Dr Linda Westphalen

Linda Westphalen
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Arts

Working in a School of Education has meant that teaching is not only Linda's professional role, it is also her subject matter. A teacher for 30 years, Linda is a national Office of Learning and Teaching Citation winner in 2012, and a 2008 Winner of the Dean of Professions' Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching. Linda's current teaching is in the areas of culture, diversity and inclusion, pedagogy and engagement, and student safety and well-being. From 2009 to the end of 2015, she coordinated the School of Education’s Teacher Education Programs, a role she relinquished to go on long service leave in the first half of 2016.

In a new phase of her career as an Adelaide Academy Education Specialist, Linda looks forward to the challenge of new pathways in her teaching areas, as well as innovation and online learning in the School of Education. She has been instrumental in developing the School’s capstone assessment requirement in Teacher Education, the ePortfolio. She has also had a key role in conceiving and establishing the School's Masters of Teaching. Linda's keen interest in collaborating with teachers in schools to foster their professional development has led to an ongoing partnership with Staff at Pulteney Grammar School (as per APST Standard 6). Teaching, she contends, is the best, most rewarding job there is.

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Dr Linda Westphalen

Working in a School of Education has meant that teaching is not only Linda's professional role, it is also her subject matter. A teacher for 30 years, Linda is a national Office of Learning and Teaching Citation winner in 2012, and a 2008 Winner of the Dean of Professions' Prize for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching. Linda's current teaching is in the areas of culture, diversity and inclusion, pedagogy and engagement, and student safety and well-being. From 2009 to the end of 2015, she coordinated the School of Education’s Teacher Education Programs, a role she relinquished to go on long service leave in the first half of 2016.

In a new phase of her career as an Adelaide Academy Education Specialist, Linda looks forward to the challenge of new pathways in her teaching areas, as well as innovation and online learning in the School of Education. She has been instrumental in developing the School’s capstone assessment requirement in Teacher Education, the ePortfolio. She has also had a key role in conceiving and establishing the School's Masters of Teaching. Linda's keen interest in collaborating with teachers in schools to foster their professional development has led to an ongoing partnership with Staff at Pulteney Grammar School (as per APST Standard 6). Teaching, she contends, is the best, most rewarding job there is.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Adelaide Education Specialist University of Adelaide
2013 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2006 - 2013 Lecturer University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2012 Office of Learning and Teaching National Citation Office for Learnign and Teaching
2008 2008 Excutive Dean of the Professions Prize for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2009 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Onine Learning)
1998 - 2002 Flinders University Australia PhD
1991 - 1994 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Arts Honours (English)
1985 - 1986 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
1981 - 1985 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts

Research Interests

Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education, Educational Technology and Computing, Language in Culture and Society, Pedagogy

Journals

Year Citation
2012 Westphalen, L. (2012). Dear Aunty Ruby. O. Haag & L. Westphalen (Eds.). Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia, 3, 1, 27-31.
2012 Haag, O. & Westphalen, L. (2012). A life for the truth: a tribute to Ruby Langford Ginibi. Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia, 3, 1, 1-7.
1998 Westphalen, L. (1998). Betraying history for pleasure and profit: Leon Carmen's 'My own sweet time'. Overland, 150, 75-78.

Books

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2006 Westphalen, L. (2006). Spaces that 'Speak': Indigenous Life-Histories, Dreaming and Country. In G. Worby & L. I. Rigney (Eds.), (pp. 34-48). GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845: Australian Public Intellectual Network.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2013 Jerram, K., Stubbs, M., Westphalen, L., Williamson, N. M. & Metha, G. F. (2013). Delivering a Small-Group Discovery Experience in Large Classes. HERGA 2013. Adelaide.
2010 Darmawan, I. & Westphalen, L. (2010). Advancing collaborative learning pedagogy with team learning systems. International Conference on e-Learning. Penang, MALAYSIA.
2009 Westphalen, L. (2009). Assessing the personal: Inclusion, anecdote, and academic writing. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. University of New Burnswick.
2009 Folauhola, C., Kestell, C., Westphalen, L. & Missingham, D. (2009). Engineering education : reverse engineering the need for an improved disciplinary design. AAEE Conference. Adelaide.
2009 Westphalen, L. & Knight, J. (2009). Archaeology and engineering: what can engineers learn from the material cultures of the past?. AAEE - Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Adelaide.
2002 Westphalen, L. (2002). Indigenous Life-Histories, Dreaming and Country. Counterpoints Post Graduate Conference. Bedford Park.
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83133784
Fax
8313 3604
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower - Marjoribanks Wing
Room Number
8 05
Org Unit
School of Education

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