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Dr Tony Dowden

Dr Tony Dowden
Name Tony Dowden
Pronoun He/Him/His
Position Senior Lecturer (Education)
Section School of Education
Office A236
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4347
Extension 4347
Email
Qualifications DipT Christchurch TC , BSc Otago , BA Massey , GCertUL&T Tas , MEd Otago , EdD Massey

  • Education systems not elsewhere classified ( 130199 )
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Education Systems not elsewhere classified ( 390399 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 390199 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )

Dr Dowden's current research interests include junior secondary curriculum and pedagogy (Years 7-10) and the scholarship of learning and teaching in higher education. He has published over 60 research outputs and his work has been cited over 700 times. His research utilises theoretical, psychological, sociological, historical and qualitative methodologies.

Dr Dowden's contribution to research has been recognised through a number of awards including the New Zealand Association of Research in Education's Sutton-Smith Doctoral Award for excellence (NZARE, 2007), a Faculty of Education award for Early Career Researchers that recognised 'a significant contribution to research' (University of Tasmania, 2012), a Research Merit Certificate (UTas, 2012), and two UniSQ Research Excellence awards (2014 & 2015). In addition, Dr Dowden is a Contributing Editor for the Australian Journal of Teacher Education.

Dr Dowden has supervised/ is currently supervising 12 doctoral students.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
Registered Teacher (Queensland College of Teachers)


Australian Curriculum Studies Association


Semester 1, 2022
EDS2401 Junior Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy (Examiner)
EDM5004 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Junior Secondary (Examiner)
EDM5006 Signature Pedagogies (Examiner)

Semester 3, 2022
EDM5004 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Junior Secondary (Examiner)
EDM5006 Signature Pedagogies (Examiner)

Dr Dowden's contribution to quality learning and teaching at the tertiary level has been recognised by a Teaching Merit award (University of Tasmania, 2009) and a Teaching Commendation (UniSQ, 2016). He has also been accepted as a Fellow by the Higher Education Academy (UK). Dr Dowden's current scholarship interest in the university learning and teaching context is students' perceptions of and emotions pertaining to written feedback on assessment.


17 Years


15 Years


  • Education systems not elsewhere classified ( 130199 )
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Education Systems not elsewhere classified ( 390399 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 390199 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )