Garry Falloon

Professor

1992 …2021
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Biography

Garry Falloon is the Associate Dean, International and Professor of STEM Education and Digital Learning in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University. 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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Projects 2018 2021

Coding Animated Narratives as Contemporary Multimodal Authorship in Schools

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

1/01/1931/12/21

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.

1/11/1831/12/20

Project: Research

Research Outputs 1992 2019

By design: professional learning ecologies to develop primary school teachers’ makerspaces pedagogical capabilities

Stevenson, M., Bower, M., Falloon, G., Forbes, G. & Hatzigianni, M., May 2019, In : British Journal of Educational Technology. 50, 3, p. 1260-1274 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

primary school teacher
ecology
learning
teacher
confidence
Open Access
simulation
learning
student
abstraction
school

Setting the scene: introduction

Kucirkova, N., Rowsell, J. & Falloon, G., 2019, The Routledge international handbook of learning with technology in early childhood. Kucirkova, N., Rowsell, J. & Falloon, G. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 3-17 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

The pros and cons of using display capture technology for data collection with young children

Falloon, G., 2019, The Routledge international handbook of learning with technology in early childhood. Kucirkova, N., Roswell, J. & Falloon, G. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 30-46 16 p. (International Handbook).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

The Routledge international handbook of learning with technology in early childhood

Kucirkova, N., Roswell, J. & Falloon, G., 2019, 1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 416 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

childhood
educational psychology
multicultural society
learning
immigration

Activities 2010 2019

  • 12 Oral presentation
  • 9 Invited talk

Integration of future focused skills in school curriculum

Garry Falloon (Speaker)
1 Apr 2019

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

Mobile devices in the primary school: Researching learning using iPads in primary education

Garry Falloon (Speaker)
16 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Research Symposium: Learning from Viewing and Creating Animations in School Science

Garry Falloon (Speaker)
29 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Using Virtual Manipulative (VM) Apps to Introduce Circuit Building Procedures and Electricity Concepts to Young Children

Garry Falloon (Speaker)
30 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Changing times in and out of class

Garry Falloon

29/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How parents can help their children learn

Garry Falloon

4/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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

Garry Falloon

3/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Parents say school curriculum is failing students

Garry Falloon

23/07/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment