Trevor Cairney

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Professor of Education University of New South Wales
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Introduction I am a Professor of Education at The University of Sydney, Australia. I have spent a large part of my adult life as a teacher, academic, researcher and senior university administrator. My interests are varied, including how children learn language and literacy, the nature and construction of meaning, curriculum, pedagogy, and adult learning.
Interests Writing, reading, literature and theology, gardening, playing with my grandchildren, woodwork, cricket, football, baseball, quiet dinners with Carmen
Favorite Movies Papillon, Driving Miss Daisy, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Road to Perdition, Rain Man, Atonement, The Aviator, A Beautiful Mind, Saving Private Ryan, The English Patient, Mr Holland's Opus, Forrest Gump, Silence of the Lambs, Schindler's List, Cape Fear, Kramer vs Kramer, On Golden Pond
Favorite Music I have quite varied tastes in music including, Blues, Jazz, Opera, Gospel, and even some rock.
Favorite Books I'll stick to adult novels (you'll see the children's books I like on this blog) - Galileo's Daughter, Longitude, The Poisonwood Bible, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Cold Mountain, Year of Wonders, Angela's Ashes, The Name of the Rose, Possession, Lincoln (Keneally), and varied authors including Tim Winton, Dickens, Lawson, and Robbie Burns