Stephen Dobson

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Dean of Education Education Faculty Office

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Teaching in 2019

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Stephen Dobson was born in Zambia (1963), grew up in England and has previously lived for many years in Norway. Prior to entering higher education, he worked for thirteen years with refugees as a community worker. His research and teaching interests include assessment, professional development, refugee studies, bildung, inclusion and classroom studies. He has published poetry in Norwegian. His most recent book is Assessing the Viva in Higher Education. Chasing Moments of Truth (Springer publishers, 2017).

He is guest professor at the Centre for Life Long Learning, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway. He is fluent in Scandinavian languages and a member of the Teacher Education Expert Standing Committee for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

He was previously Dean of Education at the University of South Australia, and continues in an adjunct professor role. Professor Dobson was appointed to the position of Dean of Education in July 2018, a position that draws upon his global experience of education systems and expertise in many areas of pedagogy, including early childhood, schooling and lifelong learning.

Courses

Teaching in 2019