Academics

The Global Education Research Team (GERT) is a group of teacher educators at the University of Newcastle (NSW) whose members are passionate about studying and improving teacher education in a rapidly changing world.

GERT is also committed to delivering high quality teacher education. The members were recently recognised for their exceptional contribution to education at the University of Newcastle, receiving the Dean of Education and Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The GERT members were recently recognised for their exceptional contribution to education at the University of Newcastle, receiving the Dean of Education and Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Suzanne Macqueen, Dr Debra Donnelly, & Joanna Brown accept an award for exceptional contribution to education at UoN.

See the links below for more information about each member of the team

Higher Degree Research students affiliated with GERT

Completions

Marini Budiarti Mphil (completed in 2020) Supervision by Kate Ferguson-Patrick (Principal), Ruth Reynolds and Suzanne Macqueen with Australian Endeavour Scholarship.

Nurturing the 4Cs Skills: Learning Opportunities from Global Project-based Learning

PhD candidates

Shirley Clifton (2012-)

Art Studio Learning: Connecting Self; Other; World. With Ruth Reynolds (Principal) and Kath Grushka

Jawza Hamed H Alshammari (2017-).

Exploring the Impact of Use of Tablet PCs in English Classes at Primary Schools in Saudi Arabia. Scholarship from SACM. With Ruth Reynolds (Principal) and Kate Ferguson-Patrick.

 Sultan Almalki (2017-).

Implementation of Professional Learning Communities in Saudi Arabia and its Impact on Teaching Improvement and Teachers’ Interaction. Scholarship from SACM. Supervised Ruth Reynolds (Principal) with Kate Ferguson-Patrick and Mitch O’Toole.

Salwa (2018-).

Incorporating Audio-Visual Aids (AVA) into English Language Teaching in Indonesian Junior High Schools. With Ruth Reynolds (Principal) Helena Sit and Kate Ferguson-Patrick.

Joanne Riley (2018-)

The Impact of Coaching on Pre-Service Teachers’ Practicum Experience. With Ruth Reynolds (Principal) and Scott Imig.

Elise Howard (2018-)

Creativity in Australian Primary Schools. With Ruth Reynolds (Principal) and Kate Ferguson-Patrick.

Abdullah Algabl (2019-)

The Perspectives of Primary Mathematics Teachers towards Flipped Classroom and the necessity of professional development in Saudi Arabia. With Ruth Reynolds (Principal), Kate Ferguson-Patrick and Suzanne Macqueen.

Khairil Razali. (2019-)

Teacher perceptions on the certification process in relation to their professional development and teaching practices (A Case Study in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar Districts, Indonesia). With Kate Ferguson-Patrick (Principal)  Suzanne Macqueen and Ruth Reynolds.

Amy Eccleston (2019-)

Should we put a label on it. A study into the implications of being labelled gifted. With Suzanne Macqueen (Principal),  Kate Ferguson-Patrick and Ruth Reynolds

Key words: PhD students PhD students University of Newcastle PhD Global Education PhD supervision PhD Supervisors University of Newcastle PhD Cooperative Learning PhD Environmental Education PhD History Education PhD Elementary Education PhD Social Justice PhD Intercultural Understanding PhD Children’s Literature PhD Citizenship Education PhD Global Citizenship PhD

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