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Dr Meg Noack

DipT BEd GradDipRE GradDipArts (Children’s Lit) MEd EdD

Sessional lecturer

Dr Meg Noack joined ALC as a sessional lecturer in 2020, bringing a wealth of experience from her working career, where she held a number of Education positions, including senior teacher, deputy principal, education advisor, director of learning and teaching, and university lecturer.

About

Dr Meg Noack brings to her role as ALC sessional lecturer the experience she gained during her working career, which included positions as senior teacher, deputy principal, education advisor, director of learning and teaching, and university lecturer. 

Meg has completed graduate diplomas in Children’s Literature and Religious Education. Her masters and doctoral studies were undertaken at ACU where her doctorate focused upon teacher change and educational reform.

She has presented and co-presented at national conferences, including AARE, 2018 Keynote at the ecumenical Transforming Service-Learning Conference, break-out workshop 2019 Service-Learning Summit – Griffith University. She organised a number of learning experiences whilst working for Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ) including interstate Service-Learning study tours, conferences and workshops. She has also presented at international research conferences (ISATT, WERA) including the 2016 International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference in New Orleans. 

Meg has also been heavily involved in international Lutheran church partnership projects and has worked as an education adviser for Education Queensland supporting RI and chaplaincy in Queensland state schools. 

Meg’s most recent role prior to retirement was Director of Identity & Formation (LEQ). A focus of this role included working with school leaders and school-based Service-Learning champions to develop a Service-Learning framework based upon Lutheran theology and current academic research. Two vital components of this project have been firstly, the development and promotion of collegial and imaginative learning for adults (e.g. study-tours, retreats, conferences and a variety of other experiential learning), and second, facilitating an active, practitioner Service-Learning Think-Tank. It is exciting and ongoing work.

Teaching areas

  • Service-Learning and Community Engagement: The Connection of Head, Heart and Hands
  • Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Who is My Neighbour?
  • Professional Development in Service-Learning 1
  • Professional Development in Service-Learning 2
  • Professional Development in Service-Learning 3

Qualifications in detail

  • Graduate Diploma in Religious Education (Brisbane College of Advanced Education, 1986)
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts [Children’s Literature], (USQ, 1992)
  • Master of Education (Australian Catholic University, 2000)
  • Doctor of Education (Australian Catholic University, 2011)

Papers and publications

Books

1988

365 ideas for Christian teachers. Adelaide, SA: Lutheran Publishing House.

Articles

2013

(with Judith Mulholland & Elizabeth Warren) ‘Voices of reform from the classroom: teachers’ approaches to change.’ Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice 19, no. 4 (August): 449–462.

Presentations

2018

‘Service-Learning in Australia: where are we up to?’ Keynote paper. Transforming Service: an ecumenical conference for educators and leaders in Service-Learning, Melbourne, April.

2016

‘Designing a conceptual framework that underpins Service-Learning in Lutheran Schools (Queensland, Australia.)’ International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference, New Orleans, 26–28 September.

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