Robyn Ewing AM is Professor Emerita, Teacher Education and the Arts, and Co-Director of the Creativity in Research, Engaging the Arts, Transforming Education (CREATE) Centre, University of Sydney. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role that quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in creative pedagogy and in transforming the curriculum at all levels of education.
In the areas of English, literacy and the arts, Robyn’s research has particularly focused on the use of drama-rich pedagogy with literature to develop students' imaginations and critical literacies. She has worked in partnership with Sydney Theatre Company on the teacher professional learning program 'School Drama' since 2009.The program aims to ensure primary teachers have the expertise and confidence to embed drama with literature to enhance students' English and literacy outcomes. Her current research interests also include teacher education, especially the experiences of early-career teachers and the role of reflection in professional practice. She is particularly interested in innovative qualitative research methodologies including the role of the Arts in educational research. Robyn is an Honorary Associate with Sydney Theatre, Board member of West Words and Dirt Lane Press, and Visiting Scholar at Barking Gecko Children's Theatre. She was president of the Primary English Teachers Association from 2001-2006 and president of the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) from 2011-15.