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Researcher: Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)

Fields of Research

Gender, Sexuality and Education
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Higher Education
Health Promotion

Research Objectives

Gender Aspects of Education
Teacher and Instructor Development
Education and Training
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Behaviour and Health
Health Education and Promotion
Learner and Learning Processes

Career Best Publications

Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Primary schools are losing more and more male teachers, so how can we retain them?
Teachers who feel appreciated are less likely to leave the profession

Research Publications

'All for one and one for all': The formation of a school/university research team; Hawaii International Conference on Education
A longitudinal look at habit strength as a measure of success in decreasing prolonged occupational sitting: an evidence-based public health initiative; Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology
A paradox of being both highly valued and highly scrutinized: the Australian male primary teacher experience; 2018 ATEA & TEFANZ Conference: Teacher Education in and for Uncertain Times
A significant opportunity: Pre-service teachers working in boarding house contexts
ACHPER hosts state conference at University of Tasmania
An exploration of the challenges and benefits of becoming a teacher in a residential education context; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Anti-men critics are driving male teachers to extinction
Calls grow for male teachers
Capacity Building and Succession Planning; Open Journal of Leadership
Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Challenges faced by male primary teachers
Challenges faced by the male primary teacher: A literature review; The Future of Educational Research
Considering Tylerís curriculum model in health and physical education; Journal of Education and Educational Development
Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers; International Journal of Research & Method in Education
Decline in male teachers
Declining male teacher numbers
Defining professional self: Teacher educator perspectives of the Pre-ECR journey; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Designing purposeful health breaks at work; 2018 WorkSafe Conference
Encouraging students to be active and healthy for life; Active + Healthy Journal
Exergames: good for play time, but should not replace physical education
Exploring the relationship between experiences of working in boarding and teacher development: A Tasmanian boarding school perspective; Australian Boarding Schools Association (Tasmanian Committee) Conference
Exploring the relationship between working in boarding and supporting teachersí delivery of quality pastoral care: a pilot study; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research
Followership in the school context; Open Journal of Leadership
From the wing chair: Stories from and about the experience of living and working in a Tasmanian boarding school; International Journal of Practice Based Humanities
Giving men classroom keys
Good teachers grow: Disrupting negative depictions of teachers through relational a/r/tographic inquiry; Australian Art Education
Greater than the sum of its parts: The formation of a school/university research team; The Role of Participants in Education Research: Ethics, epistemologies and methods
Health and physical education teachers taught keys to happiness
How to retain male primary teachers
In praise of Ben Lomonds
Interview with Alan Hickey
Launceston Walking Club has something to suit everyone's style of adventure: interview with Maeve McKenna
Lessons learned from flipping the ADP classroom; Active + Healthy Journal
Low pay, social norms push men from classrooms
Male educators on the fringe; MENu 2018
Male primary school teachers see physical contact with pupils as a challenge
Male primary teachers
Male primary teachersí fear and uncertainty surrounding physical contact; Education 3-13: international journal of primary, elementary and early years education
Male teachers are a minority in Australian schools
Male teachers fear student contact for false abuse claims: experts
Male teachers in Australian primary schools on the decline
Male teachers in primary schools
Male teachers turning off the profession
Mistakes, risk, and learning in outdoor education; Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education
Mt Kinabalu & Volcan Tajumulco
Mt Sinai - Egypt
New research warns male school teachers are at risk of extinction in Australian schools
Outdoor Education on the Highland High Way
Postcard from China
Primary schools are losing more and more male teachers, so how can we retain them?
Providing pastoral care to rural students in metropolitan boarding schools; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2017
Recruitment and retention of the male pre service primary teacher; AARE International Research in Education Conference
Renumeration key to keeping quality staff
Research Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution
Research Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution
Research reports on strategies used by male primary teachers to help with career challenges
Researcher hopes his work will help male primary school teachers deal with the challenges they face
Teachers who feel appreciated are less likely to leave the profession
The Challenges Faced by Male Primary Teachers; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
The Challenges Faced By Male Primary Teachers
The influence of school leadership on student outcomes; Open Journal of Social Sciences
There's a dearth of male primary teachers in Australia, with uncertainty surrounding physical contact a big reason for men not entering industry
Towards a measure of gender-related challenges faced by male primary teachers; Australian Journal of Education
UTAS research reports on strategies for male primary school teachers to manage career challenges
Walking around El Chalten
We can all inspire dads and boys to read it like Beckham
Wellbeing at the forefront of ACHPER Tasmania conference
Where are all the male teachers?
Why are so many male primary school teachers dropping out of the profession?
Why men choose to become primary teachers; 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Will following your favourite AFL team to the top of Arizona make you healthy for life?
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program; Teaching Matters 2018
Yes, we can play games differently: Socialisation of PETE teachers; Journal of Research and reflections in Education

Research Projects

Investigating the influence of sport and the media on perceptions of acceptable masculinity in different education contexts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
It takes a special type of teacher: An investigation into the attributes of staff working with disengaged students.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision