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I am conducting postdoctoral research in STEM education in primary schools at the University of Technology, Sydney. See this recent video on a snapshot of STEM research findings – available here. In the past, I have worked as a classroom teacher, head teacher, policy advisor and senior officer in education jurisdictions.
My key strength as an educator is my theory–practice background. I prefer to work at the ‘elbow of teachers in classrooms’ examining and understanding their approaches to pedagogy, assessment and curriculum. I often use action research methods in this work.
My main research interests are in technology enhanced learning, artificial intelligence, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and teacher professional learning. I enjoy writing for public forums and I have a Twitter PLN that keeps me in touch with scholars in other countries, as well as, a vibrant network of classroom teachers and education leaders both locally and internationally. I also like to publish my research in scholarly texts, book chapters and education journals.
I am active in a number of professional associations including the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society, Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian College of Educators, Australian Council for Computers in Education, Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education; and the International Society for Technology in Education. I have received various awards for education research and teaching in higher education throughout my career.
I started this website to coincide with the publication of Technology Integration and High Possibility Classrooms: Building from TPACK. My plan is to maintain the site as a resource for pre-service and in-service teachers. Apologies that blog posts are not regular – I plan to change that in 2018.
The website has a range of useful materials for teachers, school leaders and teacher educators, and it includes professional development support materials. The site has links to my most recent academic publications and details upcoming presentations in education forums that I think will be of wider interest. I welcome your comments and suggestions. Enjoy the graphics they reflect my interest in vintage fabrics.
In June 2018 I am giving a Masterclass at EduTECH in Sydney – have a look at the program for the day – you and a colleague might like to come along.
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Have a great year and go well.