Dr Nicole Mockler
|Work Phone||(02) 4349 4753|
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||EN2.08, Education And Nursing Building|
Dr Nicole Mockler is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, with a background in secondary school teaching (History and English curriculum) and teacher professional learning. In the past she has held senior leadership roles in secondary schools, and after completing her PhD in Education at the University of Sydney in 2008, she joined the University of Newcastle in 2009, where she is based at the Central Coast Campus. Nicole's research interests are in education policy and politics, professional learning and curriculum and pedagogy, and she also continues to work with teachers and schools in these areas.
Nicole has held a number of administrative roles at the University of Newcastle, including Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) for the School of Education, Central Coast Campus Co-ordinator for the School of Education, Secondary Program Convenor and Assistant Director of the Professional Experience Unit. In 2010, Nicole was the inaugural Education Research Institute Newcastle Early Career Research Fellow.
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 2008
- Master of Arts, University of Sydney, 1995
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)(Honours), University of Sydney, 1993
- Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 2011
- Curriculum and pedagogy
- Education policy
- Professional identity
- Teacher professional learning and development
Nicole's key research expertise lies in the areas of teacher professional learning and identity, as well as in the politics of education and the role of the media in shaping perceptions of teachers. She also has a strong interest in curriculum and pedagogy.
Nicole has collaborated on research and writing with a range of scholars both nationally and internationally.
Nicole has a well-established research collaboration with Susan Groundwater-Smith of the University of Sydney, with whom she has authored over 25 books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers over the past decade. She has also co-authored with Jane Mitchell (Charles Sturt University), Karin Ronnerman (University of Gothenborg), Petra Ponte (Hogeschool Utrecht) and Judyth Sachs (Macquarie University).
Fields of Research
|130313||Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators||70|
|130199||Education Systems Not Elsewhere Classified||30|
Committee/Associations (relevant to research).
- Member - Australian Association for Research in Education Executive
- Member - Educational Action Research
Australian Association for Research in Education (Australia)
Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning)
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
|01/01/2012 - 01/12/2012|
St Scholastica's College Glebe Point (Australia)
|01/01/2005 - 01/12/2011|
Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney (Australia)
|01/08/2008 - 01/08/2011|
Apple Distinguished Educator
Apple Education (Australia)
This title recongises excellence in the use of information and communication technologies in learning and teaching.
ERIN Early Career Research Fellowship
Educational Research Institute Newcastle (Australia)
ERIN ECR Fellowship
Nicole has a professional background in school leadership and management and in the past has worked as a Head Teacher, Director of Learning and Director of Professional Learning in a School context. From 2005 to 2011 she was a member of the Board of a large non-Government school in Sydney and Book Reviews Editor of an international journal. She is currently an elected member of the Executive and Communications Co-ordinator of the Australian Association for Research in Education.
Nicole has worked in variety of administrative roles at the University of Newcastle and in the past has been the Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) for the School of Education.
- Learning technologies
- Professional practice
- Research Methods and Methodology
As an in-service teacher educator, Nicole has a history of teaching in the areas of curriculum design and pedagogy across primary and secondary school contexts.
Since her arrival at the University of Newcastle in January 2009, she has been responsible for teaching undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate courses in the areas of research design and methodology, History curriculum, curriculum theory, ICTs and pedagogy and professional practice and experience.
• ICT and Learning
• Pedagogy and curriculum design
• History curriculum method
• Professional practice
- Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts
- Master of Educational Studies