Professor in Teacher Education and Dean, Education Policy and Strategy, Australian Catholic University

Tania Aspland is a Professor in Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney and Dean, Education Policy and Strategy. She provides high-level advice on teacher education, governance and policy.

Tania is President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education and sits on a number of boards for the Australian government. She also works closely with directors and leaders of school education in government, Catholic and the independent sectors.

Tania’s research focuses on educational policy, leadership and reform, higher education curriculum and teacher education.

She has been employed in the university sector since 1980 and has developed a focus on the following areas of scholarship:

teacher education policy and reform, both within Australia and internationally;
teacher formation and professional growth;
organisational change in school education and higher education contexts;
developing a critical frame of supervision and leadership in education and higher education for social justice; and
reforms to the conceptualising of curriculum in higher education.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in Teacher Education and Dean, Education Policy and Strategy, Australian Catholic University