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Dr Peter Sellings

Discipline Leader for Inital Teacher Education

Institute Leadership


Institute Leadership


Mt Helen Campus, Online


Dr Peter Sellings is a teacher educator at the Mt Helen Campus of Federation University Australia.

Dr Sellings thoroughly enjoys teaching people of all ages and is currently developing his understanding of the importance of thinking routines. Peter has a long-standing interest in mathematics and science education and is committed to the development of teachers who can engage students by putting learning into context. He has been a contributing editor to two books on personalised learning and is currently researching the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education.

Peter worked at Monash University as a science education officer with the Gippsland Access and Participation project while completing his PhD, which examined secondary school student engagement.

Peter has 23 years’ experience in school education included as the Principal of a small Gippsland secondary school and teaching in a variety of P-12 and Secondary settings in regional and remote schools.

Information Communication Technology in schools: Students Exercise ‘Digital Agency’ to Engage with Learning

In contemporary society nationally and internationally, the use of Information Communication...

“We’re in It for the Long Haul”: Connection, Generation and Transformation Through a School-University Partnership

A fine romance? Developing a transformational school-university partnership

This paper investigates the complexities involved in a school-university partnership between a...

Pre-service Teacher Perceptions of LANTITE: Complexity Theory in Action?

The chapter reports on a study where the perceptions of a group of pre-service teachers (PSTs) in...

Assessing student–generated representations to explore theory–practice connections

Assessment is an integral part of the learning cycle and is necessary to determine where students...

Data Praxis: Teacher educators using data to inform and enhance pre-service teacher mathematics.

This paper explores how data can shape and enhance mathematics learning and teaching in an...

  • Journals

Developing pre-service teachers: The impact of an embedded framework in literacy and numeracy

This paper focuses on the development of the academic and personal literacy and numeracy skills...

Characterising Personalising Learning

Competence, Confidence and Attitudes as factors in Mathematics Learning and Teaching for Pre-service Teachers

  • Book Chapters

Personalising learning in open-plan schools

How can widely acknowledged challenges facing regional secondary schools with high concentrations...

Remaking Schooling through Open-Plan Settings

Using student voice in social studies/humanities to personalise learning

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Adapting to Teaching and Learning in Open-Plan Schools

Developing engaged learners: Working with teachers in collaborative partnerships to develop secondary classroom practices

  • Conference Proceedings

New practices and future implications for learning in open-plan settings for low socio-economic background students.

In this book we have identified many BEP implementation effects, some expected and others less...

New practices, new knowledge and future implications for learning in open-plan settings for low ses students

In this book we have identified many BEP implementation effects, some expected and others less...

Personalised learning in the open classroom: The mutuality of teacher and student agency

In this paper we examine how agency is characterised by teachers and students when personalised...

Personalising learning: Theory and enactment personalising learning

Researching the outcomes of the bendigo education plan changing school settings

Student perceptions of personalised learning: development and validation of a questionnaire with regional secondary students

This project sought to evaluate regional students’ perceptions of their readiness to learn,...

Explaining Newton's laws of motion: using student reasoning through representations to develop conceptual understanding

The development of students' reasoning and argumentation skills in school science is currently...

Personalised learning: lessons to be learnt

Personalised learning is now broadly endorsed as a key strategy to improve student curricular...