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Dr Matthew Thomas

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2017
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2015
Master of Social Research Methods, University of Melbourne, 2005
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), La Trobe University, 2004
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities), La Trobe University, 2002

Contact

Biography summary

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.

Research interests

  • Time
  • Social Engineering
  • Risk
  • Privacy
  • Artificial Intelligence

Teaching interests

  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum
  • Research Methodology & Methods
  • Global Experience & Intercultural Understanding

Units taught

Research Units

  • EDX701 - Research Design Development and Method
  • EDX703 - Research Paper A
  • EDX704 - Research Paper B
  • EDX705 - Minor Thesis A
  • EDX706 - Minor Thesis B

Pedagogy Units

  • EPR7X3 - Reflecting On Professional Experience
  • EPR7X1 - Planning For Learning In Professional Experience
  • EEE751 - Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning
  • EEE752 - Planning and assessment with diverse learners

Knowledge areas

Ask me about?

  • Time
  • Social Engineering
  • Privacy
  • Risk
  • Organizational development
  • Schools and Schooling
  • Teachers and Teaching
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Expertise

Time, Social Engineering, Privacy, Teaching & Learning, Risk, Organisational Culture

Conferences

Conferences:

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

Professional activities

Research groups

  • Research Pathways
     
  • Curriculum, Pedagogy and Professional Learning
     
  • Inclusive Education

Awards

  • 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

Projects

Current Projects:

  • Schools Under Surveillance 
  • 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
     

Past Projects:

  • 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

Publications

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2019

Time for inclusion?

M Thomas, Ben Whitburn

(2019), Vol. 40, pp. 159-173, British journal of sociology of education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Critical videographic research methods: researching teacher's lives and work post '9/11'

M Thomas, Julianne Moss

(2019), pp. 83-102, Video-based research in education : cross disciplinary perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

What is valued knowledge and where does it live? Educational consciousness and the democratisation of education

Robin Bellingham, Matthew Thomas, Karen Charman, Mary Dixon, Jayson Cooper

(2019), pp. 77-91, Re-imagining education for democracy, London, Eng., B1

chapter
2011

The empty child: the reproduction of culture through schooling

M Thomas

(2011), pp. 1-19, AARE 2011: Researching Across Boundaries. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Hobart, Tas., E1-1

conference

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

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report