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Cherie Hawkins

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Cherie-Lynn Hawkins

Lead Curriculum Development Experiential Education Coordinator

Field Building 1st Floor , Cradle Coast Campus

0447 367 289 (phone)

Cherie.Hawkins@utas.edu.au

Dr Cherie Hawkins is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Division of University College. She is the Lead for Curriculum Development and the Experiential Education Coordinator. Cherie works collaboratively across discipline teams on curriculum design and development to embed meaningful hands-on, project-based learning in all programs. She manages a small team of experienced teachers who work closely with others to develop and deliver quality learning programs and provide tailored academic support to students. Key to the work Cherie and her team do is student support and engagement to provide a platform for personal, academic and professional growth. In 2022, Cherie will be coordinating two new, unique offerings, Professional Skills in Practice and Industry Skills in Practice.

Biography

Cherie first began working for the University of Tasmania in 2009 on small research projects for the Institute of Regional Development on the Cradle Coast Campus. It was during this time that she applied to study a PhD with UTAS that explored the life aspirations of rural adolescent girls in the region. Cherie formally graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in August 2014. On completing her PhD, Cherie worked for a not-for-profit organisation before applying for a position with University College in 2016. She started out by developing practice-based units as part of the University College curriculum at that time, and lead the creation of a system for student portfolio development before moving on to a course coordinator role. In her current position, Cherie works collaboratively across teams on creating meaningful, practice-based experiences for students, that enable the development of not only academic skills, but industry-relevant, transferable skills and professional attributes.

Prior to this, Cherie completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in psychology, worked in health and community services and disability for several years, and taught with Tafe Tasmania. One of her passions is working predominately on projects that explore aspirations and participation in higher education or those related to community or regional development. She is also particularly interested in developing curriculum that supports students to develop transferable, work-ready skills to better ensure pathway options into work or further education.

Achievements

Awarded a University of Tasmania Elite Scholarship for PhD research.

General Responsibilities

Cherie formally graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in August 2014. Her PhD explored how the aspirations of adolescent girls in the Cradle Coast region are shaped by their cultural worlds. Prior to this, Cherie completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in psychology and a minor in sociology; and worked largely in the disability, community and children's sectors. Despite the PhD being her career focus over the last four and a half years, Cherie has also worked on a number of other projects. She has conducted research and co-ordinated applied projects for Tasmanian state and local government entities, for the IRD and in partnership with other faculties within the University of Tasmania. Over the last few years Cherie has also been employed by TasTafe designing and delivering units and courses in Children's Services, Community Services and Disability Services Work.

After submitting her PhD, Cherie secured a position with Optia Incorporated (now Possability) that included the designing a practice development framework and staff training packages. She is also delivering a program through her consulting business based on findings from her PhD.

In the last year, Cherie authored a journal article published in The Australian Educational Researcher, and co-authored another journal article published in The Australian Journal of Career Development. She has also authored and co-authored research reports for other projects, within and outside of UTAS. Cherie is passionate about projects that explore participation in higher education, rural educational disadvantage and social inequities more broadly.  Cherie is a registered PhD supervisor.

Publications

Research Profile

Career summary

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (2014),'Young, Female and Looking to the Future: Exploring the Aspirations of Adolescent Girls in Regional Tasmania'', University of Tasmania, Australia

Bachelor of Arts (1996), University of Tasmania, Australia - specialisations in Psychology and Sociology

Administrative expertise

  • Co-ordinating Experiential Education activities
  • Collaborating on cross-disciplinary teaching and learning projects
  • Developing and implementing student support and engagement activities

Teaching

Teaching expertise

  • Course Coordination
  • Lead Curriculum Development
  • Active and Collaborative Learning Strategies
  • Employability Skills, and Transferable Skills and Professional Attributes
  • Disability, Community and Children’s Services

Teaching responsibility

View more on Dr Cherie Hawkins in WARP

Expertise

  • Adolescent aspirations
  • Career development
  • Life planning
  • Educational attainment
  • Participation in higher education
  • Rural women in entrepreneurship
  • Community and regional development
  • Disability and community services
  • Health and human services
  • Experiential education/Work integrated learning
  • Practice-based curriculum and pedagogy
  • Active and collaborative learning practices

Research Themes

Cherie’s research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society. Her main research interest is in the area of participation in higher education and adolescent aspirations. The key anthropological concepts of cultural capacity and social capital form the majority of the academic framework. Cherie is most interested in exploring how cultural worlds shape identity and worldviews, and from there, an individual’s life goals. In addition, she is interested in examining the cultural capacity to navigate higher education systems to fulfil aspirations for HE, as well as identifying access barriers to study.

She has engaged in research in this space through her PhD, however Cherie has worked on other projects including exploring adolescent girls perceptions of and interest in STEM; the perceptions of careers in agriculture and how this affects participation in HE; the experiences of students in pathways programs and where this takes them; and the value of experiential learning that occurs through the curriculum offered by Tasmanian farm schools.

Cherie also has keen interests in community and regional development projects, and programs and initiatives that expose individuals to what is possible, and that develop their social connections and skills.

Fields of Research

  • Anthropology of development (440101)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development (390102)
  • Educational technology and computing (390405)
  • Social and cultural anthropology (440107)
  • Tourism marketing (350804)
  • Organisational behaviour (350710)
  • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences (309999)
  • Specialist studies in education (390499)
  • Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy (390113)
  • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography (440608)
  • Impacts of tourism (350801)
  • Professional education and training (390305)
  • Technical, further and workplace education (390308)
  • Production and operations management (350712)
  • Animal growth and development (300301)
  • Agricultural economics (380101)

Research Objectives

  • Policies and development (160205)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Gender aspects in education (160202)
  • Schools and learning environments (160299)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services (280106)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)
  • Professional development and adult education (160104)
  • Economic issues in tourism (110401)
  • Arts (130199)
  • Management (150302)
  • Beef cattle (100401)
  • Industry costs and structure (150504)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)

Publications

Publications

Journal Articles

Year

Citation

 

2021

Clayton S, Hawkins C, Brandsema M, 'Rural implementation of Girls' Programming Network (GPN)', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 31, (2) pp. 38-45. ISSN 1839-7387 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Clayton S; Brandsema M

2017

Hawkins C, 'Do aspirations really matter?', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27, (3) pp. 39-54. ISSN 1839-7387 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2017

Corbett, M, Brett, P, & Hawkins, C, What we’re about out here: The resilience and relevance of school farms in rural Tasmania, Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32(4), pp. 1-12. ISSN 1551-0670 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Corbett M; Brett P

 

2016

Johns S, Crawford N, Hawkins C, Jarvis L, Harris M, et al., 'Unlocking the potential within: A preliminary study of individual and community outcomes from a university enabling program in rural Australia', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56, (1) pp. 69-88. ISSN 1443-1394 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus – 5 Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Johns S; Crawford N; Jarvis L; Harris M; McCormack D

 

2014

Hawkins C, 'The Graduate, the Globetrotter and the Good Samaritan: adolescent girls' visions of themselves in early adulthood', Australian Educational Researcher, 41, (5) pp. 565-583. ISSN 0311-6999 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13384-014-0149-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus – 9 Web of Science – 8

 

2014

Turner LR, Hawkins CM, 'Revised expected outcomes: essential for attracting Tasmanian students to careers in agricultural science', Australian Journal of Career Development, 23, (2) pp. 88-95. ISSN 2200-6974 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1038416214527737 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Turner LR

 

Conference Publications

2019

Carr AR, Hawkins C, Angel CJ, Lewis RL, Finnen MJ, et al., 'The Practice Manual: a platform for students to showcase skills development and learning', Program Booklet, 26 November 2019, University Centre, pp. 32-33. (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Carr AR; Angel CJ; Lewis RL; Finnen MJ; Kemp-Smith JA; Lobo AI

 

2019

Hawkins C, Crawford J, Carr A, Kelder J-A, Knox M, 'Evaluating leadership, wellbeing, and belonging in students over teaching periods', Proceedings of Teaching Matters conference, 26 November 2019, University of Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Crawford J; Carr A; Kelder J-A; Knox M

 

2019

Hawkins C, Crawford JA, Carr AR, Kelder J-A, Knox M, 'Evaluating leadership, wellbeing, and belonging in students over teaching periods', Teaching Matters 2019: Our distinctive future programme, 26 November 2019, University of Tasmania, pp. 28-29. (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Crawford JA; Carr AR; Kelder J-A; Knox M

 

2017

Angel C, Hawkins C, Finnen M, Lewis R, 'From Flatpack to Bookcase: development of an online resource for students and staff', Teaching Matters 2017: Making a Difference, 28 Nov 2017, Sandy Bay, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Angel C; Finnen M; Lewis R

 

2017

Lewis GK, Ahmadi H, Mosakowski E, Hawkins C, 'Leisure and lifestyle in wine and whisky tourism', ANZALS 13th Biennial Conference: Leisure for Social Change, 4-7 December 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 25-26. ISBN 9781925646115 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lewis GK; Ahmadi H; Mosakowski E

 

2015

Crawford N, Johns S, Jarvis L, Hawkins C, Harris M, et al., 'Foundations for change, confidence, and new opportunities: impacts of a university enabling program in north-west Tasmania', Handbook and Proceedings of the Inaugural Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference, 1-4 July 2015, Melboune, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Crawford N; Johns S; Jarvis L; Harris M; McCormack D

 

Reports

Year

Citation

Altmetrics

2016

Corbett, M & Hawkins, C, Mapping the Landscape of Tasmania’s School Farms, Research Report for the Department of Education.

 

2016

Hawkins, C, & Hawkins, C.J., ‘Voice Yourself’: Building the Capacity of West Coast Youth. Evaluation Report for West Coast Council of Tasmania.

Thesis

Doctor of Philosophy (2014),'Young, Female and Looking to the Future: Exploring the Aspirations of Adolescent Girls in Regional Tasmania', University of Tasmania, Australia.

Total publications

14

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Clayton SM, Hawkins C, Brandsema M, 'Rural implementation of Girls' Programming Network (GPN)', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 31, (2) pp. 38-45. ISSN 1839-7387 (2021) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Clayton SM; Brandsema M

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2017Corbett M, Brett P, Hawkins C-L, 'What we're about out here: the resilience and relevance of school farms in rural Tasmania', Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32, (4) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1551-0670 (2017) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Corbett M; Brett P

Tweet

2017Hawkins C, 'Do aspirations really matter?', Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27, (3) pp. 39-54. ISSN 1839-7387 (2017) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Tweet

2016Johns S, Crawford N, Hawkins C, Jarvis L, Harris M, et al., 'Unlocking the potential within: A preliminary study of individual and community outcomes from a university enabling program in rural Australia', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 56, (1) pp. 69-88. ISSN 1443-1394 (2016) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Johns S; Crawford N; Jarvis L; Harris M; McCormack D

Tweet

2014Hawkins C, 'The graduate, the globetrotter and the good Samaritan: adolescent girls' visions of themselves in early adulthood', Australian Educational Researcher, 41, (5) pp. 565-583. ISSN 0311-6999 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13384-014-0149-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Tweet

2014Turner LR, Hawkins CM, 'Revised expected outcomes: essential for attracting Tasmanian students to careers in agricultural science', Australian Journal of Career Development, 23, (2) pp. 88-95. ISSN 2200-6974 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1038416214527737 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Turner LR

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Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Angel C, Hawkins C, Kemp-Smith J, Lobo A, Finnen M, et al., 'Singular Connections: Enabling Students to Feel Valued as Individuals', Teaching Matters 2020, 30 December, Hobart, Tasmania (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Angel C; Kemp-Smith J; Lobo A; Finnen M; Lewis R

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2019Carr AR, Hawkins C, Angel CJ, Lewis RL, Finnen MJ, et al., 'The Practice Manual: a platform for students to showcase skills development and learning', Program Booklet, 26 November 2019, University Centre, pp. 32-33. (2019) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Carr AR; Angel CJ; Lewis RL; Finnen MJ; Kemp-Smith JA; Lobo AI

Tweet

2019Hawkins C, Crawford J, Carr A, Kelder J-A, Knox M, 'Evaluating leadership, wellbeing, and belonging in students over teaching periods', Proceedings of Teaching Matters conference, 26 November 2019, University of Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Crawford J; Carr A; Kelder J-A; Knox M

Tweet

2019Hawkins C, Crawford JA, Carr AR, Kelder J-A, Knox M, 'Evaluating leadership, wellbeing, and belonging in students over teaching periods', Teaching Matters 2019: Our distinctive future programme, 26 November 2019, University of Tasmania, pp. 28-29. (2019) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Crawford JA; Carr AR; Kelder J-A; Knox M

2017Angel C, Hawkins C, Finnen M, Lewis R, 'From Flatpack to Bookcase: development of an online resource for students and staff', Teaching Matters 2017: Making a Difference, 28 Nov 2017, Sandy Bay, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Angel C; Finnen M; Lewis R

2017Lewis GK, Ahmadi H, Mosakowski E, Hawkins C, 'Leisure and lifestyle in wine and whisky tourism', ANZALS 13th Biennial Conference: Leisure for Social Change, 4-7 December 2017, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 25-26. ISBN 9781925646115 (2017) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lewis GK; Ahmadi H; Mosakowski E

Tweet

2015Crawford N, Johns S, Jarvis L, Hawkins C, Harris M, et al., 'Foundations for change, confidence, and new opportunities: impacts of a university enabling program in north-west Tasmania', Handbook and Proceedings of the Inaugural Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference, 1-4 July 2015, Melboune, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Crawford N; Johns S; Jarvis L; Harris M; McCormack D

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Hawkins CJ, Hawkins C, 'Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Action Plan 2014-2019 Evaluation Framework', Circular Head Council, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Hawkins CJ

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

6

Total funding

$41,894

Projects

Girls Inspiring Girls Genuine Learning of Encoding Systems (GIGGLES) (2018)$1,974
Description
The proposed event will be a collaborative approach between the University of Tasmania ( Dr Stephanie Clayton, Dr Cherie Hawkins and Jillian Brandsema) and the University of Sydney (Dr Nicky Ringland) to hold a computer science workshop with the aim to engage young highschool aged females on the North West Coast in the prospective opportunities and career pathways in the computer science industry. This full day workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Nicky Ringland (with assistance from UTAS) who is a computing education specialist and the co-founder of Girls' Programming Network. Two workshops will be offered in the first week of September, each having a participant number of approximately 20 places. Students will be facilitated through the fun hands-on workshop by giving them the opportunity to learn and trial coding practices that can then be demonstrated in practical applications. No previous knowledge will be required to attend the workshop. The point of difference of these workshops is the focus on the girls leaving with greater knowledge of digital technology, a can-do attitude and a completed product that they have created. The workshop will provide the participants with the opportunity to explore specialised digital technology equipment within the CollabLab at the UTAS Cradle Coast Campus.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,974)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Clayton SM; Hawkins C; Brandsema JM; Ringland N
Year
2018
Innovation in teaching, learning and research (2018)$10,000
Description
This grant supported members of the Cradle Coast Academic Community of Practice to develop excellent and distinctive teaching and learning and research programs.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schmidt MS; Clayton SM; Evans JD; Hawkins C; Prior SJ; Angel CJ; Smith CJ; Finnen MJ
Year
2018
Innovation in teaching, learning and research (2017)$15,000
Description
This grant supported members of the Cradle Coast Academic Community of Practice to develop excellent and distinctive teaching and learning and research programs.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schmidt MS; Clayton SM; Evans JD; Hawkins C; Prior SJ; Angel CJ; Smith CJ; Finnen MJ
Year
2017
Circular Head Community Literacy Plan (2014-2019) evaluation framework (2016)$2,970
Description
The Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee (CHETCC) is facilitated by the Circular Head Council. TheUniversity of Tasmania is a member of the CHETCC. The CHETCC seeks a framework to evaluate its Learn for Life: Circular Head Community Literacy Plan (2014- 2019). The Institute for Regional Development will utilise its Knowledge Partnering methodology to develop an evaluation framework that will assist CHETCC to collect and analyse data continuously throughout 2016-2019. This project will create another opportunity to further the development of the KP methodology.
Funding
Circular Head Council ($2,970)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hawkins CJ; Hawkins C
Year
2016
Innovation in teaching, learning and research (2016)$8,000
Description
This grant supported members of the Cradle Coast Academic Community of Practice to develop excellent and distinctive teaching and learning and research programs.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,000)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Schmidt MS; Clayton SM; Evans JD; Hawkins C; Prior SJ; Angel CJ; Smith CJ; Finnen MJ
Year
2016
Wynyard Tulip Festival - Community Value: Stage One (2015)$3,950
Description
The project seeks to take a snapshot in time of who the attendees of the 2015 Wynyard Tulip Festival are. The project will survey attendees to identify basic reasons for attending the Festival as well as demographic data to identify where the come from and what they spend. Attendee numbers will be counted and aerial photos examined to identify numbers of attendees and associated peak times. Data will be analysed, synthesised and reported by the investigators.
Funding
Waratah-Wynyard Council ($3,950)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hawkins CJ; Hawkins C
Year
2015

Thinking of undertaking a PhD or honours project? Feel free to discuss ideas with Cherie.  Cherie is keen to supervise candidates interested in aspirations (career and life), social inclusion, inclusive practice, anthropology of education, ethnographic methodologies and disability policy/practice.