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Researcher: Penney, D (Professor Dawn Penney)

Fields of Research

Curriculum and pedagogy
Other education
Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Educational administration, management and leadership
Secondary education
Education assessment and evaluation
Education systems
Technical, further and workplace education
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Sports science and exercise
Educational technology and computing
Public policy
Continuing and community education

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Policies and development
Gender aspects in education
Learner and learning
Management, resources and leadership
Teacher and instructor development
Equity and access to education
Government and politics
Health education and promotion

Career Best Publications

Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary issues and Future Directions; Routledge
Physical Education: What Future(s)?; Sport, Education and Society

Research Publications

'Jam Donuts and Sushi Rolls': The Attitudes and Values Outcome in the Health and Physical Education Learning Area; ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal
'Not business as usual: Sport Education pedagogy in practice; European Physical Education Review
A HPE lesson for Sir Alex; Active and Healthy Living
A new way forward; PE & Sport Today
A Partnership Approach to the Preparation of Preceptors; Nursing Education Perspectives
Activity selection in Sport Education; Journal of Sport Pedagogy
Affective Development: A pre-requisite in the planning and teaching of physical education: A response; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Assessment for teaching and learning; PE & Sport Today
BPRS Teachers researching the impact of TOP skill; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Changing structures, changing subject?; Primary Practice
Coaching as Teaching: New acknowledgements in practice; The Sports Coach as Educator: Reconceptualising Sports Coaching
Coffee, Cards and Clubs; PE & Sport Today
Connecting initial teacher education and continuing professional development though action research and action learning; Action Learning: Research and Practice
Contemporary Issues and Future Agendas for Health and Physical Education; Physical Education Matters
Contemporary Issues and Future Agendas for Health and Physical Education; Health & Physical Education: Issues for Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand
Countering Control. Challenging conceptualisations of educational research; Curriculum Perspectives
Curriculum as praxis: Ensuring quality technical education in Singapore for the 21st century; Education Policy Analysis Archives
Curriculum construction and change; The handbook of Physical Education
Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment: Three message systems of schooling and dimensions of quality physical education; Sport Education and Society
Developing Physical Education as a 'connective specialism' (Young, 1998): Is Sport Education the answer?; Sport, Education and Society
Developing Physical Education through International Collaboration: Sport Education in Korea and Western Australia; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Effective, exemplary, extraordinary? Towards an understanding of extraordinary outdoor leadership; Australian Journal of Outdoor Education
Equality, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and School Sport; The Sociology of Sport and Physical Education
Fellows day; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary issues and Future Directions; Routledge
Gender equity policies in National Governing Bodies: An oxymoron or a vehicle for change?; European Sport Management Quarterly
Gender issues in health-related exercise; European Physical Education Review
Gender, Health and Physical Education; Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary Issues and Future Directions
Gendered policies; Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary Issues and Future Directions
Guest Editorial Overview: (Dis)Abling the (health and) physical in education: ability, curriculum and pedagogy; Sport, Education and Society
Health and Physical Education and the development of a national curriculum in Australia. Policies,position and prospects; Healthy Lifestyles Journal
Health Matters; PE & Sport Today
Higher Education Institutions and Specialist Schools: Potential partnerships; Journal of Education for Teaching
Implementing the revised National Curriculum for Physical Education: Juggling interests and achieving what outcomes?; Journal of Sport Pedagogy
Inclusivity and senior physical education. Insights from Queensland and Western Australia; Sport, Education and Society
Integrating research and curriculum development: Progress through partnership; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Introduction; Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary Issues and Future Directions
Key challenges in the development of Sport Education: Primary and middle school teachers' experiences; Korean Journal of Sport Pedagogy
Levels on the playing field: the social construction of physical 'ability' in the physical education curriculum; Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy
Locating Teacher Voice in Curriculum Reform; Health & Physical Education: Issues for Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand
Meeting the standards? Exploring preparedness for teaching; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Physical Activity in Physical Education: Pupil Activity Rating, Reason and Reality; European Journal of Physical Education
Physical Education; Gender and Education: An Encyclopaedia
Physical Education; Rethinking the school curriculum
Physical Education and Physically Active Lives: A lifelong approach to curriculum development; Sport, Education and Society
Physical Education and school sport: A quality debate; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Physical Education and sport in English Universities: Policies and prospects for development; The Chronicle of Physical Education in Higher education
Physical Education, Physical Activity, Sport and Gender: Contemporary Connections and Debates; Rethinking Gender and Youth Sport
Physical education, sporting excellence and educational excellence; European Physical Education Review
Physical education: Realising lifelong potential; ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal
Physical Education: What Future(s)?; Sport, Education and Society
Planning for Progression; PE & Sport Today
Playing the political game and playing for position: Policy and curriculum development in health and physical education; European Physical Education Review
PlaySMART: Developing thinking and problem solving skills in the context of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England; Critical inquiry and problem solving in Physical Education
Policy in Physical Education
Policy tensions being played out in practice. The Specialist Schools initiative in England; Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Policy, Power and Politics in Physical Education; Physical Education: A Reader
Politics, Policy and Practice in Physical Education; FN Spon, an Imprint of Routledge
Proposing conditions for assessment efficacy in physical education; European Physical Education Review
Pursuing HPE outcomes through Sport Education and School Sport; Teaching Health and Physical Education in Australian Schools
Research in Physical Education. Priority Areas for Investigation; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Rethinking the School Curriculum: Physical Education; Prospero
Rethinking the School Curriculum: Reply to Andrew Stables; Journal of Curriculum Studies
Roles and responsibilities in Physical Education; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Senior Physical Education. An Integrated Approach; Human Kinetics
Senior Physical Education. An Integrated Approach; Human Kinetics
Senior secondary schooling in Western Australia: Transforming curriculum,lives and society?; Curriculum Perspectives
Sport Education and situated learning: Problematising the potential; European Physical Education Review
Sport Education in Physical Education; Routledge
Sport education in physical education: an exploration of place, purpose and pedagogy; AARE Conference
Sport Education in Physical Education: More Questions than Answers?; Physical Education Matters
Sport education in teacher education: The key to successful and sustainable development of sport education in schools; Korean Journal of Sport Pedagogy
State of Play; Teacher: The National Education Magazine
Talking Gender; Gender and Physical Education. Contemporary Issues and Future Directions
Teacher knowledge and the disjunction between school curricula and teacher education; Asia-pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Teaching the National Curriculum Physical Education: Try Sport Education?; British Journal of Teaching Physical Education
Teaching under the influence: feeding Games for Understanding into the Sport Education development-refinement cycle; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
The Body and Health in Policy: Representations and Recontextualisation; Body, Knowledge and Control
The curriculum future of Health and Physical Education in Australia: How influential can a national professional association be?; Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures
The Curriculum of the future. Ahead of its time?; Critical Studies in Education
The Policy Network ... Holes, Hierachies and Development Priorities; The Bulletin of Physical Education
The Reflective Performer in Physical Education: A Complete Guide to A-Level Study; Human Kinetics
The revision and initial implementation of the National Curriculum for Physical Education in England; The Bulletin of Physical Education
The role of transfer in games teaching: Implications for the development of the sports curriculum; European Physical Education Review
Thinking the unthinkable; ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal
Un jugador ed el juego de le regulacion normative; La otra cara de la investigacion. Reflexiones desde la edcacion fisica
Using Balanced Scorecard (BSC) to Improve Quality and Performance of Vocational Education and Training (VET): A Case Study in Singapore; AARE 2007 Conference
Using Balanced Scorecard (BSC) to Improve Quality and Performance of Vocational Training (VET): A Case Study in Singapore; AARE 2007 International Educational Research Conference
World View: Insights into 'other learning' in Physical Education; PE & Sport Today

