Turetsky E, Christensen J, Benzaid S et al.

    Environmental Modelling & Software (2010)

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  • MISCONCEPTIONS : BARRIERS TO IMPROVED CLIMATE LITERACY

    Harrington J

    Geography (2008)

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  • Jonassen_2009_modelling_thinking_processes.pdf

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  • Multilevel Effects of Student and Classroom Factors on Elementary Science Achievement in Five Countries

    Kaya S, Rice D

    International Journal of Science Education (2010)

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  • Young adolescents ' metacognition and domain knowledge as predictors of hypothesis-development performance in a computer-supported context Young adolescents ’ metacognition and domain knowledge as predictors of hypothesis-development performance in a comp

    Jeong H, Pedersen S

    Educational Psychology (2010)

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  • Improving Prospective Teachers ’ Knowledge about Scientific Models and Modelling : Design and evaluation of a

    Routledge P

    International Journal of Science Education (2010)

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  • Title:Complexity and collapse: empires on the edge of Chaos.(exhibition of Thomas Cole's "The Course of Empire" paintings at the New-York Historical Society) Pub:Foreign

    Foreign Affairs (2010)

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  • Sustainable Land Use in Australia Development and Accreditation of an Applied Climate Education Unit for Sustainable Land Use in Australia

    Taylor P

    Fisheries (Bethesda) (2007)

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  • HOW CAN WE BEST REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING ? SCHOOL STUDENTS ’ IDEAS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

    Daniel B, Stanisstreet M, Boyes E

    Environmental Education Research (2004)

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  • Climate Change ? Who Knows ? A Comparison of Secondary Students and Pre-service Teachers

    Boon H

    Journal of Teacher Education (2010)

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  • Educational Psychology in Practice Working with teachers to promote children ' s participation through pupil- led research pupil-led research

    Burton D, Smith M, Woods K

    Educational Psychology in Practice (2010)

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  • International Journal of Educational Development Education responses to climate change and quality : Two parts of the same agenda ?

    Bangay C, Blum N

    International Journal of Educational Development (2010)

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  • Ecosystem modelling for environmental education: From stocks and flows to behavior and interactions

    Reimann P, Thompson K

    Model-based approaches to learning: Using systems models and simulations to improve understanding and problem solving in complex domains (2009)

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Professional experience

Senior Research Associate

University of Sydney, CoCo Research Centre

January 2010 - Present

Education history

The University of Sydney

PhD

January 2004 - December 2007 (3 years 11 months)