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Dr Jill Willis

Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership

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Name
Dr Jill Willis
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education, Other Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3798
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Education (James Cook Uni. of North Qld), Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) (Kelvin Grove C.A.E), Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland)

Keywords

Assessment, Policy evaluation, Learning Spaces, School leadership, Participatory evaluation methodologies, Student voice, Learner agency

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background Jill Willis is a senior lecturer in Education. She has always been interested in the transformative power of learning, and how social collaboration and innovative structures can support learner agency. She is the Master of Education course coordinator and teaches in the Leadership and Management study area.  She also supports pre-service teachers in developing skills in pedagogy, assessment and curriculum planning. She particularly enjoys working with teachers and school leaders who undertake higher degree research.

 

Research Areas:    Her research interests include

  • classroom assessment practices
  • digital feedback loops
  • collaborative learning in physical and digital learning spaces
  • learner agency
  • leadership of change
  • collaborative qualitative research methodologies

Prior to her work at QUT, Jill had twenty years of teaching experience in Queensland state and independent schools as a teacher, Head of Department and Director of Studies. After coming to QUT, Jill was the academic leader for the successful Kelvin Grove Teacher Education Centre of Excellence partnership program (2011 – 2013) with Education Queensland and Kelvin Grove State College and partner schools. Jill contributes to professional learning communities and partnerships and is engaged in research projects investigating the impact of physical and digital learning environments on learner agency . She is also engaged in research work with schools seeking to understand how assessment within the changes to Queensland Senior Assessment and the Australian Curriculum can enhance student experiences of learning in schools. ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5200-5039

This information has been contributed by Dr Jill Willis.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Faculty of Education Teaching and Learning Award for teaching excellence, Early Career Award.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Vice Chancellor's Performance Award in recognition of a significant and superior contribution to the work of the University.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Faculty of Education, Teaching and Learning team Award for enhancing learning in EDB036, Introduction to Education.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Jill was awarded the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Queensland) Academic Award for Excellence in Post Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership, for her studies at James Cook University, Queensland.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Lifting our game: Early career teachers' experiences of the pursuit of quality
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leanne Crosswell, Professor Tania Broadley
  • A national assessment model for school age students with disability: an institutional ethnography inquiry about the practice of policy
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Sofia Mavropoulou, Dr Nerida Spina
  • Determining leadership practices that impact on mid-career teachers' commitment to the profession: Mid-career teachers' perspectives.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leanne Crosswell
  • Mindful Leadership practices in education.
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Leanne Crosswell
  • Improving the educational experience of Middle Years learners through creative approaches to curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Linda Graham
  • Examining the relative advantages of using standardised design guides vs a 'free' generative designing process for school facilities
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Hilary Hughes, Professor Jill Franz
  • Creativity in the classroom: preparing senior students for the 21st century workforce
    Masters, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)