Research Projects

Education, Health and Physical Activity: Exploring Alignment in Policy and Curriculum Development; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigating the Feasibility of Using Digital Representations of Work for Authentic and Reliable Performance Assessment in Senior Secondary School Courses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
LEAP Evaluation; Port Dalrymple School (PDS)

Research Candidate Supervision

A reconceptualism of professional learning for teachers
An Interactive Computer-based Prompting Can Positively Change Employee's Occupational Sitting Habits to Improve Their Health and Wellbeing
An Investigation of the Use of Teaching Standards to Improve the Quality of Teaching
Experienced Tasmanian Teachers of Literacy and their Classrooms- Three Critical Ethnographies
Exposure and Effect- An Investigation Into a Culture of Body Pedagogies 
Get With It- A Study of 'Learning with Technology' in the Tasmanian Primary Curriculum
Heads of Faculty Leading Curriculum Reform- A Case Study of Post Year 10 Mandated Curriculum Reform in a Tasmanian Secondary School
Identity Spaces- Narratives of Being and Becoming a Teacher
Individualised pathway planning framework in Tasmanian Schools
Leisure Participation and Mental Health in Tasmania- A Lifecycle Approach
Rethinking Sport Teaching in Physical Education
The Impact of Increasingly Sophisticated Technology on the Engagement of E-Learners Within Teacher Education- Empowering Tomorrow's Learning Facilitators
Views and Attitudes of Staff and Students towards the Significance of Intercultural Awareness in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in an Australian University Context