Centre for Continuing Education

Alison Cardinale

Alison Cardinale


Dr Alison Cardinale is an experienced secondary English teacher with a B.A. (Hons) in English Literature and a Master of Teaching qualification from the University of Sydney, along with a PhD in Romantic poetry from ANU. Alison holds a Graduate Diploma in Communications from the University of Technology.

Over the past decade, Alison has taught in a range of Sydney independent schools including Queenwood School for Girls, PLC Sydney and The Scots College. She is currently teaching at Newington College, Stanmore.

Alison has experience teaching the International Baccalaureate alongside senior English courses including HSC English Extension. Additionally, she has recent experience in HSC marking at Advanced and Extension levels.

In 2017, Alison lectured at the University of Sydney for ETA HSC student days. From 2017-2018 she was an academic tutor at the University of Sydney in the Master of Teaching English course ‘Senior Curriculum’.

Her educational philosophy is based on a student-centred approach supported by deep subject knowledge and understanding of syllabus objectives. Sharing passionate engagement with English literature and language in a manner that empowers students and fosters independent inquiry is integral to her approach to learning and curriculum delivery.

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