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Assoc Prof Megan Kek

Assoc Prof Megan Kek
Name Megan Kek
Position Adjunct Associate Professor
Section Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Qualifications BA National Uni (UKM Malaysia) , BSc California SU , MBA OCU , PhD Adelaide
Languages Chinese (non accredited translator)
Indonesian (non accredited translator)
Malay (non accredited translator)
Mandarin (non accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Higher Education ( 130103 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )

Research interests
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.

Professional memberships
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,

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. and Press, Nona and Trimmer, Karen and Green, Jonathan H.ORCID: and Hawke, Michael F. and Hawke, Laurie (2019) How about professionalism, professions and standards: the creation of acculturated professionals. In: Ensuring quality in professional education volume II: engineering pedagogy and international knowledge structures. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-28. ISBN 978-3-030-01083-6

Huijser, Henk and Kek, Megan Y.C.A. and Abawi, Lindy A. and Lawrence, Jill (2019) Leveraging creativity to engage students in an agile ecology for learning. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal, 2 (3). pp. 138-153.

Beccaria, Lisa ORCID: and Kek, Megan and Huijser, Henk (2019) Using 'just in time' online feedback to improve first year undergraduate nursing students' essay writing performance. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 16 (4):7. pp. 1-18.

Beccaria, Lisa ORCID: and Kek, Megan Y.C.A. and Huijser, Henk (2018) Exploring nursing educators' use of theory and methods in search for evidence based credibility in nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 65. pp. 60-66. ISSN 0260-6917

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.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Higher Education ( 130103 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )