I am an Associate Professor in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia, and a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow 2018-2019.  I have worked in education for the past 25 years, as a classroom teacher, school leader and education consultant in Government and Non-


Five Great Reads for Educators

John Dewey: My Pedagogic Creed

What did Dewey really believe about education, learning and the transformation of society?

Papert on Piaget                                   

What insight does Piaget offer us into the way children learning and what that means for our teaching?

New Learning: A Charter for Australian Education 

Over 15 years on and not there yet! In this report from 2001 the Deans of Education set forth their vision for Australian Education

Wiggins & McTighe: Understanding by Design

A framework for rethinking curriculum design at school level.  What does it really mean to teach for understanding?

Black & Wiliam: Inside the Black Box

One of the most important and influential articles of the past 20 years on student assessment.

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government sectors, and most recently as a teacher educator and educational researcher.  My research interests are in education policy, teacher professional learning, and curriculum and pedagogy. 

This website is maintained as a way of sharing my work with teachers, prospective research students,  and the broader education community. It contains as much of my published work as I am able to make freely available, along with a range of other resources that I hope might be useful. It also includes a collection of opinion pieces and media articles I’ve written and/or contributed to over the years. 


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