Mr Suresh Krishnasamy

Associate Lecturer

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science

Overview

Suresh is an educator with a passion for the teaching and learning of sciences in higher education (particularly chemistry). His academic pursuits saw him centred in chemistry with both a Master and Bachelor of Science, focusing in analytical and synthetic inorganic chemistry respectively. Armed with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry and Physics), Suresh is also currently pursuing his PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University.

At UQ, Suresh is an associate lecturer (curriculum and eDesign) with the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences where he plays a key role in supporting the teaching and learning needs of colleagues and students. He also partakes in educational research along with curriculum and program design activities at SAFS. He is particularly interested in the transition of first year students from high school and other avenues into undergraduate education.

After teaching GCE A Level chemistry at the college level for three years in Singapore, Suresh spent two years in an eLearning company immersing himself in the business of educational technology. Since then, he has had the opportunity to be employed in two public universities, including Nanyang Technological University, and was fortunate to be at the forefront of both their Technology-enhanced Learning initiatives. In his capacity as a learning designer, he has worked with numerous faculty members from across various disciplines, bringing an expertise in educational technology and teaching and learning, to redesign their courses for better engagement and maximise their employment of online learning.

Research Interests

  • Teaching and Learning in Agriculture Education
    online learning, blended learning, educational technology,
  • Pedadogy in Undergraduate Education - Science
    Team-based learning, virtual field trips, technology-enhance learning
  • Transitioning 1st Year Students
    bridging concepts, feedback practices, motivations

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Nanyang Technological University
  • Master of Science (Chemistry), National University of Singapore

Publications

  • Krishnasamy, Suresh and Narayan, Edward (2023). Leveraging technology for animal physiology practicals. 2023 ASCILITE Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3-6 December 2023. Tugun, QLD Australia: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. doi: 10.14742/apubs.2023.556

  • Krishnasamy, Suresh, Smith, Millicent R., Narayan, Edward, Abdul Aziz, Ammar and Hoffman, Eleanor W. (2023). Developing virtual field trips for agriculture. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 31 (3), 3-19. doi: 10.30722/ijisme.31.03.001

  • Krishnasamy, Suresh and Narayan, Edward (2023). Leveraging Technology for Animal Anatomy Practicals. Distance Education, 45 (1), 1-19. doi: 10.1080/01587919.2023.2209028

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • There are increasing number of students enrolled in Higher Education requiring SAPD plans for an equitable learning experience. Research into the learning needs of individuals have found that each individual has vastly differing needs. However, it has also been observed that universities adopt a cookie cutter approach towards assessment adjustments. A hypothesis is that this is due to differing perceptions (between academic staff and students) of SAPDs, what they mean, what they involve and possibly what students require. This project seeks to bridge that understanding.

  • Specialised programs such as the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences have a vast enrolment of students having significant prior knowledge and expertise. These can potentially be both a boon and a bane to their learning and could potentially have an influence on their outcomes. This project aims to better understand the influence of student prior experience on their outcomes.

  • This project looks to develop virtual field trip resources to engage students in experiential learning activities. The virtual field trip resources are to cover a range of agricultural disciplines.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Krishnasamy, Suresh and Narayan, Edward (2023). Leveraging technology for animal physiology practicals. 2023 ASCILITE Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3-6 December 2023. Tugun, QLD Australia: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. doi: 10.14742/apubs.2023.556

  • Suresh Krishnasamy, Smith, Millicent R., Narayan, Edward, Abdul Aziz, Ammar and Hoffman, Eleanor W. (2022). Developing virtual field trips for Agriculture. The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, WA Australia, 28-30 September 2022. Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney.

  • Hancock, Amanda, Narayan, Edward, Driscoll, Carlie and Krishnasamy, Suresh (2021). Horse welfare and mental state during equine assisted interventions in Australia. Recent advances in animal welfare science VIII Virtual UFAW Animal Welfare Conference, United Kingdom, 29-30 June 2021.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • There are increasing number of students enrolled in Higher Education requiring SAPD plans for an equitable learning experience. Research into the learning needs of individuals have found that each individual has vastly differing needs. However, it has also been observed that universities adopt a cookie cutter approach towards assessment adjustments. A hypothesis is that this is due to differing perceptions (between academic staff and students) of SAPDs, what they mean, what they involve and possibly what students require. This project seeks to bridge that understanding.

  • Specialised programs such as the Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences have a vast enrolment of students having significant prior knowledge and expertise. These can potentially be both a boon and a bane to their learning and could potentially have an influence on their outcomes. This project aims to better understand the influence of student prior experience on their outcomes.

  • This project looks to develop virtual field trip resources to engage students in experiential learning activities. The virtual field trip resources are to cover a range of agricultural disciplines.