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Leon Furze

Leon Furze is a PhD student, experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. He is author of ‘Practical Reading Strategies’ and Jacaranda’s new ‘English’ series of textbooks, and a VCE assessor. Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, literacy, and digital technologies.

Leon has taught English, Literature and Digital Technologies in Australia and the UK for over fifteen years, and was formerly Director of Learning and Teaching at Monivae College Hamilton. In 2016 he completed his Master of Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on how Professional Learning can mitigate the risk of burnout in teachers.

His PhD is focused on Artificial Intelligence in education, and particularly the impact large language models like GPT will have on writing.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Leon’s book “Practical Reading Strategies” you can do so through this link: https://ambapress.com.au/products/practical-reading-strategies

 

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