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Mr. Josh Ambrosy

Lecturer, Outdoor Education

Pathways, Humanities and Social Sciences



Mt Helen Campus, Online


Josh is a lecturer in the Institute of Education, Arts and Community at Federation University. Josh's research focuses on different models of teaching and learning in middle years education. Josh uses the arts-based methodology of poetic inquiry within his research. Josh has worked in several P-12 school contexts across Government, Independent and Catholic sectors. Josh is also heavily involved in professional associations related to his work in the outdoor and broader education sectors. Josh is available for expert panel membership, report writing and research projects.

Areas of expertise

(1) Year nine- and middle-years programs

Josh’s research on year nine programs has focused on how current programs utilise curriculum and pedagogy to engage students at these year levels in schooling and the barriers that schools face in developing and maintaining these programs.

(2) Educational policy

Josh has a strong interest in educational policy. In particular, those related to both curriculum and outdoor activities.

(3) Outdoor education curriculum

Josh strongly advocates for the inclusion of outdoor education in the curriculum. He has undertaken several roles for the VCAA and ACARA around projects to update the curriculum in this area.

A Teachers Guide to Outdoor Education Curriculum: Victorian Edition

  • Book

Hope during COVID-19: a poetic inquiry of early career academics

The essence of being a year nine teacher

Using teacher narratives to map policy effects in the Victorian Government International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) context

Year 9 is often seen as the ‘lost year’. Here’s what schools are trying to keep kids engaged

  • Journals

COVID-19 and National Sport Events: A Case Study of the Sport Event Logistics for the 2021 Australian Road Nationals Cycling Championships

The expendable teacher in covid-19 times: A poetic inquiry into the reconfiguration of governmentality in victorian schools

The actualization of a neoliberal rationality has been widely explored in global education policy...

  • Journals