Semester Two 2010

Doctoral Studies Research Students Forum - 2010 Archive

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Thursday 28 October

Photos from the forum

Volunteers looking after the registration desk on the day. From left, Ann Callen, Kate Thomson and Taeko Takayanagi.

Harry Ghasemi-Nejad gearing up for his presentation Exploring adaptability in adolescents: preliminary construct measurement, psychometrics, and scope.

This semester, we were privileged to be joined by a visiting group of doctoral students from Universitas Pendidikan, Indonesia.

Ruth Edwards won the Outstanding Research Student Award. Her paper was titled How grounded theory works: applying grounded theory to studying school culture.

Archana Jetti (PhD candidate) about to present her talk Money with a mission: Microfinance and gender inequalities.

Leighana Thornton, (PhD candidate) presented Intertextuality in undergraduate student writing. Leighana is also a member of the TESOL research network.

Deanna Davy happy with her presentation Transnational NGOs against child sex trafficking – challenges and opportunities of advocacy networks for social change?

Geoffrey Burke catching up with colleagues after his presentation An ethnographic exploration of factors influencing learning and social outcomes for students with learning difficulties participating in a secondary school peer tutor reading support program.

Marianne Koo (PhD candidate) excited and enthused about her presentation Does a fluency–oriented approach to reading have a use-by date?

Zhila Hasanloo (PhD candidate) enjoying the positive the feedback from the audience after her presentation Exploring creativity in the blind.

Neville Ellis (PhD candidate) presenting What (some) teachers (really) think about practitioner research: views from NSW and Singapore.

Suma Parahakaran (PhD candidate) with Associate Professor Judy Anderson who was chairing Suma's talk Human values-based water, sanitation and hygiene education: a study of teachers’ beliefs and perceptions.

Giedre Kligyte (PhD candidate) and Professor Gabrielle Meagher conferring before Giedre's talk Collegiality, openness and sharing in today’s university.

Dr Ilektra Spandagou and Paul Wood who presented Examining the views of NSW primary principals towards students with disruptive behaviour: initial findings and future directions.

Associate Professor Alyson Simpson and Susan Markose who presented Literacy practices out of school: Immigrant families and their acquisition of school literacies.

Three international students from Chile, Sebastian Madrid, Carolina Matheson and Antonio Silva.

Students Giedre Kligyte, Carolina Matheson and Kate Thomson compare ideas on research into higher education.

Students Heather Dalby, Susan Colman and Joanne Clarke enjoy some refreshments and get to know each together.

The audience listening to PhD candidate, Susan Markose's, talk on literacy practices out of school in immigrant families.

The audience listening to Ruth Edwards', and Prapassara Thanosawan's presentations. Both PhD students are supervised by Dr Kevin Laws

The audience listening to Kashmira Dave's presentation on computer supported collaborative learning in higher education and Carolina Matheson's presentation on the transitions between teacher development and teaching practice in higher education.

The audience in lecture theatre 424 eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winner of the Outstanding Research Student Award.


Research: making a difference.

The nature of literacy learning is the primary focus of Professor Rob Tierney’s scholarship and professional activities.
As a literacy education professor, Rob has held school positions at major educational research centres, has served on international advisory boards. Rob Tierney has served on panels for the United States Office of Education, international agencies and for television, publishing and media production advising on literacy matters. He was part editor of the Reading Research Quarterly and part presenter of the National Reading Conference.
Rob Tierney is a former faculty member at institutions including, Arizona, Ohio State and Harvard Universities, and the University of California at Berkeley. As Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, he was engaged in global education and indigenous development initiatives. In 2010, Rob returned to his home town to assume the role of Dean of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.
Rob Tierney has an international reputation for his leadership contributions to scholarly endeavours and projects. He has been involved in pursuing cooperative endeavours with universities and governments internationally. In the recent years, he has worked on digital teaching and learning with a consortium of North American Deans, George Lucas Foundation, Apple Computers and others.

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And what did we have for refreshments? Have a look. Doesn't it just make your mouth water?

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