Research students

Higher Degree Research students in the International Graduate Centre of Education (IGCE) come from around the world to study at Charles Darwin University. Bringing their understanding of diverse knowledge systems and practices from countries as widespread as Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, China, North America and across Australia. Our location in Northern Australia sets the scene for a research environment rich in industry and community collaboration and a respect for local knowledge.

Our courses encourage students to develop a framework for global learning that will enrich their future contributions to educational research. This framework values  diversity and promotes a spirit of critical inquiry with individuals and communities. We believe in the ability of individuals to collaborate and contribute to transformative possibilities on a local and a global scale. Our students bring knowledge and expertise in learning across organisational, workplace, and community settings in our region. In the IGCE, we utilise these shared resources to grow an internationally aware and locally responsive community of educational researchers.

Students graduate from our degrees with a sense of professional and personal purpose having experienced the chance to work with research staff on real world assignments that effect positive change through global perspectives and industry and community relevance. 

For more information about Higher Degree Research and scholarship opportunities in the International Graduate Centre of Education please visit the CDU research page.

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CandidateCourseFT/PTTopicPrincipal Supervisor
Deasyanti AdilPhDFTPrimary school students experience of their schoolDr Greg Shaw
Jeannie BennettPhDPTTeaching territory style: historical challenges and perspectives from Northern Territory teachers engaging with contextual issues of demographic, geographic and cultural characteristics.Dr Paul Black
Jennifer BuckworthPhDPTRisky Business: experiences of preservice teachers identified as 'at risk' whilst undertaking professional experienceDr Sue Shore
Helena ChesterPhDPTThe construction of freedom through literature for communities of Jehovah's witnessesDr Laurence Tamatea
Janice CrerarPhDPTCommon discourses in science: implications for teaching and learningDr Peter Kell & Dr Sue Shore
Vicki CrowleyPhDPT

Ampere-re Irrimhe Ngetye-lipye/“Safe. Home”: A creative and conceptual exploration, archive and recollection
of Softball and the Indigenous Women of Amoonguna

Dr Sue Shore
Katharina (Anna) FletcherPhDPTHow do student-selected assessment methods affect their attainment of key learning outcomes among primary school studentsDr Greg Shaw
Daile FullerPhDFTPostcolonial Voices: Explicating refugees' everyday experiences as resettlement-learners and resettlement-workers in Australia.Dr Sue Shore
Sara GriffithsPhDPTChildren's lived experience in immigration detentionDr Sue Shore
Ratih KoesoemoPhDFTBecoming an EFL teacher: teaching practice of prospective English foreign language teachers in Surakarta, Central Java, IndonesiaDr Sue Shore
Anne-Marie MariasPhDPTClassroom behaviour management problems in Middle School: teachers' perceptions.Dr Brian Devlin
Carolyn MisonPhDPTTo be announcedDr Sue Smith & Dr Greg Shaw
Amran MohamedPhDFT

Enhancing the visitor's learning experience through the use of interactive media installation at MAGNT's children's historical and cultural Discovery Centre

Dr Laurence Tamatea
Barbara MorrisPhDPT

Careers: mobility, careers and professions

Dr Kathryn Moyle
Wakhid NashruddinPhDFTIntegrating research into undergraduate English teacher education programs in Indonesia: Understanding and managing change. A case study.Dr Ania Lian
Donna RobbinsPhDPTICT in Indigenous contexts: perspectives of Indigenous graduate teachers in remote and very remote settingsDr Greg Shaw
Karen SinclairPhDPTLessons learned: children's constructions of learning, achievement and school lifeDr Brian Devlin & Dr Ania Lian
Ratna SuryaratriPhDFTHelp seeking behaviour of high school students in Indonesia and its impact on academic successDr Greg Shaw
Novuthny HakMastersFTKey Challenges encountered by Cambodian tertiary students when planning their professional careersDr Peter Kell
Tithchanbunnamy LorMastersFTEarly school leaving female students in rural CambodiaDr Gretchen Geng
Keat Tech TanMastersFTInvestigating Australian Higher Education (HE) Quality Assurance (QA) policies and their implementation in teaching and learning to improve HEQA in CambodiaDr Peter Kell
Ly TranMastersFTAn exploration of education quality offered by foreign providers in Cambodian Higher EducationDr Peter Kell

Postgraduate theses supervised by panels including staff members from the School of Education, Charles Darwin University.

