Ngoc Nguyen

Ngoc Nguyen

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Division of Academic and Student Engagement

・I am passionate about the creative journeys of all knowledge forms and sources in formal education.
・My research and teaching background is in cultural studies, higher education and pedagogy, film and media studies.
・My personal research interests include Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, Aamir Khan, The Mentalist TV series, Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen.
・I speak English, Vietnamese and Japanese. I have engaged in professional translation work among these 3 languages.
・My PhD project (completed May 2023) investigated how university lecturers integrate feature films and television series into their disciplinary teaching, and what can be done to improve their pedagogies based on recent empirical findings from cognitive science and educational psychology.
・I hold a Diploma of Counselling (completed Jan 2023) from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) to further develop my understanding of good teaching and learning practice.
・ I also create handmade embroideries and paintings for gallery exhibitions, commissions, and sales. I showcase my artworks at

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Learning Designer University of Adelaide
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer/Tutor University of Adelaide
    2020 - ongoing Artist Port Noarlunga Arts Centre and Foyer Gallery
    2020 - 2020 Course Marker School of Humanities, University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2018 Teaching Assistant Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Japanese Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2021 Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) Australia Diploma of Counselling
    2018 School of Education, University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2015 - 2017 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan Master of Science, Division of Society and Culture
    2011 - 2015 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan Bachelor of Social Science
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2016 Certificate of Presentation in 14th Asia Pacific Conference (The Changing Asia Pacific: Sharing Knowledge, Shaping the Future) Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Nguyen (Ruby), N. N. (2023). Film in university teaching: optimising multimodal pedagogies through film literacy. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-22.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Nguyen, N. N. (2023). How do university lecturers learn to teach with film? Formal and informal academic development. Educational Media International, 60(1), 14-30.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Nguyen, N., Cally, G., Walter, B., Edward, P., & Pugsley, P. (2022). The role of technological knowledge in the pedagogical integration of film in disciplinary teaching at universities. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 19(3), 1-19.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Nguyen, N. (2021). Screen in teaching before and during COVID-19: Online option VS. online context. In Australian Association for Research in Education. Virtual.
    2019 Nguyen, N. N., Dutschke, A. K., Hayford, J. A., Oko, J., & White, C. A. (2019). Theories and practice for 21st century learning and teaching in higher education, TAFE and secondary education. In HERGA 2019. Adelaide.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Nguyen, N. (2022). Pedagogical challenges and solutions when integrating feature films and TV series into university teaching. Poster session presented at the meeting of Melbourne.
    2022 Nguyen, N. (2022). Practical ideas for using feature films and TV series. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australia.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2017 Nguyen, N. N. R. (2017). Arts heal life: Rethinking education and therapy through the film Taare Zameen Par (2007) in relation to social withdrawal (Hikikomori). (Master's Thesis, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University).
    2015 Nguyen, N. N. R. (2015). SPIRITED AWAY AS A NARRATIVE OF CRITICAL PEDAGOGY. (Undergraduate Dissertation, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University).
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2017 Nguyen, N. (2017). Fan Awareness of Godzilla’s Dual Identity (2017).
    2016 Nguyen, N. N. R. (2016). Humanities and Social Sciences through World Cinema and Visual Arts. TV Multiversity.
    2015 Nguyen, N. N. R. (2015). Six Films About Religion and Belief. TV Multiversity.

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