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    Professor Kylie Readman
    Ph.D USC, M.Ed (Leadership and Management) Qld.UT, B. Ed (Secondary) Hons Qld.UT PFHEA, AFAIM

    About me

    Professor Readman is passionate about teaching excellence, learner engagement and student success. She creates the institutional conditions for building staff and student capacity in learning and teaching in the higher education sector focussing on engaging and innovative curriculum, embedded and holistic support and future-focused initiatives that push professional practice to the forefront of higher education innovation.
    At Murdoch University, Professor Readman leads a number of whole-of-university initiatives that include:

    • Innovative curriculum, with a focus on career learning, employability, innovation and creative thinking
    • Students as change agents initiatives that improve learning, teaching and student success
    • Digital design and learning innovation
    • Professional learning, reward and recognition including the development of emerging academic leaders
    • Support for student learning, access, wellbeing and equity
    • Inclusive access programs and pathways for students entering higher education

    Teaching area

    Professor Readman is an experienced educator and worked in teacher education for many years before moving into a central leadership role. From 2006-2012, Kylie was the Program Leader for the Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

    Her teaching interests are in assessment design and practice, curriculum and pedagogy, with a particular focus on social constructivism, connectivism and expansive learning as theoretical paradigms for teaching. She is the co-author of a textbook for pre-service teachers: Practical Planning and Assessment (Oxford Press). Kylie has taught in and led a range of professional learning programs, including Foundations of University Teaching, Master of Education courses in pedagogy and assessment, Emerging Leaders programs and sessional staff development activities.

    Current projects

    Professor Readman’s current research areas are leadership development in learning and teaching, digital disruption and the role of technology in educational spaces and places, working with students to reposition their contribution to academic life and the value of professional learning conversations.

    • Office of Learning and Teaching commissioned grant project co-leader ‘Shaping the 21st century student experience at regional universities’ (SP14-4602)
    • Transforming Practice Programme Student Engagement: Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning
    • Expansive Learning Leadership Initiative
    • Professional Learning Conversations for Academic Leadership

    Awards and grants

    • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
    • Platinum LearnX impact award for e-Learning Widespread Adoption in the Best New Technology Implementation category
    • Commendation in the Boardpad Award for Excellence in Innovation in Tertiary Education Management
    • Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
    • Vice Chancellor’s Medal for University Teaching
    • National Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation winner
    • USC Vice Chancellor’s Medal for Learning and Teaching

    Events and speaking engagements

    Professor Readman is regular invited to speak at events and lead workshops in her areas of expertise. Recent presentations include:   

    Readman, K. and Rowe, J. (2018) Responding with optimism: developing academic leaders in times of change. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Wilson, G., Bedford, S. and Readman, K. (2018). A workshop to support academic staff undertaking peer review of assessment over distance or online. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

    Donnison, S. and Readman, K. (2018). Learning to Lead: Professional development for leaders of First Year Experience. 2018 Student Transitions Achievement Retention and Success Proceedings. Auckland, New Zealand.

    Mitchell, M., Readman, K., Glencross, S., Henderson, A., Lovell, G., Chambers, K. and Leece, R. (2017). Cultivating a Students as Partners mindset: Learners and teachers as agents of change. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia conference, Sydney, New South Wales.

    Mitchell, M., Readman, K., Henderson, A., Lovell, G., Glencross, S., and Chambers, K. (2017). Students as Partners: Raising the student voice in the evaluation of learning and teaching. 2017 Student Transitions Achievement Retention and Success Proceedings. Adelaide, Australia.

    Readman, K. (2016). Developing Professional Learning Conversations in the workplace. EDUTech Conference. Brisbane, Queensland.

    Readman, K. and McKenzie, J. (2016). Professional development for academic leaders. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia conference. Fremantle, Western Australia.

    Readman, K. and Rowe, J. (2016). Leading professional learning conversations. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia conference. Fremantle, Western Australia.

    Nelson, K., Readman, K. and Stoodley, I. (2016). Shining the spotlight on regional students’ experiences. Student Transitions Achievement Retention and Success Proceedings. Perth, Western Australia.

    Readman, K. (2015). Celebrating Success with Emerging Leaders of Learning and Teaching. Invited keynote presentation, University of New England. Armidale, New South Wales.

    Readman, K. (2015). Making a difference with emerging leaders of learning and teaching. International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2015. Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

    Readman, K. and Rowe, J. (2015). Expansive learning and leadership laboratories – a model for engaging and developing emerging leaders of learning and teaching. Paper presented at the 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Melbourne, Australia. Book of Abstracts p. 108.

    Professional and community service

    Professor Readman has served on the Executive of the Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT, formerly CADAD) since 2013 in various roles including Vice President. She was President and an Executive Member of the Queensland Branch of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia from 2015-2018.

    In 2018 Professor Readman convened the inaugural Learning Leaders in Higher Education. (Joint conference with Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching and Higher Education Services) which was attended by over 100 delegates.

    Professor Readman served on the Board of Siena Catholic College for two terms from 2011-2016.

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Samantha Edwards (current) Doctor of Philosophy Associate Supervisor Student engagement in ‘entry to practice’ degrees: A nursing case study
    Christopher Dann (2010) Master of Education (Research) Co-supervisor Crossing the date line: Understanding the expectations and experiences of Canadian teacher education students at an Australian University

    Publications

    Since 2004, Professor Readman has been publishing in the fields of specialist studies in education, curriculum and pedagogy, education systems and performing arts and creative writing. In summary, she has published one textbook, one e-book, 14 journal articles, two book chapter, developed two websites for professional audiences and given 25 peer-reviewed or invited conference presentations. A selection of published work includes:

    Taylor, J., Ashford, T., Shelley, K. and Readman K. (2019). Starting with the end in mind: Future focussed curriculum in Health Promotion. In: Trimmer, K., Newman, T., Thorpe, D. and Fernando, P. (Eds.), Ensuring Quality in Professional Education, Volume 1. Melbourne: Springer.

    Nelson, K., Readman, K. and Stoodley, I. (2018). Shaping the 21st century student experience at regional universities: Final report.  Department of Education and Training: Canberra, Australia.

    Readman, K. and Rowe, J. (2016) Developing Emerging Leaders using Professional Learning Conversations. Higher Education Research & Development. Vol. 35, Iss. 5.

    Readman, K., Rowe, J. and Franke, K. (2015). Implementing Professional Learning Conversations: A conversational approach to developing academic leadership capacity in learning and teaching.

    Barr, N., Readman, K. and Dunn, P. (2014). Simulation-based Clinical Assessment (SCA): redesigning a signature assessment into a teaching strategy. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. Vol 11, No. 6, pp. 1-9.

    Readman, K. & Allen, W. (2013). Practical Planning and Assessment. Melbourne, Oxford University Press.

    Slade, C., Murfin, K. & Readman, K. (2013). Evaluating Processes and Platforms for Potential ePortfolio Use: The Role of the Middle Agent. International Journal of ePortfolio. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.177-188.

    Slade, C. and Readman, K. (2013). New pedagogical e-spaces: Keeping pace with staff readiness. Research and Development in Higher Education: The Place of Learning and Teaching, 36th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 433-443. 1-4 July, 2013.