Dr Jinqi Xu

Dr Jinqi Xu
Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Education
BA, MStratMgmt, MPAcc, MPhil, PhD.

Member of China Studies Centre

F02 - Baxter's Lodge
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 8766

Biographical details

Jinqi is currently a lecturer in Interdisciplinary Education, in the Education, Enterprise and Engagement unit, in the Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education). Jinqi’s role includes collaborating with the industry, community and government organisations, designing and delivering Industry and Community Projects for students from different disciplines across all Faculties of the university. As an academic supervisor, she leads the interdisciplinary senior student teams to work on authentic problems from the industry partners to explore innovative solutions for the challenges the business partners face.

Prior to this role, Jinqi has also held academic positions at Xi’an International University China (2001-2003), Faculty of Business, the University of Wollongong (UOW) (2012-2016), The University of Sydney Foundation Programs (USFP) (2017-2018), The University of Sydney Business School, (2018).

2017 Doctor of Philosophy (Management and Education), University of Wollongong

2009 Master of Strategic Management, University of Wollongong

2005 Master of Professional Accounting, University of Wollongong

2003 Master of Philosophy, Shaanxi Normal University, China

1997 Bachelor of Education, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Research interests

Jinqi has a strong interest in using Practice-based theory in studying Chinese students’ learning experience in the West. Her PhD thesis title is: Becoming a Chinese Student: A Practice-based Study of Chinese Students’ Learning Experience in an Australian University. Jinqi’s earlier research interest focused on Heidegger’s philosophy, such as comparison Western and Chinese philosophy; the bridging between Heidegger and Daoism; Heidegger’s concept of authentic living; Heidegger’s concepts in explaining Chinese poem.

Jinqi’s current research includes interdisciplinary effectiveness, pedagogical practices in facilitating interdisciplinary learning, teachers’ experience and students’ experience in interdisciplinary curriculum. Particularly, how interdisciplinary education can be applied to the graduate qualities of the university and prepare the graduates to the future workplace.

Her current research areas include:

  • Collaborative auto-ethnography research of Interdisciplinary effectiveness
  • Cultural Competence in Interdisciplinary context
  • Reflexivity in interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Practice-based theory in interdisciplinary learning and teaching
  • Confucius learning and teaching influence on Chinese students’ learning

Teaching and supervision

Currently teaching Industry and Community Project Units

  • 2019 S1: Diversity in Australian workplaces and preparing businesses for future generations: Bain & Co
  • 2019 Intensive: Company Profile and Disruptive Technology: Deloitte, Shanghai China.
  • 2019 S2: Transforming businesses for sustainability: Bain & Co.

Associations

  • Member Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Member International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

Conferences

Xu, J. (2019), Beyond Rote Learning: Re-viewing Memorisation with a Practice-based Approach, the 4th International Professional Practice, Education and Learning (ProPEL) conference, Sydney (2019). Themes: Provocations and possibilities.

Xu, J. (2019), Acquisition, transmission or constructivism, Does it matter? - A practice-based study of Chinese students learning at an Australian university, the 4th International Professional Practice, Education and Learning (ProPEL) Conference (2019). Themes: Provocations and possibilities, UTS, Sydney.

Xu. J. (2019), A Case Study of CCAD Model: A practice-based study of Chinese students learning, Australian, Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference (2019) Themes: Education for a Socially Just World, Kelvin Grove, Australia.

Xu, J., & Sykes, C.,(2015) Changing and Learning - How the Change Process Reshapes Student - Learning Over Time. The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, Melbourne (2015). Themes: "Leading Learning and the Scholarship of Change"

Dawson, P., Sykes, C. & Xu, J.(2015) Extending conceptions of time and temporality in studies of emergent change. The Seventh International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Greece (2015)
Theme: “Skillful Performance: Enacting Expertise, Competence, and Capabilities in Organizations”.

Xu, J., & Sykes, C.(2014) Engaging Chinese Business Students: Magic Wand or Floating Clouds?Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference 2014.Theme: Higher Education in a Globalized World

Grants

Faculty of Business Teaching and Learning Grants, University of Wollongong (2013):Improving Tutor Feedback to Assist Chinese students’ Essay Writing.

Faculty of Business Education Research Grant, University of Wollongong (2014):Implementing First Year Experience Transition Pedagogy Principles and Practices in MGMT 110.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Xu, J. (2019). A Practice-based Study of Chinese Students' Learning - Putting Things Together. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 16(2), 1-16.

Conferences

  • Xu, J. (2019). A Case Study of CCAD Model: A practice-based study of Chinese students learning (forthcoming). AARE Conference 2019: Education for a Socially Just World, Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Xu, J. (2019). Acquisition, transmission or constructivism, Does it matter? - A practice-based study of Chinese students learning at an Australian university (forthcoming). 4th International Professional Practice, Education and Learning (ProPEL) conference, London: Taylor and Francis.
  • Xu, J. (2015). Changing and Learning - How the Change Process Reshapes Student - Learning Over Time. The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Sydney: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

2019

  • Xu, J. (2019). A Case Study of CCAD Model: A practice-based study of Chinese students learning (forthcoming). AARE Conference 2019: Education for a Socially Just World, Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Xu, J. (2019). A Practice-based Study of Chinese Students' Learning - Putting Things Together. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 16(2), 1-16.
  • Xu, J. (2019). Acquisition, transmission or constructivism, Does it matter? - A practice-based study of Chinese students learning at an Australian university (forthcoming). 4th International Professional Practice, Education and Learning (ProPEL) conference, London: Taylor and Francis.

2015

  • Xu, J. (2015). Changing and Learning - How the Change Process Reshapes Student - Learning Over Time. The 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Sydney: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

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