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Researcher: Thomas, JK (Dr Jeffrey Thomas)

Fields of Research

Other education
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Education systems
Urban sociology and community studies
Secondary education
Inclusive education
Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Criminology
Higher education
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Community child health
Social geography
Human information interaction and retrieval
Education assessment and evaluation
Information systems philosophy, research methods and theory
Gender, sexuality and education
Causes and prevention of crime
Continuing and community education
Special education and disability
Gender relations
Police administration, procedures and practice

Research Objectives

Management, resources and leadership
Learner and learning
Teacher and instructor development
Other education and training
Policies and development
Health education and promotion
Equity and access to education
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Crime prevention
Neonatal and child health
Health inequalities
Law enforcement
Expanding knowledge in education
Teaching and instruction technologies
Gender and sexualities
Children's services and childcare

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'They're actually pretty skilled” A report on a trial of preparing Initial Teacher Education Students for working at St Francis Flexible Learning Centre
A preliminary study of students with disabilities in 'flexi' education settings; Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education
Are male primary teachers expected to perform particular extracurricular roles in their schools?; Australian association for research in education (AARE) conference 2018
Behaviour Management Episode 5: Planning for positive behaviour
Behaviour management episode 5: Planning for positive behaviour
Beyond a typology: Towards a taxonomy of alternative education; Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference
Communication: Bridging the Space Between
Consistency in the messiness: Lessons learnt from establishing Flex programs; Doing School Differently Conference 2018
Consistency in the messiness: Lessons learnt from establishing Flex programs; Doing School Differently Conference 2018
Consistency in the messiness: Report on the establishment of successful Flexible Learning Programs in Australia
Developing Better Approaches to Disengagement; Celebrating Special Assistance Schools, Independent Schools Queensland
Developing better approaches to disengagement; Doing School Differently Conference 2018
Developing Better Approaches to Disengagement of Students in School; 2019 AERA Annual Meeting
Developing expert teachers to address diversity: interview with Chelsea Channing
Disability and disengagement: What Flexible Learning Program enrollments reveal about our about our education system; Building Opportunities, Building Communities Conference
Disability and Disengagement: What Flexible Learning Programs Reveal About Our Education System; Australian Association of Special Education National Conference
Experts push for new approach to dealing with difficult students. It's a philosophical shift that could be a game-changer for Tasmania
Group punishment doesn’t fix behaviour - it just makes kids hate school
How are you feeling today? Assessing student engagement in Virtual Learning Tasmania; 12th International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies
Inclusive, engaged learning: New momentum in engagement policy and practice in Tasmania; Education Transforms 2017
It takes a special type of teacher. An investigation into the capabilities of staff working with disengaged students; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Keeping kids engaged in the classroom: Practical classroom management strategies; Australian Association of Special Education National Conference
Managing Behavior or Promoting Engagement?; Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education
Meet the school principal who has never expelled or suspended a student: interview with Alison Branley
Moving water paddling as critical outdoor education; Australian Journal of Outdoor Education
Preparing pre-service teachers for Flexible Learning Programs: A pilot study; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Proactive classroom strategies for marginalised learners; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
Re-engagement of Students after an Alternative Education Program
Representation of Flexible Learning Program Teachers in mainstream media; JERAA Conference 2018
Should school uniforms be compulsory? We asked five experts: Interview by Sasha Petrova
Thanks for the opportunity! Or…was it a threat?: student experiences in ‘choosing’ flexible learning; 2016 Doing School Differently
The role of flexible learning programs in enabling behavioural engagement; Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Trauma-Informed Practice for Pre-service Teachers; Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education
Trauma-informed practice with pre-service teachers; Trauma Aware Schools Conference
Understanding The Complexities of Disengagement Through a Symbolic Interactionist lens; European Conference on Education and Research,
What are the capabilities? Working effectively with disengaged students; Independent Education
Why are kids with disabilities are more likely to be excluded from school?: Interview with Ryk Goddard
‘It is my decision, and it’s really up to me. But they wanted me to do it’: an exploration of choice in enrolling in a reengagement programme; International Journal of Inclusive Education
‘It showed me that I was not dumb’ the role of flexible learning programmes in enabling cognitive (re)-engagement; International Journal of Inclusive Education

Research Projects

A dumping ground or a refuge? Investigating how LGBTIQ young people come to be in flexi schools; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Essential skills workshops for homeless men recovering from crisis, to help them defeat homelessness and move on to a better future.; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
It takes a special type of teacher: An investigation into the attributes of staff working with disengaged students.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Factors Affecting the Establishment of Flexible Learning Programs

Research Candidate Supervision