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Dr

Matt Harrison

Lecturer In Learning Intervention
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
Autism
Videogames
Learning intervention
Sensory intervention
digital games-based learning
minecraft
computer science
social regulation
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Dr

Matt Harrison

 
Division
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
 
Primary Interest
Social Skills Development & Intervention
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Dr

Matt Harrison

 

Dr. Matthew Harrison is an experienced educator, researcher and digital creator with a keen passion for utilising technology to enhance children's social learning and inclusion. He has taught in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Matthew is currently coordinating the Autism Intervention program and facilitating the digital Access and Inclusion Hub at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. His research primarily focuses on inclusive education and the effective use of digital technologies as teaching and learning tools. As a gamer, he has a particular interest in digital games-based learning and intervention. Matthew's PhD thesis examined how cooperative video games can be used as spaces for developing social skills in children with autism and Down syndrome. Building from this innovative research he founded Next Level Social Skills, an inclusive community for neurodiverse children that uses cooperative video games to build confidence and social capabilities. He is also the founder of Hatt Designs developing educational apps for tablets and smartphones.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewharrison1984
Twitter: @hattdesigns

Projects

Lead researcher "The impact of Minecraft in Victorian classrooms." Awarded by the Department of Education and Training Victoria
Lead research "DigiTech4All: optimising inclusive pedagogies for teaching Digital Technologies." Awarded by the Melbourne Disability Institute

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

MGSE Travelling Scholarship

2018

Alison Lee Theory in Education Research Scholarship

Australian Association for Research in Education

2015

Research Training Program Scholarship

Commonwealth of Australia

2013

BUTEX Study Abroad Scholarship

British Universities Transatlantic Exchange (BUTEX)

2013

Melbourne Global Grant

University of Melbourne

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Lecturer In Learning Intervention

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

General Member (Research Group)

Association for Postive Behaviour Support Australia

Committee Of Management

Austalian Association of Special Education

Committee Of Management

Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria (DLTV)

Registered Teacher

Victorian Institute of Teaching

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Education

The University of Birmingham

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