Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn

Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn


Dr Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn was a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education programs at the School of International Studies and Education, and in 2021 returned to a primary classroom teaching position. Her research focuses on how interest and motivation develop in science learning contexts, both in school and out-of-school, for students, teachers and families. Kimberley’s current projects include research evaluations of Primary Connections and Science by Doing (Australian Academy of Science, 2017–2018). She also is a member of a large research team which will be evaluating Phase 2 of the NSW Department of Education’s K-2 Numeracy and Literacy Strategy (2018–2021). Kimberley is the UTS School of Education’s Director of Partnerships, which engages her in initiating and growing a range of collaborative endeavours with schools and other learning organisations.  



  • Project: Understanding and modelling student STEM subject choices

  • Recent Publications

  • Publication: Primary Teacher Educators' Practices in and Perspectives on Inquiry-Based Science Education: Insights into the Australian Landscape
  • Publication: Project-and Problem-Based Learning and Learning Outside of the Classroom
  • Publication: STEM and STEAM Education in Australian K– 12 Schooling
  • Publication: School–University Partnerships as Rich STEM Learning Contexts for Pre-Service Teachers Working with Primary Students
  • Publication: Primary Connections: Linking Science with Literacy Stage 6 Research Evaluation Final Report
  • Publication: Promoting Environmental Education for Primary School-Aged Students Using Digital Technologies
  • Publication: SCIENCE BY DOING STAGE 4 (2016 TO 2018)
  • Publication: Engaging Primary Children and Pre-Service Teachers in a Whole School'Design and Make Day': The Evaluation of a Creative Science and Technology Collaboration.
  • Publication: The Evaluation of a Creative Science and Technology Collaboration.
  • Publication: Barriers to the Effective Teaching of Primary Science and Technology