Dr Kevin Donnelly is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and one of Australia’s leading education authors and commentators. He has written extensively on contemporary developments in education for Australia’s print and electronic media, including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and The Herald Sun.
Kevin taught English and Humanities for 18 years in secondary schools around Melbourne and in 2014 he co-chaired a review of the Australian national curriculum. Kevin has undertaken 3 international benchmarking curriculum projects for state and national governments plus the New Zealand Business Roundtable.
Membership of state and national curriculum bodies includes: the Victorian Education Department’s Post Primary English Committee and Post Primary Taskforce, the Year 12 English Panel of Examiners, the Victorian Board of Studies and the federally funded Discovering Democracy Programme and inquiry into the Australian Certificate of Education.
Post graduate studies involve an analysis and critique of contemporary developments in the school curriculum and pedagogy – involving both Australia and overseas stronger performing education systems.