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Dr Frances Fan

Frances Fan

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education

Room A234c, Building A, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3054 (phone)

+61 3 6324 3048 (fax)

Si.Fan@utas.edu.au

Biography

Dr Frances Fan is a lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus. She completed her PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2011. She has been involved in a number of research projects, and has a broad research interest in Early Childhood Education, web-based learning, teacher education and ESL education. She is currently supervising seven doctoral students in these research areas.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2011) 'Significance of the web as a learning resource in an Australian university context'  University of Tasmania, Australia.
  • Cert Res Comm (2011) University of South Australia, Australia.
  • BTeach (Hons) (2007) University of Tasmania, Australia

Languages (other than English)

Mandarin

Memberships

Professional practice

Editor of International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

Committee associations

Frances is currently one of two ethics coordinators in the Faculty of Education. She also has expertise in managing small and medium research projects.

Teaching

Online learning and teaching, Higher education, Early Childhood Education, Behaviour support, Human development, Language development, Arts in early childhood education

Teaching expertise

Frances is currently coordinating two units in the Bachelor of Education program: ESH202 Planning for Positive Behaviour and ESH346 Integrating the Early Childhood Curriculum through the Arts. Students in these units are supported with a wide range of learning technologies and online resources, including:video clips, recorded interviews with school teachers and experts in the field, recorded classroom scenarios, online public lectures, e-portfolio tools, PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, and professional development websites.

Teaching responsibility

Frances is currently coordinating two units in the Bachelor of Education program:

ESH202 Planning for Positive Behaviour
ESH346 Integrating the Early Childhood Curriculum through the Arts

Research Appointments

  • 2015 Faculty of Education Ethics Coordinator
  • 2015 University of Tasmania Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee member

Research Invitations

Frances was the Convenor of The International Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World (Phuket, Thailand 16-18 May 2012). The conference was attended by over 150 academics and researchers from over 30 universities, 15 countries.

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Expertise

  • Online learning and teaching
  • Higher education
  • Internationalisation in higher education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • ESL Education
  • TESOL

Research Themes

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English Literature in China, Frances moved to Australia to study the Master of Teaching program in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania. She then moved to Sydney to teach as an early childhood teacher where she worked with young children for one and a half years before moving back to Tasmania to do her PhD degree. Frances completed her PhD study in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania in 2011, before taking on a lecturing role in the Faculty. Frances is now teaching a number of units in the Bachelor of Education course (Early Childhood). She maintains broad research interests.

Collaboration

Frances was involved in a research project that examines the role of Web 2.0 technologies in general practice education and training. The project was conducted collaboratively with the Southern General Practice Training and General Practice Training Tasmania. She has also been involved in collaborations with the Shanghai University and Peking University, China.

Awards

  • Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate 2012
  • Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate 2013
  • Faculty of Education Research Merit Certificate 2014
  • Faculty of Education Research Award (Early Career Researcher) 2015

Current projects

Project title: Making sense of biology data through artistic interactions

Research Team: Dr MC Bywaters; Dr W Huang; Dr S Fan; Dr KF Lehman; Dr RD Eri Funding body: University of Tasmania: Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive

Fields of Research

  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
  • Education (139999)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)
  • Transportation and Freight Services (150799)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems (080601)
  • Natural Language Processing (080107)
  • Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication (200105)
  • Engineering (099999)
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
  • Distributed and Grid Systems (080501)
  • Air Transportation and Freight Services (150701)
  • Data Communications (100504)
  • Studies in Human Society (169999)
  • Computer Communications Networks (100503)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Visual Arts and Crafts (190599)
  • Race and Ethnic Relations (160803)
  • Sociology of Education (160809)

Research Objectives

  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Water Safety (880206)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Application Tools and System Utilities (890202)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Coastal Sea Freight Transport (880201)
  • Health (929999)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Computer Software and Services (890299)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Education (970113)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • School/Institution Policies and Development (930403)

Publications

Since 2011, Frances has achieved 39 cumulative publications, with over 1200 downloads. These publications include: internationally peer-reviewed journal articles, edited journal issues, edited and authored books, book chapters, conference proceedings and conference presentations. Examples of peer reviewed journals she has published in include: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood Education, Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, and Journal of Online Learning and Teaching.

Total publications

82

Journal Article

(27 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Mond J, Skromanis S, Purton T, Cooling N, Fan F, et al., 'Gambling behaviour, problem gambling and reasons for gambling among international students in Tasmania, Australia', Journal of Gambling Studies, 35, (1) pp. 155-170. ISSN 1050-5350 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10899-018-09819-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mond J; Skromanis S; Purton T; Cooling N; Bridgman H; Presser J

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2018Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan S, 'An empirical study on the communicative competence of Chinese seafarers', Marine Policy, 87 pp. 65-71. ISSN 0308-597X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.010 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J

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2018Skromanis S, Cooling N, Rodgers B, Purton T, Fan F, et al., 'Health and well-being of international university students, and comparison with domestic students, in Tasmania, Australia', International journal of environmental research and public health, 15, (6) Article 1147. ISSN 1660-4601 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15061147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Skromanis S; Cooling N; Purton T; Bridgman H; Harris KM; Presser J; Mond J

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2018Fan S, Yost H, 'Keeping connected: exploring the potential of social media as a new avenue for communication and collaboration in early childhood education', International Journal of Early Years Education pp. 1-11. ISSN 0966-9760 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2018.1454301 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Yost H

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2017Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan Si, 'A critical examination of the seafaring English education and training in China', Marine Policy, 86 pp. 56-63. ISSN 0308-597X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.09.013 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J; Schriever U

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2017Fan S, Radford J, Fabian D, 'digiMe: An Online Portal to Support Connectivity through E-Learning in Medical Education', Informatics, 4, (3) Article 30. ISSN 2227-9709 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/informatics4030030 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Radford J; Fabian D

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2017Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan S, 'The communicative competence of Chinese seafarers and their employability in the international maritime labour market', Marine Policy, 83 pp. 137-145. ISSN 0308-597X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J

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2016Nguyen H, Terry DR, Fan S, 'Questionnaire development for strategic English learning: processes and outcomes', International Journal of English Language Education, 4, (1) pp. 138-155. ISSN 2325-0887 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5296/ijele.v4i1.8970 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nguyen H

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2016Fan S, Radford J, Fabian D, 'A mixed-method research to investigate the adoption of mobile devices and Web2.0 technologies among medical students and educators', BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 16 Article 43. ISSN 1472-6947 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12911-016-0283-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Radford J; Fabian D

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2015Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan S, 'A review of maritime English education and training on China in comparison with other top suppliers of seafarers', Asia-Pacific Journal of Marine Science & Education, 5, (2) pp. 22-38. ISSN 2221-9935 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J; Schriever U

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2015Fan S, Radford J, 'GPaedia: A Web 2.0 technology enhanced digital habitat to support the general practice learning community', Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi Discipline Journal, 16, (3) pp. 3-15. ISSN 1442-1100 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.11157/fohpe.v16i3.85 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Radford J

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2015Mustafa HR, Short M, Fan S, 'Social support exchanges in Facebook social support group', Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 185 pp. 346-351. ISSN 1877-0428 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.03.449 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Short M

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2014Fan S, Cooling N, Radford J, Fabian D, Brown J, 'Building on the evaluation of STARS: using online repositories to support the general practice learning community', Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 14, (2) pp. 25-41. ISSN 1035-719X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1035719X1401400204 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Cooling N; Radford J; Fabian D

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2014Fan S, Doan T, Fan Wei, 'A study on health literacy of international students in Australia', The international journal of learning in Higher Education, 20, (3) pp. 79 - 90. ISSN 2327-7955 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18848/1447-9494/CGP/v20i03/48702 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Yost H, Fan S, 'Social media technologies for collaboration and communication: Perceptions of childcare professionals and families', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39, (2) pp. 36-41. ISSN 0312-5033 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/183693911403900206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Yost H

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2013Babaee M, Fan S, Smith H, 'Fostering Autonomous Learning: A Holistic View', International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, 19, (3) pp. 47-55. ISSN 2327-7963 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18848/2327-7963/CGP/v19i03/48914 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Smith H

