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David Kember

Professor in Curriculum Methods & Pedagogy

Room A220c , A

+61 3 6324 3287 (phone)

David.Kember@utas.edu.au

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

I look after Honours; so teach:

Background

My links to Launceston date back to 1982 to 1985 when I was a Lecturer in Instructional Design in what was then the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education. I subsequently worked in Hong Kong for 25 years, initially at the Polytechnic University and then Chinese University. I ended up as a Professor in Higher Education at the University of Hong Kong, the highest ranked university in Australasia. I spent six years running an inter-institutional initiative, operating across the eight universities in Hong Kong, known as the Action Learning Project, which supported 90 action research projects in which teachers introduced a wide variety of initiatives aiming to improve the quality of student learning.

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Expertise

I am probably best known for research with qualitative methods, but also have many publications with sophisticated quantitative techniques such as structural equation modeling, so am strong on mixed method work. I have also been one of the pioneers for the use of action research and action learning as a mechanism for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in higher education.

My research interests are diverse. The following areas have been particularly highly cited:

  • student approaches to learning and the influence of teaching and assessment on them;
  • the Chinese and Asian learner;
  • motivation;
  • reflective thinking;
  • teachers' beliefs about and approaches to teaching;
  • action learning and research for teaching quality improvement;
  • adult education.

Fields of Research

  • Higher education (390303)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Learning sciences (390409)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Education systems (390399)
  • Specialist studies in education (390499)
  • Comparative and cross-cultural education (390401)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy (390199)
  • Educational technology and computing (390405)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • English as a second language (470306)
  • Te matauranga Maori kaore ano kia whakaroputia i wahi ke (Maori education) (450899)
  • History and philosophy of education (390202)
  • Secondary education (390306)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)

Research Objectives

  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)

Publications

Most highly cited publications

  • Kember, D. (1997). A reconceptualisation of the research into university academics' conceptions of teaching. Learning and Instruction, 7(3), 255-275.
  • Biggs, J., Kember, D. & Leung, D.Y.P. (2001). The revised two factor Study Process Questionnaire: R-SPQ-2F. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 71, 133-149.
  • Kember, D. & Gow, L. (1994). Orientations to teaching and their effect on the quality of student learning. Journal of Higher Education, 65(1), 58-74.
  • Gow, L. & Kember, D. (1993). Conceptions of teaching and their relationship to student learning. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 63, 20-33.
  • Kember, D. & Kwan, K.P. (2000). Lecturers' approaches to teaching and their relationship to conceptions of good teaching. Instructional Science, 28, 469-490.
  • Kember, D. & Gow, L. (1991). A challenge to the anecdotal stereotype of the Asian student. Studies in Higher Education, 16(2), 117-128.
  • Kember, D. & Gow, L. (1990). Cultural specificity of approaches to study. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 60, 356-363.
  • Kember, D. (2000). Misconceptions about the learning approaches, motivation and study practices of Asian students. Higher Education, 40(1), 99-121.
  • Kember, D. (1995). Open learning courses for adults: A model of student progress. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
  • Kember, D. (2000). Action learning and action research: Improving the quality of teaching and learning. London: Kogan Page.
  • For a complete listing of publications and citations, see Google Scholar.

Books

  • Kember, D. & Ginns, P. (2012). Evaluating teaching and learning: A practical handbook for colleges, universities and the scholarship of teaching. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.
  • Kember, D. (2007). Reconsidering open and distance learning in the developing world: Meeting students' learning needs. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.
  • Kember, D. with McNaught, C. (2007). Enhancing university teaching: Lessons from research into award winning teachers. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.
  • Kember, D., Ma, R.S.F., McNaught, C. and 18 excellent teachers (2006). Excellent university teaching. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.
  • Kember, D. et al. (2001). Reflective teaching and learning in the health professions. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
  • Kember, D. (2000). Action learning and action research: Improving the quality of teaching and learning. London: Kogan Page.
  • Kember, D. (1995). Open learning courses for adults: A model of student progress. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications.
  • Kember, D. & Murphy, D. (1994). 53 interesting activities for open learning courses. Bristol: Technical and Educational Services.
  • Kember, D. & Kelly, M. (1993). Improving teaching through action research. N.S.W.: HERDSA Green Guide No. 14.
  • Kember, D. & Murphy, D. (1992). Tutoring distance education and open learning courses. N.S.W.: HERDSA Green Guide No. 12.
  • Kember, D. (1991). Writing study guides. Bristol: Technical and Educational Services.

Selected recent publications

  • Kember, D., Hong, C. & Ho, A. (2012). From model answers to multiple perspectives: Adapting study approaches to suit university study. Active learning in higher education, 14(1), 23-35.
  • Kember, D. & Leung, D.Y.P. (2011). Disciplinary differences in student ratings of teaching quality. Research in Higher Education, 52(3), 278-299.
  • Kember, D., Hong, C., Ho, Amber & Ho, Amaly (2011). More can mean less motivation: applying a motivational orientation framework to the expanded entry into higher education in Hong Kong. Studies in Higher Education, 36(2), 209-225.
  • Kember, D., McNaught, C., Chong, F. C.Y., Lam, P. & Cheng, K.F. (2010). Understanding the ways in which design features of educational websites impact upon student learning outcomes in blended learning environments. Computers and Education, 55, 1183-1192.
  • Kember, D. & Watkins, D. (2010). Approaches to learning and teaching by the Chinese. In Bond, M.H. (ed.) The Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kember, D. (2009). International students from Asia. In Tight, M., Mok, K.H., Huisman, J. & Morphew, C. (eds.). Routledge international handbook of higher education. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge.
  • Kember, D. (2009). Promoting student-centred forms of learning across an entire university. Higher Education, 58(1), 1-13.
  • Kember, D. (2008). Nurturing generic capabilities through a teaching and learning environment which provides practise in their use. Higher Education, 57(1), 37-55.
  • Kember, D., Hong, C. & Ho, A. (2008). Characterising the motivational orientation of students in higher education: A naturalistic study in three Hong Kong universities. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 78, 313-329.
  • Kember, D., McKay, J., Sinclair, K. & Wong, F. (2008). A four category scheme for coding and assessing the level of reflection in written work. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 33(4), 369-379.
  • Leung, D.Y.P., Ginns, P. & Kember, D. (2008). Examining the cultural specificity of approaches to learning in universities in Hong Kong and Sydney. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 39(3), 251-266.

Most recent publications

Total publications

123

Journal Article

(92 outputs)
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2020Kember D, Webster BJ, Chan WSC, 'Refocusing the 3P model to incorporate a learning and teaching environment and graduate attributes', Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology ISSN 0144-3410 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2020.1732304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2019Kember D, Douglas T, Muir TA, Salter S, 'Umbrella action research projects as a mechanism for learning and teaching quality enhancement', Higher Education Research and Development, 38, (6) pp. 1285-1298. ISSN 0729-4360 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2019.1638350 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Douglas T; Muir TA; Salter S

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2019Kember D, Leung D, Prosser M, 'Has the open door become a revolving door? The impact on attrition of moving from elite to mass higher education', Studies in Higher Education ISSN 0307-5079 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1629411 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2018Chow MSS, Chow SL, Kember D, 'A conceptual basis and key components for pharmacy core curriculum in the age of artificial intelligence', Journal of Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy pp. 15-20. ISSN 2286-6493 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2018Ho A, Kember D, 'Motivating the learning of part-time taught-postgraduate students through pedagogy and curriculum design: are there differences in undergraduate teaching?', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 37, (3) pp. 315-332. ISSN 0260-1370 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2018.1470115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2017Botelho MG, Lam OLT, Watt RM, Leung DYP, Kember D, 'Evaluation of peer-generated MCQs to assess and support learning in a problem-based learning programme', European Journal of Dental Education, 22, (3) pp. e358-e363. ISSN 1396-5883 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/eje.12304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

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2017Kember D, Hong C, Yau VWK, Ho SA, 'Mechanisms for promoting the development of cognitive, social and affective graduate attributes', Higher Education, 74, (5) pp. 799-814. ISSN 0018-1560 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10734-016-0077-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2017Salter S, Douglas T, Kember D, 'Comparing face-to-face and asynchronous online communication as mechanisms for critical reflective dialogue', Educational Action Research, 25, (5) pp. 790-805. ISSN 0965-0792 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2016.1245626 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Salter S; Douglas T

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2016Kember D, 'Why do Chinese students out-perform those from the West? Do approaches to learning contribute to the explanation?', Cogent Education, 3, (1) Article 1248187. ISSN 2331-186X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2016.1248187 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8

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2014Kember D, Ho A, Leung DYP, 'Evaluating taught postgraduate awards from the student's perspective', Further and Higher Education, Journal Of, 40, (2) pp. 147-169. ISSN 0309-877X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2014.895304 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2014Kember D, Hong C, Yau V, Ho A, 'Is it the teaching or the discipline? Influences of disciplinary epistemology and pedagogy on students adapting study behaviour and epistemological beliefs', European Journal of Higher Education, 4, (4) pp. 348-362. ISSN 2156-8235 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/21568235.2014.930794 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2013Leung DYP, Kember D, 'Nurturing graduate attributes through a first year student experience which promotes the formation of effective learning communities', American Journal of Educational Research, 1, (7) Article 3. ISSN 2327-6126 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.12691/education-1-7-3 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Ho A, Kember D, Hong C, 'What motivates an ever increasing numbers of students to enroll in part-time taught postgraduate awards?', Studies in Continuing Education, 34, (3) pp. 319-338. ISSN 0158-037X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0158037X.2011.646979 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

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2012Kember DR, Hong C, Ho A, 'From model answers to multiple perspectives: adapting study approaches to suit university study', Active Learning in Higher Education: The Journal of The Institute for Learning and Teaching, 14, (1) pp. 23-35. ISSN 1469-7874 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1469787412467221 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2011Kember DR, Leung DYP, 'Disciplinary differences in student ratings of teaching quality', Research in Higher Education, 52, (3) pp. 278-299. ISSN 0361-0365 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11162-010-9194-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34

