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Associate Professor John Munro
Professor Munro is Head of Studies in Gifted Education and Exceptional Learning in the Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. He is a trained secondary and primary school teacher and a psychologist. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of:
- The psychology of exceptional learning
- literacy learning and learning difficulties including dyslexia,
- maths learning and dyscalculia
- gifted learning,
- instructional leadership and school improvement and
- learning internationally.
His interest in integrative medicine has grown from potential influence of biochemical and physiological factors on cognitive and metacognitive processing.
He is currently contributing to the following projects:
- identifying students who are gifted and talented in African and Asian cultures.
- A cognitive framework for understanding international learning
- Psycholinguistic and cognitive causes of literacy learning disabilities
- Improving reading comprehension by teaching cognitive and metacognitive strategies
- Teachers knowledge of how to teach self regulation.
- Knowledge in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
- Cognitive and psycholinguistic factors associated with gifted underachievement.
He is a consultant to several school improvement projects is Victoria, ACT and Queensland. His was chairperson of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (Aus) and is a Life Member of the Learning Disabilities Australia. Articles he has written on the Extended Essay can be located at http://online.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/selage/index.htm