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Dr Aruna Devi

Dr Aruna Devi
Name Aruna Devi
Position Learning Advisor (Maths Skills)
Section Library Services
Office H231
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6062
Extension 6062
Email
Qualifications BEd South Pacific , GDipEd Adelaide , MEdSt Qld , EdD USQ

As a Learning Advisor (Maths Skills), I work with staff and students in Mathematics disciplines, and collaborate with other Education Portfolio staff, to support student learning and development. I provide one-to-one consultations, as well as developing and delivering workshops, developing teaching resources for staff and students, and working with academic staff to identify and address student learning needs. I participate in relevant scholarship to enhance student development and academic and digital literacy. In 2020, I completed the Doctor of Education (EdD) studies and graduated with Excellence in Doctoral Research for the best examination result in a doctoral program.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education ( 130300 )
  • Special Education and Disability ( 130312 )
  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130208 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )

Research interests
Australian Research Council Field of Research (FOR)

o 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
o 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
o 1303 SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION
o 130312 Special Education and Disability Sub-fields of Research

Specific Research Interest:

1. Inclusion, learning disabilities and difficulties in Mathematics Self Efficacy, Preparedness and Student Engagement
2. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT): Self-efficacy
3. Factors influencing self-efficacy and Teachers’ preparedness in teaching students with ASD
4. Factors Influencing Students Mathematical Self Efficacy

EdD Project (Completed 2020):

o Preparing Teachers to Instruct Students with Autism in Inclusive Settings: Australian Pre-Service Teachers’ and Recent Graduates’ Perspectives - An Exploratory Case Study

o My doctorate degree was awarded with Excellence in Doctoral Research for an Outstanding Thesis Examiner Results.

o This work was supervised by Professor Patrick Danaher & Dr Rahul Ganguly

Professional memberships
Member of under Queensland College of Teachers: Registered Teacher (Full Registration) since 2007

Member of Golden Key International Honour Society: Awarded Excellence Cert by Vice Chancellor Function since 2018

Member of The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE)

Member of The Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) since 2020

Member of National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)

Industry affiliations
Member of the Mathematics Education Group of Australasia

Member of Adult Learning Mathematics

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Learning Adviser (Maths Skills) supporting Student in Student Learning and Development Section under Library Services - 2016 - present

I have previously taught the following courses from 2013 to 2016:
• TPP 7181 Tertiary Preparatory Mathematics A
• TPP 7182 Tertiary Preparatory Mathematics B
• EAP 7381/82/83 Mathematical and Computing Literacy - Level A/B/C
• NUR 1100 (Nursing Mathematics)

I am involved as a team member (marker) in the following courses in School of Education at USQ.
• TPP 7181 Tertiary Preparatory Mathematics A
• TPP 7182 Tertiary Preparatory Mathematics B

I am also involved as a team member (marker) in the following courses in School of Education at USQ.
• ESD 1100 Adolescence to Adulthood Development, Semester 1, 2020
• ESP 1200 The Beginning Teacher, Semester 2, 2020

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
9 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
10 Years

Research most recent
o 2020 Excellence in Doctoral Research for an Outstanding Thesis Examiner Results: Awarded by USQ Graduate Research School.

o 2018 Golden Key International Honor Society: Awarded Excellence Certificate at Vice Chancellor Function at USQ


Research most notable
2020 Excellence in Doctoral Research for an Outstanding Thesis Examiner Results: Awarded by USQ Graduate Research School.

2018: Golden Key International Honor Society: Awarded Excellence Certificate at Vice Chancellor Function at USQ

2008: Dean's Honors Commendation for High Achievement: Master of Education, The University of Queensland

2007: Commonwealth Supported Scholarship for Master of Educational Studies, The University of Queensland