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Sheridan, Lynn Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 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) 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


  • 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) 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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