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Matruglio, Erika S. Dr.

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

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 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


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Teacher Education
    Volume
    44
    Pages
    1 - 13
    ISSN
    0313-5373
    2018

    Published In
    Linguistics and Education
    Volume
    48
    Pages
    76 - 84
    ISSN
    0898-5898
    2018

    Published In
    Literacy
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 8
    ISSN
    1741-4350
    2016

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
    Volume
    39
    Pages
    124 - 134
    ISSN
    1038-1562
    2014

    Published In
    Onomazein: revista de linguistica, filologia y traduccion
    Volume
    Número Especial IX ALSFAL
    Pages
    186 - 213
    ISSN
    0717-1285
    2013

    Published In
    Linguistics and Education
    Volume
    24
    Pages
    50 - 63
    ISSN
    0898-5898
    2013

    Published In
    Linguistics and Education
    Volume
    24
    Pages
    38 - 49
    ISSN
    0898-5898
    2010

    Published In
    Revista Signos: estudios de lengua y literatura
    Volume
    43
    Pages
    433 - 463
    ISSN
    0035-0451
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Knowledge-building: Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory
    Publisher
    Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge
    Pages
    93 - 113
    ISBN
    9780415692335
    2013

    Published In
    Studies in Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis
    Publisher
    Beijing, China: Higher Education Press
    Pages
    72 - 95
    ISBN
    9787040375534
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    Continuum
    Pages
    168 - 184
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2007

    Published In
    Bridging Discourses: ASFLA 2007 Online Proceedings
    Pages
    1 - 17

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 5.30 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) SFL Genre Teaching in Academic Writing at University Level: An Analysis of Lecturers Ability in Critical Thinking Assessment 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 Intersubjective Development in Academic Writing Dinh, Thanh Liem
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A Time of Wonder: Investigating NSW Curriculum Renewal in Senior English for 21st Century Learners. Stafford, Sharyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Revitalising Wiradjuri Language through Dialogic Androgogy Dolan, Lloyd
    Doctor of Philosophy Multimodal critical literacy: The pedagogy of questioning through movies in disadvantaged schools. Badillo Vargas, Carolina

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


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Teacher Education
    Volume
    44
    Pages
    1 - 13
    ISSN
    0313-5373
    2018

    Published In
    Linguistics and Education
    Volume
    48
    Pages
    76 - 84
    ISSN
    0898-5898
    2018

    Published In
    Literacy
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 8
    ISSN
    1741-4350
    2016

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
    Volume
    39
    Pages
    124 - 134
    ISSN
    1038-1562
    2014

    Published In
    Onomazein: revista de linguistica, filologia y traduccion
    Volume
    Número Especial IX ALSFAL
    Pages
    186 - 213
    ISSN
    0717-1285
    2013

    Published In
    Linguistics and Education
    Volume
    24
    Pages
    50 - 63
    ISSN
    0898-5898
    2013

    Published In
    Linguistics and Education
    Volume
    24
    Pages
    38 - 49
    ISSN
    0898-5898
    2010

    Published In
    Revista Signos: estudios de lengua y literatura
    Volume
    43
    Pages
    433 - 463
    ISSN
    0035-0451
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    Knowledge-building: Educational studies in Legitimation Code Theory
    Publisher
    Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge
    Pages
    93 - 113
    ISBN
    9780415692335
    2013

    Published In
    Studies in Functional Linguistics and Discourse Analysis
    Publisher
    Beijing, China: Higher Education Press
    Pages
    72 - 95
    ISBN
    9787040375534
    2010

    Published In
    Appliable Linguistics
    Publisher
    Continuum
    Pages
    168 - 184
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2007

    Published In
    Bridging Discourses: ASFLA 2007 Online Proceedings
    Pages
    1 - 17

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 5.30 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) SFL Genre Teaching in Academic Writing at University Level: An Analysis of Lecturers Ability in Critical Thinking Assessment 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 Intersubjective Development in Academic Writing Dinh, Thanh Liem
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A Time of Wonder: Investigating NSW Curriculum Renewal in Senior English for 21st Century Learners. Stafford, Sharyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Revitalising Wiradjuri Language through Dialogic Androgogy Dolan, Lloyd
    Doctor of Philosophy Multimodal critical literacy: The pedagogy of questioning through movies in disadvantaged schools. Badillo Vargas, Carolina

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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