Associate Professor David R. Cole


Associate Professor David R. Cole researches in the inter-linked areas of globalisation, critical thinking, literacies, the philosophy of education, and the work of Gilles Deleuze. He was an international English teacher for eleven years before starting full-time in teacher education in Australia in 2004. Since that time, David has been part of a national inquiry into literacy teaching and learning, held leadership positions for research and doctoral students, and contributed to national and international academic conversations through numerous publications, key note addresses, and working with journals and academic societies such as the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA).

David’s latest monograph is entitled A pedagogy of cinema, with Joff P.N. Bradley (2016). He has published five research books, 9 edited books and 2 novels. Please see other publications below.

Qualifications

PhD, 2003, University of Warwick, UK

MA, 1995, Philosophy & Literature, University of Warwick, UK

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in English Education, 1991, Bath Spa University, UK

BA(Hons) in Philosophy, 1990, University of Liverpool, UK

Selected Honours and Awards

2017                      2017: ‘Futures Learning - Global Thinking’, a collaboration between Western Sydney University (WSU) and the Futures Learning Unit of the Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW), the development of professional learning modules for NSW teachers on global thinking skills (consultancy) ($29, 997)

2014-2016: Department of Education (ACRG) Office of Learning and Teaching, strategic area (globalisation) ― Enhancing Programmes to Integrate Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences (EPITOME), with Dr Tim Hall, A/Prof Tonia Gray, A/Prof Gregory Downey, A/Prof Anne Power & Dr Colin Sheringham ($246, 000)

2014: WSU internal grant―  Research into outdoor education learner attribution theory: the effects of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on learning, with Dr Roberto Parada, Associate Professor Tonia Gray and Dr Christina Curry ($4,444)

2013: WSU internal Grant ― New through-lines for becoming-teacher, WSU M.Teach. study, with Associate Professor Susanne Gannon and Dr Jorge Dorfman Knijnik ($3,000)

2012-2013: International Baccalaureate Organization grant (tendered), IB programme: Theory of Knowledge (TOK): exploring learning outcomes, benefits, and perceptions, Australia-wide study, with Associate Professor Susanne Gannon, Dr Jacqueline Ullman and Mr Paul Rooney ($51,295)

2012: WSU internal Grant ― Researching equity for innovative pedagogies, part of Strategic Secondary Education Research Program for Greater Western Sydney (SSERP) with Dr Jacqueline Ullman ($6,000)

2010-2012: SSHRC (Canada) International Opportunity Grant ―  Immigrant families and multiple literacies: policy, classroom and community connections across Australia and Canada, with Professor Diana Masny, University of Ottawa ($48,735 Ca)

2010: Top up grant for immigrant literacies research, University of Sydney (UTS), focus on Latino families in Australia ($5,000)

2009: Research into the: Voices of influence amongst Australian Muslim youth, government consultancy – Department of Immigration and Citizenship with Professor Jock Collins et al. ($90,000)

2009: Research development grant, UTS, grant to research immigrant family literacies in NSW ($5,000)

2006: Grant to establish working contexts and zones of operation in middle school cam-capture literacy with Dr  Andrew Fluck ($9,300)

2006: Grant to enable scholarly and collaborative writing ($1,500)

2005: Distance Education grant from Teaching and Learning Committee to establish needs for B.Ed. in-service course with Dr Robin Wills ($2,500)

1997: Grant to research technological literacy and the arts, with Associate Professor John Baldacchino (£5,300)

1996-1997: ESRC (Economics and Social Science Research Council) fieldwork grant for examining: Technological literacies in urban contexts of poverty, with Professor Barry Troyna (£11,250)

Selected Publications

Research Books

Cole, DR & Bradley, JN 2016, A pedagogy of cinema, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.

Cole, DR 2014, Capitalised education: an immanent materialist account of Kate Middleton, Zero Books, UK.

Cole, DR 2013, Traffic jams: analysing everyday life using the immanent materialism of Deleuze & Guattari, Punctum Books, Brooklyn, NY.

