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Jones, Pauline T. Dr

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Education

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong.  Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, literacy development and disciplinary dialogue. 

    Her current research - undertaken with colleagues from UOW and Charles Sturt University - involves the nature of creativity and innovation in the disciplines of Science, English and History and how such skills and attributes develop across the years of schooling and beyond through dialogue with others. She has recently led the Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT) project, a local study of literacy development from preschool to junior secondary. She is also chief investigator on an ARC grant investigating the use of multimodal texts in tertiary science classrooms.  Her doctoral students work in a range of areas including multimodality, online learning, classroom discourse studies, literacy development and curriculum in schools and tertiary settings and teacher professional development.

    In 2019 she is co-convenor (with Dr Shoshana Dreyfus) of the Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) research group. IDEAS is focussed on the application of theories of linguistics and semiotics to a broad range of social issues. Its membership comprises an intergenerational group of scholars from across UOW and beyond who meet fortnightly in a program of seminars, workshops, and student presentations.


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Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>"Literacy is the ultimate transformative technology" - Professor Peter Freebody<br /><br />Literacy research, which Associate Professor Jones has led and/or contributed to, has had significant impact in academic and professional contexts. The Language and Literacy research team at UOW has established an admirable record of research impact as indicated by successful competitive national grants, contributions to curriculum and policy and industry partnerships focused on teachers’ professional learning. Associate Professor Jones’ own research endeavours reflect a long-standing commitment to language and literacy education, to its potential for individual and social transformation and to the importance of teacher quality in that enterprise.  Her scholarly publications and output attest to her impact in the field; for example, 23 papers in Research Online have been downloaded more than 23,000 times by over 1000 institutions in 165 countries since 2010. </p><p></p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Literacy transitions across school and university settings

    Multimodal literacies

    Classroom discourse

    Students' metasemiotic development

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Cerita: A pedagogical model for teaching narratives to lower secondary school students in Indonesia Damayanti, Ika Lestari
    Doctor of Philosophy Bridging the Gap - Science teachers; Linguistic knowledge and students; Literacy needs Rutherford Vale, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring semiosis in Australian tertiary students representation of science within a systemic functional linguistics framework Turney, Annette
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A Time of Wonder: Investigating NSW Curriculum Renewal in Senior English for 21st Century Learners. Stafford, Sharyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Multimodal critical literacy: The pedagogy of questioning through movies in disadvantaged schools. Badillo Vargas, Carolina
    Doctor of Philosophy Blended Learning Enironments: How interpersonal relations support knowledge construction Googol, Nasim

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Associate Professor Pauline Jones has been a teacher educator for over 20 years. She has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of English curriculum and pedagogy, TESOL, dialogic pedagogy and educational research.  She is co-author, with Beverly Derewianka, of Teaching Language in Context 2nd Ed (OUP 2016). She often works with professional teachers' associations including the NSW Teachers' Federation, the Primary English Teaching Association (PETAA) and the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA). Her recent publications include 'Talking the Talk: Snapshots from Australian Classrooms' (co-edited with Professor Alyson Simpson and Dr Anne Thwaite) for PETAA.

Keywords


  • digital literacy
    multimodality
    disciplinary literacies
    educational linguistics
    classroom discourse




     

Full Name


  • Pauline T Jones

Mailing Address


  • c/o School of Education Faculty of Social Sciences

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong.  Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, literacy development and disciplinary dialogue. 

    Her current research - undertaken with colleagues from UOW and Charles Sturt University - involves the nature of creativity and innovation in the disciplines of Science, English and History and how such skills and attributes develop across the years of schooling and beyond through dialogue with others. She has recently led the Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT) project, a local study of literacy development from preschool to junior secondary. She is also chief investigator on an ARC grant investigating the use of multimodal texts in tertiary science classrooms.  Her doctoral students work in a range of areas including multimodality, online learning, classroom discourse studies, literacy development and curriculum in schools and tertiary settings and teacher professional development.

    In 2019 she is co-convenor (with Dr Shoshana Dreyfus) of the Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) research group. IDEAS is focussed on the application of theories of linguistics and semiotics to a broad range of social issues. Its membership comprises an intergenerational group of scholars from across UOW and beyond who meet fortnightly in a program of seminars, workshops, and student presentations.


Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>"Literacy is the ultimate transformative technology" - Professor Peter Freebody<br /><br />Literacy research, which Associate Professor Jones has led and/or contributed to, has had significant impact in academic and professional contexts. The Language and Literacy research team at UOW has established an admirable record of research impact as indicated by successful competitive national grants, contributions to curriculum and policy and industry partnerships focused on teachers’ professional learning. Associate Professor Jones’ own research endeavours reflect a long-standing commitment to language and literacy education, to its potential for individual and social transformation and to the importance of teacher quality in that enterprise.  Her scholarly publications and output attest to her impact in the field; for example, 23 papers in Research Online have been downloaded more than 23,000 times by over 1000 institutions in 165 countries since 2010. </p><p></p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Literacy transitions across school and university settings

    Multimodal literacies

    Classroom discourse

    Students' metasemiotic development

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Cerita: A pedagogical model for teaching narratives to lower secondary school students in Indonesia Damayanti, Ika Lestari
    Doctor of Philosophy Bridging the Gap - Science teachers; Linguistic knowledge and students; Literacy needs Rutherford Vale, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring semiosis in Australian tertiary students representation of science within a systemic functional linguistics framework Turney, Annette
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A Time of Wonder: Investigating NSW Curriculum Renewal in Senior English for 21st Century Learners. Stafford, Sharyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Multimodal critical literacy: The pedagogy of questioning through movies in disadvantaged schools. Badillo Vargas, Carolina
    Doctor of Philosophy Blended Learning Enironments: How interpersonal relations support knowledge construction Googol, Nasim

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Associate Professor Pauline Jones has been a teacher educator for over 20 years. She has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of English curriculum and pedagogy, TESOL, dialogic pedagogy and educational research.  She is co-author, with Beverly Derewianka, of Teaching Language in Context 2nd Ed (OUP 2016). She often works with professional teachers' associations including the NSW Teachers' Federation, the Primary English Teaching Association (PETAA) and the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA). Her recent publications include 'Talking the Talk: Snapshots from Australian Classrooms' (co-edited with Professor Alyson Simpson and Dr Anne Thwaite) for PETAA.

Keywords


  • digital literacy
    multimodality
    disciplinary literacies
    educational linguistics
    classroom discourse




     

Full Name


  • Pauline T Jones

Mailing Address


  • c/o School of Education Faculty of Social Sciences

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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