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Dr. Gerard Gaskin

Adjunct Lecturer in Religious Education

Dip T Prim, B Ed, M Ed, Grad Cert App Sc, Ph D

Dr Gerard Gaskin is the Executive Director of Catholic Education Tasmania. Working closely with Archbishop Julian Porteous, DD, he leads a community of 38 schools and colleges, enrolling 16,500 students and employing 2,500 staff.

Dr Gaskin has some twenty-five years of extensive and varied experience in senior system leadership and principal roles in four Australian Catholic systems: Executive Director (Catholic Education Tasmania), Director: Learning and Teaching (Tasmania), System-wide Curriculum Project Leader (Parramatta), Assistant Director of Schools (Wagga) and School Principal (Melbourne). He has a long history of active, practical leadership in Catholic Education, supported by publication and research in the burgeoning field of pedagogical innovation, specifically in the cognitive architecture of learning and teaching. His comprehensive range of academic and research qualifications including Masters and PhD in the fields of theology, epistemology, pedagogy and educational leadership.

For 25 years Dr Gaskin was a part-time lecturer, teaching pedagogy to undergraduate teachers and seminarians at Vianney College Seminary, Wagga Wagga. He is married with seven children and six grandchildren.