Mr Nathan Berger

Mr Nathan Berger

Research Assistant

School of Education (Education)

Career Summary

Biography

I am a PhD candidate, casual academic, and research assistant in the School of Education. I am an alumnus of the University, having attained an undergraduate degree in information technology and two postgraduate degrees in secondary teaching and educational research. My research and tertiary teaching interests include educational psychology and the sociology of education. As an early career researcher and doctoral candidate, I am beginning to establish a presence in these fields.

Research Expertise
My masters and doctoral research is located within the social psychology of education. I have worked as a casual research assistant with the UON School of Education and the Equity and Diversity Unit, principally with the Aspirations Longitudinal Study, a major sociological examination of children's career and education aspirations.

Teaching Expertise
As a casual academic at the University since Semester 1 2013, I have taught and assessed undergraduate pre-service teachers taking courses in the foundations of primary and secondary education, sociology of educational, and educational psychology. I have also been a guest lecturer to honours and masters students in research methodology and educational psychology.

I hold provisional/graduate teacher accreditation with the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards in the secondary subjects of business studies, commerce, and legal studies (on approved leave of absence while pursuing doctoral degree). 

Administrative Expertise
I have been involved in most aspects of research administration through my work as a research assistant on a major ARC project involving over 85 public schools. In particular I have gained skills in human research ethics clearance, liaison with school principals, participant recruitment, and orchestration of surveys and focus groups.

Collaborations
As a research assistant I have collaborated with leading academics from the School of Education on all aspects of conducting large scale, complex educational research. Since graduating from my master's degree in educational research, I have been working on several publications with my supervisor Dr Jennifer Archer.


Qualifications

  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Information Technology, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Education
  • Educational psychology
  • Foundations of education
  • Social psychology
  • Sociology of education

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160809Sociology of Education20
170103Educational Psychology80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 18/12/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
8/12/2014 - 9/12/2014Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Associate EditorAustralian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology
Australia
2/06/2013 - PhD CandidateUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/03/2012 - Research AssistantUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - MemberBritish Educational Research Association
United Kingdom
1/01/2013 - MemberAustralian Association for Research in Education
Australia
1/01/2012 - MemberAustralian College of Educators
Australia

Awards

Scholarship

YearAward
2013Australian Postgraduate Award
University of Newcastle

Teaching

CodeCourseRoleDuration
EDUC1008Foundations of Primary and Secondary Education
University of Newcastle
Tutor1/02/2014 - 31/07/2014
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
University of Newcastle
Tutor1/02/2015 - 31/07/2015
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and Society
University of Newcastle
Tutor1/08/2013 - 31/12/2013
EDUC1008Foundations of Primary and Secondary Schooling
University of Newcastle
Tutor1/02/2013 - 31/07/2013
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and Society
University of Newcastle
Tutor1/08/2014 - 31/12/2014
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Berger N, Archer J, 'The relationship between social class and students' academic achievement goals: Three hypotheses', The Routledge International Handbook of Social Psychology of the Classroom, Routledge, New York 31-41 (2015)
Co-authorsJennifer Archer

Conference (4 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, Jenny Gore, Erica Southgate, Kathryn Holmes
2013Archer J, Berger N, 'Exploring the motivations and future plans of senior students in a high and a low SES school', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2013, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsJennifer Archer
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-authorsJenny Gore, James Albright, Maxwell Smith, Erica Southgate, Kathryn Holmes
2013Berger N, Archer J, 'Exploring the motivational goals of senior high school students from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds', Social Psychology of the Classroom International Conference, Auckland (2013) [E3]
DOI10.13140/2.1.4594.6883
Co-authorsJennifer Archer
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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-authorsKathryn Holmes, Jenny Gore, Jennifer Archer
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, Kathryn Holmes, Jennifer Archer

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Berger NJ, Exploring the motivational goals of Preliminary HSC students from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds, The University of Newcastle (2013)
DOI10.13140/2.1.2044.9288
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Mr Nathan Berger

Positions

Research Assistant
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Casual Academic
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Emailnathan.berger@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5755
LinksLinkedIn
ResearchGate

Office

RoomHA100
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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