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Recognition for service to Education


24 February 2016

Honorary Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith, AM
Honorary Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith, AM

Congratulations to Honorary Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith, AM recognised recently at this year's Australia Day awards.

Professor Groundwater-Smith received the award of Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education as an academic and researcher, as an advocate for teacher professional learning, and as a mentor.

She is the convenor of the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools whose purpose is to engage in ongoing, systematic practitioner inquiry.

She has supported a large number of other schools as an academic partner introducing them to innovative methods of inquiry with a particular emphasis upon student voice and the use of images in capturing young people's perspectives on their learning experiences.

Susan collaborates with the Audience Research Unit at the Australian Museum assisting in consultation with students and teachers regarding actual and planned exhibitions.

She works with a range of universities in Australia, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.