Selena Prior

Position:  Scholarly Teaching Fellow
Study area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Location:  Mt Helen, Room T223
Phone:  03 5327 6619


Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Grad. Dip. Of Ed.,
M.Ed. (Research) – University of Melbourne (2008)



  • Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)


  • Effective Teaching and Learning (EDMAS)
  • Feedback, Assessment and Reporting (EDMAS)
  • History Curriculum (EDBED, EDMAS)
  • Humanities Curriculum
  • Integrated Humanities for the Primary Classroom
  • Primary Humanities


Selena has more than nineteen years of professional educational experience, first as a middle years’ teacher in a select entry accelerated program teaching English and the Humanities, and subsequently as a teacher and mentor of pre-service teachers at the University of Melbourne and now Federation University. She worked as an education consultant for several years as part of a project funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade delivering professional learning on global education and curriculum development to primary, secondary, and pre-service teachers across Victoria. As an Educational Consultant she has worked with a range of schools, teachers and organisations mentoring and building partnerships.

Research interests

  • Philosophy, Democracy and Humanities education
  • Global Education
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • History Education


Book chapters

Prior, S. & Wilks, S. Philosophy in Public and other educational spaces in Burgh, G., & Thornton, S. (Eds.) (2019). Philosophical Inquiry with Children: The development of an inquiring society in Australia. Abingdon: Routledge