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2011Kember DR, McNaught C, Ho A, Ho A, 'More can mean less motivation: Applying a motivational orientation framework to the expanded entry into higher education in Hong Kong', Studies in Higher Education, 36, (2) pp. 209-225. ISSN 0307-5079 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075070903514062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2010Kember D, Leung DYP, Kwan KP, 'Does the Use of Student Feedback Questionnaires Improve the Overall Quality of Teaching?', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 27, (5) pp. 411-425. ISSN 0260-2938 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0260293022000009294 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 167

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2010Kember D, McNaught C, Chong FCY, Lam P, Cheng KF, 'Understanding the ways in which design features of educational websites impact upon student learning outcomes in blended learning environments', Computers and Education: An International Journal, 55, (3) pp. 1183-1192. ISSN 0360-1315 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.05.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 59

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2010Kember DR, 'Opening up the road to nowhere: Problems with the path to mass higher education in Hong Kong', Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 59, (2) pp. 167-179. ISSN 0018-1560 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10734-009-9241-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 43

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2010Kember DR, Ho A, Hong C, 'Initial motivational orientation of students enrolling in undergraduate degrees', Studies in Higher Education, 35, (3) pp. 263-276. ISSN 0307-5079 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075070903023510 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

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2010Kember DR, McNaught C, Chong FCY, Lam P, Cheng KF, 'Understanding the ways in which design features of educational websites impact upon student learning outcomes in blended learning environments', Computers and Education: An International Journal, 55 pp. 1183-1192. ISSN 0360-1315 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2010.05.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 59

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2009Kember DR, 'Promoting student-centred forms of learning across an entire university', Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 58, (1) pp. 1-13. ISSN 0018-1560 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10734-008-9177-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 92Web of Science - 100

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2009Kember DR, Ho A, Hong C, 'Characterising a teaching and learning environment capable of motivating student learning', Learning Environments Research, 13, (1) pp. 43-57. ISSN 1387-1579 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10984-009-9065-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29

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2009Kember DR, Leung DYP, 'Development of a questionnaire for assessing students' perceptions of the teaching and learning environment and its use in quality assurance', Learning Environments Research, 12 pp. 15-29. ISSN 1387-1579 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10984-008-9050-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50

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2008Kember DR, 'Nurturing generic capabilities through a teaching and learning environment which provides practise in their use', Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 57, (1) pp. 37-55. ISSN 0018-1560 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10734-008-9131-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 35

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2008Kember DR, Ho AA, Hong C, 'The importance of relevance in motivating student learning', Active Learning in Higher Education: The Journal of The Institute for Learning and Teaching, 9, (3) pp. 249-263. ISSN 1469-7874 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1469787408095849 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 90

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2008Kember DR, Hong C, Ho A, 'Characterising the motivational orientation of students in higher education: A naturalistic study in three Hong Kong universities', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 78 pp. 313-329. ISSN 0007-0998 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1348/000709907X220581 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 25

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2008Kember DR, Leung DYP, 'Establishing the validity and reliability of course evaluation questionnaires', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: An International Journal, 33, (4) pp. 341-353. ISSN 0260-2938 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02602930701563070 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 41

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2008Kember DR, Leung DYP, McNaught C, 'A workshop to demonstrate that approaches to learning are influenced by the teaching and learning environment', Active Learning in Higher Education: The Journal of The Institute for Learning and Teaching, 9, (1) pp. 43-56. ISSN 1469-7874 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1469787407086745 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36

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2008Kember DR, McKay J, Sinclair K, Wong F, 'A four category scheme for coding and assessing the level of reflection in written work', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: An International Journal, 33, (4) pp. 369-379. ISSN 1469-297X (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02602930701293355 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 175Web of Science - 133

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2008Leung DYP, Ginns P, Kember DR, 'Examining the cultural specificity of approaches to learning in universities in Hong Kong and Sydney', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, (3) pp. 251-266. ISSN 0022-0221 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0022022107313905 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 53

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2007Kember D, Leung DYP, Ma RSF, 'Characterizing Learning Environments Capable of Nurturing Generic Capabilities in Higher Education', Research in Higher Education, 48, (5) pp. 609-632. ISSN 0361-0365 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11162-006-9037-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 55Web of Science - 54

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2007Lam B-H, Kember D, 'The relationship between conceptions of teaching and approaches to teaching', Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 12, (6) pp. 693-713. ISSN 1354-0602 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13540600601029744 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35

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2006Kember D, Leung DYP, 'Characterising A Teaching and Learning Environment Conducive to Making Demands on Students While Not Making Their Workload Excessive', Studies in Higher Education, 31, (2) pp. 185-198. ISSN 0307-5079 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075070600572074 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 35

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2006Leung DYP, Kember D, 'The Influence of Teaching Approach and Teacher-Student Interaction on the Development of Graduate Capabilities', Structural Equation Modeling, 13, (2) pp. 264 - 286. ISSN 1070-5511 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1207/s15328007sem1302_6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 7

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2006Leung DYP, Kember D, 'The influence of the part time study experience on the development of generic capabilities', Journal of Further and Higher Education, 29, (2) pp. 91-101. ISSN 0309-877X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03098770500103101 [eCite] [Details]

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2006Yum JCK, Kember D, Siaw I, 'Coping mechanisms of part‐time students', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 24, (4) pp. 303-317. ISSN 0260-1370 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02601370500169194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13

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2005Kember D, Leung DYP, 'The Influence of the Teaching and Learning Environment on the Development of Generic Capabilities Needed for a Knowledge-Based Society', Learning Environments Research, 8 ISSN 1387-1579 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10984-005-1566-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2005Kember D, Leung DYP, 'The influence of active learning experiences on the development of graduate capabilities', Studies in Higher Education, 30, (2) pp. 155-170. ISSN 0307-5079 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075070500043127 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 89Web of Science - 76

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2005Kember D, Ying CK, Wan CS, Yung CS, Wai CT, et al., 'How students cope with part-time study: An analysis of coping mechanisms through an on-line forum', Active Learning in Higher Education, 6, (3) pp. 230-242. ISSN 1469-7874 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1469787405057662 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2005Leung DYP, Kember D, 'Comparability of Data Gathered from Evaluation Questionnaires on Paper and Through the Internet', Research in Higher Education, 46, (5) pp. 571-591. ISSN 0361-0365 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11162-005-3365-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 30

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2005Yan L, Kember D, 'Contextual Influences on the Formation and Behaviour of Out-of-class Study Groups', Curriculum and Teaching, 20, (2) pp. 59-79. ISSN 0726-416X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.7459/ct/20.2.05 [eCite] [Details]

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2004Bick-har L, Kember D, 'Conceptions of Teaching Art Held by Secondary School Art Teachers', International Journal of Art & Design Education, 23, (3) pp. 290-301. ISSN 1476-8062 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2004.00408.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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2004Kember D, 'Interpreting student workload and the factors which shape students' perceptions of their workload', Studies in Higher Education, 29, (2) pp. 165-184. ISSN 0307-5079 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0307507042000190778 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 127Web of Science - 74

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2004Kember D, Biggs J, Leung DYP, 'Examining the multidimensionality of approaches to learning through the development of a revised version of the Learning Process Questionnaire', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 74, (Pt 2) pp. 261-279. ISSN 0007-0998 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1348/000709904773839879 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 169Web of Science - 149

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2004Kember D, Jenkins W, Ng KC, 'Adult students' perceptions of good teaching as a function of their conceptions of learning Part 2. Implications for the evaluation of teaching', Studies in Continuing Education, 26, (1) pp. 81-97. ISSN 0158-037X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/158037042000199461 [eCite] [Details]

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2004Kember D, Leung DYP, 'Relationship between the employment of coping mechanisms and a sense of belonging for part‐time students', Educational Psychology, 24, (3) pp. 345-357. ISSN 0144-3410 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0144341042000211689 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26

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2004Yan L, Kember D, 'Engager and avoider behaviour in types of activities performed by out-of-class learning groups', International Journal of Art & Design Education, 48, (4) pp. 419-438. ISSN 1476-8062 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/B:HIGH.0000046710.58007.9c [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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2004Yan L, Kember D, 'Avoider and engager approaches by out-of-class groups: the group equivalent to individual learning approaches', Learning and Instruction, 14, (1) pp. 27-49. ISSN 0959-4752 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2003.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

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2003Kember D, 'To Control or Not to Control: The question of whether experimental designs are appropriate for evaluating teaching innovations in higher education', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 28, (1) pp. 89-101. ISSN 0260-2938 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02602930301684 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49

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2003Kember D, Jenkins W, Ng KC, 'Adult students' perceptions of good teaching as a function of their conceptions of learning part 1. influencing the development of self-determination', Studies in Continuing Education, 25, (2) pp. 239-251. ISSN 0158-037X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0158037032000131556 [eCite] [Details]

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2003Leung DYP, Kember D, 'The Relationship Between Approaches to Learning and Reflection Upon Practice', Educational Psychology, 23, (1) pp. 61-71. ISSN 0144-3410 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01443410303221 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 133

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2003Yan L, Kember D, 'Influence of the Curriculum and Learning Environment on Group Learning Approaches Outside the Classroom', Learning Environments Research, 6, (3) pp. 285-307. ISSN 1387-1579 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1027331908555 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

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2002Kember D, 'Long-term outcomes of educational action research projects', Educational Action Research, 10, (1) pp. 83-104. ISSN 0965-0792 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09650790200200174 [eCite] [Details]

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2001Biggs JB, Kember D, Leung DYP, 'The Revised Two Factor Study Process Questionnaire: R-SPQ-2F', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 71 pp. 133-149. ISSN 0007-0998 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1348/000709901158433 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 951Web of Science - 871

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2001Kember D, 'Beliefs about Knowledge and the Process of Teaching and Learning as a Factor in Adjusting to Study in Higher Education', Studies in Higher Education, 26, (2) pp. 205-221. ISSN 0307-5079 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075070120052116 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 112Web of Science - 101

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2001Kember D, Armour R, Jenkins W, Leung DYP, Li N, et al., 'Orientations to Enrolment of Part-time Students: A classification system based upon students' perceived lifelong learning needs', Higher Education Research and Development, 20, (3) pp. 265-280. ISSN 0729-4360 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07294360120108359 [eCite] [Details]

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2001Kember D, Kwan K-P, Ledesma J, 'Conceptions of good teaching and how they influence the way adults and school leavers are taught', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 20 pp. 393-404. ISSN 0260-1370 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02601370119164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22

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2001Kember D, Lee K, Li N, 'Cultivating a sense of belonging in part-time students', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 20, (4) pp. 326-341. ISSN 0260-1370 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02601370110048809 [eCite] [Details]

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2001Li N, Leung DYP, Kember D, 'Medium of instruction in Hong Kong universities: the mis-match between espoused theory and theory in use', Higher Education Policy, 14, (4) pp. 293-312. ISSN 0952-8733 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2000Kember D, 'Misconceptions about the learning approaches, motivation and study practices of Asian students', Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 40, (1) pp. 99-121. ISSN 0018-1560 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1004036826490 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 225

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2000Kember D, Kwan K-P, 'Lecturers' approaches to teaching and their relationship to conceptions of good teaching', Instructional Science: An International Journal of Learning and Cognition, 28, (5) pp. 469-490. ISSN 0020-4277 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1026569608656 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 294Web of Science - 271

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2000Kember D, Leung DYP, Jones A, Loke AY, McKay J, et al., 'Development of a Questionnaire to Measure the Level of Reflective Thinking', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: An International Journal, 25 pp. 381-395. ISSN 0260-2938 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/713611442 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 278

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2000Kember D, Wong A, 'Implications for evaluation from a study of students' perceptions of good and poor teaching', Higher Education, 40, (1) pp. 69-97. ISSN 0018-1560 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1004068500314 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 54

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2000Li N, Lee K, Kember D, 'Towards self‐direction in study methods: The ways in which new students learn to study part‐time', Distance Education, 21, (1) pp. 6-28. ISSN 0158-7919 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0158791000210102 [eCite] [Details]

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1999Kember D, 'Integrating part-time study with family, work and social obligations', Studies in Higher Education, 24, (1) pp. 109-124. ISSN 0307-5079 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079912331380178 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 44

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1999Kember D, Wong A, Leung DYP, 'Reconsidering the dimensions of approaches to learning', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 69 pp. 323-343. ISSN 0007-0998 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1998Kember D, 'Action research: Towards an alternative framework for educational development', Distance Education, 19, (1) ISSN 0158-7919 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0158791980190105 [eCite] [Details]

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1998Kember D, Leung DYP, 'Influences upon Students' Perceptions of Workload', Educational Psychology, 18, (3) pp. 293-307. ISSN 0144-3410 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0144341980180303 [eCite] [Details]

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1998Kember D, Leung DYP, 'The dimensionality of approaches to learning: an investigation with confirmatory factor analysis on the structure of the SPQ and LPQ', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 68, (3) pp. 395-407. ISSN 0007-0998 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.1998.tb01300.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 103Web of Science - 81

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1997Kember D, 'A reconceptualisation of the research into university academics' conceptions of teaching', Learning and Instruction, 7, (3) pp. 255-275. ISSN 0959-4752 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0959-4752(96)00028-X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 626Web of Science - 540

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1997Kember D, Charlesworth M, Davies H, McKay J, Stott V, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of educational innovations: Using the study process questionnaire to show that meaningful learning occurs', Studies in Educational Evaluation, 23, (2) pp. 141-157. ISSN 0191-491X (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0191-491X(97)00009-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71

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1997Kember D, Ha T-S, Lam B-H, Lee A, NG S, et al., 'The diverse role of the critical friend in supporting educational action research projects', Educational Action Research, 5 pp. 463-481. ISSN 0965-0792 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09650799700200036 [eCite] [Details]

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1997McKay J, Kember D, 'Spoon Feeding Leads to Regurgitation: a better diet can result in more digestible learning outcomes', Higher Education Research and Development, 16, (1) pp. 55-67. ISSN 0729-4360 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0729436970160105 [eCite] [Details]

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1995Wong FK, Kember D, Chung LY, Yan L, 'Assessing the level of student reflection from reflective journals', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22, (1) pp. 48-57. ISSN 0309-2402 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.22010048.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 220Web of Science - 191

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1994Kember D, Gow L, 'Orientations to teaching and their effect on the quality of student learning', Journal of Higher Education, 65, (1) pp. 58-74. ISSN 0022-1546 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/2943877 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 197

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1994Kember D, Lai T, Murphy D, Siaw I, Yuen KS, 'Student Progress In Distance Education Courses: A Replication Study', Adult Education Quarterly, 45, (1) ISSN 0741-7136 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177%2F0741713694045001003 [eCite] [Details]

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1993Conway R, Kember D, Sivan A, Wu M, 'Peer Assessment of an Individual's Contribution to a Group Project', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 18, (1) pp. 45-56. ISSN 0260-2938 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0260293930180104 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 149

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1993Gow L, Kember D, 'Conceptions of teaching and their relationship to student learning', British Journal of Educational Psychology ISSN 0007-0998 (1993) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.1993.tb01039.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 207Web of Science - 194

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1991Kember D, 'Instructional design for meaningful learning', Instructional Science, 20, (4) pp. 289-310. ISSN 0020-4277 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00043255 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 14

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1991Kember D, Gow L, 'A challenge to the anecdotal stereotype of the Asian student', Studies in Higher Education, 16, (2) pp. 117-128. ISSN 0307-5079 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03075079112331382934 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 172Web of Science - 133

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1991Kember D, Murphy D, Siaw I, Yuen KS, 'Towards a causal model of student progress in distance education: Research in Hong Kong', American Journal of Distance Education, 5, (2) ISSN 0892-3647 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08923649109526742 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15

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1990Gow L, Kember D, 'Does higher education promote independent learning?', Higher Education, 19, (3) pp. 307-322. ISSN 0018-1560 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00133895 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 168Web of Science - 132

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1990Kember D, 'The use of a model to derive interventions which might reduce drop-out from distance education courses', Higher Education, 20, (1) pp. 11-24. ISSN 0018-1560 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00162202 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

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1990Kember D, Gow L, 'Cultural specificity of approaches to study', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 60, (3) pp. 356-363. ISSN 0007-0998 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.1990.tb00952.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 149Web of Science - 113

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1989Harper G, Kember D, 'Interpretation of factor analyses from the approaches to studying inventory', British Journal of Educational Psychology, 59 pp. 66-74. ISSN 0007-0998 (1989) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8279.1989.tb03077.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 45

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1989Kember D, 'A Longitudinal-Process Model of Drop-Out from Distance Education', Journal of Higher Education, 60, (3) pp. 278-301. ISSN 0022-1546 (1989) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/1982251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 74

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1987Kember D, Dekkers J, 'The role of study centres for academic support in distance education', Distance Education, 8, (1) pp. 4-17. ISSN 0158-7919 (1987) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0158791870080101 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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1987Kember D, Harper G, 'Approaches to Studying Research and Its Implications for the Quality of Learning From Distance Education', International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning, 2, (2) pp. 15-30. ISSN 2520-7156 (1987) [Refereed Article]

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1987Kember D, Harper G, 'Implications for instruction arising from the relationship between approaches to studying and academic outcomes', Instructional Science, 16, (1) pp. 35-46. ISSN 0020-4277 (1987) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00120004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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1986Harper G, Kember D, 'Approaches to Study of Distance Education Students', British Journal of Educational Technology, 3, (17) pp. 212-222. ISSN 0007-1013 (1986) [Refereed Article]

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1986Harper G, Kember D, 'Approaches to Study of Distance Education Students', British Journal of Educational Technology, 17, (3) pp. 212-222. ISSN 0007-1013 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.1986.tb00510.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 50

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Book

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Kember D, Corbett M, 'Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings', Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, pp. 427. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Edited Book]

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

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Kember D, Corbett M, 'Structuring the Thesis Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings', Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 427. (2018) [Edited Book]

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2016Kember D, 'Understanding the Nature of Motivation and Motivating Students through Teaching and Learning in Higher Education', Springer, Singapore, pp. 153. ISBN 978-981-287-881-6 (2016) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-883-0 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Kember DR, Ginns P, 'Evaluating teaching and learning: A practical handbook for colleges, universities and the scholarship of teaching', Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 192. ISBN 978-0415598859 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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2007Kember D, McNaught C, 'Enhancing University Teaching Lessons from Research into Award-Winning Teachers', Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 166. ISBN 0415417163 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Kember D, Ma R, McNaught C, 'Excellent University Teaching', The Chinese University Press, China, pp. 140. ISBN 978-962-996-267-8 (2006) [Authored Research Book]

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2001Kember D, Jones A, Loke AY, McKay J, Sinclair K, et al., 'Reflective teaching and learning in the health professions : action research in professional education', Blackwell Science, United Kingdom ISBN 0-632-05739-4 (2001) [Authored Research Book]

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2000Kember D, 'Action Learning and Action Research: Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning', Psychology Press, United Kingdom, pp. 245. ISBN 9780749431136 (2000) [Authored Research Book]

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1995Kember D, 'Open Learning Courses for Adults: A Model of Student Progress', Educational Technology, United Kingdom, pp. 271. ISBN 9780877782803 (1995) [Authored Research Book]

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1994Kember D, Murphy D, '53 interesting activities for open learning courses', Technical and Educational Services Ltd., United Kingdom ISBN 978-0947885854 (1994) [Authored Research Book]

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1993Kember D, 'Improving teaching through action research / David Kember and Mavis Kelly', Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc, Australia, pp. 42. ISBN 0908557221 (1993) [Authored Research Book]

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1992Kember D, Murphy D, 'Tutoring distance education and open learning courses: HERDSA Green Guide No. 12', Australia (1992) [Authored Research Book]

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1991Kember D, 'Writing Study Guides', Technical and Educational Services Ltd., United Kingdom (1991) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Kember D, 'Didacticism', SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education, SAGE Publications, Inc, ME David and MJ Amey (ed), United States, pp. 1-3. ISBN 9781529714395 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4135/9781529714395.n145 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Kember D, 'Implementing an evaluation system to promote student centred learning', Routledge Handbook on Student Centred Learning and Instruction in Higher Education, Routledge, S Hoidn & M Klemensic (ed), New York, USA ISBN 978-0-367-20052-7 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4324/9780429259371-39 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Corbett M, Kember D, 'Reflections on Methodological Issues', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 389-407. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_39 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Corbett M

