Dr Jenny Buckworth

Director of Professional Experience and Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr Buckworth has over 30 years in the education sector and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Education at Charles Darwin University. Her experience spans classroom and specialist teaching and leadership roles in schools. Since joining CDU, Dr Buckworth’s teaching focussed responsibilities have extended to unit and course coordination and management of initial teacher education placements, during which time she has also fostered and maintained partnerships with stakeholders. As Director of Professional Experience, Dr Buckworth brings vital insights and input into course design for undergraduate and postgraduate learners.

Dr Buckworth’s doctoral study explored Professional Experience in teacher education. Publications from this research highlight opportunities for strengthening relationships and supporting student experience as well as furthering insights into the changing demands of the teaching profession.


BUCKWORTH, J, KELL, M., ROBINSON, J., (2015), Supportive Structures: International Students and Practicum in Darwin Schools, The International Journal of Diversity in Education 15(1)
BUCKWORTH, J., KELL, M., ROBINSON, J., (2014), Talking Like a Teacher: Identifying as a teacher and enhancing capacity building potential, Proceedings of the 2014 Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) National Conference: Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity.
BUCKWORTH, J. (2014), Finding a fit: Identity, regulations and education in Australia’s knowledge society, The International Journal of Diversity in Education. (In Press)


GENG, G., MIDFORD, R., BUCKWORTH, J., CRERAR, J., ROBBINS, D. & KERSTEN, T. (2015). Development of assessment framework of first year teacher education program, Teaching and Learning Forum 2015, Perth, January 29-30, 2015
BUCKWORTH, J. (2014), Who do you think you are? Nurturing Preservice Teacher Identity in a World of Increasing Globalisation and Emergent Risks, Proceedings of The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan.
BUCKWORTH, J. (2012), The Northern Territory Teaching Schools Program: Exploring the Promise of Partnerships in Regional Professional Experience. Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1).


T: 8946 6298
F: 8946 6777
E: jenny.buckworth@cdu.edu.au
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909