Teacher Professional Development and Learning
Niranjan teaches and conducts research across postgraduate and graduate courses in curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and humanities education. Originally trained as a geographer, he worked as a teacher and educational leader in secondary schools for many years before moving into tertiary education, being recognised professionally for his work as an educator in Australia and internationally.
Niranjan's current research is focused on three principal strands: the notion of transnationalism in education, particularly in relation to the impact of culture on curriculum, pedagogy and thinking; the teaching of Geography and other Humanities subjects in schools, with a particular interest in inquiry-based teaching and learning; and the role of education in British colonial policy and practice, with a special focus on its relevance to contemporary society.
Niranjan Casinader's Articles
The Rise of Populism
Populism is rapidly rising around the globe. It’s more than political resistance to change – its impact can be felt across the United States, Europe, Australia and beyond. But is the rise of populism all bad?