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Cliff, Ken Dr

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education

Overview


Dr Ken Cliff is a Lecturer in the School of Education. He has a PhD in the Sociology of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and B.Ed (Hons I) in Physical and Health Education, both from the University of Wollongong. 

Ken is a strong believer in the importance of high quality Initial Teacher Education and the central position of academic governance to the delivery of equitable, efficient and effective higher education. He is currently a member of the UOW Educational Policy Review Sub-Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences Executive Committee (Operations), School of Education Executive Committee and the School of Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. He is also Academic Program Director (Course Progression Advisor), for latter stage students in the B Primary Education degree and a member of the School of Education's Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) team. 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Ken's primary research areas include the sociology of curriculum and pedagogy and preservice teacher education. His work draws on social theory to examine issues of power, equity and subjectivity. His published work can be found in the publications such as: British Journal of Sociology of Education; Journal of School Health; Sport, Education and Society; European Physical Education Review; and by Oxford University Press.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Modeling the propensity of students to succeed in virtual learning environments. Marin Romero, Mario
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Equity or Equality: An Analysis of University Approaches to Supporting And Achieving Digital Inclusion in He Hardie, Geraldine
    Doctor of Philosophy An Early Start to Self-Reguation Vasseleu, Elena

Teaching Overview


  • Dr Ken Cliff teaches in the areas of Sociology of Education and in Curriculum and Pedagogy, across a range of Initial Teacher Education programs. He is a 2017 OCTAL award nominee and a member of the School of Education's Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. He is currently a member of the School of Education's Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) team and works closely with colleagues at Fairy Meadow Demonstration School to deliver an innovative subject that sees preservice teachers undertaking professional learning in key areas such as differentiation, formative assessment, moderation and feedback. This subject is deliver on-site, at FMDS. 

    Prior to his appointment in the School of Education at UOW, Dr Cliff was a Lecturer with the School of Education at the University Newcastle (2009-2011). 

Full Name


  • Dr Ken Cliff

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Ken's primary research areas include the sociology of curriculum and pedagogy and preservice teacher education. His work draws on social theory to examine issues of power, equity and subjectivity. His published work can be found in the publications such as: British Journal of Sociology of Education; Journal of School Health; Sport, Education and Society; European Physical Education Review; and by Oxford University Press.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Modeling the propensity of students to succeed in virtual learning environments. Marin Romero, Mario
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Equity or Equality: An Analysis of University Approaches to Supporting And Achieving Digital Inclusion in He Hardie, Geraldine
    Doctor of Philosophy An Early Start to Self-Reguation Vasseleu, Elena

Teaching Overview


  • Dr Ken Cliff teaches in the areas of Sociology of Education and in Curriculum and Pedagogy, across a range of Initial Teacher Education programs. He is a 2017 OCTAL award nominee and a member of the School of Education's Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. He is currently a member of the School of Education's Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) team and works closely with colleagues at Fairy Meadow Demonstration School to deliver an innovative subject that sees preservice teachers undertaking professional learning in key areas such as differentiation, formative assessment, moderation and feedback. This subject is deliver on-site, at FMDS. 

    Prior to his appointment in the School of Education at UOW, Dr Cliff was a Lecturer with the School of Education at the University Newcastle (2009-2011). 

Full Name


  • Dr Ken Cliff