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Associate Professor Kylie Shaw

Dean of Graduate Research

Graduate Research (Education)

Journeying into thinking

An accomplished teacher turned researcher, Associate Professor Kylie Shaw is focused on what doctorate holders can bring to industry and how people at that elite level develop and learn.

Kylie Shaw

It’s been a busy few years for Associate Professor Kylie Shaw since she stepped into the academic world from the classroom. The established mid career researcher currently has six research projects underway all with a focus on high level learning and its impacts within the workforce; and on future focused learning.

Associate Professor Shaw began her career as a primary school teacher, before becoming a coordinator of academic programs at her independent school. She completed her PhD part time while teaching and looked at how students at university engaged with honours degrees.

“While I was doing my undergraduate degree I was fascinated by students who never wanted to leave university so I got really interested in why people want to do research. This led me to my own PhD studies,’ she said.

“Honours-level research programs across Australia are very different, so I did an analysis of that, then looked at honours across one institution and came up with a notion of research preparedness, asking what is it that encapsulates students’ preparedness to begin higher research studies, and what the learning journey looks like in different disciplines,” Associate Professor Shaw said.

From there she applied for a role at the University of Newcastle. In this role, part of her current focus is on how being doctoral can influence the education profession to reconceptulise learning for children.

“When I was working in schools and I was doing my PhD I talked to the kids about it and why I was doing it, and how it made knowledge uncertain. I think that helped the children see that school is not just about learning information, because information can change. It’s like the solar system and when we found out Pluto wasn’t a ‘real’ planet. It was someone learning at that high level that discovered that and transformed knowledge as we knew it. Knowledge isn’t absolute, particularly now in our ever-changing technological world,” Associate Professor Shaw concluded.

Researcher excellence in contemporary contexts

In 2017 Kylie was awarded a Women in Research Fellowship by the University of Newcastle which funded a research project that involves working with teachers who are doing PhDs. Associate Professor Shaw says there is a lot more emphasis on teacher learning and professional development presently and so is looking at whether engaging in higher level learning enriches learning for teachers and how that impacts on their student’s learning.

“I’m trying to get a sense of how teachers engage in quality research projects, and does having the support of a network help them progress with that research,’ she said. “When teachers are learning at this high level, does that then impact on their student’s learning? For leaders in schools and school systems, how do they develop as leaders of learning so they can ensure that professional learning programs for teachers develop their own future focused thinking capabilities?”

The value of doctoral education

Associate Professor Shaw is passionate about proving just how much high level learners, such as those with a PhD, can contribute to the workforce. She’s adding to the national debate on this topic through a variety of research projects that focus on doctoral learners and what they have to contribute to industry.

Associate Professor Shaw says there’s not a lot known about what value is added when people engage in high level learning, particularly in professions which revolve around newer disciplines such as teaching, nursing and the health sciences.

“At the moment there’s a problem with people engaged in higher learning, they’re often sidelined in industry and not recognised for the skills they bring. There is this juncture in what value a PhD adds to a person’s skills. There’s sometimes a lot of resistance to people who have done this high level learning and what they can contribute.”

“One area I am especially passionate about is trying to establish how much high level learners can add to the profession, in terms of the way they work, their policy and social entrepreneurism, and how they push the profession forward. They’re creating new knowledge in the work they do in their doctorate so I’m interested in whether or not they see the world differently and can help to then push forward the profession as well,” Associate Professor Shaw said.

Associate Professor Shaw is working with colleagues in SORTI (The Centre for the Study of Research Training & Innovation) on an Australian Research Council funded project called Excellent researchers: using learner profiles to enhance research learning which aims to build a picture of what learners are like at the doctoral level. She says generally people conceive PhD students as already at the level they need to be to complete a doctorate, but what this research is finding is that there are different types of learners doing doctorates and many are still developing as doctoral learners.

“For this multi-faceted study, we’ve developed a program called DocLearn which helps students understand themselves as learners.  Using an online portal, students do a survey and through this we build an individualised learning profile for each student which the students can then explore and learn from,” Associate Professor Shaw said.

To build this profile, the survey looks at whether students see knowledge as complex or simple, how they draw on coping strategies, how they solve problems within their projects, what are their motivations and what strategies they use as learners.

