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 joined the Faculty of Arts and Education in a continuing lecturing position in 2011. In 2012 Paul was Pathways Coordinator for the Diploma of General Studies and Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Educational Studies degree program from 2013-2017.

Paul previously enjoyed a career as a secondary English and History teacher, and Head Teacher, for 35 years from 1977 to 2011. Paul worked with the NSW Board of Studies (now NESA) 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, resource books, tertiary textbooks and online learning resources for students and teachers, as well as contributing to the professional journals of the English Teachers Association of NSW, the History Teachers Association of NSW and professional websites. Paul has presented at regional, state and national conferences on literacy teaching in the 21st century, Indigenous education resources, creative English teaching, assessment and the role of the Head Teacher in secondary schools.

In 2011 Paul was awarded the NSW Professional Teachers' Council Award for Outstanding Professional Service, and in 2011 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. In 2016 Paul was awarded the Charles Sturt University Faculty of Education Award for Leadership Excellence.

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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
  • Online teaching & learning resource development: Bonegilla Migrant Experience Virtual Site Study& 3D tour (with Assoc Prof Bruce Pennay)
  • Innovative Teacher Education Initiatives Project with NSW Department of Education (with Dr Angela Fenton)

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Paul has authored, and teaches in, undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in English and HSIE secondary curriculum areas, Indigenous education, education policy and professional teaching standards.

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Membership of Professional Associations

  • Australian College of Education (MACE)
  • English Teachers Association of NSW (ETA)
  • History Teachers Association of NSW (HTA)
  • Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)

Faculty & School Committees

  • School of Education Assessment Committee
  • School of Education Awards & Scholarships Committee
  • School of Education Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Faculty of Arts and Education representative on Diploma of Educational Studies Committee

Community Memberships

  • Member, Border English Teachers Association (BETA)
  • Member, Riverina History Teachers Association (RHTA)
  • Member, Write Around the Murray Festival Committee (WAM)
  • Member, Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)
  • Executive  Officer, Two-state History Education Network (THEN)

Professional Presentations

  • 2019 NSW English Teachers Association State Conference, Sydney: Creative English Teaching
  • 2019 Australian Literacy educators Association National Conference, Melbourne: Literacy in the secondary school curriculum
  • 2019 CSU Learning & Teaching Symposium, Albury: Online learning and teaching strategies and resources
  • 2019 Bonegilla virtual reality and online history investigations website, Wodonga
  • 2019 Assistant Principals Network, Albury: the professional experience hub project and research findings
  • 2019 Australian Literacy Educators Association Riverina branch, Albury: literacy in the secondary curriculum
  • 2018  NSW English Teachers Association State Conference, Sydney: Literacy in the secondary English classroom
  • 2018 Graduate Teacher Network presentation, Albury: being a teacher
  • 2018 Wagga secondary schools professional learning keynote address: Literacy in the secondary classroom
  • 2016 Assessment and secondary English teaching professional presentation, Xavier High School Albury
  • 2016 La Trobe Intensive – presentation on Indigenous education perspectives and pre-service teachers
  • 2016-2017 Talented and Gifted secondary student presentations, CSU Albury – Indigenous perspectives
  • 2015-2017 Department of Education partnership project presentations, Albury – pre-service teacher education project with 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 - 2017 Two-state History Education Network (THEN) Albury - presentations on site studies in History, Virtual reality History projects
  • 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 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 - 2015 HSC Science 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 English Head Teacher

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Books

  • Grover, P. (in press). Exploring History. Sydney: Five Senses Education.
  • Thompson, N. & Grover, P. (2020). Assessing Writing. In T. Daffern & N. Mackenzie (Eds.), Teaching Writing: Effective approaches for the middle years. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
  • Grover, P. (2019). Working with Short Stories. In W. Sawyer (Ed.), Charged With Meaning. Melbourne: Phoenix Education.
  • Grover, P. (2019). Responding to Visual Texts. In W. Sawyer (Ed.), Charged With Meaning. Melbourne: Phoenix Education.
  • Grover, P., Williams, R., Horne, M. (2018). Oxford MyEnglish NSW : Year 10. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P., Williams, R., Horne, M. (2018). Oxford MyEnglish NSW: Year 9. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P., Williams, R., Horne, M. (2018). Oxford MyEnglish NSW: Year 8. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P., Williams, R., Horne, M. (2018). Oxford MyEnglish NSW: Year 7. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P., Williams, R., Horne, M. (2018). Oxford MyEnglish NSW: Year 5/6. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (print and digital)
  • Grover, P. (2014). From local to global: international initiatives in school leadership  (digital book chapter contributor)
  • 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 MelbourneOxford 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.) (1994-2000). The Sydney Morning Herald HSC English Resource Books: General and Contemporary English Courses. 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. (2006-2007). 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 TeachersTeaching English; Teachers, Change and Stress;  Discipline and Welfare, Being a Christian Teacher; The Union and the Christian Teacher. Sydney:ATCF/ACFE.

Journal articles

  • Grover, P. & Pennay, B. (2020). Teaching Migration Experiences (1945-present): a free virtual reality 3D history tour & inquiry-based site study. Agora, 1, 2020.
  • Fenton, A., Grover, P. and Papasavvas, A. (2019) ‘Teaching for the future professional partnership: teacher education students’ perspectives’, Int. J. Teaching and Case Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp.186-208.
  • Grover, P. (2014). 21st century schools remain far away. Online Open Forum article History Teachers' Association Journal NSW History Teachers' Association 1981-1990 (contributing author)
  • MetaphorETA Newsletters NSW English Teachers Association journals, 1983-2017 (contributing author)

Creative works

  • Studio Journal – a journal of poetry and fiction, 1980-2020 (managing editor & publisher)

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