What are our hopes for the education we provide? What could success look like? How high should we aspire – how bold should we be?
Excellence in education involves more than just knowledge transfer – it enables and inspires us to change profoundly, who we are and how we think and respond.
What can busy, stressed, over assessed teachers do to foster this sort of educational experience for our busy, stressed, over assessed students?
Learn more about Professor Richard Buckland
Scientia Education Fellow and Education Focussed academic, Richard Buckland is a Professor in Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror at the University of New South Wales. His research areas lie in Learning and Teaching and Security Engineering. Currently he is working on non-mark based motivation in online education, and protocols for secure electronic elections in untrusted environments. Richard is the Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Computer Society, a member of the UNSW Academic Board and the University Quality Advisory Committee, the Director of First Year Studies and the Chair of the Skills Syllabus Group of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW.
Richard has a love for teaching and a deep faith in the potential of all his students. He has taught over 10,000 students face to face at numerous levels including primary school, high school, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students, and hundreds of thousands of students electronically. He has a passionate belief in the importance of education, of learning, of thinking. He has a particular interest in gifted and talented students and students with learning difficulties. Read more here.