Pauline Jones

Pauline Jones

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (02) 4221 3322


Dr Pauline Jones is a Senior Lecturer, Language in Education in the School of Education and is the Co-ordinator of the Graduate Language and Literacy strand. She is also Convenor of Professional Learning in the School of Education.

She teaches educational linguistics, classroom-based research, English curriculum and policy and TESOL method in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Her publications cover a range of topics including teacher expertise with respect to language and literacy, oral language in the classroom, online dialogue, metalinguistic awareness and functional language/semiotics.

Her research interests include dialogic teaching, functional linguistics/semiotics, teachers’ knowledge about language and multimodality. Pauline completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and her research investigated the nature and role of oral language in classroom learning with particular emphasis on the literacy outcomes for disadvantaged students.

She is currently leading two major projects aimed at improving literacy outcomes for children and young people. ‘Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT)’ is a $350,000 research project investigating the nature of students’ literacy experiences at key points in schooling from Foundation to Senior Secondary. ‘Linking Learning Birth – 12 years’, with Professor Iram Siraj, is a commissioned project funded by the Victorian Department of Education and managed by the Warracknabeal school community.

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Research Students

  • Thu Hien Nguyen: Vietnamese tertiary students' engagement with language during oral classroom interaction
  • Katherine Bates: What is the relationship between viewing and writing narratives and what does this relationship look like?
  • Susan Byers: How Does Teacher Pedagogy Maximise Comprehension in the Middle Years
  • Ika Lestari Damayanti: Storytelling as a pedagogical model for teaching English to primary school learners in Indonesia
  • Alyce Shepherd: Using "Slowmation" to Enact a Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Developing the Social Skills of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Widhiyanto: Academic Writing in a Foreign Language Context.
  • Sophie McIntosh: Learning About, Learning In and Learning Through Standard Australian English: ESL/D learners in mainstream classrooms
  • Nasim Googol: Blended Learning Environments: How interpersonal relations support knowledge construction
  • Kikumi Kai: The potential for creative writing using a genre-based approach on second language learners' self-representation in a Japanese junior high school EFL classroom
  • Gantina Sitepu: Rater Reliability in the Assessment of Academic Writing: An SFL Analysis of Raters; Rating and Perceptions
  • Suellen Denny: Understanding teachers' conceptualisations of reading in a multiliteracies era.
Last reviewed: 21 January, 2015