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Associate Professor Kurt Seemann

Academic
PhD, UNSW, Australia; BSc/Dip.Ed (Hons), UNSW, Australia

Biography

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Kurt’s research focus is on education and Initial teacher education (ITE) in the context of rural and remote communities. He has national and internationally recognised expertise in holistic technology education related to the curriculum method areas of design and innovation.  Complementing his rural and remote community context for the understanding of learning and curriculum, Kurt has also framed his education research in how to frame the societal scale of systems driving and defining the sustainability of human settlements. 

Kurt has developed particular expertise in cross-cultural and indigenous technology education.   He has developed a strong track record in mentoring and senior leadership towards developing research cultures in the VocEd, and higher education sectors across disciplines, while personally also drawing on his interest in the contribution that innovative curriculum and education play in the sustainable development of communities and the smart citizen.


Research interests

Technacy; Technology Education and curriculum; Rural and Remote Communities; Research mentorship and leadership development

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Re-Conceptualising Policy and Service Design to Facilitate Indigenous Participation in the Global Green Economy: This thesis investigates how to design an effective policy and service delivery programme to facilitate the participation of Indigenous residents in peri-urban Perth in the emerging green economy.Australian Research Council (ARC) funded-project called Indigenous Participation in a Low-Carbon Economy.

Honours

Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Comparative And Cross-cultural Education - 130302
  • Regional Analysis And Development - 120505

Teaching areas

Innovation;Technology Education;Culture and Education;Research Methods

Awards

  • 2011, National, State Thinker: Thinker on-hand/Thinker online, Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria
  • 2010, National, State Thinker: Thinker on-hand/Thinker online, Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria
  • 1998, Other, ACM: Australian Competent Manager Accrediation, AIM: Australian Institute of Management

Professional memberships

  • 2014 - 2018: Chair, Centre for Design Innovation, Australia
  • 2017 - 2018: Chair, SUHREC (Acting), Australia
  • 2017 - 2018: Board Member, Academic Senate (Swinburne University), Australia
  • 2017 - 2027: Editor, Ekistics and the new habitat: the problems and science of human settlements, International
  • 2014 - 2021: Chair, SHESC Ethics Chair, Australia
  • 2019 - 2020: Committee Member, Stream Leader: Smart Cities Research Institute, Australia
  • 2010 - 2013: Board Member, Jagun Aboriginal Ages Care Services Pty Ltd (Coffs Habour City Council Appointment) , Australia
  • 2017 - 2020: Committee Member, Australian Council for International Development: Research Development Impact (peer elected), Australia
  • 2017 - 2018: Board Member, Australian Living Lab Innovation Network (ALLIN), Australia
  • 2014 - 2020: Board Member, Design and Technology Teachers Association of Australia, Australia
  • 2018 - 2020: Committee Member, Bachelor of Fashion Design Course Advisory Committee - Holmesglen, Select Country/Region
  • 2010 - 2011: Expert Witness, Council of Australian Governments (COAG), Australia
  • 2009 - 2012: Honorary Member, Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia
  • 2012 (current): Life Member, Design and Technology Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia
  • 2014 - 2020: Senior Member, Design and Technology teachers Association of Australia, Australia

Publications

Also published as: Seemann, Kurt; Seemann, K.; Seemann, Kurt W.; Seemann, Kurt Walter
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Victorian Teachers use of an Integrated Digital Resources: Stage One - Strategic Thinking & Co-Design *; VIC Department of Education and Training
  • 2017: Early prototyping of automotive mobility apps and services around health, wellbeing, safety forhuman-computer interactions with autonomous cars *; Gerenwa GmbH
  • 2017: Telescope Stage 2: Parasite Image Recognition, Filter enhancement, Visualisation of Design *; All Farm Animal Health Trust FS
  • 2017: Visualising Community Experiences: Boroondara Customer Journey Mapping Co-design Research Project *; Boroondara City Council
  • 2016: Shaping Change Stage *; Besen Foundation
  • 2016: Telescope: service and industrial design stage *; GRETALS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
  • 2016: Waste Management and Wellbeing in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities *; Waste Aid
  • 2015: The Dusted Community (Phase 2) *; Slater and Gordon Asbestos Research Fund
  • 2013: Indigenous Participation in a Low-Carbon Economy *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2012: Modelling the benefits of Swarm Planning: a dynamic way of planning for future adaptation to climate change impacts *; Rubicon Research Grant

* Chief Investigator


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