Professor Roy Tasker

Professor Roy Tasker

PROFESSOR,
Dean's Unit - School of Science and Health

Biography

After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1978 he obtained his PhD in synthetic inorganic chemistry at the University of Otago in 1982. Following teaching positions at Brisbane Grammar School, the University of Tasmania, and the University of Adelaide, he was appointed as a Foundation Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney in 1985. He is now Professor of Chemical Education with primary teaching responsibilities at first-year level, and research interests in the use of molecular-level visualisation and interactive multimedia for learning chemistry.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Otago
  • DipEd University of Queensland
  • BSc University of Queensland

UWS Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Science and Health

Contact

Email: R.Tasker@uws.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1437
Mobile: 0418279169
Location: K12.71
Hawkesbury
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Tasker, R. (2005), 'Using Multimedia to Visualise the Molecular World: Educational Theory into Practice', Chemists' Guide to Effective Teaching, Prentice Hall 0131493922.

Journal Articles

  • Williamson, V., Lane, S., Gilbreath, T., Tasker, R., Ashkenazi, G., Williamson, K. and MacFarlane, R. (2012), 'The effect of viewing order of macroscopic and particulate visualizations on students particulate explanations', Journal of Chemical Education, vol 89, no 8 , pp 979 - 987.
  • Tasker, R. and Dalton, R. (2006), 'Research into practice: Visualisation of the molecular world using animations', Chemistry Education Research and Practice, vol 7, no 2 , pp 141 - 159.
  • Velazquez-Marcano, A., Williamson, V., Ashkenazi, G., Tasker, R. and Williamson, K. (2004), 'The use of video demonstrations and particulate animation in general chemistry', Journal of Science Education and Technology, vol 13, no 3 , pp 315 - 323.

Conference Papers

  • Tasker, R., Yeung, A., Schmid, S. and Miller, J. (2005), 'The Influence of Student Engagement with Online Pre-laboratory Work Modules on Academic Performance in First Year Chemistry', UniServe Science Blended Learning in Science Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Sydney.
  • Tasker, R., Miller, J., Kemmett, C. and Bedgood, D. (2003), 'Analysis of Student Engagement with Online Chemistry Modules Using Tracking Data', 20th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computersin Learning in Tertiary Education, University of Adelaide.
  • Dalton, R., Tasker, R. and Ssleet, R. (2001), 'Representations as a Learning Strategy in Chemistry', Proceedings of the Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop, .
  • Dalton, R., Tasker, R. and Sleet, R. (2001), 'Research into Practice: Using Molecular Representations as a Learning Strategy in Chemistry', Proceedings of the Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop, University of Sydney.

Research

Previous Projects

Title: Design principles for effective molecular visualisations in chemistry
Years: 2005-01-01 - 2007-12-31
ID: P0014174
UWS Researchers: Roy Tasker
Funding:
  • USA National Science Foundation
Title: Tasker VisChem R & D
Years: 2000-06-18 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0013294
UWS Researchers: Roy Tasker
Funding:
  • Linkwest
Title: MediaChem - action research, development and commercialization of an e-learning program in undergraduate chemistry
Years: 2002-05-10 - 2006-08-31
ID: P0011422
UWS Researchers: Roy Tasker
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Crossing thresholds in secondary school biology
Years: 2009-08-13 - 2011-04-30
ID: P00017132
UWS Researchers: Pauline Ross, Roy Tasker and Betty Gill
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education & Training

Supervision

Professor Tasker is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Evaluation of the Use of Molecular-level Animations in Secondary School Chemistry Teaching in Thailand
Field of Research:

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