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Associate Professor Kevin de Berg

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School: Discipline of Science and Mathematics
Position: Associate Professor
Location: Science Building
Phone: (02) 4980 2215
Extension: #215
Fax: (02) 49802219
Email: kevin.deberg@avondale.edu.au
Qualifications: BSc (UQ); DipEd (UQ); BEd (UQ); M AppSc (Curtin); PhD (UQ); MRACI; Cchem
Research: Chemistry, chemical and science education, history and philosophy of science, and science and religion.

About:
Before teaching at Avondale, Kevin was a Research Fellow in the Chemistry Department at University of York, England (1988). He had the opportunity to work with Professor David Waddington. In 2004 Kevin was a visiting scholar in the chemistry department at Purdue University in the USA.

At Avondale, Kevin is responsible for teaching Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Health Science, and Science Education. He is also interested in Teaching/Learning of Science, History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching, and Science and Religion.

He enjoys music (horn, accordion, percussion, and singing), being a member of the Avondale Advent Brass, and sport (squash and tennis).

Kevin de Berg has a keen interest in how chemical knowledge has been constructed over the time of its recent history. He has authored a number of publications in this area. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Science and Mathematics and head of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science at Avondale College. He edits the journal, Christian spirituality and science: issues in the contemporary world.
Select Publications: de Berg, Kevin (2013) "Living With Simplicity and Complexity: From Social Comment and Scientific Epistemology to Christian Understanding," Christian Spirituality and Science: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 2.

de Berg, Kevin C., "The Interaction Between Facts, Ideas, and Language in Lavoisier's Chemistry Practice: The Case of the Study of the Composition of Air" (2013). Science and Mathematics Conference Papers. Paper 1.

Boddey, Kerrie Ann, "Chemistry Experiences of First-Year Nursing Students: The Interplay of Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, Prior Chemistry Experience and Academic Performance - A Mixed Method Approach" (2012). Theses Masters Research. Paper 15.

For a list of publications, visit Kevin de Berg publications

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