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Dr Kathryn Holmes

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Switching on to modern learning

Kathryn Holmes is helping educators connect with the teaching style of the digital age.

Switching on to Modern LearningThe academic and former high school mathematics teacher is helping to provide the next generation of teachers with the expertise and confidence to embrace the digital technology that is revolutionising education.

"It is an interesting time in education because the whole idea of knowledge and access to information has changed," says Holmes, a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the School of Education.

"Technology changes the nature of teaching from straight delivery to more of a problem-solving approach. So it is not just the use of technology that teachers have to get on board with but how they structure their lessons in this new environment.

"What we as teacher educators need to do is gear up our student teachers to more effectively use technology in the classroom and improve the capacity of our lecturers to teach with these resources."

Holmes is immersed in research projects that promote what she and her colleagues call "21st century learning".

She co-leads a team engaged in the Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) Research program, an international project funded by Microsoft and government partners in seven countries that is investigating effective teaching techniques in the computer age. Newcastle is the only Australian university involved and is undertaking its research in conjunction with the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

"We have about 22 schools involved and we have been working with them, looking for evidence of innovation in the way teachers are using technology," Holmes says. "We are also looking at things like whether they set up learning activities that are collaborative and allow students some form of self-regulation.

"We are analysing those findings and the next phase will involve professional development in schools."

Another project in which Holmes is taking a leading role is the Teaching Teachers for the Future study, a federally funded program to support the rollout of technological resources in schools under the government's Digital Education Revolution.

As part of the research, the technological component of teacher training in maths and history teaching courses at the university has been enhanced, with lecturers employing tools such as Web 2.0 information-sharing technology and mathematical data visualisation as well as the use of iPads and interactive whiteboards.

"The aim is to develop pedagogical training that brings our Education students up to speed with new technology, so they go into the workplace knowing how to use it," Holmes explains.

"There is an assumption that people born after a certain date are automatically digital natives. But being able to use Facebook and YouTube doesn't necessarily mean they are proficient in the skills required to teach in a modern classroom."

As she helps her students navigate this brave new world of computer-enhanced education Holmes' advice to teachers new and old is to open their eyes to the possibilities that digital technology offers.

"The principles of good teaching are still the same as they always were - they don't change just because you have different tools," she says.

"But technology offers so many opportunities to engage with students in new ways and I think the only way for people to overcome their inhibitions is to dive in and use it."

Switching on to Modern Learning

Switching on to modern learning

Kathryn Holmes is helping educators connect with the teaching style of the digital age.

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Career Summary

Biography

I began my career in education as a secondary teacher of mathematics, physics and chemistry, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (1983) and Diploma in Education (1984) from the University of Newcastle. I taught in secondary schools in NSW, ACT and Qld before returning to the University of Newcastle to complete a Master of Educational Studies in 1999. As part of that degree I completed a minor thesis titled “The relationship between learning strategies, self-regulatory control and academic achievement for postgraduate and undergraduate business students”. In 2006 I was awarded my PhD in applied mathematics from Monash University. The thesis was titled “Australian Multi-Sector Managed Funds: Essays on Performance Evaluation and Related Issues”.

I was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle in June 2001 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in January 2009. During that time I have been the program convenor for both undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics teacher education programs. I was responsible for the co-development of a postgraduate mathematics retraining program for teachers wishing to retrain as secondary mathematics teachers.

From 2009 to 2011 I was the Deputy Head of School (Services) and Acting Head of School for 6 months in 2011. I am currently the Deputy Head of School (Research) responsible for all Research Higher Degree students in the School of Education. I am a founding member of the Teachers and Teaching research group and member of the Priority Research Centre Computer-assisted research mathematics and its applications (CARMA), where I co-lead the Mathematics Education Group.

