BEd(PhysEd) Upper Class Honours (UB), GradCertEd(TerEd)(UB), PhD (HPE)(RMIT), GradCertUniLeadership(Current)
Dr Brendon Hyndman is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Postgraduate Education courses (non-initial teaching qualifications). He is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading educational researchers of school playground influences, is an emerging leader in educational technologies and has launched a new area for educational research in heat protection. He is passionate about disseminating educational research evidence and ideas to the broader public and oversees almost 30 different postgraduate education study pathways (including Graduate Certificate options) in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. He has previously worked at other university institutions with roles that have included Course Coordinator of multiple initial teacher education degrees, Chair of School Board (Education), coordinator of Primary/Secondary PDHPE and Lecturing roles in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) across over a dozen units in primary and secondary school teacher education over the past decade.
As of February 2019, Dr Hyndman had accumulated:
Dr Hyndman's teaching areas of expertise include primary and secondary school Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and has experience in supervising HDR students at other institutions.
He is the Course Director of the following course pathways (not including strand pathways in the Inclusive Education or Online Education courses):
|Chris Stevens||PhD||Use of screens and literacy in Secondary Schools||Co-supervisor||In progress|
Motivation and language learning
Dr Hyndman is currently working on projects related to weather extremes, social media and technology in the area of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE).
Best Presentation (Postgraduate category):
A comparison of teaching perspectives between undergraduate & graduate physical educators. Federation University Annual Research Conference 2008, Crossing Boundaries: connectivity, collaboration & confluence. Ballarat, Australia. November 5, 2008.
Best Research Presentation (Academic Poster category):
Creative Possibilities: The Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) intervention. 30th ACHPER International Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia. January 17, 2017.
Best Conference Promotion Award:
30thACHPER International Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia. January 17, 2017.
Cyclone Debbie: Will students lose out from school closures? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-31/cyclone-debbie-has-closed-schools-but-will-students-suffer/8405552
*Previous service roles at other institutions have included Chair of School Board across three university campuses and Chair of the Awards provision committee.
Dr Hyndman has been involved with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation (ACHPER) as a State Executive Officer, State Board Member, International Conference Committee member, International Conference Scientific Committee member and is on the editorial board of ACHPER’s Active and Healthy Journal. The Active and Healthy Journal is Australia’s only national Health & Physical Education-specific practitioner publication (https://www.achper.org.au/publications/active-healthy-magazine).