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Dr Kate Ferguson-Patrick

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

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.

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.

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

Administrative Expertise
Program convening (Primary BT/ BA) Professional experience

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


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), Nottingham Trent University - UK
  • Master of Arts (Childrens Literature and Literacy), University of Technology Sydney

Keywords

  • Action Research
  • Citizenship
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Early career teachers
  • Global Education
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Professional Preparation
  • Quality Teaching
  • Teaching and Learning in Primary HSIE
  • Teaching and Learning in Primary Maths
  • multi-level pedagogies

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
080699Information Systems not elsewhere classified20
139999Education not elsewhere classified20
130399Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
17/09/2002 - 31/12/2002LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2004 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education and Arts
Australia
1/06/2001 - 1/12/2002LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education and Arts
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
National Conference OrganiserSocial Educators Association of Australia Inc (SEAA)
Australia

Teaching appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1993 - 1/12/2003TeacherNSW Department of School Education
Education & Arts
Australia
1/03/1991 - 1/12/1992Classroom TeacherNSW Department of Education
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


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, 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)
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds, Suzanne Macqueen, Debra Donnelly
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)
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds
2015Reynolds RM, 'Introduction: Interpreting Global Education', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, SENSE Publishers, Rotterdam 1-10 (2015)
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds

Journal article (8 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)
DOI10.1080/13540602.2014.881639
Co-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Ruth Reynolds
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]

In an era of international multimedia exposure and a global economy, there is no question that global education (GE) must be part of the school curriculum. Effective delivery of GE is reliant on adequate teacher preparation. A group of teacher educators at one University sought to raise the profile of GE with pre-service teachers through the integration of global perspectives in various courses. This paper explores pre-service teacher perceptions of the importance of GE and their learning as a result of this emphasis. Additionally, pre-service teacher preferences for further learning about GE are examined. It is apparent that pre-service teachers are interested in GE, especially in terms of how they can incorporate it in their teaching and, with exposure over a number of semesters student understandings develop, creating better prepared teachers of GE. Not surprisingly, these students were primarily focused on their future classroom practices rather than their role in the world more generally. Additionally, it was clearly evident that unique GE approaches were linked to specific teaching disciplines, an indication that GE continues to be a difficult concept to incorporate without explicit guidance for integration, something not always easy in a university setting. © 2014 Taylor and Francis.

DOI10.1080/13540602.2014.881639
Co-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Ruth Reynolds
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]
DOI10.1080/02619768.2012.755514Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds
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]
Co-authorsDebbie Bradbery, Joanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds, Suzanne Macqueen, Debra Donnelly
2011Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Professional development of early career teachers: A pedagogical focus on cooperative learning', Issues in Educational Research, 21 109-129 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2010Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning and quality teaching: Early career teachers striving for quality', The International Journal of Learning, 16 385-400 (2010) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
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]
DOI10.1080/09650790701314585
CitationsScopus - 5
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Conference (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
Co-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Debra Donnelly, Debbie Bradbery, Joanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds
2014Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative Learning: ¿Democracy Stance¿ in Early Career Teachers', LICE-2014 Proceedings, London, Heathrow Marriott, UK (2014) [E1]
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]
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds, Suzanne Macqueen
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]
Co-authorsRuth Reynolds, Debbie Bradbery, Debra Donnelly, Suzanne Macqueen, Joanna Brown
2011Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'A pedagogical focus on cooperative learning: Retaining quality early career teachers through professional', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme, London (2011) [E3]
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]
Co-authorsDebra Donnelly, Suzanne Macqueen, Debbie Bradbery, Ruth Reynolds
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]
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]
Co-authorsDebra Donnelly, Debbie Bradbery, Ruth Reynolds, Suzanne Macqueen
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]
Co-authorsSuzanne Macqueen, Debra Donnelly, Debbie Bradbery, Ruth Reynolds
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]
Co-authorsDebbie Bradbery, Debra Donnelly, Suzanne Macqueen, Ruth Reynolds
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]
Co-authorsDebbie Bradbery, Debra Donnelly, Suzanne Macqueen, Ruth Reynolds
2009Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning and quality teaching: Early career teachers striving for quality', 16th International Conference on Learning: Sessions, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [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]
2008Ferguson-Patrick SK, 'Cooperative learning for multidimensional and multicultural citizenship', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
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]
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-authorsRuth Reynolds
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-authorsRuth 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-authorsRuth 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-authorsRuth Reynolds
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$191,408

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


20151 grants / $1,480

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500182
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20143 grants / $63,572

Project to assess intercultural competency in preservice and in service teachers$30,786

Funding body: Professional Teachers Council of NSW

Funding bodyProfessional Teachers Council of NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
SchemeGlobal Education Project NSW
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400717
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Project to assess intercultural competency in preservice and in service teachers$30,786

Funding body: Professional Teachers Council of NSW

Funding bodyProfessional Teachers Council of NSW
Project TeamAssociate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
SchemeGlobal Education Project NSW
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400717
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400938
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $750

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301027
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20101 grants / $82,454

Global Education in Teacher Education$82,454

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding bodyAusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project TeamAssociate 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
SchemeGlobal Education Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000821
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20091 grants / $1,000

The Learning International Conference, Barcelona Spain, 1-4 July 2009$1,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190022
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $967

AARE - International Educational Research Conference, Queensland University, Brisbane, 30/11/2008 - 4/12/2008$967

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189506
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20074 grants / $37,705

Equity Research Fellowship - teaching relief$20,638

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186935
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Equity Research Fellowship 2007 - Research Grant$8,091

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187290
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Cooperative learning and good pedagogy: An action research case study approach$7,407

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188149
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

AARE International Educational Research Conference, Fremantle WA, 25/11/2007 - 29/11/2007$1,569

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187996
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $1,500

Collaborative Action Research Conference 2006, Nottingham University UK, 10-12 November 2006$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186893
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $1,980

Collaborative Action Research Network International Conference, 5-7 November 2004$1,980

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184561
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Dr Kate Ferguson-Patrick

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Emailkate.fergusonpatrick@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7764
Fax(02) 4921 7887

Office

RoomHA75
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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