Hello, I am your tutor/teacher for this semester in the course 7806EDN. And no, you don't need to upload an image but feel free if you want to.
I have worked in tertiary education since the mid 1970's and yes, I am that old! My website has something of my current research interests and additional ways of contacting me if you like to use online messaging systems.
I began my academic life as a scientist with a keen interest in computing and related technologies. I shifted into science education and then, in the mid 1980's into education. I have a broad set of interests. Recently, I have been fortunate to work with a terrific group of Principals and teachers who have interests in doing school differently. These are schools that have been exploring the notion of schools as sites of serious knowledge production. I have kept my interest in computing and related technologies and how formal education systems come to terms with them. I am also interested in a broader set of technologies and in particular the impact they are likely to have on the lives of the young people entering school. These are what Kevin Kelly calls GRIN technologies1. My other interest is in the way change is thought about/theorised in education. I also have interests in contemporary ideas about leadership and management, particularly in education.
I live an un-retired life on the Gold Coast that allows me good access to swimming pools and surf beaches the year round. I like to cook and grow vegetables. I have a long standing affiliation with a particular AFL football club and enjoy sampling particular products made from good Australian grapes!
I am really looking forward to working with you as you begin your journey of postgraduate study in education. I hope it will be enjoyable, rewarding and, most of all, fun.