|Present||Co-ordinator, Behavioural Science, The University of Notre Dame Australia ‐ School of Arts and Sciences, Fremantle|
Social justice and critical psychology with particular emphasis on resistance and emancipation, cultural issues, and education., Indigenous education and the importance of curriculum change to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education., and How the changing climate of higher education can lead to feelings of exclusion within the university context.
- PS100 Developmental Psychology
- PS225 Culture and Society
- PS235 Health Psychology
- PS264 Psychology of Work
- PS315 Professional Practice in Behavioural Science
- PS393 Community Policy and Development
- PS311 Research Methods and Practice
Associate Professor Dawn Darlaston-Jones MAPS
BA(Psych)Hons, Grad Cert Ed (Tertiary)., MPsych(Community) PhD, Registered Psychologist
Co-ordinator, Behavioural Science
Phone: 9433 0124
(De)Constructing paradigms: Creating a psychology curriculum for conscientisation education Australian Community Psychologist (2015)
Critical psychology challenges the traditional assumptions of mainstream psychology byidentifying the bases of power that maintain inequity and unjust social practices andworking towards transformational change. Psychology has the capacity to be at theforefront of a ...
Are we asking the right questions? Why we should have a decolonizing discourse based on conscientization rather than indigenizing the curriculum Canadian Journal of Native Education (2014)
The Canadian Journal of Native Education is published twice yearly: inspring/summer a theme issue is compiled at the First Nations House ofLearning at the University of British Columbia; and in fall/winter ageneral edition is compiled ...
Moving beyond the enduring dominance of positivism in psychological research: Implications for psychology in Australia Australian Psychologist (2010)
Almost since its inception, the dominant narrative of modern psychology has embraced positivism through its insistence that psychological science is objective, generalisable, and value free (or neutral). Consequently, quantitative research and, in particular, experimental designs, ...
Making connections: The relationship between epistemology and research methods Australian Community Psychologist (2007)
The ability to identify the relationship between the epistemological foundation of research and the methods employed in conducting it is critical in order for research to be truly meaningful. Unfortunately this connection is often not ...
Introducing the Navigator, the Juggler, and the Analyst: A Q Profile of Undergraduate Psychology Students within an Australian University Australian Community Psychologist (2007)
Much of the existing literature investigating non-completion in the university sector focuses on the demographic characteristics of the students while failing to adequately apply the same degree of scrutiny to the institution itself. In this ...
Are they being served? Student expectations of higher education Issues In Educational Research (2003)
The current climate in tertiary education places students as primary consumers. As such, students are becoming more conscious of their customer rights and of gaps between their expectations of service delivery and the reality of ...
The retention and persistence support (RAPS) project: A transition initiative Issues In Educational Research (2003)
The transition to university is often associated with stress, anxiety, and tension and in many cases can lead to students failing or withdrawing from university. Transition problems result in high social and economic costs to ...
Book Chapters (2)
Changing the lens: Indigenous perspectives on psychological literacy The psychologically literate citizen: Foundations and global perspectives (2011)
An essential type of psychological literacy that is required in all psychology courses is an understanding of and ability to work with the many cultural groups that make up a given society. This understanding and ...
Conference Papers (8)
A collaborative learning and critical reflexivity model of anti-racism education Sciences Conference Papers (2011)
The traditional model of education in the tertiary sector positions the lecturer, tutor, and student in a hierarchical relationship to each other which results in a ‘top down’ flow of information and learning. The assumption ...
From Avatar to Liyarn Ngarn: Utilising film as a device in anti-racism education Sciences Conference Papers (2011)
Teaching within an anti-racism framework presents many obstacles to even the most skilled educator. Overcoming resistance from students and helping them to deal with the emotional consequences associated with such content as well as the ...
Transforming Higher Education through Transformative Practice Arts Conference Papers (2009)
Critical community psychology is characterised by a set of principles which guide practice. These include the deconstruction of assumptions that reinforce marginalisation and discrimination through critical consciousness, respect for diversity, an emphasis on equity and ...
Moving Beyond the Enduring Dominance of Positivism in Psychological Research: An Australian Perspective Arts Conference Papers (2008)
Almost since its inception, the dominant narrative of modern psychology has embraced positivism through its insistence that psychological science is objective, generalisable, and value free (or neutral). Consequently, quantitative research and in particular, experimental designs, ...
Psychology and the research enterprise: Moving beyond the enduring hegemony of positivism Sciences Conference Papers (2008)
Almost since its inception, psychology has embraced the positivist orientation of the natural sciences. The research enterprise in psychology has reinforced this through its insistence that psychological science is objective, generalisable, and value free (or ...
Student Retention: supporting different student profiles Sciences Conference Papers (2008)
This seminar presents the findings from the final stage of a three phase investigation into retention that aims to understand the subjective interpretation and meaning of the student experience and how this relates to retention.
Striving for excellence: Challenges and tensions of teaching behavioural science to a large class of diverse disciplines Sciences Conference Papers (2006)
Teaching a large class is challenging in any situation, but the complexity is increased exponentially when trying to make the content relevant to students from a diverse range of disciplines. Up to 480 students enrol ...
Using a student centred learning approach in a large class context Sciences Conference Papers (2003)
Teaching in large classes traditionally involves a formal lecture setting following a 'sage on stage' format. This is often dissatisfying for staff and students alike and results in surface rather than deep learning. Recent developments ...