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Current research students

PhD

Name

(Country)

Thesis Title

Principal &

Co-Supervisor

Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan
(Nigeria)
Non-Formal Education Programs as a tool for Empowering Adolescent Girls in a Region with High Levels of Child Marriage: The case of Northern Nigeria Dr Amanda Woods-McConney & A/Prof Laura Perry
Bushra Afzal Better Integration of Teachers from Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) in Australian Education System Prof Peter Taylor & Stephen Ritchie
Alison Black How Do Public High School Students in Western Australia Make Sense of Academic Streaming? A Critical Ethnographic Case Study Prof Barry Down & Dr Chris Glass
Minerva Patricia Blancaneaux
(Belize)
The Rhetoric and Reality of Higher Education Access in the Anglophone Caribbean A/Prof Andrew McConney & A/Prof Laura Perry
Iain William Peter Browning School leadership in Neoliberal Times: a critical ethnographic study into the impact of independent public schools policy in Western Australia Prof Barry Down & Dr Greg Thompson
Sian Natalie Chapman Understanding, Interpreting and Enacting Arts Curriculum. The experiences of classroom teachers and Arts specialist teachers in Western Australian primary schools A/Prof Peter Wright & Robin Pascoe
Fiona Jane Cumming Exploring specific outdoor learning pedagogies as a whole school approach to support learning and wellbeing A/Prof Libby Lee-Hammond & Dr Sandra Hesterman
Thi Minh Tam Dang
(Vietnam)
Enabling non-English major students to communicate in multilingual and multicultural environments: A case study in Vietnamese higher education Dr Lindy Norris & Dr Susan Ledger
Kiki Evania Donnelly Rural households' perspectives on girls' education in Yunnan Province: the case of Miao girls A/Prof Laura Perry & Dr Amanda Woods-McConney
Helen Margaret Egeberg From beliefs to practice: Examining the consilience among students', teachers and soon-to-be teachers' beliefs about classroom management A/Prof Andrew McConney & Dr Anne Price
Sachindu Malshani Galappaththi
(Sri Lanka)
The Learning Journeys of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Primary Pre-service Teachers in Western Australia: Developing literacies and identities in communities of practice A/Prof Wendy Cumming-Potvin & Dr Chris Grass
Veronica Ann Gardiner Expanding Professional Literacy Learning with Western Australian Graduate Teachers: Learning through Multiliteracies and Cultural Historical Activity Theory A/Prof Wendy Cumming-Potvin & Dr Chris Glass
Antoinette Geagea Does engagement in the Arts enhance student academic aspiration? A/Prof Judy MacCallum, Prof Bonnie Barber& Prof Andrew Taggart
Thomas Mario Goggin Understanding the Impact of a University Enabling Program on Low SES Students A/Prof Laura Perry & Prof Andrew Taggart
Elizabeth Maree Jackson-Barrett On Country Learning - Land as Pedagogy Prof Barry Down & Dr Anne Price
Johanne Roberta Klap School Principal leadership and Wellbeing - A mindfulness training Intervention A/Prof Caroline Mansfield & A/Prof Judy MacCallum
Kazuhiro Kudo
(Japan)
Understanding the complexities of intercultural relationship development: A socio-ecological exploration at Japanese universities Prof Simone Volet & Dr Craig Whitsed
Rebecca Loftus STEAM Education for Sustainable Development: A Theory/Practice Dialectic Prof Peter Taylor, A/Prof Peter Wright & Lily Taylor
James David Oldfield Design principles for a tablet supported authentic learning environment Prof Jan Herrington & Dr Jenni Parker
Kashi Raj Pandey
(Nepal)
Transforming the Pedagogic practices of tuture teachers through ethical dilemma stories: An autoethnographic study Prof Barry Down & Prof Stephen Ritchie
Diane Margaret Parker An institutionalized legacy; Growing up with mothers who were institutionalized in a Catholic orphanage A/Prof Libby Lee-Hammond & Dr Sandra Hesterman
Nina Leanne Rovis-Hermann Students' Embodiment of Performativity Pressure: A Critical Analysis of Upper Secondary School Pathways A/Prof Libby Lee-Hammond, & Prof Barry Down
Stephen Gerard Spain Rethinking Curriculum and History Pedagogy from a Systems Thinking Perspective Dr Anne Price & Dr Madeleine Laming
Janene Leesa Sproul My brain, your computer and the diagnostic maze for migraineurs: visually sensitive learners in contemporary digital classrooms A/Prof Judy MacCallum & Dr Susan Ledger
Helen Leonie Stone The Big Picture Education Advisory Project at Willibe High School Prof Barry Down & Prof Andrew Taggart
Keryn Lorraine Sturrock Science inquiry pedagogy in the Western Australian classrooms Dr Amanda Woods-McConney & Dr  Deborah Pino-Pasternak
Kevin John Sullivan How do school resources and learning environments differ across rural, regional and metropolitan communities? A Cross national Investigation using PISA A/Prof Laura Perry & A/Prof Andrew McConney
Maria Magdalena Nimas Eki Suprawati
(Indonesia)
Exploring effort-related themes in stories for primary-aged Indonesian students, and their potential in promoting effort toward challenging tasks Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternak & Prof Simone Volet
Debora Similieana Valcan The Role of Parenting on Children's Metacognitive Skills and Executive Functions Dr Deborah Pino-Pasternak & Dr Helen Davis
Thi Thao Vu
(Vietnam)
Teaching Vietnamese as a second language for Indigenous Preschool Children in Lai Chau - Vietnam A/Prof Libby Lee-Hammond & A/Prof Andrew McConney
Yibo Yang
(China)
The experience of Chinese International doctoral students in STEM fields in Australia and their relationships to academic achievement A/Prof Caroline Mansfield & Prof Simone Volet
Sian Bennett Understanding university student's well-being: From enabling program through to undergraduate study A/Prof Caroline Mansfield & Dr Angela Jones

EdD

Name (Country)

Thesis Title

Principal & Co-Supervisor

Carol Martha Ann Brady Role play simulation the extent to which it enhances university business students' understanding sustainability: A case study approach Prof Barry Down & A/Prof Dorit Maor
Anisah Dickson The impact of the IB Middle Years Program on teaching and learning in low SES schools: Key stakeholders' perspectives A/Prof Laura Perry & Dr Susan Ledger
Andrea Dodo-Balu Implementing the Australian Curriculum's cross-curricular priority of Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia A/Prof Dorit Maor & Dr Rebecca Saunders
Stuart Peter Roy Duvall Building ICT capability by design: A community of practice approach for teachers Prof Jan Herrington & A/Prof Judy MacCallum
Carla Lorien Elson Teacher Perceptions and Experiences of Gamification Dr Chris Glass & Dr Rebecca Saunders
Victoria Therese Kelleher Afrikaans immigrant students in WA: Ethnic identify and educational experiences A/Prof Laura Perry & Dr Susan Ledger
Audrey Helen Kaye Land A History of Women Principals of Western Australian Government Co-educational Secondary Schools Dr Lisa Cary & Dr Anne Price
Aidan Michael McCarthy 21st Century Skills, Mobile Learning and Professional Development in a Hospital School Setting A/Prof Dorit Maor & A/Prof Andrew McConney
Sarah Anne Penn "How Do They Do it?" An Investigation into the practices of Australian teachers and Principals working in low SES schools A/Prof Laura Perry & Lorraine Jacob
Toni Joanne Pikos-Sallie The personal and professional benefits and challenges for returnee Saudi academics after postgraduate study abroad and the implications for higher education reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia A/Prof Andrew McConney & Dr Lindy Norris
Tshewang Rinzin
(Bhutan)
Peer Mentoring as a Professional Development tool for the Teachers of Bhutan A/Prof Judy MacCallum & A/Prof Dorit Maor

MEd. Research

Name

(Country)

Thesis Title

Principal &

Co-Supervisor

Rebecca Dahlstrom English Teachers' Beliefs and Approaches to Grammar in a Time of Policy Reform A/Prof Laura Perry & Dr Margaret Merga
Brett Healey The Phenomenology of Children's Writing Dr Margaret Merga & Prof Peter Taylor
Benjamin Anders Nilsson How English teachers are negotiating the Asia Literacy Priority

Dr Chris Glass & Dr Susan Ledger

Kristina Da Silva-Branco Understanding the integration of sustainability as a cross-curriculum priority through the lens of teachers Dr Amanda Woods-McConney & Deborah Pino-Pasternak