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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
Health Promotion
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Community Child Health
Education
Higher Education
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Journalism Studies
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Sociology of Education
Social Change
Public Health and Health Services
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Secondary Education

Research Objectives

Gender Aspects of Education
Teacher and Instructor Development
Behaviour and Health
Pedagogy
Education and Training
Learner and Learning Processes
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
Health Education and Promotion
Child Health
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Learner and Learning Achievement
The Media
School/Institution Policies and Development
Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Publishing and Print Services (incl. Internet Publishing)
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Health
Education and Training Systems
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
School/Institution Community and Environment

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
'How can we motivate school students to be physically active?': Interview with Lucy Breaden
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
Are male primary teachers expected to perform particular extracurricular roles in their schools?; Australian association for research in education (AARE) conference 2018
Bushwalking and bowls in schools: we need to teach kids activities they’ll go on to enjoy
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 Tyler’s 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
Empowering children, teachers and parents through HealthLit4Kids in schools: parent views of student engagement; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
Encouraging students to be active and healthy for life; Active + Healthy Journal
Encouraging teenagers to be physically active in the school holidays: Mornings with Sarah Gillman
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 teachers’ 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
Framing gender: representing male teachers in the Australian and New Zealand press; Australian Journalism Review
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
HealthLit4Kids Animation: inclusive and informed participants; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
How can a ‘learn by making mistakes’ approach work for outdoor education teachers?
How do we keep children active and healthy for life? Evenings with Sirine Demachkie
How much physical activity should teenagers do, and how can they get enough?
How to retain male primary teachers
In praise of Ben Lomonds
Interview with Alan Hickey
Interview with Gary Magnussen
Keeping kids active in the school holidays: Interview with Lucy Breaden
Keeping students physically active for life: Interview with Adam Shirley
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 school teachers, masculinity and identity work in regional Australia; Sport Education and Society
Male primary teachers
Male primary teachers’ 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
Northern Support School punch goals for National Health and Physical Education Day: Interview with Jessica Willard
Outdoor Education on the Highland High Way
Physical Education across the global media: A five year analysis; 31st ACHPER International Conference 2019
Physical Education for healthier kids' - Breakfast with Sean Britten
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
Representation of Flexible Learning Program Teachers in mainstream media; JERAA Conference 2018
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
Should students have to meet a wellbeing standard to achieve their TCE?; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
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 framing of men in teaching in the New Zealand and Australian press; Annual Conference of the Journalism, Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA)
The influence of school leadership on student outcomes; Open Journal of Social Sciences
The influence of sport and the media on perceptions of acceptable masculinity in different education contexts; Australian association for research in education (AARE) conference 2018
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 program brings Mowbray Heights Primary School to UTAS
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

English for the educational pathway; Department of Communities Tasmania (DoC TAS)
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)
Making Connections, Guiding migrants on the educational pathway; Department of Communities Tasmania (DoC TAS)
Mathematical foundations for migrant learning; Department of Communities Tasmania (DoC TAS)
Measuring the impact of Work-Integrated Learning in the Bachelor of Education Health and Physical Education programme; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision