Amanda Janssen

Theme Leader, Academic Language and Learning Success Program

Amanda Janssen is Theme Leader for the Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP) team. This team works with students and staff from across all campuses to improve and develop academic skills and assessment. In addition she coordinates the LEBA PASS program which is a peer led study program to assist students to improve their marks.

Amanda is also part of the steering group for the ‘External and International Student Orientation’ as well as a key member of the working group to develop university wide resources to promote academic integrity.

She is currently part of the executive team for the Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL).

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Masters in Applied Linguistics from Adelaide University

Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning from Charles Darwin University

B.A. from UNISA

Areas of teaching expertise

Improving assessment design

Developing  curriculum specific literacy

Academic skills development

Promoting academic integrity

Peer Assisted Student Support

Research interests

Assessment design: How students perceive the validity of testing.

Social Semiotics: Meaning in multimodal resources and how this is used to communicate.

Mapping genre and skills requirements from first to final year at university.


Janssen, A. & Rowen, R., 2016. Purpose, Meaning and Alignment: Dual frameworks to scaffold understanifn and design of assessment to enhance the stuent and teacher experience. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 10(1), pp. A191-A205.


T: 08 8946 7238

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School of Academic Language and Learning
Casuarina Campus
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT, 0909