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Lecturer, Academic Support & Development, Victoria University

Tao Bak is a lecturer, in the Department of Academic Support and Development at Victoria University. Tao is Currently completing a PhD focusing on the history and experience of Steiner Education as an alternative educational tradition in Australia. Tao's research interests include the history and philosophy of alternative traditions, and language, literacy and academic development for diverse student cohorts. In addition to a Masters in Applied Linguistics from USQ, Tao completed a Master of Arts thesis examining the history of alternative medicine in colonial Australia at the University of Melbourne.


  • 2011–present
    Educational Developer, Victoria University


  • 2004 
    University of Southern Queensland, Master of Applied Linguistics
  • 2000 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts
  • 1996 
    LaTrobe University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


  • 2014
    Where does Steiner fit? A contemporary framing of Steiner education within the shifting education landscape in Australia, Teaching with Spirit: New perspectives on Steiner Education in Australia
  • 2008
    Reconceving an Approach to Teaching Legal Discourse: A Community of Practice Project, Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers' Association