Len  Unsworth Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Len Unsworth

Learning Sciences Australia, Australian Catholic University

I am Professor of English and Literacies Education at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia. My work is in educational semiotics, linguistics and literacy, and English education from the beginning of schooling to the senior secondary school years


Professor Len Unsworth is the Research Director of Educational Semiotics in English and Literacy Pedagogy at LSIA. Len has been involved in educational research for over 30 years, including six recent Australian Research Council funded projects. His key research interests include: literacy and learning in school curriculum areas; literature for children and adolescents; literacy development in the English curriculum K-12; and the pedagogic role of explicit knowledge about language and the meaning-making resources of images and image-language interaction in both paper and digital media texts, including animation and film. Prior to commencing at ACU in 2014, Len was Professor in Education at Griffith University, following earlier roles as Head of the School of Education at the University of New England and Head of the School of Development and Learning in the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Literacy education from pre-school to matriculation
    Children’s and adolescent’s literature and literacy development
    E-literature for children and adolescents
    Information and communication technology and literacies
    Language and literacy in curriculum area
    Learning and teaching
    Systemic functional linguistics in literary and literacy research and education
    Functional grammar in school curriculum
    Genre theory
    The semiosis of explanation in education


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