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Researcher: Downing, JJ (Dr Jillian Downing)

Fields of Research

Teacher education and professional development of educators
Higher education
Educational technology and computing
Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Other education
Education systems
Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Special education and disability
Maritime engineering
Continuing and community education
Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Health promotion
Education assessment and evaluation

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Teacher and instructor development
Teaching and instruction technologies
Learner and learning
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Health education and promotion
Other health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Applied learning design in an online teacher-education course
Applied Learning design in an online VET Teacher Education course: A pedagogical framework that responds to the needs of mature-aged, employed students; The Vocational Education and Development Symposium
Applied learning in online spaces: traditional pedagogies informing educational design for today's learners; 30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
Applied or denied? The eLearning experience of an autistic, mature-aged university student; International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education
Authentic learning for real learning; Applied Learning 2012 Forum
Design Principles for Applied Learning in Higher Education: A Pedagogical Approach for Non-traditional Students in an Online Course; 2013 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
Design principles for applied learning: bringing theory and practice together in an online VET teacher-education degree; International Journal of Training Research
eLearning in vocational education and training; Teaching in the VET sector in Australia
Engagement and educational technologies; The Future of Educational Research
Framing teacher educator engagement in an online environment; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Identifying e-learning principles for Maritime Education through the e-initiatives project: A design-based approach; 2013 Australian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education Conference
Improving research about us, with us: a draft framework for inclusive autism research; Disability and Society
Keeping the party in full swing: findings on online student engagement with teacher education students; Journal of Continuing Higher Education
Online initial teacher education in Australia: affordances for pedagogy, practice and outcomes; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Online initial teacher education students' perceptions of using web conferences to support professional conversations; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Online initial teacher education: a systematic review of the literature; Asia - Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Piloting teacher education practicum partnerships: teaching alliances for professional practice (TAPP); Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Sharing Practice Peer Learning Circle (PLC) 360 Curriculum; Teaching Matters 2013 - Open UTAS to the World
Specialised VET teacher degree gives educators’ practice an edge
Teacher educators' readiness, preparation, and perceptions of preparing preservice teachers in a fully online environment: an exploratory study; The Teacher Educator
The affordances of web conferences in online pre-service mathematics education; ASCILITE 2012
The Experiences and Perceptions of Non-Traditional Students Enrolled in an Online Teacher Education Course; What is Next in Educational Research?
Using insights from Myers-Briggs type preferences to support early childhood pre-service teachers' personal and professional mathematical understanding; 23rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (AAMT-MERGA Conference)
VET teaching and teacher education; International Journal of Training Research
‘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
“Obstacles to my learning”: A mature-aged student with autism describes his experience in a fully online course; International studies in widening participation
“There was nowhere to hide…”: the surprising discovery of how weekly web conferences facilitated engagement for online initial teacher education students; Asia - Pacific Journal of Teacher Education

Research Projects

High quality educational research into the use of e-portfolios (portfolios) to promote curriculum integration and lead evidence of attaining professional standards; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Student View: A pilot study into the student experience of online learning across disciplines; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision