Partnerships Theme Panellist
Dr Neil Hooley is a lecturer in education at the College of Education, Victoria University Melbourne. He has major interests in the nature and organisation of knowledge, inquiry approaches to teaching and learning across all knowledge and the restructuring of school curriculum for more equitable learning outcomes. He is committed to democratic and praxis approaches to teacher education, school-university partnerships and participatory action research. He supports recognition, respect and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and suggests that progress can be made through progressive education that combines action and dialogue when investigating serious ideas and practices. In accord with Dewey and Freire, Neil seeks to combine understandings from the physical and social worlds and therefore hopes to spend many more years learning and writing about the mysteries, contradictions and frustrations of formal and informal education.