Researcher

Dr Hoa Nguyen

Biography

Dr Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen (PhD, University of Queensland, Australia) is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Professional Learning in the School of Education and specialises in teacher education/development, mentoring, TESOL and sociocultural theory.  Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Sydney where she was awarded the prestigious and highly competitive University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue her research interests. She...view more

Dr Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen (PhD, University of Queensland, Australia) is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Professional Learning in the School of Education and specialises in teacher education/development, mentoring, TESOL and sociocultural theory.  Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Sydney where she was awarded the prestigious and highly competitive University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue her research interests. She has experience teaching and training pre-service and in-service teachers in Asia and Australia. She has procured a number of grants in these areas in her career. Her research excellence has been recognised by a number of awards such as  Research Recognition Award for Early Career Researchers (ATEA); Endeavor Fellowship Award. Being active in research allows her to incorporate her research interests into teaching to create an intellectually engaging, and challenging learning environment. She enjoys working with teachers, in their role as mentors to student teachers and early career teachers and has a strong commitment and passion to develop teachers’ professional learning.  Her ongoing research interests have been in the areas of teacher education, teacher professional development, mentoring, TESOL, and sociocultural theory.  She has also held visiting and honorary positions at University of Sydney, Kings' College London, University of Leeds, and University of Oxford.


My Grants

 Funded projects

  1. The impact of training listening skills on EFL learners in Taiwan  
  2. Preservice teachers’ professional learning during the professional experience
  3. Beginning teachers’ professional learning needs and practice
  4. Cross countries study of beginning teachers’ professional learning experiences : Australia and Canada
  5. A comparative study between the UK and Australia of preservice teachers’ learning during their practicum
  6. Supervising Teachers Application of the Graduate Teaching Standards to the Assessment of Professional Experience in Education
  7. Teachers' resilience in the context of Vietnam.
  8. Needs and gaps encountered by employers in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam.

My Qualifications

PhD (The University of Queensland),

MTesol(The University of Queensland),

Med (RMIT)

Graduate Certificate In Research Commercialization (The University of Queensland)


My Awards

2019 Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford, UK

2019 Visiting Scholar,  University of Leeds, UK

2018 Visiting Scholar, Kings' College  London , UK 

2018 Shortlisted for 2018 Dean’s Award for Best Monograph by an Early Career Researcher.

2017 ACE Sutherland St George Region World Teachers Day Award from the Australian College of Educators for significant contributions to the professional learning of teachers and preservice teachers

2017: Vice-Chancellor’s Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers

2017: Shortlisted for the Dean’s Award for Early Career Researcher Achievement

2016  Early Career Researcher Grant (School of Education, UNSW)

2013 : Research Recognition Award for  Early Career Researcher by Australian Teacher Education Association

2011: The N V Varghese Prize for Comparative Education

2010: Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence 2010 (Outstanding PhD thesis), The University of Queensland.

2010: Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) support and grant, Graduate School, The University of Queensland

2009: Postgraduate Research Conference Publication Award 2009, School of Education, The University of Queensland

2008: English Speaking Union Fund (Grant), Victoria, Australia

2006: Vietnam National University (VNU) Young Lecturer Excellence issued by Director of VNU

2006: Postgraduate Research Scholarship at The University of Queensland (PhD degree)

2007: Travel Grant- The 1st Korea English Teachers Associations Joint Conference &  ETAK International Conference

2004: International RMIT scholarship (MA degree)

2002: Queensland University Scholarship (MA degree)

2001: Toyota Foundation Scholarship  Award

 


My Research Activities

Current projects

  • Cross countries study of beginning teachers’ professional learning experiences : Australia and Canada
  • Developing mentors' standards
  • Teacher's professional readiness 

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Teacher education
  •  Pre-service/in-service teacher professional development/learning
  •  Mentoring/coaching
  • TESOL education

Currently supervising

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  • Lawrence Gary:  Evaluating language policies that affect students’ achievement of English language through education practices within government run educational institutions in Papua New Guinea (completed)
  • Lisa Gilanyi : Transnational sojourners and language investment: a multi case study of spouses of international students.(completed)
  • Le  Duc Manh: English primary teachers exercise their agency in response to a new language policy: A case study of Vietnam (completed)
  • Panya Akkaraputtapong:  The effects of teacher psychological types on the preferences of supervisory options and behaviours.
  • Tatik Tatik: Mentoring beginning teachers in the context of Indonesia
  •  Kelli Cato :  Principals understanding and use of professional teacher standards to identify teacher quality
  •   Rodrigo F. Arellano :  Language Teacher Education in Chile.
  •  Tram Phan:  teachers’ responses to curriculum changes in language education in Vietnam
  • Jade Rushby (Scientia PhD candidate):   Designing a responsive needs-based staffing system for NSW Schools
  • Andrew Kingsford-Smith (Scientia PhD candidate): Teacher motivation

My Engagement

 

Dr Nguyen  works as a reviewer for a number of journals such as  Asia Pacific Journal of Education, System, Asian EFL journal,  Action in Teacher Education, Journal of Teacher Education, teaching and teacher education,  teaching education,  TESOL Quarterly... . She is in the editorial team of  Asian EFL journal, Current Issues in Language Planning, and Australian Review of Applied Linguitics


My Teaching

EDST 5127          Coaching and Mentoring in Educational Leadership

EDST 5117           Professional Inquiry 

EDST 5441            Advanced TESOL Curriculum and Assessment

EDST5325             Advanced TESOL Professional Practice

 EDST 5308            Teacher Learning

EDST 6760              Professional Experience

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Location

G37 Morven Brown,

Contact

+61 2 9385 8349