Igusti Darmawan

Dr Igusti Darmawan

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan serves as a Senior Lecturer and holds the position of Associate Head (International) within the School of Education, along with the role of Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Economics at the University of Adelaide.

Dr. Darmawan brings to his role an extensive 32-year teaching and learning experience across multiple disciplines at three different universities: Pendidikan Nasional University in Bali, Indonesia, Flinders University, and the University of Adelaide in Australia.

In his research, Dr. Darmawan focuses on ICT, Science, and Mathematics education, along with quantitative methods and measurement. He also has over 20 years of experience analysing and reporting large-scale assessment data. Additionally, he excels in curriculum design and holds specific expertise in measurement, assessment, and evaluation.

He has recently completed a project funded by South Australia's Department of Education, which evaluated the Brightpath program in public schools across South Australia. He is also presently involved in the Australian Federal Government's Emerging Priorities Program, where he contributes to preparing parents and teachers for the post-pandemic world by conducting school seminars to support student well-being, behaviour, and self-regulation.

  • ICT, Science and Mathematics Education;
  • Assessment and the measurement of student achievement, progress, and attitude; Secondary data analysis;
  • Advanced quantitative methods and their applications (e.g. SEM and multilevel modelling);
  • Cross-national and comparative studies.
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2009 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2005 Occupational and Research Training Fellow Flinders University
    1998 - 2002 Senior Lecturer Pendidikan Nasional University
    1989 - 1998 Lecturer Pendidikan Nasional University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award International Leadership Award Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Economic, The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2023 Award HDR Supervisor Award School of Education, The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2022 Award The Supervision Award Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Economics - The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2018 Award PVCI Excellence Award 2018 The Univeristy of Adelaide Australia -
    2011 Award Dean of Education Excellence Award for Excellence in Building International Research Partnerships School of Education, The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2006 Nomination Supervisor of the Year Award PGSA, The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2003 Fellowship Occupational and Research in Education Training Fellowship Flinders University Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2007 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)
    2003 Flinders University Australia PhD
    1994 Syracuse University United States Master of Science in Information Resources Management
    1994 Syracuse University United States Certificate in Information Systems and Telecomunication Management
    1988 Bandung Institute of Technology Indonesia Sarjana Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Research Interests

Research Grants and Projects

2023     Department of Education, East Kalimantan, Indonesia:  Enhancing Teaching Language Skills and Designing Instructional Materials to Improve Literacy and Numeracy Skills & Integrated Training for Language Skills and School Management Programs ($485,980)

2023     Faculty of Arts, Business, Law, and Economics - Research Innovator GrantsEmployment Outcomes for Youths from Refugee Background in South Australia ($5,000)

2022      Australian Federal Government Emerging Priorities Program: Preparing for Parenting in a Post-Pandemic World - School seminars to skill parents and teachers to support the wellbeing, behaviour, and self-regulation of students ($1,119,175). 

2020       Department for Education, Analysing Brightpath Writing Improvement program effect on NAPLAN student writing achievement ($18,000)

2017       Department of Foreign Affair and Trade: Educational Assessment: National Examination and Computer-Based Testing ($1,857,567)

2015       School of Education Discretionary Research Funding: Current Trends and Development in Questionnaires and Tests for Languages and Mathematics at Secondary Education ($3,875)

2015       School of Education Discretionary Research Funding: The influence of gender, age, student SES and vocational (VET) entry qualification on undergraduate academic performance ($2,500)

2013     Faculty of the Professions Learning and Development Grant: Designing an Intercultural Learning Environment for First-Year Students that Encounter Three Aspects: A Video Demonstration, an e-Learning and a Face to Face Communication Assemblage ($10,000)

2013     School of Education Small Research Grant: Student Performance in Science and Mathematics: A Comparative Study of Ten Asia Pacific Countries ($8,000)

2011     DECS: Teach-SA ($594,000)

2010     Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships Program Round 7: Educational Assessment and Evaluation ($273,000)

            Equity Grants: Cultural experiences of international academics of non-English speaking background in a South Australian university ($5,000)

2009     ARC Support Grant: Technology-Enhanced Adaptive Learning Environment ($8,000)

2007     University of Adelaide Teaching Grant: Advancing Collaborative Learning with Team Learning System ($25.000)

Current Teaching

  • Mixed Methods Research,
  • Quantitative Educational Research
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Education

Previous Teaching

  • Examination of Information and Analysis of Frequency and Count Data
  • Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Quantitative Educational Research
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor The frustration of learners and teachers' basic psychological needs and its effect on students' engagement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ahmed Alharfi
    2024 Principal Supervisor Delivering electronic storybook interventions to early grade students: The case of Indonesia with the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Nilam Pamularsih
    2024 Principal Supervisor Impact of ICT integrated pre-service teacher education for enhancing ICT integration and heutagogical learning experiences for students at school level Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sampath Sri Sujeewa Basnayaka Basnayaka Mudiyanselage
    2023 Principal Supervisor An Investigation of Factors Predicting Students' Numeracy in Upper and Lower Primary in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yulia Linguistika
    2023 Principal Supervisor Formulation of Well-being Model and Instrument Based on Balinese Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr I Putu Abdi Bhuwana
    2023 Co-Supervisor Investigation into the Challenges Facing Refugee School Students in South Australia: Harnessing the Potential of Parents from Refugee Backgrounds to Improve the Education Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Khadija Mohammed A. Asmar
    2022 Co-Supervisor Reflection and Equity: A case study of pre-service teachers' demographic reflection for AfGT Element 4. Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Amy Kay Robinson
    2022 Co-Supervisor Language Learning in Papua, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hilmiyati Endriyana
    2022 Co-Supervisor Nutrition Education in Australian Tertiary Level: Engagement and Dietary Patterns of Students Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Hanaa Zebian
    2021 Principal Supervisor An investigation of Chinese university students' wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Jiachen Teng
    2021 Principal Supervisor Effects of timely intervention to secondary students’ off-task behaviour in online mathematic lecture on their academic performance and cognitive load. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yang Li
    2019 Co-Supervisor Sociolinguistic Perspective of the Language Attrition and Acculturation: In Terms of Speech Acts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Fatemeh Mehdiabadi
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Exploring the Predictors of Indonesian Reading Literacy based on PISA Data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Safitri Yosita Ratri
    2019 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Secular vs. Islamic Education: An Investigation of Factors Affecting English Achievement Gaps between Sekolah and Madrasah Schools in South Sulawesi, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abu Nawas
    2019 - 2024 Principal Supervisor Modelling the Interrelationships among Student and Teacher Factors in Predicting English as a Foreign Language Achievement in Secondary Schools in West Java, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ari Arifin Danuwijaya
    2019 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Computer-based Assessments of High School Mathematics in Myanmar Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Hnin Nwe Nwe Tun
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor An investigation into factors affecting Grade 10 & 12 students' mathematics performance in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jerome Oko
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Factors influencing the achievement of Year 12 physics students in Malang, Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khusaini .
    2013 - 2022 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Textbooks on Mathematical Readiness for University Calculus - A Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Richard Kenneth Burton
    2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Classroom Practices in Mathematics: Effects on Elementary and Secondary School Students' Achievement in Mathematics in Region Xll, Philippines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Michelle Lacia
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Towards a Comprehensive Model of English as a Second Language Learning and Teaching in the Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Che Yee Lye
    2012 - 2013 Co-Supervisor The Double Heuristic Method: Perspectives on how teachers deal with an alternative model for teaching in the VET sector Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Homayoon Azemikhah
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Factors Influencing Year 9 Students' Mathematics Performance Related to Lower Order Thinking (LOT) and Higher Order Thinking (HOT) in Aceh, Indonesia: A Multivariate and Multilevel Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss . Elizar
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Attrition and New Entry Pathways: Factors Contributing Toward Attrition for Students Entering an Australian University through New VET Entry Pathways Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alex Lovat
    2011 - 2020 Co-Supervisor ‘Music is my Oxygen’: an Exploration of Bioecological Influences on Pathways to University Music Study in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Garry Robert Jones
    2011 - 2013 Co-Supervisor 'Knowledge' and 'Attitude' of Pre-Service Teachers in South Australia towards Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) and Other Blood-Borne Viruses (BBVs) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joy Talukdar
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Participative Management and its Relationships with Employee Performance Behaviour: A Study in the University Sector in Malang Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Burhanuddin .
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Teacher Assessment Literacy and Student Outcomes in the Province of Tawi-Tawi, Philippines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Wilham Hailaya
    2009 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Adelaide Secondary School Students Participation in Sport and their Cultural Identity: A Humanistic Sociological Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Vegnes Maniam
    2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Interactive Whiteboard: Adoption and the Impact of its Utilization on Student Learning in South Australian Secondary Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Amrit Pal Kaur
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor An Investigation into Differences Between Out-Of-Field and In-Field History Teachers' Influence on Students' Learning Experiences in Malaysian Secondary Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Umi Kalsum Mohd Salleh
    2007 - 2010 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Multimodal Texts on the Development of English Language Proficiency Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sasikala Nallaya
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Students' Uptake of Physics: A Study of South Australian and Filipino Physics Students Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Francisco Ben
    2006 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Students' Critical Thinking Skills, Attitudes to ICT and Perceptions of ICT Classroom Learning Environments Under the ICT Schools Pilot Project in Thailand Doctor of Education Doctorate Full Time Dr Methinee Wongwanich Rumpagaporn
    2006 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Individual Characteristics, Family, Self-Efficacy, Curriculum, University and Classroom Learning Environments, Teaching Approaches and Teacher Factors, Learning Approaches, and Student Outcomes in a Malaysian Private University: A Mixed Research Study Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yih Chyn Kek
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135788
  • Email: igusti.darmawan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83133604
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 8
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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