Professor Andrew Taggart
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Provost

About me

Professor Taggart is responsible for supporting our eight schools, and providing a key linkage between academic and professional staff. The Provost also provides senior level support for domestic student recruitment and leads our local, regional and national engagement.

Professor Taggart received his PhD in Education from Ohio State University and was previously Pro Vice Chancellor Engagement  at Murdoch University. In this role, as Pro Vice Chancellor he had responsibility for building broad ranging research and teaching relationships with key stakeholders. Research and teaching partnerships with India and the sub-continent have also been a special focus and Professor Taggart continues to be a regular visitor to the region.

With special focus on the Perth’s Southern Corridor, Professor Taggart has led the recruitment of ‘low SES/First in Family’ students to attend university and the development of partnerships with all schools in the region. Of particular significance is his leadership in the MAP4U social inclusion in education project – with over $5million in funding for increasing educational participation and attainment.

Professor Taggart has also held senior positions at Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and The Ohio State University.

 

Teaching area

As a PVC I have no continuing teaching responsibilities.  I present occasionally to selected groups on topics including: low SES engagement in higher education; health and physical education; sport education; adolescents and physical activity.

Research areas

I have one major research project.  The major project (Federally funded 2012-2016 $5.028M) ‘Murdoch’s Aspirations and Pathways For/4 University, MAP4U’, builds on previous initiatives in the region and includes all high schools in the Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel/Mandurah. Managed by Lyn Vernon we currently have 5 PhD students, in education and psychology, leading the programs, and completing their PhDs by publication.  MAP4U also works with Big Picture Education Australia in one of the programs to develop alternative programs for young people in schools who can achieve in a curriculum by design which empowers learners, working with mentors, to deliver high level achievement in non-traditional ways.

 

Current projects

Building aspirations and learning links for young people to go to university

2012-2016 $5.028M Federal funding

Background:

This Murdoch Program, ‘Building Aspirations and Pathways for /4 University; MAP4U’, builds on  previous initiatives in the region and includes all high schools in Rockingham, Kwinana and Peel/Mandurah.

The MAP4U Project includes four programs designed, in collaboration with principals and teachers, TAFE lecturers, and in some cases students, to meet key program outcomes. Schools will join Murdoch in a mutually agreed Compact that will specify key outcomes (KPIs).

Program Goal:

Through building aspirations and learning links grow the number of eligible, willing and able students to attend university.

Programs:

The Project Goal will be achieved through the implementation of four Programs including, but not limited to:

  1. Building Academic Aspirations and Achievement; individual, year group and school levels, with some schools targeting family and community aspiration building [e.g. supporting their adolescents to set goals and achieve];
  2. Innovative Curriculum and Pedagogies; with focus on science [including technology], social science [e.g. tourism management], creative arts [e.g. dance, digital music] and health, physical education and sport [e.g. sport development, coaching]. The innovative curriculum and pedagogies to engage young people will link with students including adolescents at-risk and disadvantaged learners;
  3. School within a School; students disconnected with existing curriculum and pedagogies will access Big Picture Education programs that provide alternative models of empowering young people in their learning while linking to university preparation;
  4. University Enabling Programs; a range of preparation and bridging courses will provide pathways to university entry through alternative WACE courses, VET programs and enabling programs that prepare students to enter university at years 1 and 2. Murdoch and other universities will respond by developing local student driven university courses in the region.

Currently MAP4U, under the management Lyn Vernon,  includes 5 PhD students, one post-doctoral scholar, several consultants and a number of support staff.

 

Awards and grants

FUNDED RESESARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (Total $1,000,000 approx.)

2005      WA Football Commission ($9,500):  Junior to senior football transition project

2005      WA Department of Education and Training ($15,000): Fundamental movement skills evaluation project

2004       Korean Research Foundation ($80,000); Korean-Australian sport education project

2003       International Olympic Committee ($3,500); extending ‘at risk’ students’ participation in school life: A case study of progress within a Specialist Sports School

2002       Australian Football League ($41,805); AFL Sport Education

2001       WA Department of Education; Association of Independent Schools WA; ECU-IC Grant Scheme. ($44,603); Swimming in Schools

