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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
139999Education not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
11/04/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2010 - Membership - British Educational Research AssociationBritish Educational Research Association
United Kingdom
1/01/2005 - Membership - Australian Teacher Education AssociationAustralian Teacher Education Association
1/01/2004 - Editorial Board - American Educational Research AssociationAmerican Educational Research Association (AERA)
United States

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Australian Association for Research in EducationAustralian Association for Research in Education [AARE]
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2007University Equity Fellowship
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Williams CA, 'Graduate Teachers' Experiences of Induction: Understanding Induction as a 'Regime of Truth'', ECER 2013 - Online Programme, Istanbul (2013) [E3]
2012Whalan 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]
2012Williams CA, 'On the social and political aspects of graduate teachers' experiences during induction', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Williams 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]
2011Keay J, Williams CA, 'Why do teachers stay in the profession?', BERA Annual Conference. Annual Programme, London (2011) [E3]
2011Williams CA, Gore JM, 'On the exercise of power during induction - Disciplining graduate teachers?', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme, London (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore
2010Williams CA, 'On power relations in teacher induction', 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2010Williams 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]
2010Reynolds 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-authorsJoanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds
2010Williams 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]
2010Williams CA, Gore JM, 'Discipling graduate teachers - on the exercise of power during induction', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore
2009Miller 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-authorsTom Griffiths, James Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2008Miller 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-authorsTom Griffiths, James Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2008Reynolds 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-authorsJoanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds
2007Brown 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-authorsRuth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2007Gore 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-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig
2007Gore J, Williams C, 'Teacher induction : a critical moment in professional development', AERA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Chicago, United States (2007) [E1]
2007Lyons GS, Williams CA, 'Quality teacher education: Walking the talk', Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Program Booklet, Wollongong (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsGordon Lyons
2007Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Building school/university partnerships through student service learning experiences', 2007 HICE proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2007Williams 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-authorsRuth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2006Reynolds 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-authorsRuth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2006Williams C, 'One bite at a time": mentored learning to teach according to standards', AERA Annual Meeting Proceedings, San Francisco US (2006) [E1]
2004Williams 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-authorsJenny Gore
2002Williams C, 'Telling Tales: Stories from new teachers in country schools', Proceedings AARE Annual Conference, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
2002Williams 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 grants8
Total funding$54,021

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $19,500

The Quality Teaching Professional Learning Project$18,000

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

Funding bodyCatholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Drew Miller, Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401205
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400942
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyCatholic Education Office, Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeResearch Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200988
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100857
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20073 grants / $22,941

Equity Research Fellowship - teaching relief$19,541

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186937
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187306
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188292
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $2,080

Teacher Induction: Blueprint for Succes$2,080

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Cheryl Williams
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186122
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Critical Pedagogy and the Neoliberalisation of Schooling
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013On 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

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

Office

RoomEN-207
BuildingEducation and Nursing Building EN-207
LocationOurimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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