Mrs Suzanne MacQueen

Mrs Suzanne MacQueen

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Suzanne Macqueen is a Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, teaching courses related to primary social studies curriculum, classroom management, literacy and professional preparation. She has a Master of Education (Research) on the topic of between-class achievement grouping for literacy and numeracy classes in primary schools. She is currently undertaking PhD research related to the impact of widening participation initiatives in teacher education. She is also involved in research projects studying equity in higher education and Global Education.

Research Expertise
Completed a Master of Education (Research) study involving different class organisational structures in primary schools, and their effects on teaching, learning and student attitudes towards school. Currently undertaking PhD study through the University of Queensland regarding the experiences of non-traditional students in higher education. Involved in teaching and researching Global Education.

Teaching Expertise
Trained primary teacher. Has been teaching various primary teacher training courses at the University since 2000. These courses are in the areas of literacy, professional experience and social studies. Has also supervised students in all levels of practicum.

Administrative Expertise
Has coordinated courses with student enrolment from 12 - 270, incorporating field experiences.

Collaborations
Primary education Teacher education Global Education Equity in education Student grouping.

Qualifications

  • Master of Education, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Behaviour management
  • Equity in Education
  • Global Education
  • Grouping of students
  • Higher Education
  • Primary English
  • Primary education
  • Primary social studies
  • Primary teacher training
  • Professional experience
  • Teacher education
  • Widening Participation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 50
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators 30
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2010 Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/1997 - 1/12/2006 Teacher NSW Department of Education and Training
Casual Teacher at various schools
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Reynolds R, Bradbery D, Brown J, Carroll K, Donnelly D, Ferguson-Patrick K, Macqueen S, Contesting and constructing international perspectives in global education (2015) [A3]

© 2015 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved. This volume addresses the need for an international perspective on global education, and provides alternate voices to the theme of g... [more]

© 2015 Sense Publishers. All rights reserved. This volume addresses the need for an international perspective on global education, and provides alternate voices to the theme of global education. The editors asked international educators in different contexts to indicate how their own experience of global education addresses the broad and contested concepts associated with this notion. Following the lead of the internationally acknowledged authors from North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, perspectives were provided on a wide variety of contexts including tertiary education, and teacher education; various pedagogies for global education, including digital pedagogies; and curriculum development at school, tertiary and community levels. Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education explores the tensions inherent in discussions of global education from a number of facets including spatial, pedagogical, temporal, social and cultural; and provides critical, descriptive and values-laden interpretations. The book is divided into five sections, Temporal and Spatial Views of Global Education; Telling National Stories of Global Education; Empowering Citizens for Global Education; Deconstructing Global Education; and Transforming Curricula for Global Education. It is envisaged as a starting point for a stronger international conception of global education and a way to build a conversation for the future of global education in a neo-liberal and less internationally confident time.

DOI 10.1007/978-94-6209-989-0
Co-authors Kate Fergusonpatrick, Joanna Brown, Debra Donnelly, Ruth Reynolds, Debbie Bradbery

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Macqueen S, Ferguson-Patrick, 'Where¿s the Action in Global Education? Employing Global Education for Lasting Change through Teacher Education', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 115-124 (2015) [B1]
Co-authors Kate Fergusonpatrick
2015 Reynolds RM, Bradbery D, Brown J, Donnelly D, Ferguson-Patrick K, Macqueen S, Ross A, 'A Values-based Pedagogical Stance: Teaching Teachers for Global Education in Australia', The State of Global Education: Learning with the World and its People, Routledge, New York 174-188 (2015) [B1]
Co-authors Joanna Brown, Debra Donnelly, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Ruth Reynolds
2015 Reynolds RM, Brown J, Carroll K, Donnelly D, Ferguson-Patrick, Macqueen S, Bradbery D, 'Introduction: Interpreting Global Education', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 1-7 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly, Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debbie Bradbery

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Ferguson Patrick K, MacQueen S, Reynolds R, 'Pre-service teacher perspectives on the importance of global education: World and classroom views', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 20 470-482 (2014) [C1]

In an era of international multimedia exposure and a global economy, there is no question that global education (GE) must be part of the school curriculum. Effective delivery of G... [more]