Masny, D & Cole, DR 2012, Mapping multiple literacies: an introduction to Deleuzian literacy studies, Continuum.

Cole, DR 2011, Educational life-forms: Deleuzian teaching and learning practice, Sense Publishers, UK.

Edited Books

Cole, DR, Bradley, JPN (eds) 2018, Principles of transversality in globalization and education (opens in a new window), Springer, Singapore.

Naughton, C, Biesta, G & Cole, DR (eds) 2018, Art, artists and pedagogy: philosophy and the arts in education, Routledge.

Cole, DR& Bradley, JPN (eds)  2018, Educational philosophy and new French thought, Routledge.

Cole, DR& Woodrow, C (eds) 2016, Super dimensions in globalisation and education, Springer.

Masny, D & Cole, DR (eds) 2014, Education and the politics of becoming', Routledge.

Cole, DR & Graham, LJ (eds) 2012, The power in/of language, Blackwell-Riley.

Cole, DR (ed.) 2012, Surviving economic crises through education, Peter Lang.

Cole, DR & Pullen, DL (eds) 2010, Multiliteracies in motion: current theory and practice, Routledge.

Pullen, DL & Cole, DR (eds) 2010, Multiliteracies and technology enhanced education: social practice and the global classroom, IGI Global Publications.

Masny, D & Cole, DR (eds) 2009, Multiple literacies theory: a Deleuzian perspective, Sense Publishers.

Book Chapters

Cole, DR, Bradley, JPN 2018, 'Principles of transversality in globalization and education', in DR Cole & JPN Bradley (eds), Principles of transversality in globalization and education (opens in a new window), Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-15.

Cole, DR & Rafe, MM 2018, 'Transversality, constraint and desire in Australian and Iranian classrooms', in DR Cole & JPN Bradley (eds), Principles of transversality in globalization and education (opens in a new window), Springer, Singapore, pp. 117-130.

Cole, DR & Somerville, M 2018, ‘Thinking school curriculum through country with Deleuze and Whitehead: a process-based synthesis’, in C Naughton, G Biesta & DR Cole (eds) Art, artists and pedagogy: philosophy and the arts in education, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 71-83.

Cole, DR 2018, ‘Dicing the meat: bacon in the middle of an arts-based sandwich’, in C Naughton, G Biesta  & DR Cole (eds), Art, artists and pedagogy: philosophy and the arts in education, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 21-31.

Naughton, C & Cole, DR 2018, ‘Philosophy and pedagogy in arts education’, in C Naughton, G Biesta & DR Cole (eds), Art, artists and pedagogy: philosophy and the arts in education, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 1-11.

Cole, DR 2018, ‘Educational non-philosophy’, in Cole DR & Bradley JPN (eds), Educational philosophy and new French thought, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 4-18.

Cole, DR 2016, ‘Unearthing the forces of globalisation in educational research through Guattari’s Cartographic method’, in DR Cole & C Woodrow (eds), Super dimensions in globalisation and education, Springer, Singapore, pp. 145-161.

Cole, DR & Woodrow, C 2016, ‘Super dimensions in globalisation and education’, in DR Cole & C Woodrow (eds), Super dimensions in globalisation and education, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-19.

Cole, DR 2015, ‘Deleuze and learning’, in D Scott & E Hargreaves (eds), The Sage handbook of learning, Sage, Los Angeles & London, pp. 73-83.

Cole, DR 2015, ‘Finance-subjectivity: thinking through the consequences of the global financial crisis in education’, in P Lang, MA Peters, T Besley & J Paraskeva (eds), The global financial crisis and educational restructuring, New York & London, pp. 301-316.

Zhao, D & Cole, DR 2015, ‘Teaching Chinese language and culture to Australian High School beginners through intercultural language teaching’, in S Fan, T  Le & Q Le (eds), Linguistics and language education in new horizons: the link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Publishers, New York, pp. 233-245.

Cole, DR 2014, ‘Inter-collapse … educational Nomadology for a future generation’, in M Carlin & J Wallins (eds), Deleuze & Guattari, politics and education: for a people-yet-to-come, Bloomsbury, New York & London, pp. 77-95.

