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Turbill, Jan B. Dr.

Honorary Senior Fellow

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Teaching and Learning Consultant - Faculty of Business 2007 -

Overview


Dr Jan Turbill is currently an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Education and has been employed on a part-time contract, as the Teaching and Learning Consultant in the Faculty of Business [formerly Commerce] since 2007. In this role Jan provides advice, guidance and assistance to the Associate Dean (Education) and to academics on all matters relating to teaching and learning in the Faculty. In 2011 Jan as a member of the Business Faculty’s Teaching and Learning Team, was awarded an ALTC Citation for Enhancing professionally relevant learning experiences by embedding graduate qualities in the Commerce curriculum.

 

Jan is a Past President of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA), having held the position of President for eight years (2003-2011). In that role she served on the Reference Panel for the Australian Government’s National Inquiry into Literacy; worked closely with Teaching Australia (now the Australian Institute for Teachers and School Leaders - AITSL), led projects for DEEWR, the federal government, particularly National Literacy and Numeracy Week’s National Reading Day, and served as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Australian Curriculum: English and other projects with ACARA (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority).

 

Jan has advised the NSW Department of Education and Training on various literacy and policy matters and played a key role in the development of the Wollongong Catholic Education’s Literacy and Numeracy Strategy for 2009-2010 and 2011. She has been an active member of the International Reading Association (USA) serving on key committees, including the Publications Committee (two terms) the Reading Research Quarterly International Advisory Group, and the Nominating Committee for new Board Members. She worked as an Academic Mentor for the NSW Department of Education’s, Quality Teaching Projects, for the six years, assisting schools make significant changes to their literacy programs.

 

She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and a Life Member of the Australian College of Educators, Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA.) In 2008 she was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame in the USA.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2007 Looking back to look forward: understanding the present by revisiting the past: an Australian perspective
    Published in   International Journal of Progressive Education

Research Overview


  • Research Interests

    • Literacy development (K-6)
    • Teacher learning and effective professional development
    • The use of technology as a support for literacy learning in the early years of schooling and as a medium for professional learning for teachers.
    • Pedagogy, assessment and standards at the school and higher education level
    • Assurance of Learning in Higher Education

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Lived Experiences of PhD Candidates Journey towards Successful Completion: A Study Using Transcendental Phenomenology Chowdhury, Ahabab

Full Name


  • Dr. Jan B. Turbill

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Business, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2007 Looking back to look forward: understanding the present by revisiting the past: an Australian perspective
    Published in   International Journal of Progressive Education

Research Overview


  • Research Interests

    • Literacy development (K-6)
    • Teacher learning and effective professional development
    • The use of technology as a support for literacy learning in the early years of schooling and as a medium for professional learning for teachers.
    • Pedagogy, assessment and standards at the school and higher education level
    • Assurance of Learning in Higher Education

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Lived Experiences of PhD Candidates Journey towards Successful Completion: A Study Using Transcendental Phenomenology Chowdhury, Ahabab

Full Name


  • Dr. Jan B. Turbill

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Business, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia