A Conversation with Richard Buckland

Presented by Professor Richard Buckland

Promotional photo for SEA Lecture by Richard Buckland

Scientia Education Academy Lecture Series

What does Professor Richard Buckland actually do? How does he engage with his students? How does he cultivate the passion within his students, and translate that passion into measurable outcomes and achievement?

Richard wants to help students develop how they think, how they approach life, how they approach problems, build character, resilience and happiness.  

Richard is renowned for creating powerful learning communities. In this conversation, he will contemplate teaching and the future of education.  Education is the basis of society and its impact is made through teachers, one’s peers and the transformational experiences that surround students. But, is learning today no more than videos, quizzes, testing, or recalling facts? Is education something more?

Learn more about Professor Richard Buckland

Richard Buckland

Scientia Education Fellow, Richard Buckland is a Professor in Computer Security, Cybercrime, and Cyberterror at the University of New South Wales. His research areas lie in Learning and Teaching and Security Engineering. Currently he is working on non-mark based motivation in online education, and protocols for secure electronic elections in untrusted environments. Richard is the Chair of the Academic Board of the Australian Computer Society, a member of the UNSW Academic Board and the University Quality Advisory Committee, the Director of First Year Studies and the Chair of the Skills Syllabus Group of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW.  

Richard has a love for teaching and a deep faith in the potential of all his students. He has taught over 10,000 students face to face at numerous levels including primary school, high school, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students, and hundreds of thousands of students electronically. He has a passionate belief in the importance of education, of learning, of thinking. He has a particular interest in gifted and talented students and students with learning difficulties. Read more.