Cole, DR 2014, ‘Latino families becoming-literate in Australia: Deleuze, literacy and the politics of immigration’, in D Mansy & DR Cole (eds), Education and the politics of becoming, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 33-47.

Cole, DR 2013, ‘Affective literacies: Deleuze, discipline and power’, in I Semetsky & D Masny (eds), Deleuze and education, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 94-112.

Cole, DR 2013, ‘Lost in data space: using Nomadic analysis to perform social science’, in R Coleman & J Ringrose (eds), Deleuze and research methodologies, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 219-238.

Cole, DR 2013, ‘Deleuze and the subversion(s) of "the real": pragmatics in education’, in D Masny (ed.), Cartographies of becoming in education: a Deleuze-Guattari perspective, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 53-73.

Cole, DR 2012, ‘The actions of affect in Deleuze - others using language and the language that we make …’, in DR Cole & LJ Graham (eds), The power in/of language, Blackwell-Riley, Chichester, pp. 1-13.

Cole, DR 2012, ‘Doing work as a reflection of the other: notes on the educational materialism of Deleuze & Guattari’, in P Lang & DR Cole (eds), Surviving economic crises though education, New York, pp. 165-181.

Cole, DR 2012, ‘Introduction to surviving economic crises through education’, in P Lang & DR Cole (eds), Surviving economic crises though education, New York, pp. 1-17.

Cole, DR 2010, ‘Multiliteracies and the politics of desire’, in DR Cole & DL Pullen (eds), Multiliteracies in motion: current theory and practice, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 124-139.

Cole, DR & Pullen, DL 2010, ‘Multiliteracies and the agency involved with computer operations in education’, in DR Cole & DL Pullen (eds), Multiliteracies in motion: current theory and practice, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 105-124.

Cole, DR & Pullen, DL 2010, ‘Introduction to multiliteracies in motion: current theory and practice’, in DR Cole & DL Pullen (eds), Multiliteracies in motion: current theory and practice, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 1-15.

Cole, DR & Moyle, V 2010, ‘Cam-capture literacy and its incorporation into multiliteracies’, in DL Pullen & DR Cole (eds), Multiliteracies and technology enhanced education: social practice and the global classroom, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 116-133.

Cole, DR 2009, ‘Deleuzian affective literacy for teaching literature: a literary approach to multiple literacies theory’, in D Masny & DR Cole (eds), Multiple literacies theory: a Deleuzian perspective, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 63-78.

Cole, DR 2009, ‘Indexing the multiple: an autobiographic account of education through the lens of Deleuze and Guattari’, in D Masny & DR Cole (eds), Multiple literacies theory: a Deleuzian perspective, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 119-132.

Cole, DR 2009, ‘MLT as a minor poststructuralism of education’, in D Masny & DR Cole (eds), Multiple literacies theory: a Deleuzian perspective, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 167-180.

Masny, D & Cole, DR 2009, ‘Introduction to multiple literacies theory: a Deleuzian perspective’, in D Masny & DR Cole (eds), Multiple literacies theory: a Deleuzian perspective, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 1-11.

Cole, DR 2008, ‘Technological and affective literacies’, in C Maltais (ed.), Perspectives on multiple literacies: international conversations, Detseling Enterprises Ltd, Calgary, pp. 91-99.

Cole, DR 2008, ‘Deleuze and the narrative forms of educational otherness’, in I Semetsky (ed.), Nomadic education: variations on a theme by Deleuze and Guattari, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 17-35.

Cole, DR 2007, ‘Cam-capture: an eye on teaching and learning’, in J Sigafoos & V Green (eds), Technology & teaching: a casebook for educators, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., USA, pp. 27-41.

Cole, DR 2003, ‘Anatomy of a literary vampirism’, in C Kungl (ed.), Vampires: myths and metaphors of enduring evil, Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, pp. 39-45.

Refereed Journal Articles

Cole, DR 2019, 'Analysing the matter flows in schools using Deleuze’s method' (opens in a new window), Studies in Philosophy and Education.

