Faculty of Education and Arts

Jillian Wheatland

Position: Lecturer
Study area: Education
Location: Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room T316B
Phone: 5327 6084
Email: j.wheatland@federation.edu.au


Master of Education by Research - Federation University Australia - (current)
Graduate Certificate of Education/Technology - Melbourne University - 1996
Graduate Diploma of Education - Melbourne University - 1989
Bachelor of Arts -Monash University - 1987



Bachelor of Education (Primary)


  • Transition to Professional Practice (EDBPE 4301)
  • Schools Experience Seminar (EDBPE 4921A/4922B)
  • Becoming a Teacher (EDBPE 2102)
  • Schools Experience Practicum (EEBPE 4902)


Jill taught in Melbourne for 13 years at Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak. During this time Jill taught years 7-11 Geography, Economics, History and Outdoor Education. Jill was involved pastorally in years 7-9.
Jill has worked at FedUni for 7 years and has also taught in schools in Ballarat (St Francis Xavier P.S. and Loreto College)
Jill currently teach Humanities at Loreto College and works with the BED PE students at FedUni.

Areas of expertise

Jill's teaching methods in Secondary Schools have been Geography, Economics, History, Humanities and Outdoor Education. Jill has been involved with camps programs, Head of House at Loreto Mandeville and currently working with James Fiford (Chief Executive social education Vic) on National Curriculum History PD at Loreto College Ballarat

Research interests

Jill's maters project is based on the development of students centred national curriculum units in Australian History. Jill will be working with James Fiford, Jaqueline Wilson, Jenene Burke, Linda Mcdonald (head of Humanities, Loreto) will be using the Mechanics Institute, Sovereign Hill, Eureka and the Gold museum in Ballarat to develop these units of work. Which will be trialled at Loreto College.
Jill also has an interest in emotional intelligence and I have been working in a program at Ballarat S.C. with second year pst's EDBPE 2102. Jenene and myself have also conducted some research into the value of such programs for schools and pre-service teachers.

Seminar Presentations

Recipient of NAB Schools First Grant of $50,000. A partnership with FedUni and Ballarat S.C. Pathways to the Adult World Program EDBPE 2102