School of Education

Alex Prins

Position: Lecturer
Study area:
Sport, outdoor and physical education
Location: 
Gippsland | 2S210
Phone:
(03) 51228384
Email: a.prins@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • M.Ed (Research) (Monash)
  • B. Ed (Secondary) and B. Sport and Rec (Monash)

Teaching

  • Outdoor environmental education
  • Physical education

Biography

After a decade of teaching outdoor and physical education at secondary and tertiary level Alex’s passion for teaching & learning, active lifestyles and being on the beach have begun to blur. He is particularly interested in outdoor education, the subjective experience of the learner and helping to guide future outdoor and physical educators into the profession.

Research interests

  • Outdoor education
  • Enskilment
  • Landscape, particularly the Australian coast
  • Place and community responsive pedagogies and education
  • Creative phenomenological research methodologies
  • Storytelling and narrative ways of knowing

Recent publications

Prins, A., & Wattchow, B. (2020). The pedagogic moment: Enskilment as another way of being in outdoor education. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 1 - 11. doi:10.1080/14729679.2019.1599295

Wattchow, B., & Prins, A. (2019). Learning a landscape: Enskilment, pedagogy and a sense of place. In P. Howard, I. Thompson, E. Waterton, & M. Atha (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies (second ed., pp. 102 - 112). New York: Routledge.

Refereed conference proceedings

Prins, A.(2018). Inside the curl: A qualitative search. 8th International Outdoor Education Research Conference, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.

Miles, B., Wattchow, B., Prins, A., Evans, J., and Drummond, M. (2018). The death of a healthy teenager. 8th International Outdoor Education Research Conference, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia.

Wattchow, B. & Prins, A.(2018). Young and free and girt by sea: Storytelling and the fictional coast in Australia. 2nd International Sea Kayak Educators Symposium, Monash University, Wilsons Promontory, VIC, Australia.

Seminars and workshops

Alex has presented many times for the Australia Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (ACHPER) in the areas of outdoor education, outdoor learning and Outdoor & Environmental Studies. He has also worked on curriculum documents and resources for teachers.

Reviews

Prins, A. (2016). Outdoor Ed APPbag of tricks. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 19(1), 51–52, 2016

Awards

Australia Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (ACHPER) Victoria Award of Distinction for Most Outstanding Research - Masters Thesis (2018).