Pauline Jones

pauline jones

Position: Associate Professor
Phone: (02) 4221 3322


Dr Pauline Jones - Associate Professor, 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 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 leads ‘Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT)’ $350,000 research project investigating the nature of students’ literacy experiences at key points in schooling from Foundation to Senior Secondary.  Pauline is also Chief Investigator on an ARC funded project investigating the use of student generated multi-modal texts in tertiary science classrooms.

UOW Scholars Profile - Pauline Jones

Research Students

  • Ika Lestari Damayanti (Doctor of Philosophy): Cerita: A pedagogical model for teaching narratives to lower secondary school students in Indonesia
  • Emma Rutherford Vale (Doctor of Philosophy): Bridging the Gap - Science teachers; Linguistic knowledge and students; Literacy needs
  • Kikumi Kai (Doctor of Education): The potential for creative writing using a genre-based approach on second language learners’ self-representation in a Japanese junior high school EFL classroom
  • Suellen Denny (Doctor of Philosophy): Understanding teachers’ conceptualisations of reading in a multiliteracies era.
  • Susan Byers (Doctor of Education): How Does Teacher Pedagogy Maximise Comprehension in the Middle Years
  • Sophie McIntosh (Doctor of Philosophy): Learning About, Learning In and Learning Through Standard Australian English: ESL/D learners in mainstream classrooms
  • Widhiyanto (Doctor of Philosophy): Academic Writing in a Foreign Language Context.
  • Alyce Wall (Doctor of Philosophy): Using “Slowmation” to Enact a Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Developing the Social Skills of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Thu Hien Nguyen (Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)): Vietnamese tertiary students’ engagement with language during oral classroom interaction
  • Nasim Googol (Doctor of Philosophy): Blended Learning Environments: How interpersonal relations support knowledge construction
  • Annette Turney (Doctor of Philosophy): Exploring semiosis in Australian tertiary students representation of science within a systemic functional linguistics framework


Last reviewed: 1 February, 2017