Dr Brian Moon (PhD)
Australian academic, author and education consultant

About the author

Qualifications: BA, DipEd, GradDipEngl, MA, PhD.

Dr Brian Moon is the author of numerous textbooks and articles on the teaching of English. His book Literary Terms - A Practical Glossary has sold in excess of 100,000 copies and is widely used in schools and universities in Australia, England and the United States.

Brian began his teaching career in Western Australian secondary schools, where he taught English across years 8 to 12. He was seconded by invitation to the WA College of Advanced Education as a curriculum lecturer, after which he undertook Masters degree and PhD studies at Perth's Curtin University.

Brian was a part-time tutor and research assistant in Curtin's School of Communications and Cultural Studies before taking up a position in English curriculum studies at Edith Cowan University, where he is an Associate Professor of Education. He currently coordinates Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching specialisations in English.

Brian has served as an English Examiner for the Secondary Education Authority of Western Australia, has been a consultant to various state government departments and education sectors, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals.

In addition to his work in English curriculum and pedagogy, Brian's academic interests include literary and cultural theory; reading practices; schooling and governmentality; and the semiotics of film and television.

His most recent work has focussed on teacher literacy and the teaching of writing in secondary schools.

Literary Terms book cover.


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