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Researcher: Fraser, SP (Associate Professor Sharon Fraser)

Fields of Research

Education Assessment and Evaluation
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Learning Sciences
Higher Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Religion Curriculum and Pedagogy
Education
Continuing and Community Education
Preventive Medicine
Specialist Studies in Education
Secondary Education
Community Child Health
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Family Care
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Health Promotion

Research Objectives

Teacher and Instructor Development
Learner and Learning
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Health Education and Promotion
Education and Training Systems
Pedagogy
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Workforce Transition and Employment
Learner and Learning Achievement
School/Institution Community and Environment
Education and Training
Equity and Access to Education
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Rural Health
Learner Development
Child Health
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'No wonder out-of-field teachers struggle!' - Unpacking the thinking of expert teachers; Australian Mathematics Teacher
A strategic approach to curriculum design for information literacy in teacher education - implementing an information literacy conceptual framework; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
A workplace intervention designed to interrupt prolonged occupational sitting: Self-reported perceptions of health from a cohort of desk-based employees over 26 weeks; International Journal of Workplace Health Management
An alternative model for mathematics and science initial teacher education; Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
Building Capacity for Sustainable Leadership in Higher Education Assessment; AARE Focus Conference
Catalysing the Transition into the Unknown: A Student Advocate in Chemistry Education; Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc
Constructing an Identity: A Key to Learning; What is Next in Educational Research?
Conversations for Shared Understanding - Academic Developers and Faculty working in Partnership to Shape the Curriculum; International Consortium for Educational Development 2004
Cross faculty collaboration in the development of an integrated mathematics and science pre-service teacher education program; STEM 2016: Connecting Informal and Formal STEM Education
Developing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning leadership through a Peer Professional Learning Program; 9th annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference: Research on Teaching and Learning: Integrating Practices
Discovering and advancing school students' perceptions of the relationships between science and religion; Dialogue Australasia
Drawings as a vehicle for student generated representations to learning of sciences in Fijian primary schools; Australasian Science Education Research Association Conference 2017
Empowering Students to be the Judges of their own Performance Through Peer Assessment; IASE Satellite Conference on Assessing Student Learning in Statistics
Influencing intended teaching practice: Exploring pre-service teachers' perceptions of science teaching resources; International Journal of Science Education
Investigating teachers' experiences; The Future of Educational Research
Mapping Development in Students' Understanding of Vision using a Cognitive Structural Model; International Journal of Science Education
Mapping development of students' understanding of vision; 25th AARE Conference
Marketing an alternate model for science and mathematics initial teacher education; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK): Exploring its usefulness for science lecturers in higher education; Research in Science Education
Report of the program evaluation of ‘Dream Big’
Shaping the University Curriculum through Partnerships and Critical Conversations; International Journal for Academic Development
The Curriculum? That's just a unit outline isn't it?; Studies in Higher Education
The effect of a computer-based workplace health and wellbeing program on workplace health culture; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Transformative science teaching in higher education; Journal of Transformative Education
What’s happening in Australian mathematics professional learning?; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference 2016: transforming education research
Youth physical activity and health interventions: Ineffective and ill-conceived action?; Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education
“Yeah now that I’ve thought about it I’ll probably think about it more”; Science and Religion in Education Conference 2016

Research Projects

Being Human: Discovering and Advancing School Students' Perceptions of the Relationships between Science and Religion; Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF)
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Towards Educating Mathematics Professionals Encompassing Science and Technology (TEMPEST); Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Improving Literacy and Numeracy across Years 5 to 8 in response to the outcomes of the NAPLAN results in Years 7 and 9

Research Candidate Supervision

'So are we all clear on that?'How Does the Communication between Teachers, Students and Parents Impact on Student Success?
An Interactive Computer-based Prompting Can Positively Change Employee's Occupational Sitting Habits to Improve Their Health and Wellbeing
An Investigation of the Role of Participation and Its Effect on Narrative in Young People's Multimodal Storytelling Practices on YouTube
An Investigation of the Use of Teaching Standards to Improve the Quality of Teaching
Developing Robust Flexible Methodologies that Assess the Limits of Knowledge and Understanding of Neonatal Nursing Practice; Incorporating Cognitive Processes Required of Professional Practice, Interpersonal Competence and Intrapersonal Qualities
Gendered Constructions in Students' Science Fiction Texts Through the Development of a Transformative Pedagogy
Implementing Learning from Tertiary Teacher Preparation Programs into the Workplace
Improving the Understanding of Physics in College Students from Low Socio-Economic Backgrounds
Paramedic Preceptors - A Question of Work Readiness in Graduate Paramedics.
Tasmanian Coastal Waste and Marine Debris- An investigation into causal factors and educational strategies to address coastal waste and marine debris in Tasmania
The Collaboration Between Higher Learning Institution and Vocational Education and Training (VET) system Improved the VET and makes Higher Education More Accessible to Low Socioeconomic Group (LSEG), A Malaysian Perspective
The Impact of Increasingly Sophisticated Technology on the Engagement of E-Learners Within Teacher Education- Empowering Tomorrow's Learning Facilitators
Transition to Secondary School- Student Achievement and Teacher Practice