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Ms Susan Wilson-Gahan

Name Susan Wilson-Gahan
Position Lecturer (Health and Physical Education)
Section School of Education
Office A227
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 )

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
ACE


SMA - Sports Medicine Australia

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

Currently teaching courses/programs
Current Course Examiner for:
EDX1450: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Health and Physical Education - S2 and S3. (Teaching at Toowoomba and Springfield)
EDX3257: Advanced Curriculum Stuides in Health and Physical Education (Teaching at Toowoomba and Springfield)
EDH2152: Health and Wellbeing (Teaching at Toowoomba and Springfield)

Current teaching - additional
EDH2151: Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity (Toowoomba with guest presentations at Springfield)
EDH3251: Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity (Toowoomba)
EDH3256: Sports Organisation, Management and Coaching (Toowoomba)
EDH3258: Humans in Movement (Toowoomba)

Courses taught at other universities previous to S2 2009.
Health Education Curriculum
Assessing Student Learning
Assessment in Responsive Contexts
Middle Years English

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
33 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. Callcott, Deborah and Miller, Judith and Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2012) Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-107-60817-7
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.


Research most notable
1.Callcott, Deborah and Miller, Judith and Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2012) Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-107-60817-7
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.
6.Planning using the Essential Learnings and Standards. Teacher Training Australia Conference Toowoomba, 2010; ACHPER Qld Conference 2008; QSA conferences 2008, and 2007; Catholic Education Qld, Rockhampton Diocese, 2008.
7. Handball - introduction to the basics. ACHPER Qld Conference Brisbane, 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009.
8. Handball - Beyond the Basics. ACHPER Qld Conference Brisbane, 2010; 2011; 2012 & 2013.


Publications in ePrints

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

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

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.. ISBN 978-1-108-33369-6

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

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