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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Rachel Forgasz is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education. All of Rachel's research and teaching centres on teacher professional learning, with a particular focus on the influence of emotion, agency, and embodiment on teaching and learning about teaching. She has published in the fields of embodied reflection, teacher emotion, mentoring, and self-study. Most recently, Rachel has turned her attention to questions about how to teach and prepare teachers to work with young people in the context of global climate crisis.

Research interests

Teacher education

Teaching for climate justice

Embodied teaching, learning, and reflection

Teacher emotion

Drama Education

Self-study

 

Research area keywords

  • Embodied pedagogies
  • Teacher Professional Learning
  • Embodiment
  • Teacher Education
  • Drama Education
  • Reflective Practice
  • Self Study
  • Climate Change

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Projects 2012 2017

Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion

Goold, L., Tudball, E., Forgasz, R., Fitzgerald, A. & Bright, D.

14/02/1729/09/17

Project: Consultancy

Learning Design Evaluation and Support

Loughran, J., Brubaker, N., Forgasz, R. & Radojevic-Terzic, V.

1/12/121/04/13

Project: Research

Research Output 2007 2019

Supporting teachers' critical reflection through the embodied practice of the Rainbow of Desire

Forgasz, R., 2019, In : The Educational Forum. 83, 4, p. 401-417 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Charting the past to understand the cultural inheritance of concert hall listening and audience development practices

Nicholls, C. D., Hall, C. & Forgasz, R., 4 Jul 2018, In : Paedagogica Historica. 54, 4, p. 502-516 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crossing from the personal to the professional and back: using 5Rhythms dance meditation to explore our teacher education practices

Taylor, M. & Forgasz, R., 2018, Pushing Boundaries and Crossing Borders: Self-study and a Means for Researching Pedagogy. Garbett, D. & Ovens, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Washington DC USA: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP), p. 115-123 9 p.

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

Open Access
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Disseminating secret-story-knowledge through the self-study of teacher education practices

Berry, A. & Forgasz, R., 2 Sep 2018, In : Studying Teacher Education. 14, 3, p. 235-245 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Presenter and audience: the two selves who go public in self-study research

Forgasz, R. & Loughran, J., 2018, Pushing Boundaries and Crossing Borders: Self-study and a Means for Researching Pedagogy. Garbett, D. & Ovens, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Washington DC USA: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP), p. 369-375 7 p.

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

Open Access
File

Prizes

Dean's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Rachel Forgasz (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Education Academy Fellow

Rachel Forgasz (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Rachel Forgasz (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2011 2018

  • 3 Peer review responsibility
  • 3 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
  • 3 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Professional association or peak discipline body

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)

Rachel Forgasz (Visiting academic)
2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Australian Journal of Teacher Education (Journal)

Rachel Forgasz (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Teaching and Teacher Education (Journal)

Rachel Forgasz (Peer reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) (External organisation)

Rachel Forgasz (Member)
2017

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Montclair State University

Rachel Forgasz (Visiting academic)
2016

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution