Reference group

Reference group members


Associate Professor Barrie Bennett

Barrie Bennett is an associate professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He is cross appointed to the graduate and undergraduate programs. His work is in the area of instructional intelligence, which looks at how assessment, curriculum, instruction, how students and teachers learn, change and systemic change intersect in the design of powerful learning environments. He currently works on long-term systemic change projects in eight districts. He has written four books, his most recent one is titled: Graphic Intelligence: Playing With Possibilities.

Cherry Bogunovich

Education and Training Centre, State School Teachers Union WA

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Liz Healy

Manager, Professional Learning and Teacher Development, Professional Learning Institute, Department of Education, WA

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Dr Robert Klassen

Rob Klassen is currently an associate professor in educational psychology at the University of Alberta in Canada. With a B.Ed. and M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD (2003) from Simon Fraser University, Dr. Klassen has worked as a teacher and school psychologist in British Columbia, with one-year stints in England and Australia. His research is currently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the US-based Spencer Foundation. Current projects focus on changes in teachers’ motivation and engagement over time, and motivation across career stages. He serves on seven editorial boards, including Journal of Educational Psychology, British Journal of Educational Psychology, and Contemporary Educational Psychology. He has an interest in cross-cultural perspectives on motivation, motivation in adolescents with learning difficulties, and enjoys combining travel with research. He is married to a very cool and resilient junior high school teacher.

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Dr Jane Pearce

Jane Pearce, a former high school teacher of English and drama, is a senior lecturer in education at Murdoch University. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of literacy teaching, critical pedagogy and research methodology, and supervises several masters and doctoral students. Her research interests include social inclusion in education, pedagogies for literacy learning, and teachers’ work. In 2008 Jane was a recipient of an ALTC Award for University Teaching, for her work in Murdoch University’s UniFocus program. She is currently a chief investigator in the ARC funded project ‘Early Career Teacher Resilience: Stemming the Exodus’. This project involves three universities in Australia and a group of eight industry partners, and aims to identify specific policies, practices and resources that best promote early career teacher resilience.

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