“Students can also choose to do a monthly check-in, which helps them to track the highs and lows of their doctoral journey.”

At the end of their doctorate the students will be surveyed again to see if any changes have occurred in the intervening years.

“This process will show how they’ve developed as learners, whether their expectations at the start have been met and what their experience has been like,” Associate Professor Shaw said.

The results of this project will be released in 2020 with the aim of being translated into practice in the industry.

“There’s a national debate about the skills doctoral students bring into the workforce, so this research should give a better picture of doctoral students as learners and what they’re actually taking with them into industry practice.”

“In a previous project I worked with teachers on how to design innovative and authentic learning activities at school so they can help students to show what they can do in terms of knowledge construction, collaboration, communication and self regulation - all of those 21st century skills,’ Shaw commented.

“I believe those same skills should be incorporated into undergraduate and postgraduate programs because we want to personalise learning to equip all students with the skills they’ll need for the 22nd century. We know jobs aren’t going to remain the same and due to artificial intelligence a lot of the jobs that require routine learning are going to disappear, so we need people who can manage uncertainty, with the skills to drive new knowledge and transform practice.”

Support for equity students

Associate Professor Shaw’s examination of doctoral students extends to another research project through the University of Newcastle’s equity group looking at enablers and barriers to an equitable higher degree by research learning environment.

Traditionally doctoral education candidates are as seen as an elite group of people, however Associate Professor Shaw says undergraduate education is becoming more accessible with diverse pathways for people from differing backgrounds to access university education and then go onto higher level learning.

“What we’re really interested in is those students who come from families where they are the first one to attend university or female students who have barriers to studying at a high level, and how they are experiencing the doctoral journey,” she said. “We’re doing a comparative study looking at students who are doing their doctorate in two different universities and what types of support they’re accessing and whether they feel supported.”

“One of the universities has a reputation for developing and supporting students from equity backgrounds, and the other is an elite university where we are hypothesising that students in doctoral programs there are expected to already be at that high level and so there are not as many supports in place.”

This study also uses the doctoral Journey Tracking plot to follow the highs and lows of their researcher journey but for this study, also their perceptions of support.

The outcomes of this research will translate into recommendations to be made to the deans and directors of graduate research education around Australia, with the aim of improving the support for students from equity backgrounds.

“We’re trying to demystify the notion that when you’re doing the doctorate you are at that high level already and don’t need support. We’ll also end up with knowledge of where students are seeking support so we can create an online presence with resources for these students to access.”

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr Kylie Shaw is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, coordinating courses and lecturing in the areas of primary education, literacy, educational foundations and ICT. She is currently the Assistant Dean of Research Training (Acting) in the Faculty of Education & Arts and is the NSW respresentative of CADRE (Council of Associate Deans of Research Education). She has previously held the leadership roles of Deputy Head of School (Research & Research Training), Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Primary (Honours) program and Convenor of the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts program. As the Director of Student Experience within the School of Education, she initiated the NuTeach program, which aims to introduce pre-service teachers to the profession early in their teaching degree and then provide support once they graduate and commence their teaching career. She is currently a Chief Investigator on a research project sponsored by the NSW Department of Education ‘Thinking while moving in English’, which encourages primary aged students to move whilst learning to increase engagement and focus in class.

Dr Shaw is an established mid career researcher, building expertise in the area of research training and doctoral education. She is the Deputy Director of the Centre of the Study of Research Training and Impact (SORTI), which is known internationally for its work on doctoral learning and doctoral assessment. In 2017, Shaw chaired the organising committee for the inaugral Doctoral Education, Assessment & Learning (DEAL) conference. She is a Chief Investigator on a current ARC Discovery Project investigating excellent researchers. In her doctoral work she developed a method of tracking the journeys of students involved in cross-disciplinary research and a construct of research preparedness. She has also been the lead Chief Investigator on grants in affiliation with the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE), exploring the increasingly diverse cohorts of students undertaking doctoral study.

Though full time at the university, Kylie still continues to work as an accredited teacher in schools to keep her professional practice current. She completed her PhD part-time whilst working full time as a teacher, and administrative leader, in the independent school sector. She was a Chief Investigator on a global research project on innovative teaching and is consulting to schools in the areas of future-focused learning, critical & creative thinking, literacy and assessment.

