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Dr Alison Bedford

Teacher

How many years have you been teaching?
15 years

Which subject/s do you teach?
Extension English
English
Modern History

What qualifications do you hold?
PhD
BA (Hons)
BA/BEd

Which other subject areas are you interested in? 
English literature
Pedagogy for inquiry learning

Why are you passionate about girls education?
A girls-only environment allows girls to be themselves and thrive.

What sets Glennie apart from the other schools?
The enthusiasm with which the girls approach their learning.

What is something others may not know about you?
My favourite author is Stephen King.

What excites you about teaching?
Seeing students grow and master new skills to become autonomous and self-motivated learners.

What do you think the future of teaching looks like?
An environment in which teachers support students to become confident and capable young people with an array of critical skills. I think the future of teaching is one centred in a student-led inquiry approach. 

What are your professional achievements and roles?
Roles:
Founder, Darling Downs Modern History Network
Lecturer, Teaching Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy, USQ
Lecturer, Teaching Secondary History, USQ
QCAA District Panel Chair - Modern History 2016-2019

Awards:
AHA/Honest History Secondary Teacher Scholarship (to attend the Australian Historical Association Conference) 2019

Publications:
"Cambridge Checkpoints Modern History" (forthcoming, late 2019), with Cameron Martens and Ryan Slavin
"In Shelley's Wake:  Frankenstein, Morality and Science Fiction", Macfarland (forthcoming, 2020)
“Reinvigorating Reading” in Words’Worth Vol. 51 no. 1, English Teachers Association of Queensland, Brisbane, 2018
“Biography and Beyond: The Reanimation of Mary Shelley” in Forgotten Lives: Recovering Lost Histories through Fact and Fiction, Eds. Dallas Baker, Nike Sulway, Donna Brien, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017