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2013Fan S, Yue Y, 'International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research', 1, (3) ISSN 1839-9053 (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2013Lu J, Fan S, 'Gender differences in autonomous learning: a study of non-English majors in a Chinese university discourse', Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, (36) pp. 18-27. ISSN 1327-774X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lu J

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2013To V, Fan S, Thomas D, 'Lexical density and readability: A case study of English textbooks', Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, (37) pp. 61-71. ISSN 1327-774X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: To V; Thomas D

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2013Yue Y, Fan S, Fan W, 'Social support discourse for international students in an Australian tertiary context', Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, (37) pp. 82-93. ISSN 1327-774X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Fan S, Yue Y, 'International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research', 1, (4) ISSN 1839-9053 (2013) [Edited Journal]

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2012Fan S, Yeoh JSW, 'Overcoming the challenges with an optimistic attitude: A study on the perceptions of international research students', Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, (35) pp. 12-18. ISSN 1327-774X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Yeoh JSW

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2012Fan S, Yue Y, 'International journal of innovative interdisciplinary research issues', 1, (2) ISSN 1839-9053 (2012) [Edited Journal]

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2011Fan S, Le Q, 'Developing a Valid and Reliable Instrument to Evaluate Users' Perception of Web-Based Learning in an Australian University Context', Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7, (3) pp. 366-379. ISSN 1558-9528 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Le Q

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2011Fan S, Yue Y, 'International journal of innovative interdisciplinary research issues', 1, (1) ISSN 1839-9053 (2011) [Edited Journal]

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2010Fan S, 'Language Shock: A challenge to language learning', Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, (31) pp. 42-51. ISSN 1327-774X (2010) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2010Fan S, 'Language shock: A challenge to language learning', Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, 2, (31) pp. 42 - 51. ISSN 1327-774X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Fan S, Fielding-Wells J, 'What is Next in Educational Research?', Sense Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 378. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Fielding-Wells J

2015Fan S, Le T, Le Q, 'Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy', Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 508. ISBN 978-1-63482-843-7 (2015) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

2014Fitzallen NE, Reaburn RL, Fan S, 'The Future of Educational Research: Perspectives from Beginning Researchers', Sense Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 337. ISBN 978-94-6209-510-6 (2014) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Fitzallen NE; Reaburn RL

2011Fan S, 'Web-based learning in Australian tertiary education: Insights of the end-users', LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, pp. 240. ISBN 978-3-8465-3823-4 (2011) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

(20 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Aryal A, Short M, Fan S, 'English Language Teaching in Nepal: An Investigation of Issues and Challenges', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 55-63. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Aryal A; Short M

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2016Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan S, 'The Establishment of a Framework of Communicative Competence of Seafarers: A Systematic Review', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 223-248. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J; Schriever U

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2016To V, Fan S, Le Q, 'Research Writing: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Perspective', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 341-352. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: To V; Le Q

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2016Yue Y, Fan S, 'Measurement of Vocabulary Knowledge: Problems and Solutions', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 171-184. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Yue Y

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2016Aryal A, Short M, Fan S, Kember D, 'Issues in English language teaching in Nepal', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 141-155. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Aryal A; Short M; Kember D

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2015Asiimwe A, Fan S, Fan W, 'Caught between two worlds: The role of language in integrating migrant children in their new host education system', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 169-179. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Foster ST, Fan S, Le T, 'Thai teachers' perspectives on the role of grammar in English language teaching', Linguistics and Language Education in New Horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 265-277. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T

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2015Foster ST, Le T, Fan S, 'Cross-cultural adaptation of Thai students in Australia: A qualitative study', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 181-196. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Le T, Fan S, Le M, 'Children's words: A developmental perspective', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 427-435. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Lu J, Fan S, 'Learner autonomy, teacher authority and Confucianism in language education: A Chinese perspective', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 333-345. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015To V, Fan S, Le Q, 'Different perspectives on linguistic complexity', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 113-127. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: To V; Le Q

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2014Fan S, Le T, 'Web-based technologies: Indispensable resources in an Australian University context', The Future of Educational Research, Sense Publishers, N. Fitzallen, S. Fan & R. Reaburn (ed), Netherlands, pp. 165-175. ISBN 978-94-6209-512-0 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T

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2013Fabian D, Fan S, Radford J, 'Developing a new literacy: using social media to support research', Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 243-254. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Fabian D; Radford J

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2013Fan S, Yue Y, Fan W, 'Ethnography: A Powerful Methodological Tool for Educational Research', Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 91-101. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Yue Y

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2012Fan S, 'Development of globally acceptable teachers: A study conducted in an Australian teacher education program', The international handbook of cultures of professional development for teachers, Analytrics, B Boufoy-Bastick (ed), France, pp. 517-533. ISBN 979-10-90365-02-5 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Shi Y, Fan S, Yue Y, 'Empowering students in computer-supported education', Technologies for enhancing pedagogy, engagement and empowerment in education, IGI Global, T Le and Q Le (ed), Hershey, pp. 198-207. ISBN 978-1-61350-074-3 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Yue Y

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2011Fan S, Le Q, 'Web-based Learning: Status Quo and Trend', Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environment, IGI Global, T Le and Q Le (ed), Hershey PA, pp. 217-229. ISBN 9781613500767 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-074-3.ch019 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q

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2011Fan S, Le Q, Yue Y, 'MyLO: Collaborative Learning through Web-Based Courseware Applications', Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environment, IGI Global, T Le and Q Le (ed), Hershey PA, pp. 129-137. ISBN 9781613500767 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-074-3.ch011 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Le Q; Yue Y

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2011Fan S, Shi Y, Le T, 'Linguistic shock: A challenge to language learning', Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 199-207. ISBN 978-1-61209-602-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T

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2011Shi Y, Fan S, Le T, 'Investigating identities through language use: A perspective of discourse analysis', Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 25-33. ISBN 978-1-61209-602-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(31 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Fischer S, Kilpatrick S, Fan Si, 'Understanding Higher Education Internationalisation Governance: Comparing policy development and implementation across three cases', Conference Abstracts, 3 - 6 September, Hamburg, Germany (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fischer S; Kilpatrick S

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2019Maharjan M, Kim S-H, Yeom SJ, Fan S, 'Relationship between temporary emotion of students and performance in learning through comparing facial expression analytics', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, 16-18 July 2019, Porto, Portugal, pp. 141-148. ISBN 978-989-8533-91-3 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Yeom SJ

2018Jaikaran-Doe S, Leon de la Barra B, Lyden S, Wang I, Fan F, et al., 'Strategies for promoting cultural diversity within student laboratory groups in an engineering degree course at an Australian university', Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference (AAEE 2018), 09-12 December 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jaikaran-Doe S; Leon de la Barra B; Lyden S; Wang I; Henderson A; Franklin E; Doe P

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2018Fan S, Garg SK, Kregor GM, Yeom SJ, Wang Y, 'Exploring the potential of learning analytics to measure student participation and engagement: Researchers' experiences from an exploratory study', Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, December, University of Sydney, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Garg SK; Kregor GM; Yeom SJ; Wang Y

2017Fan Si, 'Learning analytics: a growing interest for big data analytics in Australian higher education', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on BigData Analysis and Data Mining, 7-8 September 2017, Paris, France (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2017Fan Si, 'Using big data analytics to support online learning and teaching in higher education', Proceedings of the 15th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, 3-6 January 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii ISSN 1541-5880 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2016Fan S, Garg S, Yeom S, 'Exploring the use of big data analytics for improving support to students in higher education', Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9992: 29th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2016): Advances in Artificial Intelligence), 5-8 December 2016, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 702-707. ISBN 978-3-319-50126-0 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50127-7_63 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Garg S; Yeom S

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2016Yeom S, Fan S, Garg S, 'Preliminary study on big data analytics with learning management system for assisting learning experiences in higher education in Australia', Proceedings of the Autumn Conference of The Korean Institute of Smart Media 2016, 28-29 October 2016, Kwangju, pp. 150-152. ISSN 2287-4348 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Yeom S; Garg S

2015Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan S, 'Communication challenges to maritime English education and training in China in the modern shipping world', Papers and Presentations of the 2015 Master Mariners Congress, 13-15 April 2015, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J; Schriever U

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2015Fan S, Reynolds B, Lu Jinjin, 'EConnections: Demonstrating safe social media use in early childhood education', Program of the Third International Conference on Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning, 25-26 September 2015, Toowong, Queensland, pp. 5. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Reynolds B; Lu Jinjin

2014Fan L, Fei J, Schriever U, Fan S, 'Investigate the possible impacts of differential seafarers' career progression on seafarer competence in China', Proceedings of the 15th Annual General Assembly International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research, 27 - 30 October, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 206-213. ISBN 978-0-9806391-4-8 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fan L; Fei J; Schriever U

2014Fan S, Reynolds B, 'e-Portfolio: A useful tool for Early Childhood teacher education', Program of the 11th International Conference on Excellence in Education: The Creativity - Innovation Challenge, 7-10 July 2014, Paris, France, pp. 21. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Fan S, Yost HF, Reynolds BF, 'ECconnections: An innovative online space for building a Community of Practice in Early Childhood Education', Proceedings of the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 20. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Reynolds BF, Yost HF, Fan S, 'Dads' understandings about their role in their children's play and learning', Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii international conference on education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Yost HF, Fan S, Reynolds BF, Stephenson EA, 'Tasmanian early childhood pre-service teachers' perceptions of e-portfolios', Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii international conference on education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2013Babaee M, Fan S, 'The creative and innovative aspects of e-protfolio for researchers and postgraduate research students to conduct research', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 1-3 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 3371-3375. ISBN 978-84-616-3822-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Fan S, Radford J, Brown J, 'A virtual learning community supporting the general practice education and training in Australia', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 1-3 July 2013, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 626-633. ISBN 978-84-616-3822-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Fan S, Le T, Le Q, Yue Y, 'International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings A', Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute, 16 - 18 May 2012, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 420. ISBN 978-0-646-58268-9 (2012) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

2012Fan S, Radford JC, Brown J, 'GPaedia: A resource rich digital habitat for a vertically integrated GP learning community', General Practice Education and Training Convention 2012 Program book and Abstracts, 5-6 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 64. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Yue Y, Le Q, Fan S, 'Social support to international tertiary students in an Australian regional area', International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings, 16-18 May 2012, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 199-213. ISBN 978-0-646-58268-9 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Zhao S, Fan S, Lu J, 'Implementing Humour in ESL classroom', International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings, 16-18 May 2012, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 411-417. ISBN 978-0-646-58268-9 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Fan S, Le T, Le Q, Yue Y, 'International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings B', Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute, 16 - 18 May 2012, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 472. ISBN 978-0-646-58268-9 (2012) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

2011Le Q, Fan S, 'Enhancing computer-based learning discourse in health education', Conference Proceedings of 8th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), 26-30 January 2011, Singapore, pp. 330. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le Q

2010Fan S, 'Reframing perceptions of teaching to become globally acceptable', Proceedings of the 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, 21 - 24 July 2010, Paris, France, pp. 179-188. ISBN 9782953384260 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Fan S, Le T, 'Reframing Teacher Identities: ESL pre-service teachers' perspectives of teaching and learning in Australian tertiary contexts', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, 29th November - 3rd December 2009, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Fan S, Le T, 'An evaluative study on the significance of the web in an Australian university context', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Fan S, Yue Y, Fan W, 'The use of MyLO as a courseware in teaching and learning', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Le Q, Fan S, 'Computer-supported learning in the context of health education', Istanbul University, 10-14 May 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 330-339. ISBN 978-605-4233-30-4 (2010) [Conference Edited]

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2010Yue Y, Fan S, 'Learning Experiences of Chinese Background International Students in an Australian Tertiary Context', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Fan S, Le T, 'ESL Pre-service Teachers: What Do They Need?', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, 29 November -3 December, Canberra EJ (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Fan S, Yue Y, 'Multi-cultural Learning Experiences of Chinese-background students at two Australian Universities', AARE International Research Conference 2009, 29 November - 2 December 2009, Canberra, pp. 1-10. (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$544,747

