Associate Professor Anna Fletcher
Position: Director Industry Cooperation, Institute of Education, Arts and Community
Study area: Education
Location: Gippsland Campus, Building 2S, Room 116
Phone: 5122 8012
- Doctor of Philosophy - Charles Darwin University -2016
- Master of Education - Charles Darwin University - 2006
- Bachelor of Education - Stockholm University - 1996
Associate Professor Anna Fletcher is the Director of Industry Cooperation in the Institute of Education, Arts and Community at Federation University Australia. As Director, she leads the Institute’s collaboration with industry, the community, business and government to establish genuine partnerships built on shared goals in the form of research linkages, industry linkages, short courses and exchange projects. A partnership with the Institute of Education, Arts and Community provides connections to the Institute’s research expertise, access to professional development, and opportunities to work with or mentor our students.
Anna’s provision of future-focused high-quality learning opportunities for students has been recognised in awards such as the Australian Awards of University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2020), Vice-Chancellor’s Award, Early Career Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Federation University Australia (2017); and the Faculty of Education Individual Award: Teaching Excellence, Charles Sturt University, 2015.
Dr Anna Fletcher is internationally recognised for her research which describes, implements and theorises effective classroom assessment applications to promote student voice, student agency and self-regulated learning. Her publications address: 1) student agency, achievement and self-efficacy within classroom assessment; 2) practitioner research and teachers’ capacity building; and 3) the role of education to build human capital in place-based contexts. She has successfully won, led, and project managed funded projects to a value of 300K AUD, resulting in projects being completed within budget and on time. Since 2017, Anna’s contribution to Initial Teacher Education and research at national level has been manifested through her work on the consortia of Australian universities developing and implementing the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA); and by co-convening the Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) Assessment and Measurement Special Interest Group. At international level, Anna works closely with Scandinavian researchers, school leaders and entrepreneurs on a funded (780K AUD) multidisciplinary secondary school development project.
- Higher Degree Research – PhD supervision
- Bachelor of Education courses - Transition to the Profession
Anna’s service experiences and interests include:
- Guest speaking engagements
- Examining PhD theses
- Serving on Boards/panels of professional associations
Anna’s research interests involve:
- Student agency, achievement, and self-efficacy within classroom assessment
- Practitioner research and teachers’ capacity building
- Education for building human capital in place-based contexts
Fletcher, A.(2022 in press).Children’s self-assessment plans to inform teaching and provide summative data. In C. McLachlan, T. McLaughlin, S. Cherrington & K. Aspden (Eds.) Data systems in early childhood settings: Theory and practice. Springer.
Fletcher, A. (2019). An invited outsider or an enriched insider? Challenging contextual knowledge as a critical friend researcher. In M. Green, S. Plowright, & N. F. Johnson (Eds.), Educational researchers and the regional university: Agents of regional-global transformation (pp. 75-92). Singapore: Springer.
Fletcher, A.(2018). Assessment to develop students’ strategies and competence as learners. In M. Barnes, M. Gindidis & S. Phillipson (Eds.), Evidence-based learning and teaching: A Look into Australian Classrooms. Milton Park: Routledge
Glowrey, C., Fletcher, A., Green, M, Levy, S., Plunkett, M. (in press). “A possible me? Inspiring learning among regional young people for the future World of Work”. In J. Burke, S. Weuffen, A. Goriss-Hunter & M. Plunkett (Eds.) Challenging mainstream discourses in diverse education communities: working towards a sustainable global future. Springer.
Refereed journal articles
Ekman, R., Fletcher, A., Giota, J., Eriksson, A., Thomas, B., & Bååthe, F. (2022). A Flourishing Brain in the 21st Century: A Scoping Review of the Impact of Developing Good Habits for Mind, Brain, Well-Being, and Learning. Mind, Brain, and Education, 16(1), 13-23.
Fletcher, A. & Wennergren, A-C. (2021). Uncovering missing links in collegial learning conversations. Fosrkning og Forandring [Research and Change], 4(1), 41-58.https://doi.org/10.23865/fof.v4.2147
Fletcher, A. (2021). Australia’s National Assessment Programme rubrics: An impetus for self-assessment? Educational Research, 63(1), 43-64.
