Robyn Ewing AM is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts, University of Sydney. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, English and drama, language and early literacy development and works with both undergraduate and postgraduate pre-service and inservice teachers. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in creative pedagogy and transforming the curriculum at all levels of education.
In the areas of English, literacy and the arts, her research has particularly focused on the use of educational or process drama 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; mentoring; sustaining curriculum innovation; and evaluation, inquiry and case-based learning. She is particularly interested in innovative qualitative research methodologies including the role of the Arts in educational research.
Robyn is a council member of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), an Honorary Associate with Sydney Theatre, Board member of West Words 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.