Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney)
Master of Education (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland
Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of
Courage & Renewal Facilitator, Courage to Teach © & Courage to Lead © & Leading Together
Areas of Specialisation
Facilitation, Teacher Education, Professional Learning for teachers and school leaders, Digital Storytelling, TESOL
Dr Kirsty McGeoch has worked in pre-service teacher education at the University of Sydney for the past 7 years, primarily on Pedagogy & Practice, Media Arts and TESOL courses. Her research area is digital storytelling for languages education and she currently manages a digital storytelling initiative for The Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education, also at the University of Sydney.
Alongside her higher education role, Kirsty works as a practice leader for 4C Transformative Learning in primary and secondary schools. This involves building long-term partnerships with schools, and working closely with staff and executive teams to embed creativity, communication, collaboration and critical reflection into pedagogical and leadership practices.
Kirsty also has a deep interest in reflective practice, which lead her to become a certified facilitator of the work of Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. She runs professional learning and conference masterclasses for school leaders in this approach, which strongly supports the development of adult social and emotional learning, and has been shown to build the relational trust and collective efficacy upon which organisational thriving depends.
NSW Department of Education, Widening Participation & Outreach at University of Sydney, NSW Secondary Principals Council, Illawarra Secondary Principals Council, Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education