Fletcher, A. (2018). Classroom assessment as a reciprocal practice to develop students’ agency: A social cognitive perspective. Assessment Matters, 12, 34-57. doi:https://doi.org/10.18296/am.0032
Fletcher, A. K (2018). Help seeking: agentic learners initiating feedback. Educational Review, 70(4), 389-408. doi:10.1080/00131911.2017.1340871
Fletcher, A. K. (2017). The Testing and Learning Revolution: The Future of Assessment in Education. Studies in Continuing Education, 1-2, [online article] doi:10.1080/0158037X.2017.1384624
Fletcher, A. K. (2016). Exceeding expectations: scaffolding agentic engagement through assessment as learning. Educational Research, 58(4), 400-419. doi:10.1080/00131881.2016.1235909
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
Possible Me Pilot Study: Inspiring Learning with the World of Work Experiences
Team: Anna Fletcher (CI), Stuart Levy, Cheryl Glowrey, Monica Green & Claire McLachlan
|Latrobe Valley Authority, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria||$132,400||Status report Dec 2021|
LIV [LIFE] - Lärande för Insikt om Välmående [Learning for Insights into Wellbeing]
Team: Neuroforum & Kattegatt Gymnasitet (CI), Fredrik Bååthe, Ann Christine Wennergren, Anna Fletcher, Frank Wedding, Henrik Böcklin & Linda Bellvik
|Swedish Inheritance Fund||
Workshop with principals Jan 2022
Journal article: 2021
Benchmarking Report of the use of Performance descriptors used in senior secondary certificate courses in national jurisdictions
Investigators: Jenene Burke (CI), Anna Fletcher & Alison Lugg.
|The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)||$5,000||Report Jun 2021|
The Sustainable Development Goals across Gippsland’s primary and secondary schools.
Team: Monica Green (CI), Andrew O’Loughlin, Anna Fletcher, Bryce Magnussen, Keir Reeves
|Federation University Cross-School Research Group||$7,000|
Overcoming Barriers: Pre-emptive Digital Literacy Support using a Paper-Based Resource’
Team: Bryce Magnusson (CI), Anna Fletcher, David Waldron, Ellen Sabo, Ana Larsen
|Federation University Cross-School Research Group||$7,300||Journal article (under review)|
Possible Me: Inspiring Learning with the World of Work Experiences
Team: Anna Fletcher (CI), Cheryl Glowrey, Margaret Plunkett, Stuart Levy & Monica Green
|Latrobe Valley Authority, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria||$49,300||
Community Fact sheets (n=5)
Literature review (2020)
Book chapter (Springer)
Title: Broadening Horizons: Modelling for the Future Interim Business (Strategic) Plan 2020-2025
Team: Damian Morgan (CI), Shoaib Riaz, Sisira Colombage, Anna Fletcher, Christina Lee, Leigh Kennedy & Claire McLachlan.
|Latrobe Valley Authority, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria||$30,000||
Consultation workshop: Sep 2019
Progress reports: 4 (Oct-Nov)
Interim report: Nov 2019
Final report: Nov 2019
Regional pedagogies of Internet use and self-development pilot project
Team: Nicola Johnson (CI), Monica Green & Anna Fletcher
|Federation University RSP Research Services, DVC (Research & Innovation)||$16,900||
Consultation Workshop: July 2017
Final Report: Dec 2017
Teachers’ Capacity Building
Investigator: Anna Fletcher (CI)
Journal article: 2021
Book chapter: 2019
Conference papers: 2018
Evaluation of The Smith Family's Lakes Entrance Schools and Community Hub (LESCH)
Team: Nicola Johnson (CI), Margaret Plunkett, Anna Fletcher (project manager) & Cheryl Glowrey
|The Smith Family||$45,000||
Final report: Oct 2017
Interim Report: Dec 2016
The DOSSPA-FedUni Partnership Project: A regional secondary schools’ literacy network.
Team: Cheryl Glowrey & Anna Fletcher
|Faculty of Education and Arts Small Grant, Federation University||$3,000||Stakeholder Report: 2016|
Investigator: Anna Fletcher (CI)
|Fee-waiver scholarship, PhD student funding, Charles Darwin University||$ 3,000||
Chapters: 2018, 2022
Journal articles: 2021,2018a, b, 2016, 2012, 2011
Conference papers: 2019, 2018, 2016, 2016, 2012a, b, c
Burke, J., Fletcher, A. & Lugg, A. (2021). Benchmarking Report of selected National Jurisdictions. Prepared for Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
Fletcher, A., Plunkett, M., Glowrey, C., Levy, S. & Green, M. (2020). Possible Me: Inspiring Learning with the World of Work Experiences (A review of the literature) for Dept of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria (Latrobe Valley Authority).
