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Brian Wattchow

Brian Wattchow is a Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Sport and Outdoor Recreation (SOR) in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. He is a foundation member of the Movement, Environment and Community (MEC) research group at Monash. Brian has published more than 30 articles in academic journals, scholarly books and in the public domain, most often centring on his interests in outdoor pedagogy, sense of place and land identity. He co-authored Group Management in the Wilderness (University of Calgary, 1989) with Bill March and has recently published his first collection of poetry titled The Song of the Wounded River (Ginninderra Press, 2010).

Away from work Brian is an avid golfer and reader, and enjoys camping, travelling and ‘toiling’ under the hot Australian sun on the small Gippsland farmlet where he lives with his family.


Publications View All

  • A Pedagogy of Place

    Brian Wattchow and Mike Brown

Events

Grilling the Democracy Sausage

Canberra Writers Festival - Museum of Australian Democracy

Does our country have a vision for a stronger economy, fairer society, and more environmentally sustainable future? Who dares to imagine and fight for a better Australia? Speakers include Jo...

The Change Makers

Canberra Writers Festival - Museum of Australian Democracy

Participating Chair: Linda Jaivin • Emma Batchelor, Diana Reid and Jo Dyer Sometimes significant incidents in life can only be fully appreciated after they’ve passed. Four passionate women unpack pivotal...

Comrade — It’s Time Again!

Canberra Writers Festival - Kambri Cultural Centre Australian National University

Moderator: Paul Bongiorno • Christine Sykes, Jenny Hocking, John Faulkner and Paul Kelly 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Whitlam Government being elected to office. Our panel talks all...

The Toughest Assignment

Canberra Writers Festival - Kambri Cultural Centre Australian National University

Moderator: Karen Middleton • Kylie Moore-Gilbert, John Lyons and Andrew Quilty From Kabul to Tehran via the conflict in the Middle East, how does one survive the harrowing risks that...

Dateline Jerusalem: John Lyons in conversation with Stan Grant

Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, News South Wales

Rarely is the public taken deep into the inner sanctum of major news organisations. In this extraordinary book, award-winning journalist John Lyons goes to the heart of how the media...

Free – $12