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Matruglio, Erika Dr.

Deputy Head of Students (International) | Senior Lecturer in TESOL | TESOL Distance Strand Coordinator

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Education

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research explores the complexities of the connections between language, knowledge, and values and is driven by the need to understand how these connections differ according to discipline. I focus particularly on the construction of interpersonal stance in student writing, disciplinary differences in student literacy practices, the knowledge practices and values underpinning school subjects and educational linguistics generally. I completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Technology, Sydney (2014), in which I explored the differential literacy demands of high stakes writing in senior secondary humanities subjects and for which I was awarded a Highly Commended award in the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association inaugural Doctoral Thesis Award, recognising impact within the field of Literacy Teaching and Learning in Australia.

    My publications and research draws on complementary theories of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory to explore the nature of literacy practices in schooling. They engage with topics such as the nature of classroom discourse, conditions which enable cumulative knowledge building, disciplinarity and the demands of writing in the disciplines. Throughout all these publications I maintain a strong commitment to making the demands for success in schooling clear so they can be communicated to students and teachers and so that pedagogies which provide the most scope for learning for all students, including disadvantaged and minority students, may be developed.

Selected Publications


Presentations


Impact Story


  • <p>My research responds to the need to understand differential successes that students have in reading and writing for learning and high-stakes assessments as they progress through the years of schooling. I am particularly concerned with understanding differences in literacy practices in different subjects or disciplines and with helping to support teachers to teach students, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy and academic outcomes for students. I have a field-weighted citation impact of 2.54 indicating a strong influence in the fields of literacy education and applied linguistics. This impact is largely a result of interdisciplinary work investigating pedagogy supportive of cumulative knowledge-building and literacy development in the secondary school context.</p><p></p><p></p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Discourse Analysis

    Academic Writing

    Interpersonal meaning

    Genre

    Systemic Functional Linguistics

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Languaging Critical Thinking as a Process of Meaning Making in Student Argumentative Writing Hutasuhut, Mahmud Layan
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring semiosis in Australian tertiary students representation of science within a systemic functional linguistics framework Turney, Annette
    Doctor of Philosophy Supporting Vietnamese EFL University Students’ Development of Argumentative Writing through Systemic Functional Linguistics-based Genre Pedagogy Dinh, Thanh Liem
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Multimodal critical literacy: The pedagogy of questioning through movies in disadvantaged schools. Badillo Vargas, Carolina
    Doctor of Philosophy Multimodal Literacy and English for Special Purposes: Using Video Compositions as a Language Learning Tool in the University Setting Hellwig, Anne
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Content and language integrated learning in Vietnamese EFL Buddhist tertiary education: challenges, benefits and implementation. Phan, Tri Cuong

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Education, Humanities Humanity: Construing the social in HSC Modern and Ancient History, Society and Culture, and Community and Family Studies 2014
  • M.A. in Applied Linguistics 2003 - 2004
  • M. Teach, University of Sydney, (German and Indonesian) 1997
  • B.A. in German and Indonesian, University of Sydney 1993 - 1995

Mailing Address


  • school of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

    Room 318, Building 67

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research explores the complexities of the connections between language, knowledge, and values and is driven by the need to understand how these connections differ according to discipline. I focus particularly on the construction of interpersonal stance in student writing, disciplinary differences in student literacy practices, the knowledge practices and values underpinning school subjects and educational linguistics generally. I completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Technology, Sydney (2014), in which I explored the differential literacy demands of high stakes writing in senior secondary humanities subjects and for which I was awarded a Highly Commended award in the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association inaugural Doctoral Thesis Award, recognising impact within the field of Literacy Teaching and Learning in Australia.

    My publications and research draws on complementary theories of Systemic Functional Linguistics and Legitimation Code Theory to explore the nature of literacy practices in schooling. They engage with topics such as the nature of classroom discourse, conditions which enable cumulative knowledge building, disciplinarity and the demands of writing in the disciplines. Throughout all these publications I maintain a strong commitment to making the demands for success in schooling clear so they can be communicated to students and teachers and so that pedagogies which provide the most scope for learning for all students, including disadvantaged and minority students, may be developed.

Selected Publications


Presentations


Impact Story


  • <p>My research responds to the need to understand differential successes that students have in reading and writing for learning and high-stakes assessments as they progress through the years of schooling. I am particularly concerned with understanding differences in literacy practices in different subjects or disciplines and with helping to support teachers to teach students, with the ultimate goal of improving literacy and academic outcomes for students. I have a field-weighted citation impact of 2.54 indicating a strong influence in the fields of literacy education and applied linguistics. This impact is largely a result of interdisciplinary work investigating pedagogy supportive of cumulative knowledge-building and literacy development in the secondary school context.</p><p></p><p></p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Discourse Analysis

    Academic Writing

    Interpersonal meaning

    Genre

    Systemic Functional Linguistics

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Languaging Critical Thinking as a Process of Meaning Making in Student Argumentative Writing Hutasuhut, Mahmud Layan
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring semiosis in Australian tertiary students representation of science within a systemic functional linguistics framework Turney, Annette
    Doctor of Philosophy Supporting Vietnamese EFL University Students’ Development of Argumentative Writing through Systemic Functional Linguistics-based Genre Pedagogy Dinh, Thanh Liem
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Multimodal critical literacy: The pedagogy of questioning through movies in disadvantaged schools. Badillo Vargas, Carolina
    Doctor of Philosophy Multimodal Literacy and English for Special Purposes: Using Video Compositions as a Language Learning Tool in the University Setting Hellwig, Anne
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Content and language integrated learning in Vietnamese EFL Buddhist tertiary education: challenges, benefits and implementation. Phan, Tri Cuong

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Education, Humanities Humanity: Construing the social in HSC Modern and Ancient History, Society and Culture, and Community and Family Studies 2014
  • M.A. in Applied Linguistics 2003 - 2004
  • M. Teach, University of Sydney, (German and Indonesian) 1997
  • B.A. in German and Indonesian, University of Sydney 1993 - 1995

Mailing Address


  • school of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

    Room 318, Building 67

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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