As some of you know, Tass is stepping down after several years as program manager of the Masters of Teaching Practice. I thank Tass for the work he has done in managing this new program over the last few years during a time of substantial challenge and change. Tass will stay well connected to the program in semester 1 before he heads off on research leave in the second half of the year.
Dr Patricia McLaughlin will pick up the role of Program Manager. Tricia is joining the SoE on secondment from the College of Science, Engineering and Health.
Tricia is a nationally recognised scholar in learning and teaching and a prominent researcher in the fields of lifelong learning, pathways and pedagogy. She has been the recipient of a number of competitive national research grants, has led ALTC and OLT grants in the scholarship of learning and teaching and has received a number of university and national teaching awards. Her research publications, including four books, spanning both her discipline of construction and the practice of learning and teaching. Tricia is particularly interested in the delivery of learning and most recently has explored the significance of 21st century skills and STEM in changing educational landscapes.
Tricia is currently involved in a number of competitive grants and research projects with SoE staff and well known to several of you.
I know you will join me in welcoming Tricia to the SoE. Tricia’s office will be 220.3.13 Bundoora.