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

DOI 10.1080/13540602.2014.881639
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Kate Fergusonpatrick, Ruth Reynolds
2014 Southgate E, Douglas H, Scevak J, MacQueen S, Rubin JM, Lindell C, 'The academic outcomes of first-in-family in an Australian university: An exploratory study.', International Studies in Widening Participation, 1 31-45 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Erica Southgate, Mark Rubin
2013 Macqueen SE, 'Grouping for inequity', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, 17 295-309 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13603116.2012.676088
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013 Reynolds R, Brown JR, Donnelly D, Bradbery D, Ferguson-Patrick, Macqueen S, 'Teaching Global Education: Lessons Learned for Classroom Teachers', Ethos, 21 18-22 (2013) [C2]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debbie Bradbery, Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown
2012 MacQueen SE, 'Academic outcomes from between-class achievement grouping: The Australian primary context', Australian Educational Researcher, 39 59-73 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010 MacQueen SE, 'Primary teacher attitudes in achievement-based literacy classes', Issues in Educational Research, 20 118-136 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2009 MacQueen SE, 'Preservice teaching and values education: Achieving authenticity', The Social Educator, 27 16-22 (2009) [C1]
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Conference (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Reynolds RM, Bradbery D, Brown J, Donnelly D, Ferguson Patrick K, Macqueen S, 'Building a Global Education perspective in teacher education', Abstracts. Pacific Circle Consortium Conference (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Joanna Brown, Ruth Reynolds, Debbie Bradbery, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debra Donnelly
2012 Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, Reynolds RM, 'Global education in teacher education programs: Views from pre-service teachers', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Kate Fergusonpatrick, Ruth Reynolds
2012 MacQueen SE, 'Studying the experiences of non-traditional students in teacher education', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program (2012) [E1]
2012 Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, 'Globalizing teacher training: Embedding global education perspectives in multi-disciplinary pre-service teacher programs', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Joanna Brown, Debra Donnelly, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debbie Bradbery
2012 MacQueen SE, Southgate EL, Scevak JJ, Clement ND, 'It's HEPPP to be fair! Approaches to supporting the learning and well-being of low SES students in higher education', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Erica Southgate, Jill Scevak
2011 MacQueen SE, 'Implications of widening participation for teacher education', BERA Annual Conference. Abstracts. (2011) [E3]
2011 MacQueen SE, Ferguson-Patrick SK, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Integrating global education with teacher education', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debbie Bradbery, Ruth Reynolds
2010 MacQueen SE, 'School organisation of students: What does it teach about social justice?', Learning for Life: Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice. SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference. Paper Sessions - Full Abstracts (2010) [E3]
2010 Reynolds RM, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, McLeod JC, 'Global education in teacher education - reflections on initiatives across programs in one university', Paper presented at National Council for the Social Studies conference (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Debbie Bradbery, Debra Donnelly, Kate Fergusonpatrick
2010 Reynolds RM, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, McLeod JC, 'Teaching global education - individual stories of working the politics of teacher education', Paper presented to Collaborative Action Research Network conference (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debra Donnelly, Debbie Bradbery
2010 Ferguson-Patrick SK, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, MacQueen SE, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Global Education with pre-service primary teachers: an integrated approach', Paper presented to the Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Debbie Bradbery, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debra Donnelly, Ruth Reynolds
2010 MacQueen SE, 'Teachers as practitioners and professionals', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010 (2010) [E3]
2010 MacQueen SE, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Integrating for global education with preservice teachers', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Debbie Bradbery, Kate Fergusonpatrick, Debra Donnelly, Ruth Reynolds
2009 MacQueen SE, 'Grouping primary students by achievement for literacy and numeracy instruction: Who wins?', National Conference for Teachers of English and Literacy: Bridging Divides: Non-Refereed Papers (2009) [E2]
2009 MacQueen SE, 'Between-class achievement grouping for literacy and numeracy: Academic outcomes for primary students', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings (2009) [E2]
2008 MacQueen SE, 'Values education through authentic integration: An example', SEAA Conference Proceedings (2008) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $219,786

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20151 grants / $1,000

Australian Association for Research Education, AARE 2015 Conference, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA, 29 November - 3 December 2015$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500963
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20143 grants / $86,486

Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education.$54,700

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

Funding body National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Erica Southgate, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Mark Rubin, Dr Heather Douglas
Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400235
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Professional Teachers Council of NSW

Funding body Professional Teachers Council of NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Global Education Project NSW
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400717
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

AARE-NZARE 2014, Brisbane Australia, 30 - 4 December 2014.$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401011
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 Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301028
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $9,499

Teaching and learning Project Grant$9,499

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Promote and support development of strategic, sustainable initiatives to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the University of newcastle
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20101 grants / $99,807

Global Education in Teacher Education$99,807

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding body AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project Team Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Julie McLeod, Mr Rob Metcalfe
Scheme Global Education Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1000821
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,000

Bridging Divides, Hobart, 9-12 July 2009$1,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190351
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $20,244

2008 Equity Research Fellowship - Teaching Relief$19,077

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188211
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AARE - International Educational Research Conference, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Kelvin Grove, 30/11/2008 - 4/12/2008$1,167

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189511
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $1,000

The effects of regrouping students for literacy and numeracy in primary schools$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187826
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2010 PhD The Literacy Load of Science
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Social Class Differences in Higher Education 2012 - 2018

Around 25% of the Australian population are from working-class and low socioeconomic status backgrounds, but only 16% attend Australia's universities. In response to this inequity, the Australian Government aims to increase the percentage of these students in the higher education sector nationwide.

However, improving access to university represents only half the battle. We also need to ensure that our new intake of working-class and low SES students perform well at university and don't drop out part way through their studies. The University of Newcastle is well-placed to investigate the experiences of this group of students because it already has a relatively high percentage of low SES enrolments (27%). Dr Rubin is involved in research that investigates the performance and experiences of these students at university, including their social integration, mental health, physical health, academic performance, and persistence in their degree.

This line of research is consistent with the University’s focus on achieving parity of retention and success among students of all SES backgrounds (New Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025), and it is part of a range of activities undertaken by the University’s Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education.

Grants

Equity in elite degrees: Social difference, institutional practice and processes of change.

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant

A longitudinal study of the relations between students’ socioeconomic status, social integration at university, and mental health.

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding body Department of Education and Training
Scheme Research Grant

Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education.

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

Funding body National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project Team Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Erica Southgate, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Mark Rubin, Dr Heather Douglas
Scheme Research Grants Program

Publications

Rubin JM, 'Social class differences in social integration among students in higher education: A meta-analysis and recommendations for future research', Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 5 22-38 (2012) [C1]

Rubin JM, 'Working-class students need more friends at university: A cautionary note for Australia's higher education equity initiative', Higher Education Research & Development, 31 431-433 (2012) [C3]

Southgate E, Douglas H, Scevak J, MacQueen S, Rubin JM, Lindell C, 'The academic outcomes of first-in-family in an Australian university: An exploratory study.', International Studies in Widening Participation, 1 31-45 (2014) [C1]

Rubin M, Denson N, Kilpatrick S, Matthews KE, Stehlik T, Zyngier D, '¿I am working-class¿: Subjective self-definition as a missing measure of social class and socioeconomic status in higher education research.', Educational Researcher, 43 196-200 (2014) [C1]

Rubin M, Wright CL, 'Age differences explain social class differences in students' friendship at university: Implications for transition and retention', Higher Education, 70 427-439 (2015) [C1]

Rubin M, Wright CL, 'Time and money explain social class differences in students¿ social integration at university', Studies in Higher Education, (2015)

Rubin M, Kelly BM, 'A cross-sectional investigation of parenting style and friendship as mediators of the relation between social class and mental health in a university community.', International Journal for Equity in Health, 14 1-11 (2015) [C1]

Students

Program Research Title
PhD
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Socioeconomic Status Differences in University Students' Mental Health.
PhD
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The Relations between Social Class, Sleep and Physical and Mental Health

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Doctor Jill Janina Scevak University of Newcastle
Doctor Ross Bernard Wilkinson University of Newcastle
Nida Denson Western Sydney University
Chrysalis Wright University of Central Florida
Mrs Suzanne Elizabeth MacQueen University of Newcastle

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News

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.

Mrs Suzanne MacQueen

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email suzanne.macqueen@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5698
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room HA65
Building Hunter
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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