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Researcher: Smith, H (Dr Heidi Smith)

Fields of Research

Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Education systems
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Sociology of education
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Specialist studies in education
Other education
Higher education
Educational technology and computing
Primary education
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)

Research Objectives

Learner and learning
Teaching and curriculum
Other education and training
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Equity and access to education
Teaching and instruction technologies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Aspire High: Impacting student aspirations in a regional community; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Building a new generation: Community expectations on raising aspirations in rural Tasmania; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Curriculum development in outdoor education: Tasmanian teachers' perspectives on the new pre-tertiary outdoor leadership course; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Dream Big evaluation: Final Report
Effective, exemplary, extraordinary? Towards an understanding of extraordinary outdoor leadership; Australian Journal of Outdoor Education
Extraordinary outdoor leaders: An Australian case study
Fostering Autonomous Learning: A Holistic View; International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum
Learning from real life 'extraordinary' outdoor leaders; Outdoor Education Research Conference
Pedagogical approaches to exploring theory-practice relationships in an outdoor education teacher education programme; Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Report of the program evaluation of ‘Dream Big’
Students’ appropriation, rejection and perceptions of creativity in reflective journals; International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The impact of transculturality on student experience of higher education; Journal of Experiential Education
‘I did think it was a bit strange taking outdoor education online’: exploration of initial teacher education students’ online learning experiences in a tertiary outdoor education unit; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
‘You want us to teach outdoor education where?’ Reflections on teaching outdoor education online; Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning

Research Projects

The King Island Digital Stories (KIDS) Project; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Improving outdoor leadership practice: Developing awareness of self, others and the environment

Research Candidate Supervision

The Effect of e-Portfolio Assessment on Syntactic Component of Writing among Intermediate EFL Learners
The professional development of educators through person-centred (executive) coaching