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Elaine Sharplin

Professor, BA GradDipEd MEdMan PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M428), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 136 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Elaine Sharplin is Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the Faculty of Education and Secondary Initial Teacher Education Program Coordinator at The University of Western Australia. She is a researcher and teacher educator in the fields of Rural and Remote Education, Teacher Education, English Education and Educational Leadership.

She was Convenor of the Third International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education (February 2013).

Her excellence in teaching has been recognised with two Excellence in Teaching Awards (2009, 2002); Nomination for Excellence in Supervision (2012, 2010)and Outstanding Contribution for Student learning (2012).
She teaches on-shore and within the Transnational Program operating in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Her service to the discipline of rural education was acknowledged through the award for Outstanding Professional Service Award Professional Teaching Council of Western Australia (PTCWA) by the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) 2012

Previously, she has worked as a Secondary English Teacher, TAFE Lecturer and Research Consultant.

Her PhD on the topic of the Quality of Worklife of Rural and Remote Teachers in Western Australia, was completed in 2008 while juggling the role of mothering two children.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the Faculty of Education

Secondary Initial Teacher Education Program Coordinator.

Future research

I am expanding my research into the international arena of teacher education and rural and remote education with collaborations and research projects under construction with Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey, a project in a remote Peruvian community and developing opportunities in Indonesia. My aim is to establish a multi-site research project to connect teacher education and rural and remote issues in a global context.

Funding overview

2012 Renewed for 2013 National Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality: Training Schools Project In collaboration with Murdoch University and Curtin University (Department of Education, WA). $386,610.

2012 Teaching Development Funds: Phase II of Identifying inherent requirements to enhance practicum experiences and course outcomes in education (University of Western Australia) $13,000.

2012 Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project Title: Identifying inherent requirements to enhance practicum experiences and course outcomes in education (University of Western Australia) $20,000

2011 National Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality: Training Schools Project In collaboration with Murdoch University and Curtin University (Department of Education, WA). $386,610

2011 Equity Project 2: Equity in Education: Drawing on perspectives and understandings outside education (Australian College of Educators) $20,000

2010 Developing Strategies at the Pre-service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools $217,000. A collaboration between The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University. (Australian Learning and Teaching Council).

2010 Research Collaboration Award (The University of Western Australia) $9,900

2010 National Rural Education Curriculum Writer for ALTC Project Renewing Rural and Regional Teacher Education Curriculum $2000

2008 Impact Evaluation: Graduate Teacher Professional Learning Programme Evaluation $33,580 (Department of Education and Training Western Australia)

Previous positions

Education Consultant/Researcher 1999-2000
Contracts with Curtin University - Curriculum writing, QRD Consulting - NCVER research project

Sessional Lecturer, Curtin University 1998-1999
Education 206 Growth and Development, Communication Skills, English for Technical Communication 100

Lecturer in Charge, Communications, Hedland College, July 1994 - December 1997
Responsible for Curtin University Teacher Education Programme, Workplace Education, Adult Migrant Education, Adult Literacy, Open Learning Centre, Language programmes (Japanese, Spanish, Auslan), Women’s programmes, Trades Communications.

Educational Consultant 1992-1994
Contracts with UWA, UNT, Curriculum development, research and teaching.

School Development Officer, Department of Education, Balga District Office, 1991
Professional development of staff, policy implementation, network facilitator, consultant

Secondary English teacher 1983 - 1990

Current projects

Community expectations and experiences of educational opportunities in a remote Peruvian village: The impact of philanthropic school support

Identifying inherent requirements to enhance practicum experiences and course outcomes in education with Robert Faulkner (Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project, University of Western Australia)

Identifying inherent requirements to enhance practicum experiences and course outcomes in education (Teaching Development Funds: Phase II, University of Western Australia)

Western Australian Combined Universities Training Schools Project. 2013 National Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality: Training Schools Project In collaboration with Murdoch University and Curtin University (Department of Education, WA).

Accreditation of GSE ITE programs

Teaching overview

Current

Learning Effectively: Improving your learning and the learning of others EDUC1102 (Unit Coordinator)

Rural Education in Australia EDUC5416 (Unit Coordinator)

English Curriculum 1 EDUC5460 (Unit Coordinator)

English Curriculum 2 EDUC5470 (Unit Coordinator)

Introduction to Teaching EDUC3303 (Unit Coordinator)

Major Papers EDUC8400 (Unit Coordinator)

School Experience 1 & 2 Supervision (EDUC5500, 5510,
EDUC8481 & EDUC8482)

Previous

Educational Leadership EDUC8612 (Transnational Programmes – Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Perth)

Human Resource Development EDUC8610 (Transnational Programme - Hong Kong)


Study of Teaching
Supervision of Teaching Practicum
Teachers’ Work
Education 206 Growth and Development (Early Childhood and Primary)
Communication Skills 112
Communication Skills (Academic Purposes)
English for Technical Communication 100
Education 201 Communication
Education 202 Interpersonal communication
Business Communication
Education 236/535 Strategies of Teaching
Education 350/564 Curriculum Development and Evaluation 1
Curriculum Development and Evaluation II
Education 230/534 Management of Learning
Education 328/504 Psychology of Adolescent and Adult Learning
Education 227 Evaluation of Student Learning
Education 237 Theory and Practice of Teaching I
Education 238 Theory and Practice of Teaching II
Education 337 Theory and Practice of teaching III
Education 338 Theory and Practice of teaching IV
Education 239 Internship I
Education 240 Internship II
Education 339 Internship III
Education 340 Internship IV
Education 336/547 Instructional Strategies II
Education 329 Post school Education and Training
Education 536/537 Supervised Teaching
Education 234/533 Instructional Media
Education 460 Curriculum Theory and Practice
Education 408 Australian Policy Studies in Education
Education 430 Study of Teaching

Research

I have three main and two minor areas of research focus. My major research is in Rural and Remote Education (within Australia and internationally, Teacher Education (including pre-service and early career development and teacher standards) and English Education (curriculum development and pedagogy). In addition, I am involved in research in Educational Leadership and Higher Education Teaching and Learning. Many of these topics intersect and relate more generally to issues associated with equity and diversity, experiences of disadvantage and internationalisation.

Languages

English
Spanish

Keywords

  • Teacher education
  • Rural education
  • English curriculum education
  • Teacher standards
  • Inherent requirements for professional practice
  • Curriculum studies
  • Pedagogy
  • Early career development
  • Equity and disadvantage in education
  • Internationalisation
  • Educational leadership
  • School management

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Projects 2009 2011

Research Output 2001 2018

  • 136 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 7 Conference paper
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Becoming a teaching professional: ethical and legal issues

Sharplin, E., Howitt, C. & Wake, D. L., 2018, Learning to teach in a new era. Allen, J. & White, S. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 369-413

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