Research Expertise
I have been an academic in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle since 2001. I completed my PhD in applied mathematics in 2006. The PhD was highly quantitative and examined methods of modelling the performance of managed funds. I have continued my interest in financial modelling through recent publications related to the development of a concentration measure for assessing the socioeconomic impact of gaming machines. In terms of education research I have been involved in projects related to effective integration of new technologies as educational tools both in the higher education setting and in relation to the teaching of mathematics in schools. In 2011-2012 I was a chief investigator on an $56,000 international project 'Innovative Teaching and Learning'. The project examined the factors related to the effective integration of technology in 23 schools in NSW. Findings from the project have been published in international and Australian peer-reviewed journals. I have also been a part of research projects funded by individual schools, aiming to investigate ways to improve pedagogical practices, particularly with regard to ICT integration. I am currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage grant ($1,000,000) from 2012-2105, exploring the factors related to the educational and career aspirations of students in the middle years of schooling. Linked to this project I am a chief investigator on a $75,000 project funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, titled "Choosing Uni: The impact of schools and schooling".

Teaching Expertise
I have taught mathematics teacher education courses since 2001 at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I was awarded an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2008 for the development of an innovative blended learning program for the retraining of mathematics teachers. I am part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-university team awarded a three year OLT grant (2014-2016) titled "Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education" This project involves multiple strategies to improve the training of mathematics teachers.

Administrative Expertise
I have been a program convenor in the field of mathematics education from 2001-2013 at the undergraduate level (BTeach/BMath) and at the postgraduate level (M.Ed. Stud (maths)). From 2009 to 2011 I was the Deputy Head of School (Services) and Acting Head of School for 6 months in 2011. I am currently the Deputy Head of School (Research) responsible for all Research Higher Degree students in the School of Education.

Collaborations
I collaborate with many other staff in the School of Education and the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Also, I have been a chief investigator on an international study "Innovative Teaching and Learning" with colleagues from SRI International, founded as Stanford Research Institute, California.


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Quantitative Research
  • School Reform

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160809Sociology of Education25
130399Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/06/2001 - 1/12/2008LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - MERGAMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Australia
Member - MANSWMathematical Association of NSW Inc. (MANSW)
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Buchanan RA, Holmes K, Preston G, Shaw K, 'The Global And The Local: Taking Account Of Context In The Push For The Technologization Of Education', Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke 227-244 (2015)
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston

Journal article (27 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Gore J, Holmes K, Smith M, Southgate E, Albright J, 'Socioeconomic status and the career aspirations of Australian school students: Testing enduring assumptions', The Australian Educational Researcher, 155-177 (2015)
DOI10.1007/s13384-015-0172-5
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsJames Albright, Maxwell Smith, Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore
2015Liu T, Holmes K, Albright J, 'Urban teachers¿ perceptions of inclusion of migrant children in the Chinese educational institution: a comparative study', International Journal of Inclusive Education, 1-15 (2015)
DOI10.1080/13603116.2015.1024762
2015Liu T, Holmes K, Albright J, 'Predictors of mathematics achievement of migrant children in Chinese urban schools: A comparative study', International Journal of Educational Development, 42 35-42 (2015)

In China, the education of increasing numbers of migrant children in urban settings is undertaken in integrated public or segregated migrant schools. This study compares the factors and predictors related to migrant children's mathematics achievement in public schools and migrant schools. Regression analyses were conducted to determine which independent variables (school type, sibling numbers, length of residence in urban areas, gender, preschool attendance, and parental socioeconomic status) were the predictors of migrant students' mathematics achievement. With respect to the total sample, the overall model of five factors pertinent to student achievement outcomes in mathematics was significant (sibling numbers, length of residence in urban areas, preschool attendance, parental socioeconomic status and school type). While these factors figure prominently as significant academic predictors for the migrant school sample, the only significant predictor of mathematics achievement for the public school sample is parental socioeconomic status. In the light of these findings the paper concludes with suggestions for the intervention that inform and characterize the education of migrant children in urban schools.

DOI10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.03.001
2015Riley N, Lubans DR, Holmes K, Morgan PJ, 'Findings From the EASY Minds Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial: Evaluation of a Physical Activity Integration Program for Mathematics in Primary Schools.', J Phys Act Health, (2015)
DOI10.1123/jpah.2015-0046Author URL
Co-authorsNicholas Riley, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2014Shaw K, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Innovative Teaching and Learning: Part two. Spotlight on Practice', Scan: The journal for educators, 33 29-38 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Maxwell Smith, Greg Preston, Sid Bourke
2014Shaw K, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Innovative Teaching and Learning: From research to practice. Part one', Scan: The journal for educators, 33 19-28 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2014Sargent M, Holmes K, 'The application of a concentration measure in assessing expenditure and tax yield implications of the distribution of Electronic Gaming Machines', International Gambling Studies, 14 1-14 (2014)
DOI10.1080/14459795.2013.837086
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Sargent M, Holmes K, 'The application of a concentration measure in assessing expenditure and tax yield implications of the distribution of Electronic Gaming Machines', International Gambling Studies, 14 1-14 (2014) [C1]

Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) are a key source of tax revenues for the Australian states and territories permitting their operation. Due to their accessibility, they are also a major contributor to problem gambling and its impacts. This paper introduces the use of a concentration measure, the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index, in assessing the distribution of EGMs and the associated expenditure and tax yields that typically trigger gambling impacts. In its regulation of EGM gambling, the New South Wales (NSW) State Government has relied on 'EGM density', expressed as the ratio of resident adults to total EGMs in an area, to assess impacts. The approach proposed in this paper provides an alternative and complementary measure of distribution based on EGM numbers across venues within a defined area, which may also be applied in relation to other gambling modes and jurisdictions. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

DOI10.1080/14459795.2013.837086
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014Sargent M, Holmes K, 'An empirical analysis of the use of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index in assessing the distribution of electronic gaming machines and its socio-economic implications', International Gambling Studies, 14 251-265 (2014) [C1]

Sargent and Holmes (2014) proposed the use of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index in assessing the effects of the distribution of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) on expenditure and tax outcomes for local areas. This paper reports empirical analysis on the use of the Herfindahl Hirschman Index (HHI) in this application. Comparative testing of HHI and population-based measures, such as EGM density, was conducted using EGM data from the New South Wales State Government (Australia) for the period 1995 to 2005. The analysis also compares the use of the commonly used Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage, with the Index of Education and Occupation. The socio-economic elements comprising the latter index are acknowledged as being relevant to the assessment of gambling impacts. The results indicate that the use of a concentration measure such as the HHI may augment the use of existing measures in policy development and localized decision-making on distribution of gambling facilities. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

DOI10.1080/14459795.2014.906639
2014Holmes S, Holmes K, Sargent MG, 'Raising the Stakes: More Electronic Gaming Machines equals how many more problem gamblers?', The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 8 16-33 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.5750/jgbe.v8i2.806
2014Shaw K, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Innovative Teaching and Learning: From research to practice. Part one', Scan: The journal for educators, 33 19-28 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2014Riley N, Lubans DR, Holmes K, Morgan PJ, 'Rationale and study protocol of the EASY Minds (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young Minds) program: cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school-based physical activity integration program for mathematics.', BMC Public Health, 14 816 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-14-816Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsNicholas Riley, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2013Holmes K, Clement J, Albright J, 'The complex task of leading educational change in schools', School Leadership & Management, 33 270-283 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13632434.2013.800477Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsJames Albright
2013Holmes K, Preston GD, Shaw K, Buchanan R, ''Follow' Me: Networked Professional Learning for Teachers', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 54-65 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.14221/ajte.2013v38n12.4
Co-authorsRachel Buchanan, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2013Holmes KA, Bourke SF, Preston GD, Shaw KM, Smith MW, 'Supporting innovation in teaching: What are the key contextual factors?', International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 1 85-102 (2013) [C1]
Co-authorsGreg Preston, Sid Bourke, Maxwell Smith, Kylie Shaw
2012Buchanan RA, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Shaw KM, 'Basic literacy or new literacies? Examining the contradictions of Australia's education revolution', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37 97-110 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Greg Preston, Rachel Buchanan
2012Albright JJ, Clement JJ, Holmes KA, 'School change and the challenge of presentism', Leading & Managing, 18 78-90 (2012) [C1]
Co-authorsJames Albright
2010Holmes KA, Faff R, Clacher I, 'Style analysis and dominant index timing: An application to Australian multi-sector managed funds', Applied Financial Economics, 20 293-301 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09603100903459915
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Eacott S, Holmes KA, 'Leading reform in mathematics education: Solving a complex equation', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 12 84-97 (2010) [C1]
Co-authorsScott Eacott
2009Holmes KA, 'Planning to teach with digital tools: Introducing the interactive whiteboard to pre-service secondary mathematics teachers', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25 351-365 (2009) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 34Web of Science - 20
2008Holmes KA, Faff R, 'Estimating the performance attributes of Australian multi-sector managed funds within a dynamic Kalman filter framework', International Review of Financial Analysis, 17 998-1011 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.irfa.2008.05.001
CitationsScopus - 11
2008Holmes KA, Faff RW, 'Style analysis, customized benchmarks, and managed funds: New evidence', Applied Financial Economics Letters, 4 253-258 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/17446540701720519
CitationsScopus - 1
2008Holmes KA, Faff R, 'Style drift and fund performance in up and down markets: Australian evidence', Applied Financial Economics Letters, 4 395-398 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/17446540801964439
CitationsScopus - 1
2007Holmes KA, Faff RW, 'Style drift, fund flow and fund performance: New cross-sectional evidence', Financial Services Review, 16 55-71 (2007) [C1]
2005Holmes KA, 'Analysis of Asynchronous Online Discussion using the SOLO Taxonomy', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5 117-127 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7
2004Holmes KA, Faff RW, 'Stability, Asymmetry and Seasonality of Fund Performance: An Analysis of Australian Multi-sector Managed Funds', Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 31 539-553 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.0306-686X.2004.00549.x
2000Holmes KA, Faff R, 'Cross-sectional determinants of managed fund risk and performance: Evidence for Australian equity trusts', Accounting, Accountability and Performance, 6 55-75 (2000)
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Conference (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gore J, Southgate E, Holmes K, Smith M, Albright J, Ellis H, Berger N, 'On the relationship between socio-economic status and educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsJames Albright, Maxwell Smith, Nathan Berger, Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate
2014Prieto-Rodriguez E, Holmes K, 'Online Students¿ Perceptions of Interactive Tools to Support Postgraduate Learning of Mathematics', Proceedings of the 37th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Sydney (2014) [E1]
Co-authorsElena Prieto
2013Gore J, Smith M, Holmes K, Albright J, Southgate E, Berger N, Ellis H, '"I want to be a teacher because I like bossing people around." An initial cross-sectional analysis of student data from the Aspirations Longitudinal Study', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2013, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsJames Albright, Maxwell Smith, Nathan Berger, Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore
2013Shaw K, Preston GD, Bourke S, Holmes K, Smith M, 'Innovative Teaching Practices: School leader and teacher beliefs in five Australian Secondary Schools', Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston
2013Preston GD, Shaw K, Holmes K, Bourke S, Smith M, 'School Characteristics, teacher beliefs and innovative teaching practice', Responsible Teachingand Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2012Buchanan RA, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Shaw KM, 'Shifting horizons: A critical examination of projects, policy and progress towards digital education in Australia', Learning with New Media Inaugural Conference. Critical Perspectives on Learning with New Media Conference, Glen Waverley, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsKylie Shaw, Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston
2012Albright JJ, Gore JM, Smith MW, Southgate EL, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Operationalising educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsJames Albright, Jenny Gore, Maxwell Smith, Erica Southgate
2012Albright JJ, Gore JM, Smith MW, Southgate EL, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Conceptualising educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, James Albright, Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore
2012Shaw KM, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Smith MW, 'LEAP21 professional learning in Australia', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2012Shaw KM, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Smith MW, Bourke SF, 'Exploring 21C teaching practices in schools through ITL dimensions', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMaxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2012Smith MW, Gore JM, Albright JJ, Southgate EL, Holmes KA, Ellis H, 'Contextualising variations in educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsJames Albright, Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate, Maxwell Smith
2011Holmes KA, 'Reflective practice through weblogs: Developing pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge and teacher identity', AAMT-MERGA Conference 2011. Mathematics: Traditions and (New) Practices, Alice Springs, NT (2011) [E3]
2010Holbrook AP, Chen S, Bourke SF, Holmes KA, Butler K, ''I can tell that English is not your first language'. Examiner comments and recommendations on the theses of students with ESL', 9th Quality in Postgraduate Research : Educating Researchers for the 21st Century, Proceedings of the 2010 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsAllyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Shen Chen, Kathleen Butler
2010Holmes KA, Bourke SF, Holmes KS, 'Student and supervisor assessment of progress on PhD annual reports: Do differences of opinion matter?', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke
2009Holbrook AP, Craig DH, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Holmes KA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'The content and language of PhD examiner reports', 13th Biennial Conference: EARLI 2009. Book of Abstracts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsElena Prieto, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Terry Lovat, Hugh Craig
2009Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Craig DH, Lovat TJ, Holmes KA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'Matching and understanding the context and language of PhD examiner reports', 2009 AERA Annual Meeting Online Program, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsElena Prieto, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Terry Lovat, Hugh Craig
2009McMinn L, Holmes KA, Chapman AK, 'Making educational goals sustainable (MEGS)', Pedagogy in Practice 2009 Conference. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Holmes KA, Cooper SA, Parkes VJ, 'So what does THAT mean? The difficulty of defining scientific and mathematical literacy in the Australian context', Teacher Educators at Work: What Works and Where is the Evidence? Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsVicki Parkes
2008Holmes KA, Little G, 'Undertaking a blended learning mathematics teacher retraining course: The good, the bad and the ugly', Teacher Educators at Work: What Works and Where is the Evidence? Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
2004Holmes KA, 'Analysis of asynchronous online discussion using the SOLO taxonomy', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Berger NJ, Holmes K, Archer J, Gore J, 'A social-cognitive perspective on the interaction of student social class with work and education aspirations', ( pp.1-1): AARE-NZARE 2014 (2014) [E3]
DOI10.13140/2.1.2927.2645
Co-authorsJennifer Archer, Nathan Berger, Jenny Gore
2014Berger NJ, Holmes K, Archer J, Gore J, 'A social-cognitive perspective on the interaction of student social class with work and education aspirations', ( pp.1-1): AARE-NZARE 2014 (2014) [E3]
DOI10.13140/2.1.2927.2645
Co-authorsJenny Gore, Jennifer Archer, Nathan Berger

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Shaw K, Bourke S, Holmes K, Preston GD, Smith M, 'ITL Australia: Innovative Teaching and Learning- 2013', NSW Department of Communities/ Microsoft, 101 (2013) [R1]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Maxwell Smith, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants19
Total funding$1,823,732

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


20145 grants / $418,823

Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education$297,871

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding bodyOffice for Learning and Teaching
Project TeamDoctor Judy-Anne Osborn, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Doctor Peter Howley, Doctor Andrew Kepert, Doctor Malcolm Roberts
SchemeCommissioned Strategic Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301449
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Choosing university: The impact of schools and schooling$68,717

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

Funding bodyNational Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Mr Andrew Lyell, Mr Hywel Ellis
SchemeResearch Grants Program
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400566
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Teachers and Teaching$30,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Professor Max Smith, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Nicole Mockler
SchemeResearch Programme 2014
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400926
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Evaluation of a STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy$16,085

Funding body: University of Sydney

Funding bodyUniversity of Sydney
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeSTEM Teacher Enrichment Academy
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1401438
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Improving teaching practice and student outcomes using action research with critical partners$6,150

Funding body: Wadalba Community School

Funding bodyWadalba Community School
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400628
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20131 grants / $58,582

Enhancing ICT Classroom Practice through Quality Teaching Rounds$58,582

Funding body: St Joseph's Catholic College

Funding bodySt Joseph's Catholic College
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Ms Julie Bowe
SchemeResearch Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300192
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20124 grants / $1,076,789

Targeting educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling: Understanding complexity for increased equity$634,880

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Mrs Michelle Heaney, Frank Potter
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100473
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Targeting educational and career aspirations in the middle years of schooling: Understanding complexity for increased equity$379,991

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Training
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100711
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Thinking while moving: Development of a curriculum-based physical activity integration program in the primary school$54,568

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Communities
Project TeamProfessor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Mr Nick Riley, Doctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201201
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

People, Places, Pedagogy, Paradigm and Purpose: Evaluating Innovation and Building Research Capacity within a K-12 School $7,350

Funding body: Association of Independent Schools

Funding bodyAssociation of Independent Schools
Project TeamDoctor Kylie Shaw, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Rachel Buchanan, Mr Greg Preston
SchemeIndependent Schools Centre for Excellence
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200696
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20112 grants / $219,043

Teaching Teachers for the Future - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Pre-Service Teacher Education Student Survey$165,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding bodyDepartment of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes, Associate Professor Glenn Finger
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100677
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research Project$54,043

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Training
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Mr Greg Preston, Doctor Kylie Shaw
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000993
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20101 grants / $1,000

AARE Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, 28/11/2010 - 02/12/10$1,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000896
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20083 grants / $11,425

Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189098
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports$5,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemePilot Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189382
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA) Annual Conference, Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 8/7/2008 - 11/7/2008$1,425

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189128
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $9,165

An investigation into specialised content knowledge thta secondary mathematics teachers need in order to promote student learning & encourage students to continue with advanced maths in senior school$9,165

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187310
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $28,665

Equity Research Fellowship Round 1 2005$28,665

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184849
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $240

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), 28 Nov - 2 Dec 2004, Melbourne$240

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184585
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Pursuing a Health Profession: An Exploration of the Educational and Career Aspirations of Students During Various Stages of Schooling
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Examining Webs as an Emerged Digital Space to Support Learning Processes in the Online Education Setting
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Social Media Use by Professionals in the Creative Industries
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Educational and Career Aspirations in the Middle Years of Schooling
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Aspiration: Cultural Capacity or Cognitive Skill Set?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013A Social Psychological Examination of Factors Shaping Career and Education Aspirations through Childhood and Adolescence
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011Mathematics Achievement Levels and Experiences of Chinese Migrant Workers' Children in Primary Schools: Teachers' Expectations and Practices
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009Student Motivation to Engage in Blended Learning: A Singapore Case Study
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Tools for Teaching Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2005Mathematical thinking and mathematics achievement of students in the year 11 scientific stream in Jordan
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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News

Teachers and Teaching Research Program

Teachers and teaching

May 15, 2014

University of Newcastle research program, Teachers and Teaching, proves collaboration is the key to success in teaching and research.

Research Grant Winners

Equity in higher education grant success

April 23, 2014

University of Newcastle researchers win grants to study student equity in Higher Education.

Dr Kathryn Holmes

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Emailkathryn.holmes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4985 4548
Fax(02) 4921 7887

Office

RoomHC64
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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