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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Melissa Barnes is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, working within the fields of teacher education, assessment, policy and TESOL. She teaches and leads research initiatives that focus on policy construction, interpretation and enactment, with a focus on how policies, including structures such as curriculum and assessments, impact and shape teaching and learning. She has published in journals such as Critical Studies in Education, Discourse and English for Academic Purposes, among others. Melissa has been a classroom teacher in the US, Germany, Vietnam and Australia, collectively shaping her understanding and approach to teaching and learning. 

Research interests

Melissa's research interests include Policy, Assessment, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Sustainability, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), English as an International Language and language and literacy development.

Research area keywords

  • Policy
  • TESOL
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Framing analysis
  • Teacher Effectiveness
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Mixed method research

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Projects

EAL Curriculum Writer

Turner, M. & Barnes, M.

4/07/165/12/16

Project: Consultancy

Research Output

Creating ‘advantageous’ spaces for migrant and refugee youth in regional areas: a local approach

Barnes, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Educational social media tools: promoting student investment and language identity in the midst of digital surveillance

Barnes, M., 2019, In : Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics. 2, 2, p. 47-60 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Physical education across the international media: a five-year analysis

Hyndman, B., SueSee, B., McMaster, N., Harvey, S., Jefferson-Buchanan, R., Cruickshank, V., Barnes, M. & Pill, S., 20 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Sport, Education and Society. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Supporting EAL students in regional contexts: "It creates a huge workload and often times disappointment"

Barnes, M., Al-Shwayli, S. & Matthews, P., Dec 2019, In : TESOL in Context. 28, 1, p. 45-63 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Sustainability in Australian schools: a cross-curriculum priority?

Barnes, M., Moore, D. & Almeida, S., Dec 2019, In : Prospects. 47, 4, p. 377-392 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

Advancing Women's Research Success Grant

Melissa Barnes (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Executive education programs

Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

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

Language Teaching Research (Journal)

Melissa Barnes (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

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

Australian Journal of Environmental 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

Addressing the Needs of EAL students in the primary school classroom

Melissa Barnes (Speaker)
2016 → …

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsExecutive education programs

Press / Media

How to help your kids with homework (without doing it for them)

Melissa Barnes & Katrina Tour

24/01/204/02/20

5 Media contributions

Press/Media: Article/Feature

Exploring the consequences of education policy

Melissa Barnes

15/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaPodcasts