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Researcher: Short, M (Dr Megan Short)

Fields of Research

Other education
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Primary education
Higher education
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Learning sciences
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Specialist studies in education
Education assessment and evaluation
Curriculum and pedagogy
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Community child health
Health promotion

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Learner and learning
Teaching and curriculum
Teacher and instructor development
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Expanding knowledge in education
Secondary education
Teaching and instruction technologies
Equity and access to education
Policies and development
Neonatal and child health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

My friends were there for me: exploring the pedagogical adaptations of secondary Nigerian-Australian students in Tasmania; Australasian Review of African Studies
An exploration of teachers' beliefs about grammar; Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World
Bits of the language that we cannot see': What does grammar mean for pre-service teachers?; NZARE: New Zealand Association for Research in Education National Conference
Chapter 13 - Disrupted Methodology in Educational Research: A Nigerian Perspective; Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research
Computer assisted language learning (CALL) for international students: An Australian perspective; 7th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning (EeL 2017)
Critical Discourse Analysis: An interdisciplinary perspective; Nova Science Publishers Inc
Cultural contrasts in the classroom: Preparing international pre-service teachers for professional experience; Teaching Matters 2010
Developing an eLearning resource for Chinese-English healthcare interpreters; Teaching Matters 2019
Disrupted methodology in educational research: a Nigerian perspective; Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research Volume 2
Early French immersion in British Columbia: A Consideration of the 'Struggling Learner'; What is Next in Educational Research?
English Language Teaching in Nepal: An Investigation of Issues and Challenges; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Exploring how Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) supports English acquisition from the perspectives of international students with Asian; Teaching Matters 2016: Transforming Practice Through Innovation and Partnerships
Factors affecting the quality and efficacy of English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (ELT-INSET): A case study of Bangladesh; Waikato Journal of Education
From the infrastructure to the big picture: a critical reading of English language education policy and planning in Bangladesh; Routledge Handbook of English Language Education in Bangladesh
Grammar in teaching and learning - what do teachers need to know?; Alternative Angles
Grammar is not a dirty word - Exploring grammatical prejudice in teaching and learning; Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research
I felt a part of the class…. The journey of a group of Nigerian migrant secondary students from isolation to integration; NZARE Annual Conference 2017
International pre-service teachers: A strategy to build skills for professional experience; International journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
Issues in English language teaching in Nepal; What is Next in Educational Research?
Knowing, doing and becoming : pre-service and in-service teachers' beliefs about grammar, teacher knowledge and teacher identity
Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World; NOVA Science Publishers Inc
Linguistic Mystery: A Challenge to Language and Literacy Education; Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World
Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis; Critical Discourse Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Multiliteracies and the New World Order; Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education: Social Practice and the Global Classroom
Performance Anxieties: Grammar and Teacher Identity; Critical Discourse Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Pre-service teachers' view on the significance of grammatical awareness in teaching and learning; AARE 2004 International Education Research Conference
Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research; Critical Discourse Analysis Theory into Research
Secondary English language teacher educators: voices from Bangladesh; Universal Journal of Educational Research
Social support exchanges in Facebook social support group; Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
The design and evaluation of an eLearning resource for Chinese - English healthcare interpreters in Australia; AUSIT 2020 National Conference, ''Business as Unusual''
The Politics of Research; International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis
Thinking of taking a language in year 11 and 12? Here’s what you need to know
Waiting on BERA programme (GA) 'Somehow they became like my family': Discourses of adjustment for international for international postgraduate students; BERA Annual Conference 2016
War and Peace in Language and Literacy Discourse; Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World
What are the perspectives of stakeholders (grandparents, parents, students and teachers) in relation to education in rural China?; 2nd International Conference on Education (ICEDU) 2016

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

A Co-constructivist Approach to Learning and Teaching Writing Skills for University Students for whom English is an Additional Language- A Focus on Meta-Cognitive and Pedagogical Perspectives on Students' Perceptions
A Discourse on the Role of the English Language in Promoting International Understanding and Collaboration to Address Issues of Global Concern
A Study of the English Competence of Indian-Background Students and its Impact on their Academic Achievement in an Australian University context.
An Investigation of the Role of Participation and Its Effect on Narrative in Young People's Multimodal Storytelling Practices on YouTube
An investigation of university students' views about teaching and learning English through their own experiences in high schools and university of mainland China
Lexical Density and its Correlation with Student Achievement in Academic Writing
Linguistic Complexity in English Textbooks - A Functional Grammar Perspective
Teachers' Roles in the Implementation of Year 9 Reform
Teaching and Learning English in Nepal- Perceptions, Problems and Strategies of Secondary Teachers and Students
The Effect of e-Portfolio Assessment on Syntactic Component of Writing among Intermediate EFL Learners
The use of Facebook as a tool for support group among parents of Autistic Disorder Syndrome (ASD) children in Malaysia
Writing to be heard- Authorial voice in the written discourse of Chinese International Students