Alison Read has recently completed the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary) through Deakin University, marking her entry into the education profession. She specialises in sharing her passion for science subjects with high school students, with a particular emphasis on biology, agriculture, and environmental studies. Her primary interest lies in embedding practice and further developing a pedagogy of compassion to support student wellbeing. The aim is to foster strong connections between all humans and their communities, fostering a strong connection and deep care for the environment.
During her Masters program, Alison examined how a regenerative education framework could support the well-being of young people as they emerge and continue to navigate the permacrisis. Her research aimed to explore the potential of these frameworks as tools for meeting the well-being and learning needs of students in Victorian schools. This framework is grounded in championing student agency, systems thinking principles and developing awareness of and connection to place while embedding First Nations knowledge across the curriculum.