Megan Pedler

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Dr Tony Yeigh & Dr Sue Hudson

Thesis title: The influence of teachers’ conceptualisations of student engagement on their teaching practices.

Research interest(s): Student engagement, students’ sense of belonging, teacher wellbeing, effective pedagogies.

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Sarah James

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik & Dr Suzanne Hudson

Thesis title: Preservice teachers’ perspectives about their literacy mentoring during professional experience.

Research interest(s): Preservice Teacher and Initial Teacher Education / Mentoring, Literacy Mentoring / Literacy Education/ Concept Formation.

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Tarandeep Kaur Dhonsi

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Dr Wendy Boyd & Dr Angela Turner

Thesis title: School readiness: Perspectives of early childhood educators.

Research interest(s): School readiness


Nathananiel (Nate) Siler

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Dr Christos Markopoulos, A/Prof Marilyn Chaseling & Dr Bill Boyd

Thesis title: Leading educational jurisdictions in academic performance in science – What factors have shaped the teaching of science in the schools of Alberta, Canada?

Research interest(s): International benchmark assessment in science, education of preservice science teachers, literacy within science, literacy within mathematics, science instruction for 21st century students.

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Thilinika Wijesinghe

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik & Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles

Thesis title: An exploration of how Speculative Drama can be engaged to understand children and young people’s future worldviews on Climate Change.

Research interest(s): Drama and Theatre, Speculative Drama, Arts-Based Educational Research, Environmental Education; Climate change education; Child-Framed Research Methodologies.

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Adrienne (Adi) Brown

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik & Prof 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 interest(s): 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.

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Katie Hotko

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik & Dr Suzanne Hudson

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

Research interest(s): Process philosophy and a/r/tography.

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Lisa Siegel

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik & Dr. Anne Bellert

Thesis title: Moving towards the Gynocene: exploring the life experiences of women environmentalists.

Research interest(s): The lived experiences of women environmentalists. Based on a new materialist feminist theoretical framework, this research employs a collective biography methodology to explore how environmental agency can be understood and mediated.

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Marie-Laurence Paquette (Mahi)

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles & A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik

Thesis title: Planetary ethics and agentic capacities in business: Accelerating the paradigm shift in the Capitalocene.

Research interest(s): Understanding and mapping the transition between the current paradigm of business as usual in SMEs and the next paradigm, using theories of poststructuralism, postmodernism and posthumanism as bridging inquiries through methodologies associated with pedagogy of wisdom and experience.

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Matthew Hodge

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Prof David Lynch &Prof Martin Hayden

Thesis title: Developing collective teacher efficacy in rural Queensland secondary schools.

Research interest(s): How school leaders in rural secondary schools overcome the factors that hinder the development of collective teacher efficacy as a means of improving student achievement.

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Teresa Carapeto

Research degree: PhD

Supervisors: Prof Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles & A/Prof Alexandra Lasczik

Thesis title: Relations as Nature in Steiner Waldorf Teacher Practice and its Transcendence into the Classroom and Beyond.

Research interest(s): Steiner Waldorf Education and Environmental Education.

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