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Alex Kostogriz is Professor in Languages and TESOL Education at the Faculty of Education, Monash University. He has previously held leadership positions at Deakin University and Australian Catholic University. Alex’s research is based on sociocultural approaches to learning and teaching and centres on two overarching goals. The first is to understand the conditions by which students' involvement in various classroom practices is shaped, and how such involvement affects both what is learned and how it is learned. The second is to use this understanding to help create effective classroom communities of learners and inform teaching practices. Alex's current research projects focus on the professional practice and ethics of language teachers, teacher education and experiences of beginning teachers.


  • language and literacy practices
  • identity, culture and work
  • professional learning of teachers
  • professional ethics
  • educational reforms
  • globalisation and curriculum innovation

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Projects 2005 2019

Teaching workforce development through integrated partnerships

Seddon, T. & Kostogriz, A.


Project: Research

Mandated literacy assessment and the reorganisation of teachers' work

Comber, B., Cormack, P., Doecke, B., Kostogriz, A., Kerin, R., Griffith, A. & Smith, D.

Australian Research Council (ARC)


Project: Research

National Accelerated Literacy Programme

Doecke, B., Auld, G., Forgasz, H., Illesca, B., Kostogriz, A., McGilp, R., Miller, J., Rennie, J., Smith, B. & Tonyan, H.


Project: Research

Research Output 2002 2018

Early career teachers' perceptions of initial teacher education

Kostogriz, A., 2018, Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education: Setting Directions for New Cultures in Teacher Education. Wyatt-Smith, C. & Adie, L. (eds.). Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 243-254 12 p. (Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Student presentations as a means of teaching and learning English for Specific Purposes: an action research study

Ai, B., Kostogriz, A., Wen, D. & Wang, L., 12 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Teaching in Higher Education. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The question of professional ethics in TESOL: hospitality as an (im)possible demand?

Kostogriz, A., 2018, In : TESOL in Context. 27, 2, p. 23-41 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Studying the Effectiveness of Teacher Education: Early Career Teachers in Diverse Settings

Mayer, D., Dixon, M., Kline, J., Kostogriz, A., Moss, J., Rowan, L., Walker-Gibbs, B. & White, S. J., 1 Jan 2017, 1st ed. Singapore: Springer. 148 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Teacher Education Policy and Practice: Evidence of Impact, Impact of Evidence

Nuttall, J., Kostogriz, A., Jones, M. & Martin, J., 31 May 2017, 1st ed. Singapore: Springer. 142 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Contribution to conference

International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2018

Ed Creely (Organiser), Raqib Chowdhury (Speaker), Alexander Kostogriz (Speaker)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference