Greg Ashman

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Greg Ashman

Lecturer: Languages other than English, TESOL, Global Education

Room A230d, Building A, Newnham Campus

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Dr. Greg  Ashman has degrees in Languages and TESOL Education  and teaches extensively within the Languages/ TESOL education program for both primary and secondary pre-service teachers. As a member of the Modern Languages Teachers Association of Tasmania, Greg is also involved in supporting professional learning for Languages teachers in the State.

Greg has assisted in the development of  and  is involved in the implementation of  post graduate degree  units in Global Education  This has  culminated in  a co-authored book Thinking Globally published in 2008.He also coordinates the faculty Overseas Exchange program and is a Professional Experience leader within the Professional Experience program.


Before joining the university in 2006, Greg was an employee within the State school system, teaching in a variety of school settings. Greg was a Principal, Assistant Principal, a Languages curriculum leader, a classroom teacher and a teacher of Languages, in particular Indonesian.

Since joining the staff at the University, Greg has continued to support pre-service teachers in the development of their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards Languages Education as part of the curriculum in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary contexts.

Career summary


  • M.Ed (TESOL) (2013), UTAS
  • EdD (2010), 'A Tale of Two Discourses: University pre-service teachers' and In-service Teachers' beliefs and Understandings on Languages Teaching within the Tasmanian Context', UTAS
  • Cert IV (TESOL) (2008), Teach International
  • Grad Cert. (LOTE) (2001), Tasmanian Education Department
  • M.Ed.Studs (1990), UTAS
  • B.Ed (1981), UTAS
  • T.T.C. (1975), Department of Education
  • Dip.T. (1973), T.C.A.E.


Professional practice

Member of the State Executive of the Modern Languages Teachers Association of Tasmania.

Administrative expertise

Coordinating and organising operational matters related to overseas exchange and professional experience.Co Chair - organising committee for State Languages conference.


Languages Education, TESOL, Global Education, Primary and Secondary Teaching

Teaching expertise

Greg teaches with three programs within the Faculty of Education – Bachelor of Education, Master of Teaching and Post Graduate programs. Greg is responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of on line learning materials to support on- line learning in Languages. TESOL and Global Education within each of the degree pathways.

Teaching responsibility

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  • Languages Education
  • Global Education

Research Themes

Greg's research aligns to the theme of Creativity, Culture and Society.  His research investigates the role  of Languages Education, in its many contexts, within the curriculum and how educators can better equip themselves to support learners in the development of their  Languages – whether it be in the foreign language classroom or in a  TESOL context. Of particular interest is the development of intercultural understandings in learners and how educators can ensure that learners develop their intercultural capacities alongside their Languages learning.

Fields of Research

  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
  • Education (139999)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Pedagogy (930201)


Total publications


Journal Article

(3 outputs)
2017Kidmas L, Ashman G, Short M, 'My friends were there for me: exploring the pedagogical adaptations of secondary Nigerian-Australian students in Tasmania', Australasian Review of African Studies, 38, (1) pp. 65-85. ISSN 1447-8420 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2017-38-1/65-85 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kidmas L; Short M


2014Haas C, Ashman G, 'Kindergarten children's introduction to sustainability through transformative, experiential nature play', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39, (2) pp. 21-29. ISSN 0312-5033 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2013Ashman G, Short M, Muir T, Jales A, Myhill M, 'International pre-service teachers: A strategy to build skills for professional experience', International journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, (4) pp. 61-72. ISSN 1839-9053 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Short M; Muir T; Jales A; Myhill M



(1 outputs)
2008Browett JE, Ashman GI, 'Thinking Globally: Global perspectives in the early years classroom', AusAID, Australia, pp. 138. ISBN 978-186366-640-4 (2008) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Browett JE

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2016Hunt CN, Ashman G, Short M, 'Early French immersion in British Columbia: A Consideration of the 'Struggling Learner'', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 79-91. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Short M


Conference Publication

(9 outputs)
2017Kidmas L, Ashman GI, Short M, 'I felt a part of the class . The journey of a group of Nigerian migrant secondary students from isolation to integration', Proceedings of the NZARE Annual Conference 2017, 20-22 November 2017, Waikato, New Zealand, pp. 1. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kidmas L; Short M

2017Short M, Ashman G, huang Z, 'Computer assisted language learning (CALL) for international students: An Australian perspective', Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning (EeL 2017), 25-26 September 2017, Singapore, pp. 26-29. ISSN 2251-1814 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.5176/2251-1814_EeL17.23 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Short M


2016Short M, Ashman G, 'Waiting on BERA programme (GA) 'Somehow they became like my family': Discourses of adjustment for international for international postgraduate students', BERA Annual Conference 2016 Programme, 13-15 September 2016, Leeds, UK (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Short M

2011Ashman G, 'Intercultural language learning - the way forward?', Proceedings of the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference (BERA Conference 2011), 6-8 September 2011, London, UK, pp. 1-18. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Ashman G, 'Pre-service teachers' beliefs about the role of Languages in the Tasmanian primary school curriculum', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-19. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Ashman GI, 'Becoming a global citizen - the links between intercultural language learning and global education', Proceedings of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association, July 2009, Sydney, pp. 1-16. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Muir T, Ashman G, Short M, Jales A, Myhill M, 'Cultural contrasts in the classroom: Preparing international pre-service teachers for professional experience', Cultures of Learning - Proceedings of the Teaching Matters 2010 Conference, 24-25 November 2010, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, University of Tasmania, pp. 70-82. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Muir T; Short M; Jales A; Myhill M


2008Myhill ME, Ashman GI, 'Engaging globally through the curriculum ', Internationalising the curriculum, 9-11 July 2008, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 1-14. (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Myhill ME

2007Ashman GI, Le T, 'Languages Teaching in Tasmania: a Critical Discourse Analysis perspective', AARE 2006 Conference Proceedings, 27-30 November, Adelaide EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Le T

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2008Ashman GI, 'Indonesian Language Curriculum and Instruction', Jakarta International School, 1 (2008) [Consultants Report]

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(1 outputs)
2010Ashman GI, 'A tale of two discourses: University pre-service teachers' and in-service teachers' beliefs and understandings on languages teaching within the Tasmanian context' (2010) [Professional Doctorate]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Revision of Think Global, Global perspectives in the lower primary school (2006 - 2007)$16,000
Curriculum Corporation ($16,000)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Browett JE; Ashman GI
2006 - 2007

Research Supervision






PhDFindings to Determine Why the Education Standard in Manus Schools Has Dropped2016
PhDNigerian Primary School Teachers' Pedagogical Approaches2017
PhDFactors Affecting 'Left-Behind' Children's Attitude Towards Learning: The role of their grandparents, parental expectations, and gender2017
PhDFrom the Post-Colonial Puzzle to the Lived Experiences: A policy trajectory study of secondary English education in Bangladesh2017


PhDPakistani National Identity, Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives: A policy trajectory study of the national curriculum for secondary school Pakistan studies in Punjab
Candidate: Yaar Muhammad
PhDPeril or Promise: The realities of the implementation of mother tongue/language policy in the rural primary classrooms of Uganda
Candidate: Michael Muzoora
PhDClassroom, Identity and Diversity: Ethnic identity negotiation of Filipino students in Hong Kong multiethnic classrooms
Candidate: Jan Christian C Gube