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Freebody, Peter Prof.

Faculty Member

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

Overview


Peter Freebody is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The University of Wollongong. Recent positions include Professorial Research Fellow at The University of Sydney, and foundation Deputy Dean Research at the Centre for Research on Pedagogy, National Institute of Education, Singapore. His research interests are in literacy education, educational disadvantage, classroom interaction, and research methodology. He has contributed journal articles, book chapters, and invited entries in international handbooks and encyclopedias on these topics, and has secured 16 ARC grants and numerous other competitive project funding under other government programs. Peter has served on Australian state and national advisory groups in the areas of literacy education and curriculum design. He was the 2015-16 Chair of the International Literacy Association’s Research Panel, and the 2014 recipient of that association’s W.S. Gray Citation of Merit for outstanding lifelong contributions to international literacy education. Peter is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and a member of the International Reading Hall of Fame.

Research Overview


  • literacy education, educational disadvantage, classroom interaction, and research methodology

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
    2014

    Published In
    Journal of Educational Administration and History
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Language Policy(Netherlands)
    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
    2014

    Published In
    New Literacies around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy
    Publisher
    United States
    2014

    Published In
    Literacy in the Arts: Retheorising Learning and Teaching
    Publisher
    Cham, Switzerland
    2014

    Published In
    Literacy in the Arts: Retheorising Learning and Teaching
    Publisher
    Cham, Switzerland
    2013

    Published In
    International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
    2011

    Published In
    The Routledge Companion to English Studies
    Publisher
    Routledge

Research Overview


  • literacy education, educational disadvantage, classroom interaction, and research methodology

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
    2014

    Published In
    Journal of Educational Administration and History
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Language Policy(Netherlands)
    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
    2014

    Published In
    New Literacies around the Globe: Policy and Pedagogy
    Publisher
    United States
    2014

    Published In
    Literacy in the Arts: Retheorising Learning and Teaching
    Publisher
    Cham, Switzerland
    2014

    Published In
    Literacy in the Arts: Retheorising Learning and Teaching
    Publisher
    Cham, Switzerland
    2013

    Published In
    International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning, and Culture
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
    2011

    Published In
    The Routledge Companion to English Studies
    Publisher
    Routledge
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