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Garry Falloon is the Director of International Engagement and Professor of STEM Education and Digital Learning in the Macquarie School of Education. Prior to this he was Professor of Digital Learning in the Faculty of Education at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand (until moving to Macquarie mid 2017). In his career to date he has held a number of education research and digital project leadership roles in the private sector and government, and has 20 years experience serving in school teaching and leadership positions.

His research interests include mobile learning (mLearning), digital learning in primary and middle schools, online and blended learning, curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment in digitally-supported innovative learning environments, learning in primary science and technology, and educational research methods. He has served on many advisory and writing panels for eLearning policy and curriculum development, industry and sector advisory boards, and the New Zealand Prime Minister's Panel of Experts for Digital Learning. He serves on the Editorial Boards of four international journals in Educational Psychology and Educational Technologies, and is a regular article reviewer for numerous other publications. He is also the recipient of research and teaching awards from the University of Waikato, Microsoft and the New Zealand Government.

Before moving to Australia, Garry won and/or led a number of research and project grants in New Zealand including The Digital Opportunities Projects (MoE), the SCION School/Scientist Partnership projects (CRI), Exploring Student Thinking in Digitally-Supported Innovative Learning Environments (TLRI), Coding in the Primary School (2 X MBIE), and Developing Digitally-Supported Pedagogies across the University (TLRI). Since moving to Macquaire, he has been successful in winning or has been a member of the development and implementation teams for grants exceeding $3m. These include the three year Federal Government’s Principals as STEM Leaders Project (PASL), the ARC Discovery Project: Coding Animated Narratives as Contemporary Multimodal Authorship in Schools (2019-2021) and the Professional Digital Competencies (PDC) Projects.

Garry's teaching expertise is in STEM subjects, with specific emphasis on digital technology integration into primary/middle school curriculum, learning task design and thinking skill development, collaborative and cooperative learning, and inquiry/design learning in Science and Technology. He supervises HDR students in the areas of digital learning, curriculum design and assessment and primary/middle school education.

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Coding Animated Narratives as Contemporary Multimodal Authorship in Schools

Unsworth, L., Mills, K., Falloon, G. & Burn, A.


Project: Other

Developing teachers'/students' science capital and intercultural understanding via STEAM education

Chu, H. E., Falloon, G., Harrison, N., Cavanagh, M., Jamie, J., Pask, H., Martin, S. N., Son, Y., Song, J., Choe, S., Meng, H. J., Cho, Y. H., Lim, H. J., Lego, D., Treagust, D. F. & Siburn, K.


Project: Research

Research Outputs

Children’s views on making and designing

Hatzigianni, M., Stevenson, M., Bower, M., Falloon, G. & Forbes, A., 2020, In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 28, 2, p. 286-300 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • The problem of perception: challenging students’ views of science and scientists through school-scientist partnerships

    Falloon, G., 2020, Science teaching and learning: practices, implementation and challenges. Hendricks, P. J. (ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, p. 67-109 43 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    Exploring technologies and distance learning strategies for tertiary education

    Garry Falloon (Speaker)
    10 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Reflections on Research: Learning with mobile technoloiges in schools

    Garry Falloon (Speaker)
    12 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Home learning shock: what happened to the good old days?

    Garry Falloon


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Changing times in and out of class

    Garry Falloon


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    How parents can help their children learn

    Garry Falloon


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Students need to learn their own way- and parents can help.

    Garry Falloon


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment