Mr Joss Rankin

Lecturer

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (5.20)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Joss joined the Health and Physical Education teaching team at Flinders University as a teaching specialist lecturer in 2017. After some time working as an outdoor instructor and sport coach during his studies Joss worked in Education for 9 years, predominantly as a Health and Physical Education and Outdoor Education teacher. His roles were in a range of schools in both regional and metro South Australia as well as Cambridgeshire in England before moving to tertiary education to work as a lecturer in Health and Physical Education at the University of South Australia. At Flinders University Joss coordinates and teaches in Foundations of Physical Education, School Health Promotion: Nutrition and Physical Activity and Introduction to Education in Outdoor Environments. Joss has been involved in a range of sporting, Physical Education and outdoor organisations and continues to connect with schools through a range of partnerships. As a member of ACHPER, Joss enjoys sharing his work at a range of conferences and continues to advocate for Health, Physical and Outdoor Education.

Qualifications

Master of Education: Thesis entitled 'Let Their Body Do The Thinking; A Case Study of Creative and Body-based Pedagogies in Mathemathics'.

Post Graduate Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Teaching)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)

Registered Teacher

Bushwalking Leadership Certificate

Top Rope Climbing Instructor

Flat Water Kayaking Instructor

Honours, awards and grants
  • UniSA EASS Teaching Excellence and Leadership Program
  • EASS Academic Excellence Teaching Award: UniSA - Outstanding Student Evaluation Attainment - Casual Academic: Postgraduate Teaching

Key responsibilities

Topic Coordinator:

  • Foundations of Physical Education
  • School Health Promotion - Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Introduction to Education in Outdoor Environments

HLPE Workgroup Participant

Student Orientation, Retention and Transition (SORT) team member

Research interests
  • Embodied Pedagogies
  • Creative and Body-based Learning
  • Physical Education and Sport pedagogy/instructional strategies
  • Experiential Education
  • Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • Quality Teaching
Teaching interests
  • Physical Education and sport curriculum and pedagogy
  • Outdoor Education
  • Creative and embodied learning
Topic coordinator
HLPE2542 School Health Promotion - Nutrition and Physical Activity
HLPE3532 Introduction to Education in Outdoor Environment
HLPE1530 Foundations of Physical Education
Topic lecturer
HLPE2542 School Health Promotion - Nutrition and Physical Activity
HLPE3532 Introduction to Education in Outdoor Environment
HLPE1530 Foundations of Physical Education
Publications

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