Dr Trevor Black - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Trevor Black

PhD S.Qld., MEd (Curriculum) S.Qld., BSc Qld., DipEd Qld.

  • Lecturer in Education (USC Fraser Coast)
+61 7 5456 5618
Sunshine Coast
Dr Trevor Black

Trevor has worked as a Lecturer in Education on the Fraser Coast campus for the past 10 years. Before this time, he taught for 25 years in a wide range of school settings, holding a range of positions including Mathematics/Science teacher, Head of Department, Director of Students and Director of Studies. Throughout his career Trevor has had a keen interest in the pastoral care of students and this became the focus of his doctoral studies. His main research interests presently lie in the enhancement of the student's first year experience in higher education and the development of effective online cooperative learning pedagogies.

Research areas

  • first year in higher education
  • blended learning
  • online pedagogy
  • learning and teaching
  • teacher professional development

Teaching areas

  • EDU105 Professional Learning: Building Community Connections
  • EDU106 Professional Learning: Connecting with Learning and Teaching
  • EDU212 Science Teaching in the Early Years
  • EDU300 Assessing Learning
  • EDU309 Teaching Science in Primary Schools
  • MTH102 Mathematics Foundations