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    Alison Hilton
    BA, BCom, Grad Dip Ed (Secondary)

    Associate Lecturer

    About me

    Since qualifying in 2003 as a secondary school teacher in WA, I have worked in a range of instructional and management roles in the education & training sector. These have included the development and delivery of teacher professional development at district high schools and secondary schools, and similar training for instructional staff at TAFE, private Registered Training Organisations, and within Federal and State government departments. Much of my educational career has focused on training management, training design, analysis and accreditation of training programs. In 2017, I successfully completed the Certificate for Teaching and Learning, obtaining entry into the Higher Education Academy as a Fellow.

    I have worked at Murdoch University since 2012, initially in a professional staffing role providing student support to undergraduate students in the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Award Winning First Year Advisor Network. Since this time, I have developed professional learning programs for initial teacher education (ITE) programs and delivered comprehensive Orientation and induction programs for ITE students. In my current role, I am the Academic Chair for Bachelor Education (Secondary) and Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) students. My primary areas of teaching expertise and interest lie in adult learning and facilitation, experiential learning/professional practice and student wellbeing and success.

    Previous research work includes first year student success, including the identification of at-risk student cohorts. My most recent research forms the basis of a Doctoral Thesis addressing student and stakeholder experiences of LANTITE (literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher educators).

    Teaching area

    EDN2101 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary Teaching

    EDN340 Professional Experience Secondary Teaching

    EDN583 Professional Experience Secondary: Strategies for Effective Teaching

    EDN5411 Practical Methods of Instruction for Secondary Science and Mathematics Teachers

    Research areas

    My current research focuses on student experiences of LANTITE (literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher educators) and is the foundation for my Doctoral thesis in Education.

    Events and speaking engagements

    August 2019, West Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) Research Forum – Theme: A Climate of Change. Presentation, “It hurt my heart and my wallet”. Student experiences of undertaking LANTITE


    Professional and community service

    Professional Service

    2017-2019 – Murdoch University, School of Education Teaching and Learning Committee

    2017-2019 – Murdoch University, School of Education, School Board, Professional Staff Member

    Community Service

    2019 – Treasurer – Winterfold Primary School Parents and Citizens Association Incorporated

    2017-2019  Steering Group Committee Member – Kids Rehab WA, Perth Children’s Hospital

    2017-2018 – President – Winterfold Primary School Parents and Citizens Association Incorporated