PhD and Research Masters Students

The work of our PhD and Research Masters' students covers a wide variety of subjects that fall within the broader SORTI framework:.

  • Sleep and school life: Understanding the educational impacts of inadequate sleep in upper primary - Kim Robinson
  • A cross-cultural analysis of the relationships between dispositional attributes and academic achievement
  • Adjusting to doctoral study: Exploring the intellectual journey
  • An investigation of the learning attributes and meta-cognition of innovative policy entrepreneurs
  • Curriculum development in engineering education: A case study of change agents in the telecommunication specialty
  • Examining webs as an emerged digital space to support learning processes in the online education setting
  • Knowledge and use of ethics by novice researchers: A study that explores the background philosophical and practical knowledge and application of ethics thinking in phd students
  • Knowledge building and problem solving using a conceptually based scaffold teaching and learning design
  • Leadership in primary schools: Exploring the transformative capabilities of aspiring leaders
  • A metacognitive explanation of the professional functioning: A study of mental health nurses and workplace well-being
  • Nature of self-reported volitional behaviours (medicine)
  • Teachers and the change process
  • Coping with the experience of first year university study: A case study of Cambodian university students
  • Essential soft skills for successful business graduates in Vietnam
  • Metacognitive skills and anxiety in non-patient population
  • School leadership preparation and development in Kenya
  • Development and evaluation of a health promotion for the self-management of lymphodema programme
  • Do year 10 visual arts students engaged in the production of a body of work over time develop self-determination
  • Creating 21st century learners by teaching through the creative and practical arts, focusing on art and drama
  • Space and design: Incorporating contemporary architectural design practice into the creative arts curriculum
  • Exploring creativity: Developing individualised artistic expression in adult learners using a multi-sensory, whole-body visual arts teaching approach
  • Metacognition and adolescent mental health problems

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