Shane lectures in curriculum studies, physical education and sport pedagogy. He has been program coordinator for the Secondary Education degree programs, Research Higher Degrees, and the Sport, Health and Physical Education discipline. He has published over 150 scholarly and academic papers. Shane is the author of six popular resource texts on the concept of Play with Purpose using a Game Sense approach for PE teaching and sport coaching, and he has published the texts Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching and The Spectrum of Teaching Styles in Physical Education with Routledge. Shane has worked with community, state and national sport organisations on research initiatves, coach education, and resource development: Cricket Australia, National Rugby League, Tennis Australia, the Australian Football League (AFL), the South Australian Football League (SANFL), West Australian Football Commission (WAFL), South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), Lacrosse Australia, and the South Australian Institute for Sport (SASI). He has also worked with ASC/Sport Australia, the SACE Board, AISNSW, and the South Australian Education Department on education and research initiatives. Shane's expertise is widely sough as a speaker and consultant, nationally and internationally, including keynoting the European Council of International Schools Physical Education Conference (2015), AFL National Coaching Conference (2015, 2016), the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference (2015, 2016, 2018) and the Rugby Australia National Training and Education Conference (2020). Shane is a multiple award winning teacher and coach educator, including a prestigious Australian OLT Award for Teaching Excellence. Previously, 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.
Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
Masters of Educational Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy
Level 2 Australian Football Accredited Coach.
Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity 2014-2020
Sport, Health and Physical Education Discipline Lead 2017-present
Chair: Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity Acadamic Programs Advisory Committee 2014-2017
School of Education Teaching and Learning Committee 2006-2011; 2013-2017
School of Education Research Higher Degree Coordinator 2013-2015
School of Education Middle and Secondary School Degree Coordinator 2011-2013
Initial Teacher Education Committee 2011-2013
Chair: Middle and Secondary Years of Schooling Curriculum Change, Review and Renewal 2009-2010.
Membership of Professional Associations
2019 Sport Australia Move It Particpation Grant; Physical Education Physical Literacy Project
2017-19 Australian Government New Colombo Mobility Plan. Creating infrastructure and the sharing of game skills:developing lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity through Australian Football
2018 Unley Council; Dads and Lads Physical Activity Initiative
2018 Flinders Educational Futures Research Institute RIBG Funding; Pedagogical responses to public health concerns associated with physical activity levels in school physical education: A pilot study
2016-18 Australian Government New Colombo Mobility Plan. Development of Indian Students in Sports Activities – a collaboration with the Indian Sports Authority to deliver training in coaching and events management using cricket as the tool for engagement
2017 Teaching and Learning Grant; Developing a sustainable model for international sport based WIL placements.
2011 Australian Football League; SANFL youth football retention
2008 Flinders University URB 1. What ‘Games for Understanding’ pedagogical elements do teachers use and value?
2007 Flinders University URB 1. The value and relevance of Physical Education Studies at the tertiary level: Perceptions of graduate student teachers.
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