Dr Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan

Community / Last contribution 17 Dec 2021

Dr Rachael Jefferson-Buchanan is currently a Lecturer in Human Movement Studies (Health and Physical Education) and Creative Arts at Charles Sturt University. She has more than 3 decades of teaching/lecturing experience in 3 different countries. She is well known for her creative, inclusive and student-centred approach to physical education, and she has reviewed and designed curriculum at a national level in a range of countries, including Kazakhstan, Egypt, and Myanmar. Rachael has also led physical education, dance and yoga techniques for education professional development for teachers/lecturers during her international consultancy roles for STEPS PD, Cambridge Assessment International Education, UNICEF, UNESCO and Montrose. Currently, Rachael's principal research focuses on genealogical analyses of physical education pedagogy and related policy. She is also particularly committed to supporting teachers with the development of embodied ways of learning in their classrooms, advocating for movement and wellbeing enhancement to be at the heart of all pedagogy for young children. This draws on her expertise and qualifications in mindfulness and yoga. Rachael’s book is entitled: ‘Fundamental Fun: 132 activities to develop fundamental movement skills’ and is available directly from her for purchase.