Ms Rebecca Shields School of Education and the Arts

Academic Liaison and Head of Course

Cert IV in TAE, Bachelor of Education (Primary), Master of Education

Contact Details

Email: r.shields@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4923 2173 - Ext: 52173

Office Location

2.22

Building 33

About Me

I am a trained teacher with over 12 years experience of teaching in a wide variety of areas from Primary teaching to Higher Education. I have completed a Master of Education where I focussed on disability and inclusive education, digital futures and research.

I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Education and the Arts. I am the Academic Liaison for this school and am involved in the Personalising the Student Experience Project (PSEIRS).

I am also Head of Course for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership.

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Awards

In Term 3 2010 I was awarded as one of the top 10 Course Coordinators (SKIL40025) who achieved the highest response rate for their course as well as the highest satisfaction rate for a course.

Previous teaching

I have project managed and course coordinated a short non-award HEPPP project/ course called Preparation for Success in Health. This course was 5 weeks in duration and prepared high school students for further studies in health. As well it gave them guidance and direction around what sorts of skills and knowledge were required to successfully navigate university.

I have worked as an Associate Lecturer in STEPS. As well as this I also previously worked in the Student Support Centre as a lecturer and Program Coordinator in the Lift Program.

Previous to the above I worked as a teacher teaching various ages in Australian schools/ high schools as well as teaching primary aged children in Japan and the UK.

Professional Memberships
I am a member and am registered with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Papers in Refereed Proceedings
Chugh, R., Ledger, S., & Shields, R. (2017). Curriculum design for distance education in the tertiary sector. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18(2), 4-15.

Hinton, L., & Shields, R. (2012). A descriptive study of the factors involved in obtaining student feedback: Designing practical strategies to increase student response rates. Paper presented at the Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum 2012 (AHEEF), Rockhampton: Queensland, http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/931947

Shields, R., & Chugh, R. (2016). Digital badges – rewards for learning? Education and Information Technologies, 1-8. doi: 101007/s10639-016-9521-x

Grants

I was part of and worked with Professor Leone Hinton on a CQUniversity 2011 Teaching and Learning Grant that looked at, "A descriptive study of the factors involved in obtaining student feedback: Designing practical strategies to increase student response rates".

Published in: 2012
Conference Presentations

Hinton, L & Shields, R 2012, 'A descriptive study of the factors involved in obtaining student feedback: Designing practical strategies to increase student response rates', paper presented at the Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum 2012 (AHEEF) : Embedding an internal evaluation culture, held at CQUniversity, 8-10 October 2012, Rockhampton, Queensland, http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/931947

Published in: 2012
Shields, R. (2016, June). Preparation for Success in Health - attracting and preparing our future health professionals in regional Queensland. Paper presented at the RUN Regional Futures Conference, Rockhampton, Queensland.
Research Interests

Online education, special education,

Conference paper

Shields, R., & Chugh, R. (2018). Preparing Australian high school learners with 21st century skills. In M. J. W. Lee, S. Nikolic, M. Ros, J. Shen, G. K. W. Wong, N. Venkatarayalu, & L. C. U. Lei (Eds.), Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 1101-1106). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/tale.2018.8615207

Link to ACQUIRE

Hinton, L., & Shields, R. (2012). A descriptive study of the factors involved in obtaining student feedback: designing practical strategies to increase student response rates.. In Australian Higher Education Evaluation Forum 2012 (AHEEF) : Embedding an internal evaluation culture, held at CQUniversity, 8-10 October 2012, Rockhampton, Queensland. (pp. 1-11). Rockhampton, Qld.: CQUniversity Australia. Retrieved from https://staffnet.cqu.edu.au/

Link to ACQUIRE
Journal article

Chugh, R., Ledger, S., & Shields, R. (2017). Curriculum design for distance education in the tertiary sector. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18(02), 4-15. doi:10.17718/tojde.306552

Link to ACQUIRE

Shields, R., & Chugh, R. (2017). Digital badges: Rewards for learning?. Education and Information Technologies, 22(4), 1817-1824. doi:10.1007/s10639-016-9521-x

Link to ACQUIRE
Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
EDED20507 - Leading Community Learning in Disability and Inclusive Education
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
EDED20506 - Innovative Practices in Disability and Inclusive Education
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2018
EDED20507 - Leading Community Learning in Disability and Inclusive Education
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2018
EDED20506 - Innovative Practices in Disability and Inclusive Education
Unit Coordinator
EDED20498 - Educational Change and Improvement
Lead Lecturer
EDED20497 - Leadership in the Educational Context
Lead Lecturer
HE Term 2 - 2017
SKIL40025 - Preparation Skills for University
Tutor
EDED20500 - Leadership Project
Unit Coordinator
EDED20499 - Leading Learning and Community Engagement
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2017
SKIL40025 - Preparation Skills for University
Tutor
HE Term 3 - 2010
SKIL40025 - Lift Study Skills in the Tertiary Environment
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training