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Vaughan Cruickshank

Vaughan Cruickshank

Program Director, Health & Physical Education; Science & Mathematics
Lecturer in Health & Physical Education
Education

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3298 (phone)

Vaughan.Cruickshank@utas.edu.au

Vaughan Cruickshank is a Lecturer in Health and Physical Education (HPE) and is currently Course Coordinator of the BEd(HPE) and BEd(Science/Maths) programs. He teaches a variety of practical and theoretical subjects to predominantly BEd(HPE) students and is also closely involved in the BEd(HPE) and BEd(Science/Maths) Professional Experience programs. Vaughan’s research interests include the challenges faced by male primary teachers, student centred approaches to HPE teaching, and the potential use of technology to enhance HPE teaching.

Biography

Vaughan completed a Bachelor of Human Movement in 2003 and then taught Health and Physical Education in various schools (predominantly primary) in Australia, England and Japan before joining the University of Tasmania in 2011. During this time he also travelled extensively and has done volunteering stints in the USA, Costa Rica, Kenya and Tanzania. Vaughan also has a strong interest in school boarding and has nearly a decade of experience working in different positions in boarding houses in Australia and England.

Vaughan has authored several peer-reviewed publications and presented his research at both national and international conferences. His research focuses includes male primary teachers, student centred approaches to HPE teaching, and the potential use of technology to enhance HPE teaching. Vaughan also peer reviews for journals such as European Physical Education Review and the International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. You can connect with Vaughan on Twitter (@VornC) and also @ACHPERTAS and @UTASHPE which he co-moderates.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2017) University of Tasmania, Australia
  • MEd (2012) University of Tasmania, Australia
  • BHM (2003) University of Tasmania, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation – President (Tasmanian Branch)
  • Australian Association for Research in Education – Member
  • Launceston Walking Club – Vice President
  • Launceston Paddling Club - Member
  • Affiliated Member of the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania, 2017–Present
  • Affiliated Member of the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, University of Tasmania, 2016–Present
  • Outdoor Education Tasmania

Teaching

Health and Physical Education

Games Sense

Sport Education

Teaching responsibility

Currently – ESH102, ESP215, ESP280, ESP331, ESP336

Previously – ESH306, ESP211, ESP310, ESP329, ESP414, ESP415

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Expertise

  • Male primary teachers
  • Student centred approaches to HPE teaching
  • The potential use of technology to enhance HPE teaching.

Research Themes

Vaughan's research into male primary teachers aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. He is focussing on practical strategies that male primary teachers can use to cope with the gender related challenges they face in their profession. The use of these strategies is aimed at retaining more men within the primary teaching profession. Vaughan's other research interests surrounding student centred approaches to HPE teaching, and the potential use of technology to enhance Health and Physical Education teaching align to the University's research theme of Better Health. This research is primarily aimed at how and what HPE teachers can do to enhance both their teaching and non-teaching roles.

Current projects

  • Challenges faced by male primary teachers
  • Challenges to pre-service HPE students using student centred approaches to HPE teaching
  • The potential of exergames use for skill development

Fields of Research

  • Gender, Sexuality and Education (130308)
  • Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)
  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Education (139999)
  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Health Promotion (111712)

Research Objectives

  • Gender Aspects of Education (939904)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions (930401)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Health (929999)

Publications

Total publications

73

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2018Other Public OutputCruickshank V, MacDonald A, 'Teachers who feel appreciated are less likely to leave the profession', The Conversation AU, The conversation Media Trust, Australia, 2018, 15 January 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2017Other Public OutputCruickshank V, 'Primary schools are losing more and more male teachers, so how can we retain them?', The Conversation, Melbourne, Australia (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Journal ArticlePedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Cruickshank VJ, 'Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 22, (3) pp. 246-256. ISSN 1742-5786 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2016.1176131 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Pedersen SJ; Cooley PD

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Journal Article

(16 outputs)
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2018Cruickshank V, 'Male primary teachers' fear and uncertainty surrounding physical contact', Education 3-13: international journal of primary, elementary and early years education pp. 1-12. ISSN 0300-4279 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2018.1434221 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Cruickshank V, 'Capacity Building and Succession Planning', Open Journal of Leadership, 7 pp. 49-56. ISSN 2167-7743 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2018.71004 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Cruickshank V, Pedersen S, Cooley PD, Hill A, 'Towards a measure of gender-related challenges faced by male primary teachers', Australian Journal of Education, 62, (1) pp. 49-60. ISSN 0004-9441 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0004944117751440 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pedersen S; Cooley PD

