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Sandra Peter

Sandra Peter

BSc (Hons) UBB; MA MPhil. TiU; PhD UTS
Director, Sydney Business Insights

Rm 4230
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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

Bio

Dr Sandra Peter leads the Sydney Business Insights strategic initiative to deliver on the University of Sydney Business School’s commitment to being an engaged, relevant and influential voice on major issues and trends.

Sandra 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.  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, new forms of assessment, pop-ups and hackathons, engagement etc.). 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’.

Currently she is looking at how societal discourses and debates shape how we experience manifestations of megatrends (e.g. MOOCS, disruptive innovation, self-driving cars).

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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