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My research interests are in cooperative learning and democracy classrooms.  In my PhD I used an action research approach with early career teachers and through professional learning showed them how the use of CL can lead to the development of democracy classrooms. I completed my Masters of Arts in Children's Literacy and Literature at UTS, Sydney.

I am the community outreach coordinator for the GERT (Global Education Research and Teaching) team which includes participation in a project linked to the the Professional Teachers' Council  with a group of colleagues in the School of Education.  The team has a new book on International perspectives in global education published through SENSE publications and many recent journal articles as well as a recent chapter in a US book.

Since 2001 I have lectured here at The University of Newcastle in the Primary BT/BA course with responsibilities for Primary HSIE, Literacies across the Primary Curriculum and Primary Mathematics as well as coordinating professional experience courses involving Integrated Curriculum. I have also had experience convening the large primary teaching program with over 1000 undergraduate students and been responsible for coordinating a program review.

I taught over 13 years in a variety of primary settings both in the UK and in Australia. I have taught pre-school - Year 6 and have been a teacher responsible for Gifted and Talented Extension work in Literacy as well as a Teacher Librarian.

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 09/12/2014
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), Nottingham Trent University - UK
  • Master of Arts (Childrens Literature and Literacy), University of Technology Sydney, 04/07/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Action Research
  • Citizenship
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Early career teachers
  • Global Education
  • Quality Teaching

Research expertise

Cooperative learning, Democracy classrooms, Global education, Teacher professional learning, Early career teachers,action learning/research, mentoring, Quality Teaching, Primary Mathematics, Academic Partner (Australian Government Quality Teaching Project), HSIE and Social Education.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130300Specialist Studies In Education60
139999Education Not Elsewhere Classified20
080699Information Systems Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • National conference organiser - Social Educators of Australia Association

Collaboration

My research interest lies in cooperative learning, democracy classrooms, early career teachers, multi-level pedagogies, integrated curriculum, and global education

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Program convening (Primary BT/ BA)

Professional experience

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Cooperative Learning
  • Global Education
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Professional Preparation
  • Teaching and Learning in Primary HSIE
  • Teaching and Learning in Primary Maths
  • multi-level pedagogies

Teaching expertise

Integrated and differentiated curriculum, Teaching and Learning in HSIE K-6, Teaching and Learning in Maths K-6, Cooperative learning and pedagogy, professional experience and preparation

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Professional development of early career teachers: A pedagogical focus on cooperative learning', Issues in Educational Research, 21 109-129 (2011) [C1]
2007Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Writers develop skills through collaboration: An action research approach', Educational Action Research, 15 159-180 (2007) [C1]
2008Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'The values of citizenship in a cooperative classroom: Early career teachers' perspectives', The Social Educator, 26 11-18 (2008) [C1]
2007McCormack AC, Reynolds RM, Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Supporting action research/learning in schools through academic partnerships', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: RUTH REYNOLDS

2015Reynolds RM, 'Introduction: Interpreting Global Education', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, SENSE Publishers, Rotterdam 1-10 (2015)
2014Ferguson Patrick K, MacQueen S, Reynolds R, 'Pre-service teacher perspectives on the importance of global education: World and classroom views', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 20 470-482 (2014) [C1]
2013Reynolds R, Ferguson-Patrick K, McCormack A, 'Dancing in the ditches: reflecting on the capacity of a university/school partnership to clarify the role of a teacher educator', European Journal of Teacher Education, 36 307-319 (2013) [C1]
2015Reynolds RM, Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, SENSE Publishers, Rotterdam, 234 (2015)

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Reynolds RM, Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, SENSE Publishers, Rotterdam, 234 (2015)

Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Reynolds RM, 'Introduction: Interpreting Global Education', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, SENSE Publishers, Rotterdam 1-10 (2015)
2015Reynolds RM, 'One Size Fits All? Global Education for Different Educational Audiences', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, SENSE Publishers, Rotterdam 27-42 (2015)
2015Reynolds RM, Bradbery D, Brown J, Donnelly D, Ferguson-Patrick K, Macqueen S, Ross A, 'A values-based Pedagogical Stance: Teaching teachers for Global Education in Australia', The State of Global Education. Learning with the world and its people., Routledge, New York 174-188 (2015)

Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ferguson Patrick K, MacQueen S, Reynolds R, 'Pre-service teacher perspectives on the importance of global education: World and classroom views', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 20 470-482 (2014) [C1]
2013Reynolds R, Ferguson-Patrick K, McCormack A, 'Dancing in the ditches: reflecting on the capacity of a university/school partnership to clarify the role of a teacher educator', European Journal of Teacher Education, 36 307-319 (2013) [C1]
2013Brown JR, Donnelly D, Bradberry D, Ferguson-Patrick K, Macqueen S, Reynolds R, 'Teaching Global Education: Lessons Learned for Classroom Teachers', Ethos, 21 18-22 (2013) [C2]
2011Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Professional development of early career teachers: A pedagogical focus on cooperative learning', Issues in Educational Research, 21 109-129 (2011) [C1]
2010Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning and quality teaching: Early career teachers striving for quality', The International Journal of Learning, 16 385-400 (2010) [C1]
2008Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'The values of citizenship in a cooperative classroom: Early career teachers' perspectives', The Social Educator, 26 11-18 (2008) [C1]
2007Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Writers develop skills through collaboration: An action research approach', Educational Action Research, 15 159-180 (2007) [C1]
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Conference (20 outputs)