Research Expertise
Dr Kylie Shaw gained international recognition as Chief Investigator on a global project investigating Innovative Teaching and Learning in schools. The project was sponsored by Microsoft and The Department of Education and Communities (DEC). She worked with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in San Francisco, developing the dimensions to measure innovative learning activities and student work in schools. She also developed and presented workshops to teachers in Australian schools on developing innovative teaching and learning experiences for 21st century learning. She was an invited participant in the Global Forum on Innovative Teaching and Learning in Washington and has been engaged with consultation for Microsoft and Pearaon International.

Dr Kylie Shaw's doctoral studies explored student experience in fourth year undergraduate research programs across a range of disciplines and how prepared students were to continue to further research study. She developed a construct called 'Research Preparedness', which has been published in a leading international journal, and is currently working on a grant to further explore this construct with beginning researchers in undergraduate and in research Masters programs. She has an interest in mixed methodologies, and developed a novel approach to measuring and comparing student research journeys, called the research plot.

Dr Kylie Shaw has presented papers at the Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR), Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) conferences in Australia and has presented her work internationally at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conferences.

In 2008, Kylie was awarded the Faculty of Education and Arts Research Publications Prize for the most outstanding publication. In 2010, she was awarded the NSWIeR Beth Southwell Prize for Most Outstanding Thesis. She has been the Convenor of the Doctoral Education Research Special Interest Group (DERSIG) with the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and is a reviewer for the Studies in Higher Education (SiHE) and Australian Educational Research (AER) journals.

Teaching Expertise
Dr Kylie Shaw predominantly works in the areas of Primary Education and Educational Psychology. She has taught in the following courses in the School of Education: Becoming a Teacher, K-6 English, Human Society and its Environment, Learners and the Learning Process, Teacher Research Projects and Introduction to Research Methodology. She has also worked with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, in the area of Course Design. Dr Kylie Shaw has experience in coordinating and developing courses, within both university and school environments. In particular she has experience in curriculum development and developing protocols to evaluate programs. She is a Chair of accreditation committees for Primary Education with NESA and AITSL.

Before joining the School, Kylie worked in the independent school system, and has held the leadership roles of Stage 3 Coordinator, Academic Coordinator of Years 5-8 and Coordinator of Learning Support. She has taught in all Key Learning Areas, from Kindergarten to Year 8, with areas of expertise in English, Humanities and Information Literacy.

Previously Kylie held the position of Head of International House at the University of Newcastle, a residential College bringing together the cultural experiences of students from over 30 different countries. She has a keen interest in supporting international students and has taught English as a Foreign Language in Thailand. In her role at International House, Kylie developed community programs such as International Student School Visit Day, where international students visited a number of local schools and taught the children lessons about their home country.

Administrative Expertise
Convenor, Research into the Doctorate SIG, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Chair, Primary Program Management Group Program Convenor, Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts Director, Student Experience, School of Education, The University of Newcastle Treasurer, NSW Institute of Educational Research (NSW IeR) Reviewer, Studies in Higher Education (SiHE) Journal Reviewer, Australian Educational Research (AER) Journal Member of Australian College of Educators (MACE) Previously Chair, Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) Facilitator, Tournament of the Minds (TOM) Professional Associations European Association for Learning and Instruction (EARLI) American Educational research Association (AERA) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) Middle Years of Schooling Association (MYSA) 



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • 21st Century Learning Skills
  • Doctoral Education pathways
  • Educational Psychology
  • Higher Education
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Learning Journeys
  • Literacy
  • Mixed Methods research
  • Primary Education
  • Research Methodologies
  • Research Preparedness
  • Student Transition
  • Student experience
  • Teacher Education
  • Undergraduate Research

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130103 Higher Education 50
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 -  Classroom Teacher NSW Department of Education and Communities
1/01/2006 - 1/06/2010 Academic Coordinator, Years 5-8 Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/01/2006 Head of College International House, The University of Sydney
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2016 Beth Southwell Award for Most Outstanding Thesis
NSW IeR
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Publications

