Assoc. Professor Alexander P. Mazzolini
Adjunct A/Prof in the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alex Mazzolini is an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne Australia. During his academic career, he initially worked in the area of nuclear physics and later in photonics. During the past two decades, he has focused his attention towards the important area of STEM education research. He was the inaugural Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in Swinburne’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the founder of its Engineering and Science Education Research (ESER) group. He has authored or co-authored around 40 journal articles, 60 conference proceedings articles and 2 physics high-school textbooks. He has organized and facilitated many Active Learning workshops in physics and engineering both in Australia and overseas. Alex is a past Chair of the Asian Physics Education Network (ASPEN) and a founding member of the UNESCO Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP) program. His contributions in the area of Physics and Engineering education have been acknowledged via several national and international awards.
Title of keynote and abstract
Lessons learned and unlearned:
A lifelong journey with ‘Active Learning’ as a constant companion