Senior Researcher, Centre for Educational Research, Western Sydney University
As a senior member in the Centre for Educational Research at UWS, Professor Tonia Gray researches our estranged human-nature relationship and its impact on child development and well-being, an area known as Eco-pedagogies. For over three decades, Tonia has written extensively on nature-based practices in teacher education and has been an advocate of infusing outdoor and ‘green’ learning experiences into Australia’s National Curriculum renewal process.
Tonia’s areas of research and publication include: Ecopedagogy, Reflection and Experience Based Learning (EBL) in educational settings, Health & Well-being, Outdoor Education, and Adventure Therapy. Risk Taking Behaviours in Adolescence, Risk Management in the Outdoors, Burnout in the Outdoor Profession, Facilitation and Leadership in Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods and Curriculum Implementation Strategies: PD/H/PE. Research Methods in Experiential Education.
Tonia can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and her 3-min teaching philosophy can be seen here: https://youtu.be/XV-VuGYz_yc