Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Beverley Moriarty

Dr Beverley Moriarty

AMusA; Dip. Teach; BEd; MEd and PhD (The University of Western Australia)

Beverley joined Charles Sturt University in 2008 as Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of School (for three years) in the School of Teacher Education at Dubbo and became Head of Campus in 2009-2014, concurrent with her substantive position.

Originally from Western Australia, Beverley taught for 15 years in schools and at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University (both after completing her PhD at The University of Western Australia in 1991) before moving to Queensland in 1993. For 14 years, Beverley was the Sub-Dean in Education at Central Queensland University.

Beverley has a particular interest in working with students as they transition into postgraduate studies and commence their research training. She enjoys working with staff and former students on joint research projects and mentoring those who wish to move into publication. Beverley has marked numerous doctoral theses for other universities. Alone and with others, she has won 5 teaching awards and 1 research award, published 1 co-authored book, 12 book chapters, 37 refereed journal articles and a number of other publications. 

Beverley's Google Scholar profile can be found here.

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Beverley's most widely cited research relates to self-efficacy, learning environments and the Mathematics for Initial Teacher Education Students (MITES) project and the research that she did as a member of the Australian Traveller Education Research Team (with P. A. Danaher and Geoff Danaher) between 1993 and 2009.

Doctoral Thesis
Moriarty, B. J. (1991). Self-efficacy and learning environments (The University of Western Australia).

Research Award:
Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Award for Excellence in a Book or Non-Print Production Detailing Research: Joint recipient. Awarded for contribution to the publication of P. A. Danaher (ed.). Beyond the Ferris Wheel: Educating Queensland Show Children (CQU Press, Rockhampton, 1998). (Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia)

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Most of Beverley's current teaching is in research Methods subjects for students in MEd degrees with various specialisations and Graduate Certificate in Educational Research.

Teaching Awards:

  • 2012: Academic Excellence Award: For sustained excellence in teaching (Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University)
  • 2010: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University
  • 2008: Lecturer of the Year: National finalist for CSU (Unijobs http://www.lectureroftheyear.com.au/winners_list_2008.php)
  • 2002: Vice Chancellor's Award for Quality Teaching: Joint recipient (Central Queensland University)
  • 2002: Dean's Award for Quality Teaching: Joint recipient (Faculty of Education and Creative Arts, CQU)

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Current Memberships in Professional Associations

  • Australian Teacher Education Association
  • Australian Association for Research in Education

University and Community Committees

  • Tony McGrane Memorial Scholarship Committee
  • School of Teacher Education Research Committee
  • Diocesan Catholic Education Committee, Diocese of Bathurst

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Book Chapters

  • Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2016). Pre-service teachers, Aboriginal students and the cross-cultural 'playing field': Empowering futures. In T. Brabazon, Play: A theory of learning and change (p. 83-94). New York: Springer.
  • Moriarty, B. & Wightman, L. (2016). Alternative models of learning: Thinking and teaching. In T. Brabazon, Play: A theory of learning and change (p. 107-117). New York: Springer.

Journal Articles

  • Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2016). Lifelong Learning theory and pre-service teachers' development of knowledge and dispositions to work with Australian Aboriginal students. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning 31, 1-9.
  • Moriarty, B., & Bennet, M. (2016). Practicing teachers' reflections: Indigenous Australian student mobility and implications for teacher education. Social Inclusion 4(1), 32-41.
  • Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2015). Language, relationships and pedagogical practices: Pre-service teachers in an Indigenous context. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning 10(1), 1-12.
  • Moriarty, B. (2014). Research design and the predictive power of measures of self-efficacy. Issues In Educational Research, 24(1), 55-66.
  • Wightman, L., & Moriarty, B. (2012). Lifelong learning and becoming a mother: evaluation of the Young Parents Program. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31(5), 555-567.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2013). Impacting practice: The undergraduate teacher and the Aboriginal student. Knowledge makers and notice teachers: Teacher education research impacting policy and practice, Australian Teacher Education Association.
  • Wightman, L., & Moriarty, B. (2012). Pathways and partnerships: Preparing teachers to build expectations and capacity among teenage parents. Australian Teacher Education Association.
  • Moriarty, B. (2011). Mathematics for Initial Teacher Education Students (MITES): Developing self-efficacy and competence in Mathematics and teaching Mathematics. Valuing teacher education: Policy, perspectives and partnerships. Australian Teacher Education Association.

Other Presentations

  • O'Neill, S., Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2016). Professionalism and citizenship: Pre-service teacher tension in the cross-cultural space. Presentation at the EFPI Summit, Sydney: 13-14 April.
  • Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2015). Professionalism and citizenship: Pre-service teacher tension in the cross-cultural space. Presentation at the EFPI Summit, Sydney: 8-9 April.
  • Bennet, M., & Moriarty, B. (2014). Working with Aboriginal students and their communities: The 3 R's Model of Empowerment. Presentation at the EFPI Summit, Sydney: 9-10 April.

Ten Career-Best Publications 

  • Moriarty, B., Danaher, P. A., & Danaher, G. (2008). Freire and dialogical pedagogy: A means for interrogating opportunities and challenges in Australian postgraduate supervision. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 27(4), 431-441.
  • Moriarty, B. J. (2004). Inter-systemic research and collaboration: Ethical and political dimensions and elements of risk among co-operative communities. In P. Coombes, et. al., Strategic Uncertainties pp 143-154). Flaxton, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia: Post Pressed.
  • Moriarty, B. J., Danaher, P. A., & Danaher, G. R. (2003). Situating and interrogating contemporary Australian rural education research. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 18(3), 133-138.
  • Moriarty, B. J., & Gray, B. (2003). Future directions: A model for educational partnerships in Australia. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 18(3), 159-163.
  • Moriarty, B. J., & Hallinan, P. M. (2001). In whose interests? Possibilities and potential juxtaposed in reflecting on research with Australian circus communities. Queensland Journal of Educational Research, 17(2), 221-236.
  • Moriarty, B. J. (2000). Australian circuses as cooperative communities. International Journal of Educational Research, 33(3), 297-307.
  • Danaher, P. A., Hallinan, P. M., & Moriarty, B. J. (1999). Educating Australian circus children: Strategies to reinvigorate rural education. Education in Rural Australia, 91), 1-8.
  • Punch, K. F., & Moriarty, B. J. (1997). Cooperative and competitive learning environments and their effects on behaviour, self-efficacy, and achievement. The Alberta Journal of Educational Psychology, XLIII(2/3), 158-160.
  • Moriarty, B., Douglas, G., Punch, K., & Hattie, J. (1995). The importance of self-efficacy as a mediating variable between learning environments and achievement. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 65(1), 73-84.
  • Moriarty, B. J. (1991). Competitive learning environments: Crucial elements affecting self-efficacy and achievement. Education Research and Perspectives, 182, 80-90.

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

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