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Dr Jill Scevak

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

My masters thesis (Effects of Map Training on Reading Comprehension) and my doctoral thesis (High School Students Processing of Texts and Maps) provided the foundation for my research activity in the faculty. This activity resulted in four refereed research articles and two conference papers.

Building on this foundation my subsequent research work was aligned with the facultys research priority area of Teaching and Learning focused on examining individual differences (e.g. motivation, approaches to learning, cognitive style, self-efficacy) in a variety of learning contexts: primary, secondary and tertiary. The discipline of Educational Psychology forms the conceptual framework for this research.

My research activity informs my approach to curriculum design (e.g. resubmission of assignments after feedback, choice of assignment topics), assessment practices, and the design of my teaching and learning materials in the courses I teach. I have presented these research findings to teachers in the Hunter Region (see teaching portfolio) and the school presentations have highlighted how important the design of the learning materials that students study is in the development of their mental representations (their understanding).

During my tenure at the university I have extended my research and publication profile across a wide variety of educational contexts and settings, including specific studies in student learning and teacher efficacy, learning and instruction in higher education, as well as cross disciplinary studies in learning theory and its applications. More recently, this aspect of my research has been incorporated in the activities of the Centre for Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI) where I have become part of an active research team dedicated to cross-disciplinary and mixed method studies of research training.

Since becoming a member of SORTI, I have taken the initiative in two projects and been actively involved in various other projects examining a number of aspects of doctoral study. In conjunction with other members of SORTI I have been undertaking pilot projects that will underpin an ARC Linkage Grant application in 2004 and 2005. My work in instructional design has both a national and international profile.

Since I have obtained my doctorate have been consistently developing my grants profile. Another aspect of my research activity is undergraduate and graduate research student supervision. I am currently supervising three doctoral students and two masters level students and advising 40 undergraduate teacher research projects.

Research Expertise
In recent years there has been a shift in the direction of my research interests. This change has been associated with my membership of a dedicated centre of research into research training (Centre for the Study of Research Training and Impact SORTI).

Since 2000 my research activity has focused on applying learning theory to the post graduate context.. My colleagues and I have been successful in obtaining a number of competitive grants: the role of interpersonal factors in doctoral supervision; examining epistemological and ontological factors and individual differences in doctoral students, textual analysis of doctoral writing for evidence of contribution and understanding attrition. My early research work in the Faculty of Education's priority area of Teaching and Learning focused on examining individual differences (eg motivation, approaches to learning, cognitive style, self-efficacy) in a variety of learning contexts: primary, secondary and tertiary contexts. Educational Psychology formed the conceptual framework for this research


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Educational & Developmental Psychology

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130399Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
21/10/2010 - 11/11/2010Seminar PresenterUniversity of Newcastle
Office of Graduate Studies
Australia
7/07/2008 - 31/12/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Committee Member - Australian Psychological Society Newcastle BranchAustralian Psychological Society
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
1995Educational Psychology Prize
University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, An Academic Life : A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC, 193 (2010) [A3]
2009Snowman J, Dobozy E, Scevak JJ, Bryer F, Bartlett B, Biehler R, Psychology Applied to Teaching, John WIley & Sons, Milton, QLD, 682 (2009) [A3]
2007Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Stepping Stones: A Guide for Mature-Aged Students at University, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC., 140 (2007) [A3]

Chapter (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Spray EJ, ''I thought I knew this stuff but apparently I don't': Understanding transition into university-level thinking', Aspirations, Access and Attainment: Current International Perspectives on Widening Participation., Routledge, Abingdon 136-149 (2014) [B1]
Co-authorsErika Spray
2012Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Individual differences that affect the quality of learning in doctoral candidates', Enhancing The Quality Of Learning: Dispositions, Instruction, And Learning Processes, Cambridge University Press, New York 93-114 (2012) [B1]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2010Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Parkes RJ, 'Aligning intellectual development with curriculum, instruction and assessment', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 16-24 (2010) [B2]
Co-authorsRobert Parkes
2010Scevak JJ, 'Lectures', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 45-54 (2010) [B2]
2007Scevak JJ, 'Academic survival skills', Stepping Stones: A Guide for Mature-Aged Students at University, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic. 36-46 (2007) [B2]
2007Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'Dealing with the baggage : stories of personal histories and personal development as a mature-aged student', Stepping Stones: A Guide for Mature-Aged Students at University, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic. 94-102 (2007) [B2]
2006Scevak JJ, 'Text Features and aids in doctoral writing', Doctorates Downunder, ACER Press, Camberwell, Victoria 159-164 (2006) [B2]
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Journal article (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Holbrook AP, Budd J, 'Doctoral candidates as learners: a study of individual differences in responses to learning and its management', Studies in Higher Education, (2015)

