Another PhD in Science Education for UP NISMED

A PhD degree was conferred on Dr. Dennis Danipog by the University of Melbourne
during the graduation ceremony at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia.

Congratulations to Dennis Danipog of High School Chemistry Group for completing his PhD on June 5, 2019 at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne in Australia. Dr. Danipog was a recipient of the Australia Awards Scholarship awarded by the Australian Government for his PhD studies, which commenced in 2014.

The title of his dissertation is Assessing the Scientific Inquiry Practices of Teachers and Investigating their Relationship with Student Learning. Dr. Danipog examined the extent to which inquiry practices are translated in developing countries and determined which inquiry practices best supports student learning in chemistry. His study will inform more effective use of science inquiry teaching practices in developing countries. Through his research, he was awarded the highly competitive Graduate House Research Scholarship by the Graduate Union of the University of Melbourne, Incorporated. Part of his dissertation was published in the Science Education Research: Engaging Learners for a Sustainable Future the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) 2015 electronic conference proceedings.