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2014Reynolds RM, Bradbery D, Brown J, Donnelly D, Ferguson Patrick K, Macqueen S, 'Building a Global Education perspective in teacher education', Abstracts. Pacific Circle Consortium Conference, Sydney (2014) [E3]
2014Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative Learning: ┬┐Democracy Stance┬┐ in Early Career Teachers', LICE-2014 Proceedings, London, Heathrow Marriott, UK (2014)
2012Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Developing an inclusive democratic classroom 'in action' through cooperative learning', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E1]
2012Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, Reynolds RM, 'Global education in teacher education programs: Views from pre-service teachers', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E1]
2012Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, 'Globalizing teacher training: Embedding global education perspectives in multi-disciplinary pre-service teacher programs', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E1]
2011MacQueen SE, Ferguson-Patrick SK, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Integrating global education with teacher education', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme, London (2011) [E3]
2011Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'A pedagogical focus on cooperative learning: Retaining quality early career teachers through professional', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme, London (2011) [E3]
2010Reynolds RM, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, McLeod JC, 'Global education in teacher education - reflections on initiatives across programs in one university', Paper presented at National Council for the Social Studies conference, Denver, CO (2010) [E3]
2010Reynolds RM, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, McLeod JC, 'Teaching global education - individual stories of working the politics of teacher education', Paper presented to Collaborative Action Research Network conference, Cambridge, UK (2010) [E3]
2010Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning for deep transformative citizenship: relationships for social justice', Learning for Life: Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice. SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference. Paper Sessions - Full Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E3]
2010MacQueen SE, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Integrating for global education with preservice teachers', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010Ferguson-Patrick SK, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, MacQueen SE, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Global Education with pre-service primary teachers: an integrated approach', Paper presented to the Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference, Hong Kong (2010) [E3]
2009Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Early career teachers' changes to practice, confidence and understandings in cooperative learning: A case study doctoral project update', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
2009Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning and quality teaching: Early career teachers striving for quality', 16th International Conference on Learning: Sessions, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E3]
2008Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning for multidimensional and multicultural citizenship', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2007McCormack AC, Reynolds RM, Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Supporting action research/learning in schools through academic partnerships', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: RUTH REYNOLDS

2007Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Initial understandings and perceptions of cooperative learning: A case study doctoral project', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E2]
2007Ferguson-Patrick SK, McCormack AC, Reynolds RM, 'Academic partners mentoring action research: Reflecting on the learning process from multiple perspectives', Differing Perceptions of the Participative Elements of Action Research, Nottingham, UK (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: RUTH REYNOLDS

2006Ferguson-Patrick SK, McCormack AC, Reynolds RM, 'Academic partners mentoring action research: Reflecting on the learning process from multiple perspectives', Extending Professionalism, Improving Pratice: Exploring the Impact of Action Research, Nottingham, United Kingdom (2006) [E2]

Co-authors: RUTH REYNOLDS

2006Reynolds RM, McCormack AC, Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'University/School Partnerships: Journeys of Three Academic Partners', AARE 05. Education Research. Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions, Parramatta, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E2]

Co-authors: RUTH REYNOLDS

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$160,622

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2015 (1 grants)

International Conference: Assessment for Learning in Higher Education, Hong Kong, 14-15 May 2015$1,480
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,48020152015
GNo:G1500182

2014 (2 grants)

Project to assess intercultural competency in preservice and in service teachers$30,786
Funding Body: Professional Teachers Council of NSW

Project Team
Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
SchemeRole
Global Education Project NSWInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,78620142015
GNo:G1400717

The London International conference on Education (LICE-2014), London, United Kingdom, 10 - 12 November 2014.$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400938

2013 (1 grants)

AARE 2013 (Australian Association for Research in Education), Hilton Adelaide, 1-5 December 2013$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020132013
GNo:G1301027

2010 (1 grants)

Global Education in Teacher Education$82,454
Funding Body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Project Team
Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Julie McLeod, Mr Rob Metcalfe
SchemeRole
Global Education ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$82,45420102015
GNo:G1000821

2009 (1 grants)

The Learning International Conference, Barcelona Spain, 1-4 July 2009$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020092009
GNo:G0190022

2008 (1 grants)

AARE - International Educational Research Conference, Queensland University, Brisbane, 30/11/2008 - 4/12/2008$967
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$96720082008
GNo:G0189506

2007 (4 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship - teaching relief$20,638
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,63820072007
GNo:G0186935

Equity Research Fellowship 2007 - Research Grant$8,091
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,09120072007
GNo:G0187290

Cooperative learning and good pedagogy: An action research case study approach$7,407
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,40720072007
GNo:G0188149

AARE International Educational Research Conference, Fremantle WA, 25/11/2007 - 29/11/2007$1,569
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,56920072007
GNo:G0187996

2006 (1 grants)

Collaborative Action Research Conference 2006, Nottingham University UK, 10-12 November 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186893

2004 (1 grants)

Collaborative Action Research Network International Conference, 5-7 November 2004$1,980
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,98020042004
GNo:G0184561
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Dr Samantha (Kate) Ferguson-Patrick

Work Phone(02) 4921 7764
Fax(02) 4921 7887
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PositionLecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kate-fergusonpatrick