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2018Godwin J, Kember DR, 'An Exploration of Epistemological Beliefs, Learning Environment Expectations and Persistence Intentions: Insights into the Shaping of Student Persistence in the First Semester of University Study at Three Australian Universities', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 39-46. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_4 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Kember D, 'Critical Reflections on the Conventional Thesis Structure and a Guide to the Research Questions Addressed in the Book', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 3-13. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_1 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Kember D, 'Lessons Learnt About Structuring the Thesis and Implications for Practice', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 409-427. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_40 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Kember D, Corbett M, 'The Collective Voyage of Discovery: How the Book Was Developed and Produced', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 15-24. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Corbett M

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2018Kezabu K, McMahon J, Kember D, Hill AM, 'Intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Place Based Education: Possibilities for New Visions of Sustainability Education in Uganda', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 139-148. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_14 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kezabu K; McMahon J; Hill AM

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2018Satariyan A, Reynolds B, Kember D, 'The 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', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 129-137. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_13 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Satariyan A; Reynolds B

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2018Wu Qian, David K, 'How Do Students Make Decisions About Overseas Higher Education? A Case Study of Chinese International Students at a Regional Australian University', Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, D Kember, M Corbett (ed), Singapore, pp. 65-76. ISBN 978-981-13-0510-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0511-5_7 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wu Qian

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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; Fan S

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2016Kember D, 'Understanding and teaching the Chinese learner: Resolving the paradox of the Chinese learner', The Psychology of Asian Learners: A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins, Springer, RB King and ABI Bernardo (ed), Singapore, pp. 173-187. ISBN 978-981-287-575-4 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-576-1_11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2015Kember D, 'Taking qualitative studies beyond findings of a limited number of categories, with motivational orientation as an example', Methodological challenges in research on Student learning, Garant Publishers, V Donche, S De Mayer, D Gijbels & H Van den Bergh (ed), Antwerp, pp. 91-106. ISBN 978-90-441-3280-9 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2015Kember DR, Chan WSC, Webster BJ, 'Use of structural equation modeling to examine the relationship between learning patterns, teaching and learning environments and graduate attribute development', Methodological challenges in research on Student learning, Garant Publishers, V Donche, S De Mayer, D Gijbels & H Van den Bergh (ed), Antwerp, pp. 9-26. ISBN 978-90-441-3280-9 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Kember DR, Watkins D, 'Approaches to learning and teaching by the Chinese', The Oxford handbook of Chinese psychology, Oxford University Press, M.H. Bond (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 732. ISBN 9780199541850 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Kember DR, 'International students from Asia', Routledge international handbook of higher education, Routledge, M. Tight, K.H. Mok, J. Huisman & C. Morphew (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 47-60. ISBN 978-0-415-43264-1 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Kember DR, Leung DYP, 'Comparing the effect on development of graduate capabilities of the differing teaching and learning environments in three discipline areas', Structural equation modelling: Concepts and applications in educational research, Sense Publishers, T. Teo & M.S. Khine (ed), Rotterdam, pp. 267-287. ISBN 978-90-8790-787-7 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Satariyan A, Reynolds B, Kember D, 'An evolving approach to the teaching of writing skills to university students for whom English is an additional language', Book of Abstracts, 3-5 June, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, pp. 30. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A; Reynolds B

