I am passionate about issues relating to Boys' Education, Literacies across the curriculum and the potential Critical and Transformative Pedagogies have for making a difference to students’ lifeworlds
Dr Sherilyn Lennon is a senior lecturer at Griffith University. She juggles her time between the city and a sheep, cattle and wheat farm in Western Queensland. As an educator with nearly thirty years’ experience living and working in ‘the bush’, Sherilyn has developed a wide and deep knowledge of issues relating to boys’ education, rurality, student and community engagement, literacies and critical pedagogies. Her recent monograph, Unsettling Research (2015), examines what is possible when an educator – working from within her rural community – sets out to disrupt gender beliefs and practices that are limiting students’ academic performances and lives.
Sherilyn has been involved as a presenter surrounding her research around the areas of gender and education. Highlights include:
Association of Women Educators National Conference, October 2015. Topic- Unsettling research: Creating spaces for transformative thinking around issues of gender in a Western Queensland community
Sherilyn has collaborated with teachers and students across primary and secondary schools in rural and urban regions for many years and for multiple State and Federal projects. She has extensive consultancy experience in the fields of literacy across the curriculum and boys' in schools particularly. Sherilyn has developed Professional Development programs surrounding her areas of expertise that have been delivered in both rural and urban regions.
Sherilyn is heavily involved in research in the areas of critical pedagogy, social justice theories, gender and education, literacy and public pedagogies. Examples include:
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