Web Access Research Portal

Researcher: Thomas, DP (Dr Damon Thomas)

Fields of Research

English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
Education
Computer Gaming and Animation

Research Objectives

Pedagogy
Learner and Learning Achievement
Teaching and Instruction
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner Development

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'I rest my case': Linguistic resources used by successful young writers of persuasive texts; 39th International Systemic Functional Congress
Challenges facing early childhood teachers in literacy education; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Discovering argument: linking literacy, citizenship education, and persuasive advocacy; Journal of Social Science Education
Engaged young writers: Dialogic choices beyond NAPLAN; The Future of Educational Research
Enhancing pedagogy with mLearning; Technologies for enhancing pedagogy, engagement and empowerment in education: Creating learning-friendly environments
Evaluative stance in high achieving Year 3 persuasive texts; Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal
Examining focused conversation for leading professional learning and development in early childhood: highlighting the role of evaluative stance; 2013 Australian Association of Research in Education Conference
Lexical density and readability: A case study of English textbooks; Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society
Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary persuasive texts; Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA) Conference
Nominalisation in high scoring primary and secondary school persuasive texts; Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Putting on the Style: Enhancing Citizenship Education with a Persuasive Writing Framework; What is Next in Educational Research?
Using attitude analysis to explore focused conversations for professional learning and development in early childhood; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy

Research Projects

Improving Regional Low SES Students' Learning and Wellbeing; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision