• 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Adjunct Dr Colin Boylan is an active researcher in the areas of rural education and science education. In the area of rural education, Colin has a long term interest and commitment to improving the provision of education to rural communities. His research has explored areas including school staffing, teacher recruitment and retention, the use of technology systems to deliver education to rural and remote communities and the organisational issues surrounding the offering of a diverse curriculum in secondary schools. In science education, Colin has focused his research on pedagogy and its application in providing quality teaching and learning experiences for students, the exploration of naïve explanations about science concepts and the application of sustainable education principles to the design and delivery of outdoor environmental experiences.

Professional Information

Dr Colin Boylan is on the Executive Board of Management of the Society for the Provision of Education and the International Advisory Panel for Centre for Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs. He was also a member of the Office of the Board of Studies for New South Wales' Higher School Certificate Examination Committee in Senior Science.

Dr Boylan is on the Editorial Panels of the journals Teaching Science; Education in Rural Australia; International Electronic Journal in Elementary Education; and Journal of Research in Rural Education.

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  • 5 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 22 Conference paper
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Abstract

Promoting Rural Education: The role of the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)

Boylan, C., 2011, p. 43. 1 p.

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    Staffing rural schools: A new perspective

    Boylan, C., 2011, Demographic change in Australia's rural landscapes: Implications for society and the environment. Luck, G. W., Race, D. & Black, R. (eds.). 1st ed. Australia: CSIRO Publishing, p. 329-351 23 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • A rural teaching and community experience: A new perspective on a longitudinal study

    Boylan, C. & Wallace, A., 2010, 26th SPERA: Sustaining the rural education community, promoting high quality teaching and learning. Boylan, C. (ed.). Perth, WA, Australia: SPERA, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

  • Lessons from Collaboration: A joint USA-Australia Pre-service Experience

    Boylan, C. & Munsch, T., 2010, 26th SPERA: Sustaining the rural education community, promoting high quality teaching and learning. Boylan, C. (ed.). Perth, WA, Australia: SPERA, p. 75-93 19 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

  • Preparing teachers to teach in rural schools: An Australian perspective

    Boylan, C., 2010, BERA2010. Edinbugh: BERA, p. 1-9 9 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

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