Dr Mellita Jones - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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Mellita's research is focused on effective pedagogies for teaching, learning and assessment, particularly in the areas of teacher education, and science education for a more just and equitable world. Mellita's research is predominantly qualitative with some work in mixed methods as well. She is particularly concerned with the use of critical reflective practice, and this informs her work with practising and preservice teachers in these areas.


Contact

Phone :(03) 5336 5372 (Ballarat)
Email :mellita.jones@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Pedagogies for Effective Teaching ; Reflective Practice ; Science Teacher Education ; Teacher Education in Rural and Regional Contexts ; University-School Partnerships ; Teachers' Professional Learning ; Teacher practice ; Teacher Efficacy ; Curriculum design ;

Methods Expertise

qualitative methods ; Mixed Mehods ; Focus Groups ; Interviews ; Case studies ;

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Selected Publications

2014

Transformative learning in science education: Investigating pedagogy for action, in Activist Science and Technology Education (Springer)

Learning in the practicum: Engaging pre-service teachers in reflective practice in the online space, in Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (print version)

Science teacher education partnerships with schools (STEPS): Partnerships in science teacher education, in Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Successful Teacher Education: Partnerships, Reflective Practice and the Place of Technology, in Sense Publishers

Successful and 'transferable' practice, in Successful Teacher Education: Partnerships, Reflective Practice and the Place of Technology (Sense)

Communication in the practicum: Fostering relationships between universities and schools, in Successful Teacher Education: Partnerships, Reflective Practice and the Place of Technology (Sense)

2012

Personalising Learning in Teacher Education through the use of Technology, in Australian Journal of Teacher Education (online version)

Creating a sustainable and supportive teaching practicum in rural and regional locations, in Australian and International Journal of Rural Education

2009

Enhancing student motivation and their sense of feeling valued through a vertical re-structuring of the curriculum, in Curriculum Perspectives (Journal Edition)

2008

Collaborative partnerships: A model for science teacher education and professional development, in The Australian Journal of Teacher Education