Professor Roslyn Arnold

MA(Sydney), PhD(Sydney), MEd(with Merit)(Sydney), BA(Sydney)
Honorary Professor

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Biographical details

Roslyn Arnold was an academic in the Faculty of Education and Social Work from 1974 until 2004. She became an Associate Professor and held various leadership positions including Program Director Higher Degrees,  Head of the then School of Teaching and Curriculum Studies and Pro-Dean (University Relations). She was a staff-elected member of Senate and Deputy Chair of the Academic Board.  She was a member of numerous Promotions Committees and Selection Committees across Faculties in the University.  She was the recipient of a University of Sydney Teaching Excellence Award.

She has been Dean of Education, Head of School and Professor of Education at the University of Tasmania and Professor of Strategic Partnerships. She was a Visiting Professor in the English Department of Michigan State University in the 1990s.

Her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Arts and Education were all completed at the University of Sydney, including her Ph.D involving a longitudinal study of school students' writing development under the supervision of Professor Don Spearritt.  She has an MBA (Higher Education Management) from the University of London. She is a regular commentator on ABC Radio and provides background briefings on education matters to the media.

Currently Roslyn Arnold is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work and works as an education consultant in schools, universities and corporations.  She mentors/coaches senior executives in universities and schools, particularly Heads/Principals and advises on the appointment of Heads and senior executives, advises on literacy, particularly writing and thinking development, governance in boards, strategic developments, empathic intelligence, teacher professional development and appraisal. She has been Chair and held a number of positions on governing boards in the education sector.

She is currently encouraging the teachers with whom she works in a consulting capacity  to undertake postgraduate work in the Faculty. She continues to supervise higher degree candidates and the most recent student in the Faculty for whom she was an associate supervisor, graduated with her Ph.D this year.

Awards and honours

  • 1995 The University of Sydney Teaching Excellence Award

  • 2000 - Honorary Life Membership, NSW English Teachers' Association, awarded for significant contribution to the profession

  • 2003~2008 Invited to be included in Who's Who in Australia and Who's Who of Women in Australia

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Arnold, R. (2010). Empathic Intelligence in Educational Therapy: An International Perspective. In Maxine Ficksman & Jane Utley Adelizzi (Eds.), The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy: a Teaching Model, (pp. 65-79). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Arnold, R. (2010). Touching Heaven and Earth: Beyond Philosophy. In Robert Lake (Eds.), Dear Maxine: Letters form the unfinished conversation with Maxine Greene, (pp. 40-42). Columbia New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2009). Empathy, imagination and creativity in English and drama. In Jacqueline Manuel, Paul Brock, Don Carter, Wayne Sawyer (Eds.), Imagination Innovation Creativity: Re-Visioning English in Education, (pp. 195-207). Australia: Phoenix Education.
  • Manuel, J., Hughes, J., Anderson, M., Arnold, R. (2008). Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement. In Anderson M, Hughes J, Manuel J (Eds.), Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement, (pp. 1-12). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Hughes, J., Arnold, R. (2008). Drama and the teaching of poetry. In Anderson M, Hughes J, Manuel J (Eds.), Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement, (pp. 88-103). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Arnold, R., Watson, K., Hughes, J. (2004). Drama Practices. In Wayne Sawyer and Eva Gold (Eds.), Reviewing English in the 21st Century, (pp. 280-282). Melbourne: Phoenix Education.

Journals

  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2004). Embodied Experience: The Function Of Empathic Intelligence In Tertiary Arts Education. Change: Transformations in Education, 7(2), 12-21.

Conferences

  • Brewer, A., Arnold, R. (2009). Strategies for Change at the University of Sydney CCE: Implications for the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. 56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), Vancouver: The University of British Columbia.
  • Hughes, J., Arnold, R. (2006). Creativity, arts-based pedagogy and possibilities: Using the arts to teach poetry in a tertiary setting. The Australia Council - Backing Our Creativity: the National Education and the Arts Symposium (2005), Sydney: Australia Coucil for the Arts.
  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2006). Inter-intra subjectivities: Empathic intelligence and students' voices. AARE International Education Research Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2003). Embodied Experience: the function of empathic intelligence in arts based education. Forum on Assessment in Arts Education.

Reference Works

  • Arnold, R. (2010). Empathy. In Baker E, Paterson P, McGaw B (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education. (pp. 597-604). Oxford: Elsevier.

2010

  • Arnold, R. (2010). Empathic Intelligence in Educational Therapy: An International Perspective. In Maxine Ficksman & Jane Utley Adelizzi (Eds.), The Clinical Practice of Educational Therapy: a Teaching Model, (pp. 65-79). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Arnold, R. (2010). Empathy. In Baker E, Paterson P, McGaw B (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education. (pp. 597-604). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Arnold, R. (2010). Touching Heaven and Earth: Beyond Philosophy. In Robert Lake (Eds.), Dear Maxine: Letters form the unfinished conversation with Maxine Greene, (pp. 40-42). Columbia New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

2009

  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2009). Empathy, imagination and creativity in English and drama. In Jacqueline Manuel, Paul Brock, Don Carter, Wayne Sawyer (Eds.), Imagination Innovation Creativity: Re-Visioning English in Education, (pp. 195-207). Australia: Phoenix Education.
  • Brewer, A., Arnold, R. (2009). Strategies for Change at the University of Sydney CCE: Implications for the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. 56th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE), Vancouver: The University of British Columbia.

2008

  • Manuel, J., Hughes, J., Anderson, M., Arnold, R. (2008). Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement. In Anderson M, Hughes J, Manuel J (Eds.), Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement, (pp. 1-12). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Hughes, J., Arnold, R. (2008). Drama and the teaching of poetry. In Anderson M, Hughes J, Manuel J (Eds.), Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement, (pp. 88-103). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

2006

  • Hughes, J., Arnold, R. (2006). Creativity, arts-based pedagogy and possibilities: Using the arts to teach poetry in a tertiary setting. The Australia Council - Backing Our Creativity: the National Education and the Arts Symposium (2005), Sydney: Australia Coucil for the Arts.
  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2006). Inter-intra subjectivities: Empathic intelligence and students' voices. AARE International Education Research Conference 2005, Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2004

  • Arnold, R., Watson, K., Hughes, J. (2004). Drama Practices. In Wayne Sawyer and Eva Gold (Eds.), Reviewing English in the 21st Century, (pp. 280-282). Melbourne: Phoenix Education.
  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2004). Embodied Experience: The Function Of Empathic Intelligence In Tertiary Arts Education. Change: Transformations in Education, 7(2), 12-21.

2003

  • Arnold, R., Hughes, J. (2003). Embodied Experience: the function of empathic intelligence in arts based education. Forum on Assessment in Arts Education.

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