Dr Glyn Thomas - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Glyn Thomas

BMHS (Ed) Qld., MAOE Griff., GCBA UNE, EdD Latrobe, FHERDSA

  • Senior Lecturer, Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies
  • School of Education and Tertiary Access
+61 7 5456 5873
Office location
Moreton Bay
Dr Glyn Thomas

Dr Glyn Thomas is the Program Coordinator for Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies, and the Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies. The primary focus of Dr Thomas' research has been on experiential education philosophy and practice. Dr Thomas has specifically focused his research on two areas: the theory and practice of facilitation and facilitator education, and outdoor environmental education. Recently Dr Thomas has been investigating socially inclusive pedagogies in higher education and the signature and distinctive pedagogies within the outdoor environmental education field. He is currently co-supervising four HDR students and has co-supervised two students to completion. His current research and grant writing activity is in the area of fieldwork pedagogies in higher education.

Research areas

  • outdoor environmental education
  • facilitation and facilitator education
  • experiential education
  • fieldwork pedagogies

Teaching areas

  • OES100 Outdoor Living and Travel Skills
  • OES101 Foundations of Outdoor Environmental Studies
  • OES240 Leading Groups in Outdoor Environments
  • OES104 Adventures in Australian Landscapes

Program coordinator

Dr Glyn Thomas' specialist areas of knowledge include outdoor environmental education, experiential education and facilitator education.

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