Morgan, D., Riaz, S., Colombage, S. Fletcher, A., Lee, C., Kennedy, L. and McLachlan, C. (2019). Broadening Horizons: Modelling for the Future Project Report Complementing the Business (Strategic) Plan 2020-2025. For Dept of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria (Latrobe Valley Authority).
Morgan, D., Riaz, S., Colombage, S. Fletcher, A., Lee, C., Kennedy, L. and McLachlan, C. (2019). Broadening Horizons: Modelling for the Future Interim Business (Strategic) Plan 2020-2025. For Dept of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria (Latrobe Valley Authority).
Glowrey, C., Plowright, S. & Fletcher, A. (2017). The DOSSPA Secondary Literacy Network 2016 Research Project Report.
Johnson, N. F., Plunkett, M., Fletcher, A., Glowrey, C. & Holcombe, W. (2017). Final Report: Evaluation of Lakes Entrance School and Community Hub (LESCH).
Johnson, N. F., Fletcher, A., Glowrey, C., Albon, N., Plunkett, M. & Holcombe, W. (2016). Interim Report: Evaluation of Lakes Entrance School and Community Hub (LESCH). Report for The Smith Family, November.
Refereed conference proceedings
Brandenburg, R., Fletcher A., Goriss-Hunter , A., Griffiths, K., Holcombe W., Van der Smee, C., Schneider, K. (July 2021). “More than marking and moderation”: A Self-Study of Teacher Educator learning through engaging with Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment’. Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, 7-9 July 2021.
Fletcher, A. (2019, December). A socially-just NAPLAN spin-off: Self-assessment to develop students’ creativity and learning competence. Presentation to AARE Conference, Brisbane, 1-4 December.
Fletcher, A. (2018, December). Initiate, not wait: Students’ help-seeking as flipped feedback. Presentation to AARE Conference, Sydney, 1-4 December.
Fletcher, A. & Wennergren, A-C. (2018, December). Pitfalls and possibilities: collegial conversations about students learning as a reflection of teaching impact. Presentation to AARE Conference, Sydney, 1-4 December.
Fletcher, A. (2016, December). Assessment as a student-driven, reciprocal practice: a recalibrated, social cognitive perspective. Paper presented at The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Melbourne, 27 Nov-1 December.
Fletcher, A. (2016, September). Engaging students with assessment as learning: scaffolding classroom practice to build students’ self-efficacy and agentic engagement. Paper presented at the Research and Innovation in Classroom Assessment (RICA), International Perspectives, Brisbane, 21-23 September.
Plowright, S., Glowrey, C., Green, M., Fletcher A., Harrison, D., Plunkett, M., Emmett, N. & Johnson, N. (2016, December). Reimagining and transforming identity as rural researchers and educators: A (con)textual fugue. Paper presented at The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Melbourne, 27 Nov-1 Dec.
Fletcher, A. (2012, December). 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, October). 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, April). Using Student-Directed Assessment as a Learning Process. Paper presented at the 34th Language Testing Colloquium, Princeton, USA.
Fletcher, A. I. K. (2006). Autograph. Australia Patent No. 2006100630. I. P. Australia.
Other research details
Fletcher, A. (2015). Student-Directed Assessment as a learning process for primary students: A mixed-methods study. (Doctor of Philosophy Thesis), Charles Darwin University, Australia. Retrieved from https://ris.cdu.edu.au/ws/portalfiles/portal/22701104/Thesis_CDU_50323_Fletcher_A.pdf
Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Assessment Criteria: Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience.
Citation Title: For leading and implementing innovative, research-led approaches that enhance Education students’ ability to make discerning pedagogical choices, as members of a Community of Practice
Vice-Chancellor’s Award, Early Career Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Citation: ‘For outstanding and sustained implementation of research-led approaches to assessment design, coordination and development of teaching resources that promote enhanced learning’. Federation University
Faculty of Education Individual Award: Teaching Excellence
Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University
- Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)