Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Anna Fletcher

Position Lecturer
Study area Education
Location Gippsland Campus, Building 2S, Room 108
Phone 5122 8012
Email a.fletcher@federation.edu.au


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Charles Darwin University -2015
  • Master of Education - Charles Darwin University - 2006
  • Bachelor of Education - Stockholm University - 1996


Anna joined Federation University in 2015, after working as a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst from 2011-2015. She has extensive experience of working at a range of school settings in Australia and internationally. In addition to having worked for many years as a class teacher, Anna has several years' experience of teaching and coordinating Gifted and Talented Education Programs. She has also been actively involved in coordinating and developing curriculum programs for the primary years, in association with the International Baccalaureate Organization. Anna was recently awarded her PhD from Charles Darwin University. Her research explores assessment as learning and the interplay of considerations taken by students and teachers before, during and after assessment as learning, as a formative assessment process. Her research is framed by social cognitive theory, which combines students' intrapersonal factors, syllabus outcomes and the classroom context.

Areas of expertise

  • Formative assessment (assessment for and as learning)
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Educational policy (particularly relating to assessment and NAPLAN)
  • Practitioner research
  • Gifted education
  • International education (International Baccalaureate)

Research interests

Anna's research interests are diverse but her major focus is on formative assessment and learner agency.


Refereed journal articles

Fletcher, A., & Shaw, G. (2012). How does student-directed assessment affect learning? Using assessment as a learning process. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 6(3), 245-263. doi: 10.5172/mra.2012.6.3.245

Fletcher, A., & Shaw, G. (2011). How voice-recognition software presents a useful transcription tool for qualitative and mixed methods researchers. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 5(2), 200-206. doi: 10.5172/mra.2011.5.2.200

Refereed conference proceedings

Fletcher, A. (2012). Using student-directed assessment as a learning process: A mixed methods study. Paper presented at the joint Australian Association of Educational Research (AARE) and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference, Sydney, Australia

Fletcher, A. (2012). How is students' creativity in writing affected by student-directed assessment? Paper presented at The Fourth Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan.

Fletcher, A. (2012). Using student-directed assessment as a learning process. Paper presented at The 34th Language Testing Colloquium, Princeton, USA. Fletcher, A. (2011). How does student-directed assessment impact on student learning: Using assessment as learning. Paper presented at the School of Education, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Fletcher, A. (2011) How to identify students for enrichment programs. Paper presented at the Northern Territory Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented (NTAEGT) annual meeting, Charles Darwin University, Australia


  • Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)