SEAE research candidates

Current research candidates

Simone Blom

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles
Co-supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik

Thesis title: Returning Learning: exploring childhoodnature through posthumanism
Research interests and teaching expertise: Nurturing biophilia through the early years: Parents’ and children’s perspectives.


David Ellis

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Bill Boyd
Co-supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

Thesis title: Professional Learning & Technology Education: Enabling the Future
Research interests and teaching expertise: Whole-of-school and whole-of-system approaches to education for sustainability: Uptake of environmental technology in schools.


Thilinika Wijesinghe

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik
Co-supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

Thesis title: An exploration of how Speculative Drama can be engaged to understand children and young peoples future world views on climate change
Research interests and teaching expertise: Drama and Theatre, Speculative Drama, Arts-based educational research, climate change, environmental education, climate change education, child-framed research methodologies

Adrienne (Adi) Brown

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik
Co-supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

Thesis title: Locating place-based pedagogy: A posthuman inquiry into Visual Arts and Design Higher Education in China and New Zealand
Research interests and teaching expertise: Visual Arts curriculum and pedagogy in higher education, within international settings of art making, and the intra-actions that occur between learner, artist, teacher and researcher.


Katie Hotko

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik
Co-supervisor: Dr Sue Hudson

Thesis title: Teachers' creative self-beliefs and their effects on teaching Visual Arts in Primary School
Research interests and teaching expertise: Teachers creative self-beliefs and their effects on teaching Visual Arts in Primary schools.


Mahi Paquette

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles
Co-supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik

Thesis title: Planetary ethics and agentic capacities in business: Accelerating the paradigm shift in the Capitalocene
Research interests and teaching expertise: Improving sustainability through education within small and medium enterprises (SMEs): Understanding rational and emotional influencers.


 

Teresa Carapeto

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles
Co-supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik

Thesis title: Relations as Nature in Steiner Waldorf Teacher Practice and its Transcendence into the Classroom and Beyond
Research interests and teaching expertise: Sustainability and Indian medieval history.


Lisa Siegel

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles
Co-supervisor: Dr Anne Bellert, Professor Lexi Lasczik

Thesis title: Moving towards the Gynocene: exploring the life experiences of women environmentalists
Research interests and teaching expertise: Environmental education, gender and feminist theory, collective biography, postqualitative inquiry, posthumanisms/new materialisms


Yaw Ofosu Asare

Research degree: PhD
Principal supervisor: Professor Lexi Lasczik
Co-supervisor: Dr Angela Turner

Thesis title: Decolonising Design Education in Ghana (Sankofa): Exploring Ghanaian Indigenous Knowledge in Developing an Authentic and Sustainable Cultural Curriculum Resource for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Research interests and teaching expertise: Design philosophy, Decolonisation design, African design systems, Educational Policy, Curriculum resource, Aesthetics and Design Theories, E-learning UI/UX, Instructional Design models


Contact the Faculty of Education

Executive Dean

T: +61 7 5589 3130

E: ExecDeanEducation@scu.edu.au

Executive Assistant: EAEducation@scu.edu.au

Associate Dean (Research)

T: +61 7 5589 3132

E: lexi.lasczik@scu.edu.au

Associate Dean (Education)

T: +61 2 6620 3618

E: wendy.boyd@scu.edu.au

Director of Professional Experience

T: +61 2 6620 3138

E: cathy.lembke@scu.edu.au

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