A national cohort of doctoral students (n¿=¿1390) completed a suite of metacognitive questionnaires indicating management of affective, intellectual and contingency demands in learning. Responses to the questionnaires were analysed for evidence of individual differences in reported metacognitive behaviours. Three patterns of metacognitive response to doctoral learning were identified through cluster analysis: Constructive Engagement, Struggling to Engage and Disengaged. Central to these clusters was the quality of each student's underlying epistemic framework, and the appropriateness of that framework for doctoral study. Cluster membership was broadly independent of demographic and candidate factors. It is concluded that interventions (supervisory or institutional) need to focus on more than technical aspects of candidacy, and give explicit support to underlying epistemic growth.

DOI10.1080/03075079.2015.1034263
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook
2014Southgate E, Douglas H, Scevak J, MacQueen S, Rubin JM, Lindell C, 'The academic outcomes of first-in-family in an Australian university: An exploratory study.', International Studies in Widening Participation, 1 31-45 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsErica Southgate, Suzanne Macqueen, Mark Rubin
2014Holbrook A, Shaw K, Scevak J, Bourke S, Cantwell R, Budd J, 'PhD Candidate Expectations: Exploring Mismatch with Experience', International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 9 329-346 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Allyson Holbrook
2013Holbrook A, Simmons B, Scevak J, Budd J, 'Higher degree research candidates' initial expectations in fine art', TEXT, Special Issue 22 (2013) [C1]
Author URL
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook
2013Spray EJ, Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'Personal epistemological and metacognitive awareness in first year preservice education students.', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 13 44-57 (2013) [C1]
Author URL
Co-authorsErika Spray
2012Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Identifying individual differences among doctoral candidates: A framework for understanding problematic candidature', International Journal of Educational Research, 53 68-79 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2008Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, 'The response of pre-service teachers to a compulsory research project', Australian Educational Researcher, 35 89-109 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2007Scevak JJ, 'Review of 'Making the Grade: A guide to successful communication and study'', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 7 47-48 (2007) [C3]
2006Scevak JJ, 'Making the Grade: A guide to successful communication and study', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 6 (2006) [C3]
2006Scevak JJ, 'Editor', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology (AJEDP), 6 (2006) [C3]
2006Scevak JJ, 'Editor', Studies in Research: Evaluation, Impact & Training, (2006) [C2]
2005Scevak JJ, 'Editor - Editorial Advisory Board', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Pyschology, 5 (2005) [C2]
2005Scevak JJ, 'Review of Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5 140-141 (2005) [C3]
2004Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Engaging university learning: the experiences of students entering university via recognition of prior industrial experience', Higher Education Research & Development, 23 131-145 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1080/0729436042000206627
2001Monfries MM, Scevak JJ, 'Developmental differences in attitudes towards women=s roles in Australian society: Critical periods for Afeminist@ socialisation', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 1 1-9 (2001)

Gender role attitudes of adolescent girls have not been widely studied, nor have the mechanisms by which attitudes towards women's roles develop. The present study focussed on adolescent girls' gender role attitudes. Specifically it focussed on developmental differences in gender role attitudes of adolescent girls (n=642). The results indicated that Year 9 girls had significantly more positive attitudes towards feminism than Year 11 girls. These findings have important implications for girls' career development. Results suggest that there is a critical period between Years 9 and 11 which accounts for girls' increased conservatism towards feminism. The integral involvement of socialisation processes is necessarily implicated in this critical period.

1998Scevak JJ, Moore PJ, 'Levels of Processing Effects on Learning from Texts with Maps', Educational Psychology, 18 - 2 133-155 (1998) [C1]
1998Archer J, Scevak JJ, 'Enhancing students' motivation to learn: achievement goals in university classrooms', Educational Psychology, 18 (2) 205-223 (1998) [C1]
Co-authorsJennifer Archer
1995Moore PJ, Scevak JJ, 'The effects of strategy training on high school students' learning from science texts', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 10 401-409 (1995)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
1994Moore PJ, Scevak JJ, 'Chapter 18 Systematic Forced Processing of Text and Graphic Information', Advances in Psychology, 108 303-319 (1994)

Abstract: This paper examines the effects of forced processing of a tree diagram on comprehension of redundant and non-redundant information at both detail and main idea levels of abstraction. Also of concern was the role of reading ability in such processing. High school students read a social studies text under one of three conditions: text without tree diagram; text plus tree diagram; text plus tree diagram and forced processing. In the forced processing condition, subjects were required to integrate text and tree diagram information using a trace method developed by Kloster and Winne (1989). This method provides an index of text-diagram integration during reading. Comprehension was assessed using a multiple choice format with questions addressing redundant and non-redundant details and main ideas. Diagram subjects also completed a post-test diagram task. Correlational results showed tracing scores significantly related to comprehension, particularly for average ability subjects. However, the analyses of variance results showed the forced processing to be harmful to overall and detail level comprehension. Diagram task analyses revealed firm memories for the structure of the diagram but comparatively little memory of its semantic content. Résumé: Cet article examine les effets du traitement forçé dun diagramme arborescent sur la compréhension dinformations redondantes et non redondantes, à deux niveaux dabstraction: les idées principales et les détails. La question du rôle des capacités de lecture et de compréhension dans ces traitements est aussi abordée. Des lycéens lisaient un texte portant sur des études sociales selon une des trois conditions; texte sans diagramme, texte accompagné dun diagramme arborescent, texte avec diagramme arborescent et traitement forçé. Dans la condition de traitement forçé, les sujets devaient intégrer les informations du texte et du diagramme en utilisant une méthode de trace développée par Kloster et Winne (1989). Cette méthode fournit un indice de lintégration texte/diagramme au cours de la lecture. La compréhension était évaluée à laide de questions à choix multiples, abordant les détails redondants, non redondants et les idées principales. Les sujets avec diagramme ont aussi, en post-test, complété une tâche de diagramme. Les corrélations observées montrent que les scores de tracing sont reliés significativement à la compréhension, particulièrement pour les sujets dont les capacités de lecture sont moyennes. Toutefois, les résultats des analyses de variance montrent que le traitement forçé est défavorable à la compréhension du niveau global et de détail. Les analyses des tâches de diagramme révèlent une bonne rétention de la structure du diagramme mais, comparativement, une rétention faible de son contenu sémantique. © 1994 Elsevier Science B.V.

DOI10.1016/S0166-4115(09)60122-9
1993SCEVAK JJ, MOORE PJ, KIRBY J, 'TRAINING STUDENTS TO USE MAPS TO INCREASE TEXT RECALL', CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 18 401-413 (1993)
DOI10.1006/ceps.1993.1030Author URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 10
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Review (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Fairbairn HM, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Publishing in Academic Journals in Education', - (2009) [D1]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston
2009Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'It's good to know where to publish - but what makes it publishable? Some thoughts for those entering the field of academic publishing', Publishing in Academic Journals in Education (2009) [D2]

Conference (36 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Bourke S, Cantwell R, Budd J, Scevak J, Holbrook A, Shaw KM, 'Change in PhD candidate attributes over time', Speaking Back Through Research: 2014 Joint International Conference of AARE-NZARE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw, Sid Bourke
2014Scevak J, Holbrook A, Budd J, Bourke S, Shaw KM, Cantwell R, 'Is there a mismatch between doctoral students¿ conceptions and actual experience of PhD study?', Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Kylie Shaw
2014Budd J, Scevak J, Cantwell R, Holbrook A, Bourke S, Shaw KM, 'Measuring Doctoral Student Satisfaction with Progress', 11th Biennial QPR Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2014Shaw KM, Scevak J, Holbrook A, Bourke S, Budd J, 'The Journey Plot: an innovative mixed-method approach for assessing transition in doctoral learning', 11th Biennial QPR Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2012Bourke SF, Cantwell RH, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Budd JL, 'PhD candidate satisfaction: Levels of satisfaction and relationships with candidate characteristics and candidature experience', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2012Budd JL, Scevak JJ, Holbrook AP, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, 'Tracking the doctoral journey: Developing a measure of perceived progress and well-being for PhD Students', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2012Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Budd JL, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, 'Capturing the learning challenges faced by PhD students', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2012Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Holbrook AP, Budd JL, 'A metacognitive profile of PhD candidates: Evidence of epistemic variation', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2012Scevak JJ, Budd JL, Holbrook AP, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, 'Thinking with feeling in PhD candidature', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2012MacQueen SE, Southgate EL, Scevak JJ, Clement ND, 'It's HEPPP to be fair! Approaches to supporting the learning and well-being of low SES students in higher education', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Erica Southgate
2011Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Cholowski KM, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, 'Rethinking the scope of metacognition: a multi-dimensional account', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2011Spray EJ, Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'Personal epistemological and metacognitive awareness (PEMA) in first year university students', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsErika Spray
2011Scevak JJ, Ambler N, 'Knowledge and clinical decision making by novice, intermediate and experienced midwives', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]
2011Budd JL, Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, ''I didn't expect to feel like this': Affect management and perseverance in doctoral candidature', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]
2010Kirby DM, Dluzewska T, Scevak JJ, 'An online resource to support first year students' psychosocial and academic transition', 13th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2010, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E2]
2010Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Budd JL, 'Developing measures of metacognitive and affective attributes of doctoral students, and their use in tracking the doctoral journey', 9th Quality in Postgraduate Research : Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2010 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2010Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, 'Underlying dimensionality of doctoral metacognition', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke
2010Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Budd J, ''I never thought to ask the student what they think a PhD is': An analysis of the metacognitive assumptions underlying student and supervisor conceptions of doctoral study', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009Cantwell RH, Kiley M, Manathunga C, Boud D, Scevak JJ, 'The Australian Honours program: Research skills training for PHD entry', 13th Biennial Conference: EARLI 2009. Book of Abstracts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
2009Scevak JJ, Ambler N, 'Quality of prior knowledge and clinical decision making by novice, intermediate and experiences midwives', 13th Biennial Conference: EARLI 2009. Book of Abstracts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
2009Fairbairn HM, Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'A profile of education journals', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsGreg Preston, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2008Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Some results of the education journal banding study', Abstracts of Focus Conference Papers 2007, Canberra (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston
2008Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Reid A, 'Relationships between doctoral students' metacognitive beliefs and their experiences during candidature', Quality in Postgraduate Research: Research Education in the New Global Environment. Proceedings of the 2008 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke
2007Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, 'The response of education interns to a compulsory research project', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E2]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2007Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Bourke SF, Reid A, 'A metacognitive profile of doctoral students', EARLI 12th Biennial Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction: Developing Potentials for Learning. Abstracts, Budapest, Hungary (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke
2005Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'The adjustment of mature-aged women returning to formal study', 11th Europena Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction:Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments, University of Cyprus, Nicosia (2005) [E3]
2005Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Discrepancies between the 'ideal' and 'passable' doctorate: Supervisor thinking on doctoral standards', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
2004Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Supervisor conceptions of a doctorate and their relationship to a developing assessment framework', Proceedings of the 2004 International Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2004) [E3]
2004Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Discrepancies between the 'ideal' and 'passable' doctorate: Supervisor thinking on doctoral standards', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Absalom DJ, 'A textual analysis fo doctoral abstracts: Do they indicate quality of doctoral thought?', Abstracts of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2003Holbrook AP, Dally K, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, 'Doctoral Examiners as Supervisors', Proceedings HERDSA Annual Conference Christchurch 2003, Christchurch (2003) [E2]
Co-authorsTerry Lovat, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2003Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'The role of volitional factors in student/supervisor relations in doctoral study', Improving Learning, Fostering the Will to Learn. Abstracts of the 10th Biennial Conference EARLI, Padova, Italy (2003) [E3]
2001Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Monfries MM, 'Preliminary reflections on the quality of student/supervisor relationship in doctoral study', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E3]
2001Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'PhD Examination and Examiner Characteristics', AARE 2001 = Conference Papers, Abstracts, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsSid Bourke
2001Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'Adjusting to university study: The experiences of students from a manufacturing background undertaking university level study', AARE 2001 = Conference Papers, Abstracts, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
2000Scevak JJ, Monfries MM, 'The effects of background factors on year 11 girls' career choices', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney 4-7 December (2000) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants21
Total funding$746,351

