Prof Stewart Riddle


Prof Stewart Riddle
NameProf Stewart Riddle
Email Addressstewart.riddle@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
QualificationsBMusic QUT, BEd Qld, GCertResComm Qld, MEdSt Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Education
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-1300
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Biography

Stewart Riddle is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. His research examines the democratisation of schooling systems, increasing access and equity in education and how schooling can respond to critical social issues in complex contemporary times.

Teaching

EDX3270 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Upper Primary

EDS4410 Secondary English Curriculum and Pedagogy

Fields of Research

  • 390102. Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
  • 390104. English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
  • 390201. Education policy
  • 390203. Sociology of education

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Association for Research in Education
Queensland College of Teachers
English Teachers Association of Queensland
BMusic
QUT
2000
BEd
Qld
2004
GCertResComm
Qld
2012
MEdSt
Qld
2007
PhD
Qld
2012

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
The contemporary teacher as a dual agent: The enactment of autonomy, agency and professionalismPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Equity in the cration and implementatin of education policy in Queensland schoolsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Hip-hop pedagogy and student (re)engagement in a secondary Special Assistance School.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Critical Media Literacy and English for Academic Purposes: An Examination of Teacher and Student Perspectives and PracticesPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
(UN)DOING OLD BOY: PERFORMATIVITY AT THE INTERSECTION OF ELITISM, MASCULINITY, AND PRIVILEGEPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Investigating the effects of coaching and mentoring for non-English-major teachers in their use of English in rural schools in ThailandPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
A hero's journey: Recognising and supporting the achievement motivation of international secondary studentsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2020
The book detectives: Metafictive devices and the development of critical literacy in Year 3 studentsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2020
Images of the teacher self in an era of teacher quality and standardisationAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
Effects of drama-based activities and Facebook on Thai secondary school students: English speaking skills, attitudes and motivationAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
THE COMPLEXITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH IMPACT: EXPLORING THE REAL-WORLD INFLUENCES OF RESEARCH FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF RESEARCHERS IN A COLLABORATIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROGRAMAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2017
Mainstream teachers' expectations and perspectives of their role in educating English language learnersAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2017
Project titleDetailsYear
Youth Community FuturesFunded by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science2022
Constructing a rich curriculum for all: ‘Insights into practice’Funded by the Australian Research Council, Linkage Program (LP210100098)2022
Engaging schools: What works to keep young people engaged in meaningful learning in low-SES schoolsFunded by the Queensland Department of Education2017

Moving beyond deficit media figurations of young people: troubling the contemporary ‘youth crime crisis’

Riddle, Stewart, Hickey, Andrew, Pocock, Celmara, McKee, Alarnah, Skye, Danika Skye and Wallis, Rachael. 2024. "Moving beyond deficit media figurations of young people: troubling the contemporary ‘youth crime crisis’." Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2024.2313565

Youth Community Futures: Enhancing Opportunities for Young People in Regional Queensland: Final Report

Hickey, Andrew, Riddle, Stewart, McKee, Alarnah, Skye, Danika, Wallis, Rachael and Pocock, Celmara. 2024. Youth Community Futures: Enhancing Opportunities for Young People in Regional Queensland: Final Report. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Toward schools as sites of radical democratization: New possibilities for democratic education

Riddle, Stewart. 2024. "Toward schools as sites of radical democratization: New possibilities for democratic education." O'Hair, Mary John, Woods, Philip A and O'Hair, H Dan (ed.) Communication and education: Promoting peace and democracy in times of crisis and conflict. Wiley Blackwell. pp. 19-30

Education, policy and democracy: Contemporary challenges and possibilities

Riddle, Stewart, Bright, David and Heffernan, Amanda (ed.) 2024. Education, policy and democracy: Contemporary challenges and possibilities. United Kingdom. Routledge.

