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My publications and research track record is indicative of my commitment and capacity to carry out research through collaborative engagement. The challenge as I see it is to devise clear strategies that give room for individualism and at the same time encourage the sorts of collaborations necessary to promote leading edge knowledge production.

Dr Mark Tyler is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. He is Program Director of the Professional Vocational and Continuing Education Team and Program Convenor of the Master of Training and Development. Mark's professional career originated in the human services field and progressed to the vocational and adult education field where he deployed his workplace, programmatic and curriculum knowledge at University Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland. Mark's approach to research includes removing the barriers between universities and industry, commerce, government and the public services, and in driving action toward the growth of a knowledge economy by attempting to strengthen individual teams' social contribution toward any particular research agenda.


Dr Mark Tyler

School of Education and Professional Studies

Senior Lecturer Adult and Vocational Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Continuing, Adult and Vocational Education
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Older Learner's Digital Literacies
  • Workplace Learning

Speeches, Seminars and Presentations

  • Older Adult Internet Super-Users: Counsel from Experience. Presented at the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Older Adults (SCUTREA), University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2016
  • Digital Divides, Social Equity and Inclusion: Social capital and older people's learning of contemporary technologies. Presented at the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Older Adults (SCUTREA), University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 2015

Industry Experience

Mark has ongoing consultations in the areas of team decision making, workplace training, workplace mediation and collaborative visioning. Previous consultancies with industry include:

  • Curriculum Development for TVET - Office of Public Administration, Indonesia
  • Master of Training and Development - Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore
  • Managing Learning Environments - Australian Agricultural Corporation College
  • Lighthouse Schools Program - Mirani State School, Queensland
  • Vocational Education and Training in Australia: sharpening the focus - Ministry of Skills Development, Vocational & Technical Education, Sri Lanka

Research Expertise

Mark's expertise is in the area of professional, continuing and vocational education. His research interests are related to teacher identity, workplace learning and continuing education, critical spirit (the dispositions of critical thinkers), workplace mentoring, and collaborative concept mapping. Mark most recent research activity has focused upon older adult and digital competences. Research highlights include:

  • · (2018). Influence of the Rewards and Recognition Scheme on Higher Vocational Education Curriculum Reform in China. Journal of Education and Learning, 7(4), 66–78.
  • · (2018). Towards a more systematic approach to continuing professional development in vocational education and training. Studies in Continuing Education, 40(2), 198–211.
  • · (2018). Older adult Internet super-users: counsel from experience. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 1–12.
  • · (2017). Continuing professional development for a diverse VET practitioner workforce. Australia: Commonwealth of Australia.


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