Dr Judy MacCallum
BSc (Hons) NSW, DipEd Newcastle (NSW), BEdSt Qld, MEd Murd, PhD Murd

Associate Professor

About me

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Murdoch University, and formerly Dean of Education.

My career at Murdoch began in 1993 as a lecturer in educational psychology, while completing a doctorate in Education. In 2001-2002 I was Academic Chair of the Initial Teacher Education program.  From 2003 to 2007 as  Director of the Centre for Learning, Change and Development, I had responsibility for leading the consultancy and applied research of the School. I was Academic Chair of Research and Postgraduate Studies before appointment as Dean of Education from 2009 -2013.

Prior to coming to Murdoch, I worked in industry as a Food Technologist and then as a secondary school Science Teacher in NSW, Queensland and WA. This led to an interest in Education and how we learn.

My teaching and research focus on social and cognitive interaction for learning and development, and ways to create effective learning environments in a range of educational and community contexts. Key areas of interest revolve around collaborative learning and teaching, professional learning, motivational change, and mentoring.

 

Research areas

Drawing on sociocultural perspectives, my research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to understand learning and development at personal, interpersonal and community levels. The key theme of my research is learning through interaction and collaboration. In classroom research I have focused on children’s social and emotional development, motivational change and development, and how these relate to teachers’ instructional practices. In the context of schools and communities, I have focused on mentoring of young people, program effectiveness and intergenerational exchange. Another related focus is teacher professional learning and mentoring.

Key research areas:

  • motivation and motivational development
  • children’s social and emotional development
  • teacher professional learning and mentoring
  • mentoring, intergenerational exchange and program effectiveness
  • sociocultural approaches to research

Current projects

WA Youth Mentoring Network – I am currently the research member of the network and working with colleagues in other WA Universities to develop a research agenda for youth mentoring

Recently completed projects:

Reducing lifelong disadvantage for youth with intellectual disability through intergenerational mentoring at Men’s Sheds: A pilot study – funded by a research grant from WA Disability Service Commission 2015 – member of interdisciplinary team from Murdoch, Curtin and WSU

Volunteering to Learn – OLT funded project 2013-2015 – team member

BRiTE: Keeping Cool by Building Resilience in Teacher Education – OLT funded project 2013-2015 – project evaluator

Mentoring Research Project 2013-2014 – WA Department of Local Government and Communities funded project – team leader

Awards and grants

Awards

Life Member of Western Australian Institute of Educational Research 2014

Fellow of Western Australian Institute of Educational Research 2009

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Award for Doctoral Research in Education – Special Commendation 1998

AARE Postgraduate Conference Award 1990

Competitive Grants

Motivation through leadership development in the primary classroom (2007) Research Excellence Grant Scheme Murdoch University

This research involved partnership research with the classroom teacher, and included a range of research strategies such as observation of classroom interaction (through video and transcription), interview using stimulated recall, survey questionnaires, reflection and collaborative analyses. (Collaborative research with classroom teacher Veronica Morcom) 

Community Building through Intergenerational Exchange Programs (2004-2005) National Youth Affairs Research Scheme $55,000 (Team Leader)

This project involved a literature review and exploration of the meaning of intergenerational exchange in the Australian context, together with focus groups and case studies of intergenerational programs.

NYARS What makes an effective role model program?  (1999 – 2000)  National Youth Affairs Research Scheme $40,000 (Team Leader)

The research project examined role model programs in Australia and overseas to identify the key elements of effective role model programs.  The report of the research has been published by Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

National Consultancies

National Review of Visual Arts, Craft, Design and Visual Communication (2005-2006) The Australia Council for the Arts  $250,000

The key focus areas of the review were: notions of visual literacy, curriculum in visual education, teaching of visual education and teacher education in visual education. The project used both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and included development of case studies of exemplar practice. (Team Member)

National Review of School Music Education (2004-2005) Department of Education, Science and Training $370,000 

This research examined the quality and status of school music education in Australian schools.  It involved a range of research strategies including literature review, analysis of submissions, curriculum mapping, national survey and site visits for case study development. (Team Member)

National Evaluation of the Mentoring Pilots for Indigenous Students Project (2001-2003) Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs $70,000 

This Project involved the evaluation of state-based pilot mentoring projects for Indigenous students. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide a national assessment of the impact of the pilot project; to examine individual projects in relation to the achievement of their objectives; and to provide information on successful models of student mentoring. (Team Leader)

Events and speaking engagements

Mentoring research: Making a difference for young people. Keynote address at WA Institute for Educational Research Annual Forum, Fremantle, 26 July 2014.

Mentoring relationships: An Australian perspective. Keynote address at Australian Youth Mentoring Network Conference, Fremantle, 30 June -1 July 2014.

Developing participation in learning: A sociocultural view of motivation and engagement. Presentation in invited symposium, Conceptualising Motivation and Engagement: Are they distinct or the same? AARE Conference, 2-6 December 2012.

Mentoring: Insights into 15 years of research in Australia. Invited keynote presentation at the AGM of School Volunteers Program, 19 September 2012.

Mentoring Benchmarks. Invited member of development group, 12-13 December 2011.

In-depth look into effective practice in mentoring young people. Invited presentation at 2nd Annual Youth Law and Juvenile Justice Forum, Melbourne, 23-24 August, 2011.

Research on Mentoring in Australia 10 years on: What do we know and what do we need to know? Invited presentation at the Mentoring Conference, Gold Coast, 10-11 November, 2010.

Participation in mentoring: producing and reproducing identity. Paper presented as part of an Invited Symposium, Theorising Identity (Organiser R Walker) at the 4th EARLI SIG 14 Learning and professional Development Conference, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, 27-29 August 2008.

Mentoring: Why does it work and what are the benefits? Invited address at the Western Australian Police Mentoring Conference, 12-13 November 2007.

Development and change in motivation. Invited address at University of Sydney Educational Psychology Mini Conference, 4-5 October 2007.

Getting the balance right in mentoring: Examining the contribution of research and evaluation. Invited keynote address Youth Mentoring Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 25-26 May 2007.

Building partnerships for mentoring: Understanding participant perspectives. Invited workshop Youth Mentoring Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 25-26 May 2007.

Mentoring research: Current findings and perspectives. Invited presentation at the Youth Mentoring Network Benchmark Review Workshop, 21-23 March 2007.

The principles and practice of mentoring. Invited presentation at the Career Advice Australia (CAA) ‘Partnerships at Work’ National Conference, Brisbane, 1 September 2006.

Making the most of mentoring in teacher development. Invited keynote presentation at the ACE Mentoring Forum, Sydney, 11-12 August 2006.

Mentoring: Does it really work?  Invited presentation at the Learning Choices Expo, Maroochydore, Queensland, 24-25 May 2006. (with Kathleen Vella)

Mentoring. Invited presentation and workshop with Managers in Indigenous Education Policy Branch, DEST, Canberra, 9 May 2005.

Professional and community service

WA Youth Mentoring Network, research member (2014- )

Australian Council of Deans of Education, Board member (2011- 2013)

WA Youth Mentoring Reform Group, invited member, WA Department for Communities, and member Research Reference Group (2011- 2014)

Volunteering WA Research Group member (2010- )

Town of Kwinana, Youth Mentoring Reference Group (2008-2010)

Australian Youth Mentoring Network, various advisory groups (from 2006)

Australian Council for Educational Research, Board of Directors  (2003-2006)

International Journal on School Disaffection, Editorial Board (from 2003)

Issues in Educational Research, Editorial Board (from 2003)

Western Australian Institute of Education (WAIER), member executive committee (from Feb 1994), Treasurer (1998-2000), Vice President (2001-2003)

AARE SIG, Motivation and Learning, Founding Co-Convenor 2001

Mentoring Australia, the National Mentoring Association of Australia, Convenor (from 2000)

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), Council member (2001-2003)

WA Representative of the Institutes of Educational Research Committee (2001-2003)

Issues in Educational Research (IIER), Business Manager (2001-2003)

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Projects of Current HDR Students

A community of practice approach to promote the co-construction of collective teacher efficacy to implement ICT, Stuart Duvall (EdD candidate)

Student and parent perceptions of full-time academic ability classes, Renette Roth (MEd candidate)

An examination of a creative arts intervention and aspirational change, Antoinette Geagea (PhD candidate)

How do casual beginning teachers in Western Australia experience their work in their first year of teaching? Helen Dempsey (PhD candidate)

Principals’ wellbeing and leadership: A mindfulness intervention study, Johanne Klap (PhD candidate)

Professionalism of teachers in Indonesia, Ani Widayati (EdD candidate)

The digital classroom and light-sensitive students, Janene Sproul (PhD candidate)

Gifted education, Jane Nolan (EdD candidate)

Identity and adult learning in the military, Craig Butler (MEd candidate)

Mentoring teachers in Bhutan, Tshewang Rinzin (EdD candidate)

Projects of Completed HDR Students

Story, journey, identity: the power of words and worlds in professional learning and teacher quality development, Deborah Netolicky (PhD, completed)

“I didn’t like it, I prefer to be entertained”: An inquiry into drama teachers’ work in contemporary suburban Western Australian schools, Katrina Wood (MEd, completed 2015)

Kindergarten teachers’ practices to support children’s social and emotional development: Case studies in WA Catholic schools, Gillian Kirk (PhD, completed 2014)

Teaching students with special educational needs: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions, Tiffany Banner (MEd, completed 2014)

Becoming the teacher: Graduate pre-service teachers’ experiences of reading and understanding the text of teaching, Christine Glass (EdD, completed 2014)

Motivation as Negotiated Participation in a Collaborative Classroom: A Sociocultural Perspective, Veronica Morcom (PhD, completed 2013)

Belonging in the English Classroom, Breanna Dale (MEd, completed 2013)

Student Achievement Goals and Assessment Preferences in an Outcomes-Based Secondary Classroom, Melanie Susinetti (MEd, completed 2011)

An investigation of the lived experiences of adults with dyslexia – exploring and reframing life choices based on educational experiences, Kathleeen Tanner (PhD, completed 2010)

An investigation of the relationship between emotional literacy and bullying, Anne Harris (MEd research, completed 2010)

Acceleration of gifted students in independent schools, Christina Gamble (MEd research, completed 2010)

The good student: Power, subjectivities and schooling, Greg Thompson (PhD, completed 2009)

Youth mentoring and adult-youth relationships: The importance of context, Miriam Brooker (Research Masters, completed 2009)

Participation of Indigenous students in education: An exploration of the significance of place in an Indigenous community school, Parmesh Mudhan (PhD, completed 2008)

Re-thinking ‘staff management’ in independent schools: An exploration of a human resource management approach, Susan Roberts (EdD, completed 2008)

Motivation of high achieving athletes and musicians: A person-context perspective, Susan Beltman (PhD, completed 2005)

 

Publications

Books

  • MacCallum, J., Brooker, M., (2006),A review of training for participation in mentoring: The preparation and support of mentors and mentees,Deakin West, ACT: ACE 2006.

Chapters

  • MacCallum, J., Pressick-Kilborn, K., (2011),Examining Change in Motivation: The Potential of Sociocultural Theory,In: Sociocultural Theories of Learning and Motivation: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Information Age Publishing, pages 163 to 187.
  • Walker, R., Pressick-Kilborn, K., Sainsbury, E., MacCallum, J., (2010),A sociocultural approach to motivation: A long time coming but here at last,In: The Decade Ahead: Applications and Contexts of Motivation and Achievement, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pages 1 to 42.
  • MacCallum, J., Morcom, V., (2008),Making Classroom Social Practices Explicit: Developing Motivation Through Participation in Collaborative Leadership Opportunities,In: Teaching and Learning: International Best Practice, Information Age Publishing, pages 191 to 222.
  • MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., (2003),Bridges and Barriers in Australia's Youth Mentoring Programs,In: Global Perspectives on Mentoring: Transforming Contexts, Communities, and Cultures, Information Age Publishing, pages 73 to 103.
  • MacCallum, J., (2001),The Contexts of Individual Motivational Change,In: Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning, Information Age Publishing, pages 61 to 97.
  • MacCallum, J., (2001),A model of motivational change in transition contexts,In: Trends and Prospects in Motivation Research, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pages 121 to 143.
  • MacCallum, J., (2001),Motivational Change and Transition in the Transition from Primary School to Secondary School,In: Multiple Competencies and Self-regulated Learning, Information Age Publishing, pages 163 to 191.
  • Elsegood, R., MacCallum, J., Hickey, R., Jeffreys, B., (1998),The Science/Technology Awareness Raising (STAR) programme: a partnership in raising participation through peer tutoring,In: Mentoring and tutoring by students, Kogan Page, pages 119 to 134.

Journals

  • Cordier, R., Wilson, N., Stancliffe, R., MacCallum, J., Vaz, S., Buchanan, A., Ciccarelli, M., Falkmer, T., (2015), Formal intergenerational mentoring at Australian Men's Sheds: a targeted survey about mentees, mentors, programmes and quality, Health and Social Care in the Community (Online edition), , , pages 1 - 13.
  • Paull, M., MacCallum, J., Walker, G., Scott, R., Omari, M., Young, S., Haski-Leventhal, D., Holmes, K., (2015), University student volunteering: What's in a name?, Third Sector Review, 21, 2, pages 49 - 72.
  • Morcom, V., MacCallum, J., (2012), Getting personal about values: scaffolding student participation towards an inclusive classroom community, International Journal of Inclusive Education, 16, 12, pages 1323 - 1334.
  • MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Brooker, M., Tero, C., (2010), Australian Perspectives: Community Building Through Intergenerational Exchange Programs, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 8, 2, pages 113 - 127.
  • Cumming-Potvin, W., MacCallum, J., (2010), Intergenerational Practice: Mentoring and Social Capital for Twenty-First Century Communities of Practice, McGill Journal of Education, 45, 2, pages 305 - 323.
  • Morcom, V., MacCallum, J., (2009), Motivation in Action in a Collaborative Primary Classroom: Developing and Sustaining Teacher Motivation, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 34, 6, pages 23 - 40.
  • Schibeci, R., MacCallum, J., Cumming-Potvin, W., Durrant, C., Miller, E., Kissane, B., (2008), Teachers' journeys towards critical use of ICT, Learning, Media and Technology, 33, 4, pages 313 - 327.
  • Dinham, J., Grushka, K., MacCallum, J., Pascoe, R., Wright, P., Brown, N., (2007), Visual Education - Repositioning Visual Arts and Design: Education for Expression and Participation in an Increasingly Visually-Mediated World, The International Journal of Learning, 14, 6, pages 77 - 85.
  • MacCallum, J., (2007), Mentoring and Teachers: The Implications of Reconceptualising Mentoring, The International Journal of Learning, 14, 5, pages 133 - 140.
  • Beltman, S., MacCallum, J., (2006), Mentoring and the Development of Resilience: An Australian Perspective, International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 8, 1, pages 21 - 32.
  • Sturma, M., MacCallum, J., (2000), JFK in the Classroom, Social Studies, The, 91, , pages 101 - 109.

Conference

  • Herrington, J., McKenzie, S., Pascoe, R., Woods-McConney, A., MacCallum, J., Wright, P., (2010),A whole-school approach to technological literacy: Mobile learning and the iPhone,In: Global Learn Asia Pacific (Global Learn) (2010).
  • MacCallum, J., Morcom, V., (2008),Improving interaction and participation: Leadership development in the collaborative classroom,In: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) International Education Conference (2008).
  • Grushka, K., MacCallum, J., Dinham, J., Pascoe, R., Wright, P., (2007),Re-designing education in the visual: Re-positioning visual arts education for an increasingly visual world,In: Redesigning Pedagogy Conference (2007).
  • Pascoe, R., Wright, P., MacCallum, J., Dinham, J., Grushka, K., (2007),Visual Education as an emergent methodology: boon or bane?,In: 3rd Dialogues and Differences in Arts Education Conference (2007).
  • MacCallum, J., Grushka, K., Pascoe, R., Wright, P., Dinham, J., (2007),Creating Potential for Learning Through the Visual,In: 11th European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Biennial Conference (2005).
  • Dinham, J., Wright, P., Pascoe, R., MacCallum, J., Grushka, K., (2007),Proving or Improving Visual Education: Implications for Teacher Education,In: Association for Active Educational Researchers (AARE) International Educational Research Conference (2007).
  • MacCallum, J., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., (2007),Caravans and Cyberspace: Community Through Intergenerational Exchange,In: 15th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Human Development Association (AHDA) (2007).
  • MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Northcote, J., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Tero, C., (2005),Turning Talking Into Walking: Practical Ideas for Intergenerational Action,In: Active 2005 Conference.
  • MacCallum, J., Hickey, R., (1997),Using a self-reflective journal to enhance science communication.,In: Proceedings of the Australian Association of Research in Education Conference, Brisbane..
Reports/Commissioned Reports
  • MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., Cooper, T., & Coffey, A. (2014). Youth mentoring relationships: Understanding how to prevent breakdown. Research Report for WA Department of Local Government and Communities. Perth, WA: WA Government. [36 pages]
  • MacCallum, J. & Brooker, M. (2010). Bridging the Gap: GYM8 Program evaluation report.
  • MacCallum, J. & Brooker, M. (2009). School-based mentoring: How do we optimise the use of community resources?  A Discussion document. Murdoch: Murdoch University.
  • MacCallum, J. & Brooker, M. (2006). A review of the preparation of participants for mentoring. Occasional Paper No 12. Canberra: Australian College of Educators.
  • Wright, P., MacCallum, J., Brown, N., Church, T., Dinham, J., Grushka, K., Pascoe, R., & Winterton, A. (2006). From behind the mask: Revealing Visual Education. Consultation Report to The Australia Council for the Arts. [140 pages]
  • MacCallum, J., Palmer, D., Wright, P., Cumming-Potvin, W., Northcote, J., Brooker, M., & Tero, C. (2006). Community building through intergenerational exchange programs. NYARS. Canberra: Australian Government. [129 pages] Also available at http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/2914/1/CommunityBuilding.pdf
  • MacCallum, J. (2006). STEP UP! Peer Tutoring Program: Evaluation Report. CLCD, Murdoch University for ECU. [35 pages]
  • Pascoe, R., Leong, S., MacCallum, J., Mackinlay, E., Marsh, K., Smith, B., Church, T. & Winterton, A. (2005). Augmenting the diminished: National review of school music education. Report to DEST [324 pages] Available at http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/9459/1/music_review_reportFINAL.pdf
  • MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., Palmer, D., Ross, C., & Tero., C. (2005). Evaluation of the Indigenous mentoring pilots project. Report to the Department of Education, Science and Training. [96 pages]
  • MacCallum, J. et al. (2003). Real time teachers: Report of the analysis of qualitative data from the ASP Infrastructure Trial [report (87 pages) and video]. Report to WA Department of Education and Training.
  • MacCallum, J. (2003). STAR Peer Tutoring and Mentoring Programme, Evaluation Report. Report to Murdoch University. [38 pages]
  • MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., Palmer, D., & Collard, L. (2002). Going along together: An evaluation kit developed for the Local and National Evaluation of the Indigenous Mentoring Pilots Project. Developed for the Department of Education, Science and Training. [82 pages]
  • MacCallum, J., & Beltman, S. (2002). Role models for young people: What makes an effective role model program?  Report to the National Youth Affairs Research Scheme. Hobart: ACYS. Also available at http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/9492/1/rolemodels.pdf
  • MacCallum, J., & Beltman, S. (1999).  Mentoring in schools by members of the community: A report of the Quality Outcomes Program International Year of Older Persons Mentoring Research Project.  Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.  DETYA Report No. 6562SCHP00A (ISBN 0 642 44876 0). [156 pages]. Also available at http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/9503/
Other Publications
  • AYMN (2012). Australian Youth Mentoring Benchmarks: Fostering the growth and development of high quality youth mentoring. Sydney: Australian Youth Mentoring Network. [member of Review Panel] Available at http://charitylabs.org.au/aymn/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/AYMN-Benchmarks1.pdf
  • Cumming-Potvin, W., & MacCallum, J. (2010). Mentoring: promoting learning in collaborative communities. Editorial for Special Issue of McGill Journal of Education.
  • MacCallum, J., Beltman, S., & Tero, C. (2007). Mentoring: The guide. [32 page book and CD package]. Murdoch: Murdoch University.
  • Youth Mentoring Network (2007). National Youth Mentoring Benchmarks 2007: Fostering the growth and development of high quality youth mentoring. Sydney: Youth Mentoring Network. (panel members: S. Allen, D. Coleman, J. Harvey, J. MacCallum, L. Manka, C. Rooks, P. Stewart, A. Sutherland, S. Thomas, L. Tobin, K. Vella, D. White).
  • MacCallum. J., Beltman, S., & Palmer, D. (2005). Mentoring as a context for developing motivation. Paper presented at Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Sydney, 27 November -1 December , 2005. Available at: http://www.aare.edu.au/05pap/mac05613.pdf