New honorary fellow for Rockingham Campus

August 5, 2011

Mr John Hogan has been appointed by Murdoch University as an Honorary Fellow for a period of three years starting in semester two.

Mr Hogan has been working closely with Professor Barry Down for the last two years on a range of school reform projects in the Rockingham/Kwinana region.

Professor Down said Mr Hogan has extensive experience in the education sector and has been at the forefront of major school renewal movements for many years.

He is the coordinator of the Australian National Schools Network and co-founder of Big Picture Education Australia (BPEA), a not-for-profit organisation committed to enhancing student participation and engagement in schooling.

“Big Picture is working with education systems and schools across Australia to make vital changes in education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalised schools that work with the real world of their greater community,” Professor Down said.

“Mr Hogan is a school coach and is currently working with the newly established SMYL Community College in Rockingham.”

Mr Hogan is also on a taskforce with Professor Down and the Principal of Rockingham Montessori Primary School, Vanessa Aiken, to investigate the establishment of a small high school which will involve a unique partnership between Rockingham Montessori Primary School, BPEA and Murdoch University.

Dean of Education, Associate Professor Judy MacCallum said Mr Hogan’s appointment as an Honorary Fellow is recognition of his valuable contribution to education and the importance of this work in the Rockingham/Kwinana area.

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