Murray Henstock is a practicing STEM educator and Head Teacher Science with a focus on Biology, Chemistry, Robotics & Space Science. He is a regular national & international speaker on education, youth programs & personal development through adventurous learning. Murray has worked with One Giant Leap to implement several exciting learning opportunities for students including Destination Imagination, The Connecting Minds Project, “Asian Herbs in Space” and the International SpaceCraft Exploration Challenge.
Murray’s love of space education and robotics took off following his participation in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program in Huntsville Alabama subsequently joining the One Giant Leap lead team along with his students becoming the first Australians to attend Space Camp Turkey. As a Head Teacher in Science Murray’s focus is implementing STEM and PBL initiatives combined with innovative assessment for, of & as learning as well as developing hands-on inquiry-based learning Exploratoriums in schools.
Murray has trained with leading Astronomers as a Galileo Astronomy Teacher and the NASA supported Golden Apple Valley Radio Telescope Project and collaborated with Macquarie University ICT on implementing robotics in the classroom. He has worked with the University of Technology – Sydney as a lead teacher advisor for the [email protected] Summer School with both the Science Faculty and the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, is a member of the UTS Inspiring Science Teacher’s Network and an honorary UTS Science Champion.
In the realm of Adventurous and Outdoor learning Murray collaborates with several organisations around the world on international programs looking at educational connections, youth and personal development programs and works with a team of international researchers to support and progress studies into the benefits and outcomes of adventurous learning.