2000   Australian Cricket Board ($9,389);  SEPEP Cricket Resource

2000       Ministry of Sport and Recreation, WA ($10,500) Officials in Sport

1999       Ministry of Sport and Recreation, WA ($8,500) Junior Sport Vision

1999       Australian Cricket Board ($30,000) Stage III, School-Community Links

1999       University of Natal, South Africa ($4,500) Physical and sport education in Australian Schools: A synopsis

1998       Australian Cricket Board, $40,000.  Implementation of SEPEP: Cricket in Australian Schools (Stage II)

1997       Australian Cricket Board, $40,000.  Implementation of SEPEP:  Cricket in Australian Schools (Stage I)

1996      Healthway/Ministry of Sport and Recreation, $41,123.  Adolescent and Community Sport Project

1996      National Professional Development Program Grant, $5,000 -  Student outcomes in health and physical education.

1995      Australian Sports Commission, $25,000.

Sport education in physical education (SEPEP) resource development, with Ken Alexander.

1995      Quality Assurance Project Edith Cowan University, $10,000.  Development of SPARCOS CD-ROM project for analysing physical activity settings.

1994      Australian Sports Commission, $112,000.  Sport education in physical education project (SEPEP), with Ken Alexander.

1994      Edith Cowan University, $5,915.  Postgraduate Student Assistantship Program.  “Assessment in Sport Education Project”

1994      Healthway, $2,750.  School Physical Activity and Nutrition Program Grants.” Fundamental Movement Skills Program for Year 2 students.”

1993      WA Ministry of Education, WA Ministry of Sport and Recreation, Edith Cowan University Collaborative Grant Scheme, $24,000. “Sport education II” with Ken Alexander.

1993-4   Australian Rotary Health Research Fund, $30,000.

“Evaluation of an intervention program to reduce future heart disease risk in 10-11 year old children” with R. Vandongen, C. Thompson, R. Milligan (University of WA).

1993      ‘In-Tech’ Research and Development Grants, Edith Cowan University, $9,924. “Sport and physical activity category observation system”

1992-4   National Health & Medical Research Council, Public Health Research Project Grant, $210,075 “Evaluation of school nutrition and physical activity programs” (with D. Jenner, R. Vandongen & L. Beilin; University of WA))

1992      Edith Cowan University Research & Development Committee Grant, $15,906.  “A descriptive analysis of playground behaviour in pre-primary centres.”  (with C. Tayler, K. Spencer & L. Campbell)

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2010     ACHPER (WA) Healthy Active Lifestyles Award.  Category: Physical Activity Initiative.

2005     Teaching Commendation (across all units taught), Faculty of Education and Arts, Edith Cowan University

2005   Award for Excellence in P/G Supervision (P/G and Honours

1996   Student Association, ECU

2004    WA Institute for Educational Research: Honorary Fellow

For sustained contributions to the WA Educational Research community.

2003   Sybe Jongeling Research Award  (P/G and Honours Student Association, ECU)

2001   Award for Research Leadership (P/G and Honours)

1998  Student Association, ECU

1996  Faculty of Education Overseas Scholarship, Edith Cowan University

1996   Excellence in Publishing (with Ken Alexander).  Awarded by the Australian Publisher’s Association in conjunction with the Australian Newspaper and the University of Sydney for the book, Sport Education in Physical Education.

1990   British Council’s Academic Links and Interchange Travel Grant for collaborative work with Loughborough University of Technology investigating children’s health related fitness.

1980   Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Ohio State University Chapter

1978-79   Victorian Education Department Travelling Scholarship

 

Events and speaking engagements

2013 Keynote speaker Bilateral Cooperation Opportunities in Education, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Sydney 2013 Conference (Nov 10-12, 2013)

2013 ANZSSA & ISANA Eleventh Duty of Care WA State Conference speaker Aspirations and Pathways for University, Curtin University

2012  Presenter at WACSSO State Council session, Aspiration building initiatives for high school students, Murdoch  University

INTERNATIONAL

2013-present  Invited Professor New Delhi, India Universities

2009  Symposium Presenter, the Role of Historic Universities in the 21st Century, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan

2008-present  The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICS) National Reference Group

2007  Member City of Bunburgy Delegation to Sister City Jiaxing, China

2004  Invited Visiting Scholar, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

2004  Invited Professor, Inchon University, Inchon, Korea

2003  Invited Distinguished Scholar, Adeniran Organsanya College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria

2003  Invited Scholar, Ghana Olympic Committee, Accra, Ghana

2000-present  Editorial Board International Journal of Applied Sport Science (South Korea)

1999 Invited Keynote, 2nd International Sport Pedagogy Seminar, New Millenium and Sport Pedagogy, Inchon, Korea

1999  Invited Keynote, International Sport Science Congress, new Millenium and Sport Vision, Seoul, South Korea

1997-2004  Editorial Board Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (USA)

1995  Invited Visiting Professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA

1983-1986  Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA

 

 

 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Taggart, A (2011).  Regional higher education.  Presentation to University of the Third Age, Rockingham, WA.

