Garry Falloon


1992 …2021

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Garry Falloon is the Director of International Engagement and Professor of STEM Education 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. 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.

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 learning in Science and Technology. He supervises HDR students in the areas of digital learning, curriculum design and assessment and primary/middle school education. He is also an active member of Macquarie University's Multilingualism Research Centre (MRC), with a specific interest in the role of digital technologies for supporting language learning in migrant communities.  

A full list of publications, presentations and related experience can be found here.


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