Dr Vilma Galstaun

PhD
Lecturer in Educational Technology
Professional Experience
BEd (Primary) First Year Coordinator, BEd (Primary) Honors Coordinator
Leader:Teaching Teachers for the Future Project Coordinator.

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513512
Fax +61 2 93512606

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Biographical details

Vilma lectures in ICT in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching programs in Primary and Secondary. In recent years, she has systematically redesigned core technology units to capture some of the essential qualities of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching (Mishra and Koehler, 2006). She has also systematically targeted change in ICT units of study by enabling pre-service teachers to achieve and demonstrate competence in the effective and innovative uses of ICT in education. Through her work, she hopes to improve student learning, through embedding ICT in education curriculum, pedagogies, assessment, and professional experience.

Prior to her appointment at the University of Sydney, Vilma was Senior Curriculum Officer for Primary Education at the NSW Board of Studies. She is a former primary school teacher with a broad range of leadership experience in primary education and professional learning. She completed her PhD studies at Macquarie University. Vilma’s doctoral research investigated the role of stakeholders incurriculum development processes.

Vilma's recent research experience has involved using formative evaluation in the design and development of digital technologies and web-based learning, investigating the impact of the new ICT curriculum and technologies on pre-service teachers’ technical, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK). While at the NSW Board of Studies her research involved state wide consultation processes with a range of key educational stakeholder groups. She has worked on the development of the Primary Curriculum Foundation Statements (2005), responding to the Eltis Review, the Mathematics K-6 syllabus support documents, and the review of NSW primary curriculum syllabuses documents.

Research interests

Research on teaching and learning

  • Teacher education and professional learning
  • ICT in the classroom

Teaching and supervision

Vilma is the unit coordinator the following units of study:

  • EDMT6533- Programming across the K-6 curriculum,Masters of Teaching program;
  • EDMT6630- ICT: Secondary Schools in the Masters of Teaching program;
  • EDSE4044- IT in Secondary Schools;
  • EDUP3007 Professional Experience 3, BEd Primary program;
  • EDUP4066 and EDUP4067 IT in the Primary Classroom A & B;
  • EDUP4079 Professional Experience 4,BEd Primary program;
  • EDUP4017 Internship,BEd Primary program.

She is the Year Coordinator for Fourth Year B.Ed Primary students.

Vilma is the coordinator for Honours students in the primary program. She also supervises Honours and PhD students.

Current projects

  • Development of data literacy and evidential reasoning in pre-service teacher education

  • Developing an understanding of the barriers for pre-service teachers in using digital technologies and data in their professional practice (a cross-institutional collaboration)

  • Leader/Project Coordinator- Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF). TTF project is part of the Australian Federal Government's Digital Education Revolution. This project involves 39 Australian universities participating in a national initiative to integrate ICTs into the Australian curriculum areas- English, Mathematics, Science and History, using TPACK as a framework.

  • Redesigning preservice teacher's ICT capabilities development and assessment through the use of digital technologies and the development of a new digital technologies cross-curriculum framework (ongoing continuous development)
  • Curriculum redesign for units of study in ICT in the Masters of Teaching and Bachelor of Education pre-service teacher education programs.

Associations

  • Secretary, Australian College of Educators, North Harbour Region

  • Member of Australian College of Educators

  • Member of ASCILITE

  • Member of AARE

Awards and honours

  • Nomiated for Factulty of Arts and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award 2017

  • Faculty of Education and Social Work Teaching Excellence Award 2010

  • Professional Teachers' Council NSW Outstanding professional service award - Early Childhood Education Council, NSW. 2008

  • Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service, Australian College of Educators, NSW. 2007.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Anderson, K. (2013). Death in Rome: Using an Online Game for Inquiry-Based Learning in a Pre-Service Teacher Training Course. In Youngkyun Baek and Nicola Whitton (Eds.), Cases on Digital Game-Based Learning: Methods, Models, and Strategies, (pp. 364-382). Hershey: IGI Global. [More Information]

Journals

  • Luckie, K., Saini, B., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kritikos, V., Collins, J., Moles, R. (2018). The effectiveness of an online training programme to prepare teachers to provide asthma first aid. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Online first. [More Information]
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Kearney, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2017). Using a collaborative assessment design to support student learning. Education Sciences, 7(4), 1-14. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Kearney, S., Eddles-Hirsch, K., De La Hoz, R., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Wheeler, P. (2015). Measuring creativity in collaborative design projects in pre-service teacher education. Ascilite 2015: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, Perth: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Anderson, K. (2014). Patterns of collaboration in a pre-service teacher learn-technology-by-design project. 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Wheeler, P., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2013). Using a collaborative investigation and design strategy to support digital resource development in an online unit of study. 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Electric Dreams (ASCILITE 2013), Sydney: Macquarie University.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Parisio, M., Anderson, K. (2012). Learning by Collaborative Design and Evaluation. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences the Future of Learning, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Anderson, K. (2012). Using TPACK to inform curriculum redesign in pre-service teacher education courses. Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC) 2012, Perth: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
  • Anderson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2012). Using Video-Feedback and Annotations to develop ICT Competency in Pre-service Teacher Education. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Anderson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S. (2011). Building ICT Competency into a Curriculum: The role of key stakeholders in embedding ICT into a pre-service teacher curricula. AARE Conference 2011, Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Anderson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Sutherland, L., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2011). iSCIENCE: A Computer-Supported Collaborative Inquiry Learning Project for Science Students In Secondary and Tertiary Science Education. The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2011 (The 17th Annual UniServe Science Conference), Sydney, Australia: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Anderson, K. (2011). Teaching Teachers for the Future: Exploring the different interpretations, applications and experiences of TPACK (Roundtable). Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) Learning Technology Research Fest 2011.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Markauskaite, L., Goodyear, P., Bibi, S. (2011). Teaching Teachers for the Future: Exploring the different interpretations, applications and experiences of TPACK (Symposium). Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Anderson, K. (2011). Using game-based inquiry learning to meet the changing directions of science education. Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Hu, C., Wong, W., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Chan, H. (2010). Formative Evaluation via Technology-Mediated Peer Assessment. ED-MEDIA 2010World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Hu, C., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2010). Impact of a new curriculum on pre-service teachers' Technical, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK). Ascilite 2010 sydney: curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future, Sydney: University of Queensland.
  • Hu, C., Wong, W., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Chan, H. (2010). Use EVA to Facilitate Pre-Service Teacher Peer Assessment. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010, Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

2018

  • Luckie, K., Saini, B., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kritikos, V., Collins, J., Moles, R. (2018). The effectiveness of an online training programme to prepare teachers to provide asthma first aid. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Online first. [More Information]

2017

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Kearney, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2017). Using a collaborative assessment design to support student learning. Education Sciences, 7(4), 1-14. [More Information]

2015

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Kearney, S., Eddles-Hirsch, K., De La Hoz, R., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Wheeler, P. (2015). Measuring creativity in collaborative design projects in pre-service teacher education. Ascilite 2015: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, Perth: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.

2014

  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Anderson, K. (2014). Patterns of collaboration in a pre-service teacher learn-technology-by-design project. 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Education.

2013

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Anderson, K. (2013). Death in Rome: Using an Online Game for Inquiry-Based Learning in a Pre-Service Teacher Training Course. In Youngkyun Baek and Nicola Whitton (Eds.), Cases on Digital Game-Based Learning: Methods, Models, and Strategies, (pp. 364-382). Hershey: IGI Global. [More Information]
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Wheeler, P., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2013). Using a collaborative investigation and design strategy to support digital resource development in an online unit of study. 30th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Electric Dreams (ASCILITE 2013), Sydney: Macquarie University.

2012

  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Parisio, M., Anderson, K. (2012). Learning by Collaborative Design and Evaluation. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences the Future of Learning, Sydney: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Anderson, K. (2012). Using TPACK to inform curriculum redesign in pre-service teacher education courses. Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC) 2012, Perth: Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).
  • Anderson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2012). Using Video-Feedback and Annotations to develop ICT Competency in Pre-service Teacher Education. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2011

  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Anderson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S. (2011). Building ICT Competency into a Curriculum: The role of key stakeholders in embedding ICT into a pre-service teacher curricula. AARE Conference 2011, Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Anderson, K., Kennedy-Clark, S., Sutherland, L., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2011). iSCIENCE: A Computer-Supported Collaborative Inquiry Learning Project for Science Students In Secondary and Tertiary Science Education. The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2011 (The 17th Annual UniServe Science Conference), Sydney, Australia: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Anderson, K. (2011). Teaching Teachers for the Future: Exploring the different interpretations, applications and experiences of TPACK (Roundtable). Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) Learning Technology Research Fest 2011.
  • Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Kennedy-Clark, S., Markauskaite, L., Goodyear, P., Bibi, S. (2011). Teaching Teachers for the Future: Exploring the different interpretations, applications and experiences of TPACK (Symposium). Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.
  • Kennedy-Clark, S., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Anderson, K. (2011). Using game-based inquiry learning to meet the changing directions of science education. Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.

2010

  • Hu, C., Wong, W., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Chan, H. (2010). Formative Evaluation via Technology-Mediated Peer Assessment. ED-MEDIA 2010World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Hu, C., Fyfe (Galstaun), V. (2010). Impact of a new curriculum on pre-service teachers' Technical, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK). Ascilite 2010 sydney: curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future, Sydney: University of Queensland.
  • Hu, C., Wong, W., Fyfe (Galstaun), V., Chan, H. (2010). Use EVA to Facilitate Pre-Service Teacher Peer Assessment. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010, Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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