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


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Shaw KM, Churchill R, Ferguson P, Godinho S, Johnson NF, Keddie A, et al., Teaching: Making a Difference, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Milton, Queensland, 656 (2018)
2017 Seely-Flint A, Kitson L, Lowe K, Shaw K, Vicars M, Feez S, Humphrey S, Literacy in Australia: Pedagogies for Engagement., John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, 470 (2017)
2015 Churchill R, Ferguson P, Godinho S, Johnson N, Keddie A, Letts W, et al., Teaching: Making a Difference, John Wiley & Sons, Milton QLD, 656 (2015)
2014 Lowe K, Shaw K, Kitson L, Literacy in Australia, Wiley, Milton, QLD, 536 (2014)
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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) [B1]
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston

Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Mavilidi MF, Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Miller A, Eather N, Karayanidis F, et al., 'Integrating physical activity into the primary school curriculum: rationale and study protocol for the "Thinking while Moving in English" cluster randomized controlled trial', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (2019)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-019-6635-2
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Andrew Miller, Narelle Eather, Nicholas Riley, David Lubans, Frini Karayanidis
2018 Truong DTTH, 'The Integral Role Played by Soft Skills in Advancing Business Management Success', International Journal of Management and Economics Invention, 4 1552-1565 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.18535/ijmei/v4i1.03
2018 Shaw KM, Holbrook A, 'Integrative possibilities in Fine Arts doctoral supervision: A four quadrant model', STUDIES IN GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATION, 9 (2018)
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
2018 Truong TTH, Laura RS, Shaw K, 'The Importance of Developing Soft Skill Sets for the Employability of Business Graduates in Vietnam: A Field Study on Selected Business Employers', Journal of Education and Culture Studies, 2 32-45 (2018)
Co-authors Ron Laura
2017 Laura RS, Truong TTH, Shaw K, 'An Examination of the Technology of Specialised Soft Skill Sets Deployed in Business Sectors from Four Different Regions of the Globe', Journal of Education and Culture Studies, 1 186-197 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.22158/jecs.v1n2p186
Co-authors Ron Laura
2016 Shaw KM, Truong HTT, Laura R, 'New Insights for Soft Skills Development in Vietnamese Business Schools: Defining Essential Soft Skills for Maximizing Graduates Career Success', International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 10 1857-1863 (2016)
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 Maxwell Smith, 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, Maxwell Smith
2014 Holbrook A, Shaw K, Scevak J, Bourke S, Cantwell R, Budd J, 'PhD Candidate Expectations: Exploring Mismatch with Experience', International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 9 329-346 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2013 Shaw K, Holbrook A, Bourke S, 'Student experience of final-year undergraduate research projects: an exploration of 'research preparedness'', Studies in Higher Education, 38 711-727 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03075079.2011.592937
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
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
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan, Greg Preston
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, Maxwell Smith
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]
DOI 10.14221/ajte.2012v37n6.8
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Greg Preston, Rachel Buchanan
2008 Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Bourke SF, 'The response of pre-service teachers to a compulsory research project', Australian Educational Researcher, 35 89-109 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Allyson Holbrook
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Conference (38 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Shaw KM, Picard M, 'Examining the success of contemporary Researcher Development programs from a social justice perspective: An integrative review.', Adelaide (2018)
Co-authors Michelle Picard
2018 Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'Integrative possibilities in Fine Arts doctoral supervision: a four-quadrant model', STUDIES IN GRADUATE AND POSTDOCTORAL EDUCATION (2018)
DOI 10.1108/SGPE-D-17-00043
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
2018 Shaw KM, Holbrook A, Scevak J, Preston G, McInerney D, Fairbairn H, 'Doctoral student expectations, satisfaction and well-being.', 2018 Clute International Conferences Washington DC Proceedings April 8-11, 2018, Washington, DC USA (2018)
Co-authors Greg Preston, Allyson Holbrook
2017 Alsawalem I, Shaw KM, Dempsey I, 'Using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in Understanding Teacher Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with Students with Intellectual Disability (ID) in Saudi Arabian Schools.', Melbourne (2017)
2016 Shaw K, Holbrook A, Scevak J, Fairbairn H, Preston GD, McInerney D, 'The Less Travelled Road to timely Completions: What Impacts on Student Well-being ?', Melbourne (2016)
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Greg Preston, Allyson Holbrook
2016 Shaw K, Preston GD, Holbrook A, Scevak J, McInerney D, Fairbairn H, 'Doctoral student satisfaction in light of early experiences: The Less Travelled Road to timely Completions', Melbourne (2016)
Co-authors Greg Preston, Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2016 Preston G, Shaw K, Holbrook AP, Scevak J, Fairbairn H, 'Measures of Doctoral Student Expectations. The Less Travelled Road to timely Completions: Doctoral student expectations, Well-being and Satisfaction', Melbourne Cricket Ground (2016)
Co-authors Greg Preston, Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2016 Shaw KM, 'Approaches to doctoral learning in contemporary contexts.', Approaches to doctoral learning in contemporary contexts., Adelaide (2016)
2016 Shaw KM, Fairbairn H, Holbrook A, Scevak J, Grushka K, 'Personalising induction programs to respond to research higher degree student diversity.', Personalising induction programs to respond to research higher degree student diversity., Adelaide (2016)
Co-authors Kath Grushka, Allyson Holbrook
2016 Shaw KM, Holbrook A, 'Using an integrative model of supervision to explore supervisory team practices.', Using an integrative model of supervision to explore supervisory team practices., Adelaide (2016)
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
2014 Bourke S, Cantwell R, Budd J, Scevak J, Holbrook A, Shaw KM, 'Change in PhD candidate attributes over time', Speaking Back Through Research: 2014 Joint International Conference of AARE-NZARE, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Allyson Holbrook
