School of Education

Dr Cheryl Glowrey

Position: Lecturer, Program Campus Coordinator – Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Study area: Education
Location: Gippsland Campus, Room 2S - 211
Phone: 5122 6238


Doctor of Philosophy – Monash University - 2013

Master of Education (Curriculum Studies) - Deakin University – 2000

Master of Letters – University of New England – 1995

Graduate Diploma Education (Secondary) – Canberra University – 1978

Bachelor of Arts – Australian National University - 1977



  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)


  • Introduction to teaching and Learning (EDDDE 1001)
  • Teaching Experience 1 (EEDDE 2401)
  • ATSI: Learning and Teaching (EDBED/EDFGC 3016/2031)
  • Education and Curriculum Studies 1 & 2 (EDMAS 6101/6102)
  • Youth, Culture and Schooling (EDMAS 6003)
  • Indigenous Issues in Education (EDFGC 6310)
  • Teacher as Professional (EDFGC 5809)


Cheryl moved from the schools sector to teaching in the School of Education at Federation University in 2014. Her experience as a teacher and Principal in rural secondary schools in Gippsland informs the initiatives in teacher education to strengthen the relationship between theory and practice. She also has extensive experience in issues of transition to post-compulsory education for young people through her role as a Principal, resolving complex issues of access for students in remote and rural communities. In addition, she served on the governing bodies of several adult learning bodies in Gippsland. Cheryl completed her doctoral thesis in environmental history at the Gippsland Campus as a Monash. She is an active regional historian, researching in the South Gippsland area, including collaborative projects through the Foster & District Historical Society. Their 2014 publication, Prom Country; a history, including a chapter on local Indigenous history by Cheryl, was awarded a commendation in the Community Collaborative Award category of the Victorian Community History Awards for 2015.

Areas of expertise

Cheryl's strength is focused around the need to engage young people in learning through teaching. Achieving this through effective development of curriculum, understanding the individual learner and assessment for learning in the secondary classroom is a priority. Developing the skill and confidence of teachers to be innovative within an evidence- based practice is an area she has worked in for many years. Issues in rural education, especially those relating to aspiration and access to quality education and training pathways on leaving school have been a focus of Cheryl's work both in schools and at Federation University, where she is involved in the Broadening Horizons Research Project with the School of Education. As an environmental historian, Cheryl's research of the history of South Gippsland has developed an understanding of the Indigenous history of the area as well as the rich diversity of European settler stories. An emerging narrative that has attracted interest in the community concerns the role of the Chinese in the early settlement of the area. She is currently researching an oral history of the Soldier Settlement of Yanakie and the establishment of popular tourism at Wilsons Promontory in the 1950s and 1960s for a project titled Road to the Prom, partly funded by Federation University. This project includes curating an exhibition of the same name at the Foster & District Museum for 2016, working in collaboration with the local community.

Research interests

  • Rural secondary education, aspirations, provision, and access to further education and training.
  • Engaging young people in their own local history, their place.
  • Regional history; the stories we tell and unearthing the untold stories


Masters of Education (Minor Thesis) student: Julia Gray 'Early childhood education programming for peer relationship development' (Federation University)

Associate Supervisor: PhD student: Susan Joyce ‘Investigating the impact of participation in alternative education from a positive youth development perspective: A case study of the School for Student Leadership’ (Federation University)


Book chapters

Glowrey, C. (2014). Bratowaloong Country, in Foster & District Historical Society, Prom Country a History, (pp 25-33), Melbourne: Anchor Books

Glowrey, C. (2015). Port Albert and its Strategic Importance 1840-1860, Eklund, E. & Fenley, J. (eds), Earth and Industry; stories from Gippsland, (Chapter 5), Melbourne: Monash Publishing

Refereed conference proceedings

Susan Plowright, Cheryl Glowrey, Monica Green, Anna Fletcher, Dianne Harrison, Margaret Plunkett, Sue Emmett, Nicola Johnson, Reimagining and transforming identity as researchers and educators: a contextual fugue. Presented at the AARE Conference, Melbourne, Nov. 2016

Non-refereed conference presentations

Glowrey, C. Road to the Prom: new visions for public lands in the post-war boom years, Australian Historical Association conference, Ballarat, July 2016

Media articles and exhibitions

Glowrey, C. The Chinese of Stockyard Creek, The Foster Mirror, 13 January 2016

Glowrey, C. Road to the Prom, exhibition at the Foster Museum March 2016 – January 2017.


  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • Australian Historical Association (AHA)
  • Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)