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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

Code Description Percentage
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Committee Member - Australian Psychological Society Newcastle Branch Australian Psychological Society
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
1995 Educational 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)

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

Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Cantwell 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-authors Erika Spray
2012 Cantwell 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2010 Cantwell 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
2010 Scevak JJ, 'Lectures', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 45-54 (2010) [B2]
2007 Scevak JJ, 'Academic survival skills', Stepping Stones: A Guide for Mature-Aged Students at University, ACER Press, Camberwell, Vic. 36-46 (2007) [B2]
2007 Scevak 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]
2006 Scevak 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Cantwell 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 l... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1080/03075079.2015.1034263
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
2014 Southgate 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-authors Erica Southgate, Suzanne Macqueen, Mark Rubin
2014 Holbrook 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-authors Sid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Allyson Holbrook
2013 Holbrook 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
2013 Spray 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
2012 Cantwell 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]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2008 Shaw 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2007 Scevak 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]
2006 Scevak JJ, 'Making the Grade: A guide to successful communication and study', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 6 (2006) [C3]
2006 Scevak JJ, 'Editor', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology (AJEDP), 6 (2006) [C3]
2006 Scevak JJ, 'Editor', Studies in Research: Evaluation, Impact & Training, (2006) [C2]
2005 Scevak JJ, 'Editor - Editorial Advisory Board', Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Pyschology, 5 (2005) [C2]
2005 Scevak JJ, 'Review of Oxford Guide to Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5 140-141 (2005) [C3]
2004 Cantwell 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]
DOI 10.1080/0729436042000206627
2001 Monfries 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 ado... [more]

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.

1998 Scevak JJ, Moore PJ, 'Levels of Processing Effects on Learning from Texts with Maps', Educational Psychology, 18 - 2 133-155 (1998) [C1]
1998 Archer 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
1995 Moore 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)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
1994 Moore 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... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/S0166-4115(09)60122-9
1993 SCEVAK JJ, MOORE PJ, KIRBY J, 'TRAINING STUDENTS TO USE MAPS TO INCREASE TEXT RECALL', CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 18 401-413 (1993)
DOI 10.1006/ceps.1993.1030
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10
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Review (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Holbrook AP, Bourke SF, Fairbairn HM, Preston GD, Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Publishing in Academic Journals in Education', - (2009) [D1]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston
2009 Cantwell 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Bourke 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw, Sid Bourke
2014 Scevak 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Kylie Shaw
2014 Budd 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-authors Kylie Shaw, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2014 Shaw 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-authors Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2012 Bourke 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2012 Budd 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-authors Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2012 Holbrook 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-authors Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2012 Cantwell 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2012 Scevak 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2012 MacQueen 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-authors Suzanne Macqueen, Erica Southgate
2011 Cantwell 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2011 Spray 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
2011 Scevak 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]
2011 Budd 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]
2010 Kirby 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]
2010 Cantwell 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke
2010 Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, 'Underlying dimensionality of doctoral metacognition', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sid Bourke
2010 Scevak 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]
2009 Cantwell 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]
2009 Scevak 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]
2009 Fairbairn 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-authors Greg Preston, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2008 Holbrook 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston
2008 Cantwell 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
2007 Shaw 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2007 Scevak 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
2005 Scevak 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]
2005 Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Discrepancies between the 'ideal' and 'passable' doctorate: Supervisor thinking on doctoral standards', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
2004 Cantwell 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]
2004 Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, 'Discrepancies between the 'ideal' and 'passable' doctorate: Supervisor thinking on doctoral standards', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004 Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Absalom DJ, 'A textual analysis fo doctoral abstracts: Do they indicate quality of doctoral thought?', Abstracts of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2003 Holbrook 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-authors Terry Lovat, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook
2003 Cantwell 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]
2001 Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, Monfries MM, 'Preliminary reflections on the quality of student/supervisor relationship in doctoral study', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E3]
2001 Bourke SF, Scevak JJ, Cantwell RH, 'PhD Examination and Examiner Characteristics', AARE 2001 = Conference Papers, Abstracts, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Sid Bourke
2001 Scevak 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]
2000 Scevak 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 grants 21
Total funding $806,351

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Kylie Shaw, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Professor Dennis McInerney
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400196
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20142 grants / $144,700

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge $90,000

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

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
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400924
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

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
Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400235
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20092 grants / $191,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Professor Allyson Holbrook
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188709
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

EARLI 13th Biennial Conference 2009$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190471
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188038
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186047
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Quality baning of educational Journals$14,000

Funding body: Australian Association for Research in Education

Funding body Australian Association for Research in Education
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON Y

Quality banding of education Journals$9,000

Funding Body: University of Newcastle Funding Scheme: Seed Funding

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20052 grants / $17,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184691
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184694
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $1,865

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184069
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Conjoint Associate Professor Doug Absalom
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182359
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Annual HERSDA Conference$1,350

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183243
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Melissa Monfries
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181327
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $9,500

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak, Kim Chan, Doctor Robert Cantwell
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177288
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak, Associate Professor Phillip Moore
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176698
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175869
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19952 grants / $37,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Melissa Monfries
Scheme Equity Project Grant (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175937
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175003
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19941 grants / $10,000

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Phillip Moore, Doctor Jill Scevak
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174815
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current16

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.5
PhD4.6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Leadership in Primary Schools: Exploring the Transformative Capabilities of Aspiring Leaders
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Equity, 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, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Industry Training in Australia: The Quest for Quality in Apprentice Training for the Automotive Service and Repair Industry
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Boys and Mobile Technology
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters Intervention on a String: What is the Impact of Puppetry on Special Needs Students?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Metacognitive Processes in Early Childhood Amongst Children Diagnosed With an Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Age Matched Controls
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Metacognitive Skills and Anxiety in Non-Patient Population
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Sleep and School Life: Understanding the Educational Impacts of Inadequate Sleep in Upper Primary School".
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Relationships Between Dispositional Attributes and Academic Achievement
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD School Leadership Preparation and Development in Kenya
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Indonesian 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, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Coping with the Experience of First Year University Study: A Case Study of Cambodian University Students
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD A Metacognitive Explanation of the Professional Functioning: a Study of Mental Health Nurses and Workplace Wellbeing
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Knowledge Building and Problem Solving Using a Conceptually Based Scaffold Teaching and Learning Design
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Teachers and the Change Process
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Self-Regulation in the Doctoral Research Context: Exploring Students' Responses to a Self-Monitoring Process During PhD Candidature
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

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

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

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

Office

Room HC62
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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