Proposing a conceptual framework for relational pedagogy: Pedagogical informality, interface, exchange and enactment

Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart. 2023. "Proposing a conceptual framework for relational pedagogy: Pedagogical informality, interface, exchange and enactment." International Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2023.2259906

‘It comes with more baggage than prestige’: Deferred culpability and disavowal among elite boys’ school alumni

Meiklejohn, Cameron, Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart. 2024. "‘It comes with more baggage than prestige’: Deferred culpability and disavowal among elite boys’ school alumni." Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. 45 (1), pp. 29-41. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2023.2224244

‘Everything was going to be really easy for me’: Elite schooling, old boys, and transitions to university

Meiklejohn, Cameron, Riddle, Stewart and Hickey, Andrew. 2024. "‘Everything was going to be really easy for me’: Elite schooling, old boys, and transitions to university." Higher Education Research and Development. 43 (1), pp. 196-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2023.2218800

The practice of relationality in classrooms: Beyond relational pedagogy as empty signifier

Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart. 2023. "The practice of relationality in classrooms: Beyond relational pedagogy as empty signifier." Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. 29 (7-8), pp. 821-832. https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2023.2202389

Curricular justice and contemporary schooling: Towards a rich, common curriculum for all students

Riddle, Stewart, Mills, Martin and McGregor, Glenda. 2023. "Curricular justice and contemporary schooling: Towards a rich, common curriculum for all students ." Curriculum Perspectives. 43, pp. 137-144. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41297-023-00186-y

Metafictive devices in children’s picturebooks and the development of children’s critical multimodal literacies

Turner, Carmel, Barton, Georgina and Riddle, Stewart. 2023. "Metafictive devices in children’s picturebooks and the development of children’s critical multimodal literacies ." Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. 46, pp. 73-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s44020-023-00032-8

Performative enactments of pedagogy in the classroom: strategies and tactics of relationality

Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart. 2023. "Performative enactments of pedagogy in the classroom: strategies and tactics of relationality." Pedagogy Culture and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2023.2187438

The My School website has just been updated. What makes a ‘good’ school?

Riddle, Stewart. 2023. "The My School website has just been updated. What makes a ‘good’ school?" The Conversation.

Reclaiming relationality in education policy: towards a more authentic relational pedagogy

Riddle, Stewart and Hickey, Andrew. 2023. "Reclaiming relationality in education policy: towards a more authentic relational pedagogy." Critical Studies in Education. 64 (3), pp. 267-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2022.2132414

Democracy and education

Riddle, Stewart. 2022. "Democracy and education." Tierney, Rob, Rizvi, Fazal and Ercikan, Kadriye (ed.) International encyclopedia of education, 4th ed.. Elsevier.

Why is Peter Dutton trying to start another political fight over the school curriculum?

Riddle, Stewart. 2022. "Why is Peter Dutton trying to start another political fight over the school curriculum?" The Conversation. 27 July 2022, pp. 1-5.

Education, policy and democracy: contemporary challenges and possibilities

Riddle, Stewart, Bright, David and Heffernan, Amanda. 2022. "Education, policy and democracy: contemporary challenges and possibilities ." Journal of Educational Administration and History. 54 (3), pp. 241-244. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2083678

Schooling for democracy in a time of global crisis: towards a more caring, inclusive and sustainable future

Riddle, Stewart. 2022. Schooling for democracy in a time of global crisis: towards a more caring, inclusive and sustainable future. Abingdon, United Kingdom. Routledge.

Community solutions for schooling engagement: Two Australian case studies

McGregor, Glenda, Mills, M., Riddle, S. and Howell, A.. 2022. "Community solutions for schooling engagement: Two Australian case studies." Pedagogy Culture and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2022.2068050

Culturally responsive and meaningful music education: multimodality, meaning-making, and communication in diverse learning contexts

Barton, Georgina and Riddle, Stewart. 2022. "Culturally responsive and meaningful music education: multimodality, meaning-making, and communication in diverse learning contexts." Research Studies in Music Education. 44 (2), pp. 345-362. https://doi.org/10.1177/1321103X211009323

Relational pedagogy and the role of informality in renegotiating learning and teaching encounters

Hickey, Andrew and Riddle, Stewart. 2022. "Relational pedagogy and the role of informality in renegotiating learning and teaching encounters." Pedagogy Culture and Society. 30 (5), pp. 787-799. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2021.1875261

Reflections on how education can be for democracy in the twenty-first century

Aly, Anne, Blackmore, Jill, Bright, David, Hayes, Debra, Heffernan, Amanda, Lingard, Bob, Riddle, Stewart, Takayama, Keita and Youdell, Deborah. 2022. "Reflections on how education can be for democracy in the twenty-first century." Journal of Educational Administration and History. 54 (3), pp. 357-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2084052

Reflections on contemporary challenges and possibilities for democracy and education

