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Sandra Peter

Sandra Peter

BSc (Hons) UBB; MA MPhil. TiU; PhD UTS
Lecturer

Rm 3053
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 5022
sandra.peter@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dr Sandra Peter has research degrees both in Business and Education. Her research has focused the future of higher education, and in particular business education, from a learner perspective. She looks at access to education through initiatives like open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs) but also at the broader economic, socio-cultural aspects of higher education.  Furthermore she examines how such phenomena are nested in society and in various public debates and discourses. Sandra also has a keen interest in innovation in business education from a very practical, applied perspective (e.g. blended and flipped practices, use of interactive videos, novel platforms, new forms of assessment, pop-ups and hackathons, engagement etc.). Currently she is also looking at how societal discourses and debates shape how we experience manifestations of megatrends (e.g. MOOCS, disruptive innovation, self-driving cars).

Sandra has extensive teaching experience in Business Management, International Business, Management Consulting, Design Thinking and related fields. She has implemented a range of innovative educational practices and initiatives, including teaching ‘Refugees and Business in Australia’ and ‘The Future of Business’.

Publications

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Peter S and Farrell L 2013 'From Learning in Coffee Houses to Learning with Open Educational Resources', E-Learning and Digital Media (Exploring the Educational Potential of Open Educational Resources), vol.10:2, pp. 174‑89

Peter S and Deimann M 2013 'On the role of openness in education: A historical reconstruction', Open Praxis (Special Issue: Openness in Higher Education), vol.5:1, pp. 7-14

5
Conference Paper/s

Peter S and Farrell L 2013 'Forging futures: how the concept of the social imaginary can help make open access education a movement worth supporting', International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education AARE 2013, Adelaide, Australia, 5th December 2013

Peter S and O’Connor K 2013 'Forging futures: how the concept of the social imaginary can help make open access education a movement worth supporting', International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education AARE 2013, Adelaide, Australia, 5th December 2013

Peter S and Farrell L 2013 'Massive Open Online Courses and Open Courseware: emerging challenges, promises and futures', OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference OCWC 2013 - "Learning Beyond Borders – Delivering quality education to your fingertips", Bali, Indonesia, 10th May 2013

Deimann M and Peter S 2013 'Open education: Are we at the crossroads?', OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference OCWC 2013 - "Learning Beyond Borders – Delivering quality education to your fingertips", Bali, Indonesia, 10th May 2013

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Patterson C and Peter S 2012 'Compatibility and Complementarity: Using Multiple Methodologies', The Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference World Education Research Association Focal Meeting AARE-APERA 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, 6th December 2012

Peter S and Farrell L 2012 'Constituting data: experiencing and/or remembering', The Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference World Education Research Association Focal Meeting AARE-APERA 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, 6th December 2012

Peter S and Deimann M 2012 'Open vs. Free Online Courses: More than a petty difference?', World Education Research Association WERA 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, 6th December 2012

2010

5
Conference Paper/s

Peter S and Farrell L 2010 'Global education: an examination through the lens of Institutional Ethnography', International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education AARE 2010, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2nd December 2010

2009

5
Conference Paper/s

Peter S and Farrell L 2009 'From café education to internet café education', International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education AARE 2009, Canberra, Australia, 3rd December 2009

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