Laureate Professorship honours quality teaching

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

In a significant acknowledgement of outstanding career achievements and impact, the University of Newcastle (UON) has named Professor Jennifer Gore its first female Laureate Professor.

Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore

A research leader in teaching and teacher education internationally, Professor Gore is forging a path for the future of learning on a global scale.

Director of UON’s Teachers and Teaching Research Centre and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Teaching and Teacher Education, Professor Gore is committed to improving support for teachers and students around the world.

UON’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said the title was well-deserved recognition of the vital work Professor Gore and her team are undertaking.

“The title of Laureate Professor rewards exceptional academic achievement and is among the highest academic honours conferred at the University of Newcastle.

“Among her many achievements, Professor Gore has played a key role in providing a pedagogical framework for thousands of educational institutions across Australia.

“The future of our nation relies heavily on the quality of the teaching in our schools, and I am incredibly proud of the outstanding work Professor Gore is undertaking at UON – an institution committed to excellence in equity,” Professor McMillen said.

Through a strong collaboration with the NSW Department of Education, Professor Gore and her team have been successful in receiving more than $2.2 million investment in their research on Quality Teaching and Quality Teaching Rounds over recent years.

The Quality Teaching framework is now widely adopted across more than 2,300 government, 300 Catholic, and 30 independent schools throughout Australia and Professor Gore’s ground-breaking theoretical work has been extensively cited.

Professor Gore said she was honoured to receive the title of Laureate Professor and would continue to pioneer ways of ensuring better outcomes for all students, both in Australia and internationally.

“I have dedicated my career to supporting teachers to deliver high quality teaching while ensuring more equitable outcomes.

“I believe every child should be able to pursue a range of educational and career options regardless of his or her background,” Professor Gore said.

Since joining UON in 1991, Professor Gore’s research on pedagogy, teacher development and equity has attracted almost $6 million in external research funding, including nine ARC grants totalling over $2 million.

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