2014 Shaw K, Scevak J, Holbrook A, Bourke S, Budd J, 'The Journey plot: an innovative mixed-method approach for assessing transition in doctoral learning', Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide South Australia (2014)
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Allyson Holbrook
2014 Budd J, Scevak J, Cantwell R, Bourke S, Holbrook A, Shaw K, 'Measuring doctoral student satisfaction with progress', Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference,, Adelaide South Australia (2014)
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Allyson Holbrook
2014 Scevak J, Holbrook A, Budd J, Bourke S, Shaw KM, Cantwell R, 'Is there a mismatch between doctoral students conceptions and actual experience of PhD study?', Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2014 Budd J, Scevak J, Cantwell R, Holbrook A, Bourke S, Shaw KM, 'Measuring Doctoral Student Satisfaction with Progress', 11th Biennial QPR Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2014 Shaw KM, Scevak J, Holbrook A, Bourke S, Budd J, 'The Journey Plot: an innovative mixed-method approach for assessing transition in doctoral learning', 11th Biennial QPR Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Allyson Holbrook
2014 Truong H, Laura R, Shaw KM, 'The essential soft skills in business success and the strategies in soft skills development', AARE-NZARE Conference 2014: Speaking Back Through Research, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Ron Laura
2013 Shaw KM, Holbrook A, Bourke S, 'Mentoring & Nurturing Undergraduate Researchers: a cross-disciplinary perspective.', Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning, Munich, Germany (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
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 Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
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 Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2013 Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, Budd J, Bourke SF, Shaw K, Cantwell R, ''PhD candidate reflections on initial expectations of the PhD: mismatch and student satisfaction', 'Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning' Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Technische Universitat, Munich Germany (2013)
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Jill Scevak
2013 Shaw KM, Holbrook A, Bourke S, Budd J, Scevak J, Cantwell R, 'Support, satisfaction & Solace: an examination of early phase PhD candidate support-seeking behaviour.', Support, satisfaction & Solace: an examination of early phase PhD candidate support-seeking behaviour., Adelaide (2013)
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
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 Greg Preston, Rachel Buchanan
2012 Shaw KM, Shear L, Mikkonen I, Sithamparam S, Tang HW, 'ITL LEAP21: Localization of Professional Development for 21st Century Teaching and Learning', ITL LEAP21: Localization of Professional Development for 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Sydney (2012)
2012 Shaw KM, Holmes K, Preston G, Bourke S, Smith M, 'Innovative Teaching in Australia. Presented as part of a symposium Innovative Teaching and Learning Research: Global and National Results from a 7-Country Study ', Innovative Teaching in Australia. Presented as part of a symposium Innovative Teaching and Learning Research: Global and National Results from a 7-Country Study , Vancouver, Canada (2012)
Co-authors Maxwell Smith, Greg Preston
2012 Mhalila JJ, Holbrook AP, Shaw KM, Smith MW, 'Conceptualizing 'synergy' in higher education policy processes', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Maxwell Smith
2012 Shaw KM, 'The contribution of Honours: Capturing and preparing undergraduate students to continue in research careers', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
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 Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
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 Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2011 Shaw KM, 'The undergraduate research journey: a cross-disciplinary examination of student experience', EARLI 2011 14th Biennial Conference: Education for a Global Networked Society. Book of Abstracts and Extended Summaries, Exeter (2011) [E3]
2011 Shaw KM, Bourke S, Holmes K, Preston G, 'Australian ITL Practices within the global landscape. Paper presented as a part of a symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning in Australia.', Australian ITL Practices within the global landscape. Paper presented as a part of a symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning in Australia., Hobart, Australia (2011)
Co-authors Greg Preston
2011 Shaw KM, Holmes K, Preston G, Bourke S, 'What does innovative work look like? Paper presented as a part of a symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning in Australia.', What does innovative work look like? Paper presented as a part of a symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning in Australia., Hobart (2011)
Co-authors Greg Preston
2010 Holbrook AP, St George JM, Sebalj DA, Shaw KM, 'Managing degrees of uncertainty: Management expectations in supervision', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook, Jennifer Stgeorge
2010 Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'Honours as a gateway to the doctorate: Interdisciplinary perspectives', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
2008 Shaw KM, 'The journeys of fourth year undergraduate research students: Trialling a quantifiable measure', Quality in Postgraduate Research: Research Education in the New Global Environment. Proceedings of the 2008 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2007 Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, Scevak JJ, 'The response of education interns to a compulsory research project', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E2]
Co-authors Jill Scevak, Allyson Holbrook
2006 Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'An Investigation of the Nature and Contribution of Honours Programs in Australia', Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times. Refereed Publication of the 2006 Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
2005 Shaw KM, Holbrook AP, 'Mapping honours programs in Australia: The rationale for, and approach to, an investigation of the nature, current and future role of honours programs in Australia', Proceedings of the HERDSA Conference 2005, Sydney, Australia (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Allyson Holbrook
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Report (2 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 Greg Preston, Maxwell Smith
2012 Shaw KM, Holmes K, Preston G, Buchanan R, 'AIS Building Relationships Grant: Final Report', Association of Independent Schools, 26 (2012)
Co-authors Rachel Buchanan
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 20
Total funding $1,031,143

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20193 grants / $107,818

Thought Leaders Network: building a transformative knowledge community$72,727

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Scott Imig, Professor John Fischetti, Professor John Fischetti, Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Scott Imig
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900866
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Enhancing leadership of learning through a collaborative approach to improving formative assessment across a school network$29,091

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, Doctor Scott Imig, Doctor Scott Imig
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900864
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

2019 International Research Collaboration Scheme$6,000

International Visitor Professor Lynn McAlpine

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Scheme FEDUA IRCS
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20181 grants / $13,680

Enablers and barriers to an equitable Higher Degrees by Research learning environment $13,680

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Doctor Kylie Shaw & Assoc. Professor Michelle Picard

Scheme Internal Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20173 grants / $238,322

Thinking while Moving in English: a curriculum based physical activity intervention to enhance learning and health outcomes in primary school$200,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Doctor Nick Riley, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Narelle Eather, Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, A/Prof Chris Lonsdale
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700722
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Researcher excellence in contemporary contexts$24,686

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Women in Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701406
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Supporting School-based Higher Degree Research Cohorts as Professional Learning - Research Consultancy$13,636

Funding body: Knox Grammer School

Funding body Knox Grammer School
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701137
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

20161 grants / $1,500

Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 19-22 April 2016$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20153 grants / $357,850

Excellent researchers: Using learner profiles to enhance research learning$326,770

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Jill Scevak, Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, Professor Dennis McInerney, McInerney, Dennis
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1400196
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Exploring diversity and student expectations in Research Higher Degrees$16,080

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Doctor Kylie Shaw, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Kathryn Grushka

Scheme Internal Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

FEDUA Internal Fellowship$15,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme FEDUA Internal Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500907
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $90,000

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge $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 Allyson Holbrook, Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400924
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,500

EARLI, Munich 27-31 August 2013$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300746
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $158,850

Swimming with Seahorses academic literacy and achievement project$150,000

Included research and the creation of academic literacy resources to support students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds.

