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Garry Falloon is a Profesor of Digital Learning and Internationalisation Lead in the Department of Educational Studies, having joined Macquarie University in July 2017. Previous to this he was Professor of Digital Learning in the Faculty of Education at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Garry's research interests include mobile learning, 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 twelve other publications. He is also the recipient of research and teaching awards from the University of Waikato, Microsoft and the New Zealand Government.

Garry has held a number of research grants focused on industry/school science partnerships, classroom-based, digitally-supported teaching and learning practices, and computational learning in primary schools.

His most recent grants include a two-year investigation of primary students' thinking and problem solving development in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) flexible learning spaces in the Waikato region of New Zealand. This was funded as part of the government's Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI).  He also led the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment's Unlocking Curious Minds ROBOSHOPS programme for schools.

Garry's teaching 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 also supervises HDR students in the areas of digital learning, curriculum design and assessment and primary/middle school education.

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 1992 2018

learning environment
data quality
New Zealand

Apps, technology and younger learners: international evidence for teaching

Kucirkova, N. & Falloon, G. 2017 Milton Park: Routledge. 305 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

learning environment
primary school

iPads, apps and student thinking skill development

Falloon, G. 2017 Apps, technology and younger learners: international evidence for teaching. Kucirkova, N. & Falloon, G. (eds.). Milton Park: Routledge, p. 235-251 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Mobile devices and apps as scaffolds to science learning in the primary classroom

Falloon, G. 28 Oct 2017 In : Journal of Science Education and Technology. 26, 6, p. 613-628 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application programs
Mobile devices

Activities 2015 2017

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Press / Media

Three strategies to help navigate dodgy online content

Kim Wilson & Garry Falloon


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Critical Skills for Young People Growing Up in the 21st Century

Garry Falloon


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Rethinking our Goals for the 21st Century

Garry Falloon


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment