Congratulations to Professor Peter Twining, who joins University of Newcastle from the Open University UK, where he was Professor of Education (Futures) since 2013. Previous roles at the OU include, Head of the Department of Education, Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology,
and Associate Dean Research and Scholarship. Career highlights include being awarded the Times Higher Education ‘Outstanding ICT Initiative’ for his work on virtual worlds, and being awarded government funding for large scale projects to enhance digital technology strategies in schools.
About the role
The University of Newcastle School of Education is seeking a leader, scholar and innovative educator who is at the forefront of reimagining learning, teaching and schooling. The evolution of emerging technologies and new school designs challenge us to reframe education for the future, centred on inspired, engaged, personalised and impactful learning.
The University is recognised as leading the way in the higher education sector for teacher education, and for excellence and equity. The University is fully committed to finding new ways to unlock the potential of the next generation, through innovation and creative uses of technology to drive learning. The University’s NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 continues that commitment with a strong focus on driving global and regional impact. The Professor – Education will play a key role in achieving these goals in research and innovations that have impact across schools.
The position will provide academic leadership in developing an evidence base for the impact of innovations and educational technology in school education, and drive the adoption of innovation in classrooms. Working in collaboration with regulators and schooling communities, both locally and with international reach, the Professor will shape directions, and capability in education, research and engagement.
This appointment offers a platform for unlocking the potential of innovation in schooling and in educational technologies, developing an academic strategy for teacher education, capacity development and research, that will engage teachers and learners in the classroom, and create beacons for innovative schooling practices that can be adopted at scale.
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