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About Dr Airdre Grant

Dr Airdre Grant BA (VUW) Dip Ed (STC) MEd (UTS) PhD (SCU)
Airdre is an academic in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia. Her current work as a lecturer in teaching and learning is as an academic developer, working with issues related to quality teaching and learning in higher education. She works with the Schools of Education and Health and Human Science at SCU, with a focus on the incorporation of new technologies into teaching practice, improvement in the areas of course reviews, assessment strategies and related pedagogical issues.
The focus of her doctoral study was an investigation into the role of spirituality as a key component of education in holistic medicine and in particular whether education practice reflected professional philosophical underpinnings. Her research interests are focussed on authenticity in education, and the intersection between theoretical underpinnings and academic practice. This is driven by an interest in the anchoring of educational innovation with authentic pedagogy and relevance. At present her work explores the integration of educational technology, connectivism and communities of practice.
She has built on her thesis research and this is reflected in her work as a contributing editor to the US textbook, Foundations of Natural Medicine (Bastyr University), where she has written about education in natural medicine, the need for congruence between professional philosophy and educational practices. Currently Airdre serves on the board of the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH), which is establishing independent uniform national standards in training and practice for naturopaths and western herbal medicine practitioners in Australia.


Present Lecturer, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Southern Cross University

Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3390
Fax: (+61 2) 6620 3426
Mobile: (+61) 403700838


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