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Megan Short

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Megan Short

Program Director – Postgraduate Coursework
Lecturer - Language & Literacy

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Dr Megan Short is a lecturer in the postgraduate program and specifically teaches in the TESOL area.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Dr Short taught humanities at TCE level in Tasmania.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2010) 'Knowing, doing and becoming: Pre-service teachers' beliefs about grammar, teacher knowledge and teacher identity', University of Tasmania, Australia
  • B.Ed (1999), University of Tasmania, Australia
  • B.A (Psych) (1996), Deakin University, Australia

Memberships

Professional practice

  • TasTESOL
  • PETA
  • EARLI

Administrative expertise

  • Unit coordinator for undergraduate and postgraduate units
  • Coordinator of the TESOL program
  • Coordinator for second year cohort for the B Ed program
  • Convened an international conference at UTAS in the area of critical discourse analysis.

Teaching

Literacy, English, TESOL

Teaching expertise

Dr Short has designed and delivered face to face and online units for the undergraduate level (Child Development, Literacy, Professional Studies, Foundational Studies) and at the postgraduate level (TESOL)

Teaching responsibility

Dr Megan Short coordinates four postgraduate units:

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Expertise

Dr Short has researched in the areas of English, literacy, critical discourse analysis, personal epistemologies, teacher cognition and teacher beliefs, early childhood and primary education, English teaching in international contexts.  She is a qualitative researcher and is interested in innovative approaches to data collection and analysis.

Research Themes

Megan's research aligns to the theme of creativity, culture and society in that she is interested in ways in which teachers negotiate the complex practice of teaching in a range of contexts

Current projects

Dr Short's current research project is as co-researcher into the area of discourses of support for international postgraduate students.

Fields of Research

  • Education (139999)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Learning Sciences (130309)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Health Promotion (111712)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Child Health (920501)

Publications

Dr Megan Short has presented at national and international conferences in the field of education, been a co-editor of two edited collections, published book chapters.

Total publications

29

Journal Article

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Nur S, Short M, 'Factors affecting the quality and efficacy of English language teaching in-service teacher education and training (ELT-INSET): A case study of Bangladesh', Waikato Journal of Education, 24, (1) pp. 55-66. ISSN 2382-0373 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15663/wje.v24i1.600 [eCite] [Details]

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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; Ashman G

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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 - 3

Co-authors: Fan S

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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: Ashman G; Muir T; Jales A; Myhill M

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Book

(2 outputs)
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2010Le T, Le Q, Short M, 'Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World', NOVA Science Publishers Inc, New York, pp. 331. ISBN 978-1-61761-198-8 (2010) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

2009Le T, Le Q, Short M, 'Critical Discourse Analysis: An interdisciplinary perspective', Nova Science Publishers Inc, New York, pp. 327. ISBN 978-1-60741-320-2 (2009) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

Chapter in Book

(9 outputs)
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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; Fan S

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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; Fan S; Kember D

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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: Ashman G

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2011Le T, Le Q, Short M, 'War and Peace in Language and Literacy Discourse', Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le and M Short (ed), New York, pp. 13-22. ISBN 978-1-61761-198-8 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

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2011Le T, Le Q, Short M, 'Linguistic Mystery: A Challenge to Language and Literacy Education', Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le and M Short (ed), New York, pp. 3-11. ISBN 978-1-61761-198-8 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T; Le Q

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2011Short M, 'An exploration of teachers' beliefs about grammar', Language and Literacy Education in a Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le, M Short (ed), USA, pp. 79-90. ISBN 978-1-61761-198-8 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Le T, Short M, 'Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis', Critical Discourse Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Le, T; Le, Q; and Short, M (ed), New York, pp. 17-26. ISBN 978-1-60741-320-2 (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T

2009Pullen DL, Baguley M, Short M, 'Multiliteracies and the New World Order', Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education: Social Practice and the Global Classroom, Information Science Reference , D Pullen and D Cole (ed), USA, pp. 1-17. ISBN 978-1-60566-673-0 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Pullen DL

2009Short M, 'Performance Anxieties: Grammar and Teacher Identity', Critical Discourse Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Le, T; Le, Q; and Short, M (ed), New York, pp. 151-162. ISBN 978-1-60741-320-2 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Wang L, Short M, Mather C, 'Developing an eLearning resource for Chinese-English healthcare interpreters', Teaching Matters 2019, 26 November, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wang L; Mather C

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; Ashman GI

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: Ashman G

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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: Ashman G

2016Short M, Huang Z, 'Exploring how Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) supports English acquisition from the perspectives of international students with Asian', Teaching Matters 2016: Transforming Practice Through Innovation and Partnerships programme, 07 December 2016, Launceston (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Waldrip B, Short M, Zhang Qinhan, 'What are the perspectives of stakeholders (grandparents, parents, students and teachers) in relation to education in rural China?', ICEDU 2016 Abstract Book, 21-22 April 2016, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 43. ISBN 978-955-4903-51-7 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waldrip B

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; Ashman G; Jales A; Myhill M

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2007Short M, 'Bits of the language that we cannot see': What does grammar mean for pre-service teachers?', Education in the Pacific: New Zealand Association for Research in Education Proceedings 2007, 4-7 December 2007, New Zealand EJ ISSN 1176-4902 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Le T, Short M, 'Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research', Faculty of Education, 15-18 November 2005, Launceston, Tasmania EJ ISBN 186295296 5 (2006) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Le T

2006Le T, Short M, Throssell P, 'The Politics of Research', Proceedings of the International Conference on Critical Discourse analysis: Theory in Research, November 2005, Launceston, Tasmania EJ ISBN 186295296 5 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Le T; Throssell P

2004Short M, 'Grammar is not a dirty word - Exploring grammatical prejudice in teaching and learning', International Educational Research Conference, November-December, Melbourne EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Short M, 'Grammar in teaching and learning - what do teachers need to know?', Research Higher Degrees Conference, October, Hobart, pp. 1-4. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Short M, Le T, 'Pre-service teachers' view on the significance of grammatical awareness in teaching and learning', Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research, December, Melbourne EJ ISSN 1324-9339 (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Le T

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Short M, 'Knowing, doing and becoming : pre-service and in-service teachers' beliefs about grammar, teacher knowledge and teacher identity' (2010) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$500

Projects

Teaching with Virtue: Peer Learning Circle (2019)$500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($500)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Newstead T; Kelder JC; Short M; Gale F; Murray SL
Year
2019

Research Supervision

Dr Megan Short supervises PhD, Masters and Honours students. She has supervised a wide range of projects, many with a focus on the relationship between culture, language and discourse.

Current

5

Completed

10

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Power of Play: Using Drama Therapy to Support at-risk Adolescents from Multicultural Backgrounds2015
PhDNigerian Primary School Teachers' Pedagogical Approaches2017
PhDFactors Affecting 'Left-Behind' Children's Attitude Towards Learning: The role of their grandparents, parental expectations, and gender2017
PhDAn Action Research on Producing an E-learning Resource for Teaching Medical English to Chinese-English Medical Interpreters2019
PhDThe Impact of Cultural Dimensions on Academic and Social Integration of Asian Students in Australia2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDFrom the Post-Colonial Puzzle to the Lived Experiences: A policy trajectory study of secondary English education in Bangladesh
Candidate: Shakila Nur
2019
PhDEnglish Language Teaching in Nepal: An investigation of issues and challenges
Candidate: Ananda Aryal
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
PhDI am a YouTuber A netnographic approach to profiling teen use of YouTube
Candidate: Sun Hee Jang
2015
PhDBridging the language/culture divide:Fostering international understanding and collaboration to address issues of global concern
Candidate: Sandra Ann Zicus
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