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Ms Susan Main

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6528, Email: s.main@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.123
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6528  
Email: s.main@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.123  

 

Susan is a Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2014 - Australian Journal of Teacher Education
  • 2013 - International Journal of Whole Schooling
  • 2013 - Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology
  • 2012 - Australian Journal of Teacher Education
  • 2011 - Australian Association of Special Education
  • 2010 - Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy agency (SECCA)

Research Interests

Effective pedagogy in:

  • Literacy
  • Classroom management and challenging behaviours
  • Use of technology to support learning

Staff Qualifications

  • M (Master Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2007 .
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1989 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Clarkson Cluster Collaboration: A framework of literacy intervention for at-risk Year 2 students in five schools,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $169,837.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Budgen, F., Main, S., Callcott, D., Hamlett, B., (2014), The First Year at University: Giving Social Capital a Sporting Chance. Australian Journal of Teacher Edcation, 39(7), 157-172, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2014v39n7.7, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n7.7.
  • O'Rourke, J., Main, S., Ellis, M., (2013), So the kids are busy, what now? Teacher perceptions of the use of hand-held game consoles in West Australian primary classrooms. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(5), 735-747.
  • O'Rourke, J., Main, S., Ellis, M., (2012), It doesn?t seem like work, it seems like good fun?: perceptions of primary students on the use of Handheld Game Consoles in mathematics classes. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 1(1), 1-18, UK, DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2012.733537.
  • Main, S., O'Rourke, J., (2011), New directions for traditional lesson: Can handheld game consoles enhance mental mathematics skills?. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(2), 43-55, Australia.

Conference Publications

  • Main, S., O'Rourke, J., (2009), `Yay it?s Maths!? Using hand-held game consoles in a Primary classroom. Live it! Love it! Learn it! Curriculum Conference 2009, 9p., Perth, Western Australia.
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