After eight years of invaluable service Professor Darrell Fisher attended his final EIT Governance Board meeting on the 28th February 2017.


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The Board Chairman, Colin Aitken, presenting Professor Darrell Fisher with a farewell gift.


He has built up an enviable reputation in science and engineering education throughout the world and during his long and distinguished academic career. His was the former Deputy Director of Curtin University’s world renowned Science and Mathematics Centre. His major research interests included classroom and school environments and curriculum evaluation, specifically in science. He has published and presented on these topics around the world.

He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education and the Regional Editor for Asia and Australia for Learning Environments Research: An International Journal. He is a world leader in learning environment research and co-author of the recent book published by World Scientific, Technology-rich Learning Environments: A Future Perspective. Remarkably, Darrell has supervised over a hundred national and international doctoral students through his eminent career.

Darrell presided over a period of strong growth for the Engineering Institute of Technology. The college began with a couple of hundred diploma students and has expanded to our current student body, numbering over 1500, undertaking diplomas through to bachelor and master degrees, in all engineering disciplines.

His uncompromising integrity and passion for science, technology and engineering education has been invaluable to us at EIT. His unswerving commitment to ensure his students achieved their full potential has been the basis for his involvement on our Governance Board and we have truly benefited from this approach. We are deeply grateful to Darrell and will ensure he keeps his promise: to stay in touch and keep an eye on us.


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Dean of EIT, Professor Darrell Fisher and Chairman of the EIT’s Governance Board