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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.

Keywords

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

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Projects 2016 2018

EAL Curriculum Writer

Turner, M. & Barnes, M.

4/07/165/12/16

Project: Consultancy

Research Output 2016 2019

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

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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

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

Open Access
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Prizes

Advancing Women's Research Success Grant

Melissa Barnes (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2016 2017

  • 5 Peer review responsibility
  • 1 Executive education programs

Australian Journal of Environmental 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

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