Dr David Mark Salter

MSc, PhD, PGDipEd, MNZIC

Research | Current

Research in science education focuses on designing and evaluating tasks that will lead to more effective teaching and learning of scientific concepts.

Techniques used to collect data include using instruments such as surveys and questionnaires, interviews and observations.

Areas of expertise

  • Chemistry Education

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Salter, D. M., Simpson, M. C., & Hamilton, R. (1/6/2011). Probing Student Approaches and Engagement in Learning Chemistry at University.. Poster presented at Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Research Conference, Davidson College, NC, USA.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17085
  • Boniface, S., & Salter, D. M. (2011). External Review of Final Draft Samoa Primary Science Curriculum. Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture, Government of Samoa.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/16698
  • Salter, D. M., Adam, J., & Woodgate, S. D. (2011). Analysing the mistakes made by New Zealand Year 13 students using Bestchoice chemistry tutorial website.. Paper presented at National Science Education Research Symposium, Faculty of Education, The Univeristy of Auckland. 24 November - 25 November 2011.
  • Salter, D. M. (2010). External Review of Draft Samoa Primary Science Curriculum.
  • Salter, D. M. (1/6/2009). What Does My Grade Mean?: Differing Assessment Models in Chemistry.. Poster presented at Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Research Conference, Colby College, ME, USA.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17190
  • Salter, D. M. (2008). Preparing New Zealand’s team for participation in the International Chemistry Olympiad.. Paper presented at American Chemical Society 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. 27 July - 31 July 2008.
  • Salter, D. M. (2008). First-year University Chemistry Education: A New Zealand context.. Paper presented at 9th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Istanbul, Turkey. 6 July - 9 July 2008.
  • Salter, D. M. (2008). Teaching a first-year chemistry course at a New Zealand university.. Paper presented at American Chemical Society 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. 27 July - 31 July 2008.

Contact details

Primary location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 8, Room 837
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand