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Ms Cheryl Williams

Lecturer

School of Education (Education)

Career Summary

Biography

Cheryl Williams is a lecturer in the School of Education. She began her career in education as a Kindergarten teacher in coastal NSW before moving on to teaching Secondary English in inner Sydney and country high schools. While teaching she completed a Master of Education degree and a Graduate Certificate in Drama Teaching at The University of Sydney.Cheryl has also been a Head Teacher and occupied various Deputy Principal-level positions such as Academic Associate- Teacher Education and Quality Teaching Consultant. She was involved in the development and delivery of resources for Quality Teaching (the NSW model of pedagogy) in 2003 and has continued in her engagement with this model in university courses and in schools through teaching, research, professional development and conference activities. Her teaching and research work, particularly in foundations and professional experience, teacher induction and professional learning provides a rich base for working in partnerships between schools, universities and teachers. Cheryl was Deputy Director of the Professional Experience Unit, Ourimbah Campus from 2005-2010. Since 2011 she has been Program Chair for the Foundations and Professional Studies Program Management Group in the School of Education.

Research Expertise
Cheryl’s research expertise is in the areas of teacher professional learning, pedagogical reform, induction, supervision and mentoring. She has a deep interest in gender and power issues in education as well as feminist and post-modern interpretations of teachers, teaching and teaching contexts. Her PhD studies and research passions focus on post-structural and feminist analyses of self, pedagogy and power in the experiences of graduate teachers. Cheryl's educational interests have consistently centred on issues to do with the quality of teaching and learning, equity and social justice issues, transition to university teacher education, and teacher professional learning with a focus on induction. Cheryl is currently involved with colleagues locally and internationally in the fields of teacher education, induction and professional learning, pedagogy and curriculum reform, and post-structural/feminist analyses of education and teaching. Recent Invitations: -- Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese Principals Conference (2011) -- Keynote address and workshop “Quality Teaching as a vehicle for pedagogical reform” (2011) -- Roehampton University, London (2010) -- Staff Seminar- Pedagogical reform in NSW- the Quality Teaching model of pedagogy -Umea University, Sweden (2010) -- Staff Seminar- Power and pedagogy in teacher induction (2010) -- Public Lecture- Pedagogical reform using the Quality Teaching model of pedagogy (2010)

Teaching Expertise
Teaching interests and expertise Foundations of education Pedagogy and assessment Power and gender issues Sociology of education Teacher learning, supervision and mentoring Programs Bachelor Of Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Arts Bachelor Of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Arts Master of Educational Studies Courses EDUC1008- Foundations of Education EDUC 3195- Pedagogy and Inclusion EDUC6200- Productive Classroom Practice EDUC 6203- Productive Teacher Learning EDUC 6132- Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers

Administrative Expertise
Cheryl was Deputy Director of the Professional Experience Unit, Ourimbah Campus from 2005-2010. Since 2011 she has been Program Chair for the Foundations and Professional Studies Program Management Group in the School of Education. She is Course Coordinator of Foundations of Education (EDUC1008) and Pedagogy and Inclusion (EDUC3195) at Ourimbah Campus, and Productive Teacher Learning(EDUC6203) and Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers (EDUC6132) in the Master's of Educational Studies, Callaghan Campus and Weblearn.

Collaborations
I am currently involved with colleagues locally and internationally in the fields of teacher education, induction and professional learning, pedagogy and curriculum reform, and post-structural/feminist analyses of education and teaching. I have also been invited to share research and other work with international academic colleagues at Umea University (Sweden), Roehampton University (London) American Institutes for Research in Education (Washington-DC, USA) and the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) in my fields of pedagogy and teacher induction. Previous local collaborations have included Bathurst Diocese, Broken Bay CEO, Australian Government Quality Teacher Project- (Academic Mentor to Hastings Collegiate and Lord Howe Island Central School ) and NSW Department of Education and Community (New Teacher Development Unit- Induction and Mentoring Programs) Since 2009, I have been involved as Academic Partner in a Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese professional learning project as part of the Smarter Schools National Partnerships initiative in developing a Centre of Excellence in Teacher Quality at St Augustine’s Parish School, Narromine. We are now in our third year, and moving into the invitation stage of encouraging more schools to employ our model for collegial professional learning.


Qualifications

  • Master of Education, University of Sydney
  • Diploma of Teaching, Southern Cross University
  • Bachelor of Education, University of New England

Keywords

  • Critical and feminist pedagogy
  • Foundations of teaching
  • Internship and Professional experience
  • Postgraduate pedagogy
  • Professional experience - school / university links
  • Quality teaching and teacher education
  • Rural and remote education
  • Social contexts of teaching
  • Social justice and equity issues
  • Supervision and mentoring
  • Undergraduate pedagogy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Membership - British Educational Research Association British Educational Research Association
United Kingdom
1/01/2005 -  Membership - Australian Teacher Education Association Australian Teacher Education Association
1/01/2004 -  Editorial Board - American Educational Research Association American Educational Research Association (AERA)
United States

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Australian Association for Research in Education Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE]
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2007 University Equity Fellowship
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Williams CA, 'Graduate Teachers' Experiences of Induction: Understanding Induction as a 'Regime of Truth'', ECER 2013 - Online Programme, Istanbul (2013) [E3]
2012 Whalan F, Williams CA, 'Translating lesson study into Australian school contexts: A mapping to national standards and quality teaching', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Williams CA, 'On the social and political aspects of graduate teachers' experiences during induction', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Williams CA, Keay J, ''Loving or liking' teaching: An initial study on why teachers stay in the profession', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011 Keay J, Williams CA, 'Why do teachers stay in the profession?', BERA Annual Conference. Annual Programme, London (2011) [E3]
2011 Williams CA, Gore JM, 'On the exercise of power during induction - Disciplining graduate teachers?', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme, London (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2010 Williams CA, 'On power relations in teacher induction', 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2010 Williams CA, Plummer F, 'Mentoring and coaching: incorporating lesson study for teacher professional development', 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2010 Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Social justice and school communities: Using a school linkage program to further students' undertsandings of social justice', Learning for Life: Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice. SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference. Paper Sessions - Full Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Joanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds
2010 Williams CA, Plummer F, 'Incorporating lesson study for teacher professional development', Proceedings of the 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris (2010) [E1]
2010 Williams CA, Gore JM, 'Discipling graduate teachers - on the exercise of power during induction', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2009 Miller WA, Williams CA, Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, 'An examination of the quality and conceptualisation of English teaching', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, James Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2008 Miller WA, Williams CA, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'An examination of the quality and conceptualization of English teaching', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, James Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2008 Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Williams CA, 'Citizenship and service learning: Can school/university partnerships enhance student teachers' sense of citizenship through service learning?', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Joanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds
2007 Brown JR, Reynolds RM, Williams CA, 'The LINKS Program: The complexities of a university-school connection', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle, Victoria, Australia (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2007 Gore JM, Williams CA, Ladwig JG, 'On the place of pedagogy in the induction of early career teachers', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, James Ladwig
2007 Gore J, Williams C, 'Teacher induction : a critical moment in professional development', AERA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Chicago, United States (2007) [E1]
2007 Lyons GS, Williams CA, 'Quality teacher education: Walking the talk', Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Program Booklet, Wollongong (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Gordon Lyons
2007 Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Building school/university partnerships through student service learning experiences', 2007 HICE proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2007 Williams CA, Reynolds RM, Brown JR, 'Learning about teaching through school/university partnerships', Australian Teacher Education Association 35th Annual Conference. Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Conference Proceedings Archive, Wollongong (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2006 Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Williams CA, 'Building School /University partnerships throughout student service learning experiences', Hawaii International Conference on Education 2007 - Conference Proceedings, Hawaii, United States (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2006 Williams C, 'One bite at a time": mentored learning to teach according to standards', AERA Annual Meeting Proceedings, San Francisco US (2006) [E1]
2004 Williams CA, Gore JM, Cooper SA, 'The Brave and the Bold: Researching the professional lives of early career teachers. Imagine if ...The impact of quality teaching on the socialisation of early career teachers', AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2004, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2002 Williams C, 'Telling Tales: Stories from new teachers in country schools', Proceedings AARE Annual Conference, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
2002 Williams C, 'Feet on the ground and running: supporting beginning teachers in Tamworth District and at the University of Newcastle', Proceedings Challenging Futures CERG-UNE Conference, Armidale (2002) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $54,021

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20142 grants / $19,500

The Quality Teaching Professional Learning Project$18,000

Funding body: Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Funding body Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Drew Miller, Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401205
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 19 - 21 November 2014.$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400942
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $8,000

SSNP9 - A Professional learning project about pedagogy and assessment$8,000

Funding body: Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

Funding body Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200988
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,500

BERA Annual Conference, London Institute of Education, 6 - 8 September 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100857
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20073 grants / $22,941

Equity Research Fellowship - teaching relief$19,541

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186937
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

9th National New teacher Symposium, UCSC - Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California, USA, 3/2/2007 - 7/2/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187306
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Tenth Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction, San Jose, California USA, 28/1/2008 - 10/2/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188292
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $2,080

Teacher Induction: Blueprint for Succes$2,080

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Cheryl Williams
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186122
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD0.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Critical Pedagogy and the Neoliberalisation of Schooling
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 On This 'Full Sea', Created by Significant National and State School Education Reforms, What is the Impact of the Implementation of the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum English Stage 4 & 5 on the Quality of Teaching, Teacher Identity and Perceptions as Agents of Change, and Student Perceptions of Themselves a
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Ms Cheryl Williams

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Email cheryl.williams@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4348 4141
Fax (02) 4348 4075

Office

Room EN-207
Building Education and Nursing Building EN-207
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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