Bradley, JPN, Cabell, C, Cole, DR, Kennedy, DH, & Poje, J 2018, 'From which point do we begin? on combining the multiliteral and multiperspectival', STEM Journal, vol. 19, no .2, pp. 65-93.

Cole, DR & Mirzaei Rafe, M 2018, 'Positioning whitehead as a mean to enhance social justice in education', Interchange, DOI: 10.1007/s10780-018-9331-8.

Cole, DR 2018, ‘Nowhere ǁ erewhon’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1439377.

Cole, DR 2018, ‘Individuation, vitalism and space in the overseas study tour’, Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 241-253.

Cole, DR & Mirzaei Rafe, M 2018, ‘An analysis of the reality of authoritarianism in pedagogy: A critique based on the work of Deleuze, Guattari and Bhaskar’, Espacio, Tiempo y Educación, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 41-56.

Cole, DR & Gannon, S 2017, ‘Teacher education desiring machines’, Issues in Teacher Education, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 78-95.

Cole, DR, & Mirzaei Rafe, M 2017, ‘Conceptual ecologies for educational research through Deleuze, Guattari and Whitehead’, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 849-862.

Bradley, JN, Hunt, JR, & Cole, DR 2017, ‘CLIL-multiliteracies-multiple literacies theory: on the passage from active viewing to active filmmaking, STEM Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 179-202.

Sellar, S, & Cole, DR 2017, ‘Accelerationism: a timely provocation for the critical sociology of education’, British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 38-48.

Cole, DR, Dolphijn, R, & Bradley, JN 2016, ‘Fukushima: the geotrauma of a futural wave’, Trans-Humanities Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 211-233.

Cole, DR, Ullman, J, Gannon, S & Rooney, P 2015, ‘Critical thinking skills in the International Baccalaureate’s “Theory of Knowledge” subject: findings from an Australian study’, Australian Journal of Education, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 247-264.

Cole, DR 2015, ‘Educational non-philosophy’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, no. 10, pp. 1009-1023.

Cole, DR & Bradley, JN 2015, ‘Educational philosophy and ‘New French Thought’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 47, no. 10, pp. 1006-1009.

Cole, DR 2015, ‘Strange assemblage’ (opens in a new window), Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 11, no. 2.

Cole, DR & Woodrow, C 2014, ‘Introduction to globalisation: now’, Knowledge Cultures, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 11-22.

Cole, DR 2014, ‘Cthulhuic literacy: teaching secondary English with a dose of lovecraft’, English in Australia, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 72-81.

Cole, DR & Bradley, JPN 2014, ‘On conjuring the pea-and-thimble trick’, 関係性の教育学. The Journal of Engaged Pedagogy, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-9.

Cole, DR & Bradley, JPN 2014, ‘Japanese English learners on the edge of ‘chaosmos’: Félix Guattari and ‘becoming-otaku’, Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, vol. 13, pp. 83–95.

Cole, DR 2013, ‘Deleuze and narrative investigation: the multiple literacies of Sudanese families in Australia’, Literacy, vol. 47, no. 1, April, pp. 35-41.

Cole, DR 2012, ‘Matter in motion: the educational materialism of Gilles Deleuze’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 44, no. s1, pp. 3-17.

Cole, DR 2012, ‘Latino families becoming-literate in Australia: Deleuze, literacy and the politics of immigration’, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 33-46.

Cole, DR 2011, ‘The actions of affect in Deleuze - others using language and the language that we make …’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 549-561.

Cole, DR 2010, ‘The reproduction of philosophical bodies in education with language’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 816-829.

Cole, DR & Hager, P 2010, ‘Learning-practice: the ghosts in the education machine’, Education Inquiry, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-40.

Cole, DR 2009, ‘The power of emotional factors in English teaching’, Power and Education, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 57-70.

Cole, DR 2008, ‘Explorations of affective literacy amongst middle school English teachers’, Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 44-56.

Cole, DR & Throssell, P 2008, ‘Epiphanies in action: teaching and learning in synchronous harmony’, The International Journal of Learning, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 175-184.

