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Wesley Imms

Associate Professor -Visual Arts Education-Primary
social sciences
education & educational research
innovative learning environments
teacher change
learning spaces
deep learning
school
psychology, educational
secondary school
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A/Prof

Wesley Imms

 
Division
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
 
Primary Interest
Boys education
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A/Prof

Wesley Imms

 

Dr Wesley Imms is a skilled educator with teaching awards spanning his primary, secondary and tertiary teaching career. He holds education degrees granted in Australia and Canada, including a research MA and a PhD in Curriculum Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Dr Imms is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, is that Schools Head of Visual Art and Design Education, and its Research Domain Coordinator for Curriculum and Teaching. In addition, Dr Imms provides research leadership through his secondment to the Lesrning Environments Applied Research Network, an industry and academic collaboration founded by the universities faculties of Education, Architecture and Medicine. LEaRN is an international leader in applied research aimed at improving the design and use of learning environments across all educational sectors. In that centre, Dr Imms is Lead Chief Investigator on two cutrrent Australian Research Council Linkage Projects, involving eighteen industry partners from the USA, Sweden, most Australian States, and New Zealand. In his graduate school teaching Dr Imms has developed over seventeen coursework subjects at the bachelor, Master of Teaching and Master of Education level. Current teaching activities include coordinating seven subjects spanning curriculum and studio practice, innovative learning spaces, and Masters-level learning spaces capstone and teacher/practitioner subjects. He currently supervises more than sixteen Doctoral, Master of Education/Philosophy and Master of Teaching honours theses. Doctoral students include interstate and overseas residents.Dr Imms has a developing research profile, with in excess of $11m in solo and collaborative external grant earnings since 2000, over forty peer-reviewed publications, many invited national and overseas lectures, and major reports completed for state and national governments. Past research projects include a $220K ALTC grant in collaboration with RMIT investigating effective use of professional development for educators in the tertiary setting, the Teacher as Art-maker Project (TAP) longitudinal study of early-career teachers career trajectories, and for four years was seconded to the Australian Federal Governments Boys Education Lighthousev Schools Project, where as Research Manager he supervised more than 50 intervention projects in 500 schools across Australia, investigating how teaching practices can improve the quality of schooling for boys. In recent years Dr Imms has conducted more than fifty research workshops in schools in most Australian states, and has conducted evidence-based research projects in schools on topics such as student inhabitation of curriculum, linking learning spaces to pedagogy, improving the learning outcomes and school experience of boys, utilising ICT in teaching and teacher education, and trans-disciplinary curriculum.

Projects

Displaying the 17 most recent projects by Wesley Imms.

17

Projects

Project Types


10

Research Contracts


7

Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 89 most recent scholarly works by Wesley Imms.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

MGSE Research Partnership Excellence Award

University of Melbourne

2015

MGSE Research Leadership Excellence Award

University of Melbourne

2014

MGSE Research Partnership Excellence Award

University of Melbourne

2005

Faculty of Education teaching Award (co-recipient)

University of Melbourne

2000

University Graduate Fellowship (Full)

University of British Columbia

1999

Curriculum Studies Graduate Teaching Award

University of British Columbia

1999

University Graduate Fellowship (Full)

University of British Columbia

1998

Curriculum Studies Ron MacGregor Teaching and Research prize

University of British Columbia

1998

University Graduate Fellowship (Partial)

University of British Columbia

1996

University Graduate Fellowship (Partial)

University of British Columbia

10

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor -Visual Arts Education-Primary

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

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Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

General

International Association for Education in the Arts (InSEA)

General

Australian Association for Research in Education

National Vice President, Member Of The Executive

Art Education Australia

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of British Columbia

Master of Arts

University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Education

SA College of Advanced Education