It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that our dear friend and generous colleague Peter Fensham has passed away. As the founder of ASERA, Peter was instrumental in creating and sustaining the association as a rich and collegial space to share research, foster connections, and assist many of us to establish our careers.
Below is an article about Peter written by Dick Gunstone for a Special Issue of Cultural Studies of Science Education that shares so many wonderful memories of Peter and his work. He will be so dearly missed by us all.
Below is the link to the special issue of our journal, Research in Science Education (RISE), which commemorates of the life, work and influence of the late Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham AM on ASERA, and the field of Science Education.
Below is the link to the tribute to Peter Fensham from Monash University, where he mad significant contributions to the field of Science education research, and where he was appointed Emeritus Professor after his retirement in 1993.
The Fensham family invite you to a public memorial service.
When: Thursday 23 December, 2021, 2p.m. for 2.15 p.m start
Where: At The Avenue Uniting Church, The Avenue, Blackburn
Followed by an afternoon tea in the Avenue Church Hall after the service. There will be QR check-in and all attendees over 12 should be vaccinated.
The service will be live-streamed https://uqz.zoom.us/j/86144049379