Apple, Michael W., Biesta, Gert, Bright, David, Giroux, Henry A., Heffernan, Amanda, McLaren, Peter, Riddle, Stewart and Yeatman, Anna. 2022. "Reflections on contemporary challenges and possibilities for democracy and education." Journal of Educational Administration and History. 54 (3), pp. 245-262. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2052029

The ‘good’ teacher in an era of professional standards: policy frameworks and lived realities

Salton, Yvonne, Riddle, Stewart and Baguley, Margaret. 2022. "The ‘good’ teacher in an era of professional standards: policy frameworks and lived realities." Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. 28 (1), pp. 51-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2021.2017274

New perspectives on education for democracy: creative responses to local and global challenges

Riddle, Stewart, Heffernan, Amanda and Bright, David. 2022. New perspectives on education for democracy: creative responses to local and global challenges. New York, United States. Routledge.

Towards an understanding of curricular justice and democratic schooling

Mills, Martin, Riddle, Stewart, McGregor, Glenda and Howell, Angelique. 2022. "Towards an understanding of curricular justice and democratic schooling." Journal of Educational Administration and History. 54 (3), pp. 345-356. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2021.1977262

Relational pedagogy and the policy failure of contemporary Australian schooling: activist teaching and pedagogically driven reform

Hickey, Andrew, Riddle, Stewart, Robinson, Janean, Down, Barry, Hattam, Robert and Wrench, Alison. 2022. "Relational pedagogy and the policy failure of contemporary Australian schooling: activist teaching and pedagogically driven reform." Journal of Educational Administration and History. 54 (3), pp. 291-305. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2021.1872508

Relational pedagogy and democratic education

Hickey, Andrew, Riddle, Stewart, Robinson, Janean, Hattam, Robert, Down, Barry and Wrench, Alison. 2022. "Relational pedagogy and democratic education." Riddle, Stewart, Heffernan, Amanda and Bright, David (ed.) New perspectives on education for democracy: creative responses to local and global challenges. New York, United States. Routledge. pp. 200-212

On the need for a new democracy of education in a post-pandemic world

Riddle, Stewart, Heffernan, Amanda and Bright, David. 2022. "On the need for a new democracy of education in a post-pandemic world." Riddle, Stewart, Heffernan, Amanda and Bright, David (ed.) New perspectives on education for democracy: creative responses to local and global challenges. New York, United States. Routledge. pp. 3-8

Yes, Australia's PISA test results may be slipping, but new findings show most students didn't try very hard

Riddle, Stewart. 2021. "Yes, Australia's PISA test results may be slipping, but new findings show most students didn't try very hard." The Conversation. 19 November 2021, pp. 1-4.

Student engagement in schools serving marginalised communities

Riddle, Stewart, Howell, Angelique, McGregor, Glenda and Mills, Martin. 2021. "Student engagement in schools serving marginalised communities." International Journal of Inclusive Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2021.1956605

The hero’s journey: understanding the experiences and motivations of international secondary students

Sheehan, Helen and Riddle, Stewart. 2022. "The hero’s journey: understanding the experiences and motivations of international secondary students." Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. 43 (6), pp. 971-984. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2021.1947190

Australian curriculum review: strengthened but still a long way from an amazing curriculum for all Australian students [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2021. "Australian curriculum review: strengthened but still a long way from an amazing curriculum for all Australian students [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 3 May 2021, pp. 1-6.

Proposed new curriculum acknowledges First Nations' view of British 'invasion' and a multicultural Australia

Riddle, Stewart. 2021. "Proposed new curriculum acknowledges First Nations' view of British 'invasion' and a multicultural Australia." The Conversation. 30 April 2021, pp. 1-6.

Educational leadership and the challenge of engaging young people in meaningful learning

Mills, Martin, McGregor, Glenda, Riddle, Stewart and Howell, Angelique. 2021. "Educational leadership and the challenge of engaging young people in meaningful learning." Brooks, Jeffrey S. and Heffernan, Amanda (ed.) The School Leadership Survival Guide: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, How to Learn from Mistakes, and Why You Should Prepare for the Worst. Charlotte, United States. Information Age Publishing. pp. 187-199

Where are they now? Flexi school graduates reflect on their experiences of alternative education

Moffatt, Annabel and Riddle, Stewart. 2021. "Where are they now? Flexi school graduates reflect on their experiences of alternative education." International Journal of Inclusive Education. 25 (13), pp. 1463-1474. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2019.1615564

NAPLAN results show Year 3 students perform better than Year 9 in writing, and it's a worrying trend

Riddle, Stewart. 2019. "NAPLAN results show Year 3 students perform better than Year 9 in writing, and it's a worrying trend." The Conversation. 30 August 2019, pp. 1-5.

Re-imagining education for democracy in these politically troubled times [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2019. "Re-imagining education for democracy in these politically troubled times [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 3 June 2019, pp. 1-5.

Education and democracy in dangerous times

Riddle, Stewart and Apple, Michael W.. 2019. "Education and democracy in dangerous times." Riddle, Stewart and Apple, Michael W. (ed.) Re-imagining education for democracy. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 1-9

Re-imagining education for democracy

Riddle, Stewart and Apple, Michael W.. 2019. Re-imagining education for democracy. Abingdon, United Kingdom. Routledge.

Democracy and education in contemporary local-global contexts

Riddle, Stewart. 2019. "Democracy and education in contemporary local-global contexts." International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives. 18 (1), pp. 1-6.

Planning for literacies learning in the Arts: a dual view

Barton, Georgina and Riddle, Stewart. 2019. "Planning for literacies learning in the Arts: a dual view." Henderson, Robyn (ed.) Teaching literacies: pedagogies and diversity. Melbourne, Australia. Oxford University Press. pp. 120-134

Concluding thoughts, provocations and speculations on education research and media

Baroutsis, Aspa, Thomson, Pat and Riddle, Stewart. 2019. "Concluding thoughts, provocations and speculations on education research and media." Baroutsis, Aspa, Riddle, Stewart and Thomson, Pat (ed.) Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities. Abingdon, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 180-189

Who speaks for teachers? Social media and teacher voice

Thomson, Pat and Riddle, Stewart. 2019. "Who speaks for teachers? Social media and teacher voice." Baroutsis, Aspa, Riddle, Stewart and Thomson, Pat (ed.) Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities. Abingdon, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 119-134

Education and democracy for complex contemporary childhoods

Riddle, Stewart and Heffernan, Amanda. 2018. "Education and democracy for complex contemporary childhoods ." Global Studies of Childhood. 8 (4), pp. 319-324. https://doi.org/10.1177/2043610618817370

Bringing monsters to life through encounters with writing

Honan, Eileen, Bright, David and Riddle, Stewart. 2018. "Bringing monsters to life through encounters with writing." Riddle, Stewart, Bright, David and Honan, Eileen (ed.) Writing with Deleuze in the academy: creating monsters. Singapore. Springer. pp. 1-14

An experiment in writing that flows

Riddle, Stewart. 2018. "An experiment in writing that flows." Riddle, Stewart, Bright, David and Honan, Eileen (ed.) Writing with Deleuze in the academy: creating monsters. Singapore. Springer. pp. 61-71

Writing with Deleuze in the academy: creating monsters

Riddle, Stewart, Bright, David and Honan, Eileen (ed.) 2018. Writing with Deleuze in the academy: creating monsters. Singapore. Springer.

Resisting educational inequity and the ‘bracketing out’ of disadvantage in contemporary schooling

Riddle, Stewart. 2018. "Resisting educational inequity and the ‘bracketing out’ of disadvantage in contemporary schooling." Gannon, Susanne, Hattam, Robert and Sawyer, Wayne (ed.) Resisting educational inequality: reframing policy and practice in schools serving vulnerable communities. Milton park, United Kinddom. Routledge. pp. 17-30

Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities

Baroutsis, Aspa, Riddle, Stewart and Thomson, Pat (ed.) 2019. Education research and the media: challenges and possibilities. Abingdon, United Kingdom. Routledge.

Producing the academic apparatus of the early career researcher-musician-educator

Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Producing the academic apparatus of the early career researcher-musician-educator." Knight, Linda and Lasczik Cutcher, Alexandra (ed.) Arts-research-education: connections and directions. Springer. pp. 173-184

Artists and transpedagogy: possibilities for enriching teaching and learning through radical engagement with the arts

Knight, Linda and Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Artists and transpedagogy: possibilities for enriching teaching and learning through radical engagement with the arts." Knight, Linda and Cutcher, Alexanda Lasczik (ed.) Arts-research-education: connections and directions. Springer. pp. 123-133

Let's stop talking about school choice and reconfigure what we are doing in Australia [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David. 2017. "Let's stop talking about school choice and reconfigure what we are doing in Australia [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 23 August 2017, pp. 1-5.

