Staff Profile

Professor Maria Northcote

School:School of Education and Science
Position:Professor / Director Higher Degree Research
Phone: (02) 4980 2307
Fax:(02) 49802118
Qualifications:PhD (ECU); M. Ed. (ECU); B. Ed. (WAustCAE); Dip. Teach. (ACU)
Research:academic development, professional learning, threshold concepts, assessment in higher education, information/communication technologies and development, instructional design, learning and teaching, teacher education and teacher research.
About:Professor Maria Northcote is the Director of Higher Degree Research at Avondale College of Higher Education in NSW. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education students in the areas of mathematics education, research methods, assessment and HSIE (Human Society and its Environment). Part of her role is to support staff to develop their skills in online teaching and course design, research and supervision of postgraduate candidates. Her work also focuses on creating research opportunities within the institution and developing collaborative research opportunities with other institutions.

Previous to her current position, Maria was a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Newcastle, NSW. She coordinated a team of staff known as the Educational Resources Support and Development team in the Centre who are responsible for supporting staff and students in their use of online learning and teaching technologies.

Maria's tertiary teaching incorporates elements of online and offline learning technologies. Her PhD study focused on the educational beliefs held by teachers and students in higher education contexts.
Select Publications:Gosselin, Kevin and Northcote, Maria T., "Cross-Continental Research Collaborations About Online Teaching" (2013). Education Conference Papers. Paper 2.

Anderson, Alan; Barham, Nicholas; and Northcote, Maria T., "Using the TPACK Framework to Unite Disciplines in Online Learning" (2013). Education Conference Papers. Paper 3.

Northcote, Maria T. and Christian, Beverly J., "Dreams, Hiccups and Realities: What Happens When Lecturers and Students Co-Design an Online Module?" (2013). Education Conference Papers. Paper 4.

For a list of publications, visit Maria Northcote publications