Teachers Mutual Bank / ATEA Teacher Educator of the Year 2017
Dr Janet Dyment (University of Tasmania)
Teacher’s Mutual Bank Award: A framed certificate and $3,000.
Dr Janet Dyment’s award for the Teachers Mutual Bank/ATEA Teacher Educator of the Year is based on her outstanding innovation in webconference pedagogies that promote professional learning communities and scholarly teacher inquiry in online teacher education.
Teacher Education Partnership Grant 2017
Two projects were selected in 2017
Award: Framed certificate, $500 for research expenses for a teacher and $500 for research expenses for a teacher educator, as well as two complementary registrations at the 2018 ATEA conference.
Project One: Dr Sharyn Livy and Mr Johnson Alagappan
Project Title: Building relationships between universities and schools to enhance pre-service teachers’ mathematical learning
Project Two: Dr Lisa Papatraianou (Charles Darwin University) and Kathryn McGuigan (Principal, Mary MacKillop College, Kensington, SA)
Project Title: New places, new faces: understanding diverse students’ resilience when moving between home and school cultures
ATEA Research Recognition Award for Early Career Researchers 2017
Dr Jane Hunter (University of Technology Sydney)
Award: $2,000, framed certificate, and complementary registration at the 2017 ATEA conference.
Dr Jane Hunter is an early career researcher whose previous career was as a classroom teacher, head teacher in schools, policy advisor and senior education officer. Jane came to her work in teacher education in universities with the belief that great teaching matters and a conviction that teacher education is lifelong. This aware application gives an overview of her doctoral study, its links to six ATEA key priorities, and its impact including publications and current directions the research continues to take.
ATEA Early Career Researcher Grant 2017
No Award 2017
This grant offers $1,000 for research support, free registration for the 2018 ATEA conference to the successful applicant, and complementary registration for the 2018 ATEA conference to the successful mentor. The successful applicant will be required to present their work at the 2018 ATEA conference and, on completion of the project, is encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).
Teachers Mutual Bank / ATEA Teacher Educator of the Year 2016
Dr Jen Scott-Curwood (The University of Sydney)
Presented by Shauna Wood, Teacher’s Mutual Bank Award: A framed certificate and $3000.
Dr Jen Scott-Curwood is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney where she has worked as a teacher educator since 2011. Prior to this she spent seven years as a high school English teacher and four years as a teacher educator in the United States.
Her award for the Teachers Mutual Bank/ATEA Teacher Educator of the Year is based on her design and implementation of collaborative, reflective, and digitally mediated practices within the English education program. Her application was strongly supported by evidence from students’ unit evaluations, award nominations, and personal communications as well as colleagues’ testimonials.
ATEA Early Career Researcher Grant 2016
Dr Renata Cinelli (Mentor Dr Mellita Jones) (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne)
Presented by Associate Prof Joce Nuttall, ATEA President
A grant of $500 for research support, as well as free registration for the 2017 ATEA conference was awarded to the successful applicant.
The project expands on an existing qualitative research project investigating the outcomes of an international teaching placement for undergraduate primary preservice teachers (PSTs) [in the Solomon Islands]. Specifically, the influence on PSTs’ personal and professional attributes; personal growth; cultural knowledge, competence and understanding will be explored; as well as the host in-service Indigenous teachers’ experiences of the benefits of the programme and ways in which it could be improved will be sought. […]
The proposed project seeks to investigate the influence of the programme on pre-service and in-service teachers through responses to an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up round table focus group interview with 2016-2018 PST participants; and semi-structured interviews with the Indigenous staff of the schools involved. Federal government mobility funding has been secured from the New Colombo Scheme to increase the accessibility of the program to enable the increased number of PSTs to participate by subsidising places.
ATEA Research Recognition Award for Early Career Researchers 2016
Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan (Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus)
Presented by Professor Simone White, ATEA Past-President
Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan is a teacher educator at Queensland University of Technology. She was awarded her PhD in 2014. She was a guest editor for the Global Studies of Childhood Journal Special Issue on ‘Children’s Rights in a 21st Century Digital World’ (2016) and for the Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher and an Education Special Issue on ‘Exploring the diversity of pre-service and beginning teachers’ experiences through multiple lenses’ (2017). She has a number of publications, with more under review.
Jenna is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a QUT Higher Education Research Network Executive Committee Member. She was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award in 2015.
Fellow of the Australian Teacher Education Association 2016
The Australian Teacher Education Association recognises the outstanding service of
Professor Simone White
with the award of Fellow
5th July 2016
Cross-Institutional Collaborative Research Grant 2016
No Award 2016
The grant offers support to teachers in schools or early childhood centres to conduct research that has a focus on in-service or pre-service education/professional learning.
APJTE journal award for best article 2015
Colette Murphy, Kathryn Scantlebury & Catherine Milne
“Using Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development to propose and test an explanatory model for conceptualising co-teaching in pre-service science teacher education”
APJTE journal award for best reviewer 2015
ATEA/Pearson Teacher Educator of the Year Awards
2013: Dr Leonie Rowan, Griffith University
2012: Dr Margaret Plunkett, Monash University
2011: Dr Debra Bateman, Deakin University
2010: Dr Caroline Walta, La Trobe University
2009: A/P Rosie Le Cornu, University of South Australia
2008: A/P Glenn Finger, Griffith University
2007: Dr Jane Keogh, University of Queensland
2006: A/P Phillip Morgan, University of Newcastle
Previous ATEA Research Recognition Awards for Early Career Researchers
2013: Dr Katherine Main, Griffith University
2013: Dr Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen, University of Sydney
2012: Ms Misty Adoniou, University of Canberra
2012: Ms Jennifer Duke, Queensland University of Technology
2012: Ms Sharon Hogan, University of the Sunshine Coast
2008: Dr Jinghe Han, University of Western Sydney