Matthew Krehl Edward Thomas (BA [Hons] La Trobe, GCertHELT Deakin, GDipEd, PhD UniMelb) SFHEA is an academic at Deakin University Australia. He is the Course Director of the Masters of Teaching (Secondary) and the Masters of Teaching (Secondary & Primary) program. He lectures in pedagogy, curriculum and research methodology and enhances intercultural understanding through global immersion programs. He is a former secondary school teacher with a background in leadership, strategy and organisational development. Matthew’s research is focused on time, social engineering surveillance and privacy. He often draws from across multiple theoretical domains to create bespoke research designs with a specific focus on exploring notions of time, privacy and risk.
- Social Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- British Education Research Association (BERA)
- European Educational Research Association (EERA)
- Victorian Institue of Teaching (VIT)
- Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS)
- Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
- Australian Education Union (AEU)
- Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)
- Research Methodology & Methods
- Global Experience & Intercultural Understanding
- EDX701 - Research Design Development and Method
- EDX703 - Research Paper A
- EDX704 - Research Paper B
- EDX705 - Minor Thesis A
- EDX706 - Minor Thesis B
- EPR7X3 - Reflecting On Professional Experience
- EPR7X1 - Planning For Learning In Professional Experience
- EEE751 - Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning
- EEE752 - Planning and assessment with diverse learners
Ask me about?
- Social Engineering
- Organizational development
- Schools and Schooling
- Teachers and Teaching
- Intercultural Understanding
- Inclusion & Exclusion
Thomas, M. K. E., & Whitburn, B. (2019). Time & Risk in Education. Paper presented at the Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future, Hamburg, Germany.
Skourdoumbis, A, Thomas, M. K. E. (2019). Teaching As Improvisation: New Education Policy Directions Of Pedagogy. Paper presented at the Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future, Hamburg, Germany.
Skourdoumbis, A., & Thomas, M. K. E. (2019). Using the Bourdieuian notion of ‘Economism’ to theorize education policy representations of innovation and creativity. Paper presented at the Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Thomas, M. K. E., & Whitburn, B. (2018). TIES: Time for Inclusion? Paper presented at the The Inclusive Education Summit, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus.
Charman, K., Dixon, M., Bellingham, R., Thomas, M. K. E., & Cooper, J. (2017). Pop Up School and Educational Consciousness. Paper presented at the Turning Learning Upside Down, Footscray, Victoria.
Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward. (2017). Temporality and Diffraction: Visual Possibilities. Paper presented at the Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward. (2017). The Erosion of the Public: From Romper Stomper to Woof-Woof. Paper presented at the Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
Coll, Leanne, Mayes, Eve., Davies, Kim., Whitburn, Ben, Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward., Corcoran, Tim. (2017). Affective Exclusions: Methodological Amplifications and (Im)Possibilities for Inclusive Education. Paper presented at the Past the Posts? Post-inquiry in the Post-truth Era, Deakin University, Burwood. Symposium
Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward. (2016). Left behind: What possibility remains for a pedagogy of insurrection in the current Australian context. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, AARE, Melbourne, Australia, MCG, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward., McKnight, L., Bellingham, R. (2016). Symposium: In defence of the dark arts: merging theory and method to transfigure education research. Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Australia.
Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward. (2013). Manufacturing consensus: does pedagogy shape what is common sense? Paper presented at the AARE 2013: Shaping Australian Educational Research. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Adelaide, Australia
Thomas, Matthew Krehl Edward. (2011). The Empty Child: The Reproduction Of Culture Through Schooling. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Hobart, Australia
2019 SFHEA Senior Fellow: Global Recognition HEA Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.
2017 ESRI REDI inaugural Travelling Fellow: Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) & Research for Educational Impact (REDI)
- 2016 RCA Award: Research Coaching Australia Faculty Award
- Surveillance in Australian Schools
- Inclusive education is a Right, right? (Editor)
- The Future of Qualitative Research: Innovative Methodologies. (Editor)
Global Experience for Pre-Service Teachers: Challenging settings, temporality and the AITSL standards
- Koorie Inclusive School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program Evaluation (KISWPBS)
- The Inclusive Education Summit Conference Committee
- Graduate Teacher Conferences (GTC)
- Higher Education Partnership and Participation Program (HEPPP)
- Twilight Seminar Series: Diversity and Inclusion
- National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
- Routines, Rituals & Realities: What does learning look like (VIC)
- Melton & Wyndham: Strengthening Connections between School, Young People, Parents and Community.
- Educational Consciousness: Pop Up School: Footscray Community
- Educational Consciousness: Pop Up School: Werribee Community
M Thomas, Ben Whitburn
(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 159-173, British journal of sociology of education, Abingdon, Eng., C1
M Thomas, Julianne Moss
(2019), pp. 83-102, Video-based research in education : cross disciplinary perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1
(2011), pp. 1-19, AARE 2011: Researching Across Boundaries. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Hobart, Tas., E1-1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Other Public Sector Funding
Success and Failure in Higher Education on uneven playing fields.
A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, A/Prof Rola Ajjawi, Dr Emma Rowe, Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis, Dr Matthew Thomas, A/Prof Sarah O'Shea, Prof Sue Bennett
- 2018: $23,281
- 2017: $7,906
Koorie Inclusive School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) Evaluation
Dr Tim Corcoran, Dr Matthew Thomas
- 2019: $94,178
- 2018: $18,073
Graduate Teacher Conferences: Design, Implementation and Evaluation.
A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Prof Christine Ure, A/Prof Andrea Gallant, Dr Matthew Thomas, Dr Emma Rowe, Mr Ray Messer, Dr Sarah Ohi, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Dr Julie Arnold, Dr Gaelene Hope-Rowe, Dr Peter O'Keefe, Mrs Kate Harvie, Mrs Jacqui Peters, Mrs Katrina Broadhead, Mrs Karen Chaur, Mrs Kate Moncrieff, Dr Kellie Sanders
- 2019: $77,881
- 2018: $182,564
Industry and Other Funding
Wyndham & Melton: Strengthening Connections between School, Young People, Parents and Community
Dr Piper Rodd, Dr Robin Bellingham, Dr Matthew Thomas, Dr Andrew Skourdoumbis
- 2016: $100,000
No completed student supervisions to report