Information related to research interest "Motivation and engagement"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Education

  • Associate Professor Joseph Zajda

    Associate Professor Joseph Zajda is a world-renowned scholar in the area of globalisation and education policy reforms. He has published over 43 books (monographs and edited books) and hundreds of book chapters and articles in refereed journals internationally. He has made an outstanding contribution to research in education globally, with emphasis on globalisation, education reforms, human rights, social justice, gender and equity and the enhancement of quality in teacher education.

    His published research includes works in 498 publications in 4 languages and 10,234 library holdings, adding immense research expertise to his work globally in teacher education and pedagogy. He has provided outstanding service to teacher education through his research globally, graduate teaching, doctoral supervision, and his editorial work.

    His Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (Dordrecht: Springer. has 126,899-chapter downloads so far.
    As a result, he has received a new book contract from Springer to edit International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (2020).
    He has established a series of leading academic journals. These included Educational Practice & Theory, Education & Society, Curriculum & Teaching, World Studies in Education, and Learning & Teaching, an international journal in classroom pedagogy. It enabled scholars in the field of education, curriculum and policy reforms to share their research with an international audience. A hallmark of his contribution to teacher education and research is his ongoing support to young researchers.
    He was the chair of the Publication Committee of the World Council of Comparative and Education Societies, and chaired numerous panels and presented papers at the Comparative and International Education Society. He is consulting editor of the UNESCO's 'International Review of Education Journal'.

    He received the 2012 Peter Sheehan Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the high quality of research activities, and particularly celebrates sustained research that has had a substantive impact nationally and internationally (Faculty of Education, Australian Catholic University).

    He received Australian Awards for University Teaching in July 2011 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, for an innovative, influential and sustained contribution to teacher education through scholarship and publication and for an innovative approach in teacher education, where he uses global pedagogy and teacher as a researcher model.

    He is Secretary of the Australian Council on Human Rights Education (elected in November 2018).
    Elected as Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (June 2013). FACE
    He is currently working on the 24-volume Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research series (Springer, 2015-2020). He has completed editing volumes 14-19 in the Globalisation series.
    Areas of research
    Globalisation and comparative education research, globalisation and education policy, decentralisation and privatisation in education, education reforms in the Russian Federation, lifelong learning, active citizenship education, curriculum reforms, values education, constructivist pedagogy, and school history textbooks.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3268 (Melbourne) Email :

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Prof Christopher Lonsdale

    My research examines the motivational underpinnings of behaviour in a variety of contexts, including education, healthcare, and physical activity. I seek to translate this knowledge into feasible and scalable interventions that have benefits for society.

    Phone : 4642 (North Sydney) Email :


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