Cole, DR & Yang, GY 2008, ‘Affective literacy for TESOL teachers in China’, Prospect, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 37-45.

Cole, DR & Burke, LB 2008, ‘Curriculum design at a crossroads: a comparative approach to re-evaluating knowledge frameworks’, Curriculum Perspectives, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 27-37.

Cole, DR & Bui, H 2007, ‘Teaching Asian-Australian identities through literature’, Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 29-39.

Cole, DR 2007, ‘Teaching Frankenstein and Wide Sargasso Sea using affective literacy’, English in Australia, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 69-75.

Cole, DR 2007, ‘Virtual terrorism and the internet E-learning options’, E-Learning, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 116-127.

Cole, DR 2005, ‘An examination of Hegelian and Spinozian philosophy and their relationships with their International Baccalaureate subject, Theory of Knowledge’, Journal of Research in International Education, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 211-226.

Cole, DR 2005, ‘Education and the politics of Cyberpunk’, Review of Education Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 159-170.

Cole, DR 2005, ‘Learning through the virtual’, C Theory, vol. 3, no. 1.

Cole, DR 2005, ‘Reading in the future: literacy and the time of the internet’, Reconstruction, vol. 5, no. 2.

Cole, DR 1999, ‘Post Cybernetic judicial war’, Abstract Culture, vol. 2.

Cole, DR 1998, ‘Bataille’s thought of excess’, Parallax, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 532-543.

Cole, DR 1997, ‘Psychosis, Freud and the Wolf-man’, ***Collapse, vol. 3, pp. 32-58.

Cole, DR 1990, ‘Nietzsche’s Aesthetic’, Credo, vol. 3, pp. 218-234.

Reports

Cole, DR, Parada, R., Gray, T, & Curry, C 2016, Research into outdoor education learner attribution theory: the effects of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award on learning (opens in a new window), Western Sydney University Centre for Educational Research, Penrith, pp. 1-60.

Cole, DR, Gannon, S, Ullman, J, & Rooney, P 2014, Report for IBO: IB programme: Theory of Knowledge (TOK): exploring learning outcomes, benefits, and perceptions (opens in a new window), International Baccalaureate Organization, Singapore, pp. 1-115.

Cole, DR 2011, Report on poverty and educational opportunities in urban shantytowns in Buenos Aires, IIPE-UNESCO, Buenos Aires, pp. 101-192.

Collins, J, Jakubowicz, A, Pennycook, A, Ghosh, D, Cole, DR, Al-Momani, K, Hussain, J, & Chafic, W 2010, Voices shaping the perspectives of young Muslim Australians, Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 123-154.

Cole, DR 2009, Research for literate Australia project, Literate Australia, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 23-41.

Cole, DR 2007, Future directions in literacy executive report, Centre of Excellence in Literacy, University of Tasmania, pp. 45-67.

Cole, DR 2006, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania’s response to the National Literacy inquiry, National Inquiry into Literacy teaching, DEST, Canberra, pp. 523-562.

Cole, DR 2005, Faculty of Education’s distance learning needs, Committee for Flexible Delivery, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-35.

Cole, DR 1999, Urban student’s technological literacies: a case study, Education research technologies project, Sheffield, UK, pp. 198-213.

Cole, DR 1997, Literacy and technology in the arts, National Inquiry into the arts, University of Warwick, UK, pp. 310-341.

Encyclopaedia Entries

Cole, DR 2017, ‘Deleuze studies in education’ (opens in a new window), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, New York, pp. 1-17.

Cole, DR 2017, ‘Deleuze and learning’ (opens in a new window), Encyclopaedia of Philosophy of Education and Theory, Singapore, pp. 1-6.

Cole, DR 2017, ‘Unmaking the work of pedagogy though Deleuze and Guattari’ (opens in a new window), Enclopaedia of Philosophy of Education and Theory, Singapore, pp. 1-6.

Major Creative Work

Cole, DR 2016, The nook in the stream, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, San Bernardino, CA, pp. 1-390.

Cole, DR 2006, A mushroom of glass, Sid Harta Publishers, Melbourne, pp. 1-246.

Contact

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