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Goutam Roy is a PhD student at the School of Education, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia. His PhD study title is: “Developing scientific literacy among children in early years (4-6 years) in Australia”. He is also working as a sessional staff and research assistant on a STEM project at this university.

Goutam is working as an Associate Professor (on study leave) in Education at the Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He is mainly responsible for teaching courses on research methods and evaluation at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in his current role. His research interests include early childhood and primary education, community participation in schools, assessment of student learning, teaching-learning activities, science and online education. During his career in teaching and research, he presented several academic papers on some of the abovementioned areas at national and international conferences. He has also contributed to several books, book chapters and journal articles. Before starting his career in academia, he worked for two international NGOs in which he carried out several research projects on primary education, teaching and learning process, learning achievement of students, and program evaluation on school improvement and program effectiveness. He was also involved with some nationwide surveys on pre-primary and primary education in Bangladesh. He also has experience in doing collaborative work with some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and different government bodies.

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PhD student at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, Australia. The thesis title is: Developing scientific literacy among children in early years (4-6 years) in Australia

Research Interests

  • STEM education
  • Early childhood care and education
  • Scientific literacy
  • Online education
  • Educational assessment
  • Higher education
  • Primary education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Science and Technology, MSc, Massive online learning courses among Bengali-speaking people: Participation pattern, motivation, and challenges in data analysis, University of Twente

01 Sept 201730 Aug 2018

Award Date: 26 Aug 2018

Educational Evaluation and Research, MEd, Effect of Learners’ Page of Daily Newspapers on Students’ Learning in Science and Mathematics at the Secondary Level of Education in Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

01 Jul 200030 Jun 2001

Award Date: 30 Jun 2001

Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, BEd, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

01 Jul 199730 Jun 2000

Award Date: 30 Jun 2000

External positions

Associate Professor, University of Rajshahi

09 Feb 2022 → …

Assistant Professor, University of Rajshahi

05 Jan 201608 Feb 2022

Lecturer, University of Rajshahi

05 Jan 201304 Jan 2016

Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Plan International Bangladesh

01 Jul 201204 Jan 2013

Research Coordinator, Plan International Bangladesh

20 May 201030 Jun 2012

Research Associate, BRAC

01 Aug 200919 May 2010

Staff Researcher, BRAC

08 Sept 200530 Jul 2009

Program Assistant, Institute of Water Modelling

01 Jan 200507 Sept 2005

Subject keywords

  • Education
  • scientific literacy
  • early childhood education
  • online education
  • MOOCs
  • learning achievement
  • STEM education
  • educational assessment
  • primary education
  • pre-primary education
  • Higher Education


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