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Laureate Professor of Education, Director Teachers and Teaching Research Centre, University of Newcastle

Laureate Professor Jenny Gore's research interests have consistently focussed on the quality of teaching and learning, teacher socialisation, alternative pedagogy, power relations in teaching, reform in teacher education and pedagogical reform. She has been involved in and/or managed several large research grants, with research income over $27 million. She is Director of the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre, a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Jenny was a member of the research team that generated the concept of Productive Pedagogy and, with Associate Professor James Ladwig, was co-author of the NSW model of pedagogy known as Quality Teaching. Professor Gore was Dean of Education and Head of the School of Education at the University of Newcastle (2008-2013) and and has held positions as President of the NSW Teacher Education Council, Executive member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education, Research Training Coordinator for the Australian Association for Research in Education, and Associate Editor of Teaching and Teacher Education. Jenny's major books include The Struggle for Pedagogies: Critical and feminist discourses as regimes of truth and Feminisms and Critical Pedagogy (edited with Carmen Luke). Her major research programs focus on understanding student aspirations for greater equity and investigating teacher professional development through Quality Teaching Rounds.


  • 2008–2013
    Dean of Education and Head of School, School of Education, University of Newcastle


  • 1990 
    University of Wisconsin, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1984 
    University of British Columbia, Master of Physical Education
  • 1981 
    Adelaide College of the Arts and Education, Bachelor of Education
  • 1980 
    Adelaide College of the Arts and Education, Diploma of Teaching

Research Areas

  • Curriculum And Pedagogy (1302)
  • Specialist Studies In Education (1303)
  • Other Education (1399)