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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 )
  • Technical ( 390308 )
  • Continuing And Community Education ( 390301 )
  • Educational Administration ( 390403 )

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 Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)
Member, USQ Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Bachelor of Secondary 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; EDR8061 Master of Education Project (Supervision)).
Doctor of Education (Supervision)
Doctor of Philosophy (Supervision)
Doctor of Business Administration (Supervision)
Master of Professional Studies (Supervision)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
25 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
30 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Convenor, Master of Education (Career Development Specialisation)
Co-facilitator, Research Supervisors Community of Practice (CoP-RS), 2019-current)

Research most recent
Arden, C., & Okoko, J. (2021). Exploring cross-cultural perspectives of teacher leadership among the members of an international research team: A phenomenographic study. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership 6(1), pp. 51-90 https://doi.org/10.30828/real/2021.1.3

Mahmoud, K., Arden, C., & Donovan, J. (2020). Realising the vision of technology integration: A case Study of K-12 private schools in the United Arab Emirates. In O. Almahdi (Ed.). Innovations in Educational Leadership and Continuous Teachers’ Professional Development. India: CSMFL Publications. DOI 10.46679/isbn9788194848325

Arden, Catherine. (2019). Supporting vocational and career development learning in ACE: implications for VET teachers and VET teacher education. Presentation to the 5th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education: Diverse Pedagogies for Diverse VET Contexts (ACDEVEG 2019), 9-10 Dec 2019, Wagga Wagga, Australia.


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 and Okoko, Janet Mola (2021) Exploring cross-cultural perspectives of teacher leadership among the members of an international research team: a phenomenographic study. Research in Educational Administration and Leadership, 6 (1):3. pp. 51-90.

Okoko, Janet M. and Arden, Catherine H. (2020) Exploring a cross-cultural perspective of teacher leadership among researchers: A phenomenographic study. In: 33rd International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI 2020), 6-10 Jan 2020, Marrakech, Morocco.

Mahmoud, Kheder and Arden, Catherine and Donovan, Jennifer (2020) Realising the vision of technology integration: a case study of K-12 private schools in the United Arab Emirates. In: Innovations in educational leadership and continuous teachers’ professional development. CSMFL Publications, India. ISBN 978-81-948483-2-5

Arden, Catherine and Okoko, Janet (2019) Exploring cross-cultural perspectives of teacher leadership among the members of an international teacher leadership research team: a phenomenographic study. In: 14th International Congress on Educational Administration (ICEA 2019), 2-4 May 2019, Cesme-Izmir, Turkey.

Arden, Catherine (2019) Supporting vocational and career development learning in ACE: implications for VET teachers and VET teacher education. In: 5th Annual Conference on VET Teaching and VET Teacher Education: Diverse Pedagogies for Diverse VET Contexts (ACDEVEG 2019), 9-10 Dec 2019, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

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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 )
  • Technical ( 390308 )
  • Continuing And Community Education ( 390301 )
  • Educational Administration ( 390403 )