Maya GUNAWARDENA

Dr

Former affiliation

Available to supervise Higher Degree by Research students

20142020
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Personal profile

Biography

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.

Biography

Available to supervise HDR research in teacher education and community studies 

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, PhD

Master, Lancaster University

Open University of Sri Lanka

Master, University of Kelaniya

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Research Output 2014 2020

  • 6 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Pedagogies for scaffolding thinking in ESL: Integrating first principles of learning

GUNAWARDENA, M., 2020, Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education: Case Studies from International Perspectives. Li, L. (ed.). 1 ed. Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 42-57 16 p. (Research on Teaching Thinking and Creativity).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

learning
learning environment
teacher
student
macro level

The proof of the pudding … analysing student written texts for evidence of a successful literacy intervention

GUNAWARDENA, M., DEVEREUX, L., WILSON, K. & Kylie, A., 2018, In : Journal of Academic Language and Learning. 12, 1, p. 239-253 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
literacy
evidence
student
language
English language
1 Citation (Scopus)

Scaffolding thinking in ESL lessons: Negotiating challenges

Gunawardena, M., Sooriyampola, M. & Walisundara, N., 1 Jun 2017, In : Thinking Skills and Creativity. 24, p. 279-285 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

student
teacher
language
Teaching
cultural factors

Teaching Academic Literacy in Disciplinary Contexts: Insights and Implications from a Discourse Study

GUNAWARDENA, M., Ranawake, G. & Wilson, K., 2017, In : International Journal of Learning and Teaching. 3, 3, p. 222-225 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
literacy
genre
discourse
Teaching
university

The Implications of Literacy Teaching Models

GUNAWARDENA, M., 2017, In : International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies. 5, 1, p. 94-100 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

literacy
Teaching
student
genre
culture shock