Excelsia College

School of Education

Gideon Boadu | Excelsia College | Academic Staff

Lecturer, Master of Teaching (Primary & Secondary)

Dr Gideon Boadu

BEd, MEd, PhD

Contact Details

Telephone Number

02 9000 9604



Biographical details

Dr Gideon Boadu is a teacher by training. Gideon has worked in the areas of early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education in Ghana and Australia and across multiple higher education providers. Gideon is committed to the preparation of high-quality future educators and to supporting students achieve their career goals and aspirations.  

Profile of Dr Gideon Boadu


Dr Boadu holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Newcastle, Australia where he worked as an Academic and Research Assistant. Gideon also holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching and a Bachelor of Education (Hons) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Awards and Honours

Gideon received multiple Excellence awards for high academic performance at the University of Cape Coast. He was also a recipient of University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central during his doctoral studies. In 2019, Gideon was nominated for prestigious Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education.

Research Interests

Gideon has research interests in teacher and history education, teacher reasoning and classroom practice, curriculum studies, and teacher professional development. Gideon applies constructivist epistemology to teaching, with focus on the nexus between teacher reasoning, classroom practice, professional development, and curriculum mandates. He brings a critical perspective to teaching and educational research with a view to contributing to ongoing improvement and innovation in education.


Gideon is a member of the Australian Teacher Education Association, Australian Association for Research in Education, The Quality Teaching Academy, and the HERMES Research Group at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Selected publications

Boadu, G. (2021). Giving voice to teachers through interpretative phenomenological research: a methodological consideration. Qualitative Research Journal, 21(4), 408-423.

Boadu, G. (2021). Developments in history education in Ghana. Yesterday & Today, 25, 1-22.

Boadu. G. (2020). Historical significance and the challenges of African historiography: Analysis of teacher perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2020.1843070

Boadu, G. Donnelly, D. J. & Sharp, H. (2020). History teachers’ pedagogical reasoning and the dynamics of classroom implementation in Ghana. History Education Research Journal 17(2), 179-194.

Boadu, K., Boadu, G., & Nyame, G. (2020). The hidden curriculum and classroom procedure: Informed personal views of teachers. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 7(10), 562-572.