Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
— William Butler Yeats, circa 1939

Key Strengths

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • Student engagement and teacher training

  • Leading teacher professional development

  • Curriculum design and development

  • Public speaking and event management

Presenting at the TBL Conference (JALT), Osaka, 2012

Presenting at the TBL Conference (JALT), Osaka, 2012

Career Shapshot

RMIT International University, 2013.

RMIT International University, 2013.

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Selected Publications

Fiona publishes regular content via the @TESOLTeacherTalk page on Facebook here.

Wiebusch, F. & James, R. (2019). What starts well, ends well: Giving Effective Instructions and Monitoring Learner Progress. English Australia Webinar.

Wiebusch, F., Hafenstein, T., Fairbrother, L., & Florent, J. (2019, 15 Feb). “School in a box" Minimal-resource activities for maximum learner engagement. 15th International CamTESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Magee, C. & Wiebusch, F. (2019) PR for PD: Harnessing individual energy to empower institutions in teacher development. Navitas Learning & Teaching Webinar.

Magee, C. & Wiebusch, F. (2018, April 9). PR for PD: Harnessing individual energy to empower institutions in teacher developmentIATEFL Conference, Brighton, UK.

Wiebusch, F, Hafenstein, T., & Fairbrother, L. (2018, March 17). Low-prep, high engagement strategies for your teaching toolkit. QLD English Australia PD Fest, ICTE-UQ, Brisbane.

Wiebusch, F. (2017, Nov 23). Managing Cognitive and Linguistic demands in a CLIL environment. Guest Lecture, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Coleman, P., Wiebusch, F., Magee, C., O'Keefe, S. & James, R. (2017). Where does empowerment begin? World cafe on professional development in TESOLEnglish Australia Conference: Empowering Global Citizens, Adelaide.

Wiebusch, F. & Gormley, L. (2015). Peer Partnerships: A fresh perspective on teachers observing teachers. English Australia Conference, Brisbane, Australia and 12th International CamTESOL Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Wiebusch, F. (2014). Fostering teacher-led professional learning in tertiary ELT settingsAustralian Council for TESOL Associations (ACTA), October Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Clarke, A. Chester, A., Wiebusch, F., Wingrove, D. & Brown, M. (2014). Fostering Deep Reflection on Teaching in a Globalised World Through Peer Partnerships Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA), July Conference, Hong Kong.

Peck, C. & Wiebusch, F. (2014). Using Web Mediated Intercultural Exchanges in EFL Learning and TeachingTESOL Convention, March Conference, Portland, USA.

Wiebusch, F. (2013). Enhancing professional learning using social media39th International JALT Conference, October Conference, Osaka, Japan.

Bridge, C. & Wiebusch, F. (2012). Keeping it real: Implementing a task-integrated curriculum in VietnamOn Task, 2 (2) . p 11-13.