Rural Professional Learning

Systemic and Student Perspectives




In this issue of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, our authors present a series of perspectives about rural professional learning. These perspectives relate to teacher education, rural clinical placements, rural pathways to university, and credentialling of remote education tutors. Each paper demonstrates how important context is, highlighting the challenges and solutions to real-world rural education issues.

Author Biography

John Guenther, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

John is the Research Leader Education and Training, with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, based in Darwin, Northern Territory. Over the last 19 years John has conducted research and evaluation projects which have focused on remote contexts, covering all states and territories of Australia. While his work has focused mainly on learning, the intersections between training and education with health, wellbeing, traditional knowledge systems, economic, natural resource management, mining and a range of social issues, feature in his work.
John’s research expertise extends from an array of practical qualitative and quantitative methodologies for research and evaluation, through to a range of theoretical and philosophical perspectives. He is interested in the translation of empirical evidence to policy and practice settings. He has a growing publishing track record and regularly contributes to conferences and researcher forums to share his knowledge. 
John supervises and mentors several higher degree research students across Australia and supports networks and collaborations in several universities across Australia.




How to Cite

Guenther, J., & Lasselle, L. (2022). Rural Professional Learning: Systemic and Student Perspectives. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 32(1), i-ii.

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