Janene Sproul  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Dr Janene Sproul
    BSc, DipEd, MEd(research), PhD

    Lecturer

    About me

    As a Science teacher with over 20 years experience, I enjoy working with pre-service teachers. My goal is to support their initial navigation of curriculum, increase awareness of the changing digital landscapes within the classroom as well as enjoyment of the challenges presented with teaching high school students.

    My doctoral thesis focused on learning activities using digital media and the equity requirements for students with Visual Light Sensitivity, including migraine, concussion and photosensitive epilepsy.

    Following large scale remote learning in 2020 due to COVID-19, and increasing use of online school assessments (NAPLAN, OLNA, SACE) I continue to investigate equitable access for these students and incorporation into school policy. I incorporate universal design into my own teaching in both secondary and tertiary sectors.

    Teaching area

    Inclusive Education

    EDN330 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities

    EDN332 Children, Families and Communities

    Science Education

    EDN115 Teaching Scientifically

    EDN376 Teaching Science

    EDN476 Teaching Senior Secondary Science

    EDN595 Teaching Science Years 7-10

    EDN695 Teaching Science Years 11-12

    Research areas

    Inclusive Education in Secondary Schools

    Science Teaching in Secondary Schools

    Awards and grants

    2020     Women Leading Tech Award : Data Science Finalist, B&T and Google

    2020     Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools : Nominee, Australian Government

    2016      APA Scholarship, Australian Government

    2015      Thelma Harley Brown Prize in Education, Murdoch University

    Events and speaking engagements

    Sproul, J. (2019, December). Vygotsky, defectology and visual light sensitivity in the digital classroom. Australian Association for Research in Education, Brisbane.

    Sproul, J. (2019, November). Classroom Digital Media and the Maze of  Inclusive Pedagogy. Future Science Conference, Perth.

    Sproul, J. (2019, November). Vygotsky, digital media and the NCCD. Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum, Perth.

    Sproul, J., MacCallum, J., & Ledger, S. (2018, December). Screentime for learning: prevalence and impact, Australian Association for Research in Education, Sydney.

    Sproul, J. (2017, December). Screens and Teens with migraine. Australian Association for Research in Education, Canberra.

    Sproul, J. (2016) Students with Light Sensitivity. Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Research Forum, Perth.

    Sproul, J., Harbaugh, A.G., & Thompson, G. (2013) Examining Differences in Teachers’ Achievement Goal Orientation by Gender, Socio-Economic Status and Curricular Beliefs:  A Latent Mean Analysis  Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide.

    Sproul, J. (2013) To SEM or not to SEM? What the textbooks don’t tell you about the practicalities of this confirmatory multivariate procedure. MUPSA, Perth, Western Australia

    Sproul, J. (2013) Pokemon Phenomenon vs the Classroom: First Do No Harm.

    Sproul, J. (2012) Students with Photosensitivity and Digital Media: A Survey of Teachers  MUPSA, Perth, Western Australia

    Professional and community service

    Science Teachers Association of Western Australia (STAWA) Council Member (current)

    Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (2020 – participant)

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Marina Gaskell (Masters of Education) The impact of inclusion of students with special educational needs on the teacher and students in mainstream schooling.

    Pam Hilliard (Masters of Education) How background noise affects comprehension levels

    Publications

    Journal Articles

    Sproul, J., Ledger, S. & MacCallum, J. (2019). A review of digital media guidelines for students with visual light sensitivity.  https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/HNGZDGVD8YZN2R4YWK6U/full?target=10.1080/1034912X.2019.1679355

    Sproul, J., MacCallum, J., & Ledger, S. (2017). Screens and teens with migraines: visually sensitive learners in contemporary digital classrooms. Disability & Society32(8), 1275-1279.

    Conference Papers

    Sproul, J. (2019, December). Vygotsky, defectology and visual light sensitivity in the digital classroom. Paper presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, Brisbane.

    Sproul, J. (2014, December) A survey of educators regarding students with photosensitivity and digital media, Paper presented at Australian Association for Research in Education, Brisbane. https://www.aare.edu.au/data/2014_Conference/Full_papers/SPROUL_14.pdf

    Newspaper Articles

    Sproul, J & Longley, G (2019) Screen Tips for Kids. The West Australian. https://thewest.com.au/technology/screen-tips-for-kids-ng-b881327188z

     Thesis

    Sproul, J. (2019) Visual light hypersensitivity, classroom digital media and inclusive pedagogy: Untangling the maze. PhD thesis, Murdoch University.  https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57292/