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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2017

Valuing and desiring purposes of education to transcend miseducative measurement practices

R Scott Webster

(2017), Vol. 49, pp. 331-346, Educational philosophy and theory, London, Eng., C1

journal

Making the unbearable bearable through existential spirituality

R Webster

(2017), pp. 81-98, Multiculturalism and the convergence of faith and practical wisdom in modern society, Hershey, Pa, B1

chapter

Transforming, storing and consuming athletic experiences: a coach's narrative of using a video application

C Cronin, A Whitehead, S Webster, T Huntley

(2017), pp. 1-13, Sport, education and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Education or quality of teaching? Implications for Australian democracy

R Webster

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 59-76, Australian journal of teacher education, Joondalup, W.A., C1

journal
2016

Existential individual alone within Freire's sociopolitical solidarity

R Webster

(2016), pp. 1-5, Encyclopedia of educational philosophy and theory, Singapore, B1

chapter

Being trustworthy: going beyond evidence to desiring

R Webster

(2016), pp. 1-11, Education philosophy and theory, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Transforming the researchers who are researching education

R Webster

(2016), pp. 1-10, AARE 2016 : Transforming educational research : Proceedings of the Conference for the Australian Association for Research in Education : Transforming Education Research, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
2015

In defence of the lecture

R Webster

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

journal
2014

Speaking back via the spiritual force of democracy

R Webster

(2014), AARE 2014: Speaking Back through Research : Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1

conference
2013

Incorporating the aesthetic dimension into pedagogy

R Webster, M Wolfe

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

journal

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

R Webster

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

journal

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

R Webster

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

journal

Having the courage to measure up for education

R 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

conference
2012

Educating the person for democratic participation

R Webster

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

chapter

Challenging student satisfaction through the education of desires

R Webster

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

journal
2011

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

T Snell, J Simmonds, R Webster

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

journal

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

R Webster

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

journal
2010

The right to inquire into the religious

R Webster

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

chapter

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

R Webster

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

journal
2009

Educating for meaningful lives : through existential spirituality

S Webster

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

book

Dewey's democracy as the kingdom of God on earth

R Webster

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

journal

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

R Webster

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

journal

The educative value of Dewey's religious attitude for spirituality

R Webster

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

journal

Why educators should bring an end to pedagogy

R Webster

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

journal
2008

Is knowledge miseducative?

S Webster

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

conference

Being philosophical regarding the evidence of 'what works'.

R 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, Sunshine Coast, Qld., E1-1

conference

How a Deweyan science education further enables ethics education

S Webster

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

journal
2007

A Deweyan education as a spiritually creative enterprise

R 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, Wellington, New Zealand, E1-1

conference

Centring the subject in order to educate

R Webster

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

journal
2006

Educative teaching

R Webster

(2006), pp. 1-14, AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia, Adelaide, South Australia, E1-1

conference

Aiming for world peace by promoting 'violence' in education

R 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, New South Wales, E1-1

conference
2005

Personal identity : moving beyond essence

R Webster

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

journal
2004

Liberating from literalness : making space for meaningful forms of abstraction

L Fitzclarence, S Webster

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

conference

The educative value of values

R Webster

(2004), pp. 1-12, PESA 2004 : Education and values : Proceedings of the 2004 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia conference, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

conference

Doing the ultimate public good through teacher education

R Webster

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

conference

Is 'education' becoming irrelevant in our research?

R Webster

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

journal

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

R Webster

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

journal

An existential framework of spirituality

R Webster

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

journal
2003

Is education becoming irrelevant in our research?

S 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, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1

conference
2002

Spirituality : providing guidance through uncertainty ®

S 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, Brisbane, Queensland, E1-1

conference

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

S Webster

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

conference
2001

Changing hearts and minds through the existential crisis

R Webster

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

conference
1999

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

R Webster

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

chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2016

Suyoun Lee

Thesis entitled: Exploring Implementation of Dialogical Inquiry into a Korean English Classroom

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education