School of Education

Dr Amy Walker

Position: Lecturer, Secondary Education
Study area: Education
Location: Mt Helen Campus, Room T220
Phone: 5327 9347
Email: a.walker@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy – Federation University – 2019
Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching – Victoria University – 2010
Master of Arts by Research – Melbourne University – 2008
Master of Arts by Coursework – Oklahoma State University – 2000
Bachelor of Arts – Oklahoma State University - 1998

Teaching

Programs

  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Courses

  • Engaging Professionally 1 (EDMAS 6026)
  • Engaging Professionally 2 (EDMAS 6125)
  • English Curriculum 1 (EDBED 3030 / EDMAS 6009)
  • English Curriculum 2 (EDBED 3120 / EDDDE 3109 / EDMAS 6109)
  • Effective Learning and Teaching (EDMAS 6125)

Biography

Amy is an early career researcher currently employed as a Lecturer in Secondary Education at Federation University Australia. Prior to taking on this role, Amy worked a sessional lecturer while completing her PhD. Amy has also lectured in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Prior to her roles at Federation University, Amy taught English in secondary school. She also has previous working experience as a community journalist and technical writer.

Areas of expertise

Amy has a strong interest in the formation of student aspirations and teacher roles in promoting these interests. She is currently working on several publications from her doctoral studies based on this work. Amy also has expertise in the teaching of English and literacy at all levels.

Research interests

  • Student Aspirations
  • Teacher Work
  • English Education
  • Literacy
  • English as an Additional Language

Publications

Refereed conference proceedings

Walker, A.  (2021). ‘Teacher Processes when Engaging with Student Aspirations,’ in Reimaging Educational Research for the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Online Conference 2021.

Associations

  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)