New Century Senior Physics
 - Concepts in Context

- by Richard Walding, Greg Rapkins
and Glenn Rossiter



Dr. Richard Walding - BAppSc, GradDipTch, MSc, MPhil, PhD, FAIP, FRACI, CChem.

  • Fellow of the  Royal Australian Chemical Institute; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics; Chartered Chemist.
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow - Griffith University, School of Science (2006 - ).
  • Australian Institute of Physics (Qld Branch) nominee for the Australian Physics Education Medal 2008.
  • Griffith University - Tutor - Senior Physics Curriculum for teacher-trainees (2007- )
  • Griffith University - Lecturer - Bangladesh "Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project, Science" (Griffith Uni) (2009- )
  • Head of Science Department at Moreton Bay College, Wynnum (1986-2006).
  • Has taught Physics, Chemistry and Junior Science at MBC for past 20 years (1986-2006) including Trial & Extended Trial-Pilot Chemistry and Physics.
  • Taught Physics, Chemistry and Junior Science at Wynnum North State High School for 10 years prior to that.
  • Chairman of the QSA Physics Syllabus Sub-Committee (1992-2006)
  • Member - Queensland Studies Authority State Review Panel for Physics (1995 syllabus), Trial-Pilot Physics (2002 syllabus), Extended Trial-Pilot Physics (2004 syllabus) and Senior Physics 2007 Syllabus (2006- current).
  • Member of QSA Science Syllabus Advisory Committee (1995-2003)
  • Member of QSA Physics Trial-Pilot Evaluation Committee (2002-2004)
  • QBSSSS representative on Years 1-10 Science Curriculum Development Project Advisory Committee (1998-2000)
  • PhD in "Sex Differences in Chemistry Problem Solving" - Griffith University
  • MPhil on "Computers in High School Science Education"
  • MSc on "Science, Technology and Society"
  • Works Chemist Queensland (Meggitt Ltd) for 5 years before entering teaching in 1976.
  • Presented workshops on Computer Interfacing; Electrocution; Important Substances - for Qld and Australian Science Teachers' Conferences (CONSTAQ, CONASTA).
  • Special interest in History of Science, Mechanics, Computer Interfacing, Pseudoscience, Nuclear Physics, Gender Equity in Science. Work published internationally.
  • Email waldingr49@yahoo.com.au

    Greg Rapkins - BAppSc, DipEd, BHMS, Grad Dip Ed Admin, M Ed Admin.
    It is with great regret that we announce that Greg passed away on 18 September 2009.

  • Former Head of Physics - Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong, and Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong.
  • Former Head of Science Department - St Joseph's College, Gregory Tce
  • Science and Physics teacher for 30 years at State and Private schools.
  • Board of Senior Secondary School Studies (Qld) Appointments:
  • Immediate past State Panel Chairman for Physics
  • Former Member of Physics Syllabus Sub-Committee
  • Former member of Science Syllabus Advisory Committee
  • Member of Review Procedures Committee
  • Written articles and reports of Physics Workprograms
  • Presented workshops for Physics teachers on work program writing.

    Glenn Rossiter - BAppSc, DipEd, MAIP, LAPS.

  • Member of Australian Institute of Physics; Member of STAQ; Member of Australian Photographic Society;
  • Former Senior Teacher, Science Department, Redcliffe State High School.
  • Taught Physics, Senior Maths with Education QLD; spent two years as Science Curriculum Officer (EOSD) with Department. Has also taught Junior Science, Junior Maths, Biology, Multistrand Science
  • Formerly STAQ Councillor (Physics, Jnr Science Convenor)
  • Has written numerous articles for Qld Science Teacher's Journal; co-author of Junior Secondary Science Project modules; author of Electronics booklets for Qld Science Teachers' Conference (CONSTAQ).
  • QSA (Queensland Studies Authority) Appointments:
  • A Past Chairman and member of Physics Syllabus Sub-committee
  • Past member and Chairman of State Physics Panel A05
  • Former member of Science Syllabus Advisory Committee
  • Assessor Senior Physics external examination.
  • Pilot Scan Panellist - Key Competencies Integration Project
  • Formerly a member of various curriculum committees
  • Interests in Electronics, Computing & Computer Interfacing, Robotics, Technology in Education, Photography and Digital Imaging. (PSQA Judge).
    Email: gmrossiter@optusnet.com.au

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