Dr Sally

Dr Sally Knipe

Associate Professor Education

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce


Department of Education



Doctorate of Education (La Trobe University), Master of Education (Deakin University), Graduate Diploma of Education & Diploma of Art (RCAE)



Membership of professional associations

Australian Teacher Educaiton Association (Treasurer), Member - Australian Association for Research in Education, Australian Curriculum Studies Association

Area of study

Educational Studies

Recent publications

Books, monographs • Knipe, S. (Ed). (2007). Middle Years of Schooling; Reframing Adolescence. Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest.

Chapters in Books • Knipe, S. (2015). A Generic Teacher Education Program that meets Contemporary School Needs. in Big Fish Little Fish N. Mockler, & S. Groundwater-Smith. (Eds) Cambridge University Press. • Knipe, S. & Johnston K. (2007). Problematising middle schooling for middle schools and middle years education. In S. Knipe (Ed.), Middle Years of Schooling; Reframing Adolescence (pp.3-20). Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest.

Research Publications • Knipe, S. (2015). JARA Schedule: A Tool for Understanding Research Methodology. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research. Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer. St. Thomas University • Knipe, S. (2013). University Course Completion and ATAR Scores: Is there a Connection? The Journal of Educational Enquiry, Vol12, No 1. • Knipe, S. (2013). Data Trees Presenting Complex Data. Open Journal of Knowledge Management V11/2013 Available at http://www.community-of-knowledge.de/beitrag/data-trees-as-a-means-of-presenting-complex-data-analysis/ • Knipe, S. (2012). ‘Crossing the Primary and Secondary School Divide in Teacher Preparation’. Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 37: Iss. 5, Article 7. Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss5/7 • Knipe, S (2011). Research Using Government Data Sets: An underutilised resource. Educational Research and Reviews. Vol. 6(21), pp. 993-996. • Mackenzie N. & Knipe, S (2006). Research Dilemmas: Paradigms, method & methodology. Issues in Educational Research. Vol 16. • Knipe S., & Zevenbergen, R (2005). Maths, Sex and Rock ‘n’ Roll. How Can We Engage the Millennial Student? Australian Journal of Middle Schooling. Vol 5 No 2 p. 5-11. • Knipe S. (2003.) ‘The Implementation of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning: An Employers Perspective’ Australian Vocational Education Review. Vol 10 No. 2. p. 12-17.

Reports • Knipe, S. (2015) Mapping the Australian Teacher Education Association’s Contribution to Teacher Education Research Report prepared for the Australian Teacher Education Association. • Knipe, S. (2012). Admission Criteria and Student Course Progress in Five Undergraduate Education Courses at Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Education Internal Report. • Knipe, S. & Kendall, L. (2011). School-based Index Analysis (SIA); Mallacoota P-12 College, Internal School Report. • Knipe, S. & Kendall, L. (2011). School-based Index Analysis (SIA); Wodonga South Primary School, Internal School Report. • Knipe, S., Perry, B. &, Kearny, E. (2010). Middle Schooling Teachers: Beginning a Professional, Internal Report. • Knipe S., Ling L., Bottrell C. & Keamy K. (2003). ‘Likely Demand for the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning’, prepared for the North East Local learning and Employment Network. • Ling L., Knipe S., Brew C., & Sheed J. (2000). ‘Empowering Communities: A Toolkit for Action’ prepared for the Dusseldorf Skills Forum.  

Research projects

2015 - Using a schedule developed by Knipe & Bottrell, this project analysed the nature and type of teacher education research published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. A report was produced for the Australian Teacher Education Association.

2002 - Leading a research team and overall responsibility for writing the initial grant application and overseeing the entire project. A report was produced for ~~North East Local Learning and Employment Network

2000 - My main role in this project was to collect and analysis existing data and to piecing together this data to devise ‘toolkit’ for access by a range of community organisations. Report produed for the Düsseldorf Skills Forum