Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Deb Clarke

Dr Deb Clarke

EdD, MEd, BEd, DipTch

Deb is a senior lecturer in Health and Physical Education Curriculum. She teaches in a range of undergraduate courses and supervises Honours and PhD students. Deb has worked at five NSW tertiary institutions and previous to her academic life was a Health and Physical Education teacher and Faculty Director in NSW secondary schools. Deb is interested in improving the quality of learning and teaching in Higher Education. Deb was an author of the Personal and Social Capacity General Capability of the Australian Curriculum, and author of the NSW Board of Studies Years 7-10 and Stage 6 PDHPE syllabuses.

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Deb teaches in the disciplines of Health and Physical Education at undergraduate level and research methods at postgraduate level. Subjects include:

  • Contemporary Perspectives of Health,
  • Curriculum Method PDHPE,
  • Educational Research: Culture, design & development,
  • Educational Research: Methods & Practices, and
  • Education Honours Dissertation.

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Deb's research relates to learning and teaching in higher education, scholarship of teaching and learning, Indigenous Education, authentic assessment, Australian curriculum particularly the General Capabilities, and communities of practice.

Grants:

  • Clarke, D., Partridge, L., & Petersen, L. (July 2014). Higher Education, Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Strategic Funding Grant. New Scholars Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Online Module Development. $5000
  • Clarke, D., Partridge, L., & Petersen, L. (2013). Higher Education, Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Seeding Grant. Design of New Scholars Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Seminar Series $2500

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  • Associate Editor Higher Education, Research and Development (HERD) Journal 2014-2017 (ERA A* rated journal)
  • Elected member of Higher Education, Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Executive Committee 2011-2015
  • Elected Treasurer, Higher Education, Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) 2011-2015
  • Inaugural Chair, New Scholars Portfolio HERDSA 2011-2015
  • Co-Chair HERDSA Special Interest Group: Students as Researchers (July 2014-)
  • School of Teacher Education Representative on Faculty of Arts and Education Courses Committee 2015-2016
  • Member of School of Teacher Education Learning and Teaching Committee

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Perry, Y., Petrie, K., Buckley, H., Cavanagh, L., Clarke, D., Winslade, M., Hadzi-Pavloviv, D.,Manicavasagar, V., & Christensen, H. (in press). Effects of a classroom based educational resource on adolescent mental health literacy. Journal of Adolescence.

Llewellynn, A. & Clarke, D. (2013). How are CSU advertising students being prepared to be industry-ready graduates? Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 4(1), 73–84. ISSN 1838-3815

Clarke, D. & Llewellynn, A. (2012). Examining the efficacy of a work-based learning project: Preparing new academics to teach in higher education. Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 13(3), 147-158. ISSN 1175-2882

Clarke, D., Litchfield, C, & Drinkwater, E. (2011). Supporting Exercise Science students to respond to the challenges of an authentic work-integrated learning (WIL) assessment. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education. 11(3), 153-167. ISSN 1175-2882

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