Muhammad Nawaz


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Dr Nawaz has completed his PhD in Geospatial Science focused on the development of GIS-based model for the estimation of denudation rate in a global context. His current research interest centre on the integration of augmented reality and geospatial simulation method applications in experiential learning generally in science education, particularly for information technology, geography, and natural science. He is fully committed to excellence in teaching. His goal as a teacher is to create a network of effective knowledge sharing both inside and outside the classroom and to tailor his teaching for student’s professional development.

Dr Nawaz has completed thirteen research projects, and secured ten fundings in the last ten years, and supervised eighteen postgraduate, two Ph.D., and twenty-eight honours projects. He has contributed as author and co-author in seventy-two research articles related to ICT/Geographic Information System(GIS) applications in teaching and learning, and Geography / Geospatial/Natural Science education. His pedagogical research is focused on Augmented Reality (AR)/ Drones/ Spatial Technologies applications in STEM teaching and learning. Now he is working on the development of an open integrated GIS-AR architecture for STEM teaching and learning.

At CDU he has worked on various positions including the Lecturer (Bioscience and Mathematics) in Tertiary Enabling Programme and Lecturer Environment Science eLearning. He has an inborn aptitude for teaching and a deep understanding of the applications of modern ICT tools involved in the primary and secondary level science, mathematics, and technology courses. He has served as a teacher trainer, and as a primary school teacher as well as a secondary school teacher in my early carrier and have taught courses in digital/spatial technologies as well. AS Lecturer, Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) at School of Academic Language and Learning, Charles Darwin University, Australia he has successfully coordinated large units (~ 650 students) both in the internal and external mode. He has an excellent command over several online teaching management systems including the LearnLine and Blackboard. He has hands-on experience with a variety of recent ICT / Spatial Technology Tools for teaching and learning and has learned the applications of digital classroom tools such as GAE (Google Apps for Education), Edmodo, Edpuzzle, Learn Boost, Moodle, Class Dojo, Engrade and Top Hat etc.



Research interests

Drones/Spatial Technology Applications for STEM Teaching & Learning, Augmented Reality Sandbox and Geospatial/Natural Science Teaching and Learning.

Education/Academic qualification


31 Aug 200631 Aug 2010

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Research Output 2003 2019

Creating sustainable future landscapes: A role for landscape ecology in the rangelands of Northern Australia

Pearson, D., Nawaz, M. & Wasson, R., Feb 2019, In : Rangeland Journal. 41, 1, p. 13-21 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

landscape ecology
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Gully mapping and erosion volume calculation: a 3D approach using Cartosat-1 stereo imagery

Sattar, F., Nawaz, M. & Wasson, R., 21 Jul 2019, p. 101-101. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)Researchpeer-review

Open Access
gully erosion
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Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Sattar, F., Nawaz, M. & Kundu, S. N., 23 Sep 2019, Sustainable Energy and Environment: An Earth System Approach. Kundu, S. N. & Nawaz, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Apple Academic Press Inc. , p. 3-38 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review


Augmented Reality Sandbox and Constructivist Approach for Geoscience Teaching and Learning

Nawaz, M., Kundu, S. N. & Sattar, F., 2017, In : International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences . 11, 6, p. 1603-1605 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Topsoil delivery to Himalayan rivers: the importance of sampling time

Nawaz, M., Wasson, R. J., Bhushan, R., Juyal, N. & Sattar, F., 29 Nov 2016, In : Hydrological Processes. 30, 24, p. 4609-4616 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

fluvial deposit