Convenor

Jenny Kaighin
Assoc Dip Welfare Studies Monash Uni; Grad Dip Arts (Aboriginal Studies) UniSA; Master of Arts (Justice Studies) QUT; Grad Cert Education (Higher Education) QUT.

Jenny Kaighin is a lecturer in Social Work and Human Services in the Faculty of Health QUT. Jenny came to academia following almost 20 years as a youth work practitioner. Jenny’s teaching reflects the years of practice wisdom and the lessons learned from the people she engaged with. Jenny’s passion for teaching lies in building learning environments that encourage and celebrate diversity, reflection, challenge and growth. As a First Year educator Jenny’s primary aim is to build a solid foundation and to help students develop a sense of fit both as a student and as a future practitioner. Jenny’s research interests lie in the scholarship of teaching, particularly in the areas of engagement, reflective writing and developing teaching strategies that reflect the realities of the social work and human services professions. Jenny has convened the Threshold Concepts SIG since 2013.