Emeritus Professor Gary Martin commenced as chief executive and executive director of AIM WA at the beginning of 2012. Prior to joining AIM WA, Professor Martin held numerous executive appointments at Murdoch University, the most recent of which was Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor. Prof Martin is an education and workplace specialist who focuses on key issues challenges trending in our schools and workplaces and a regular columnist in a variety of publications across Australia and internationally, including Business News. He was board chair of Telethon Speech and Hearing in Perth from 2016 to 2020, and a chair of Study Perth from 2008-2011. More recently he has served on the board of the Council for the Ageing, Western Australia. Prof Martin was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2015 and is Emeritus Professor of Murdoch University’s School of Management & Governance and Zhejiang University of Technology in China, and Honorary Professor at Guangdong University of Business Studies, China.
OPINION: Determining the ideal classroom size is arguably the number one topic on the long list of thorny education issues to have divided policymakers, academics, school leaders, teachers, parents and even students over the past 50 years.
OPINION: Those of us who have learned to drive a motor vehicle will no doubt recall the driving instructor alerting us to ‘blind spots’, the parts of the road to the side and slightly behind your vehicle that you can’t see in your side or rear view mirrors.