Goodyear among Sydney's "most influential people"

9 December 2010

"In a controversial year, these five people stuck to their principles" says today's Sydney magazine, and among these five: Professor Peter Goodyear.

The annual Top 100 "celebrates Sydneysiders who have made an impact on our city or made significant contributions in their field." Goodyear is listed alongside five others in the Education category, including Peter Hill, CEO of ACARA (the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) and David Gonski, Chancellor of UNSW and Chairman of the Review of Funding for schooling.

Faculty Associate Professor Michael Anderson is quoted by the Herald describing Peter as "a quiet achiever who is shaping the future of learning". The Herald cites Peter's Australian Laureate Fellowship win, pointing out it is the first-ever to come from the education sector, and follows his career path into learning research, which focuses on learning in which digital technology and online collaboration play a part.

The interview concludes with a quote from Professor Goodyear himself: "I'm interested in how the analysis of successful examples of learning can help us design things so more people can make better sense of the world."

For more information on Peter's work, visit the CoCo Research Centre webpage.