Associate Professor Shane Pill

Associate Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Research expertise

Shane researches in curriculum and pedagogy - curriculum design and enactment, education leadership, instructional strategies and assessment. His main areas of focus are physical education and sport.

Research expertise

Shane researches in curriculum and pedagogy - curriculum design and enactment, education leadership, instructional strategies and assessment. His main areas of focus are physical education and sport.

place Education Building (5.16)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Shane worked for 19 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 pedagogy. He has been program coordinator for the Secondary Education degree programs, Research Higher Degrees, and the PE, Health and Sport Programs Leader. Shane is the author of six books on the concept of Play with Purpose using a Game Sense approach for PE teaching and sport coaching. He has also published the text Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching. Shane was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S'Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia game-based Primary and Secondary Schools Tennis resources, and the revised AFL Sport Education program. He has published over 100 scholarly and academic papers, and is an internationally popular speaker and workshop presenter. Shane has been president of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) at state and national levels, and he is a Fellow and Life Member of ACHPER.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)

Masters of Educational Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy

Level 2 Australian Football Accredited Coach.

Honours, awards and grants
  • Flinders University College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018
  • Australian Award for University Teaching, 2016
  • Flinders University Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015 & 2019.
  • 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) 1993 and 1994. Citation: Excellence in Coaching and nomination for Coach of the Year.
Key responsibilities

Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity 2014-present

PE, Health Education and Sport Programs Leader 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

Middle and Secondary Years of Schooling Curriculum Change, Review and Renewal (C2R2) (Workgroup Chair) 2009-2010.

Research expertise
Curriculum and pedagogy
Human movement and sports science
Learning and teaching
Research interests
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Education leadership
  • School leadership
  • Sport Coaching
  • Physical Education and Sport pedagogy/instructional strategies
  • Physical Education and Sport Curriculum Models, particularly TGFU/Game Sense and Sport Education
  • Quality Teaching
Teaching interests
  • Physical education and sport curriculum and pedagogy
  • Skill development
  • Sport coaching, management and administration for schools
  • Instructional strategies for sport coaching and sport related games teaching
Topic coordinator
HLPE2531 Sport and Physical Education
EDUC4729 Curriculum Specialisation: Senior Years 1
EDUC4730 Curriculum Specialisation: Senior Years 2
EDUC3524 Health and Physical Education Curriculum Studies
EDUC9305G Curriculum Specialisation: Senior Years 1
EDUC9309 Health and Physical Educatrion Curriculum Studies R-7
EDUC9306G Curriculum Specialisation: Senior Years 2
Supervisory interests
Curriculum in general and in higher education
Education, Sport and physical
Educational leadership and management
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Physical Education (1)
Associate supervisor: Education Leadership (1), Higher education (1), Sport coaching (1), outdoor education (1), VET (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Education - Curriculum
Education - Teaching
Physical education
Schools
Sport
Teaching
Sport and physical education
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Education - Teaching
  • Physical education
  • Schools
  • Sport
  • Teaching
Interests
  • Sport and physical education
Further information

Grants

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.

Shane's research work can be found on
flinders.academia.edu/spill or https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shane_Pill

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