First name

Surname

Course

Topic

Susan 

Bandias

MEd (Hons)

The Year 2000 Conundrum: competition, equity and access (2002)

Melodie

Bat

PhD

Learning from the journeys: quality in indigenous teacher education in Australia

Pauline

Bunce

DTch

Alphabet Headaches: Hong Kong's English literacy challenge

Josephine

Caffery

PhD

Linguistics in adult education and its effects on endangered languages

Donovan

Cresdee

PhD

Analysing and teaching signed discourse cohesion, particularly reference, within a story text

Natalie

Davis

Masters by Research

An analysis into the Qld Studies Authority's Senior Syllabi.
The Transition from year 12 to the workforce and the life skills necessary:
are secondary students graduating with the financial skills they require?

Paul

Etherington

Master of Applied Linguistics

Nggem morphology and syntax.

Collette

Foster

DTch

Beginning teacher mentoring in adult and continuing education

Sharon

Gierus

DTch

Mathematics and Indigenous preschoolers: connecting home-community practices with mainstream curriculum

John

Guenther

PhD

Vet as a tool for regional planning and management in Savanna Communities

Yasunori

Hayashi

Masters by Research

An Indigenous Knowledge representation of the Gupapuynu Clan Nation

Damien

Howard

PhD

Conductive Hearing Loss and Behaviour Problems Amongst Urban Indigenous Students

Mikiko

Kawano

DTch

What can teachers do to motivate students?

Kathryn

Mannion

DTch

A study of the Home Literacy Practices in two Indigenous families

Helen

McCarthy

MEd (Hons)

The impact of Flexible Delivery styles and Competency-Based Education on Indigenous students studying the Certificate of General Education for Adults (CGEA) in  Esperance and Kalgoorlie between 1995 and 1997.

Masumi

Nakahara

DTch

Becoming An Intercultural Teacher of Japanese in Australia

Anthea

Nicholls

PhD

The Social Life of the Computer in Ramingining

Jennifer

Overton

PhD

Teacher identity and power relationships in contexts of educational change: A case study of teachers

Nicola

Rolls

PhD

Academic discourses and the twenty first century context: Empowering all students with comprehension and critical engagement

Doreen

Rorrison

PhD

Jumping Through Spinning Hoops, Chance or a Carefully Constructed Learning Journey? a Critical View of the Secondary Practicum

Susana

Saffu

PhD

Adult education and community capacity building: the case of African-Australian women in the Northern Territory

Anne

Scrimgeour

PhD

Colonizers as civilizers: Aboriginal schools and the mission to 'civilize' in South Australia 1839-1845

Karla

Smith

PhD

Case Study on the Iranum in Sabah, Malaysia: Language and decisions

Helen

Spiers

PhD

Indigenous Participation in Health Sciences Education:  Elements of the Institutional Learning Environment Critical for Course Completion

Nicole

Traves

DTch

Against many odds: documenting the journey of Irrkerlantye: a capacity building model for Eastern and Central Arrernte families known as Ngkarte Mikwekenhe Community

Ruth

 Wallace

PhD

Learner Identities and Educational Engagement:  a Framework for Understanding Learner Identities of Northern Australian Regional Learners With Implications for Educational Pedagogy, Policy and Practice

Li

Wang

DEd

Teaching Chinese culture to adult learners in Australia (2003)

Qinjuan

 Zhang

PhD

It's More Than a Piece of Paper: Chinese Students' Experience of Learning in Australia