Completed theses

Doctoral Studies Completed Theses - 2009 Archive

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Conferred in 2009

Name Degree conferred Thesis title Supervisor Keywords

Bennie, Andrew

 

PhD

Effective coaching in cricket, rugby league and rugby union: a qualitative investigation involving professional coaches and players from Australia.

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Associate Professor Donna O'Connor

– training of (athletics) coaches
– coach characteristics
– coach leadership
– coach-athlete relationships
– effective coaching in the professional sport environment
– coaching role, knowledge and skills

Campbell, Victoria

MEd(Research)

Tales from the liminal classroom: preservice teachers and oral storytelling.

Associate Professor Michael Anderson

– preservice-teacher education
– storytelling
– primary-school teachers
– skill development
– intervention
– education majors
– higher education
– interviews
– professional identity

Chrisman, John Eugene

MEd(Research)

Harbinger of change!: study abroad students control their destiny through an enhanced Web2.0-based program.

Dr Nigel Bagnal

– instructional systems design
– computer-assisted instruction
– audio-visual education
– individualised instruction

Chung, Dau-Chung

PhD

Struggles for recognition: the development of HIV/AIDS curricula in schools of social work in Taiwan.

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Dr Ruth Phillips

– curriculum development
– social work
– community attitudes
– health education
– content analysis
– discourse analysis
– genealogy
– Foucault (M)
– HIV/AIDS education
– people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA)
– Taiwan

Crawford, Shauna

PhD

Braille analysis of phonemes, graphemes, onset & rimes, and words in young children and adults.

Professor Robert Elliott

– study and teaching of Braille
– English language
– study and teaching of phonology

Deerajviset, Poranee

PhD

eLearning in English as a Foreign Language Education in Thailand’s higher education context.

Associate Professor Lesley Harbon

– computer-assisted instruction
– ICT in higher education
– internet in higher education
– student attitudes
– Thailand

Economou, Dorothy

PhD

Photos in the news: appraisal analysis of visual semiosis and verbal-visual intersemiosis.

Professor Peter Freebody

– photojournalism in Australia
– mass media
– semiotics

Fielding, Ruth

PhD

Speaking two languages is a gift: a study exploring how young bilingual students identify with being bilingual.

Associate Professor Lesley Harbon

– bilingualism in children
– Australia

Gonzalez, Carlos

MPhil

University teachers' experiences of teaching in blended learning environments.

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Professor Peter Goodyear

– blended learning
– academic staff attitudes
– eLearning
– ICT in education
– teaching methods
– teaching styles
– interviews
– online surveys

Green, Jasmine

PhD

The roles of academic motivation, self-concept, and cognitive and behavioural action in predicting educational outcomes: findings from large-scale, cross-sectional, and longitudinal modelling.

Professor Andrew Martin

– cognition
– learning
– motivation (psychology)
– self-perception

Gunawardena, Harshi

PhD

Colonial institutions: postcolonial identities: the experiences of international students from the Indian subcontinent at an Australian university.

Dr Nigel Bagnall

– attitudes of foreign students
– evaluation of higher education
– Indian college students
– Australia

Hasler, Jane Belinda

PhD

No bloody wonder: exposing the relationship between postnatal depression (PND) and the gender order.

Dr Susan Goodwin

– psychological aspects of postpartum depression
– social aspects of postpartum depression

Howard, Sarah

PhD

Teacher change: individual and cultural risk perceptions in the context of ICT integration.

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Professor Peter Goodyear

– risk perceptions
– school culture
– teacher change
– technology

Hwang, Yoon Suk

PhD

Mind and autism spectrum disorders: a theory-of-mind-continuum model and typology developed from theory-of-mind as subjectively experienced and objectively understood.

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Associate Professor David Evans

– Autism Spectrum Disorders
– Theory-of-Mind– mind
– objectivity
– subjectivity
– Republic of Korea

Masroori, Neika

MEd(Res)

Higher-order and lower-order questioning in private and state school classrooms.

Dr Nigel Bagnall 

– language education
– interpersonal communication
– questioning
– secondary study and teaching
– NSW

McMullan, Nola Anne

MEd(Res)

An investigation into teaching morphological spelling strategies to secondary students with literacy support needs.

Associate Professor David Evans

– English language
– study and teaching of English
– orthography and spelling
– psychology of spelling
– secondary education

Namgung, Sang Un

PhD

Returning scholars in Korean higher education: a case study of internationalisation of higher education.

Professor Anthony Welch

– education and globalisation
– education and state
– economic aspects
– social aspects
– returned students
– South Korea

Nockles, David Peter

EdD

Student perceptions of effective schooling.

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Dr Kevin Laws

– effective teaching
– learning
– motivation in education

O'Shea, Sarah Elizabeth

PhD

Choices, challenges and changes: exploring transition, persistence and engagement for first generation, female university students.

Dr Lesley Scanlon

– attitudes of students
– women college students
– New South Wales
– University of Sydney

Peng, Jian E

PhD

Exploring willingness to communicate (WTC) in English in Chinese EFL university classrooms: a mixed methods approach.

Dr Lindy Woodrow

– classroom management
– communication
– social aspects
– second language acquisition
– study and teaching of English Language
– Chinese speakers
– China

Perkins, Susan Margaret Beaton

PhD

A self study of a teacher's empathic attunement.

Dr John Hughes

– attitudes of students
– empathy in study and teaching
– female offenders
– juvenile delinquents
– teacher-student relationships

Punmongkol, Piyawan

PhD

The regulation of academic emotions.

Associate Professor Richard Walker

– adjustment (psychology)
– college students
– personality assessment

Quinn, Catherine

DSW

Social worth with people who have dementia: an exploration of practice in New South Wales

Dr Lindsey Napier

– dementia patients
– care
– services
– Alzheimer's disease
– psychiatric social work
– New South Wales

Raffaele, Martin Paul

MPhil

An exploration of the psychosocial effects that school-age children with Child Absence Epilepsy (CAE) experience when their condition is misdiagnosed as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Professor Robyn Ewing

– attention deficit disordered children
– epilepsy in children
– diagnostic errors

Sainsbury, Erica Jane

PhD

A sociocultural approach to conceptual change learning in first year pharmacy students.

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Associate Professor Richard Walker 

– case studies
– change (psychology)
– educational sociology
– learning
– social change

Shih, Jen Hwa

PhD

The causal and mediating influences of knowledge and experience of mediation on learning processes.

Associate Professor Richard Walker

– experiential learning
– psychology of learning
– Philosophy of learning
– knowledge management
– mediation

Sinthunava, Kittiwan

PhD

Change and change management in higher education in Thailand: a case study of six Rajabhat Universities in Bangkok.

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Dr Kevin Laws

– case studies
– organisational change

Spencer, John Andrew

EdD

Evaluating TRIAGE methodology as a means of planning for an evaluation of staff training within an Australian government agency.

Dr Kevin Laws

– civil service personnel management
– training of employees
– triage (medicine) decision making
– Australia

Stewart, Miranda Kaye

MPhil

Expectations, perceptions, attitudes and beliefs towards the life education program among students, teachers and parents.

Associate Professor Jennifer O'Dea

– Life Education
– drug abuse
– drug use
– school children
– Australia

Stone, Catherine

DSW

The second chance journey ... or ... "How did these oldies get to be uni students?"

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Dr Zita Weber

– non-traditional students
– open learning
– pathways
– adult students
– feminist criticism
– higher education
– undergraduate students
– narrative inquiry
– transformational education
– University of Newcastle

Webster, Dianne Robin

PhD

The impact of take-home family oriented science activities on primary school students' science learning: the SAKs project.

Professor Robyn Ewing

– science
– study and teaching
– primary education
– methodology
– Australia

Wong, Monica May Dze

PhD

Assessing students' knowledge and conceptual understanding of fraction equivalence.

Associate Professor David Evans

– fractions
– decimal fractions
– study and teaching
– primary education

Xun, Feng

PhD

The impact of school culture on the adoption of an innovation: case studies of four secondary schools in China.

Dr Kevin Laws

 

Yuwono, Grace Ika

PhD

Indonesian EFL teacher professionalism: a case study in the Salatiga Municipality.

Associate Professor Lesley Harbon

– English as a second language
– English as a foreign language
– teacher attitudes
– professionalism
– primary education
– secondary education
– case studies
– Indonesia



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