- Dr Naomi Barnes
- Lecturer in Literacy
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
- Discipline *
- Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
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Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)
- Professional memberships
- Australian Association for Research in Education
- Australian Literacy Educators Association
social media, rhetoric, dialogic, digital text composition, English curriclum, digital sociology, digital literacy
Naomi’s research is in digital rhetoric. She focuses on qualitative critical network analysis and how multiple modes of communication are at play in online human networking. She is interested in the relationships humans have with each other on online, particularly in social media, and the socio-cultural theories and philosophical traditions which help us better understand how technology has changed the way we communicate. Naomi is also interested in the policy and pedagogical implications of these changes in communication. She would be interested in supervising HDR students in these areas.
Naomi completed her PhD at Griffith University in 2015. She investigated how university students connected with university, fellow students, family and friends via Facebook. She has since explored how information and ideas travel between authors and their audience through blogs. Naomi has also recently published a theoretical exploration of how information and ideas travel between education researchers and school leaders and has been awarded a Women in Research grant to consider the role of social media in the uptake of education research in schools.
After working as a secondary Humanities, Social Sciences and English teacher for eleven years. From 2011, she worked as a lecturer and tutor in curriculum studies and professional experience.
Keywords: critical network analysis, multiliteracy, social media, digital rhetoric
CRB005 Primary English Curriculum
Naomi was a Secondary English, History and Geography Teacher from 1997 to 2010 in Southeast and North Queensland. She has experience in the government, Catholic and Independent sectors. Naomi worked as a Head of Curriculum from 2005-2010 in all sectors and a Year Co-ordinator for three of those years. She also worked for Education Queensland on a curriculum project from 2012-2013. Naomi has a particular expertise in the curriculum and pedagogy of writing composition.
- Barnes NJ, (2017) Blogging as a method of inquiry, Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology p17-26
- Barnes N, (2018) Adapting a method to use Facebook in education research: Taking phenomenography online, Doing research in and on the digital: Research methods across fields of inquiry (Routledge Advances in Research Methods, 25) p30-46
- Barnes N, Penn-Edwards S, Sim C, (2015) A dialogic about using Facebook status updates for education research: a PhD student's journey, Educational Research and Evaluation p109-121
- Barnes N, (2017) Navigating social integration into university on Facebook: Insights from a longitudinal study, Student Success p1-11
- Netolicky DM, Barnes N, (2018) Method as a journey: a narrative dialogic partnership illuminating decision-making in qualitative educational research, International Journal of Research and Method in Education p500-513
- Netolicky DM, Barnes N, Heffernan A, (2018) Metaphors for women's experiences of early career academia: Buffy, Alice, and Frankenstein's creature, Lived experiences of women in academia: Metaphors, manifestos and memoir p171-180
- Lampert J, Burnett B, Comber B, Ferguson AN, Barnes N, (2017) 'It's not about punitive': exploring how early-career teachers in high-poverty schools respond to critical incidents, Critical Studies in Education p1-17
- Lampert J, Burnett B, Comber B, Ferguson AN, Barnes NJ, (2018) Quality teaching discourses: a contested terrain, Resisting educational inequality: Reframing policy and practice in schools serving vulnerable communities p150-158
- Barnes N, (2014) Centralising first year students' voices: Analysing Facebook status updates, Proceedings of the 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference p1-10
- Barnes N, (2014) Using Facebook for educational research: Choice, trials, reflection and insight, Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) p1-8
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.