- Professor Simone White
- Deputy Dean (acting)
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
Office of the Deputy Dean
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership
- Discipline *
- Education Systems
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- Identifiers and profiles
EdD (University of Tech., Sydney)
- Professional memberships
Immediate past President of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Member of the American Association for research in Education (AERA)
Member of the European Council for Education research (ECER)
Simone White is Professor and Associate Dean (International and Engagement) in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). This role is currently responsible for student recruitment, business development, commercialization, marketing and communication, alumni, sponsors and donors. Over the past two years Simone has led the development of a suite of micro-credentials for education. See https://www.qut.edu.au/education/engage/professional-development for the learning pathway design and set of fully accredited suite of topics.
Simone has held previous leadership roles at Monash University where she was the Chair of Teacher Education and Head of School of Education at the Gippsland campus. Simone has also been a key advisor to the Teacher Education Expert Advisory Committee, for the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership and the President of the Australian Teacher Education Association. Simone was recently awarded the SPERA Rural Education recognition award for her dedication to rural education.
Simone’s publications, research and teaching are focused on the key question of how to best prepare teachers and leaders for diverse communities (both local and global). Her current research areas focus on teacher education policy, teacher learning (including teacher education), professional experience and building and maintaining university-school/community partnerships. Simone recently led an Australian government grant focused on improving the preparation of future teachers to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and caregivers.
Through her collective work, Simone aims to connect research, policy and practice in ways that bring teachers and school and university based teacher educators together and break down traditional borders between academics, policy makers, communities and practitioners.
I have led or been a member of a range of high-impact nationally competitive teaching and learning, scholarly projects (Totaling $980,000). The most recent government funded project, titled Engaging and partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and community to improve student outcomes http://www.yourstoryourjourney.net
Key learning and teaching outcomes of the projects include:
White, S., Anderson, P., Gower, G., Byrne, M., Bennet, M., Quin, A., (2019) Your Story Our Journey (http://www.yourstoryourjouney.net)
White, S., Forgasz, R., Grimmett, H., & Williams, J. (2017). The Monash Casey TAPP digital resource.(http://www.partnershipprojects.info )
Anderson, P., Rennie, J., White, S & Darling, A. (2017) Partnering for remote education (online resource) Department of Education. Available from http://www.preepared.com
Bloomfield, D., White, S & Goulding, J. (2013) Authentic Assessment in Practice Settings: A Participatory Design Approach (online resource) Melbourne, Australian Teaching and Learning Council. Available from: http://www.teacherassessment.net
Sim, C., Freiberg,J., White, S., Allard, A., Le Cornu, R. & Carter, B. (2012). Using Professional Standards: Assessing work integrated learning in initial teacher education [online resource]. Melbourne, Australian Teaching and Learning Council. Available from: http://www.teacherevidence.net
White, S., Kline, J., Hastings, W., & Lock, G. (2011) Renewing rural and regional teacher education curriculum [online resource]. Melbourne, Australian Teaching and Learning Council. Available from: http://www.rrrtec.net.au
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.