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A/Prof. Damian Blake
|Position||Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)|
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 522 71440|
|Role and profile||
Course Director, Graduate Diploma of Education (Applied Learning)
Course Co-ordinator, Master of Education
Unit Chair and Teaching:
ECJ721 - Introduction to teaching in the Middle Years
EEJ722 - Applied Learning in the Middle Years
EEE723 - Partnership Development for Applied and Vocational Learning Programs
EEJ735 - Teachers and Youth Literacy and Numeracy Engagement
EXE702 - Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century
ECV704 - Applied Learning
EXR780 - Research Perspectives
EXR790 - Research Proposal Development
EXR796/7 - Masters Research Paper
EXR798/9 - Masters Minor Thesis
PhD - Higher Degree by Research Program
Strategies for Youth Engagement
Community and industry partnerships and interagency collaboration
Teachers’ professional learning
Mixed-method research approaches including case study, action research and phenomenological research methods.
|Current research projects||
Building Innovative Partnerships to Improve Youth Engagement in Education
Alternative pathways into Higher Education
Examining the development of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and its implications for schools and teacher education in Australia
The influence of learning environment on student conceptions of learning.
Supporting Teachers as Action Researchers
Investigating the use of mixed-mode learning in higher education.
Developing a rural and regional science challenge to utilise community and industry-based partnerships.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Deputy Chair - Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (DUHREC)
Chair - Faculty of Arts and Education Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG)
Faculty of Arts and Education Course Selection Committee
Teaching and Learning Coordinator - Applied, Vocational and Adult Learning
School of Education Arts Teaching and Learning Committee
School of Education Professional Experience Committee
The Jim and Alison Leslie Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) VCAL Award for Outstanding Achievement
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Smart Geelong Local Learning Employment Network (SGRLLEN)
Blake, D. & Gallagher, D. (2009) “Examining the development of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning and its implications for schools and teacher education in Australia”, Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, Western State University, Missouri, 20-21 February.
Campbell, Coral and Blake, Damian (2009) Developing a science challenge to support partnerships and pedagogy in rural and regional science, in Lyons, Terry; Choi, Joon-Yul and McPhan, Greg (eds), ISFIRE 2009 : Innovation for Equity in Rural Education : Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education, pp. 85-93, ISFIRE, Armidale, N.S.W.
Blake, Damian (2009) Supporting Teachers as Action Researchers, AARE 2009 : Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference, pp. 1-15, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Vic
Blake, D. (2009) Partnerships for Applied Learning Paper presented at the Australian Association for research in Education 2009 International Education Research Conference, 30 Nov – 3 Dec, Canberra, ACT.
Blake, D. (2009) Investigating the use of mixed-mode learning in higher education Paper presented at the 4th Symposium on Quality Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 12-13 June
Campbell, Coral and Blake, Damian (2009) Improving secondary school students' engagement in science: case studies of doing authentic science in schools from across South East Asia, ASERA 2009 : Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Australasian Science Education Research Association, Melbourne, Vic.
Blake, D. (2009) The VCAL and Pathways Beyond School, Key Note Conference Presentation at the Principles Pedagogy and Practice Conference, Victorian Applied Learning Association, Melbourne 26 March.
Blake, D. (2008) What is Applied Learning? Keynote address at the Polytechnic Education Conference, Hobart Tasmania 8 - 9 May
Blake, D., Smith, P. (2008) Examining the significance of different conceptions of learning, in Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, November 2007, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Blake, D. (2007) Transforming Learning: from traditional teaching to applied learning. Keynote address at the Joint Victorian Association for Teaching English/Victorian Applied Learning Association Conference on Applied Learning, Melbourne, 7 September.
Blake, D, (2007) Applied Learning in Schools: revealing the emerging significance of a broader conception of learning. Paper presented to the Symposium on Applied Learning, Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, 7 March
Blake, D. (2007) What is applied learning really? Presentation for the 2007 VALA Conference, Victorian Applied Learning Association, Melbourne 20 March
Blake, D. (2007). Achieving inclusivity through applied learning, Paper presented at the Third Joint Symposium, National Taiwan Normal University and Deakin University, University of Macau, China 14-15 November
Blake, D. (2006). Re-engaging young people through applied learning pedagogy, in Making teaching public: reforms in teacher education. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference, Australian Teacher Education Conference, 5-8 July, Fremantle, Western Australia http://www.atea.edu.au/ConfPapers/2006/blake.pdf
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