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Dr Catherine Arden

Dr Catherine Arden
Name Catherine Arden
Position Lecturer (Adult and Vocational Education)
Section School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist 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)

  • Education systems not elsewhere classified ( 130199 )
  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )

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 Education
Master of Education

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Specialisation Co-ordinator, Adult Professional and Workplace Learning

Research most recent
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

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

Arden, C. (2016). Learning to create preferred futures: Theorising informal and incidental learning in hybrid community learning spaces. In Australian College of Educators 2016 National Conference Changes and Challenges: Building the World to Which we Aspire, Sydney, 26-27 September, Refereed Conference Proceedings, pp. 38-49. Available from https://www.austcolled.com.au/publications/2016-national-conference-proceedings


Research most notable
Arden, C.H., & McLachlan, K. (2014). A small town with big ideas: Stories of GraniteNet. In G.D.Postle, & P. A Danaher (Eds.), Community Capacity Building: Lessons from Adult Learning in Australia. UK: NIACE Publications

Arden, C. H., McLachlan, K. M., & Cooper, T. (2010). Flying blind, or going with the flow? Using constructivist evaluation to manage the unexpected in the GraniteNet project. Journal of Community Informatics – Special Edition Prato 2010 Community Informatics Conference. Available from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/774/647

McLachlan, K., & Arden, C. H. (2009). Community learning projects: Transforming post-compulsory education provision in rural communities. In R. E. Harreveld, G. R. Danaher & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Sea changes, tree changes and bush lessons: Post-compulsory education and rural renewal. Theme issue of Rural Society, 19(2), 146-162.

Arden, C. H., McLachlan, K. M., & Cooper, T. (2009). Building capacity through sustainable engagement: More lessons for the learning community from the GraniteNet project. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 4(1), 75-101


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. NAICE, Leicester, United Kingdom, pp. 160-176. ISBN 978-1-86201-722-1

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