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Dr Catherine Arden

Dr Catherine Arden
Name Catherine Arden
Position Senior Lecturer (Adult and Vocational Education)
Section School of Education
Office G317A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2333
Extension 2333
Email
Qualifications BA UNE , GDipFET USQ , MEd USQ , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education ( 130108 )
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership ( 130304 )
  • Continuing and Community Education ( 130101 )

Research interests
Adult learning, Informal Learning, Lifelong Learning and Learning Communities
Vocational, Workplace and Career Development Learning
Post-compulsory Education Pathways and Transitions
Phenomenography
Community Informatics

Professional memberships
Registered Teacher , Qld College of Teachers

Industry affiliations
Member, Adult Learning Australia (ALA)
Member, Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD)
Member, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Member, USQ Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
Member, Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training (EDV3401 Program Design and Evaluation; EDV3500 Competency-based Training and Assessment)
Bachelor of Education (EDV3500 Competency-based Training and Assessment; EDX4150 Transitions in Post-Compulsory Education)
Master of Learning and Teaching (EDM8011 Multiple Pathways in Secondary Schools)
Master of Education (EDU5760 Professional Study; EDU8406 Theories for Learning Futures; EDU8506 Informal Learning)
Doctor of Education (Supervision)
Doctor of Philosophy (Supervision)
Doctor of Business Administration (Supervision)
Master of Professional Studies (Supervision)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
30 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Co-facilitator, Research Supervisors Community of Practice (CoP-RS), 2019

Research most recent
Arden, C., & Okoko, J. (2019). Exploring cross-cultural perspectives of teacher leadership among the members of an international teacher leadership research team: A phenomenographic study. In Y. Kondakci, S. Emil and K. Beycioglu (Eds.). Refereed Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Educational Administration (EARDA), held 2-4 May, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey, pp. 709-15

Arden, C., Conway, J., & Andrews, D. (2018). Educational leadership at a crossroads? Responding to the call for a more diverse and inclusive leadership culture in Australian education. Presentation to the 1st International Conference on Culture and Symbiosis Education hosted by Faculty of Education, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China, 26-27 May.

Arden, C. (2017). From frontier learning to blended community learning: A phenomenography of informal learning in rural community informatics. In Refereed Proceedings of the 26th EDEN Annual Conference: Diversity Matters! Hosted by Jonkoping University and the Swedish Association for Open and Distance Learning, Jonkoping, Sweden, 13-16 June


Research most notable
Arden, C. (2016). An inquiry into learning in rural community informatics: Understanding, facilitating and accounting for learning in the GraniteNet project. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]


Publications in ePrints

Arden, Catherine (2017) From frontier learning to blended community learning: a phenomenography of informal learning in rural community informatics. In: 26th European Distance and E-learning Network Annual Conference: Diversity Matters! (EDEN 2017), 13-16 June 2017, Jonkoping, Sweden.

Arden, Catherine (2016) An inquiry into learning in rural community informatics: understanding, facilitating and accounting for learning in the GraniteNet Project. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

Arden, Catherine (2016) Learning to create preferred futures: theorising informal and incidental learning in hybrid community learning spaces. In: Changes and Challenges: the Power of Education to Build the World to Which We Aspire - ACE 2016 National Conference, 26-27 Sept 2016, Sydney, Austrlaia.

McDonald, Lisa and Arden, Catherine (2015) Community enrichment program: developing digital learning in rural aged care. Project Report. Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal , Bendigo, VIC, Australia. [Report]

Arden, Catherine H. and McLachlan, Kathryn (2014) A small town with big ideas: stories from GraniteNet. In: Community capacity building: lessons from adult learning in Australia. NIACE, Leicester, United Kingdom, pp. 160-176. ISBN 978-1-86201-722-1

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education ( 130108 )
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership ( 130304 )
  • Continuing and Community Education ( 130101 )