Professor Max Smith

Professor Max Smith

Professor

School of Education (Education)

Career Summary

Biography

I commenced as Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle at the start of 2012 following a 36 year career with the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC). My appointment as professor followed a long association with the University of Newcastle as a Masters student (1988-1991) and PhD student (1992-1996), several long-term research engagements with academics in the School of Education here, and my appointment as Conjoint Professor in the School of Education (2008-2011). I am a proud alumnist and I feel strongly committed to Newcastle and will work to strengthen this great regional university.

Originally a secondary social sciences and computing studies teacher serving mostly in rural schools, I held a series of senior departmental positions in NSW in the areas of quality assurance, assessment and evaluation, school accountability and improvement, research management and strategic initiatives.

I have strong professional interest and ongoing research commitments across a variety of public policy contexts. I am a core member of the Research Centre for Teachers and Teaching at Newcastle supporting teacher professional learning and innovative curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment with particular emphasis on quality, equity and technology in Education.

 My research engagements include holding roles as:

  • Chief Investigator on an ARC study of educational and career Aspirations in the middle years of schooling  now entering its third year
  • Chief Investigator on the ARC funded population-based NSW Longitudinal Child Development Study now entering its third year
  • Associate Investigator on the NHMRC funded project to identify targets for primary school mental health interventions
  • Chief Investigator on externally funded research projects on stduent equity in higher education
  • Lead Chief Investigator on the project to evaluate the NSW State Volunteering Strategy including the innovative Timebanking flagship program

I am currently supervising Research Higher Degree students studying different aspects of innovative teaching and learning; school leadership; educational reform; and innovative public policy. Topic areas include projects on Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR); student aspirations through the middle years of schooling; school ethos and school-based management; and, policy entrepreneurship. The unifying theme across this seemingly diverse set of projects is about understanding the ways in which professional learning and innovative policy practice impact on whole system reform.     

Research Expertise

Professor Smith has a strong interest in quantitative research and evidence-based practice in education. This includes the place of empirically based research in mixed methods designs. He is a core member of the Research Centre for Teachers and Teaching at Newcastle developing and refining aspects of Quality Teaching and assessment, and supporting teacher professional learning and leadership development. Most recently he has been involved in researching Quality Teaching Rounds; students’ post school aspirations; child development and the linkage of school and early childhood data; equity in higher education; and, the impact of innovative public policy on system reform. 

Collaborations
Professor Max Smith’s professional and research interests focus on issues of whole system reform in school education and broader public policy. He has a great belief in teacher professional development as the vehicle for reform and was an industry partner representative in the research validating the NSW model of pedagogy known as Quality Teaching with Professors Gore and Ladwig and their associates. His current research interests include projects to validate the use of Quality Teaching Rounds; technology-based teaching and learning; equity in higher education; and, tracking the growth of student aspirations through the middle years of schooling. Research activities in the broader field of public policy include leadership roles in: the NSW Child Development study with the University of New South Wales and NSW Health, Education and Community Services; NSW policy on volunteering including the highly innovative Timebanking trial with the Department of Family and Community Services; and, externally funded student equity projects in higher education.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Education), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of New England
  • Diploma in Education, University of New England
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Assessment and evaluation in Education
  • Child development
  • Evidence-based practice in Education
  • Pedagogy in the 21st Century
  • Policy innovation and reform
  • Professional learning and leadership in Education
  • Quantitative research methods in Education

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160506 Education Policy 20
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 40
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 - 1/01/2014 Deputy Head of School, Research Development University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2011 Conjoint Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2009 Director Department of Education and Training, NSW
Strategic Initiatives
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2008 Assistant Director Department of Education and Training, NSW
Educational Measurement & School Accountability
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/12/2005 Chief Education Officer Department of Education and Training, NSW
Systems, Data Analysis and Regional Support
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/1999 School Improvement Officer Department of School Education, NSW
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/12/1999 Principal Policy Analyst Department of School Education, NSW
School Accountability and Improvement
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/01/2012 Senior Manager Department of Education and Training, NSW
Student Engagement and Program Evaluation Bureau
Australia
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Publications

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


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Carr VJ, Harris F, Raudino A, Luo L, Kariuki M, Liu E, et al., 'New South Wales Child Development Study (NSW-CDS): an Australian multiagency, multigenerational, longitudinal record linkage study.', BMJ Open, 6 e009023 (2016)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009023
Co-authors Miles Bore, Allyson Holbrook
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, 42 155-177 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s13384-015-0172-5
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate, James Albright
2015 Gore J, Smith M, Bowe J, Ellis H, Lloyd A, Lubans D, 'Quality Teaching Rounds as a professional development intervention for enhancing the quality of teaching: Rationale and study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', International Journal of Educational Research, 74 82-95 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijer.2015.08.002
Co-authors David Lubans, Jenny Gore, Adam Lloyd, Julie Bowe
2015 Watts S, Holbrook A, Smith MW, 'Policy entrepreneurs and the role of advanced cognition in policy innovation', Australian Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 1 18-27 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
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, Greg Preston
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 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 Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston
1992 Smith M, Bourke S, 'Teacher stress: Examining a model based on context, workload, and satisfaction', Teaching and Teacher Education, 8 31-46 (1992)
DOI 10.1016/0742-051X(92)90038-5
Citations Scopus - 37Web of Science - 27
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Conference (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gore J, Bowe J, Smith M, Lubans D, Lloyd AB, 'Impactful Professional Development: The Effect of Participation In Quality Teaching Rounds.' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Adam Lloyd, Julie Bowe, David Lubans
2015 Gruppetta MM, Holmes K, Gore J, Smith M, Lloyd A, Patfield S, 'Unlocking Capacity and Empowering Choices¿ Indigenous Students¿ Aspirations for Higher Education.' (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Maree Gruppetta
2015 Lloyd AB, Gore J, Holmes K, Smith M, 'Who Seeks A Career In STEM, When And Why?' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Adam Lloyd
2015 Holmes K, Lloyd AB, Gore J, Smith M, Fray L, Wallington C, 'The future of STEM: Who seeks a career in STEM and why?', Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Adam Lloyd
2014 Watts S, Holbrook A, Smith MW, 'Policy entrepreneurs and the role of advanced cognition in policy innovation', Proceedings of the Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences Conference 2014 (in partnership with the Journal of Developing Areas) (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
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 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors James Albright, Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore
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 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, James Albright, Erica Southgate
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 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
2013 Preston GD, Shaw K, Holmes K, Bourke S, Smith M, 'School Characteristics, teacher beliefs and innovative teaching practice', Responsible Teachingand Sustainable Learning (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Kylie Shaw, 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 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Jenny Gore, James Albright
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 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate, James Albright
2012 Mhalila JJ, Holbrook AP, Shaw KM, Smith MW, 'Conceptualizing 'synergy' in higher education policy processes', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Kylie Shaw
2012 Shaw KM, Holmes KA, Preston GD, Smith MW, 'LEAP21 professional learning in Australia', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Kylie Shaw, Greg Preston
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 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors 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 (2012) [E3]
Co-authors James Albright, Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Smith MW, Bell J, Bright J, 'Measuring student self-efficacy to enhance school to work processes : the development of a large-scale on-line survey instrument', Leading and Managing ( issue.2 pp.119-134): ACEL (2005)

Report (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gore J, Holmes K, Smith M, Lyell A, Ellis H, Fray L, 'Choosing university: The impact of schools and schooling. Final report to the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.', National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (2015) [R1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2015 Holbrook AP, Smith M, Siminski P, Lyons K, Macneil J, Freeman M, Randle M, 'Evaluation for the NSW Volunteering Strategy Interim Report: Phase 2 Timebanking', NSW Volunteering, 44 (2015) [R1]
Co-authors Johanna Macneil, Kevin Lyons, Allyson Holbrook
2014 Smith M, Holbrook A, Lyons K, Macneil J, Forster D, Clement N, et al., 'Evaluation of the NSW Volunteering Strategy 2012-13. Final Report: Timebanking Trial', The NSW Office of Communities (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Kevin Lyons, Daniella Forster, Johanna Macneil
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 Greg Preston, Kylie Shaw
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 20
Total funding $2,880,280

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


20162 grants / $224,308

"Unlocking Capacity and Empowering Choices": Indigenous Students' Aspirations for Higher Education$134,012

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Jess Harris, Professor Max Smith, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Doctor Adam Lloyd, Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600151
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Guiding Futures: The role of teachers in the formation of students' aspirations for higher education$90,296

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor Alex Garn, Professor Max Smith, Doctor Adam Lloyd, Doctor Leanne Fray, Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600140
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20156 grants / $604,201

Who seeks access to what, when and why?: Interrogating the pivotal role of students aspirations in higher education$275,625

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Max Smith, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501184
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Critical Interventions Framework Part 2$205,262

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Doctor Anna Bennett, Ms Belinda Munn, Professor Geoff Whitty, Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Max Smith
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501186
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Choosing VET: investigating the formation of VET aspirations$71,422

Funding body: National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Funding body National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Professor Max Smith, Doctor Adam Lloyd, Mr Hywel Ellis, Mr Andrew Lyell
Scheme National VET Research and Evaluation Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501146
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Building a Community of Practice through Quality Teaching Rounds$21,600

Funding body: Singleton Heights Public School

Funding body Singleton Heights Public School
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Ms Julie Bowe, Professor Max Smith, Professor David Lubans
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501435
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Investigating factors that influence the choice of teaching as a first career$20,292

