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About Janet A Taylor

Professor Janet Taylor BSc(Syd), DipEd(Syd), MSc(Syd), PhD(UNE), FHERDSA
I have worked in Higher Education for over 30 years and am currently Professor and Director of SCU College at Southern Cross University and a Fellow of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).Prior to this I was Director, Teaching and Learning at SCU. In my time in university education I have enjoyed teaching and writing curriculum for mathematics and biology at four Australian universities. This includes teaching in preparatory programs, associate degrees and large first year classes in both on campus and distance education. I have been the recipient of 3 national teaching development grants and have received a Carrick (now ALTC) Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning in an area which focuses on the development of students’ mathematical skills. I have published in the fields of reptile ecology and higher education. My research is focused around the question, “why some students succeed while others do not?”. I have investigated this directly with students and indirectly through research on curriculum design, use of learning technologies and the impact of staff development. I have a strong interest in the learning of mathematics in higher education.


Present Director, Southern Cross University SCU College


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Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD
Australia 4225
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3268
Fax: (+61 7) 6620 3426


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