Tonia Gray | Senior Researcher, Centre for Educational Research
Western Sydney University

Tonia Gray, Senior Researcher, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University

As a researcher, teacher-educator, and curriculum developer of Outdoor Education and Health/Physical Education for over 30 years, in 2014 Tonia received the prestigious Australian Award for University Teaching for excellence in outdoor experiential education. With a Masters in Community Health and a doctorate in education, her transdisciplinary research explores human-nature relationships and their impact on health and well-being. In 2017, after lobbying for Outdoor Learning to be an integral part of the Australian curriculum, the realization of lifelong ambition came true as a Curriculum Connection. Most recently, in January 2019, Tonia was selected as one of 80 global leaders in STEMM to undertake a female-only expedition to Antarctica in the Homeward Bound Project.

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Day 2 @ 11:10

Gone Rogue: An educational revolution happens when we transform together

    ed, weary and dispirited teacher, Gabbie Stroud, relayed her frustrated message in response to NAPLAN standardised testing on ABC Radio in 2016: "I'm more valuable as an assessor, an examiner, a data collector." It hit a truth bell.This session will offer the following provocations for the audience to ponder:
  • Is there something amiss with our educational system?
  • How has education transformed over the past three decades and what are the lessons learnt?
  • What role does the voice of an engaged teaching community play in enacting change?
last published: 17/Oct/18 00:05 GMT

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