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


20151 grants / $313,536

Excellent researchers: Using learner profiles to enhance research learning$313,536

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Kylie Shaw, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Professor Dennis McInerney
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400196
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20142 grants / $84,700

Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education.$54,700

Funding body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Funding bodyNational Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Erica Southgate, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Mark Rubin, Dr Heather Douglas
SchemeResearch Grants Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400235
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge $30,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Kylie Shaw, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemeResearch Programme 2014
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400924
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20092 grants / $191,000

Influences of metacognitive beliefs on success in PhD candidature$190,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0188709
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

EARLI 13th Biennial Conference 2009$1,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190471
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $1,700

12th Biennial Conference for Research on Leanring and Instruction, Budapest, Hungary, 28/8/2007 - 1/9/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188038
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20063 grants / $43,000

The relative contributions of learner attributes, life events and institutional contexts to PhD completion and attrition$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186047
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Quality baning of educational Journals$14,000

Funding body: Australian Association for Research in Education

Funding bodyAustralian Association for Research in Education
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Quality banding of education Journals$9,000

Funding Body: University of Newcastle Funding Scheme: Seed Funding
Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeSeed Funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

20052 grants / $17,000

Institutional Aspects of RHD Candidature Time and Completion/Attrition$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184691
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Text indicators of contribution in theses: The role of abstracts, introductions and conclusions in signalling substantive contribution and their use by examiners$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184694
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $1,865

2004 International conference Quality in Postgraduate Research: Re-Imaging Research Education$1,865

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184069
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20032 grants / $6,350

Identification of the Quality of 'original contribution' in a doctorate: A textual analysis$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182359
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual HERSDA Conference$1,350

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183243
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $5,200

Epistemological and ontological change in the first year of doctoral study: A qualitative investigation$5,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Melissa Monfries
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181327
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $9,500

Teacher Self-Efficacy, Attributions and Implicit Theories of Learning.$9,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak, Kim Chan, Doctor Robert Cantwell
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177288
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19971 grants / $12,000

Students' emerging conceptions about learning and studying textbook material: Effects of periods of transition.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak, Associate Professor Phillip Moore
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176698
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19961 grants / $13,500

Students' emerging concepts about learning and studying textbook materials: effects of periods of transition$13,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175869
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19952 grants / $37,000

Factors influencing course selection: gender, course choice and stereotypes.$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Melissa Monfries
SchemeEquity Project Grant (Defunct)
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175937
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Learning from Insturctional Texts: A Developmental Perspective$12,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175003
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19941 grants / $10,000

Learning from Instructional Texts: A Developmental Perspective$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0174815
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Leadership in Primary Schools: Exploring the Transformative Capabilities of Aspiring Leaders
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015Equity, Opportunity and Experience: Negotiation of the Higher Education Learning Environment by Students with Learning Difficulties and Differences
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Boys and Mobile Technology
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Intervention on a String: What is the Impact of Puppetry on Special Needs Students?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Metacognitive Processes in Early Childhood Amongst Children Diagnosed With an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Age Matched Controls
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Metacognitive Skills and Anxiety in Non-Patient Population
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Sleep and School Life: Understanding the Educational Impacts of Inadequate Sleep in Upper Primary School".
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Relationships Between Dispositional Attributes and Academic Achievement
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011School Leadership Preparation and Development in Kenya
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Indonesian National Competency Standard (SKKNI): A Policy Implementation in Vocational Schools (SMK) and Vocational Training Centres (BLK) in Yogyakarta Province Indonesia
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009Coping with the Experience of First Year University Study: A Case Study of Cambodian University Students
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009A Metacognitive Explanation of the Professional Functioning: a Study of Mental Health Nurses and Workplace Wellbeing
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009Knowledge Building and Problem Solving Using a Conceptually Based Scaffold Teaching and Learning Design
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008Teachers and the Change Process
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2008Adjusting to Doctoral Study: Exploring the Intellectual Journey
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Designing Lecture Presentations Using Cognitive Load Theory and Visual Communication Principles
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011The Knowledge Growth and Clinical Decision Making of Student and Experienced Midwives: A Comparative Study
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Jill Scevak

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Emailjill.scevak@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6734
Fax(02) 4921 7887

Office

RoomHC62
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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