Igusti Darmawan

Dr Igusti Darmawan

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan is a Senior Lecturer and the Associate Head (International) within the School of Education at the University of Adelaide.

His research interests are wide and varied. From a strong initial interest in ICT and Science Education, he has extended his field of inquiry in these areas to cross-national and comparative perspectives, and consequently developing a strong interest in educational research methodology and measurement.

  • 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.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 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
    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

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

  • Introduction to Quantitative Educational Methods,,
  • Advanced Quantitative Educational Research
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Education

Previous Teaching

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor An Exploratory Study of Assessment of High school Mathematics Students in Myanmar Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Hnin Nwe Nwe Tun
    2019 Principal Supervisor Exploring the Predictors of Indonesian Reading Literacy Based on PISA Data Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Safitri Yosita Ratri
    2019 Principal Supervisor An Investigation on Teacher Assessment Literacy in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ari Arifin Danuwijaya
    2019 Principal Supervisor The Impact of School-level and Student-level Factors on Students' Reading Literacy in Public and Islamic Schools Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abu Nawas
    2017 Principal Supervisor Factors Influencing Physics Achievements of Indonesian Senior High School Students based on National Examination Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khusaini .
    2017 Principal Supervisor Investigating Mathematics performance of Year 10 and 12 students in Papua New Guinea (PNB) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jerome Oko
    2013 Principal Supervisor Voices of the South Australian Establishment on the Nurture or Omission of Emotional Development in the Early Years Learning Framework Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Christina Surmei
    2013 Principal Supervisor Math Education Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Richard Kenneth Burton
    2013 Principal Supervisor Classroom Practices in Mathematics: Effects on Elementary and Secondary Students Achievement in Region Xll Philippines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Michelle Lacia
    2011 Principal Supervisor Mathematics Achievement Among The Lowest Attaining Students Through Thinking And Reasoning Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Aysha Abdul Majeed
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
    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
    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 - 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
    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 .
    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
    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 - 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
    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 - 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
    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 - 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
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135788
  • Email: igusti.darmawan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3604
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 8
  • Room: 8 34
  • Org Unit: School of Education

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