Anita Forsyth

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Anita Forsyth is currently a senior lecturer (education focused) in teacher education at Monash University where her areas of interest are Economics and Business Studies education, SOSE/Studies of Society and Environment/Humanities curriculum, economic literacy, teaching, learning and assessment and civics and citizenship education issues, school improvement and accountability, leadership and professional learning.Anita has authored a number of economics, SOSE and business studies textbooks and journal articles (some examples are listed below). She regularly speaks at professional learning seminars and conferences for educators. Anita is currently Chair - Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority's (VCAA) VCE Economics Exam Setting Panel and is VCE Economics Chief Assessor. Anita co-authored the current VCE Economics Study Design (syllabus), and authored the Teacher Advice, assessment advice and both school based and exam based assessment criteria. On behalf of the Education Faculty Anita is the director and lead contractor for the School Review contract held with the Victorian DEECD. She reviews 8-10 Victorian government schools each year.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Research area keywords

  • Economics and Business Studies education
  • SOSE/Studies of Society and Environment/Humanities curriculum
  • Economic literacy
  • Teaching
  • Learning and assessment
  • Civics and citizenship
  • School improvement and accountability
  • Leadership
  • Professional learning