Dayle Anderson

Dr Dayle Anderson has extensive experience in science education research and professional learning for teachers. She has worked as a scientist, primary teacher, deputy principal, and teacher educator. She was a senior lecturer at Ako Pai o Te Herenga Waka and previously the Wellington College of Education from 2002- 2021.

Dayle’s research focuses on ways to support teachers to develop science programmes that enable students to develop capabilities for confident and competent engagement with science as citizens.  She has an ongoing interest in the effective integration of science with other learning areas, particularly drama, and literacy, for this purpose. Her current projects include one funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative investigating the potential of participation in Online Citizen Projects as a way of developing both science capability and digital technology competency: On2Science. Dayle is a science education facilitator for the Science Teaching Leadership Programme administered by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Recent publications:

  • Baskerville, D., & Anderson, D. (2021). Responding to climate change: developing primary children’s capability to engage with science through drama. In P. White, K. van Cuylenburg, & J. Raphael (Eds.), Science and Drama: Contemporary and Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning. Springer.
  • Buntting, C., Doyle, C., Anderson, D., & Luczak-Roesch, M. (2021). Weaving a web of connections through online citizen science. New Zealand Annual Review of Education.
  • Anderson, D., & Buntting, C., with Coton, M., Luczak-Roesch,M., Doyle, C., Pierson, C., Li, Y., Glasson, B., Brieseman, C., Boucher, M., & Christenson, D.,  (2021). Using online citizen science to develop students’ science capabilities. Curriculum Matters 16: 2020. (NZCER).
  • Baskerville, D., & Anderson, D. (2020). “People Don’t Understand”: Children Learning Through Drama as a Way to Develop Student Voice. In L. Hogg, K. Stockbridge, C. Achieng-Evensen, & S. SooHoo (Eds.) Pedagogies of with-ness: Students, teachers, voice, and agency. Gorham, ME: Myers Education Press.
  • Anderson, D., Luczac-Roesch, M., Doyle, C., Li, J., Glasson, B., Pierson, C., Christenson, D.,  Brieseman, C., Coton, M., & Boucher, M. (2020). Online citizen science in the classroom: Engaging with real science and STEM to develop capabilities for citizenship. In A. Fitzgerald, C. Haeusler, & L. Pfeiffer (Eds.), STEM Education in Primary Classrooms: Unravelling Contemporary Approaches in Australia and New Zealand. London:Routledge.
  • Averill, R., Te Maro. P., Anderson, D., Easton. H., & Taiwhati, M. (2020). Bicultural mathematics teacher education and research: Supports and challenges. In C. Nichol, J. Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, F. Glanfield, & A.J. Dawson (Eds.), Living Culturally Responsive Mathematics Education with/in Indigenous Communities. Leiden: Brill Sense.

  • Pierson, C., Anderson, D., Luczac-Roesch, M., Doyle, C., Li, J., Glasson, B., Christenson, D.,  Brieseman, C., Coton, M., & Boucher, M. (2020). Developing Science Capabilities for Citizenship through participation in Online Citizen Science projects. Set: Research Information for Teachers. 2020(1), 19-26.
  • McGregor, D., Baskerville, D., Anderson, D. & Duggan, A. (2019). Examining the use of drama to develop epistemological understanding about the Nature of Science: A collective case from experience in New Zealand and England, UK. International Journal of Science Education. DOI
  • Moeed, A. & Anderson, D. (2018). Learning through school science investigation: Teachers putting research into practice. Singapore: Springer. IBSN 978-981-13-1615-9; IBSN 978-981-13-1616-6 (e-book).
  • Doyle, C., Luczak-Roesch, M., Li, J., Anderson, D., Glasson, B., Khanal, P., Boucher, M., Brieseman, C., Christenson, D., and Coton, M. (2018). A Working Definition of Online Citizen Science. Authorea. DOI: 10.22541/au.152565467.70918550
  • Doyle, C., Luczak-Roesch, M., Li, J., Anderson, D., Glasson, B., Khanal, P., Boucher, M., Brieseman, C., Christenson, D., and Coton, M. (2018) (2018). What is online citizen science anyway? An educational perspective. DOI:
  • Anderson, D., & Moeed, A. (2017). Working alongside scientists: impacts on primary teacher beliefs and knowledge about science and science education. Science & Education, 26(3), 271-298.DOI 10.1007/s11191-017-9902-6