Ms Helen Johnston
|Position:||Language and Learning Coordinator (Widening Participation)|
|School/Unit:||Learning and Teaching Unit|
|Group:||Teaching & Learning Services|
|Campus:||City West Campus|
|Telephone:||+61 8 830 20552|
|Fax:||+61 8 830 25777|
|URL for Business Card:||http://people.unisa.edu.au/Helen.Johnston|
I am the Language and Learning Coordinator (Widening Participation) in the UniSA's L3:Language, Literacies and Learning team. Two of the wider L3 team have a focus on Widening Participation. We are heavily involved in first year initiatives and transition programs.
A key element of the new Widening Participation role is liaising with staff across the university on university-wide and divisional equity initiatives. We also provide dedicated language and learning support to UniSA College students and students enrolled at Mt Gambier and Whyalla at the Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE). We also develop student self-help resources published online on the new L3 website, particularly the L3 'Pathways to successful study' site.
I am active member of the Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL), serving my second term as one of two state representatives on the national Executive. In 2011 I was Co-convenor of the Biennial 2011 National Conference in Adelaide. In 2012 AALL SA organised two local professional development events as well as a social meeting of members.
- Student learning in higher education and English for academic and professional purposes
- The transition to university - as it affects both new students and those transitioning into a new university and a new country.
- Developing effective self-access learning resources for university students
|INFS 5073||Academic Skills for IT Professionals|
Higher Education & Research Society of Australia (HERDSA);
Association of Academic Language and Learning (AALL)
Master of Education(Language and Literacy),University of South Australia, Adelaide
Grad. Dip. Applied Linguistics (TESOL), Macquarie University, Sydney
Grad.Dip.(Reading Ed), Adelaide College of the Arts & Education, Adelaide
Dip Teaching, Adelaide Teachers College, Adelaide
AUA(Arts & Education),Uni of Adelaide, Adelaide
- The first year experience and transition to university.
- Communication at university including using English for academic and professional purposes.
- Equity in higher education.
Miller, J Duff, A, Bergmann, L & Johnston, H 2012, ‘Partners in word and deed: Blogging to enhance staff collaboration and student learning’. Paper in 7th ERGA Conference, Adelaide University, Sept 19 – 21.
Duff, A, Miller,J, Johnston, H, Bergmann, LS 2012, 'Somewhere over the border: Grammar in a class of its own'. Journal of Learning Design, Vol5, No 2, pp.50-57.
Johnston, H 2011, 'ALL taking a lead: enabling first year persistence and success'. Journal of Academic Language and Learning. vol 5, no 2, pp. 145 - 157.
Duff A, Aziz MS, Fielke, J, Johnston, H, Quinn, D & Zucco, J 20011, ‘Scaffolding the tentative first steps and energising orientation for first year engineering students’in S Grainger & C Kestell(eds)Engineering Education - An Australian Perspective, Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd, Brentwood, pp.195 - 205.
Johnston, H Quinn, D Aziz, SM Yalcin, CM 2010, 'Supporting Academic Success': a strategy that benefits learners and teachers. How can we demonstrate this?' Nuts and Bolts session presented at First Year in Higher Education Conference, Adelaide 28-29 June.
Duff A, Aziz MS, Fielke, J, Johnston, H, Quinn, D & Zucco, J 2009 'Spaces, places and friendly faces: Energising the Orientation Experience for First Year Engineering Students' in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australian Association for Engineering Education - Energising the Curriculum (pp 569 - 574), Australian Association of Engineering Educators, Adelaide 6 - 9 December, 2009.
Johnston, H, Duff, A & Quinn, D 2009, 'Cutting the cloth to fit new needs and communication preferences'. Ergo, vol 1, no 2, pp. 27 - 38.
Duff A, Aziz MS, Fielke, J, Johnston, H, Quinn, D & Zucco, J 2009 'Spaces, places and friendly faces: Energising the Orientation Experience for First Year Engineering Students' in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Questralian Association for Engineering Education - Energising the Curriculum (pp 569 - 574), Australian Association of Engineering Educators, Adelaide 6 - 9 December, 2009
Wahlstrom, K., Johnston, H. & Steketee, C., 2009, 'Scholarly practice the Australian way: an academic skills course for postgraduate students,' in Proceedings of the fourth Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity, Wollongong, Australia.
Johnston, H, Aziz, SM, Kaya, CY, & Quinn, D 2008, 'Engaging students, encouraging success'. Refereed conference paper for the ATN Assessment Conference: Engaging students in asssessment, Adelaide, Nov 20 - 21, 2008.
Quinn, D, Stokes-Thompson, F, Johnston, H & Luong, L 2008, 'Experimenting with new approaches to work-integrated learning with international students in engineering', Refereed conference paper for the Australian Collaborative Education Network - World Association for Collaborative Education Conference, Sydney Sept 30 - Oct 3 2008.
Johnston, H, Duff, A & Quinn, D 2008, 'Cutting the cloth to fit new needs and communication preferences' Refereed conference presentation, ERGA Conference, Sept 2088, Adelaide.Forthcoming Proceedings.
Duff, A, Quinn, D, Johnston, H & Lock, P 2007, 'A clue a quest and a blog', Refereed conference paper for the First Year in Higher Education conference, Brisbane, July 4 - 7 2007.
Quinn, D, Duff, A & Johnston, H 2007, 'Infusing engagement, enjoyment (joy) and reflection into teaching', Refereed conference paper for HERDSA 2007 - Enhancing Higher Education Theory and Scholarship, Adelaide 8 - 11 July 2007.
Johnston, H, Duff, A & Quinn, D 2007, 'Cutting the cloth to fit new needs and communication preferences' Unrefereed conference presentation, The Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference, Melbourne, 2007 http://unisatri-day07.blogspot.com/
Quinn, D, Duff, A, Johnston, H, & Gursansky, D 2007,'Blogging - infusing engagement (joy) and reflection into learning'. in Proceedings of the 30th Annual HERDSA Conference: Enhancng higher education, theory and scholarship. Higher Education & Research Society of Australasia, Adelaide.
Lintern,S, Johnston, H & O'Regan, K 2001, 'The Changing face of Orientation', Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, vol.18, pp.4-19.
O'Regan,K & Johnston, H 2001, 'We all know what an article review is . . .or do we?' In Chanock, K. Sources of Confusion: Refereed proceedings of the National Language and Academic Skills Conference held at La Trobe University, Melbourne. pp.233-243.
O'Regan,K & Johnston, H 2000, We all know what an article review is . . .or do we? Plenary presented at the National Language and Academic Skills Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Johnston, H, Lintern, S & O'Regan K 2000, 'A comprehensive approach to the induction of students into university in a climate of mass education'. Paper presented at 2000 HERDSA International Conference, Toowoomba, July 2000.
Johnston, H 1999, 'Moving from home to study at University: staff describe the first year experience of rural and isolated students at the University of South Australia'. Paper presented at National Language and Academic Skills Conference held at Monash University, Melbourne.
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