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Researcher: Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)

Fields of Research

Educational Technology and Computing
LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
Higher Education
Education
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Continuing and Community Education
Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Medical and Health Sciences
Distributed and Grid Systems
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Air Transportation and Freight Services
Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Data Communications
Computer Communications Networks
Studies in Human Society
Computer-Human Interaction
Visual Arts and Crafts
Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Education

Research Objectives

Learner and Learning
Education and Training
Education and Training Systems
Learner and Learning Processes
Pedagogy
Learner and Learning Achievement
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner Development
Water Safety
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Application Tools and System Utilities
Equity and Access to Education
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Management of Education and Training Systems
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Teacher and Instructor Development
Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Curriculum
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Behaviour and Health
Health and Support Services
School/Institution Policies and Development

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A mixed-method research to investigate the adoption of mobile devices and Web2.0 technologies among medical students and educators; BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
A review of maritime English education and training on China in comparison with other top suppliers of seafarers; Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science & Education
A study on health literacy of international students in Australia; The international journal of learning in Higher Education
A virtual learning community supporting the general practice education and training in Australia; 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
An evaluative study on the significance of the web in an Australian university context; AARE
Building on the evaluation of STARS: using online repositories to support the general practice learning community; Evaluation Journal of Australasia
Caught between two worlds: The role of language in integrating migrant children in their new host education system; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Children's words: A developmental perspective; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Communication challenges to maritime English education and training in China in the modern shipping world; 2015 Master Mariners Congress
Computer-supported learning in the context of health education; Third International Conference on Innovations in Learning for the Future 2010: e-Learning
Cross-cultural adaptation of Thai students in Australia: A qualitative study; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Dads' understandings about their role in their children's play and learning; 2014 Hawaii international conference on education
Developing a new literacy: using social media to support research; Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Developing a Valid and Reliable Instrument to Evaluate Users' Perception of Web-Based Learning in an Australian University Context; Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Development of globally acceptable teachers: A study conducted in an Australian teacher education program; The international handbook of cultures of professional development for teachers
Different perspectives on linguistic complexity; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
e-Portfolio: A useful tool for Early Childhood teacher education; The 11th International Conference on Excellence in Education
ECconnections: An innovative online space for building a Community of Practice in Early Childhood Education; 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
EConnections: Demonstrating safe social media use in early childhood education; Third International Conference on Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning
Empowering students in computer-supported education; Technologies for enhancing pedagogy, engagement and empowerment in education
Enhancing computer-based learning discourse in health education; 8th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC)
ESL Pre-service Teachers: What Do They Need?; AARE
Ethnography: A Powerful Methodological Tool for Educational Research; Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Exploring the use of big data analytics for improving support to students in higher education; AI 2016: Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Fostering Autonomous Learning: A Holistic View; The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum
Gender differences in autonomous learning: a study of non-English majors in a Chinese university discourse; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
GPaedia: A resource rich digital habitat for a vertically integrated GP learning community; General Practice Education and Training Convention 2012
GPaedia: A Web 2.0 technology enhanced digital habitat to support the general practice learning community; Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi Discipline Journal
Implementing Humour in ESL classroom; International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World
International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings A; International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World
International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings B; International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World
International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research; International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research; International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
International journal of innovative interdisciplinary research issues; International journal of innovative interdisciplinary research issues
International journal of innovative interdisciplinary research issues; International journal of innovative interdisciplinary research issues
Investigate the possible Impacts of differential seafarersí career progression on seafarer competence in China; 15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research
Investigating identities through language use: A perspective of discourse analysis; Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective
Issues in English language teaching in Nepal; What is Next in Educational Research?
Language Shock: A challenge to language learning; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Language shock: A challenge to language learning; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Learner autonomy, teacher authority and Confucianism in language education: A Chinese perspective; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Learning Experiences of Chinese Background International Students in an Australian Tertiary Context; AARE 2010
Lexical density and readability: A case study of English textbooks; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Linguistic shock: A challenge to language learning; Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective
Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy; Nova Science Publishers
Measurement of Vocabulary Knowledge: Problems and Solutions; What is Next in Educational Research?
Multi-cultural Learning Experiences of Chinese-background students at two Australian Universities; AARE 2009 Internation Education Research Conference
MyLO: Collaborative Learning through Web-Based Courseware Applications; Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environment
Overcoming the challenges with an optimistic attitude: A study on the perceptions of international research students; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Preliminary study on big data analytics with learning management system for assisting learning experiences in higher education in Australia; Autumn Conference of The Korean Institute of Smart Media 2016
Questionnaire development for strategic English learning: processes and outcomes; International Journal of English Language Education
Reframing perceptions of teaching to become globally acceptable; 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society
Reframing Teacher Identities: ESL pre-service teachers' perspectives of teaching and learning in Australian tertiary contexts; AARE International Education Research Conference
Research Writing: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Perspective; What is Next in Educational Research?
Social media technologies for collaboration and communication: Perceptions of childcare professionals and families; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Social support discourse for international students in an Australian tertiary context; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Social support exchanges in Facebook social support group; Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social support to international tertiary students in an Australian regional area; International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World
Tasmanian early childhood pre-service teachers' perceptions of e-portfolios; 2014 Hawaii international conference on education
Thai teachers' perspectives on the role of grammar in English language teaching; Linguistics and Language Education in New Horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
The communicative competence of Chinese seafarers and their employability in the international maritime labour market; Marine Policy
The creative and innovative aspects of e-protfolio for researchers and postgraduate research students to conduct research; 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
The Establishment of a Framework of Communicative Competence of Seafarers: A Systematic Review; What is Next in Educational Research?
The Future of Educational Research; Sense Publishers
The use of MyLO as a courseware in teaching and learning; AARE 2010
Web-based learning in Australian tertiary education: Insights of the end-users; LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Web-based Learning: Status Quo and Trend; Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environment
Web-based technologies: Indispensable resources in an Australian University context; The Future of Educational Research
What is Next in Educational Research?; Sense Publishers

Research Projects

'Big Data' and learning analytics for Australian higher education: A pilot study at the University of Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building a Community of Practice: Working towards a Potential Digital Habitat for Early Childhood Education; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Enriching fathers' and male caregivers' understanding of children's learning and development; Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (TEYF)
Making sense of biology data through artistic interactions; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing a community of learning: Identifying and modelling the use of social media in General Practice education resources.
International students and gambling

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 Study of the English Competence of Indian-Background Students and its Impact on their Academic Achievement in an Australian University context.
An investigation of university students' views about teaching and learning English through their own experiences in high schools and university of mainland China
Breaking through the Threshold in L2 Productive Vocabulary Aquisition
Individualised pathway planning framework in Tasmanian Schools
Investigation into English Proficiency of Teachers of English Language to NESB Students and the Impact this has Upon Their Methods of Teaching English
Linguistic Complexity in English Textbooks - A Functional Grammar Perspective
Quality of Early Childhood Education- Desigining the Most Appropriate Curriculum
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 Effects of Manila Amendment on Maritime English Education in China and its Effective Solutions to the Problem of Some Deficiencies of Chinese Seafarers' English Ability
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