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Assoc. Prof. Miriam Tanti Name: Assoc. Prof. Miriam Tanti
Associate Dean, Partnerships
+612 9701 4291
Organisational Area
Faculty of Education and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
Building 613 - Saint Edmund Building(25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135)-Level 1-Room1.20
Biographical Information

Associate Professor Miriam Tanti has recently been appointed as the inaugural Campus Dean Strathfield at the Australian Catholic University. She is also the Acting Head of the School of Education in NSW and the ACT at ACU. She prepares both undergraduate and postgraduate preservice teachers to teach in contemporary learning environments, through the meaningful integration of digital technologies. In addition, she has worked with schools and school leaders to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), Problem and Project Based Learning frameworks and Action Research.

Associate Professor Tanti completed her PhD through the University of Sydney. The PhD, and subsequent research, has focused on developing a Slow educational framework that presents a vision for sustainable learning. She is currently writing a book titled Slow in Education due for release late 2019.

Technological change and its impact on education has resulted in a shift of emphasis towards economic and vocational development and away from a value and culturally framed pedagogy. This state of technological acceleration, where innovations that had once taken years to create and now are only constructed in months is giving rise to this “culture of immediacy”. The response to such technological acceleration in education has seen policy makers and educators making rash decisions for the here and now, with limited consideration and responsibility for the long term. Slowness is a concept that embraces tradition, local knowledge, philosophical grounding and time. The research study will provide an opportunity to gain insight into the effects that a slow design can have on sustainability within a technology rich learning environment.

Areas of expertise

Information and Communication Technology in Education

Miriam is a lecturer in Education and Information and Communication Technology, with a particular focus on the way technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning. ICT is an unavoidable topic in education today and is a feature within every school agenda. Especially in the area of ICT teachers have been identified as having critical roles in establishing and maintaining ICT integrated learning environments. Miriam&rsquos aim with the education based units, both undergraduate and postgraduate, is to ensure the students, future leaders and drivers of ICT integration are exposed to new pedagogies, learning styles, ways of learning with ICT and some of the challenges that they are going to face in schools. Whilst the theory is important empowering each student to take the theory and apply it into the teaching and learning environments is of equal importance.

Students will also be exposed to a wide range of emerging technologies available on campus and will have the opportunity to increase their expertise as they learn to utilise such technologies to engage the learner


  • Tanti, M. (2006) &lsquoDigital Storytelling&rsquo. Workshop presented at the International Navcon Conference, 9 October, Gosford, NSW. 
  • Tanti, M. (2008) &lsquoLearning in the Digital Age&rsquo. Presentation presented at Staff Development Day at  De La Salle Boys High School, Ashfield, NSW.  
  • Tanti. M. (2008) &lsquoTransforming learning - A move away from integration models&rsquo. Paper presented at EdMedia Conference, July, Vienna. 
  • Matekja, D. & Tanti, M. (2008) &lsquoTransforming the learning environment&rsquo. Paper presented at Australian Computers in Education Conference 08, October, Canberra.


Miriam is currently coordinator of the ACU Link Program, a program that involves engaging with school communities in developing and implementing strategies to attract more students from socially and economically disadvantaged regions to university. This role involves increasing the awareness and understanding among students in targeted schools, the nature of tertiary study and preparation and delivery of material to engage the school students. 

Further to this Miriam is also involved in the Step Up Into Teaching (SUIT) program that involves school students studying University units as part of their HSC.


Professional Memberships

Links to community

  • Committee Member &ndash HSC Information Processes and Technology Examination Committee
  • HSC Standards Setting Operation Member for Information Processes and Technology
  • ACULink Co-ordinator

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