- Dr Duncan Symons is a lecturer in science and mathematics education. His primary responsibilities involve preparatory teacher education in the fields of primary mathematics and science. Duncan's research interests include inquiry, investigative and problem based approaches to mathematics education in the primary years. He is also interested in how mathematics can be embedded within the broader curriculum. The adoption and promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as a means to achieve integration has become an area of research and teaching interest, and Duncan facilitates a program for teacher candidates at the University of Melbourne with this as a focus. Duncan has many research publications in the areas of technology embedded mathematics, dialogic approaches to mathematics instruction and integrated STEM education.