Nilam Pamularsih

Nilam Pamularsih

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Education

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Nilam Pamularsih, a PhD researcher at the University of Adelaide, focuses on advancing educational interventions for early-grade students, particularly in the context of Indonesia. Her current research revolves around implementing electronic storybook (e-storybook) interventions, utilizing the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) framework. Nilam's passion lies in enhancing early-grade education, fostering teacher professional development, promoting reading literacy, conducting education assessment and evaluation, and conducting impactful educational research.

Before her doctoral studies, Nilam contributed to the Australian Education Program in Indonesia, known as INOVASI (Innovation for Indonesia's School Children). This collaborative initiative between the Governments of Australia and Indonesia targets four provinces—West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Kalimantan, and East Java—aiming to catalyze positive changes in educational practices, systems, and policies to enhance student learning outcomes. In her previous role within INOVASI, Nilam responsible for the literacy program, leveraging children's books to bolster students' reading literacy skills.

In addition to her academic and professional endeavors, Nilam engaged in volunteer work to promote Indonesian language and culture in Australian schools. Furthermore, she has played instrumental roles in developing and managing educational organizations in Indonesia, including Rumah Belajar Inspirasi Bajawa in East Nusa Tenggara and Rumah Belajar Visioner along the slum river bank (Kali Code) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Through these initiatives, Nilam demonstrates her commitment to advancing educational equity and fostering holistic development within communities.

  1. Investigating pedagogies, and interventions to enhance reading and literacy skills among students.
  2. Examining diverse techniques to assess student achievement, progress, attitudes, and perspectives towards learning.
  3. Employing rigorous analytical methods to analyze both primary and secondary data sources relevant to educational research.
  4. Utilizing quantitative research methodologies and their practical applications to inform educational practices and policies.
  5. Exploring Indonesia's educational practices, systems, and policies to identify areas for improvement and development.
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Pamularsih, N. (2022). The effects of school climate on students’ reading achievement. Social Sciences and Humanities Open, 6(1), 100375.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces by Increasing Access to Children's Reading Books Forum Kajian Pembangunan (Development Studies Forum) Australia National University Indonesia Project Indonesia
    2022 - 2022 Management and Use of Children's Storybooks in Learning. Literacy Workshop - Indonesian Ministry of Education Indonesian Ministry of Education Indonesia
    2022 - 2023 Improving the Quality and Quantity of Children's Storybooks from Sabang to Merauke: Regional Policies, Activities and Innovations INOVASI-BSKAP Ministry of Education Workshop INOVASI (Innovation of Indonesia's School Children) - Australia Indonesia Partnership Indonesia
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2023 - 2024 Microlearning Videos: Use and Management of Children's Storybooks in Learning. Advice INOVASI (Innovation of Indonesia's School Children) - Australia Indonesia Partnership -

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