Taggart, A. (2011). Specialist AFL Schools in WA.  Presentation to the WA Football Commission, Perth.

Taggart, A. (2006).  Tapestry tourism project.  Presentation to Tapestry Group of Councils in South West WA, Bunbury.

Taggart, A. (2006).  Universities in regional Australia:  Contributions to their communities.  Presentation to City of Bunbury Economic Development Committee, Bunbury, WA.

Taggart, A. (2006).  Universities as regional tourism assets:  Research and evaluation opportunities.  Presentation to Bunbury Regional Development Committee, Bunbury, WA.

Taggart, A. (2004).  Alternative physical education programmes in primary schools.  Beehive Montessori School, Cottesloe.

Taggart, A. (2003).  Athletics in schools:  Bad news for physical education. ACHPER Secondary Heads of Department and Senior Teachers Conference, Perth

Taggart, A. (2002).  Change, professional communities and heroes. ACHPER Secondary Heads of Department and Senior Teachers Conference, Perth

Taggart, A.  (2001).  Junior cricket in WA. Seminar for the WACA, Perth

Taggart, A. (2001). Sport education in physical education program for primary school teachers.  Secret Harbour Primary School, WA 

Taggart, A. (2000).  SEPEP for teachers.  Queensland ACHPER, Yeronga

Taggart, A. (2000).  Junior sport forum.  Queensland ACHPER, Yeronga

Taggart, A. (2000).  SEPEP for teachers.  Annual Conference for Secondary health and physical education Teachers

Taggart, A. (2000).  SEPEP for teachers. Perth College Professional Development, Perth

Taggart, A. (1998).  Be Active School Community Project – Adolescents and Community Sport, Bunbury

Taggart, A. (1998).  Teaching Fundamental Movement Skills to Junior Primary Children, Carine Primary School

Taggart, A. (1997).  Teaching Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood settings, ECU Summer School, Perth

Taggart, A. (1997).  Invited Keynote The WA Curriculum Framework:  Implications for HPE Learning Area, ACHPER Annual Conference for Primary Teachers/PE Coordinators, Perth

Taggart, A. (1997).  Invited Keynote, The WA Curriculum Framework:  Implications for HPE Learning Area, ACHPER Annual Conference for Secondary Teachers/PE Coordinators, Perth

Taggart, A. (1997).  Invited Keynote, The WA Curriculum Framework:  Implications for HPE Learning Area, ACHPER Annual Conference for Secondary Teachers/PE Coordinators, Perth

Taggart, A. (1997).  Sport education:  The next step.  ACHPER Annual Conference. Perth

Taggart, A. (1997).  Sport Education in Physical Education Program (SEPEP): The next step for experienced teachers, Perth

Professional and community service

MURDOCH

2013-present 

Non-School Leaver Working Group and Non-ATAR/low-ATAR Entry Pathways Working Group (Chair)

Whitby Falls Project Steering Committee (Chair)

Murdoch’s Aspirations and Pathways for University (MAP4U) Advisory Board (Chair)

2011-2013

TEQSA Re-registration Steering Committee (member)

Internationalisation Steering Committee (Chair)

 

2010-2012

Audit Quality Audit Committee (member)

Service Teaching Committee (Chair)

 

2009-present

Senior Leadership Group (member)

 

OTHER:

2010-present

Wesley College Council, South Perth, WA

2009-present

Chair (City of) Rockingham Education Training Advisory Committee, WA

2008-present

The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) National Reference Group

(2008-2012)   WA Football Commission Education Advisory Group; Including Chair Specialist AFL Schools Project (2011)

(2011-2012)   Acting Director Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre

(2008-2011)     Senior Secondary Education Committee; Curriculum Council of WA.

