Dr Mallihai Tambyah

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership


Contact

+61 7 3138 3496

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Personal details

Positions

Course Coordinator
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Teacher Education & Leadership

Keywords

Initial teacher education, Teachers' work, Teacher Identity, Phenomenography, Australian National Curriculum, History teachers, Social Studies, Studies of Society And Environment (SOSE)

Discipline

Specialist Studies in Education, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

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

Qualifications

  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations


  • member - AARE (Australian Association for Research in Education)
  • member - ATEA (Australian Teacher Education Association)
  • member - QHTA (Queensland History Teachers' Association)
  • member - QCT (Queensland College of Teachers)
  • Vice President -  SEAQ (Social Educators Association of Queensland)

Teaching

Mallihai is the lecturer and unit coordinator for a range of Faculty of Education units on:

  • Secondary History Curriculum Studies
  • Primary Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum Studies


In each of these units Mallihai promotes the importance of subject knowledge in the social sciences, supported by inquiry-based teaching approaches.  It is essential that pre-service social education teachers are fully aware of the importance of having strong disciplinary knowledge as the basis of their knowledge for teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in primary and secondary school contexts. In her curriculum studies units, Mallihai is particularly interested in developing pre-service teachers' self-efficacy and emerging teacher identity as social science teachers.  She promotes the development of these personal qualities by engaging pre-service teachers in researching and developing curriculum units, reflective writing on professional practice and in promoting online communities of practice to further teachers' knowledge.

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Mallihai, explore their research on ePrints (our digital repository).

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Awards