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Dr Sara Hammer

Name Sara Hammer
Position Associate Director (Program Quality and Enhancement)
Section Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching
Office Y209
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2641
Extension 2641
Email
Qualifications BA(Hons) QUT , GCertHigherEd Griffith , PhD QUT
Homepage https://eportfolio.usq.edu.au/view/view.php?t=BlKYDAg6Q1XqjCvOUaWo
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Higher Education ( 130103 )

Research interests
Academic development, critical thinking, employability, essay writing, graduate attributes

Professional memberships
Member, Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Queensland Execitive member, Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Currently teaching courses/programs
EDU5702 - Exploring Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Contexts

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Director, Program Quality and Enhancement

Research most recent
Hammer, Sara (2016) An examination of the instruction provided in Australian essay guides for students’ development of a critical viewpoint. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. ISSN 0260-2938

Hammer, Sara and Griffiths, Phil (2015) Proposition testing: a strategy to develop critical thinking for essay writing. In: The Palgrave handbook of critical thinking in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, United States, pp. 247-263. ISBN 978-1-137-37803-3

Kek, Megan Y.C.A., & Hammer, S. (2015). Theorising academic development as an academic discipline? Exploring academic developers' ways of knowing, theorising and use of methods, In J. Huisman & M. Tight (Eds.) Theory Method in HIgher Education Research (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, Volume 1). Emerald Research Publishing Group Ltd. 235-255.


Research most notable
Hammer, S., & Green, W. 2011, ‘Critical thinking in a first year management unit: the relationship between disciplinary learning, academic literacy and learning progression, Higher Education Research and Development Journal (Special Edition) vol.30, no.3, 305-315.

Star, C. & Hammer, S. 2008, 'Teaching generic skills: eroding the higher purpose of universities, or an opportunity for renewal?' Oxford Review of Education,vol.34,no.2,1-15

Green, W., Hammer, S. & Star, C, 2009, refereed journal article, Facing up to the challenge: why is it so hard to develop graduate attributes? Higher Education Research and Development, Vol 28, No. 1, 7-29.


Publications in ePrints

Abawi, Lindy-Anne and Gibbings, Peter and Hammer, Sara (2017) A twin-initiative transforming curriculum development processes. In: 40th Annual Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA 2017): Curriculum Transformation, 27-30 June 2017, Sydney, Australia.

Hammer, Sara (2016) An examination of the instruction provided in Australian essay guides for students’ development of a critical viewpoint. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. ISSN 0260-2938

Hammer, Sara (2016) Benson, Angela D. & Whitworth, Andrew ed (2014) Research on course management systems in higher education [Book review]. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47 (1). E1-E2. ISSN 0007-1013

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

Hammer, Sara and Griffiths, Phil (2015) Proposition testing: a strategy to develop critical thinking for essay writing. In: The Palgrave handbook of critical thinking in higher education. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., New York, United States, pp. 247-263. ISBN 978-113737805-7

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Higher Education ( 130103 )