Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Digital literacy
  • Secondary Teacher Education
  • ICT in education
  • International student mobility
  • Multimedia education

Available to supervise research students

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About Peter Thomas

Dr Peter Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts & Education at Victoria University. His research work is in the areas of multimedia education, digital literacy and the technology used by young people. He is also writing on Student Mobility in International Settings, particularly in Timor-Leste. Peter's teaching focuses on literacy education, technology and secondary school education.

He is supervising theses on digital technology in schools, E-learning and young peoples' engagement with technology.

Peter has been on six study tours with the College of Arts & Education to Timor-Leste and Malaysia.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne, Australia, 1985

Key publications

Year Citation
2009 Thomas, P., & Thomas, P. (090101). The Digital Portfolio in Education: True Secrets (pp. 55-63). Pearson Education Australia.

Year Citation
2014 Thomas, P. (140701). A case study of using a hypermedia pedagogy in a secondary english classroomz. English in Australia, 49(1), (53-61).
2008 Sanjakdar, F., Thomas, P., & Cacciattolo, M. (081201). Reconceptualising pre-service teacher education at Victoria university: Putting the byte into inquiry learning. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(3), (125-133).
2008 Thomas, P., & Martin, E. (080201). Using a phenomenographic approach in evaluating hypermedia stories. Computers and Education, 50(2), (613-626).

doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2007.09.014

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
4 PhD Associate supervisor
2 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (2) Associate supervisor
PhD (4) Associate supervisor
PhD (2) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
2 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (2) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Teaching responsibilities:

 
Coordination:
Bachelor of Education P- 12 Co-Course Chair

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
May 2003 - Nov 2019
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University
Jan 1986 - Dec 1999
Technical and Secondary Teacher
Victorian Education Department
Jan 1986 - Dec 1994
Teacher and Professional Development Coordinator
Chaffey Secondary College
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
May 2003 -
Nov 2019
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University
Jan 1986 -
Dec 1999
Technical and Secondary Teacher
Victorian Education Department
Jan 1986 -
Dec 1994
Teacher and Professional Development Coordinator
Chaffey Secondary College