Dewa Wardak is a lecturer in educational development with the Business Co-Design team.
With a background in Learning Sciences, Dewa Wardak leads the design, development, and evaluation of large units of study at the Business School. Dewa collaborates with academics at the Business School to transform the learner experience through co-designing engaging and authentic activities and assessments. Dewa is a Fellow of Advance HE (UK) and had been a teacher educator at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work for many years before joining the Business School. Combining her passion for technology supported learning with educational design, she explores broad areas of research including networked learning, pattern languages, meaningful learning experiences for students in higher education, multimodal approaches to the analysis of learning and teaching, and research supervision and mentoring.
Dewa is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC1) at the University of Sydney and is passionate about the ethical conduct of research, particularly by students. Outside university, she has volunteered on community projects since 2014 and is passionate about supporting and mentoring women from diverse and refugee backgrounds to attain higher education qualifications.