An experiment in educational research-creation using music as diagram

Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "An experiment in educational research-creation using music as diagram." Qualitative Inquiry. 23 (9), pp. 732-740. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077800417725352

Pleasure, pain and the possibilities of being and becoming robustly hopeful reflections by an Australian personal fitness trainer and his university academic client

Davies, Samuel and Danaher, Patrick Alan. 2017. "Pleasure, pain and the possibilities of being and becoming robustly hopeful reflections by an Australian personal fitness trainer and his university academic client." Riddle, Stewart, Harmes, Marcus K. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers. pp. 229-241

Self-determination theory and academic life: strategies for reclaiming pleasure and professionalism distilled from universities in Australia and Europe

Fein, Erich C., Ganguly, Rahul, Banhazi, Thomas and Danaher, Patrick Alan. 2017. "Self-determination theory and academic life: strategies for reclaiming pleasure and professionalism distilled from universities in Australia and Europe." Riddle, Stewart, Harmes, Marcus K. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers. pp. 171-184

Producing pleasure in the contemporary university

Riddle, Stewart, Harmes, Marcus K. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) 2017. Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers.

Partaking of pleasure: regenerating the working lives of university academics

Harmes, Marcus K., Danaher, Patrick Alan and Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Partaking of pleasure: regenerating the working lives of university academics." Riddle, Stewart, Harmes, Marcus and Danaher, Patrick (ed.) Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers. pp. 1-12

Do what sustains you: desire and the enterprise university

Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Do what sustains you: desire and the enterprise university." Riddle, Stewart, Harmes, Marcus K. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Sense Publishers. pp. 25-36

Indigenous education and literacy policy in Australia: bringing learning back to the debate

Fogarty, William, Riddle, Stewart, Lovell, Melissa and Wilson, Ben. 2017. "Indigenous education and literacy policy in Australia: bringing learning back to the debate." The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education. 47 (2), pp. 185-197. https://doi.org/10.1017/jie.2017.18

Alternative schooling, social justice and marginalised students: teaching and learning in an alternative music school

Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David. 2017. Alternative schooling, social justice and marginalised students: teaching and learning in an alternative music school. United Kingdom. Palgrave Macmillan.

Charter schools and vouchers not a solution for Australian schooling

Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Charter schools and vouchers not a solution for Australian schooling." The Conversation. 2 May 2017, pp. 1-4.

Disrupting student voice in education research through music

Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Disrupting student voice in education research through music." Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology. 8 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.7577/rerm.2142

Parents shouldn't rely on My School data when choosing a school for their child

Riddle, Stewart. 2017. "Parents shouldn't rely on My School data when choosing a school for their child." The Conversation. 14 March 2017, pp. 1-4.

Female Pleasure in the Academy Through Erotic Power

Jensen-Clayton, Cecily and MacLeod, Rena. 2017. "Female Pleasure in the Academy Through Erotic Power." Riddle, Stewart, Harmes, Marcus K. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Producing Pleasure in the Contemporary University. Netherlands. Sense Publishers. pp. 81-94

Working within and against the grain of policy in an alternative school

Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David. 2017. "Working within and against the grain of policy in an alternative school." Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. 38 (4), pp. 498-510. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2015.1105790

What does the post-truth world hold for teachers and educational researchers? [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2016. "What does the post-truth world hold for teachers and educational researchers? [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 12 December 2016, pp. 1-9.

PISA results don't look good, but before we panic let's look at what we can learn from the latest test

Riddle, Stewart and Lingard, Bob. 2016. "PISA results don't look good, but before we panic let's look at what we can learn from the latest test." The Conversation. 6 December 2016, pp. 1-6.

On music and literacy learning in the middle years

Riddle, Stewart. 2016. "On music and literacy learning in the middle years." Literacy Learning: The Middle Years. 24 (3), pp. 16-18.

Budget 2016 brings temporary solutions for schools, and puts more demands on students and teachers

Riddle, Stewart. 2016. "Budget 2016 brings temporary solutions for schools, and puts more demands on students and teachers." The Conversation. 4 May 2016, pp. 1-4.

Does more money for schools improve educational outcomes?

Riddle, Stewart. 2016. "Does more money for schools improve educational outcomes?" The Conversation. 18 April 2016, pp. 1-4.

Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools?

Riddle, Stewart and Honan, Eileen. 2016. "Explainer: how is literacy taught in schools?" The Conversation. 16 March 2016, pp. 1-3.

These are testing times: Will teacher tests make a difference in the classroom?

Riddle, Stewart. 2016. "These are testing times: Will teacher tests make a difference in the classroom?" Independent Education. 46 (1), pp. 12-13.

Gravitational waves add a new note to our musical universe

Riddle, Stewart. 2016. "Gravitational waves add a new note to our musical universe." The Conversation. 15 February 2016, pp. 1-3.

Testing teachers' basic literacy and numeracy skills is pointless

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Testing teachers' basic literacy and numeracy skills is pointless." The Conversation. 1 December 2015, pp. 1-3.

Educational researchers unite to challenge inequality in Australian schooling [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Educational researchers unite to challenge inequality in Australian schooling [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 30 November 2015, pp. 1-4.

Quick fixes not the answer for Indigenous literacy

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Quick fixes not the answer for Indigenous literacy." Sydney PEN magazine. November 2015, pp. 23-24.

Alternative schooling has important lessons for education in Australia

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Alternative schooling has important lessons for education in Australia." e-teaching: Management strategies for the classroom.

Children in care are falling behind in literacy and numeracy – but the problem is far bigger than that

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Children in care are falling behind in literacy and numeracy – but the problem is far bigger than that." The Conversation. 21 October 2015, pp. 1-3.

The robots are coming for your job! Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "The robots are coming for your job! Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future." The Conversation. 27 August 2015, pp. 1-4.

NAPLAN’s tale of two territories: why ACT and NT are on opposite ends of the spectrum

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "NAPLAN’s tale of two territories: why ACT and NT are on opposite ends of the spectrum." The Conversation. 6 August 2015, pp. 1-3.

Withdrawing federal funding for public schooling would exacerbate two-tiered system

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Withdrawing federal funding for public schooling would exacerbate two-tiered system." The Conversation. 22 June 2015, pp. 1-3.

How the budget fails public education and what could be done to fix it [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "How the budget fails public education and what could be done to fix it [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 18 May 2015, pp. 1-3.

The education budget report card: 'F' for Fail

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "The education budget report card: 'F' for Fail." The Conversation. 15 May 2015, pp. -4.

Who needs teachers when computers can mark exams?

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Who needs teachers when computers can mark exams?" The Conversation. 4 May 2015, pp. 1-3.

Teachers learn over many years in the job – not just at university

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Teachers learn over many years in the job – not just at university." The Conversation. 1 April 2015, pp. 1-3.

A balanced approach is best for teaching kids how to read

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "A balanced approach is best for teaching kids how to read." The Conversation. 18 February 2015, pp. 1-3.

A teacher's spelling doesn't necessarily affect their teaching

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "A teacher's spelling doesn't necessarily affect their teaching." The Conversation. 12 January 2015, pp. 1-3.

On Donnelly and the dangers of dogmatism in our schools

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "On Donnelly and the dangers of dogmatism in our schools." TJ Ryan Foundation.

Researching in-betweens: blurring the boundaries of mainstream and marginal education research

Riddle, Stewart, Black, Alison L. and Trimmer, Karen. 2015. "Researching in-betweens: blurring the boundaries of mainstream and marginal education research." Trimmer, Karen, Black, Alison L. and Riddle, Stewart (ed.) Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research. Abingdon, Oxford. Routledge. pp. 1-12

Speaking back to the mainstream from the margins: lessons from one boutique senior secondary school

Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David. 2015. "Speaking back to the mainstream from the margins: lessons from one boutique senior secondary school." Trimmer, Karen, Black, Alison L. and Riddle, Stewart (ed.) Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research. Abingdon, Oxford. Routledge. pp. 168-180

Singing songs as a creative method for narrative inquiry in the English classroom

Riddle, Stewart. 2015. "Singing songs as a creative method for narrative inquiry in the English classroom." English in Australia. 50 (3), pp. 71-74.

Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research

Trimmer, Karen, Black, Alison L. and Riddle, Stewart (ed.) 2015. Mainstreams, margins and the spaces in-between: new possibilities for education research. Abingdon, Oxford. Routledge.