(2008-2010)     City of Rockingham Chair in Education Reference Group, WA

(2006-2008)     South West Human Services Planning Committee (Bunbury, WA)

(2006-2008)     South West Education Group (Bunbury, WA)

(2006-2008)     Critical Horizons Innovations Rountable Planning Group (Bunbury, WA)

(2006-2008)     Connect Southwest Advisory Board (Bunbury, WA)

(2006-2008)     Southwest Area Consultative Committee (Bunbury, WA)

2000-2011    Editorial Board International Journal of Applied Sport Science (South Korea)

(2001-2004)     Premier’s Physical Activity Taskforce:  Evaluation and Monitoring Working Group (WA)

(1998-2002)     WA School Drug Education Project:  Reference Group

(2000)              Australian Association for Research in Education:  Doctoral Thesis Award Committee (HPE SIG)

(1997-2004)     Editorial Board Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (USA)

(1997)              Monitoring Standards in Education.  Health and Physical Education Reference Group. (WA)

(1995-1997)    Australian Council for Educational Research, Council Member.

(1998)    Chair, WAIER Early Career Award Selection Committee.

(1998)    Education Department of WA;  Professional Development Consultative Committee,

(1997)    Education Department of WA; H&PE Student Outcome Statement, Consultative Group.

(1997)    Education Department of WA; Monitoring Standards in Education.  Health and Physical Education Reference Group;

(1994-1996)     Australian Council for Educational Research, Board Member

(1992-1997)     Institutes for Educational Research Standing Committee, WA Representative

(1995–1997)    Western Australian Institute for Educational Research, President

(1994-1995)     Writer of design brief:  Health and Physical Education National Curriculum; Commonwealth Department of Education

(1991-1997)      Member National Curriculum/Student Outcome Statements Working Party for the Health and Physical Education learning area; Education Department of WA

(1990-1991)     Western Australian Institute for Educational Research, Vice President

 

Doctoral and masters supervisions

No current supervision.

In the past, at Ohio State University and Edith Cowan University,  I have supervised PhD students in physical education curriculum and pedagogy, teacher education, sport education, Indigenous participation in physical education, assessment practices in health and physical education and expressive arts education.

Publications

Journals

  • Goggin, T., Rankin, S., Geerlings, P., Taggart, A., (2016), Catching them before they fall: a Vygotskian approach to transitioning students from high school to university, Higher Education Research and Development, 35, 4, pages 698 - 711.
  • Prodonovich, S., Perry, L., Taggart, A., (2014), Developing conceptual understandings of the capacity to aspire for higher education, Issues in Educational Research (Online), 24, 2, pages 174 - 189.
  • Taggart, A., Whipp, P., (2003), Teaching swimming in schools: Issues beyond drowning., ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 50, 1, pages 12 - 17.
  • Taggart, A., Strikwerda-Brown, J., (2000), No longer voiceless and exhausted: Sport education and the primary generalist teacher., ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 48, 3-4, pages 14 - 18.

Publications: (refereed only)

Whipp, P.R.,Taggart, A., & Jackson, B. (2012).  Differentiation in
outcomes-focused physical education: Pedagogical rhetoric versus reality. Physical
Education & Sport Pedagogy,
10.1080/17408989.2012.754001

Taggart, A., & Penney, D. (2004).  Sport education in teacher education: The key to successful and sustainable development of sport education in schools. Korean Journal of Sport Pedagogy, 11(3), 103-116.

Penney, D., & Taggart, A. (2004).  Key challenges in the development of sport education:  Primary and middle school teachers’ experiences. Korean Journal of Sport Pedagogy. 11(3), 117-134.

Kim, J., Penney, D., Taggart, A., Cho, M. & Choi, H. (2004) Developing Physical Education through International Collaboration: Sport Education in Korea and Western Australia. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education. Winter, 20-23.

Kim, J. & Taggart, A. (2004).  Teachers’ perceptions of the culture of physical education:  Investigating the silences at Hana primary school.  Issues in Educational Research, 14(1), 69-94.

Whipp, P. & Taggart, A. (2003).  Teaching swimming in schools:  Issues beyond drowning. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 50(1), 12-17.

Taggart, A. & Alexander, K. (2002).  Teaching sport in physical education:  Promoting health and physical activity outcomes for young people.  Journal of Science and Movement Education 4, 1-28.

Strikwerda-Brown, J. & Taggart, A. (2000). No longer voiceless and exhausted: Sport education and the primary generalist teacher. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 48(3-4), 14-18.

Alexander, K., Taggart, A. & Luckman, J. (1998).  Pilgrims progress:  The sport education crusade down under.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 69(4), 21-24.

Burke, V., Gracey, M., Milligan, R., Thompson, C., Taggart, A., & Beilin, L. (1998).  Parental smoking and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in 10 to 12 year old children.  Journal of Pediatrics, 133(2), 206-13.

