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Educational Research Books Launch

Dr Ania Lian, Prof Sue Shore, Dr Gretchen Geng

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Three books that offer unique perspectives on education on international and Australian education were recently launched at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus on 23rd November.

Congratulations to Dr Ania Lian, Dr Gretchen Geng and Prof Sue Shore and their fellow co-editors on the successful book launch.

Dr Gretchen Geng said 31 students shared personal stories about the education system in the book that she co-edited with Dr Paul Black and Ms Pamela Smith, entitled “The challenge of teaching: through the eyes of pre-service teachers”.
“The students provided genuine and honest accounts of their experiences as student teachers, which makes it a worthwhile read,” Dr Geng said.“The authenticity was very important.”

Professor Sue Shore co-edited the book, “Disrupting Adult and Community Education: Teaching, Learning, and Working in the Periphery”, with Dr Robert Mizzi and Professor Tonette Rocco, which emphasised engagement with people often excluded by formal education systems such as homeless youth, LGBTQ activists, prison inmates, sex workers and undocumented migrants at the social margins of society.

Dr Ania Lian, Professor Peter Kell, Dr Paul Mr Black and Professor Koo Yew Lie explored issues that shape global learning in the book, “Challenges in global learning: dealing with education issues from an international perspective”. The authors based their discussions around key themes which inform research undertaken in the International Graduate Centre of Education including various forms of knowledge, the themes of knowledges and epistemologies, identity, language and culture, wellbeing, sustainability and globalisation, and digital futures and new learning.

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