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2018Cure S, Hill A, Cruickshank V, 'Mistakes, risk, and learning in outdoor education', Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 21, (2) pp. 153-171. ISSN 2206-3110 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s42322-018-0012-y [eCite] [Details]

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2018Humphrey A, Cruickshank V, 'Encouraging students to be active and healthy for life', Active + Healthy Journal, 25, (1) pp. 10-13. ISSN 1837-7378 (2018) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2018Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Mainsbridge CP, Cruickshank VJ, 'A longitudinal look at habit strength as a measure of success in decreasing prolonged occupational sitting: an evidence-based public health initiative', Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, 8, (2) pp. 35-48. ISSN 2162-5999 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/ojsst.2018.82004 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pedersen SJ; Mainsbridge CP

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2018Cruickshank V, 'Considering Tyler's curriculum model in health and physical education', Journal of Education and Educational Development, 5, (1) pp. 207-214. ISSN 2310-0869 (2018) [Non Refereed Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Followership in the school context', Open Journal of Leadership, 6, (3) pp. 95-103. ISSN 2167-7743 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2017.63006 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'The influence of school leadership on student outcomes', Open Journal of Social Sciences, 5, (9) pp. 115-123. ISSN 2327-5952 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.59009 [eCite] [Details]

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2017MacDonald A, Cruickshank V, 'From the wing chair: Stories from and about the experience of living and working in a Tasmanian boarding school', International Journal of Practice Based Humanities, 2, (1) pp. 1-22. ISSN 2207-3086 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

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2017MacDonald A, Cruickshank V, 'Good teachers grow: Disrupting negative depictions of teachers through relational a/r/tographic inquiry', Australian Art Education, 38, (2) pp. 319-338. ISSN 1032-1942 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Cruickshank VJ, 'Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 22, (3) pp. 246-256. ISSN 1742-5786 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2016.1176131 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Pedersen SJ; Cooley PD

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2017Webster D, Coe A, Cruickshank V, 'Lessons learned from flipping the ADP classroom', Active + Healthy Journal, 24, (4) pp. 25-29. ISSN 1837-7378 (2017) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2015Cruickshank V, Pedersen S, Hill A, Callingham R, 'Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers', International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38, (2) pp. 184-199. ISSN 1743-727X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2014.914165 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Pedersen S; Hill A; Callingham R

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2014MacDonald AJ, Cruickshank V, McCarthy RJ, Reilly F, 'Defining professional self: Teacher educator perspectives of the Pre-ECR journey', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (3) Article 1. ISSN 0313-5373 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n3.5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: MacDonald AJ; McCarthy RJ

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2013Cruickshank V, Swabey KJ, 'Yes, we can play games differently: Socialisation of PETE teachers', Journal of Research and reflections in Education, 7, (1) Article 1. ISSN 1995-5243 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Swabey KJ

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Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Cruickshank V, 'The Challenges Faced by Male Primary Teachers', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 47-54. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_5 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Cruickshank V, 'Challenges faced by the male primary teacher: A literature review', The Future of Educational Research, Sense Publishers, N. Fitzallen, S. Fan & R. Reaburn (ed), Netherlands, pp. 87-97. ISBN 978-94-6209-512-0 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6209-512-0_8 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Baguley M, Campbell J, Cruickshank V, Daunt J, Kerby M, et al., 'Greater than the sum of its parts: The formation of a school/university research team', The Role of Participants in Education Research: Ethics, epistemologies and methods, Routledge, W Midgley, PA Danaher & M Baguley (ed), New York, pp. 193-207. ISBN 978-0-415-63628-5 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

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Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
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2018Cruickshank V, 'Male educators on the fringe', Proceedings of MENu 2018, 17 February 2018, Adelaide, South Australia (2018) [Plenary Presentation]

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2018Cruickshank V, Mainsbridge C, Patterson K, Grasten A, Pedersen S, 'Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program', Teaching Matters 2018, 21 November 2018, Launceston, Tasmania (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Patterson K; Grasten A; Pedersen S

2018Pedersen S, Cruickshank V, Stone C, Mainsbridge C, O'Brien J, et al., 'Designing purposeful health breaks at work', 2018 WorkSafe Conference, 22-23 October 2018, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pedersen S; Stone C; Mainsbridge C; O'Brien J

2018Cruickshank V, MacDonald A, 'A paradox of being both highly valued and highly scrutinized: the Australian male primary teacher experience', 2018 ATEA & TEFANZ Conference: Teacher Education in and for Uncertain Times - Conference Handbook & Abstracts, 3-6 July 2018, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 20. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

