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RIA # 67: Dr. Loraine McKay and Dr. Sue Monk on Being Early-career Researchers

Dr. Loraine McKay

Dr. Loraine McKay

On this episode, Katie is joined by two guests:

Dr. Loraine McKay is a lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, where she teaches in preservice and post graduate teacher education programs. She is currently program advisor in the Bachelor of Education program. Her teaching areas include inclusive education and literacy intervention. Loraine’s research interests align strongly with her passion for teaching. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years in the primary education sector before leaving teaching to complete her doctoral studies. The topic for her PhD focused on the sociocultural factors that influence preservice teachers’ beliefs and practice during the transition into the profession, an area of interest drawn from her role as a beginning teacher mentor and university tutor. Her current research centers on developing teacher-identity and teachers’ capacity to work with students with learning difficulties. Loraine is interested in exploring the use of arts-based practices to explore the affective dimension of teaching and engagement in learning.

Dr. Sue Monk

Dr. Sue Monk

Dr. Sue Monk is a lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. Her PhD, in the areas of ethnomusicology and Latin-American studies, investigated the relationship between the artist and the state in Cuba, specifically the role of the music. She works with qualitative methodologies and draws on critical interculturalism and postcolonial frameworks. In transferring her research to the education field, she currently teaches in the field of sociology of education. Her current research investigates ‘funds of knowledge’ (Moll et al) amongst Latin American communities in her city, specifically amongst mothers and daughters. Her book The Politics of Differentiation in Education was published by Routledge in October 2016.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Early-career Researchers [00:00-16:27]

In this first segment, Loraine and Sue share about their experiences as early-career researchers.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Challenges of Being an Early-career Researcher [16:28-30:48]

In segment two, Sue and Loraine discuss some of the challenges of being an early-career researcher.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-4:40]: Completing Multiple Revisions on a Journal Article

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-11:53]: What Loraine and Sue Wish People Knew About Early-career Academics

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