Music as engaging, educational matrix: exploring the case of marginalised students attending an 'alternative' music industry school

Cleaver, David and Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Music as engaging, educational matrix: exploring the case of marginalised students attending an 'alternative' music industry school." Research Studies in Music Education. 36 (2), pp. 245-256. https://doi.org/10.1177/1321103X14556572

Learning from alternative schooling: mainstream schools can benefit greatly [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Learning from alternative schooling: mainstream schools can benefit greatly [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 13 December 2014, pp. 1-4.

Urgent: we need to act on equity in Australian schools now [Blog post]

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Urgent: we need to act on equity in Australian schools now [Blog post]." EduResearch Matters: A Voice for Australian Education Researchers. 26 October 2014, pp. 1-5.

Hooked on the classics: literature in the English curriculum

Riddle, Stewart and Honan, Eileen. 2014. "Hooked on the classics: literature in the English curriculum." The Conversation. 16 October 2014, pp. 1-4.

Education is a public good, not a private commodity

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Education is a public good, not a private commodity." The Conversation. 1 October 2014, pp. 1-4.

Indigenous literacy needs more than 'sounding out' words

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Indigenous literacy needs more than 'sounding out' words." The Conversation. 15 July 2014, pp. 1-4.

'Biggest Loser' policy on literacy will not deliver long-term gains

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "'Biggest Loser' policy on literacy will not deliver long-term gains." The Conversation. 2 July 2014, pp. 1-3.

Pyne misses the point in education reform

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Pyne misses the point in education reform." The Conversation. 13 May 2014, pp. 1-3.

Why poor kids continue to do poorly in the education game

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Why poor kids continue to do poorly in the education game." The Conversation. 4 March 2014, pp. 1-4.

Musicking as literacy: possibilities and pragmatisms for literacies learning

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Musicking as literacy: possibilities and pragmatisms for literacies learning." Barton, Georgina (ed.) Literacy in the Arts: Retheorising Learning and Teaching. Switzerland. Springer. pp. 235-249

Closing the gap on Indigenous literacy requires more than increased attendance

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Closing the gap on Indigenous literacy requires more than increased attendance." The Conversation. 14 February 2014, pp. 1-3.

Curriculum review set to reignite the 'literacy wars'

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Curriculum review set to reignite the 'literacy wars'." The Conversation. 15 January 2014, pp. 1-3.

Australia’s PISA slump is big news but what’s the real story?

Riddle, Stewart, Lingard, Bob and Sellar, Sam. 2013. "Australia’s PISA slump is big news but what’s the real story?" The Conversation. 3 December 2013, pp. 1-3.

What would a more literate world look like?

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "What would a more literate world look like?" The Conversation. 28 October 2013, pp. 1-3.

My first ideology: teaching reading falls victim to the culture wars

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "My first ideology: teaching reading falls victim to the culture wars." The Conversation. 2 October 2013, pp. 1-3.

One school principal's journey from the mainstream to the alternative

Riddle, Stewart and Cleaver, David. 2013. "One school principal's journey from the mainstream to the alternative." International Journal of Leadership in Education. 16 (3), pp. 367-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2012.732243

Youth as rhizome: music, machines, and multiplicities

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "Youth as rhizome: music, machines, and multiplicities." Social Alternatives. 32 (2), pp. 45-48.

Can education change society?

Riddle, Stewart. 2014. "Can education change society?" Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 35 (2), pp. 328-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2013.810954

Renaming English: does the world language need a new name?

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "Renaming English: does the world language need a new name?" The Conversation. 12 June 2013, pp. 1-3.

The future for Ford workers: literacy will be key

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "The future for Ford workers: literacy will be key." The Conversation. 24 May 2013, pp. 1-3.

NAPLAN only measures a fraction of literacy learning

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "NAPLAN only measures a fraction of literacy learning." The Conversation. 14 May 2013, pp. 1-3.

Why we should never return to the three Rs

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "Why we should never return to the three Rs." The Conversation. 8 April 2013, pp. 1-3.

Looking for madness in the method: rhizo-becoming in educational research

Riddle, Stewart. 2013. "Looking for madness in the method: rhizo-becoming in educational research." Midgley, Warren, Trimmer, Karen and Davies, Andy (ed.) Metaphors for, in and of education research. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 131-144

Negotiating the english curriculum with year 8 boys

Riddle, Stewart. 2008. "Negotiating the english curriculum with year 8 boys." English in Australia. 43 (2), pp. 51-57.