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Associate Professor Rod Lane is Deputy Head of Department leading learning and teaching in the Macquarie School of Education, Sydney.  He has a PhD in Education, 24 years of experience teaching in secondary and higher education contexts and has an international profile for his research in conceptual change and educational assessment. Dr Lane has played a substantial role in advising Australian State and Federal Governments in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. He has numerous awards for excellence in learning and teaching including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Dr Lane's research in the field of educational assessment in social sciences led to the formation of a team comprising of senior academics from seven countries to develop an international test to measure the geographical literacy of Year 8 students across the OECD.  This study is intended to form part of the TIMSS Assessment in 2023.  In 2019, Rod was engaged by AITSL to form and lead a research team to write a literature review collating the evidence for the effectiveness of formative assessment.


Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

PhD, Macquarie University

BA(Hons)DipEd, Macquarie University

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Research Outputs

  • Assessment in geography education: a systematic review

    Lane, R. & Bourke, T., 2019, In : International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 28, 1, p. 22-36 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Concepts, conceptualization, and conceptions in geography

    Lane, R., Carter, J. & Bourke, T., 2019, In : Journal of Geography. 118, 1, p. 11-20 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Issues in improving geography and earth science teacher education: results of the #IPGESTE 2016 conference

    Viehrig, K., Siegenthaler, D., Burri, S., Reinfried, S., Bednarz, S., Blankman, M., Bourke, T., Brooks, C., Hertig, P., Kerski, J., Kisser, T., Solem, M., Stoltman, J., Behnke, Y., Lane, R., Lupatini, M., Scholten, N., Siegmund, A. & Sprenger, S., 3 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 43, 3, p. 299-322 24 p.

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  • Activities

    • 1 Consultancy

    Tracking conceptual change in Geography through fieldwork

    Rod Lane (Consultant)
    2016 → …

    Activity: Consultancy

    Press / Media

    Explainer: what’s the difference between formative and summative assessment in schools?

    Rod Lane


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    iLearn Open House – Featuring EDCN814

    Rod Lane


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Should we do away with exams altogether? No, but we need to rethink their design and purpose

    Rod Lane


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities