The Secondary Education Discipline are undertaking a number of research projects related to the teaching of the SecED@UC units and the course provocations. This page outlines the relevant projects, provides access to the related documentation and the emerging results of these projects.

Research Team

The Research team broadly comprises the Secondary Education Discipline, specifically;
Principal Researchers
  • Dr Simon Leonard PhD, Assistant Professor Teacher Education & Head of Discipline.
  • Mr Philip Roberts, Assistant Professor Teacher Education.
  • Dr Steve Shann PhD, Assistant Professor Teacher Education.
  • Dr Megan Poore PhD, Assistant Professor Teacher Education.

Associated Members of the Secondary Education Discipline
  • Dr Charlotte Liu PhD, Assistant Professor Teacher Education.
  • Dr Rachel Cuneen PhD, Assistant Professor Teacher Education.
  • Dr Misty Kirby PhD, Assistant Professor Teacher Education.
  • Ms Raegina Taylor Course Tutor.

Research Assistant
  • Ms Jo Smith Research Assistant Secondary Education Discipline.

Contact

For Information regarding these projects please contact the 'Research Assistant Secondary Education Discipline' at education@canberra.edu.au or 6201 2400 or jo.smith(at)canberra.edu.au
NB:In order to avoid any conflict of interest Current Students are advised to contact the research assistant in the first instance regarding any matters related to approvals and the use of data.

Projects

Project 1a 'Exploring the influence of Graduate Diploma Teacher Education students demographic characteristics on attitudes to study and the profession' (2011 Pilot)

Project 1b 'Exploring the influence of Graduate Diploma Teacher Education students demographic characteristics on attitudes to study and the profession' (2011 Course Survey)

Project 2 'Graduate Diploma Teacher Education students' attitudes to the profession (part 2)'

Project 3 'Graduate Diploma Teacher Education students' attitudes to the profession (part 3 pre-post longitudinal study)'

Project 4 'Graduate Diploma Teacher Education students' attitudes to the profession (part 4 Assessment longitudinal study)'

Project 5 'Comparative study UC & ACU (Strathfield)'
  • This project broadly replicates project 4 at a second university site. The Project will compare the results from both sites and look at broader themes that emerge.
  • Researchers; Philip Roberts with Dr Katarina Tuinamuana PhD, Senior Lecturer & Dr Amy Chapman PhD, Lecturer both from School of Education NSW, Australian Catholic University.
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