Charlotte is passionate about primary teaching, science education, technology education, and preparing pre-service teachers to become competent and confident teachers of science and technology. She has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), and a Graduate Bachelor of Education (Primary). She was a primary school teacher with Education Queensland for 6 years, teaching in remote, regional, and city locations. Currently, She is a PhD Candidate and Course Coordinator in the School of Education (UQ).

Her research looks specifically at the claim made in many curriculum documents around the world that “learning science helps people to make good decisions.”

She coordinates three courses:

Charlotte also contributes to other courses and events in the School of Education.

Conference papers

Pezaro, C. (2015). Open-mindedness of preservice teachers learning science with argumentation. Charting educational futures: Building on 20 years of research. The School of Education Postgraduate Research Community Conference, The University of Queensland, August 2015.

Pezaro, C., Wright, T., & Gillies, R. (2015). Decision-making of pre-service teachers learning science with argumentation.  Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Perth, July 2015.

Pezaro, C., Wright, T., & Gillies, R. (2014). Pre-service primary teachers' argumentation in socioscientific issues. Frontiers in Mathematics and Science Education Research, Famagusta, May 2014.

Blog posts (professional associations and publishers)

Pezaro, C. (2017). 4 critical questions to ask when attending education research conferences. EduResearch Matters Blog, Australian Association for Research in Education, June 2017.

Pezaro, C. (2017). Specialist science and maths teachers in primary schools are not the solution. EduResearch Matters Blog, Australian Association for Research in Education, February 2017. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). Teacher decision-making: what information is needed. npj Science of Learning Community, November 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). The problems with evidence in educational practice. npj Science of Learning Community, November 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). The role of education research. npj Science of Learning Community, November 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). The role of a teacher and the purpose of education. npj Science of Learning Community, November 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). The role of evidence in teachers’ professional decision making. npj Science of Learning Community, October 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). STEM specialists in the primary classroom: no thanks. npj Science of Learning Community, September 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2016). Global Teacher Prize: wonderful acknowledgement or really bad idea?. EduResearch Matters Blog, Australian Association for Research in Education, March 2016. 

Pezaro, C. (2015). Donnelly and Wiltshire offer ‘expert’ advice on how our teachers should teach, but how expert are they? EduResearch Matters Blog, Australian Association for Research in Education, June 2015. 

Pezaro, C. (2015). Teachers as researchers: what they do, where to find them and how academic researchers can engage with them. EduResearch Matters Blog, Australian Association for Research in Education, April 2015.