Dr Charlotte Pezaro

Research Fellow

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56388


Charlotte is a Research Fellow with the Critical Thinking Project.

She completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Graduate Bachelor of Education (Primary), before teaching primary and secondary students in urban, rural, and remote Queensland locations. In 2009 Charlotte commenced her PhD in Science Education at the University of Queensland, examining the oft-cited claim that "learning science helps people to make good decisions." Throughout her PhD candidature, Charlotte developed and coordinated several courses in the Primary initial teacher educations, in curriculum and pedagogy for teaching students science, technologies, and the arts. She has presented guest lectures across several other courses, and contributed to the development of UQx MOOCs. Charlotte has also developed assessment tasks and teaching resources for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, and worked as an Education Specialist as a member of the CREST team at CSIRO Education and Outreach. She has extensive experience facilitating teacher professional learning workshops in science, technologies, and inquiry pedagogies.

Charlotte is passionate about working with teachers and students to engage meaningfully with the world around them, and think critically about it. She is proud to be a part of the Critical Thinking Project.

Charlotte reserves the right to change her mind.


  • Bachelor of Education, Queensland University of Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


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Conference Publication

  • Pezaro, Charlotte, Wright, Tony and Gillies, Robyn (2014). Pre-service primary teachers' argumentation in socioscientific issues. In: Proceedings of the Frontiers in Mathematics and Science Education Research Conference. Frontiers in Mathematics and Science Education Research Conference, Famagusta, North Cyprus, (58-69). 1-3 May 2014.

Other Outputs