Peter Goodyear is Professor of Education at the University of Sydney – a position he took up in 2003. From 2015 to 2017 he was the founding co-director of the University’s Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), a multi-faculty collaboration involving over 200 academic staff and PhD students. Previously, he set up and co-directed the Centre for Research on Computer-Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) and led the Sciences and Technologies of Learning research network
Peter’s research interests include design for learning, networked learning, complex learning spaces, the nature of professional knowledge and professional education. He has published 11 books and over 120 journal articles and book chapters.
In 2008, Peter was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and in 2010 he became an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow – the first and so far the only Laureate Fellow working in the field of Education. His current program of research aims to strengthen the use of ‘designerly ways of thinking’ in education.
From 1993 to 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Instructional Science: an international journal of the learning sciences. His latest books are:
- “Epistemic fluency and professional education: innovation, knowledgeable action and actionable knowledge” (with Lina Markauskaite, Springer, 2017),
- “Place-based spaces for networked learning” (with Lucila Carvalho and Maarten de Laat, Routledge, 2017),
- “The architecture of productive learning networks” (with Lucila Carvalho, Routledge, 2014) and
- “The handbook of design in educational technology” (with Rose Luckin and others, Routledge, 2013).
Before moving to Australia in 2003, Peter was Professor of Educational Research, Head of the Department of Educational Research and founding director of the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology at Lancaster University in England. He has also held academic positions in London, Birmingham and Belfast.