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Cliff, Ken Dr

Lecturer

  • School of Education
  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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 Deputy Chair of the UOW Educational Policy Review Sub-Committee, a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences Executive Committee (Operations) and the School of Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee. He is also Academic Program Director for the Bachelor of Primary Education degree and the lead for UOW's Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) 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) Enhancing emotional and professional wellbeing through mentoring and learning relationships Norwood, Kelly
    Doctor of Philosophy An Early Start to Self-Regulation: Investigating EducatorsÂ’ Beliefs and Practices for Supporting Early Self-Regulation 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) Enhancing emotional and professional wellbeing through mentoring and learning relationships Norwood, Kelly
    Doctor of Philosophy An Early Start to Self-Regulation: Investigating EducatorsÂ’ Beliefs and Practices for Supporting Early Self-Regulation 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