Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Will Letts

Associate Professor Will Letts

BA Bates, PhD Delaware

Dr Will Letts is the Associate Dean, Academic, in the Faculty of Arts and Education.

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  • January 2000 -  Present

    Principal Investigator: Aboriginal teachers' understandings about the nexus between Western and Aboriginal scientific worldviews: Implications for the school science curriculum.
    Principal Investigator: Being a(t) risk: Examining the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teachers and administrators
    Centre for Cultural Research into Risk, Charles Sturt University
  • January 2000 -  Present

    Principal Investigator: Aboriginal teachers' understandings about the nexus between Western and Aboriginal scientific worldviews: Implications for the school science curriculum.

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Committees

University

  • University Learning & Teaching Committee
  • Professional Development Providers Network
  • Tertiary Teaching Colloquium, Co-convenor

Faculty and School of Teacher Education

  • Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, Chair
  • Faculty Board
  • Faculty Courses Committee
  • Faculty assessment Working party
  • School of Teacher Education Research & Development Committee
  • Graduate Diploma (Secondary) Management Committee
  • Early Childhood Courses Committee
  • Primary Courses Committee
  • School of Teacher Education Ethics delegate

Professional Membership / Activity

  • Editor, Education in Rural Australia 2000 [starting with Volume 10]-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Member, Aboriginal Education Working Party, NSW Institute of Teachers
  • National Tertiary Education Union, Member, Education Policy Committee, 2006-present
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Association
  • Australian Association for Research in Education
  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching
  • Australian Teacher Education Association

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Chapters

  • Letts, W. & Meyenn, B. 2007. Sex, gender and sexuality: Windows to identity. In S. Knipe (Ed.) Middle years schooling; Reframing adolescence. Sydney: Pearson.
  • Green, B. & Letts, W. 2007. Space, equity and rural education: A trialectical account. In K. Gulson & C. Symes (Eds.). Spatial theories of education: policy and geography matters, London: Routledge.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Dagher, Z., Brickhouse, N., Shipman, H., & Letts, W. 2004. How some college students represent their understanding of scientific theories. International Journal of Science Education, 26(6), 735-755.

Other Publications

Invited Presentations

  • Cartographies of homophobia, paper presented at 'That's so gay':Addressing homophobia in education settings, Sydney, May 2006.
  • Tackling the 'problem' of boys and writing through science: A Quality Teaching Action Learning project at Chester Hill North Primary School, paper presented at the Boys Out West conference, Dubbo, September 2005.

Refereed Presentations

  • Interrogating the reflexive subject in/of teacher education, paper presented with Wendy Hastings at the annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide, November 2006.
  • To be completely honest I knew that it probably wasn't what I wanted to do: Why men leave the primary teaching profession, paper presented with Rob Haigh at the annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide, November 2006.
  • Thinking differently about indigenous education in New South Wales, paper presented at the Curriculum & Pedagogy conference, Balcones, TX, October 2006.
  • Bringing feminist poststructuralism to bear on [mathematics] teacher education, paper presentation in the symposium entitled 'Researching identity in mathematics teacher education' at the annual meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Canberra, July 2006.
  • I don't go around saying I'm out at work, but there's no one who doesn't know: Negotiating identities by enacting strategies to resist homophobic labeling in schools, paper presented at the Curriculum & Pedagogy conference, Oxford, OH, October 2005.
  • Re-placing equity: Space and equity in [rural] education, paper presentation with Bill Green, Curriculum & Pedagogy conference, Oxford, OH, October 2005.
  • I don't go around saying I'm out at work, but there's no one who doesn't know: Negotiating identities by enacting strategies to resist homophobic labeling in schools, paper presented at the Schooling & Sex/ualities Conference, Melbourne, September 2005.
  • Using feminist poststructuralism to re-view Schwab's commonplaces of teaching, mining the resultant problematics, paper presented At the Qualitative Research as Interpretive Practice Conference, Albury, September 2005.
  • The Cultural Plunge as Queer Identity Exploration, paper presentation in the symposium entitled 'Teacher Education and the (Im)Possibilities of Schooling, Young People, and Sex/ualities: A Curriculum Approach' at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April 2005.
  • Using feminist poststructuralism to re-view Schwab's commonplaces, mining the resultant problematics, paper presentation in the symposium 'Poststructuralist possibilities: Using feminist poststructuralist theories for making sense in science education research', annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Dallas, April 2005.

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