School of Education

David Macdonald

Position: Lecturer
Study area: Education
Location: Gippsland Campus Room 2S - 207


Bachelor of Education – Massey University Australia - 2002

Diploma of Education – Waikato University – 1976



Bachelor of Education


  • Health and Physical Education (EDBED1005)
  • Learning, Thinking & Creativity (EDBED1008)
  • Effective Pedagogies: Integrating Curriculum (EDBED 1010)
  • Literacy and Numeracy (EDBED1011)
  • Learning and Teaching Maths (EDBED 1012)


David has taught for over 30 years within the primary school setting, in New Zealand, USA and Australia. Mainly in middle school and senior primary areas. His final position was as the academic principal of a school of 1200 students.
David has taught within the University sector for 7 years mainly in a part time capacity.

Areas of expertise

David's key areas of expertise are in technology, mathematic and health and physical education. He also enjoy teaching the areas of basic pedagogy.


Refereed journal articles

Macdonald, D. & Hoban, G. (2009) Science Content Knowledge Gained Through the Use of Slowmation and Uploading to the Internet. The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp.319-330.

Johnson, NF, Macdonald, DC and Brabazon, (2008) T, Rage against the machine? Symbolic violence in e-learning supported tertiary education. E-Learning, 5(3), 2008, 275-283. Copyright Symposium Journals 2008.

Refereed Conference Proceedings
Hoban, G. Macdonald, D. & Ferry, B. (2009) Simplifying Animation to Encourage Preservice Teachers' Science Learning and Teaching Using "Slowmation" Refereed conference paper presented at Ed-Media 2009.

Hoban, G. Macdonald, D. & Ferry, B. (2009) Improving Preservice Teachers' Science Knowledge by Creating, Reviewing and Publishing Slowmations to TeacherTube. Refereed conference paper presented at SITE 2009.

Hoban, G., Nielsen, W., Macdonald, D. & Ferry, B. (2009). Validating the Slowmation learning design: comparing a learning design with students' experiences of learning. Proceedings of The Future of Learning Designs Conference (pp. 61-68). Wollongong, NSW: University of Wollongong.

Hoban, G. F., Ferry, B. & Macdonald, D. (2009). Engaging preservice elementary teachers in understanding science knowledge by creating, reviewing, and publishing digital animations. AERA 2009 Annual Meeting USA: All Academic, Inc.

Lambert, S. & Macdonald, D. (2007). Reuse of a role-play for new University Teachers. Refereed conference paper presented at ASCILITE, Singapore.