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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Melissa Barnes is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. While her teaching career began in the United States, it is her teaching experiences in Germany, Vietnam, Australia and Brunei that have collectively shaped her understanding of language, literacy, assessment and teacher education in diverse educational contexts. Melissa has been a primary school teacher, a high school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and a university lecturer. She completed her Doctor of Education at the University of Melbourne where she investigated the washback of the TOEFL iBT in English language programs in Vietnam. Melissa has a passion for teaching and assessment, particularly the use of purposeful, formative assessment tasks.

Research interests

Melissa's research interests include Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), Second language assessment, English as an International Language and language and literacy development.

Keywords

  • TESOL
  • Primary Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2016 2018

Australian classrooms: linking theory and practice

Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Education for sustainability: a priority or an "add on"?

Barnes, M., Moore, D. & Almeida, S., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 179-189 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Education for sustainability policies: ramifications for practice

Moore, D., Almeida, S. C. & Barnes, M., 2018, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 43, 11, p. 105-121 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Encouraging language development through an online community: lessons learnt from an action research project

Barnes, M., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 35-47 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Evidence-based learning and teaching: unlocking successful pedagogy

Barnes, M., Phillipson, S. & Gindidis, M., 2018, Evidence-Based Learning and Teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Barnes, M., Gindidis, M. & Phillipson, S. (eds.). Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 257-261 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Activities 2016 2017

  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Executive education programs

Language Teaching Research (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

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Australian Journal of Environmental Education (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Language Assessment Quarterly (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media