Associate Professor Kenneth Smith - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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Invitational Education, positive psychology, teacher effectiveness, academic achievement, self-concept, self-efficacy, career counselling skills, research design, structural equation modelling, and measurement and evaluation.

Contact

Phone :(03) 9953 3257 (Melbourne)
Email :Ken.Smith@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Self-Efficacy ; Invitational Education ; Teacher Effectiveness ; Academic Achievement ; Self-Concept ; Career ; Structural Equation Modelling ; Measurement and Evaluation ; Counselling ; Education ; Teacher ; Career Counselling Skills ; Research Design ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative Analysis ; Qualitative Analysis ; Structural equation Modelling ; SPSS Syntax Expert ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2011

Rock up: An initiative supporting students' wellbeing in their transition to secondary school, in Children and Youth Services Review

Cross cultural equivalence and psychometric properties of the traditional Chinese version of the Inviting School Survey-Revised. Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 17, (In Press)., in Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 17, 37-51.

2010

Pre-service female teachers' mathematics self-concept and mathematics anxiety: A longitudinal study, in Global Pedagogies: Schooling for the Future

The inviting professional educator: A reflective practitioner and action researcher, in Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 16, 5-9.

2008

The changing reality of research education in Australia and the implications for supervision: A review of the literature, in Teaching in Higher Education

2007

Inviting School Success: Invitational Education and the Art Class, in Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 13, 8-15.

2005

The Inviting School Survey - Revised (ISS-R): A survey for measuring the Invitational Qualities (I.Q.) of the total school climate, in Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 11, 35-53.

2004

The psychometric properties of the Inviting School Survey (ISS): An Australian study, in . Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 10, 7-25.

Other information

Research

2012 Measuring School Climate selected as one of ACUa??S a??Topa?? Research Stories.
2012 The Inviting School Survey-Revised (ISS-R) has been selected to be on the American Psychological Association (APA) PsycTESTS database.
2011 Awarded the Inaugural International Alliance for Education (IAIE) Outstanding Research Award. This award recognises and promotes the scholarly study of the theory and practice of Invitational Education and to broaden and deepen its supportive research base.
2011 IAIE Inviting School Survey-Revised (ISS-R) research selected as one of ACUa??S a??Top 25a?? Research Stories.

Teaching
2006 Awarded the Australian Catholic University Excellence in Teaching Award.
2005 Awarded the Australian Catholic University Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award - for Team or Collaborative Supervision (with Dr Valda Ward, School of Business, Faculty of Arts and Sciences).

Professional
2012 Awarded the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) William Stafford
Leadership Award. This award recognises exceptional servant leadership within the Alliance. It is the highest award presented by the IAIE.
2011 Elected by the IAIE Advisory Council as a member of the IAIE Board of Trustees.
2010 Nominated for the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) William Stafford
Leadership Award. This award recognises exceptional servant leadership within the Alliance. It is the highest award presented by the IAIE.
2009 Awarded the 2009 International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) Leadership
Fellows Award. This award recognises excellent leadership and volunteer service to IAIE as
Chair of the IAIE Research Committee, Associate Editor of the Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, and for work on the revision of the Inviting School Survey-Revised (ISS-R).
2009 ACU Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of my contribution to the community on behalf of the Australian Catholic University.

Scholarship

2000 University of Melbourne, Doctoral thesis nominated by the Graduate School for the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Doctoral Award: The self-concept and verbal academic achievement of primary and secondary student teachers.
1988 University of Melbourne, Master of Education thesis awarded the John and Elizabeth Robertson Award for Writing and Research in Education: Effectiveness of cognitive-behaviour modification on testa??anxious male year 11 high school students.