Our project funded through Australia's multicultural affairs has now begun. The project is being led by Professor Marie Kavanagh and is in partnership with Zonta International and aims to support refugee women's financial and written literacy. Marie and I are really looking forward to working with the women's HUBS in our local areas. We have a great team to work with and I am really looking forward to working with them.
The Australian Research Council Discovery grant that I am involved in, and led by Professor Mary Ryan from Macquarie University, has been going well. Other team members include Associate Professor Lisa Kervin (University of Wollongong) and Professor Debra Myhill (University of Exeter). The project will explore reflexive approaches to the teaching of writing. We have now started to collect data in our schools - I love working with the teachers and students!
Other projects I am currently working on include:
1. The arts and literacy:
This project explores the unique and often 'invisible' literacies in the arts. Check out my latest blog with colleagues Dr Amélie Lemieux and Professor Jean-Charles Chabanne. Amélie and Jean-Charles and I will be publishing another paper very soon.
2. Teaching multimodal texts in schools:
This project is a collaboration with Brisbane Catholic Education that aims to support teachers in teaching multimodal texts in their classrooms. It has been wonderful working with teachers in three schools in years 4 and 6. I am really excited about attending the writing residency in Olot, Spain to start writing a book for teachers about this project.
See here for a brief report:
3. International volunteers Australia:
I am really passionate about supporting international students in Australia. As such, this project aims to improve international students' experiences in the workplace. This project is funded by Trade Investment Queensland--International Education and Training. The photo below is me, Yijun Hu- our amazing project manager, and the Hon Kate Jones - Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development.
Please find a report from our large WISP project here.
4. Teaching and assessing reflection in higher education:
I am leading a USQ Commissioned Learning and Teaching project called TAR - Teaching and assessing reflection. The project aims to improve assessment and feedback related to reflection in higher education. We are working in the areas of Business, Education, Law and The Arts to determine the disciplinary differences and similarities in reflection and reflective thinking. The team include: Associate Professor Margaret Baguley, Julie Copley, Professor Marie Kavanagh and Associate Professor Janet McDonald. Professor Mary Ryan will also provide some important feedback as our evaluator and keynote speaker. We have set up a site for staff and will hold a symposium in 2019. More details about our this event to come!