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2017MacDonald AJ, Corbett Michael John, Cruickshank V, 'Providing pastoral care to rural students in metropolitan boarding schools', AARE Conference Papers 2017, 26-30 November 2017, Canberra, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacDonald AJ; Corbett Michael John

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2016Cruickshank V, MacDonald A, 'Exploring the relationship between working in boarding and supporting teachers' delivery of quality pastoral care: a pilot study', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

2016MacDonald A, Cruickshank V, 'An exploration of the challenges and benefits of becoming a teacher in a residential education context', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

2012Baggett P, Baguley M, Campbell J, Cruickshank V, Daunt J, et al., ''All for one and one for all': The formation of a school/university research team', Conference Proceedings of the 2012 Hawaii International Conference on Education, 5-8 January 2012, hawaii, pp. 1-3. ISSN 1541-5880 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacDonald AJ

2012Cruickshank V, 'Why men choose to become primary teachers', Proceedings of the 2012 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 2-6 December 2012, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1324-9320 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012MacDonald A, Cruickshank VJ, 'Exploring the relationship between experiences of working in boarding and teacher development: A Tasmanian boarding school perspective', Proceedings of the Australian Boarding Schools Association Tasmanian State Conference 2012, 11 August 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-7. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

2011Cruickshank VJ, 'Recruitment and retention of the male pre service primary teacher', Proceedings of the 2011 AARE International Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-2. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Cruickshank V, 'The Challenges Faced By Male Primary Teachers' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(42 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Cruickshank V, 'Walking around El Chalten', Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Australia, 2018, Autumn/ Winter, pp. 50-51. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Cruickshank V, 'Wellbeing at the forefront of ACHPER Tasmania conference', The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Tasmania, Australia, 13 September 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Cruickshank V, 'Health and physical education teachers taught keys to happiness', The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Tasmania, Australia, 14 September 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Cruickshank V, 'Launceston Walking Club has something to suit everyone's style of adventure: interview with Maeve McKenna', The Examiner, Fairfax Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 28 September 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Cruickshank V, 'In praise of Ben Lomonds', Launceston Walking Club: Langana, Australia, Summer 2018-2019, pp. 34-34. (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Cruickshank V, MacDonald A, 'Teachers who feel appreciated are less likely to leave the profession', The Conversation AU, The conversation Media Trust, Australia, 2018, 15 January 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: MacDonald A

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2018Cruickshank V, 'We can all inspire dads and boys to read it like Beckham', The Mercury, News Limited, Australia, 2018, 5 April (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Outdoor Education on the Highland High Way', Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Launceston, Tasmania, 2017, Spring, pp. 42-43. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'UTAS research reports on strategies for male primary school teachers to manage career challenges', The Examiner, News Corp Australia, Launceston, Tasmania, July 29 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Researcher hopes his work will help male primary school teachers deal with the challenges they face', The Mercury, News Corp Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, August 4, 2017, pp. 12-13. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'There's a dearth of male primary teachers in Australia, with uncertainty surrounding physical contact a big reason for men not entering industry', ABC News 24, August 10, 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Research reports on strategies used by male primary teachers to help with career challenges', Faculty of Education News, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, 2017, 31 July 2017 (2017) [Internal Newsletter]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male primary school teachers see physical contact with pupils as a challenge', The Australian, News Corp Australia, Sydney, 23 August 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Primary schools are losing more and more male teachers, so how can we retain them?', The Conversation, Melbourne, Australia (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'How to retain male primary teachers', The Educator Magazine, Key Media Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male teachers fear student contact for false abuse claims: experts', The Herald Sun, News Corp Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 4 August 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Giving men classroom keys', The Advertiser, News Corp Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, 29 August 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male teachers in Australian primary schools on the decline', The Daily, 2ser 107.3, Sydney, Australia, 28 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male teachers in primary schools', Male primary teachers, 2NUR FM 103.7, Newcastle, Australia, 16 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Interview with Alan Hickey', Male teachers in primary schools, 1395 FIVEaa Talking Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 9 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Decline in male teachers', Breakfast on Radio Adelaide, 101.5 Radio Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 9 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Why are so many male primary school teachers dropping out of the profession?', WA Afternoons with Gillian O'Shaughnessy, ABCRadio Perth, Perth, Australia, 8 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male primary teachers', Drive with Paul Bevan, ABC Radio Upper Hunter, Newcastle, Australia, 8 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male teachers turning off the profession', Mornings with Gareth Parker, 6PR News Talk 882, Perth, Australia, 8 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Declining male teacher numbers', Drive with Tom Elliott, 3AW, Melbourne, Australia, 8 August 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'ACHPER hosts state conference at University of Tasmania', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 11 September 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'New research warns male school teachers are at risk of extinction in Australian schools', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 2017, 20 September 2017, p. 1. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Renumeration key to keeping quality staff', The Examiner, Fairfax Regional Media, Launceston, Tasmania, 20 September 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Anti-men critics are driving male teachers to extinction', Daily Telegraph, News Corp Australia, Sydney, Australia, 21 September 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Where are all the male teachers?', The Project, Channel 10, Australia, 17 October 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Male teachers are a minority in Australian schools', Breakfast Show with Nic Healey, 2 SER 107.3, Australia, 24 October 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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2017Cruickshank V, 'Will following your favourite AFL team to the top of Arizona make you healthy for life?', Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Australia, 2017-2018, Summer, pp. 52-53. (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Cruickshank V, Cooley D, Pedersen SJ, 'Exergames: good for play time, but should not replace physical education', The Conversation AU, The Conversation Media Trust, Melbourne, Australia, 2017, 22 September 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Pedersen SJ

