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Ms Susan Wilson-Gahan

Name Susan Wilson-Gahan
Position Lecturer (Health and Physical Education)
Section School of Education
Office A241
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4212
Extension 4212
Email
Qualifications DipT(PhyEd) Wollongong , BEdPhysHlth Wollongong , MHlthSc QUT

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )

Research interests
Influences on development of talent and expertise in sport.
Authentic use of ICTs to enhance student learning in HPE teaching.
Strengths-based paradigms and positivity in health education and promotion.
Indigenous Health. Health in rural and remote communities.
Breaking down the barriers to delivery of HPE curriculum and Daily Physical Activity imperatives in schools.

Professional memberships
ACHPER - Australian Council of Health Physical Education and Recreation
AARE
ACARA
ARACY
SMA - Sports Medicine Australia

Industry affiliations
Qld College of Teachers
Australian Coaching Council
Teacher Training Australia
Handball Australia Board of Directors
Chairperson Handball Australia High Performance Subcommittee
Handball Queensland (QTHA)Board of Directors - President
Director of School and Community Liaison HQ
Qld Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art Member

Currently teaching courses/programs
EDX1450: HPE Curriculum Studies 1- S2 Examiner
EDH1450: HPE Discipline Studies 1 - S2 Examiner
EDX3257: HPE Curriculum Studies 3, Examiner and Teaching in Toowoomba and Springfield)
EDH2152: Health and Wellbeing Examiner S1 and Teaching in Toowoomba and Springfield)
EDH3155: Scientifc Bases of Movement 2 Examiner

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
11 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
32 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Coordinator Bachelor of Education, Sport, Health and Physical Education - Primary and Secondary
Previous:
Senior Education Officer Qld Studies Authority-QCAR Framework (Curriculum and Assessment Bank writer).
Curriculum Manager.
Curriculum Assistant.
Head of Department.
Sports Organiser.
Sports Coordinator - Track and Field.
Sports Coordinator - Netball.
Regional Manager - Swimming, Netball, Track and Field, Touch Football and Water Polo.

Research most recent
1.Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2020) HPE: navigating the chasm of policy, practice and management to enact the intended curriculum and meet the needs of the twenty-first century learners. In: Curriculum, schooling and applied research: challenges and tensions for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 165-193. ISBN 978-3-030-48821-5 Item availability may be restricted.
2. Miller, Judith and Wilson-Gahan, Susan and Garrett, Robyne (2018) Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9781108333696
3.Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2016) Health education - pedagogical strategies to maximise engagement and outcomes. In: International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) 2016 International Conference for Education (Track: Lifelong Learning) , 23-26 May 2016, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Research most notable
1.Miller, Judith and Wilson-Gahan, Susan and Garrett, Robyne (2018) Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9781108333696
2. 7. Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Assessment in health and physical education. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia.. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6 Item availability may be restricted.
8. Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Contemporary approaches to health education and health promotion. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia.. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6 Item availability may be restricted.
9. Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Health and wellbeing. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia.. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6.
10. Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Planning for teaching and learning. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia.. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6
2. Synthesising socioecological frameworks, impacts of social determinants and strengths-based paradigms - imperatives for efficacy in health education and health promotion.Conference Presentation ACHPER International:Melbourne.
3.Innovative or ineffectual – pondering the efficacy of online pedagogy in preservice Health and Physical Education teacher education. ACHPER International: Melbourne.
4. Digital Futures Dictating Pedagogy in Undergraduate Health and Physical Education Teacher Preparation" AARE 2013 Conference Adelaide 2013.
5.Wilson-Gahan, S. (2011, July) Meeting the challenge of online undergraduate teacher training in Health and Physical Education. In Prachalias, C. (Ed), International Conference on Education: Refereed papers from the 7th International Conference on Education, Vol.1. (p. 388). Samos, Greece: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


Publications in ePrints

Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2020) HPE: navigating the chasm of policy, practice and management to enact the intended curriculum and meet the needs of the twenty-first century learners. In: Curriculum, schooling and applied research: challenges and tensions for researchers. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 165-193. ISBN 978-3-030-48821-5

Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Assessment in health and physical education. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia., pp. 211-238. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6

Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Contemporary approaches to health education and health promotion. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia., pp. 87-112. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6

Miller, Judith and Wilson-Gahan, Susan and Garrett, Robyne (2018) Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9781108333696

Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2018) Health and wellbeing. In: Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future, 3rd ed. Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia., pp. 113-135. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )