Dr Louise Sutherland

Senior Lecturer, Division of Undergraduate and Pre-service Programs
Program Director, MTeach(Secondary)
Co-ordinator Science Curriculum K-12

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516258
Fax +61 2 93512606

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Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education
  • Learning technologies and new media
  • Learning, cognition and motivation
Research on teaching and learning
  • Mathematics and science

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Science pre-service teachers' beliefs about inquiry. (Supervisor) EdD Katherine ANDERSON
TBA PhD Kit CHU
Development of critical thinking skills, specifically argumentation, in high school science students. PhD Lee LIAO

Current projects

  • Science Teachers perspectives of Inquiry in Science.
  • Enhancing understanding of teaching science in the primary school:myscience@sydney.
  • Enhancing students' motivation in science through inquiry

Associations

  • Syllabus refinement

    I have acted as a critical reviewer for the NSW board of Studies where I have provide feedback on drafts of the revised K-6 Science and Technology syllabus and the 7-10 Science syllabus.

Awards and honours

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2003, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

  • Edith Cowan Authentic Learning Award Higher Educationals Research and Development Society of Australasia 2005

Selected grants

2007

  • Examination of students thinking and learning through their online interactions; Sutherland L; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2005

  • ASISTM Critical Friend Project-Round 1; Sutherland L, Thompson K, Stewart K, Atluri S; DEST - ASISTM/Project grant.
  • Further studies in gifted and talented education.; Sutherland L; Department of Education, Science and Training (Federal)/Quality Outcomes Programme.

2004

  • Review and revise joint ACDE/ACOS report on professional learning; Sutherland L; Australian Council of Deans (ACDE)/Research Support.

2003

  • Examining students approaches to the development of a mathematical model; Sutherland L; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sutherland, L., Markauskaite, L. (2012). Examining the role of authenticity in supporting the development of professional identity: an example from teacher education. Higher Education: the international journal of higher education and educational planning, 64(6), 747-766. [More Information]
  • Sutherland, L., Howard, S., Markauskaite, L. (2010). Professional identity creation: Examining the development of beginning preservice teachers' understanding of their work as teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(3), 455-465.
  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L. (2008). Exploring individual and collaborative dimensions of knowledge building in an online learning community of practice. Informatics in Education, 7(1), 105-126.
  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L., Howard, S. (2008). Knowledge labels and their correlates in an asynchronous text-based computer-supported collaborative learning environment: Who uses and who benefits? Research and practice in technology enhanced learning, 3(1), 65-93.
  • Sutherland, L., Scanlon, L., Sperring, A. (2005). New directions in preparing professionals: examining issues in engaging students in communities of practice through a school-university partnership. Teaching and Teacher Education, 21, 79-92.
  • Sutherland, L. (2002). Developing problem solving expertise: The impact of instruction in a question analysis. Learning and Instruction, 12(2), 155-187.

Conferences

  • 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.
  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L., Reimann, P. (2006). Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in the Community of Practice: The Contradiction of Terms? Sixth International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT 2006, Los Alamitos, California: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Sutherland, L., Marcus, G., Jessup, A. (2005). From face-to-face to blended learning: Issues and challenges in redesigning a professional course. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference - HERDSA 2005, Sydney: Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Reference Works

  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Crook, S., Stanger, J., Millar, A., Dooley, P., Sutherland, L., Hugman, A. (2008). Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant. Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant.Australia: Australian Multimedia for Physics Students.

2012

  • Sutherland, L., Markauskaite, L. (2012). Examining the role of authenticity in supporting the development of professional identity: an example from teacher education. Higher Education: the international journal of higher education and educational planning, 64(6), 747-766. [More Information]

2011

  • 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.

2010

  • Sutherland, L., Howard, S., Markauskaite, L. (2010). Professional identity creation: Examining the development of beginning preservice teachers' understanding of their work as teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26(3), 455-465.

2008

  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Crook, S., Stanger, J., Millar, A., Dooley, P., Sutherland, L., Hugman, A. (2008). Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant. Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant.Australia: Australian Multimedia for Physics Students.
  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L. (2008). Exploring individual and collaborative dimensions of knowledge building in an online learning community of practice. Informatics in Education, 7(1), 105-126.
  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L., Howard, S. (2008). Knowledge labels and their correlates in an asynchronous text-based computer-supported collaborative learning environment: Who uses and who benefits? Research and practice in technology enhanced learning, 3(1), 65-93.

2006

  • Markauskaite, L., Sutherland, L., Reimann, P. (2006). Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in the Community of Practice: The Contradiction of Terms? Sixth International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT 2006, Los Alamitos, California: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2005

  • Sutherland, L., Marcus, G., Jessup, A. (2005). From face-to-face to blended learning: Issues and challenges in redesigning a professional course. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference - HERDSA 2005, Sydney: Institute for Teaching and Learning.
  • Sutherland, L., Scanlon, L., Sperring, A. (2005). New directions in preparing professionals: examining issues in engaging students in communities of practice through a school-university partnership. Teaching and Teacher Education, 21, 79-92.

2002

  • Sutherland, L. (2002). Developing problem solving expertise: The impact of instruction in a question analysis. Learning and Instruction, 12(2), 155-187.

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