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I am passionate about building teachers and their students ability to embrace digital technologies in the classroom

Dr Sarah Prestridge is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Sarah specialises in teacher Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional development and the infusion of ICT in educational settings. Sarah is also the Program Director for the Bachelor of Primary Education. Sarah has delivered extensive professional development training across the country in the field of ICT in education settings, a specific example includes her program "Engaging with the transforming possibilities of ICT" which has been designed and delivered to principals and school leadership teams. Sarah is continuing to embrace digital delivery in her learning and teaching, an example can be found here.

Dr Sarah Prestridge

School of Education and Professional Studies

Senior Lecturer in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

Fields of Expertise

  • Use and Integration of ICT
  • Digital Literacy
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Online Professional Learning
  • Teacher Professional Development

Speeches, Seminars and Presentations

Sarah has delivered presentations extensively across Australia. She has embraced digital delivery presenting online presentations highlighting her research and fields of expertise. Examples of Sarah’s presentations include:

  • ACEC2014 Social Networking and teacher Professional Development, Melbourne, Australia
  • ISTE 2013 'Three key elements in ICT professional Development', International Society for Technology in Education: Expanding horizons, ISTE, United States.
  • Electric Dreams  2013 Using Twitter in Higher Education, 30th Ascilite Conference Proceedings, Macquarie University, Australia. To view this presentation click here.

Industry Experience

  • Awards: Recipient of the Early Career Researcher Award 2013 and 2010 Griffith Institute of Educational Research, Nominated for Griffith Award for Teaching 2011-2014.
  • Advisory Roles: Leading Advisor for ICT Education and curriculum design at Regensburg University, Germany, Education Consultant for a comprehensive Report on Social Networking and Teacher Professional Development for Education Services Australia, Online Mentor- Teacher Professional Development in the effective use of ICT, Catholic Education Townsville Diocese
  • Editorial Roles Co-Editor on the proceedings for the Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference, Brisbane. 

Research Expertise

Principle research contributions are in the area of online professional development and teacher ICT beliefs and digital pedagogies. Sarah has extensive experience in teacher change theory, core processes of professional development and an understanding and application of technological environments to engage and direct constructive discourse, reflection and investigation. Sarah was involved in a major research project titled "National Teaching and Learning Project- Teaching Teachers for the Future" which involved 39 Australian Universities and focused on University education programs to assist Academics in developing their own competencies so that their coursework met the requirements of the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities (ICT) . Sarah’s research partnership highlights include:

  • Serious Play: digital games, learning and literacy for twenty first century schooling.
    Year: 2011-2014                    Research Partner: Australian Research Council
  • Virtual Professional Development 
    Year: 2008-2014                     Research Partner: Australian Catholic Schools 
  • Graduate Teacher's use of ICT in their classroom practice- the probability, critical factors and their leadership potential                                                                                                                                                     Year 2011-2013                      Research Partner: Grifftih Institute for Educational Research

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