Emeritus Professor Terence Lovat
Professor Lovat has extensive experience of research supervision and examination, and has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education & Arts. He was Dean of the former Faculty of Education for six years. His research spans the areas of Religion, Curriculum Theory and Research Ethics.
Lovat & Smith's (2003) Curriculum Action on Reflection (fourth edition) deals with the impact of social science and philosophical research on the design and implementation of learning regimes. The book has been widely employed in Australia and internationally, including a translated version in the 'Uppsala Project', a curriculum re-training scheme for schools and school personnel centred at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. It presents an understanding of knowledge functioning on three levels, which conform with the epistemology of Jurgen Habermas. These levels are, broadly, technical, communicative and reflective/self-reflective. Curriculum theory can be applied to research training and evaluation, and specifically to identifying ways in which the theory functions in the supervision and examination of the higher degree thesis.
Professor Lovat is a former chair of the University Human Research Ethics Committee, has contributed to a number of institutional ethics committees, and was appointed in 2000 as Special Advisor in Ethics to the HIV AIDS Vaccines Ethics Group (HAVEG) working out of the University of Natal in South Africa. Within SORTI this expertise will be applied to investigating the range of ethical assumptions which are implicit and explicit in research supervision and evaluation, and the impact of these assumptions on research.
Professor Lovat is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK, and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK. http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/about-us/directory/emeritus-professor-terence-j-lovat/
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