Maya Gunawardena


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PhD projects

Critical thinking, Teacher Education, Applied Linguistics


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Personal profile


Maya is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Canberra. She formerly worked as a lecturer in the Learning and Teaching Group at UNSW Canberra for almost five years. She has 30 years teaching experience in diverse teaching contexts including teacher education in Australia and overseas, HDR research training, teaching humanities, design technology, TESOL and academic literacy. Maya also currently works as an education consultant. She researches and publishes in the fields of teacher education, applied linguistics, higher degree research training and literacy teaching.


Available to supervise HDR research in teacher education and community studies 

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, PhD, PhD in Education

Award Date: 25 Mar 2011

Master, Masters in Applied Linguistics , Lancaster University

Award Date: 8 May 2005

Post Graduate Diploma in Education , Open University of Sri Lanka

Award Date: 20 Jan 2002

Master, Masters in Linguistics , University of Kelaniya

Award Date: 31 Dec 2001


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