Annette Gough is Professor of Environmental and Science Education at the School of Education at RMIT.
Environmental Education (Education for Sustainability), Science Education, postcolonial studies in Education, Curriculum Development and Policy, Critical, Feminist and Poststructuralist Research
Research and consultancy projects (selected)
Researching the Early Years Readiness Program at Mill Park Heights Primary School
Date of activity: 2012-2015
Nature of activity: This research study investigated the impact of a two-year Foundation program on children’s social, emotional and academic readiness and their achievements.
Recognition: Co-investigator with Dr Richard Johnson and Ms Mahshid Semnani-Jazani
Evaluation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in Victorian Government Primary Schools for International Baccalaureate Organization
Date of activity: 2013
Nature of activity: The aim of this research study was to examine and document the impact of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) implementation on student outcomes, pedagogical practice and school culture in the thirteen Victorian Government primary schools that have been authorised to offer the PYP. The project also sought in-depth understandings of the factors that influence schools to implement the PYP, to what extent the perceived benefits of PYP implementation are realised in practice and the emergent challenges and enablers associated with the introduction of AusVELS.
Recognition: Chief investigator with Dr Brian Sharpley and Ms Sandra Vander Pal
Evaluation of AITSL flagship program local leadership for AITSL
Date of activity: 2012-2013
Nature of activity: This research project evaluated the first iteration of the AITSL Flagship Professional Learning Program: Local Leadership, a three stage professional learning program involving a cohort of principals and deputy/assistant principals from Government, Catholic and Independent schools across Australia, undertaken between August 2012 and March 2013.
Recognition: Co-investigator with Prof Heather Fehring and Ms Sandra Vander Pal
Early Childhood Development Pilot Project for Victorian Department of Human Services
Date of activity: 2010-2011
Nature of activity: This research project evaluated the DHS' Early Childhood Development (ECD) pilot project, which was designed to improve the participation of vulnerable children in Early Childhood Services (ECS).
Recognition: Co-investigator with Dr Anne Wilks and Ms Gillian Milne
Developing Effective School Community Learning Partnerships for Sustainability Project
Date of activity: 2009-2011
Nature of activity: This project was an ARC linkage grant project with Sustainability Victoria, Education Foundation Australia, Western Port Greenhouse Alliance, Association of Independent Schools Victoria, Shire of Yarra Ranges Council and Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES).
Recognition: Co Chief Investigator with Prof John Fien and Drs Robbie Guevara and Leone Wheeler
Youth-led Learning: Local Connections and Global Citizenship Project
Date of activity: 2008-2010
Nature of activity: This project was an ARC linkage grant project with Plan International (Australia).
Recognition: Co Chief Investigator with Prof Johanna Wyn and Drs Ani Wierenga and Robbie Guevara
B.Sc(Ed), M.Ed, Melbourne
2005 Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning.
2000 Victorian Association for Environmental Education – Environmental Educator of the Year for contributions to environmental education in Victoria.