Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Sharon McDonough

Position: Lecturer

Location: Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room T302

Phone: 5327 9703

Email: s.mcdonough@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching) (UB)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (UB)
  • Master of Education (Research) (UB)
  • Master of Arts (Literary Studies) (Deakin)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) ACU
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (UB)

Teaching

  • EDBED2101 Approaches to Teaching English
  • EDBPE3011/3012 The Adolescent in the School (Part A & B)
  • EDGDS6131/6231 Young People and their worlds (Part A & B)

Biography

Sharon McDonough is an early career academic in the School of Education & Arts. Prior to commencing her position as a full-time lecturer in 2011, Sharon spent two years combining sessional work at the university with part-time work in a school setting. She has 14 years experience teaching in schools and has held numerous positions of responsibility, including Head of English and Special Education Coordinator. Sharon has presented at both national and international conferences, and writes a regular column on the use of social media in teaching for Practically Primary, a publication of the Australian Literacy Educator's Association. She has a commitment to working closely with schools and researching learning and teaching in both school and university contexts. Her current research includes an examination of teacher educator identity and mentoring for graduate teachers.

Areas of expertise

  • Teachers' work and emotions
  • Phenomenology
  • English & Literacy
  • Research Interests
  • Teachers' work, lives and emotion
  • Teacher Identity
  • Teacher professional development
  • Learning and Teaching in Teacher Education   
  • English and literacy teaching

Supervision

Master of Education (Principal Supervisor: Numeracy and Feedback)

Master of Education (Associate supervisor: Student wellbeing)

Master of Education (Associate supervisor: Mentoring)

Master of Education (Associate supervisor: VCAL programs)

Publications 

Book chapters

McDonough, S. (2013).Learning to Think Like a Teacher Educator: Pedagogy, Practice and Performance in R. Brandenburg & J. Z. Wilson (Eds.). Pedagogies for the Future: Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (pp. 61- 73). Rotterdam: Sense.

Refereed journal articles

McDonough, S., & Brandenburg, R. (2012). Examining assumptions about teacher educator identities through self-study of mentoring roles. Studying Teacher Education: A journal of self-study practices. 8(3), 169-182.

Refereed conference proceedings

McDonough, S., & Brandenburg, R. (2012, August). 'Shaking up the snow dome': Learning about teacher educator identities through studying mentor roles, Paper presented at International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Extending Inquiry Communities: Illuminating Teacher Education Through Self-Study Conference, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England

McDonough, S. (2007, November). The teacher's toolkit: Exploring perceptions of practice,  Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Fremantle,  Refereed Paper http://www.aare.edu.au/07pap/mcd07106.pdf pp 1- 14

Seminar presentations
McDonough, S., & Brandenburg, R. (2012, August). 'Shaking up the snow dome': Learning about teacher educator identities through studying mentor roles, Paper presented at International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Extending Inquiry Communities: Illuminating Teacher Education Through Self-Study Conference, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England

McDonough, S., & Brown, M. (2012, July). If you can teach, teach teachers: Reshaping the puzzle pieces of teacher education. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Educators' Association Conference, Adelaide.

Brandenburg, R., & McDonough, S. (2012, July). When worlds collide: The tensions of teacher educators personal and professional values. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Educators' Association Conference, Adelaide.

McDonough, S.  (2012, May). Got an issue? The language and means of persuasion. VATE/HTAV Early Career Educators' Conference, Melbourne.

McDonough, S. (2011, July). Tackling the tough times: Teacher emotions in times of change, ISATT 2011- 15th Biennial of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, Braga, Portugal.

McDonough, S. (2010, November). Traversing the emotional troughs of teaching, University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, Ballarat.

McDonough, S. (2010, November). Behind the Mask, Three Minute Thesis presented as part of Keynote Proceedings for Annual Research Conference, University of Ballarat, Ballarat.

McDonough, S. (2010, October). Professional experience. Understanding Diversity Day, University of Ballarat, Ballarat.

McDonough, S. (2010, October). Voices from the Inside. Paper presented at Student Equity in Higher Education Conference, Melbourne.

McDonough, S. (2010, September). Behind the Mask, Three Minute Thesis Trans-National Semi Finals, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

McDonough, S. (2010, May). Working with students with special needs, Connecting with the Profession Professional Development Day, University of Ballarat, Ballarat.

Burke, J., Cunningham, J., Fisher, J., Fish, T., Harrison, T., Kunz, D., McDonough, S., Zeegers, M., & Zibell, L. (2009, November). LPP ERG-E-I-E-I-O: Post-grad research students learning through legitimate peripheral participation, University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, Ballarat.

McDonough, S. (2008, November). The role of the affective in teachers' work: Why does it matter? University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, Ballarat.

McDonough, S. (2007, November). The teacher's toolkit: Exploring perceptions of practice, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Fremantle.

McDonough, S. (2007, November). "I could make a difference": Teacher perceptions of professional identity, University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, Ballarat.

McDonough, S. (2006, November). Developing a culture of teacher research and reflection, University of Ballarat Annual Research Conference, Ballarat.

Hexter, P., McDonough, S., & Wu-Tollis, A. (2004, August). Celebrating teacher knowledge, Project for Enhancing Effective (PEEL) Conference, Melbourne.

Lloyd, D., & McDonough, S. (2001, November).  The self, the spirit and the social being: The formation of adolescent identity within community - Wesley College at Clunes, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Fremantle.

Downey, T., Lloyd, D. & McDonough, S. (2001, November). Learning and identity: The intersection of micro and macro processes in identity formation for students and the community in a small rural town – the Wesley experience, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Fremantle

Associations

  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • International Study Association of Teachers on Teaching (ISATT)
  • Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE)
  • Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)