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Sheridan, Lynn Dr.

Senior Lecturer

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

Overview


Lynn Sheridan researches in the area of education, specifically in teacher education and higher education. She focuses on aspects include teachers personal attributes – resilience adaptability, self efficacy and job engagement, teacher development and identify and teacher mentoring.

Lynn's teaching expertise is in professional studies in teacher education and adult education.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Overview

    Lynn’s research focuses on the role of personal attributes of teachers concerning teaching success, retention, identity, and career satisfaction. Her involvement in this international research is contributing to more nuance understandings on the role of personal attributes (e.g., resilience, adaptability, self-efficacy, job engagement & emotional management) in the everyday work of professionals. Lynn’s research is contributing to a nuance understanding on how to enhance the personal attributes of teachers using context rich classroom scenarios (i.e., situational judgment tests (SJTs) and scenario-based learning (SBL). Recent trials of feedback loops and reflection are being used to assist in the development (‘teacher readiness’) of initial teacher candidates.

    This research is important as it is contributing to the development of research-based methodologies to assist in the support and development of teachers. Other empirical research in this area is focusing on extending theory on the phenomenon of resilience and adaptability of professions within local contexts. Recent local work (University of Wollongong) is focusing on expanding understanding of how individuals (nurses & teachers) and organisations (hospitals & schools) enact resilience and adaptability during every day and crisis (COVID-19) challenges. Currently this work is being extended to include cross-cultural comparisons in range of country locations (New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Hong Kong). The aim is to benefit the well-being of professional, which is closely tied to their ability to adapt to workplace challenges.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Teachers Personal Attributes/Qualities
    Teacher Mentoring
    Teacher Development/Identity/Formation
    Education

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring Special needs: Teacher's Identification and Challenges of special needs students in Saudi Arabian Mainstream Classes. Almutairi, Wafa
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the artistry in teaching practice Casham, Sean
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Vocational Education and Training (VET) for Australian prisoners: Qualifications that support re-entry into society. Shin, Anthony

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Overview

    Lynn’s research focuses on the role of personal attributes of teachers concerning teaching success, retention, identity, and career satisfaction. Her involvement in this international research is contributing to more nuance understandings on the role of personal attributes (e.g., resilience, adaptability, self-efficacy, job engagement & emotional management) in the everyday work of professionals. Lynn’s research is contributing to a nuance understanding on how to enhance the personal attributes of teachers using context rich classroom scenarios (i.e., situational judgment tests (SJTs) and scenario-based learning (SBL). Recent trials of feedback loops and reflection are being used to assist in the development (‘teacher readiness’) of initial teacher candidates.

    This research is important as it is contributing to the development of research-based methodologies to assist in the support and development of teachers. Other empirical research in this area is focusing on extending theory on the phenomenon of resilience and adaptability of professions within local contexts. Recent local work (University of Wollongong) is focusing on expanding understanding of how individuals (nurses & teachers) and organisations (hospitals & schools) enact resilience and adaptability during every day and crisis (COVID-19) challenges. Currently this work is being extended to include cross-cultural comparisons in range of country locations (New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Hong Kong). The aim is to benefit the well-being of professional, which is closely tied to their ability to adapt to workplace challenges.

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Teachers Personal Attributes/Qualities
    Teacher Mentoring
    Teacher Development/Identity/Formation
    Education

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring Special needs: Teacher's Identification and Challenges of special needs students in Saudi Arabian Mainstream Classes. Almutairi, Wafa
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the artistry in teaching practice Casham, Sean
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Vocational Education and Training (VET) for Australian prisoners: Qualifications that support re-entry into society. Shin, Anthony
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