Project publications


  1. Yates, L., Woelert, P., Millar, V. and O’Connor, K. (2017). Knowledge at the Crossroads: History and physics in the changing world of schools and universities. Singapore: Springer.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Yates, L. (2012). ‘My School, My University, My Country, My World, My Google, Myself…What is education for now?’. The Australian Educational Researcher, 39(3): 259-274.
  2. Woelert, P. (2012). ‘Idealization and external symbolic storage: The epistemic and technical dimensions of theoretic cognition’. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 11(3): 335-366.
  3. Yates, L. (2013). ‘Revisiting curriculum, the numbers game and the inequality problem’. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(1): 39-51.
  4. Woelert, P. & Millar, V. (2013). ‘The ‘paradox of interdisciplinarity’ in Australian research governance. Higher Education, 66(6): 755-767.
  5. O’Connor, K. & Yates, L. (2013). ‘Disciplinary representation on institutional websites: Changing knowledge, changing power?’. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 46(1): 1-16.
  6. Woelert, P. (2013). ‘The ‘economy of memory’: Publications, citations, and the paradox of effective research governance’. Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 51(3): 341-362.
  7. Woelert, P. (2013). Technology, knowledge, governance: The political relevance of Husserl’s critique of the epistemic effects of formalization. Continental Philosophy Review, 46(4): 487-507.
  8. O’Connor, K. (2014). MOOCs, institutional policy and change dynamics in higher education. Higher Education, 68(5): 623-635.
  9. Woelert, P., & Yates, L. (2014). Too little and too much trust: Performance measurement in Australian higher education. Critical Studies in Education. 56(2): 175-189.
  10. Savage, G., O’Connor, K. & Brass, J. (2014) Common Core State Standards: Implications for understanding curriculum, equality and policy making’. [Perspectives editorial]. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 11(1), pp. 18-20.
  11. O’Connor, K. (2014) Standards or curriculum? Policy constructions of the what and how of schooling. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 11(1): 18-20.
  12. Savage, G. and O’Connor, K. (2015). National agendas in global times: Curriculum reforms in Australia and the USA since the 1980s. Journal of Education Policy, 30(5): 609-630.
  13. Woelert, P. (2015). Governing knowledge: The formalization dilemma in the governance of the public sciences. Minerva: A review of science, learning and policy, 53(1): 1-19.
  14. Woelert, P. (2015). The ‘logics of escalation’ in performance measurement: An analysis of the dynamics of a research evaluation system. Policy & Society. 34(1): 75-85.
  15. Yates, L. & Millar, V. (2016) ‘Powerful knowledge’ curriculum theories and the case of physics. The Curriculum Journal, 27(3), 298-312.
  16. Millar V. (2016) interdisciplinary curriculum reform in the changing university. Teaching in Higher Education, 21(4), 471 – 483.
  17. Yates, L. (2016) Europe, transnational curriculum movements and comparative curriculum theorizing. European Educational Research Journal, 15(3), 366-373.

Conference proceedings

  1. Woelert, P. (2014). Between ‘autonomy’ and ‘control’: A comparative perspective on university governance reforms. Paper presented at EAIR - The European Higher Education Society Annual Forum 2014, Essen, Germany.

Publications in newspapers/opinion pieces

  1. Woelert, P. ‘Critical case of too much information’. The Australian, Higher education section, 24 October 2012.
  2. Woelert, P. ‘In research, more is less’. The Australian, Higher education section, 5 December 2012.
  3. Woelert, P. & Millar, V. The interdisciplinarity mismatch. LH Martin Institute Newsletter, 3 June 2013.
  4. Woelert, P. Research citations more than a number’s game. The Australian, Higher education section, 12 June 2013.
  5. Woelert, P. Australian research funding cycles are impeding innovation. LH Martin Institute Newsletter, 15 November 2013.
  6. Woelert, P. Why our university funding debate wouldn't make sense to Germans. The Conversation, 22 October 2014.
  7. Woelert, P. From performance to conformance: The ‘coercive’ effect of performance-based research governance systems. Higher Education Development Association Blog, University of Oslo, 2 July 2015.