Senior Lecturer in Physical Education Studies School of Education Research Higher Degree Coordinator
School of Education
Shane worked for 18 years as a science and physical education teacher in schools in Perth and Adelaide; holding leadership positions including HPE Coordinator, Sport Coordinator, Year Level Coordinator, Director of School Administration and Deputy Principal. At Flinders University he lectures in curriculum studies, physical education and sport studies. His research interests include curriculum design and enactment, pedagogy and instructional strategies for games and sport teaching, sport coaching and curriculum leadership.Shane is the author of four books on game sense teaching and coaching, and he is internationally recognised for his research into sport teaching and coaching. Shane was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S'Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Tennis resource and the revised AFL Sport Education program.
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education); Masters of Educational Leadership; Doctor of Philosophy; Level 2 Australian Football Accredited Coach.
South Australian Football League 2013: Coach Award. Citation: Services to coaching and coach education
28th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference (Melbourne) Early Career Researcher Award-Best paper from an early career researcher
Council of Educational Associations South Australia World Teachers Day Award 2013. Citation: Recognition of Excellence: Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching Profession in South Australia.
Flinders University Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013.
Life Member: The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (LMACHPER), 2013.
Outstanding Service to St Thomas School Sport (2012)
Physical Education Week Award 2010.Citation: Certificate of Excellence: In recognition of your truly inspirational and dedicated, continuous professional commitment to ACHPER and to Health and Physical Education in South Australia
Physical Education Week Award 2009: Certficate of Excellence: In recognition of his time in coaching hockey and soccer teams for many years as part of the school parent initiated sport program at St Thomas School.
Fellow: The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (FACHPER), 2007.
Council of Educational Associations South Australia World Teachers Day Award. Citation (2007): Recognition of Excellence: Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching Profession in South Australia.
Physical Education Week Award 2000. Citation: Certificate of Appreciation: For his commitment to developing quality physical education and sport programs for the staff and students at Mt Carmel College and for his efforts to promote Secondary Physical Education.
Australian Football Coaches Association (WA Branch) 1994. Citation: Excellence in Coaching and nomination for Coach of the Year. Australian Football Coaches Association (WA Branch) 1993. Citation: Excellence in Coaching and nomination for Coach of the Year.
Research Higher Degree Coordinator, School of Education
Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity (commencing 2014)
Physical education and sport curriculum and pedagogy
Skill development and biomechanics
Sport coaching, management and administration for schools
Instructional strategies for sport and sport related games teaching and coaching
Physical Education and Sport pedagogy/instructional strategies
Physical Education and Sport Curriculum Models, particularly TGFU/Game Sense and Sport Education
: outdoor education
; Educational use of ICT
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (SA) Board Member (2001- present)
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (SA) President (2002-present)
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation National Board (2004-2010)
Critical friend to the SA Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association Professional Learning Committee (2006-present)
29th ACHPER National/International Conference, Adelaide SA, Conference Chair (2015)
South Australian National Football League AFL Ambassador Advisory Committee (2012-2013)
Department of Education and Child Development Health Eating and Physical Activity Advisory Committee (2011-2012)
Department of Education and Child Development Australian Curriculum H&PE Advisory Group (2011-Present)
Department of Education and Childrens Services Learner Wellbeing Project Reference Committee (2006-2007)
Department of Education and Childrens Services Premiers be active Challenge Advisory Group (2007-2010)
27th ACHPER National/International Conference, Adelaide SA, Conference Chair (2011)
South Australian Health and Physical Education Conference Organising Committee (2001-2013: 2009-2010,12-13 Conference Chair)
Asia Pacific Sport in Education Conference, Flinders University, Conference Chair (2008)
Australian Football Coaches Association
International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education AIESEP
Teaching Games for Understanding Special Interest Group (AIESEP - TGfU SIG)
West Adelaide Football Club Centre of Excellence Program (2012-2013), Senior Coaching Group (2014)
Cricket Australia S'Cool Cricket project (2007)
Tennis Australia Hot Shots Tennis project (2012)
Australian Football League AFL Sport Education project (2012-2013)
International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPERSD)
Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group (ASARG)
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Shane's research work can be found on