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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 27/04/1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle, 12/04/1995

Research

Research keywords

  • Educational & Developmental Psychology

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 focussed 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

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130399Specialist Studies In Education Not Elsewhere Classified100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Committee Member - Australian Psychological Society Newcastle Branch

Awards

Research Award.

1995Educational Psychology Prize
University of Newcastle (Australia)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Educational & Developmental Psychology
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Scevak JJ, 'Text Features and aids in doctoral writing', Doctorates Downunder, ACER Press, Camberwell, Victoria 159-164 (2006) [B2]
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]
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]
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]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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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 (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
2010Scevak JJ, 'Lectures', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 45-54 (2010) [B2]
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-authors: Robert Parkes

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 (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]

Co-authors: Erika Spray

2013Holbrook A, Simmons B, Scevak J, Budd J, 'Higher degree research candidates' initial expectations in fine art', TEXT, Special Issue 22 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Allyson Holbrook

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]
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]
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, 'Editor', Studies in Research: Evaluation, Impact & Training, (2006) [C2]
2006Scevak JJ, 'Editor', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology (AJEDP), 6 (2006) [C3]
2006Scevak JJ, 'Making the Grade: A guide to successful communication and study', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 6 (2006) [C3]
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]
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-authors: Jennifer Archer

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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]
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 (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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]
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]
2012MacQueen SE, Southgate E, 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Erika Spray

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]
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]
2010Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, 'Underlying dimensionality of doctoral metacognition', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Sid Bourke

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: Sid 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]
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-authors: Sid Bourke

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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2001Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'PhD Examination and Examiner Characteristics', AARE 2001 = Conference Papers, Abstracts, Fremantle (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: Sid 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]
2001Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Monfries MM, 'Preliminary reflections on the quality of student/supervisor relationship in doctoral study', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E3]
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 grants20
Total funding$432,815

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2014 (2 grants)

Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education.$54,700
Funding Body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Erica Southgate, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Mark Rubin, Dr Heather Douglas
SchemeRole
Research Grants ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$54,70020142014
GNo:G1400235

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge $30,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Kylie Shaw, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemeRole
Research Programme 2014Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020142014
GNo:G1400924

2009 (2 grants)

Influences of metacognitive beliefs on success in PhD candidature$190,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Professor Allyson Holbrook
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$190,00020092011
GNo:G0188709

EARLI 13th Biennial Conference 2009$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020092009
GNo:G0190471

2007 (1 grants)

12th Biennial Conference for Research on Leanring and Instruction, Budapest, Hungary, 28/8/2007 - 1/9/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188038

2006 (3 grants)

The relative contributions of learner attributes, life events and institutional contexts to PhD completion and attrition$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020062006
GNo:G0186047

Quality baning of educational Journals$14,000
Funding Body: Australian Association for Research in Education

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020062007
GNo:17801581

Quality banding of education Journals$9,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Seed FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020062007
GNo:17801784

2005 (2 grants)

Institutional Aspects of RHD Candidature Time and Completion/Attrition$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020052005
GNo:G0184691

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

Project Team
Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020052005
GNo:G0184694

2004 (1 grants)

2004 International conference Quality in Postgraduate Research: Re-Imaging Research Education$1,865
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,86520042004
GNo:G0184069

2003 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0182359

Annual HERSDA Conference$1,350
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,35020032003
GNo:G0183243

2002 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Melissa Monfries
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,20020022002
GNo:G0181327

1998 (1 grants)

Teacher Self-Efficacy, Attributions and Implicit Theories of Learning.$9,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak, Kim Chan, Doctor Robert Cantwell
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50019981998
GNo:G0177288

1997 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak, Associate Professor Phillip Moore
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019971997
GNo:G0176698

1996 (1 grants)

Students' emerging concepts about learning and studying textbook materials: effects of periods of transition$13,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,50019961996
GNo:G0175869

1995 (2 grants)

Factors influencing course selection: gender, course choice and stereotypes.$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Melissa Monfries
SchemeRole
Equity Project Grant (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00019951995
GNo:G0175937

Learning from Insturctional Texts: A Developmental Perspective$12,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019951995
GNo:G0175003

1994 (1 grants)

Learning from Instructional Texts: A Developmental Perspective$10,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019941994
GNo:G0174815
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions13
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL4.5

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorIntervention on a String: What is the Impact of Puppetry on Special Needs Students?
20142022PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorMetacognitive Processes in Early Childhood Amongst Children Diagnosed With an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Age Matched Controls
20142022PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorBoys and Mobile Technology
20132021PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorMetacognitive Skills and Anxiety in Non-Patient Population
20122016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorSleep and School Life: Understanding the Educational Impacts of Inadequate Sleep in Upper Primary School".
20122016PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorA Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Relationships Between Dispositional Attributes and Academic Achievement
20112015PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorSchool Leadership Preparation and Development in Kenya
20102014PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorIndonesian National Competency Standard (SKKNI): A Policy Implementation in Vocational Schools (SMK) and Vocational Training Centres (BLK) in Yogyakarta Province Indonesia
20092013PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorCoping with the Experience of First Year University Study: A Case Study of Cambodian University Students
20092014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorKnowledge Building and Problem Solving Using a Conceptually Based Scaffold Teaching and Learning Design
20092017PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorA Metacognitive Explanation of the Professional Functioning: a Study of Mental Health Nurses and Workplace Wellbeing
20082012PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorAdjusting to Doctoral Study: Exploring the Intellectual Journey
20082016PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorTeachers and the Change Process

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Education [R]Co-SupervisorDesigning Lecture Presentations Using Cognitive Load Theory and Visual Communication Principles
2011PhD (Education)Sole SupervisorThe Knowledge Growth and Clinical Decision Making of Student and Experienced Midwives: A Comparative Study
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Dr Jill Scevak

Work Phone(02) 4921 6734
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Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
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Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jill-scevak
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