Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Annette Green

Dr Annette Green

BA, University of Canterbury; M Ed, Charles Sturt University; PhD, Sydney

I came to CSU from a background in both secondary and adult education with a special interest in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) education. In my time at CSU. I have worked on the Vocational Education and Training (VET) teacher education programs as well as the Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) industry entry and on campus teacher education courses. A major part of my role has been arranging industry (in school) extended experiences and learning opportunities. Through the experiences and networks of employers developed, I have established an excellent reputation for my programs, which is essential for repeated invitations to provide placements for students. I am currently focusing on teaching and writing subjects in LLN for VET students.

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I successfully completed my thesis entitled Bridging two worlds: From industry to school in 2012, graduating with a Doctor in Philosophy from the University of Sydney. The thesis was based on longitudinal study of the first three years of teaching for 12 graduates of the industry entry B Ed TAS program. I am currently working on writing some journal articles from this thesis, with one in review currently for an international journal.

My research interests include VET in Schools, teacher induction and identity formation as well as VET research into young people learning in the workplace. My current research focus, as part of my doctoral studies, has been on teachers from industry as they began their teaching careers after completing an accelerated teacher training program at CSU. The study explored the attitudes, approaches and values these new teachers brought to their new career during their internship and their experiences of teaching. By using thematic analysis combined with critical discourse analysis, the study documented some of the changes to the senior secondary system in the rural sector with the shift to offering more vocationally orientated courses in schools.

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I have taught in both VET and TAS during my time at CSU. The subjects in which I have taken particular interest include academic literacy and the teaching of adult literacy, numeracy and language in vocational education as well as in post-compulsory education. I have completed two new online subjects - Teaching Literacy to Adults and Teaching Numberacy to Adults as part of the VET suite of courses. I have also taught subjects concerned with teaching & learning; educational theory; Behaviour and Classroom Management, Literacy across the Curriculum; Professional Practice; Curriculum Studies and Vocational Education  I have a passion for distance education and use all online media available to connect with and support my students, recently including podcasts to my repertoire. In August 2010,  I was presented with the Faculty of Education individual award for Academic Excellence.

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  • AVETRA (the peak body for VET research in Australia)
  • ATEA
  • VETNETWork
  • School of Education Assessment Committee
  • School of Education Staffing Committee
  • Pedagogy, Education and Practice research group as part of RIPPLE

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  • Green, A. (Forthcoming) Teacher induction, identity and pedagogy: Hearing the voices of mature early career teachers from an industry background. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
  • Brennan Kemmis, R & Green, A. (In Press) Vocational Education and Training teachers' perceptions of their pedagogy. International Journal of Training Research, Vol 11, August 2013.
  • Brennan Kemmis, R & Green, A. (2010) Communicating with senior students. In R. Ewing & T Lowrie (Eds) Teaching and communicating: Reframing professional experiences. Oxford Press: UK. (Book chapter)
  • Green, A. (2009) Teachers from industry: from work to school. AVETRA Annual Conference, Sydney, 15th-17th April.
  • Green, A. (2009). Work to school: teachers from industry. ATEA Annual Conference, Albury, 28th June - 1st July.
  • Green, A. (2008). Problem based learning and internship: moving from industry to school. AVETRA Annual Conference, April. Adelaide, 3rd -4th April.
  • Smith, E & Green, A. (2007) The place of work in school students' lives. In S. Knipe (Ed). (2007). Middle Years Schooling: Reframing Adolescence. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia. Pp 39 - 58. (Book chapter)
  • Green, L, Hemmings, B. & Green A. (2007) Career change and motivation: A matter of balance, Australian Journal of Career Development, Vol 16, No. 1 (Pp20-27)

View full publication list on the CSU Research Output database (CRO)

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