Rupert Collister

Rupert Collister, PhD

Faculty Member

Rupert Collister has worked in the post-compulsory education sector for over 22 years and his experience reflects the diversity of the sector in its broadest sense. His PhD research from the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia explored the interconnections between holistic and transformative learning, Indigenous ways of knowing, and Eastern philosophy. His professional interests include pre-service teacher education and continuing teacher professional development, curriculum theory, praxis (the ongoing cycle of practice and reflection), holistic and transformative learning, meaningful work, wholeness, and contemplative pedagogy.

Recent publications explore holistic education and embodied learning, mindfulness, and the influences of globalization and diversity on teacher education. Current solo projects involve searching for holistic approaches to teacher education curriculum, exploring precarity in higher education, and exploring virtues and identity in teacher candidates’ construction of self.