Dr Kylie Shaw
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School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Dr Kylie Shaw is an experienced teacher and has a keen interest in learning. She completed her PhD part-time whilst working full time as a teacher, and administrative leader, in the independent school sector. She has joined The University of Newcastle recently, after completing her PhD in the area of higher education.
Dr Shaw is currently the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts program at the Callaghan campus. She is also the Director of Student Experience within the School of Education, where she has initiated the NuTeach program, which aims to introduce pre-service teachers to the profession early in their teaching degree and then provide support once they graduate and commence their teaching career. Kylie currently coordinates courses in the areas of English and Educational Psychology. Though full time at the university in her role as a Lecturer, Kylie still continues to work as a teacher in schools to keep her professional practice current.
Kylie is currently an early career researcher, and is working on developing her work in the area of research preparedness and transition. She has developed a method of tracking the journeys of students involved in cross-disciplinary research at an Honours level. She is also working as a Chief Investigator on a global research project on innovative teaching and is consulting to schools in the areas of literacy and 21st century learning.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 2010
- Doctoral Education pathways
- Higher Education
- Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Learning Journeys
- Mixed Methods research
- Research Preparedness
- Student Transition
- Student experience
- Teacher Education
Dr Kylie Shaw is currently a Chief Investigator on a global project investigating Innovative Teaching and Learning in schools. The project is sponsored by Microsoft and The Department of Education and Communities (DEC). She has worked with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in San Francisco, developing the dimensions to measure innovative learning activities and student work in schools. She has also developed and presented workshops to teachers in Australian schools on developing innovative teaching and learning experiences for 21st century learning. She was an invited participant in the Global Forum on Innovative Teaching and Learning in Washington in November 2011.
Dr Kylie Shaw's doctoral studies explored student experience in fourth year undergraduate research programs across a range of disciplines and how prepared students were to continue to further research study. She developed a construct called 'Research Preparedness', which has been published in a leading international journal, and is currently working on a grant to further explore this construct with beginning researchers in undergraduate and in research Masters programs. She has an interest in mixed methodologies, and developed a novel approach to measuring and comparing student research journeys, called the research plot.
Dr Kylie Shaw has presented papers at the Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR), Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) conferences in Australia and has presented her work internationally at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conferences. In 2008, Kylie was awarded the Faculty of Education and Arts Research Publications Prize for the most outstanding publication. In 2010, she was awarded the NSWIeR Beth Southwell Prize for Most Outstanding Thesis.
She is currently the Convenor of the Doctoral Education Research Special Interest Group (DERSIG) with the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and is a reviewer for the Studies in Higher Education (SiHE) and Australian Educational Research (AER) journals.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
Convenor, Research into the Doctorate SIG, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Chair, Primary Program Management Group
Program Convenor, Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts
Director, Student Experience, School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Treasurer, NSW Institute of Educational Research (NSW IeR)
Reviewer, Studies in Higher Education (SiHE) Journal
Reviewer, Australian Educational Research (AER) Journal
Member of Australian College of Educators (MACE)
Chair, Teacher Education Research Network (TERN)
Facilitator, Tournament of the Minds (TOM)
European Association for Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
American Educational research Association (AERA)
Higher Education Research and Development (HERD)
Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)
Middle Years of Schooling Association (MYSA)
- 21st Century Learning Skills
- Educational Psychology
- Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Middle Schooling
- Primary Education
- Research Methodologies
- Undergraduate Research
Dr Kylie Shaw is joining the School of Education as a Lecturer, and predominantly works in the areas of Primary Education and Educational Psychology. She has taught in the following courses in the School of Education: K-6 English, Human Society and its Environment, Learners and the Learning Process, Teacher Research Projects and Introduction to Research Methodology. She has also worked with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, in the area of Course Design.
Dr Kylie Shaw has experience in coordinating and developing courses, within both university and school environments. In particular she has experience in curriculum development and developing protocols to evaluate programs. Before joining the School, Kylie worked in the independent school system, and has held the leadership roles of Stage 3 Coordinator, Academic Coordinator of Years 5-8 and Coordinator of Learning Support. She has taught in all Key Learning Areas, from Kindergarten to Year 8, with areas of expertise in English, Humanities and Information Literacy.
Previously Kylie held the position of Head of International House at the University of Newcastle, a residential College bringing together the cultural experiences of students from over 30 different countries. She has a keen interest in supporting international students and has taught English as a Foreign Language in Thailand. In her role at International House, Kylie developed community programs such as International Student School Visit Day, where international students visited a number of local schools and taught the children lessons about their home country.