Projects

Admission and success for low SES university students (2019)$379,999
Description
The project investigates the retention and success of low socio-economic status (SES) students in higher education. Low SES students are currently: admitted through multiple alternative entry modes; study remotely; study part-time; study online or through blended learning; have family and work commitments; be mature students; and are less likely to have parents educated at tertiary level. This project hypothesises that all these variables interact in a complex multivariate model that impacts low SES student retention, success and completion. The overall aim of the project is to develop actionable knowledge for governments, university leaders, discipline heads and program directors to boost the retention, success and completion rates of low SES students through a study that incorporates a quantitative phase using structural equation modelling (SEM), case studies to explore student lives and admission practices and a literature review of the existing research and current successful programs.
Funding
Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) ($379,999)
Scheme
Grant-Higher Education Participation Programme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kember DR; Fan S; Kilpatrick SI; Barnes NR; Hicks DJE; Prosser M; Ellis R; McDonald C; Corbett MJ; Leung D; Prosser M; Coyle J; O'Shea S
Year
2019
'Big Data' and learning analytics for Australian higher education: second stage of pilot project (2018)$11,132
Description
The primary aim of this prospective project is to examine university lecturers and tutors' pedagogical approaches and student engagement in online learning, through the use of Big Data and learning analytics, using UTAS as a starting point. In this project, emerging analytic techniques and skills (e.g. R & Python) will be adopted to analyse archived data from MyLO, including: online discussions, lecturer feedback, news . items, unit materials/resources, and student engagement statistics generated by MyLO analytics. This proposed project examines correlations between student engagement and participation and the following factors: 1.lecturers' and tutors' pedagogical support;2.student interactions with the lecturer, tutors and peers;3.types of teaching materials/resources uploaded; and4.student results and evaluation.Big Data indicates "large pools of data that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analysed" (Manyika et al., 2011, p.4). Big Data analytics analyses the flow of information, and thereby, reveals hidden threads, trends and patterns in the data (Matteson, 2013). Therefore, it is relevant to all organisations, including higher education institutions, that produce large data sets, and wish to benefit from the interpretation of these data.In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of Big Data analytics for educational purposes, driven and facilitated by various reasons, one of which is the pressure faced by educational institutions towards performance management and student retention (Beer, 2010). One most common form of Big Data analytics in higher education is learning analytics. Learning analytics applications enable institutions to build predictive models on student outcomes, especially to identify at-risk students and to provide early warnings so that interventions can be made (Rienties et al., 2016). The proposed project, is the second stage of a frontier research to explore the use of Big Data and learning analytics to identify such patterns for higher education.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,132)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fan S; Wang Y; Garg SK; Yeom SJ; Kregor GM
Year
2018
International students and gambling (2017)$22,525
Description
This project will use a survey and semi-structured interviews to investigate the gambling behaviours of international students in Tasmania. Theresearch team will also communicate findings of the research to organisations that support and represent the health and wellbeing interests ofmigrants and international students in Tasmania. Research themes to investigate: What are the rates of gambling, including rates of problem gambling amongst students in Tasmania? What types of gambling are most popular amongst that cohort? How much and how frequently are international students betting? What are the financial and other implications of their gambling? What are the risk factors that increase the likelihood of problem gambling amongst international students?
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($22,525)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mond JM; Cooling NB; Fan S; Harris K; Turnock AC; Presser J; Errey JA; Bridgman H
Year
2017
'Big Data' and learning analytics for Australian higher education: A pilot study at the University of Tasmania (2016)$14,957
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,957)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fan S
Year
2016
Making sense of biology data through artistic interactions (2015)$6,856
Description
This project draws on latest research results from the fields of visual arts, visualisation, health and education and aims to design and evaluate artistic interaction methods. It is hypothesised that by introducing artistic interactions, users will be more engaged with the sense-making process, thus making the visualisation more effective in conveying the embedded information to the end users, in comparison with traditional reality based interactions.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,856)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bywaters MC; Huang W; Fan S; Lehman KF; Eri RD
Year
2015
Building a Community of Practice: Working towards a Potential Digital Habitat for Early Childhood Education (2013)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fan S; Yost HF; Reynolds BF
Year
2013
Enriching fathers' and male caregivers' understanding of children's learning and development (2013)$9,568
Description
The objectives of this project, for fathers and male caregivers, are to:engage them in their child/rens learning and development; enhance their knowledge and understanding of the critical importance of rich conversations and interactions with their child/rens learning and development from birth;understand the importance of hearing their child/rens voices and to respond accordingly;record/document their child/rens learning and development;build a shared network between fathers to promote opportunities for them to talk about their child/ren s growth and well-being;plan and implement a series of interactive workshop conversations with groups of fathers and male caregivers about their child/rens learning and development; and tostrengthen family unity and well-being for Tasmanian children.The target population for this project includes fathers and male caregivers of children who attend one of the five Long Day Care Centres selected from the Northern Childrens Network (NCN). This incorporation has been purposively selected as it is a non-for-profit organisation with childcare and education centres, located in a range of differing levels of socio-economic status. Social status is important because research indicates that parents particularly from disadvantaged areas benefit from learning about and participating in their childrens education and development.
Funding
Tasmanian Early Years Foundation ($9,568)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reynolds BF; Fan S; Yost HF
Year
2013
Developing a community of learning: Identifying and modelling the use of social media in General Practice education resources. (2011 - 2012)$90,710
Funding
Southern General Practice Training ($90,710)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Radford JC; Fan S; Fabian DG
Period
2011 - 2012

