have spent over 30 years in schools both as a primary teacher and
secondary teacher. After my initial primary teacher training at Flinders
University, I taught secondary science, biology and mathematics classes in a
country school and a number of metropolitan high schools, completing
secondary teaching qualifications as I did so.|
exchange teacher, I taught senior Biology 1 and Biology 2 classes in the United States.|
| My particular interest has been in providing
extension and enrichment classes in chemistry and environmental science
for gifted and talented students.|
For several years I have been involved in the
assessment of primary and secondary student teachers in classrooms across
the State, working for both the University of South Australia and the
University of Adelaide.
My current research interests are in the stability of students' thoughts about their future selves - their possible selves - during the final three years of secondary school. The current research examines students' expectations, hopes and fears and how these thoughts provide motivation to persist with tasks to completion - the achievement of goals.