Dr Paul Chandler - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor


Paul Chandler has over 20 years' experience as a classroom teacher in government and independent secondary schools, where his specialisations are ICT, Science and the professional development of teachers. Paul's PhD study was a case study of "self-taught computer-using teachers", which considered the relationship between different forms of teachers' knowledge and pedagogy.

Since 2009, Paul has worked alongside Prof Len Unsworth investigating the pedagogy of multimodal literacies, which is now his major research focus. He is co-ordinator of the GradDipEd/MTeach (secondary) course on the Melbourne campus, and has an interest in exploring the ICT-related knowledge of pre-service teachers and it's impact on their emerging classroom practices. Paul has expertise in both case study and qualitative methods.


Phone :3271 (Melbourne)
Email :paul.chandler@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Multimodal Literacy ; Pedagogy ; ICT; Learning technologies ; Science Education ;

Methods Expertise

case study design ; Quantitative analyses ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Contemporary practices of technology and its affordances: Perceptions of pre-service teachers on the utilization of technology in teaching and learning practice, in 6th Annual EduLearn Conference on Education and New Technologies

The impact of long-term ICT projects on student attitudes and capabilities, in Australian Computers in Education Conference

Enabling students to be effective multimodal authors, in English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy: Interpreting and authoring digital multimedia in the classroom.


Middle years' students experience with new media, in Australian Journal of Education

"Shared adventure" as a framework for supporting teachers using unfamiliar technology: reflections on a personal manifesto, in Information Technology, Information and Society


What middle years students know about the creation of multimodal texts, in Australian Computers in Education Conference

Teaching teachers for the future: modelling and exploring immersive personal learning networks, in Australian Educational Computing

Evaluation of students' digital animated multimodal narratives and the identification of high-performing classrooms, in Journal of Literacy and Technology


Towards a 3D digital multimodal curriculum for the upper primary school, in Australian Educational Computing

Not always as it first seems: thoughts on reading a 3D multimodal text, in Literacy Learning: the Middle Years