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Thomas, Lisa K. Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Academic Development - Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCE Portfolio
  • Adult, Vocational and Higher Education - School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Research Overview


  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, Adult, Vocational and Higher Education. My research interests focus on understanding learner characteristics and learning environment design (online, blended and face-to-face) that promote effective, self-directed learning in higher education. My research is also embedded in my work practices within my role in Academic Development where I investigate the development of learning and teaching practices among tertiary teaching staff. I completed my PhD in 2013 in which I investigated self-regulated learning strategies to support student transition to problem-based learning in a graduate medical school. Underpinned by a socio-cognitive perspective of self-regulated learning, my research informs an understanding of the personal, behavioural and environmental factors on adult independent learning. My research and practice are fueled by a passion to understand and enhance the learning and teaching experience for students and teachers in post-secondary education. 

    I am an Associate Editor for the journal of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) and a reviewer for a number of journals including: Computers in Education, International Journal of Academic Development and the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • higher education studies
    • self-regulated learning
    • academic development
    • university teaching
    • learning/teaching with technology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the Use of a Visual Representation to Stimulate Design Thinking of Multiple Stakeholders when Designing Higher Education Courses. Straver, Sabine

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Education, Faculty of Education, Investigating self-regulated learning strategies to support the transition to problem-based learning 2013
  • Masters of Education (coursework) in Information and Communications Technology, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2007
  • B.E. in Primary, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2004

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, Adult, Vocational and Higher Education. My research interests focus on understanding learner characteristics and learning environment design (online, blended and face-to-face) that promote effective, self-directed learning in higher education. My research is also embedded in my work practices within my role in Academic Development where I investigate the development of learning and teaching practices among tertiary teaching staff. I completed my PhD in 2013 in which I investigated self-regulated learning strategies to support student transition to problem-based learning in a graduate medical school. Underpinned by a socio-cognitive perspective of self-regulated learning, my research informs an understanding of the personal, behavioural and environmental factors on adult independent learning. My research and practice are fueled by a passion to understand and enhance the learning and teaching experience for students and teachers in post-secondary education. 

    I am an Associate Editor for the journal of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) and a reviewer for a number of journals including: Computers in Education, International Journal of Academic Development and the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • higher education studies
    • self-regulated learning
    • academic development
    • university teaching
    • learning/teaching with technology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the Use of a Visual Representation to Stimulate Design Thinking of Multiple Stakeholders when Designing Higher Education Courses. Straver, Sabine

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Education, Faculty of Education, Investigating self-regulated learning strategies to support the transition to problem-based learning 2013
  • Masters of Education (coursework) in Information and Communications Technology, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2007
  • B.E. in Primary, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2004
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