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Dr

Derek Patton

Honorary
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Moral
Virtue Ethics
Gricean Maxims
Blended Space
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Dr

Derek Patton

 
Division
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
 
Primary Interest
social psychology of language and culture in education
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Dr

Derek Patton

 

Derek is a registered psychologist practicing in Doctors’ clinics and schools in Melbourne. His training was in Child and Family psychology with experience in special schools, family court, child protection and secure units for youth in New Zealand.

His master’s research was testing The Virtues Projecttm in a preschool funded by a grant from the Bank of New Zealand. His PhD research “Quality talk interactions in preschools” with the Young Learners Project at Melbourne Graduate School of Education followed his interest in how early language interactions develop cultures of thinking for children in schools. Derek’s primary international work is with The Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education as a member of its governance committee and the Virtues Project International Association as its Research chair and Board of Directors member. He is also assisting research projects tracking the roll out of The Virtues Project in schools in Singapore and Thailand.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to advance research into effective human communication, specifically that which educates moral thinking and behaviour in children in schools and communities. Derek has lead a team in developing the Elevating Language Interactions for Teaching Excellence (ELITE) project to track 600 Melbourne children from preschool age for 20 years through schools and then young adult-hood. This will commence soon.

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Derek Patton's highlights

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2008

For PhD research

Australian Postgraduate Award

2006

New Zealand Parliamentary Community Services Certificate

2006

For Masters of Education research in a preschool

Bank of New Zealand

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Psychologist

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Psychologist

New Zealand Psychologists Board

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

PGDip endorsed in Child and Family Psychology

University of Canterbury

M.Ed endorsed in Child and Family Psychology

University of Canterbury

Education

University of Canterbury