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Dr Trevor Mccandless



Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2017
Master of Teaching (Secondary), University of Melbourne, 2011
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary), University of Melbourne, 2011
Graduate Certificate of Education, La Trobe University, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1991

Teaching interests

Sociology of Education

Educational Policy

Curriculum and Learning

Units taught

EPP305 Policy, Schooling and Society

EPP102 - Learning-Teaching Communities

EEE751 - Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning

Knowledge areas

Critical Discourse Analysis, Visual Analysis, Intercultural Understanding, Sociology of Education, Social Equity, Inclusion


Teacher conceptualisations and enactments of international-mindedness in Primary Years Programmes in Australian and Singaporean IB World schools

100 Jobs of the Future


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Normative power in higher education: the ghost of inherent requirements

T McCandless, T Corcoran, B Whitburn

(2023), pp. 1-14, International Journal of Inclusive Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Assessing intercultural understanding: the facts about strangers

T McCandless, B Fox, J Moss, H Chandir

(2022), Vol. 74, pp. 957-977, Educational Review, C1

journal article

Affinity spaces and the situatedness of intercultural relations between international and domestic students in two Australian schools

J Blackmore, L Tran, T Hoang, M Chou-Lee, T McCandless, C Mahoney, C Beavis, L Rowan, A Hurem

(2022), pp. 1-17, Educational Review, London, England, C1

journal article

"Building the business model" or "Broadening our international perspectives"? Staff positioning on the values of hosting international students in the Australian school sector

Ly Tran, Jill Blackmore, Huyen Bui, Trang Hoang, Catherine Beavis, Leonie Rowan, Trevor McCandless, Manaia Chou-Lee, Aida Hurem

(2022), Vol. 114, pp. 1-12, International Journal of Educational Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Higher Education and Inherent Requirements: Beyond Inherency to Coherency

Tim Corcoran, Ben Whitburn, Trevor McCandless

(2022), pp. 1-23, Journal of Disability Studies in Education, Leiden, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

International students in the first years of senior secondary schooling in Australia: Longing for belonging

L Rowan, C Beavis, L Tran, J Blackmore, T McCandless, T Hoang, A Hurem, C Halse

(2021), Vol. 81, International Journal of Educational Development, C1

journal article

Teacher educators and the pedagogical and curriculum complexity of Teach For All in Australia

Julianne Moss, Trevor Mccandless, Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Mary Dixon, Danielle Hitch, Kate Johnstone, Jill Loughlin

(2020), pp. 1-24, Examining Teach For All: International Perspectives on a Growing Global Network, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Intercultural Understanding in the Australian Curriculum

T McCandless, B Fox, J Moss, H Chandir

(2020), Vol. 47, pp. 571-590, Australian Educational Researcher, C1

journal article

Teacher conceptualisations and enactments of international-mindedness in PYP programmes in Australian and Singaporean IB World Schools

Trevor Mccandless, Julianne Moss, Mark Rahimi, Harsha Chandir

(2019), The Hague, Netherlands, A6

research report/technical paper

100 jobs of the future

Russell Tytler, Ruth Bridgstock, Peta White, Dineli Mather, Trevor Mccandless, Michelle Grant-Iramu

(2019), Burwood, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

School leadership and intercultural understanding: school foyers as situated spaces for doing diversity

J Moss, J O’Mara, T McCandless

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 956-973, International Journal of Inclusive Education, C1

journal article

Classing schools

T McCandless

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 808-820, Discourse: studies in the cultutal politics of education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Hands-on Heritage at the National Wool Museum.

Dr Merinda Kelly, Dr Trevor Mccandless, Dr Eve Mayes, Prof Julianne Moss, Dr Harsha Chandir

City of Greater Geelong

  • 2023: $20,900

Industry and Other Funding

Graduate Teachers Professional Learning Program.

Prof Julianne Moss, Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Jacqui Peters, Mrs Kate Moncrieff, Mr Ray Messer, Dr Harsha Chandir, Dr Trevor Mccandless

Beyond the Bell (Beyond the Bell Great South Coast Ltd)

  • 2023: $75,737

The Ripple Effect of Cottage by the Sea.

Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Amanda Mooney, Prof Julianne Moss, Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen, Prof Andrea Nolan, Dr Trevor Mccandless

Cottage by the Sea, Queenscliff Inc

  • 2023: $24,999


Associate Supervisor

Kristian Kirkwood

Thesis entitled: The pedagogical potential of digital games to enhance the learning of spelling for English Second Language Learners in a Persian Gulf State

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education