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Sheridan, Lynn D. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Lynn’s area of expertise is in Teacher Education with a focus on pre-service teacher development, teacher qualities, non cognitive capabilities, teacher identity formation and mentoring.

    Lynn completed her PhD in 2012.Her PhD thesis titled: Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of ‘Teacher Qualities’ in Secondary Education: A Mixed Method Study was a comprehensive mixed method study that looked a pre-service teachers changing perceptions as they progressed through their course of study.

    Lynn’s current research at UOW involves: 

    • Collaborative project in the area of non-cognitive teacher qualities with national and international partners.
    • Research into supervising teachers judgment making and the use of situational Judgment Testing ( SJT) and Think Alouds to support understanding in the reasoning behind judgment making in teaching
    • Research into mentoring in teacher education
    • A longitudinal study into the effectiveness of the Masters of teaching 

    Prior research projects include: a two-year study collaborative research project on teacher mentoring (AIS/UNSW - 2012-2013), which resulted in the development of a series of mentoring tools for schools and teachers; a National Carrick (ALTC - $200, 000) project in 2007, that looked at the support of sessional staff in universities; and research and use of digital eportfolios in teacher education at UNSW.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

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) Teachers' Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness Casham, Sean

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Lynn’s area of expertise is in Teacher Education with a focus on pre-service teacher development, teacher qualities, non cognitive capabilities, teacher identity formation and mentoring.

    Lynn completed her PhD in 2012.Her PhD thesis titled: Exploring Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of ‘Teacher Qualities’ in Secondary Education: A Mixed Method Study was a comprehensive mixed method study that looked a pre-service teachers changing perceptions as they progressed through their course of study.

    Lynn’s current research at UOW involves: 

    • Collaborative project in the area of non-cognitive teacher qualities with national and international partners.
    • Research into supervising teachers judgment making and the use of situational Judgment Testing ( SJT) and Think Alouds to support understanding in the reasoning behind judgment making in teaching
    • Research into mentoring in teacher education
    • A longitudinal study into the effectiveness of the Masters of teaching 

    Prior research projects include: a two-year study collaborative research project on teacher mentoring (AIS/UNSW - 2012-2013), which resulted in the development of a series of mentoring tools for schools and teachers; a National Carrick (ALTC - $200, 000) project in 2007, that looked at the support of sessional staff in universities; and research and use of digital eportfolios in teacher education at UNSW.

Selected Publications


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) Teachers' Perceptions of Teacher Effectiveness Casham, Sean
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