Research Supervision

Frances has been working actively with collaborators from the Faculty of Education, from other disciplines within the University of Tasmania, and from other Australian universities. In 2011 and 2012, together with another two team members from the School of Medicine, She was involved a research collaboration with the Southern General Practice Training, Australia. In 2013, together with two other members from the Faculty of Education, she was involved in a Tasmanian Early Years Foundation project. She was also involved in four successful internal grants within the University of Tasmania during the period 2012 to 2015, including a REGS project in 2013, a Cross-Disciplinary Incentive Grant, and two Teaching Development Grants.

Current

6

Completed

10

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAn Investigation of Online Maritime English Education in China2015
PhDThe Impressions of Tasmanian Chinese Learners after Leaving Formal Chinese Study; Motivations, achievements and experiences2018
PhDLeadership and Structures for International Education: Translating policy into practice2018
PhDConstructing WeChat-based English Hidden Cirricula in a Chinese Higher Education Context: A case study2018
PhDThe Loneliness of The Online Learner: An exploratory study of the constructs underpinning the lonely online student2019
PhDTransition Pedagogy, TPK and Collaborative Staff Partnerships: Exploring the first year experience in online learning2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDEnglish Language Teaching in Nepal: An investigation of issues and challenges
Candidate: Ananda Aryal
2018
PhDInvestigating the English Communicative Competence of Chinese Seafarers and its Effect on Their Employment in the International Maritime Market
Candidate: Lidong Fan
2018
PhDBreaking Through the Threshold in Second Language Free Active Vocabulary Acquisition
Candidate: Yinglai Yue
2018
PhDThe Role of E-Portfolios in Higher Education: The experience of pre-service teachers
Candidate: Maliheh Babaee
2017
PhDThe Design and Implementation of a Short Course, Focusing on Metacognition, to Develop Writing Skills for University Students for Whom English is an Additional Language: An action research study
Candidate: Adnan Satariyan
2017
PhDFacebook for Parents of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Malaysia
Candidate: Hema Rosheny Mustafa
2017
EdDInvestigation into English Grammar Proficiency of Teachers of English Language
Candidate: Giovanna MacFarlane
2015
PhDWriting to be heard: Authorial voice in the written discourse of Chinese International Students
Candidate: Davina Brown
2015
PhDLinguistic Complexity in English Textbooks : A Functional Grammar Perspective
Candidate: Vinh Thi To
2015
PhDAn investigation of university students' views about teaching and learning English through their own experiences in high schools and university of mainland China
Candidate: Jinjin Lu
2014