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Sunny Jang

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Sun Hee (Sunny) Jang

Lecturer
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Room 417a , MS1

03 6226 4366 (phone)

sun.jang@utas.edu.au

Dr. Sun Hee (Sunny) Jang is a Lecturer for the Bachelor of Dementia Care at the University of Tasmania. She has achieved a number of publications, and shown outstanding teaching performance in Education. Her research interests include, but not limited to, the use of technology in teaching and learning, student online engagement in distance courses, participatory culture in social media, and TESOL.

Biography

Before joining the Bachelor of Dementia Care team, Ms Sunny Jang played multiple roles at the University of Tasmania. She was a tutor/casual lecturer, research assistant, and marketing officer in Education, and project officer in Student Evaluation, Review and Reporting Unit (SERRU). She also undertook MEd and PhD at the University of Tasmania. Prior to working at the University of Tasmania, she was an English instructor at an English Language Instruction in South Korea, and a lecturer at Jade University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Thesis title University Country Awarded

PhD

'I am a YouTuber':

A netnographic approach to profiling teen use of YouTube

University of Tasmania

Australia

2015

M.Ed

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

2010

GradCertEd(TESOL)

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

2010

B.Comp(IS);

 

Australian Catholic University

Australia

2005

Languages (other than English)

Korean

Memberships

Professional practice

Australian Multicultural Interaction Institute

Australian Association for Research Education

Other

Associate Editor of the International Journal of Learning

Administrative expertise

Assisting and managing large projects such as ARC granted research projects, benchmarking projects, and OLT projects

Teaching

TESOL, new media literacies, digital technologies, social media, online learning

Teaching expertise

TESOL, digital technologies, research methods

Teaching responsibility

Bachelor of Dementia Care (M3S)

Learning Online in Health Studies CAD001

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Expertise

  • Conducting research in social media
  • Developing employability skills in online unit
  • ESL classroom teaching and learning
  • Ethics in Web 2.0
  • ICT based learning in higher education
  • Linguistic diversity and cultural identity
  • Online ethnographic research
  • Student motivation
  • Teen participation in YouTube
  • Team teaching/Co-teaching

Research Themes

Sunny's recent research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. She conducted online research internationally in order to understand how and why young people participate in sharing their own created contents in social media. Her research was a response to the impact and social implications of new media in youth's everyday life. Her research findings showed that new media contents shared by young people demonstrated the context of social e-learning, youth creativity and productivity, elements of new media participatory culture, and reinforcement of youth's claimed affinity spaces. She is also researching on mature-aged students' online engagement. She is particularly interested in increasing students' new media engagement.

Fields of Research

  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy (390108)
  • Public health (420699)
  • Other Indigenous studies (459999)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Comparative and cross-cultural education (390401)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Other education (399999)

Research Objectives

  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Migrant health (200505)
  • Health related to specific ethnic groups (200503)

Publications

I have published a number of papers in the area of TESOL, online research and new media. My publications are available on the University's Web Access Research portal (WARP).

Total publications

18

Journal Article

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Kim J, Terry D, Jang S, Gilbert J, Cruickshank M, 'A critical appraisal of what organisational approaches are pivotal to improve patient safety', Journal of Hospital Administration, 9, (1) pp. 26-34. ISSN 1927-6990 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5430/jha.v9n1p26 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Kim J, Terry D, Jang S, Nguyen H, Gilbert J, et al., 'Public perception of medical errors: experiences and risks shared in Australia', Universal Journal of Public Health, 8, (1) pp. 35-41. ISSN 2331-8880 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2020.080104 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Nguyen H

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2019Terry D, Kim J, Gilbert J, Jang S, Nguyen H, ''Thank you for listening': an exploratory study regarding the lived experience and perception of medical errors among those who receive care', International Journal of Health Services pp. 1-11. ISSN 0020-7314 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0020731419893036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Nguyen H

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2019Terry D, Kim J-ah, Gilbert J, Jang S, Nguyen H, ''Thank You for Listening': an exploratory study regarding the lived experience and perception of medical errors among those who receive care', International Journal of Health Services, (December) pp. 1-11. ISSN 0020-7314 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0020731419893036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Nguyen H

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2016Nguyen H, Terry DR, Jang SH, 'Strategic English learning and proficiency among Vietnamese tertiary learners: beyond passive stereotypes', The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 24, (1) pp. 19-34. ISSN 2327-7955 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v24i01/19-34 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nguyen H

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2010Jang SH, Nguyen HB, Yang Y, 'Enhancing pedagogical roles of ESL/EFL native and non-native teachers through team teaching: How to make this 'International Partnership' successful', The International Journal of Learning, 17, (9) pp. 249-258. ISSN 1447-9494 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v17i09/47253 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Nguyen HB; Yang Y

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2010Nguyen HB, Jang SH, Yang Y, 'Coping with low motivation: Building the fire for students', The International journal of learning, 17, (8) pp. 345-354. ISSN 1447-9494 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18848/1447-9494/cgp/v17i08/47174 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Nguyen HB; Yang Y

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Chapter in Book

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Jang SH, Yang Y, Williamson J, 'Using the voice of teen YouTube users for Web 2.0 technology-enhanced classroom teaching', E-Learning and Social Media: Education and Citizenship for the Digital 21st Century, Information Age Publishing, EL Brown, A Krasteva, M Ranieri (ed), USA, pp. 199-220. ISBN 9781681234281 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Yang Y; Williamson J

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2013Jang SH, Callingham R, 'Conducting research in social media discourse: Ethical challenges', Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 57-68. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Callingham R

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2013Jang SH, Le T, 'A participant recruitment video: an innovative multimedia tool to involve teen YouTube users in online ethnographic research', Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 231-241. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Le T

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2013Jang SH, Terry DR, Le T, 'Internet-mediated Ethnography: Issues And Challenges In Social Science Research Discourse', Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, Thao Le & Quynh Le (ed), Hauppauge, NY, pp. 173-183. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Terry DR; Le T

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2012Yang Y, Nguyen HB, Jang SH, 'ICT in higher education: Evaluative views of teachers and students', Technologies for enhancing pedagogy, engagement and empowerment in education, IGI Global, T Le and Q Le (ed), Hershey, PA, pp. 300-308. ISBN 978-1-61350-074-3 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-074-3.ch025 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Yang Y; Nguyen HB

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2011Yang Y, Jang SH, Nguyen HB, 'Rap Music: Language, culture and identity', Linguistic diversity and cultural identity: A global perspective, Nova Science Publishers, T Le, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 207-215. ISBN 978-1-61209-602-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Yang Y; Nguyen HB

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Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Jang SH, 'YouTube as an innovative resource for social science research', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Jang SH, 'Team Teaching in Korean English as a Foreign Language Context: A Culture-Based Perspective', Global Studies, 21-23 June 2010, Busan, South Korea, pp. 1. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Jang SH, Nguyen HB, Yang Y, 'Team teaching between ESL/EFL native and non-native teachers: how to make this 'International Marriage' successful', Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Learning, 6-9 July 2010, Hong Kong, pp. 3-15. (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nguyen HB; Yang Y

2010Jang SH, Yang Y, Nguyen HB, 'Contemporary co-teaching: The perception of ESL teachers in Australia', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Yang Y; Nguyen HB

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2010Nguyen HB, Jang SH, Yang Y, 'English-Only Classrooms: Ideology versus Reality', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nguyen HB; Yang Y

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$7,850

Projects

Embedding a culturally sensitive, appropriate approach in dementia care education (2019)$7,850
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,850)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jang SH
Year
2019