Misty Adoniou

20042018

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Misty teaches undergraduate and post graduate teacher education courses in Language and Literacy.
She has received numerous teaching awards, including an OLT National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
She was the lead writer for the national English as an Additional Language Teachers Resource which accompanies the Australian Curriculum and has served on several national advisory boards including:

  • Equity and Diversity Advisory Group (a federal appointment advising the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority ACARA)
  • Orientation Consultative Committee (a federal appointment advising on the settlement needs of refugees)
  • Register of Experts for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) in the areas of ESL teaching, Teacher Education, Curriculum and Education Studies, Literacy & Numeracy, Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, Curriculum Development & Design, and ELICOS

She is on the Board of Directors of TESOL International – a teachers association representing over 100 teachers’ associations around the globe.
She has served as the President of two international TESOL Affiliates; TESOL Greece and the Australian Council of TESOL Associations.
Her PhD thesis examined the experience of early career teachers. Her current research projects include

  • Investigating repertoire approaches to teaching spelling
  • Evaluating and revising off-shore and on-shore orientation programs offered to refugee and humanitarian entrants in Australia
  • Investigating the AITSL teacher standards in the first year of teaching

Research interests

  • Early career teachers
  • Writing instruction, grammar and spelling
  • Refugee education and TESOL

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Access and paricipation in the transition from school to higher education: The role of language

Adoniou, M., 18 May 2018, Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education: Navigating Complex Spaces. Springer, p. 111-130 20 p.

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • Refugee background students transitioning into higher education: Navigating complex spaces

    Naidoo, L., Wilkinson, J., Adoniou, M. & Langat, K., 18 May 2018, Springer. 170 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)

    School to University Transitions for Australian Children of Refugee Background: A Complex Journey

    Naidoo, L., Wilkinson, J., Adoniou, M. & Langat, K., 2018, Transitions to Post-School Life: Responsiveness to Individual, Social and Economic Needs. Pavlova, M., Lee, J. C-K. & Maclean, R. (eds.). Singapore, Singapore: Springer, Vol. 41. p. 81-103 23 p. (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects; vol. 41).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    The prior life experiences of refugee youth

    Adoniou, M., 18 May 2018, Refugee Background Students Transitioning Into Higher Education: Navigating Complex Spaces. Springer, p. 45-65 21 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

  • Professional standards for teachers—what are they good for?

    ADONIOU, M. & Gallagher, M., 2017, In : Oxford Review of Education. 43, 1, p. 109-126 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Citations (Scopus)