Burke, V., Milligan, R., Thompson, C., Taggart, A., Dunbar, D., Spencer, M., Medland, A., Gracey, M., Vandongen, R. & Beilin, L. (1998).  A controlled trial of health promotion programs in 11 year-olds using physical activity enrichment for higher risk children.  Journal of Pediatrics, 132(5), 840-8.

Medland, A. and Taggart, A. (1997).  The implementation of a health-related fitness intervention:  A case study of two primary schools.  ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 44(3), 9-13.

Alexander, K., Taggart, A. & Thorpe, S. (1997). Teacher renewal through curriculum innovation:  Changing teacher’s pedagogies and programs.  Issues in Educational Research, 7(1).

Taggart, A. & Keegan, L. (1997).  Developing fundamental movement skills in outdoor settings:  Three case studies of children playing.  ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 44(4).

 Books, Book Chapters, Monographs:

Taggart, A. (2003).  Connecting with young people:  Physical education’s contribution to school and community well-being.  Adeniran Organsanya College of Education 12th Distinguished Lecture Series, Lagos, Nigeria.

Taggart, A. (1999).  Teaching sport in physical education:  Visions to enrich participation in physical activity.  International Sport Science Congress, New Millennium and Sport Vision, Seoul, Korea.

Taggart, A. (1999).  Authentic assessment in physical education:  2,000 reasons for new programs and pedagogies.  2nd International Sport Pedagogy Seminar, New Millennium and Sport Pedagogy, Inchon, Korea.

Taggart, A. & Sharp, S. (1997).  Adolescents and sport:  Determinants of current and future participation.  Perth:  Ministry of Sport and Recreation (ISBN – 0 7309 8994 1)

Alexander, K. & Taggart, A.  (1995). Sport education in physical eduction program.  Canberra:  Australian Sports Commission

Taggart, A.  (1992). The systematic development of fitness skills for upper primary children: A planned intervention.  In T. Williams, L. Almond & Sparkes, A.  (Eds.), Sport and physical activity.  London: E & F. N. Spon.

Taggart, A. (1991). The interrelationship between the three sites of practice of physical education – primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.  Or alternatively – Getting real or dreaming on.  In R. Tinning, D. Kirk, J. Evans, P. Swan and K. Alexander (Eds.). National Workshop on Physical Education: Physical Education in Crisis. Deakin:  Faculty of Education, Deakin University.

Siedentop, D., Mand, C., & Taggart, A. C. (1986).  Physical education: Teaching and curriculum strategies for Grades 5-12.  Palo Alto:  Mayfield.

Siedentop, D., & Taggart, A. C. (1984).  Behavior analysis in physical education and sport.  In W. L. Heward, T. E. Heron, D. S. Hill, & J. Trap-Porter (Eds.), Focus on behavior analysis in education.  Columbus, Ohio:  Charles E Merrill.

Reports/Manuscripts: (selection)

 West, C. & Taggart, A. (2011). Report on the working party investigating Specialist AFL Schools in WA. Perth: WA Football Development.

Taggart, A. & Callcott, D. (2006). Implementing the fundamental movement skills program:  investigating stakeholders’ views.  Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.

Penney, D., Taggart, A. & Gorman, S. (2005). Extending at risk students: The Clontarf Aboriginal College and Clontarf Football Academy case study in Bailey, R. & Dismore, H. (pp. 59-67) SpinEd: The role of physical education and sport in education (final report), International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Taggart, A. & Lenney, M. (2005). Junior- senior football transition: Investigating stakeholders’ views in metropolitan WA.  Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Penney, D., Taggart, A. & Gorman, S. (2004). Extending ‘at risk’ students’ participation in school life: A case study of progress within a specialist sports school. Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Whipp, P. & Taggart, A. (2002).  Swimming in school: An evaluation of school swimming programs. Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Taggart, A. & Rate, R. (2000).  Officials in sport. Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Taggart, A., & Sharp, S. (2000).  Junior sport vision:  Looking back to look forward to the new millennium. Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Taggart, A. & Goodwin, S. (2000). Physical and sport education in Australia. Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Taggart, A. & Lister, A. (2000).  Sport education cricket project: Phase III School-community links. Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Taggart, A., & Sharp, S. (1999).  Adolescents and sport; Determinants of current and future participation. Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.

Taggart, A. & Cameron, A. (1998).  Sport education cricket project.  Edith Cowan University, Perth:  Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre – SPARC.