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Scheme Internal Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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

AERA, Vancouver, 11 - 17 April 2012$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200409
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $55,543

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, Doctor Greg Preston, Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000993
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

EARLI 2011, Exeter, UK, 29/8/2011 - 3/9/2011$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100771
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $6,080

New Staff Grant 2010$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000870
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AARE, Melbourne, 28 November 2010 - 2 December 2010$1,080

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000878
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current24

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 Masters Can Engagement in Contemporary Visual Arts Education Utilise Emerging Technologies to Bridge the Gap Between what Challenges and Limits our Empathic Understanding of Each Other? M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Rhetoric and Reality: How Universities in Australia Realise Access, Inclusivity and Equity PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD The Introduction of an Explicit Social and Emotional Learning Programme to Boarding Staff, within a Boys Boarding School, Allows for Improved Personal and Academic Wellbeing PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 Masters Exploring 21st Century Learner Partnerships Between Teachers and Students in Future-Focused Schools M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD A Study of Equity in the Transition of Refugee Learners from Early Childhood to Formal Schooling PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 Masters School Leadership for Transforming Teaching and Learning M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD A Framework for Evaluating Pedagogical Usability of Interactive Mobile Educational Media: Maximizing Positive Engagement and Minimizing the Negative Impact of Interactive Mobile Media Use by Young Children PhD (Design), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 Masters Modelling Assessment Formats in the New HSC Mathematics Standard Syllabus M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 Masters How to Improve Student Academic Performance Using Positive Psychology to Enhance Whole School Wellbeing M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Exploring the Process of Reading in Diverse Digital Contexts Among Malaysian Undergraduates PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Comparing the Use of Social Media as an eLearning Technology to Support Higher Education Students in Both Australian and Saudi Universities PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Integrating Mobile Technology into Self-Directed Learning at Chinese universities - A Case Study of Postgraduate Interpreting Trainees PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2018 PhD Mobilising the Middle: The Promise Middle Leadership Holds for Successful Schools PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD The Correlation of School Leadership Behaviours with Student Educational and Career Aspirations PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Teaching Advanced Mathematics to Australian High School Students - Role of Excellence in Teaching and Use of Research-based strategies, including Experiential Education. PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Musical Futures in Australian Education: Implications for Continuing Professional Development PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Aiming for Teacher and Student Excellence: The Confluence Between Professional Learning, Curriculum and Teacher and Student Performance PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Kinaesthetic Learning Processes Need to be Taken Off the Back Burner. What is the Importance of Kinaesthetic Learning in BOSTES Stage 4 Teaching and Learning Programs for Boys' Education? PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters How Can Data be Used to Develop Effective Coaching Methods for Senior Students to Improve Mental Fitness? M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Increasing Mathematics Teachers' Self Efficacy to Increase the Implementation of Cognitive-active Learning Strategies to Increase Student Outcomes PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Developing Greater Awareness of Anxiety Within Primary Aged Children and How Teachers can Support Students in the 21st Century PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Vietnamese Quality Assurance in Higher Education: A Systemic Review PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD The Screenwriting Practice Research Degree in Australia: Evolutions, Expectations, Experiences and Examinations PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The influence of a secondary education in enabling success and its perceptions among Singapore's achievers. PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 PhD Teachers’ Attitudes towards Use of Information Communication Technology with Students with Intellectual Disability in Saudi Arabian Schools PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Critical Reflections on the Vital Importance of Soft Skills and the Strategies for the Integration of Essential Soft Skills into the Curriculum of Higher Education Business Institutions in Vietnam PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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News

New Department of Education funding launches research into improving educational expertise in schools

August 26, 2019

Researcher with the School of Education and the Centre for the Study of Research Training, Impact & Innovation (SORTI), Associate Professor Kylie Shaw is leading two new research projects aimed at enhancing educational expertise in NSW schools.

Women In Research Fellowships awarded

October 27, 2017

Thirteen UON researchers have been awarded a Women in Research (WIR) Fellowship thanks to Research Advantage.

ARC Discovery Projects 2015

November 5, 2014

The Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle (UON) has secured six Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Program grants for 2015.

Associate Professor Kylie Shaw

Position

Dean of Graduate Research
Education
Graduate Research
Research and Innovation Division

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Email kylie.shaw@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6007
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room HC50
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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