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Ms Melissa Fanshawe

Ms Melissa Fanshawe
Name Melissa Fanshawe
Position Senior Lecturer (Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A335
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4159
Extension 4159
Qualifications BA Griffith , GDipEd QUT , MSpecEd Newcastle

Melissa Fanshawe is a mathematics lecturer in the School of Education at University of Southern Queensland. She has over twenty years’ experience within Queensland schools as a teacher, advisory teacher, Deputy and Principal. In the tertiary space, Melissa is passionate about student success through scholarship into student engagement. Melissa has won a number of teaching awards including a Commonwealth Bank teaching award, Education Queensland Showcase awards and an ASCILITE innovation award for 'Fostering a positive maths mindset for learning through technology-based sense of presence'. Melissa is also trained teacher for students with vision impairment, gaining her Masters at the Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind. She is currently completing her PhD in the field of Vision Impairment and enjoys her volunteer roles as an advisor to the board for Vision Australia, the Queensland convenor for the Australian Braille Authority and vice-president of the South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment. Melissa is passionate about advocating for standardised accessible formats so students with vision impairment can have independent access to quality education.

Research interests
Teaching mathematics through a growth mindset
“Experiences of students with a vision impairment or blindness, their teachers, and parents, in mainstream schooling” with Dr Melissa Cain
PhD - The use of the Expanded Core Curriculum in Australian schools for students with vision impairment
Student experience in online education

Professional memberships
Member of Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers
CRG Advisor to the Board of Vision Australia
Vice President of South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment
Queensland Forum Coordinator of Australian Braille Authority

Currently teaching courses/programs
EHM1200 – Mathematics in Early Primary
EDX3280 – Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary
EPM3200 – Teaching Mathematics to Children with Diverse Needs
EDC4000 – Preparing for the Profession (Interns)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
4 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Coordinator of Partners In Literacy and Numeracy program (PLaN)

Publications in ePrints

Cain, Melissa and Fanshawe, MelissaORCID: (2021) Expectations for success: auditing opportunities for students with print disabilities to fully engage in online learning environments in higher education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 37 (3). pp. 137-151. ISSN 1449-3098

Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: and Saltmarsh, Sue and Larsen, EllenORCID: (2021) Learning and exploring teacher identity: Preparing for teaching in the Partners in Literacy and Numeracy (PLaN) programme. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. pp. 1-15. ISSN 0218-8791

Tualaulelei, Eseta ORCID: and Burke, KatieORCID: and Fanshawe, MelissaORCID: and Cameron, Cathy (2021) Mapping pedagogical touchpoints: Exploring online student engagement and course design. Active Learning in Higher Education. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1469-7874

Cain, Melissa and Fanshawe, MelissaORCID: (2021) Perspectives of parents: w hat's working in mainstream schools today? In: SPEVI 2021 Online Conference: Celebrating Change, 18-19 Jan 2021.

Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: (2021) SPEVI Community of Practice: Creating a domain to collaborate, share practice, ideas, and resources for SPEVI members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment, 13 (1). pp. 58-77. ISSN 1443-7597

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