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Latest publications:
The English Language and Linguistic Imperialism: The Trojan Horse?

Linguistic imperialism can arise from the global spread of English. Pedagogic practices are suggested for the English language classroom.

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Pre-Service Teachers Abroad: Australians in the People’s Republic of China

This paper explores the perceptions of ten Australian pre-service teachers from the University of Technology Sydney who completed a teaching practicum in the People’s Republic of China.

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Cultural Encounters in the People’s Republic of China: Learning Beyond the Classroom

The research project on cultural encounters in the People’s Republic of China investigates the nature of teacher trainees’ learning beyond the vocational teaching expertise

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ESL Education: Theory and Effective Practice in the Creative Classroom

Multifaceted activities in the modes of writing, reading, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing illustrate the link between current theory and practice in the ESL classroom.

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Internationalisation: Teaching English in the People's Republic of China

This paper focuses on a teaching practicum held in Kunming, PRC, undertaken by Bachelor of Education students from an Australian university.

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Teaching English in Samoa: Coming of Age

English as a global language presents both threats and opportunities. An international teaching practicum by Australian students gave them the opportunity to experience linguistic and cultural diversity.

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Strategies to Improve Literacy Standards Using Creative Arts

The Creative Arts are powerful tools to enhance the learning of literacy. Literacy sessions include art, children’s literature, drama and links with information technology.

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Teachers’ Use of Diagnostic Testing to Enhance Students’ Literacy and Numeracy Learning

This research investigates teachers' use of diagnostic testing supported by a software tool designed to enhance students' literacy and numeracy learning.

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Creative Strategies with Literature: Developing Literacy in the Classroom

Strategies are described for using literature to facilitate literacy in the primary classroom. Links are made with reading and the development of children’s writing.

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Mobile Technologies: Enhancing Teaching in Australian Literature

Mobile technologies can enhance the teaching and learning of literature. Examples are drawn from the rich field of Australian literature.

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