Dr Megan Kek
|Position||Associate Director (Student Learning and Development)|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 2883|
|Qualifications||BA National Uni (UKM Malaysia) , BSc California SU , MBA OCU , PhD Adelaide|
Chinese (non accredited translator)
Indonesian (non accredited translator)
Malay (non accredited translator)
Mandarin (non accredited translator)
Fields of Research (FoR)
Higher education, student development, human development, educational environments, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning and teaching, student learning approaches, approaches to teaching, student and learning outcomes, student success, assessment, and use of student data.
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Association of Academic Language and Learning (AALL)
Currently teaching courses/programs
EDU5702 - Exploring Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Context
Supervisor - Doctorate Students
- Doctor of Education, 2015, 2017
- PhD (Education), 2016
Research most recent
Kek, M.Y. C. A., Kimmins, L., Lawrence, J. & Abawi, L. (2017). Students enabling students in a student partnership project: A case study emerging from the OLT Transforming Practice Project on Student Partnership, Student Success, 8(2), 117-122, https://studentsuccessjournal.org/article/view/389/407
Kek, M. Y. C. A., & Huijser, H. (2017). Problem-based learning into the future: Imagining an agile PBL ecology for learning. Singapore: Springer.
Huijser, H. & Kek, M.Y.C.A. (2016), PBL and technology-supported learning: Exploring the right blend. In R. Henderson (Eds.), Problem-based learning: Perspectives, Methods and Challenges, New York: Nova Publishers.
Kek, M. Y. C. A., Hammer, S., Press, N., & Stagg, A. (2016). How conceptions and experiences of design shape the development of academic developers' professional practice. The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, 10(1), 1-11.
Research most notable
Wee, K. N. L. & Kek, Y.C.A.M. (2002). Authentic problem-based learning: Rewriting business education. Singapore: Prentice Hall.
Kek, M. Y. C. A., & Huijser, H. (March 15-17, 2017). Imagining an Agile PBL Ecology in the University of the Future. Paper presented at the 5th International PBL Symposium 2017, Singapore.
Kek, M. Y. C. A., & Huijser, H. (September 20-22, 2015). 21st century skills, problem-based learning and the university of the future. Paper presented at the Third 21st Century Academic Forum Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Kek, M., & Huijser, H. (2011). Exploring the combined relationships of student and teacher factors on learning approaches and self-directed learning readiness at a Malaysian university. Studies in Higher Education, 36(2), 185-208.
Kek, M. & Huijser, H. (2011). The power of problem-based learning in developing critical thinking skills: Preparing students for tomorrow’s digital futures in today’s classrooms. Higher Education Research & Development: Special Issue on Critical Thinking, 30(3), 329-341
Kek,Y. C. M. A. & Stow, S. (2009). What makes students happy? Factors influencing student engagement using student evaluation data. Paper presented at the FYE Curriculum Design Symposium, 5 – 6 February 2009, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
Kek, M. Y. C. A., Darmawan, I. G. & Chen, Y.S. (2007). Inter-relationships of individual characteristics, family, learning environments, learning approaches, and student outcomes in a Malaysian private university. International Journal of Education, 8(2), 318 – 338.
Wee, K. N. L, Kek, Y.C. M. A., & Kelley, C. A. (2003). Transforming The Marketing Curriculum Using Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study, Journal of Marketing Education, 25(2), 150-162
Publications in ePrints
Padro, Fernando F. and Kek, Megan Y. C. A. (2017) Forming a culture of evidence by using learning analytics to establish a holistic eco-system for student development and support at an Australian regional university whose main teaching modality is online. In: 8th International Conference on Society and Information Technologies (ICSIT 2017), 21-24 March 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Kek, Megan Yih Chyn A. and Huijser, Henk (2017) Problem-based learning into the future: imagining an agile PBL ecology for learning. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-10-2452-8
Kek, Megan and Kimmins, Lindy and Lawrence, Jill and Abawi, Lindy and Lindgren, Courtney and Stokes, Trent (2017) Students enabling students in a Student Partnership Project: a case study emerging from the OLT Transforming Practice Project on Student Partnerships. Student Success, 8 (2). pp. 117-122.
Kek, Megan and Hammer, Sara and Press, Nona and Stagg, Adrian (2016) How conceptions and experiences of design shape the development of academic developers' professional practice: a case study. International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice, 10 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2325-162X
Kek, Megan Yih Chyn A. and Huijser, Henk (2015) 21st century skills, problem based learning and the university of the future. In: Third 21st Century Academic Forum Conference: Facilitating, Fostering, and Harnessing Innovation to Meet Key Challenges of the 21st Century, 20-22 Sept 2015, Boston, USA.
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