Funding body: Queensland College of Teachers

Funding body Queensland College of Teachers
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor Max Smith, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501157
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Evaluation of the Just Like You disability awareness program in NSW Schools$10,000

Funding body: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Funding body Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Project Team Professor Max Smith, Professor John Fischetti, Conjoint Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Doctor Adam Lloyd
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500678
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20145 grants / $900,150

Improving teaching quality through peer observation and feedback: an investigation of the impact of Quality Teaching Rounds $730,433

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Communities
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Ms Julie Bowe, Professor Max Smith, Doctor Nicole Mockler, Professor David Lubans
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400499
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
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 2015
GNo G1400566
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

The Changing World of Volunteerism: Challenges and Opportunities$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Max Smith, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Daniella Forster
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400125
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AARE-NZARE Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 30 November - 4 December.$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Max Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401247
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Max Smith
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301064
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20125 grants / $1,090,871

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 2015
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 2015
GNo G1100711
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Evaluation of the Flagship Projects for the NSW volunteering Strategy$60,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Communities
Project Team Professor Max Smith, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Kevin Lyons, Doctor Johanna Macneil, Doctor Daniella Forster
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1200610
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Investigating Quality Teaching Rounds to support teacher professional learning$11,000

Funding body: ACT Department of Education and Training

Funding body ACT Department of Education and Training
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Ms Julie Bowe, Doctor Nicole Mockler, Professor Max Smith
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200010
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Investigating 'rounds' to support teacher professional learning$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Ms Julie Bowe, Professor Max Smith, Doctor Nicole Mockler
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101164
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $60,000

The NSW Child Development Study$60,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Vaughan Carr, Professor Kristin Laurens, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Rhoshel Lenroot, Associate Professor Sally Brinkman, Doctor Miles Bore, Dr Elizabeth Maloney, Professor Max Smith, Mr Robert Stevens, Associate Professor John Allan
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200213
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.25
PhD3.35

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD "What if Compulsory Education was a 21st Century Invention" - Schooling Scenarios of the Future through a Counter-Factual Analysis.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD School Leaders' Perceptions of the Drivers and Impediments to Change
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD To study the Feasibility of Alternative Models to support School Education in the 21st Century: Possible ways forward using business model thinking
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD The Impact of School-Based Management Reform on Principal Leadership in New South Wales Public Secondary Schools
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Educational and Career Aspirations in the Middle Years of Schooling
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Educational and Career Aspirations in the Middle Years of Schooling: An Exploration of Factors Influencing Students' Futures, in a Contemporary Australian Context
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD An Investigation of the Learning Attributes and Meta-Cognition of Innovative Policy Entrepreneurs
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Critical Reflections on the Current Debate Regarding the Effects of Explicit and Implicit Instruction on Linguistic Pragmatic Development and its Implications for Vietnamese EFL University Students
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD An Exploration of Factors Which Affect the Christian Ethos of Christian Schools: A Case Study
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters The Correlation of School Leadership Behaviours with Student Educational and Career Aspirations
M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Masks and Education: A study of masks in the teaching of Drama and Theatre Studies in the Australian Secondary Curriculum
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD The Critical Work of Teaching: Changing Minds, Changing Practice
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD A Mixed Methods Investigation that Explores the Synergy Between University-Based Higher Educational Researchers and Government Higher Education Policy Makers in Australia
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Upper Secondary Schools in Hatinh Province in Vietnam
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Development of Professional Standards for Bachelor of Special Education Programs in Saudi Arabia Universities
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

Education researchers appointed to prestigious international journal

Education researchers appointed editors of prestigious international journal

October 29, 2015

Faculty of Education and Arts scholars Professor Jenny Gore and Professor Maxwell Smith have been named co-editors of the prestigious Teaching and Teacher Education journal.

Student–teacher rapport key to educational aspirations

Student–teacher rapport key to educational aspirations

October 15, 2015

A new study led by The University of Newcastle's Professor Jenny Gore has found that a student's sex and prior academic achievement may be the strongest predictors of participation in higher education. But the ways in which schools support students' aspirations can also have a major influence on their plans when they leave school.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) grant awarded

National grant awarded to investigate vocational education and training aspirations

September 10, 2015

The University of Newcastle's Teachers and Teaching Research Program awarded grant to investigate the formation of children's vocational education and training aspirations.

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Eight HEPP National Priority Pool grants secured

May 12, 2015

The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) was successful in eight HEPP Priority Pool Project grants totalling over $1.3 million.

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.

Professor Max Smith

Position

Professor
Teachers and Teaching
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Email maxwell.smith@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49854957
Mobile 0413009366
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room SE33
Building Special Education
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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