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Associate Professor Jennifer Howell

Associate Professor Jennifer Howell Associate Professor Jennifer Howell

PhD (QUT); M.Ed (QUT); M.Ed (TESOL) (QUT); Grad Cert Ed. Mngt (Leicester); B.Arts (Griffith); B.Ed (Griffith)

Position Dean Learning & Teaching
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School Humanities Learning and Teaching
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 209.232
Phone 08 9266 9072
Email Jennifer.Howell@curtin.edu.au
Twitter twitter.com/@DrJenHowell

Brief Summary

Dr Jennifer Howell received her PhD in 2007 from Queensland University of Technology. She has been teaching and working in higher education since 2005, and has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Curtin University.

Overview

I began my teaching career as a Secondary teacher, teaching English, History and SOSE. After spending some time working in both Australia and the UK, I changed tracks and completed a M.Education (TESOL) and taught ESL. This was largely in university-entry programs in Australia and the UK, but I also went over to Hong Kong where I taught in a local secondary school for 6 years. It was in Hong Kong that I was given the opportunity to move into ICT and this is where I have remained working and researching. Upon completion of my PhD I made the move to teaching in pre-service teacher programs. Teaching teachers has been a constant focus of much of my research and teaching. I am particularly interested in the use of ICT and other learning technologies to transform classrooms. This led to my recent book Digital Pedagogies for Communication and Creativity. Much of my research has focused on different ICTs and how they can be used to enhance learning. This began with a keen interest in online communities, which led to the development of two online communities (eMerge and The Teachers Capacity Network) and is currently focused on blended learning in higher education and the use of LEGO robotics with Early years learners. In recent years I have started returning to my initial discipline areas of History and English and I am currently involved in a project exploring the use of historical narratives in the history classroom. I am currently engaged in writing a new book for OUP Teaching and Learning: Building an effective pedagogical repertoire (due to be published February 2014).

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

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Teaching

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Research Interests

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Publications

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

2014

Books (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Book Chapters (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2012

Books (Research) - Other

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

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