Rosaleen Stewart – Winner of the Mike Horsley Award 2021

Meet Ro Stewart – the Mike Horsley Award recipient for 2021 The Mike Horsley Award is presented to a professional in the educational publishing industry who has shown dedication to its advancement over an extended period of time. Pearson Australia’s Rosaleen Stewart was named the third recipient of this relatively new gong at the EPAA…

Meet Tori Shaw, Secondary Science Teacher and EPAA judge

Science teacher and secondary resource co-author, Tori Shaw, this year joined the EPAA judging panel. We got to know her a little better and what she learnt in judging the learning materials that were submitted in this year’s awards.   Tell us a little about your teaching career. What do you teach and what do…

Meet Yazmin Islam, from Wiley Australia

Yazmin Islam has been working on the EPAA committee for three years alongside her Marketing role at Wiley Australia. We chatted with Yazmin to learn more about her career journey and what to expect in this year’s live broadcast that will announce the winners of the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2021. Subscribe to watch on…

Meet Thuong Du from Cambridge Uni Press

The judging is finalised and preparations are being made for the Educational Publishing Awards shortlist announcement and awards ceremony. The EPAAs this year will be broadcast via YouTube on 9 September. One member of the SEPC, who oversee the EPAA, is Thuong Du, Publishing Manager at Cambridge University Press. Thuong has been with the company…

McGraw Hill, winners of the 2020 Outstanding Tertiary Resource

The Educational Publishing Awards of Australia were founded on celebrating innovation and research and this year those principles were put to the test. While educational publishers have deftly accelerated their digital offerings during the pandemic, the future looks set to bring more transformation in the way tertiary publishers, in particular, support educators and learning.  We…

Landmark resource for schools: Our Land, Our Stories

Perspectives from Australian Indigenous peoples on topics such as the Stolen Generations, the Frontier Wars and racial stereotyping are now available to be experienced in primary school classrooms across the country through a new resource — developed in partnership with Nelson Cengage and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). The…

Peter van Noorden : 2020 Mike Horsley Award recipient

We spoke with Peter van Noorden, formerly of Oxford University Press, who was recently recognised for his service to the sector at the Educational Publishing Awards of Australia as 2020’s Mike Horsley Award recipient. Peter shared with us how he determines success in a learning resource, how he sees COVID-19 impacting the sector long-term, and…

The first Mike Horsley Award recipient – Peter Stannard

In September 2019, the educational publishing community awarded the first Mike Horsley Award in memory of the man who established the EPAAs and inspired so many. The inaugural recipient is Queensland-based author, publisher and teacher, Peter Stannard of Firefly Education who we hear from below.  Read Peter’s reflections on the progression of his career and some highlights, and also the thoughts of…

Agile and dynamic: independent educational publisher serving educators and students in new markets

Mizz De Zoysa-Lewis is the Managing Director of Insight Publications – an independent educational publisher that specialises in resources for teaching English. Although traditionally focused on the Victorian market, the company recently launched its first dedicated resource for the Western Australian market. We spoke to De Zoysa-Lewis about the impetus for this interstate expansion and the values…

30 years in educational publishing – Heather Fawcett of Oxford University Press

Director of Higher Education at Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand, Heather Fawcett, was earlier this year awarded a prestigious George Robertson Award by the Australian Publishers Association. Heather tells us about her experiences, why she’s motivated to stay in the education publishing sector, and why she welcomes change. I’m thrilled to be a recipient of…