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2016Cruickshank V, 'Research Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution', Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Award]

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2015Cruickshank V, 'Research Merit Certificate for Outstanding Contribution', Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia (2015) [Award]

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2015Cruickshank V, 'Postcard from China', Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Launceston, Tasmania, 2015, 03, pp. 47-49. (2015) [Magazine Article]

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2014Cruickshank V, 'Mt Kinabalu & Volcan Tajumulco', Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 40-41. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2013Cruickshank V, 'Low pay, social norms push men from classrooms', Sydney Morning Herald, online, March 21, 2013, pp. 1-2. (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Cruickshank V, 'Mt Sinai - Egypt', Langana, Launceston Walking Club, Launceston, Tasmania, p. 30. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2013Cruickshank V, MacDonald AJ, 'A significant opportunity: Pre-service teachers working in boarding house contexts', Lights Out, Australian Boarding Schools Association, Australia, 6, 4, pp. 6-9. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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2012Cruickshank V, 'Calls grow for male teachers', The Mercury, Tasmania, May 4, 2012, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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2011Cruickshank V, 'Challenges faced by male primary teachers', ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 28 November 2011 (2011) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$20,565

Projects

Investigating the influence of sport and the media on perceptions of acceptable masculinity in different education contexts (2018)$13,332
Description
The proposal aims to investigate the influence of sport and the media on perceptions of acceptable masculinity on male teachers educative practice. Previous research by Cruickshank (2016) suggests that perceptions of particular kinds of men as teachers and more broadly shape understandings of the role of male primary school teachers. The research is timely as the percentage of Australian primary school teachers who are male has decreased from 30.24% in 1983 to 18.26% in 2016 (ABS, 2016). This decrease has concerned key stakeholders such as parents and principals who believe that more men are required in primary schools to act as role models and father figures. A strong caveat for this belief is that these men must be the right kind of man. Research (e.g. Smith, 2008) has noted being sporty is an important aspect of displaying this right kind of masculinity. What hasnt been explored is the extent to which wider media portrayals of men, particularly high profile sportsmen, influences perceptions of acceptable masculinity in different education contexts, and consequently, male teachers educative practice. Media representation of teachers impacts recruitment and morale of teaching staff (Hargreaves et al. 2006), a Tasmania-based analysis of this premise may be useful for the Department of Education or teacher education institutions.The project builds on Dr Cruickshanks recently completed PhD on the challenges faced by male primary teachers and the coping strategies they use to deal with them. It will use a combination of qualitative data and media discourse analysis. The project will specifically focus on perceptions of acceptable masculinity in educational contexts, and the influence of media portrayals on male primary teachers and men in sport. Consequently, the project intends to identify strategies to assist with the retention of male primary teachers.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,332)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cruickshank V; Reid DM; Palmer C
Year
2018
It takes a special type of teacher: An investigation into the attributes of staff working with disengaged students. (2018)$7,233
Description
This project investigates the inherent capabilities, skills and knowledge that Flexible Learning Program staff have, and try to determine whether this important area of teaching profession is, in fact, a specialist area.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,233)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomas JK; Cruickshank V; Reid DM
Year
2018

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDTo measure school-based character and values education programs and develop an understanding of the relationship between character strengths/values and adolescent developmental outcomes2018