Dr Scott Webster

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Education (Pedagogy And Curriculum)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Diploma of Teaching, Brisbane College of Adv. Edu., 1986
Bachelor of Education, Central Queensland University, 1990
Bachelor of Arts, Ambassador University, 1993
Master of Science, University of Oxford, 1995
Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, 2003

Biography

Scott is the coordinator for the 'Curriculum, Pedagogy and Professional Learning' teaching and research group in the school of education.  Scott began his career in 1986 in North Queensland as a HPE, Science and Maths secondary teacher.  He has also worked and studied in the UK and USA.

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Research interests

Education Theory
Philosophy of Education
Ethics, values, spirituality, meaning of life
Critical Thinking
Curriculum Theory
Reflective Practice
Pre-service Teaching
Dewey, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche & Heidegger.

Teaching interests

Philosophy of Education, Educational Theory, Democracy, Teacher-Learner Identity, Curriculum & Assessment.

Awards

High eVALUate result of 89+% in Timester 1, 2015
Nominated Supervisor Award, Monash University (2010)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Monash University (2006-2007)
APA scholarship awarded 1998 - used for PhD (1998 – 2001)
Nominated for National Excellence in Teaching Award, from NEiTA foundation (formed by ASG) for teaching in secondary schools (1997)

Publications

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2015

In defence of the lecture

Dr Scott Webster

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 88-105, Australian journal of teacher education, Perth, W. A., C1

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2013

Improving the value of the national curriculum through ethics and the religious

Dr Scott Webster

(2013), Vol. 33, pp. 31-41, Curriculum perspectives : the journal of Australian curriculum studies, Deakin West, A. C. T., C1

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Healing the physical/spiritual divide through a holistic and hermeneutic approach to education

Dr Scott Webster

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 62-73, International journal of children's spirituality, London, Eng., C1

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Incorporating the aesthetic dimension into pedagogy

Dr Scott Webster, Melissa Wolfe

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 21-33, Australian journal of teacher education, Mount Lawley, W.A., C1

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Having the courage to measure up for education

Dr Scott Webster

(2013), pp. 241-247, PESA 2013 : Measuring Up in Education : Proceedings of the 43rd Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2013, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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2012

Challenging student satisfaction through the education of desires

Dr Scott Webster

(2012), Vol. 37, pp. 80-92, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N.S.W., C1

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Educating the person for democratic participation

Dr Scott Webster

(2012), pp. 213-228, Surviving economic crises through education, New York, N.Y., B1

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2011

Must Dewey and Kierkegaard’s inquiry for world peace be violent?

Dr Scott Webster

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 521-533, Educational philosophy and theory, Oxford , England, C1

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Spirituality in the work of Theodore Roszak : implications for contemporary ecopsychology

Tristan L. Snell, Janette G. Simmonds, Dr Scott Webster

(2011), Vol. 3, pp. 105-113, Ecopsychology, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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2010

The right to inquire into the religious

Dr Scott Webster

(2010), pp. 1105-1120, International handbook of inter-religious education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

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Does the Australian national framework for values education stifle an education for world peace?

Dr Scott Webster

(2010), Vol. 42, pp. 462-475, Educational philosophy and theory, Oxford, England, C1-1

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2009

Why educators should bring an end to pedagogy

Dr Scott Webster

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 42-53, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N.S.W., C1-1

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Educating for meaningful lives : through existential spirituality

Dr Scott Webster

(2009), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, A1-1

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The educative value of Dewey's religious attitude for spirituality

Dr Scott Webster

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 93-103, International journal of children's spirituality, London, England, C1-1

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How evidence-based teaching practices are challenged by a Deweyan approach to education

Dr Scott Webster

(2009), Vol. 37, pp. 215-227, Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Dewey's democracy as the kingdom of God on earth

Dr Scott Webster

(2009), Vol. 43, pp. 615-632, Journal of philosophy of education, London, England, C1-1

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2008

Being philosophical regarding the evidence of 'what works'.

Dr Scott Webster

(2008), pp. 1-9, ATEA 2008 : Teacher Educators at Work : What works and where is the evidence? Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Teacher Education Association. Conference, Melbourne, Vic, E1-1

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Is knowledge miseducative?

Dr Scott Webster

(2008), pp. 1-10, PESA 2008 : The ownership and dissemination of knowledge :Proceedings of the 2008 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

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How a Deweyan science education further enables ethics education

Dr Scott Webster

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 903-919, Science & education, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2007

Centring the subject in order to educate

Dr Scott Webster

(2007), Vol. 39, pp. 519-530, Educational philosophy and theory, Oxford, England, C1-1

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A Deweyan education as a spiritually creative enterprise

Dr Scott Webster

(2007), pp. 1-9, PESA 2007 : Creativity, enterprise and policy - new directions in education : Proceedings of the 2007 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

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2006

Educative teaching

Dr Scott Webster

(2006), pp. 1-14, AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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Aiming for world peace by promoting 'violence' in education

Dr Scott Webster

(2006), pp. 1-11, PESA 2006 : Politics, business and education - the aims of education in the twenty-first century : Proceedings of the 2006 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

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2005

Personal identity : moving beyond essence

Dr Scott Webster

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 5-16, International journal of children's spirituality, London, England, C1-1

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2004

Changing pre-service teachers' purposes of education through existential crises

Dr Scott Webster

(2004), Vol. 48, pp. 82-94, Australian journal of education, Hawthorn, Vic., C1-1

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An existential framework of spirituality

Dr Scott Webster

(2004), Vol. 9, pp. 7-19, International journal of children's spirituality, London, England, C1-1

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Is 'education' becoming irrelevant in our research?

Dr Scott Webster

(2004), Vol. 29, pp. 1-9, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N.S.W., C1-1

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Doing the ultimate public good through teacher education

Dr Scott Webster

(2004), pp. 1-10, AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; Proceedings of the 2004 International Education Research conference, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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Liberating from literalness : making space for meaningful forms of abstraction

Dr Lindsay J Fitzclarence, Dr Scott Webster

(2004), pp. 425-433, ATEA 2004 : Making spaces : regenerating the profession : proceedings of the 2004 ATEA conference 2004, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

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The educative value of values

Dr Scott Webster

(2004), pp. 1-12, PESA 2004 : Education and values : Proceedings of the 2004 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

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2003

Is education becoming irrelevant in our research?

Dr Scott Webster

(2003), pp. 1-9, NZARE/AARE 2003 : Educational research, risks and dilemmas : New Zealand Association for Research in Education and the Australian Association for Research in Education, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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2002

Existentialism : providing an ideal framework for educational research in times of uncertainty ®

Dr Scott Webster

(2002), pp. 1-15, AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; AARE 2002 conference papers, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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Spirituality : providing guidance through uncertainty ®

Dr Scott Webster

(2002), pp. 1-16, AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; Proceedings of the 2002 Australian Association for Research in Education conference, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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2001

Changing hearts and minds through the existential crisis

Dr Scott Webster

(2001), pp. 1-22, ATEA 2001: Teacher Education: Change of heart, mind and action : Australian Teacher Educators Association. Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

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1999

Education and the meaning of life : existentialism, spirituality and philosophy

Dr Scott Webster

(1999), pp. 23-30, Educational research in new times : imagining communities for diversity and inclusiveness, Flaxton, Qld., B1-1

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