Dr Jane Hunter
Dr Jane Hunter is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education conducting postdoctoral research in STEM. Her background is in secondary and primary school teaching, technology integration and teacher professional learning.
Prior to her appointment at UTS in Februray 2016 she held leadership roles as a head teacher in secondary schools, in government bureaucracies in education policy and in large-scale technology innovation programs including the Teaching and Learning Exchange, the Connected Classrooms Program and Quality Teaching.
She taught in teacher education at the University of Sydney for a number of years before a secondment to the Interim Committee for a NSW Institute of Teachers and the Australian Government Quality Teaching Program. From 2010 unitl early 2016 Jane was a Lecturer in the Master of Teaching program in the School of Education at Western Sydney University where she also completed her PhD.
Throughout her education career in both universities and ‘outside the academy’ Jane has circulated findings of her research in book chapters and scholarly papers. She also enjoys writing for public forums like The Conversation, there is a HPC blog and her active profile on Twitter @janehunter01 means regular engagement with education colleagues more broadly.
Jane is regularly invited to conduct professional learning with system leaders, and in schools with teachers and principals where there is a focus on pedagogical change in classrooms. She is passionate about teachers developing their sense of identity and autonomy, and is committed to mentoring early career teachers as they commence their work in schools.
In 2014, Jane's doctoral thesis was awarded the NSW Institute for Educational Research: Beth Southwell Research Award for Outstanding Thesis.
The book published from her dissertation is titled: Technology integration and High Possibility Classrooms: Building from TPACK (Routledge, 2015). The theoretical framework that emerged from the research findings High Possibility Classrooms is being used in a number of primary and high schools in NSW, the ACT and Victoria to enhance learning using technology in a design based approach to pedagogy.
She is the recipient of national and international teaching awards for outstanding contributions to student learning in Australian universities; these include SITE (2014), OLT (2013), Western Sydney University (2012) and University of Sydney (1999). Jane is on the editorial review board of a number of leading education journals and is an active member of various teacher education associations.
Social and Environmental Education
Digital Learning for a DIgital Generation