Staff profile - Bernadette Walker Gibbs

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Aprof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs

Position: Associate Professor in Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: Warrnambool Campus
Phone: +61 3 55633240 +61 3 55633240
Email: bernadette.walker-gibbs@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Affiliations

Queensland College of Teachers
AERA - American Educational Research Association
BERA - British Educational Research Association
ECER- European Educational Research Association


Professional activities

Warrnambool Education Coordinator - School of Education
Academic Board representative
Faculty of Arts and Education Faculty Board
Warrnambool Campus Consultative Committee
School of Education Research and Research Training Committee
School representative -APDC Warrnambool Campus
Faculty of Arts and Education Research and Research Training Committee
Faculty of Arts and Education Access and Equity Reference Group
Faculty of Arts and Education Human Ethics Advisory Group
Deputy Chair Academic Programs Committee (2012)
School of Education Executive representative

Academic

Teaching Interests

ETP101 Teacher/Learner Identities
ETP102 Social Contexts of Education
EE0210 Humanities, Societies and Environments - Warrnambool
EEO310 Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments 2 - Warrnambool


Conferences and seminars

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Kline, Jodie., White, Simone., and Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette (2013). Graduate teacher preparation and experiences in rural contexts: A SETE perspective, International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education - Rural Education on the Global Stage: Connecting for Innovation, University of Western Australia, Perth, 13-15 February Mayer, Diane., Kline, Jodie., and Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette. (2012). Navigating teacher education: Mapping the terrain, surveying the landscape, paper 2, Pre Service Teacher Education: effectiveness across contexts symposium, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) joint conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2-6 December Mayer, Diane., Allard, Andrea., Bates, Richard., Dixon, Mary., Doecke, Brenton., Hodder, Phillipa., Kline, Jodie., Kostogriz, Alex., Rowan, Leonie., Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette., White, Simone., and Wyatt-Smith, Claire. (2012). Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: Analysis of large-scale survey data, Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Adelaide, 2-4 July Mayer, Diane., Allard, Andrea., Bates, Richard., Dixon, Mary., Doecke, Brenton., Hodder, Phillipa., Kline, Jodie., Kostogriz, Alex., Rowan, Leonie., Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette., White, Simone., and Wyatt-Smith, Claire. (2011). Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: A longitudinal study, Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Valuing teacher education: policy, perspectives and partnerships symposium, Victoria University, Melbourne, 3-7 July Walker-Gibbs, B., White, S., Newton, R., Capeness, R., and Hodder, P. (2011). Researching teacher education: Working with industry partners, paper 4, Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: A longitudinal study, Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Valuing teacher education: policy, perspectives and partnerships, Victoria University, Melbourne, 3-7 July Mayer, D., Allard, A., Bates, R., Dixon, M., Doecke, B., Hodder, P., Kline, J., Kostogriz, A., Rowan, L., Walker-Gibbs, B., White, S and Wyatt-Smith, C. (2012) Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: Analysis of large-scale survey data, Australian Teacher Education Association Conference- Going for gold! Reshaping teacher education for the future, Stamford Grand Adelaide, Adelaide,1-4 July REFEREED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2006) with A. Harrison presenter British Educational Research Association (BERA) (2006) Coventry, England European Council of Educational Research (ECER) (2006) Geneva, Switzerland. British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA) Manchester, England. (2004) New Researchers Session. International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, QLD, Australia (2004) (two presentations) Symposium: Lifelong learning and the workplace: Gender Issues; Symposium: Lifelong Learning and regional, rural and remote education. New Zealand/Australian Association of Research in Education, Auckland, New Zealand (2003).

Awards

Awards and prizes

2007 University Excellence in Supervision Award (Postgraduate)(CQU)
2005 Receipient Dean's Award for Emerging Researcher (CQU)
2003 Receipient Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (CQU)
2003 Nominee for Australian Universities Teaching Award and Nominee University Teaching Award (CQU)


Research

Research projects

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grant LP110100003 "Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: a longitudinal study" D.Mayer, B.Doecke, M.Dixon, A.Kostogriz, A.Allard, S.White, B.Walker-Gibbs, L.Rowan, C.Wyatt-Smith, R.Bates.
2012-2013
Deakin University Participation and Partnerships Program Grant. Widening Horizons Project $75000 and $40 000 respectively

2012
Longitudinal Teacher Workforce Main Study (LTWMS)
DEEWR.with Diane Mayer, Brenton Doeke, Richard Bates, Alex Kostigriz, Julianne Moss, Jodie Kline, Suzanne North $775 998


2011: Deakin University Participation & Partnerships Program Grant (With Julianne Lynch): Academic Skills and Mentoring Program: U.Life in partnership with Warrnambool College. $14,784.

2010/2011: Strengthening work integrated learning (WIL) experiences for rural teacher education students: exploring community based partnerships: (With Assoc Prof Simone White, Assoc Prof Maxine Cooper, Dr Michelle Ortlip) - Deakin University/Ballarat University Collaboration Fund. $20 000; DEECD: $27 000;

New rural governance and joined-up government: COnflict or compatibility? (With Assoc Prof Kevin O'Toole) - $5000 grant

Parents Participation in Schools (with Kristy Hess) -$1500
2009 Regional and rural schools and their communities $10,000.00 (Including A/Prof Christopher Hickey, Prof. Russell Tytler, A/Prof Ian Robottom, Dr. Simone White, Dr. Lyn Harrison, Dr. Damian Blake)

2009 A/Prof Alex Kostogriz, Dr Ruth Arber, Dr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Simone White & Dr Joanne OMara (Mentor: Professor Diane Mayer) The professional practice of beginning teachers: What counts as effective teaching in disadvantaged schools $6,617.45
Creating communities of practice: Experiencing university teaching and learning in virtual immersive social environments. (including Janette Grenfell, Ian Warren, Fiona Phillips, Tanya king, Bronwyn Kirby, Deirdre Quinn Allan, Bernadette Walker Gibbs, Chad Whelan)


Research interests

I have worked and researched the area of new literacies/technologies and more broadly towards increasing networks and partnerships between universities, schools and communities for the last 15 years and this work has resulted in numerous publications in journals and edited commercial books. Most significantly my PhD thesis entitled Re-conceptualising visual literacy: A post-Literacy approach looked at the changing generational understanding of children with regards to visual and mediated realities. In my thesis I used the theorist Jean Baudrillards concepts of simulacra, hyperreality and seduction to argue that childrens worlds today are more complex than in the past and that schools are not well equipped to deal with these complexities. My research has been in rural and regional school and university contexts where the focus has been on helping develop skills for the 21st Century in these communities. High on my list of priorities are notions of social capital, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in order to better equip students to not only work in regional communities but to enhance the communities they live in by actively engaging with and enhancing the social and cultural capital of the local environment.


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=walkebea


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