Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Paul Grover

 Paul Grover

B.A.,Dip.Ed.(Macq), Grad.Dip.Ed.Studies(RCAE), M.Litt.(UNE), Grad.Dip.Ed.(SACAE)

Paul Grover is Lecturer in Education, Charles Sturt University. Paul has worked at Charles Sturt University as a sessional lecturer since 2006, and joined the Faculty of Education in a fulltime lecturing position in 2011.

Paul is currently Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Educational Studies degree program. In 2012 he was Pathways Coordinator for the Diploma of General Studies.

Paul has designed and taught subjects in undergraduate courses in the School of Education, Faculty of Education, at the Albury-Wodonga and Wagga Wagga campuses, and has regularly taught subjects via the online learning distance mode. He has convened and coordinated secondary curriculum subjects in English and HSIE curriculum areas, and has taught and coordinated subjects in Indigenous education. He has taught and coordinated education policy subjects at Masters level. He has also written subject content for the Diploma of General Studies program on human development from child to adult, with his colleague Dr Angela Fenton.

Paul has had a career as a secondary English and History teacher, and Head Teacher of English and History, for 35 years from 1977 to 2011. He has worked in a variety of remote and regional central and secondary schools during his teaching career.

Paul has worked with the NSW Board of Studies for more than 15 years as a syllabus committee member, HSC examination Supervisor of Marking, Coordinating Supervisor of Marking and HSC English examination Assessor.

Paul has written, edited and contributed to an extensive range of secondary school English and History course books and resource books for students and teachers during the past 25 years, as well as contributing to the professional journals of the English Teachers Association of NSW and the History Teachers Association of NSW and to online professional websites.

Paul has presented workshops and seminars at regional, state and national conferences on literacy teaching in the 21st century, Indigenous education resources, assessment and English teaching and the role of the Head Teacher in secondary schools.

Paul has worked with local Indigenous community groups and the NSW Department of Education and Communities to produce digital resources focusing on Indigenous education initiatives, and has served in professional consultancy and education liaison roles across a range of community and education organisations.

In 2011 Paul was awarded the NSW Professional Teachers' Council Award for Outstanding Professional Service, and in 2011 also received the NSW Department of Education and Communities Quality Teaching Award. In 2012 Paul was awarded the Charles Sturt University Faculty of Education Award for Academic Excellence. In 2014 Paul was awarded the Pearson/Australian Teacher Education Association Teacher Educator of the Year Award.

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Research interests:

  • Indigenous education, developing projects to enhance Indigenous student engagement with senior high school and university
  • Enhancing links between the education profession, schools and university
  • Literacy skills development
  • English teaching skills and perspectives

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Paul teaches in the fields of secondary school English curriculum education, Society & Environment curriculum education and Indigenous education studies.

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Membership of Professional Associations

  • Australian College of Education (MACE)
  • Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA)
  • English Teachers Association of NSW
  • History Teachers Association of NSW
  • Primary English Teachers Association of Australia (PETAA)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)

Faculty & School Committees

  • School of Education Assessment Committee
  • School of Education Teaching & Leanring Committee
  • Faculty of Education representative on Diploma of Educational Studies Committee

Community connections

  • Member, Border English Teachers Association
  • Member, Riverina History Teachers Association
  • Member, Write Around the Murray Festival Committee
  • Member, Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)

Professional Presentations

  • 2016 La Trobe Intensive – presentation on Indigenous education perspectives and pre-service teachers
  • 2016 Talented and Gifted secondary student presentation, CSU Albury – Indigenous perspectives and English
  • 2016 Department of Education partnership project presentation, Albury – pre-service teacher education project withy CSU and James Fallon High School
  • 2015 NSW English Teachers Association State Conference, Sydney: Being an English Head Teacher
  • 2015 HSC presentation Trinity College, Albury –  preparing for HSC English examinations
  • 2015 ATEA Conference, Darwin – Indigenous education strategies and resources and implications for pre-service teachers
  • 2015 AATE/ALEA Canberra: national conference presentation – English Teaching and Aboriginal education: effective strategies and effective resources
  • 2015 Two-state History Education Network :THEN, Albury - presentation on site studies in History
  • 2015 La Trobe University: Meeting the learning needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • 2014 NSW English Teachers Association State Conference, Sydney: Assessment in the 21st century
  • 2014 NSW Science Teachers Association Riverina HSC Study Day: The language of the HSC papers
  • 2014 Oxford University Press, Melbourne Education Conference: Assessment in the 21st century
  • 2014 Oxford University Press Professional Development Workshops, Melbourne and Sydney - Language skills and the new Australian Curriculum English, 21st century Assessment in English, Keeping up with the Finns (education and the future for Australian schools)
  • 2013 Oxford University Press seminars, Melbourne & Sydney- Presentations: Programming the new English syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
  • 2013 Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) conference, Brisbane - Presentation: 21st century literacy learning and the Australian Curriculum
  • 2013 ATEA Conference, Brisbane - Presentation: Indigenous education teaching resources
  • 2013 HSC Study Day, Albury - Presentation: The language of the examination paper
  • 2013 Oxford University Press conference, Sydney - Presentation: Assessment and English literacy learning
  • 2013 Oxford University Press conference, Melbourne - Presentation: 21st century literacy and teaching English
  • 2013 Border English Teachers Association seminar, Albury- Presentation: Programming the new English syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
  • 2013 Border English Teachers Association, Albury -Indigenous education resources
  • 2013 Rotary Club, Wodonga & Albury – Presentations: Education –keeping up with the Finns?
  • 2012 DEC Riverina Head Teachers Conferences 2012 - the role of the Head Teacher
  • 2012 QLD ETA Conference, Brisbane - Literacy and 21st century English teaching
  • 2012 DEC Teaching and Learning Forum - the Head Teacher
  • 2012 National English Teachers Conference, Sydney - the role of the Head Teacher
  • 2011 NSW ETA State Conference, Sydney - the role of the Head Teacher

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Books

  • Grover, P. (2014). From local to global: international initiatives in school leadership (digital book chapter contribution)
  • Grover, P. (2013). Oxford English: Book 4. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P. (2013). Oxford English: Book 3. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P. (2013). Oxford English: Book 2. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P. (2013). Oxford English: Book 1. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Bentley, J., Dunscombe, R., Grover, P., Matheson, L., McAlister,Y., Pryor, M.,
  • Ryan, J., Stracey, M. (2011). Pearson English 7. Melbourne: Pearson. (contributing author – print and digital)
  • Anderson, E., Bentley, J., Dunscombe, R., Grover, P., Matheson, L., Ryan, J., Stracey, M. (2011). Pearson English 8. Melbourne: Pearson. (contributing author – print and digital)
  • Grover, P. (2011). Pearson English 10. Melbourne: Pearson. (digital chapter)
  • Grover, P. (2010). School Certificate English. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Grover, P. (2008). Hamlet for HSC English. Port Melbourne: The Leading Edge, Pearson Education.
  • Grover, P., & Ryan, J. (2008). Citizen Kane for HSC English Port Melbourne: The Leading Edge, Pearson Education.
  • Grover, P. (2006). Urban Legends – the Heinemann English Project. Port Melbourne: Heinemann.
  • Grover, P. (2005). Shrek – the Heinemann English Project. Port Melbourne: Heinemann.
  • Grover, P. (2004). Visual Texts – the Heinemann English Project. Port Melbourne: Heinemann.
  • Grover, P. (1998). Time and Again – Discovering More History. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Grover, P. (Ed.) (1997). Voices Nearby – an anthology of Asia-Pacific writing. Port Melbourne: Heinemann.
  • Gold, E. (Ed.) (1997). Timeless Truths, exploring creation myths and dreamtime stories in Years 7-10. Rozelle: St Clair Press. (contributing author)
  • Grover, P. (Ed.) (1994-200). The Sydney Morning Herald HSC English Resource Books. Sydney: Fairfax.
  • Grover, P. (1993). Discovering History. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Grover, P., De Reus, L., Cameron, G., Mead, W., Ware, K. (1992). A Wider World – English for Senior Students. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Grover, P. (Ed.) (1990). The Mind's Eye – Ideas, Issues and Contemporary Writing. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Michaels, W. (Ed.) (1990). The Future, themes and issues. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (contributing author)
  • Michaels, W. (Ed.) (1990). The Family, themes and issues. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (contributing author)
  • Walshe, R. D., & March, P. (Eds.) (1998). Teaching Writing, K-12.     Melbourne: Dellasta. (contributing author)

Resource collections

  • Grover, P. (2010). Naplan Test resources online. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Grover, P. (2006-07). School Certificate English Practice Examination. Melbourne: ARC, Harcourt Education.
  • Grover, P. (Ed.) (1986-1990). History Teaching Resource Packs and Professional Reading collections. Wagga: Riverina Region, NSW Department of Education.
  • Grover, P. (Ed.) (1989-2007). Resource Packs for Teachers: Teaching English; Teachers, Change and Stress; Discipline and Welfare, Being a Christian Teacher; The Union and the Christian Teacher. Sydney:ATCF/ACFE.

Journal article contributions

  • Metaphor & ETA Newsletters NSW English Teachers' Association journals, 1983-2009 (contributing author)
  • History Teachers' Association Journal NSW History Teachers' Association 1981-1990 (contributing author)
  • Grover, P. (2014). 21st century schools remain far away. Online Open Forum article

Creative works

  • Studio Journal – a journal of poetry and fiction, 1980-2016 (managing editor and publisher)

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