Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes

Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes

Associate Professor

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

Code Description Percentage
160809 Sociology of Education 25
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2015 Associate Professor The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/06/2001 - 1/12/2008 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - MERGA Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Australia
Member - MANSW Mathematical 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Buchanan 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-authors Kylie Shaw, Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston

Journal article (27 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gore 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)
DOI 10.1007/s13384-015-0172-5
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore
2015 Liu 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)
DOI 10.1080/13603116.2015.1024762
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Liu 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 facto... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.03.001
2015 Riley 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)
DOI 10.1123/jpah.2015-0046
Co-authors Nicholas Riley, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2014 Shaw 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-authors Kylie Shaw, Maxwell Smith, Greg Preston, Sid Bourke
2014 Shaw 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-authors Maxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2014 Sargent 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)
DOI 10.1080/14459795.2013.837086
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Sargent 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 ... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1080/14459795.2013.837086
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Sargent 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 t... [more]

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.

DOI 10.1080/14459795.2014.906639
2014 Holmes 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]
DOI 10.5750/jgbe.v8i2.806
2014 Shaw 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-authors Sid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2014 Riley 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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-816
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Nicholas Riley, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2013 Holmes K, Clement J, Albright J, 'The complex task of leading educational change in schools', School Leadership & Management, 33 270-283 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13632434.2013.800477
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors James Albright
2013 Holmes K, Preston GD, Shaw K, Buchanan R, ''Follow' Me: Networked Professional Learning for Teachers', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 54-65 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n12.4
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2013 Holmes 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-authors Greg Preston, Sid Bourke, Maxwell Smith, Kylie Shaw
2012 Buchanan 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-authors Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston, Rachel Buchanan
2012 Albright JJ, Clement JJ, Holmes KA, 'School change and the challenge of presentism', Leading & Managing, 18 78-90 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors James Albright
2010 Holmes 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]
DOI 10.1080/09603100903459915
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Eacott S, Holmes KA, 'Leading reform in mathematics education: Solving a complex equation', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 12 84-97 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Scott Eacott
2009 Holmes 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]
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 20
2008 Holmes 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.irfa.2008.05.001
Citations Scopus - 11
2008 Holmes KA, Faff RW, 'Style analysis, customized benchmarks, and managed funds: New evidence', Applied Financial Economics Letters, 4 253-258 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17446540701720519
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Holmes KA, Faff R, 'Style drift and fund performance in up and down markets: Australian evidence', Applied Financial Economics Letters, 4 395-398 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17446540801964439
Citations Scopus - 1
2007 Holmes KA, Faff RW, 'Style drift, fund flow and fund performance: New cross-sectional evidence', Financial Services Review, 16 55-71 (2007) [C1]
2005 Holmes KA, 'Analysis of Asynchronous Online Discussion using the SOLO Taxonomy', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5 117-127 (2005) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7
2004 Holmes 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.0306-686X.2004.00549.x
2000 Holmes 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 (22 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Berger NJ, Holmes K, Archer J, Gore J, 'A social-cognitive perspective on the interaction of student social class with work and education aspirations', AARE-NZARE 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.13140/2.1.2927.2645
Co-authors Jennifer Archer, Nathan Berger, Jenny Gore
2014 Berger NJ, Holmes K, Archer J, Gore J, 'A social-cognitive perspective on the interaction of student social class with work and education aspirations', AARE-NZARE 2014, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.13140/2.1.2927.2645
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Jennifer Archer, Nathan Berger
2014 Gore 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-authors James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Nathan Berger, Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate
2014 Prieto-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-authors Elena Prieto
2013 Gore 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-authors James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Erica Southgate, Nathan Berger, Jenny Gore
2013 Shaw 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-authors Maxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston
2013 Preston 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-authors Kylie Shaw, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2012 Buchanan 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-authors Kylie Shaw, Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston
2012 Albright 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-authors James Albright, Jenny Gore, Maxwell Smith, Erica Southgate
2012 Albright 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-authors Maxwell Smith, James Albright, Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore
2012 Shaw KM, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Smith MW, 'LEAP21 professional learning in Australia', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Maxwell Smith, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2012 Shaw 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-authors Maxwell Smith, Sid Bourke, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2012 Smith 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-authors James Albright, Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate, Maxwell Smith
2011 Holmes 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]
2010 Holbrook 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-authors Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Shen Chen, Kathleen Butler
2010 Holmes 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-authors Sid Bourke
2009 Holbrook 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-authors Elena Prieto, Sid Bourke, Hugh Craig, Terry Lovat, Allyson Holbrook
2009 Bourke 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-authors Elena Prieto, Sid Bourke, Allyson Holbrook, Terry Lovat, Hugh Craig
2009 McMinn L, Holmes KA, Chapman AK, 'Making educational goals sustainable (MEGS)', Pedagogy in Practice 2009 Conference. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008 Holmes 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-authors Vicki Parkes
2008 Holmes 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]
2004 Holmes KA, 'Analysis of asynchronous online discussion using the SOLO taxonomy', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Shaw 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-authors Sid Bourke, Maxwell Smith, Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 19
Total funding $1,883,732

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


20145 grants / $478,823

Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education$297,871

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team Doctor Judy-Anne Osborn, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Doctor Peter Howley, Doctor Andrew Kepert, Doctor Malcolm Roberts
Scheme Commissioned Strategic Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301449
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Teachers and Teaching$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 Jennifer Gore, Professor Max Smith, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Nicole Mockler
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400926
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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

Funding body National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Mr Andrew Lyell, Mr Hywel Ellis
Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400566
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Evaluation of a STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy$16,085

Funding body: University of Sydney

Funding body University of Sydney
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401438
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: Wadalba Community School

Funding body Wadalba Community School
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400628
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20131 grants / $58,582

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

Funding body: St Joseph's Catholic College

Funding body St Joseph's Catholic College
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Ms Julie Bowe
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300192
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Mrs Michelle Heaney, Frank Potter
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100473
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Jim Albright, Doctor Erica Southgate, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100711
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NSW Department of Education and Communities
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Mr Nick Riley, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201201
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body Association of Independent Schools
Project Team Doctor Kylie Shaw, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Rachel Buchanan, Mr Greg Preston
Scheme Independent Schools Centre for Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200696
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Associate Professor Glenn Finger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100677
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Innovative Teaching and Learning Research Project$54,043

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Mr Greg Preston, Doctor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000993
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20083 grants / $11,425

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189098
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

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, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189382
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189128
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187310
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $28,665

Equity Research Fellowship Round 1 2005$28,665

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184849
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $240

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184585
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current9

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4
PhD2.15

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Pursuing 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, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Aspiration: Cultural Capacity or Cognitive Skill Set?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Evaluating the Political Arab-West International Relations in light of the Rise and Fall of Contemporary Islamic Political Movements in the Arab World
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Social Media Use by Professionals in the Creative Industries
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Educational and Career Aspirations in the Middle Years of Schooling
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters Aspiration: Cultural Capacity or Cognitive Skill Set?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD A Social Psychological Examination of Factors Shaping Career and Education Aspirations through Childhood and Adolescence
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Mathematics Achievement Levels and Experiences of Chinese Migrant Workers' Children in Primary Schools: Teachers' Expectations and Practices
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Student Motivation to Engage in Blended Learning: A Singapore Case Study
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 Tools for Teaching Computational Mathematics
Mathematics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2005 PhD Mathematical thinking and mathematics achievement of students in the year 11 scientific stream in Jordan
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
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.

Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes

Position

Associate Professor
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

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

Office

Room HC64
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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