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$504,999

Projects

Refugee and Migrant Student Mentoring in English Language and Pathway Planning (MELP) (2020)$25,000
Description
The Refugee and Migrant Student Mentoring in English Language and Pathway Planning (MELP) will support students from refugee and migrant backgrounds from Years 9-12 and in Young Migrant English Program (YMEP) in Northern Tasmania. This project will build on current English for the Educational Pathway and Making Connections Guiding Migrants on the Educational Pathway programs, funded by the Department of Communities, Sport, and Recreation in 2019. The program will recruit student volunteers, from the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania (UTAS), to mentor students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The program will promote purposeful relationships in which Faculty of Education student volunteer mentors work collaboratively with their high school student mentees, to assist them in developing a positive sense of self and aspirations, educational pathways, career options post-school and academic English language skills. The program aims to support the students to engage in school life, progress in their studies and plan their transition from high school to further education. The program is intended to be delivered at the following institutions in Northern Tasmania in Terms 2 and 3, 2020:Brooks High School Kings Meadows High School Launceston CollegeNewstead CollegeProspect High School TasTAFE, LauncestonQueechy High SchoolThis program will be led by UTAS and operate in partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Tasmania and Tasmanian Department of Education (DoE). MRC Tasmania and DoE will provide overall input and advice on the development and coordination of the program. The program is offered as a package with the Support for At-Risk Refugee and Migrant Students (SARRS) program in the North; with MRC Tasmania offering two similar programs in the South.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Learning Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kember DR; Koirala S; Swabey KJ
Year
2020
Support for At-Risk Refugee and Migrant Students (SARRS) (2020)$25,000
Description
This program will support refugee and migrant children who have been identified as being at risk because of their low levels of English language proficiency. Migrants and refugees arriving with limited English language abilities face a daunting task in coping with school. If the command of English is very limited, they are unable to engage with normal classroom tasks. Their motivation suffers and they tend to become disengaged educationally. Support will be provided individually in schools, colleges and TAFE in Northern Tasmania by mentors who are students from the UTAS Faculty of Education. The model is one currently used successfully in the 2019 English for the Educational Pathway and Making Connections Guiding Migrants on the Educational Pathway projects. The program promotes purposeful relationships in which Education Faculty student volunteer mentors work collaboratively with their student mentees, to assist them in developing a positive sense of self and aspirations, English language skills, educational pathways and career options post-school.The program is intended to be delivered at the following institutions in Northern Tasmania in Terms 2 and 3, 2020:Brooks High School Kings Meadows High School Launceston CollegeNewstead CollegeProspect High School TasTAFE, LauncestonQueechy High SchoolThis program will be led by UTAS and operate in partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Tasmania and Tasmanian Department of Education (DoE). MRC Tasmania and DoE will provide overall input and advice on the development and coordination of the program. The program is offered as a package with the Refugee and Migrant Student Mentoring in English Language and Pathway Planning (MELP) program in the North; with MRC Tasmania offering two similar programs in the South.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Learning Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Koirala S; Kember DR; Swabey KJ
Year
2020
Making Connections, Guiding migrants on the educational pathway (2019)$25,000
Description
The program will recruit student volunteers, from the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania (UTAS), to mentor high school students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The program will promote purposeful relationships in which Education Faculty student volunteer mentors work collaboratively with their high school student mentees, to assist them in developing a positive sense of self and aspirations, educational pathways and career options post-school. The program aims to support the students to engage in school life, progress in their studies and plan their transition from high school to further education.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Learning Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kember DR; Swabey KJ; Moltow DT; Oates GN; Cruickshank V
Year
2019
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
English for the educational pathway (2019)$25,000
Description
The program will recruit and train student volunteers, from the Faculty of Education (Specialisation in English, Literacy, TESOL), University of Tasmania (UTAS), to provide weekly one-on-one and small group tutoring support for high school students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The Education Faculty student volunteer tutors will provide help with English language and literacy support to year 9 and 10 high school students.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Learning Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Moltow DT; Swabey KJ; Kember DR; Oates GN; Cruickshank V
Year
2019
Mathematical foundations for migrant learning (2019)$25,000
Description
The program will recruit and train student volunteers, from the Faculty of Education (specialization in Mathematics Education), University of Tasmania (UTAS), to provide weekly on-on-one and small group tutoring support for high school students from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The Education Faculty student volunteer tutors will provide help with mathematics and numeracy support to year 9 and 10 high school students.
Funding
Department of Communities Tasmania ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Learning Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Oates GN; Swabey KJ; Kember DR; Moltow DT; Cruickshank V
Year
2019

Research Supervision

Current

9

Completed

12

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDCulturally Responsive Education and its Impact on the Educational Outcomes of Indigenous Australian Children2016
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
PhDConceptions of online Teaching and their Relationship to Teaching Approaches and Pedagogy: A study of Vietnamese University Lecturers teaching postgraduate distance courses2019
PhDAn Action Research Approach to Professional Teacher Development and Quality Enhancement of Teaching in an Outcomes-based Context in a University in Hong Kong: An evaluation of the TOTAL Teacher Program2019
PhDResponding to the Winds of Change: An exploration of how Ghanaian public universities are responding to the pressures/dilemma, change processes and strategic choices for excellence and relevance2019
PhDThe Loneliness of The Online Learner: An exploratory study of the constructs underpinning the lonely online student2020
PhDHello from the Other Side: A STEM specialist teachers experience of Rolling Role2020
PhDTeachers Conceptions of Online Teaching and its Influence on Online Mathematics Pedagogy2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAn Exploration of Epistemological Beliefs, Learning Environment Expectations and Persistence Intentions: Insights into the shaping of student persistence in the first semester of University study
Candidate: Julie Elizabeth Godwin
2020
PhDGovernance and Governmentality: The influence of Bologna Process on Ethiopian higher education
Candidate: Geberew Tulu Mekonnen
2020
PhDHow Do Students Make Decisions About Overseas Higher Education? A case study of Chinese international students at a regional Australian university
Candidate: Qian Wu
2019
MastersAn Exploratory Study of Education Policy and School Dropout in Bhutan
Candidate: Sonam Gyamtsho
2018
PhDIntersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Place-Based Education: Possibilities for new visions of sustainability education in Uganda
Candidate: Kevin Lubuulwa Kezabu
2018
EdDAn Investigation of the Intersection of Tongan Culture and the Free Wesleyan Church of Tongas Education System
Candidate: William John Phelps
2018
PhDEnglish Language Teaching in Nepal: An investigation of issues and challenges
Candidate: Ananda Aryal
2018
PhDLanguage Learning and Integration of Adult Bhutanese Refugees: An ethnographic study
Candidate: Subhash Koirala
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
PhD"I only look forward to Mondays" Facilitating Creative Writing Groups: Ageism, action and empowerment
Candidate: Joan Margaret Webb
2016
PhDThe Way That Things Are Done Around Here: An investigation into the organisational and social structures that influence coach learning
Candidate: Christopher Hans Jakob Zehntner
2016
PhDWriting to be heard: Authorial voice in the written discourse of Chinese International Students
Candidate: Davina Brown
2015