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

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

Teaching

  • Outdoor environmental education
  • Sports and physical education

Recent publications

Prins, A., & Wattchow, B. (2019). 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.

Conferences

Alex has presented several 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.

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.

Research interests

After a decade of teaching physical and outdoor education at secondary and tertiary level my passion for teaching & learning, active lifestyles and being on the beach have begun to blur. I am particularly interested in the concepts of enskilment, outdoor learning, movement, narrative research methodologies and the subjective experience of the learner.

Reviews

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