GCHEd Qld., BIT Qld., BSc(Hons) Qld., PhD Qld.

Dr Jack Wang is an early career lecturer in microbiology at UQ. Since 2010, he has coordinated courses in medical and molecular microbiology and serves as the microbiology major convenor. His work focuses on integrating the scientific method into all aspects of science education to drive the development of critical thinking skills in large student cohorts. In collaboration with leaders in microbiology and education, Dr Wang has integrated research-led learning experiences to a framework of undergraduate courses across the UQ microbiology major. These learning activities have immersed thousands of students into the inquiry-driven nature of science, while providing opportunities to utilise cutting-edge technology in microbiology research. His students have demonstrated learning gains in transferrable scientific skills as well as high levels of engagement. This work has attracted competitive grant funding, been disseminated in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, and Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) good-practice guides, culminating in a 2013 UQ Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award. Dr Wang is an emerging early-career academic who has demonstrated leadership in teaching and learning, and is dedicated to advancing science education.

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