Dr Patrick teaches in the Master of Teaching Practice and the Bachelor of Education programs in the School of Education.
Teaching and Leadership
Dr Patrick also supervises PhD and Masters by Research students, with a number of successful completions. Her teaching areas include sociology of education, humanities education, indigenous education, educational research methods, and inquiry-based research projects.
Dr Patrick is currently the School of Education Higher Degrees by Research Coordinator, responsible for admissions, candidature and supervision within the school. Other leadership roles have included program management, associate dean of an arts faculty and numerous course co-ordinations.
Dr Patrick has served on numerous academic committees (such as a research, ethics and academic board) and has been an external moderation for teacher education programmes. In her current position, she actively involved in the research culture within the School of Education, and is the School representative on the College ethics and HDR committees.
Dr Patrick’s research interests are broad. In the past, she has carried out projects in mathematics education, teacher professional knowledge and identity, policy analysis, educational reform, and equity. Her more recent research is in the field of Indigenous education policy and practice, with a particular focus on teacher professional knowledge and identity in this area. The context for her current work is education in Australia, policy reform in particular the Australian Curriculum and the Professional Standards for Teacher.
Dr Patrick has utilised a range of qualitative methods, including narrative inquiry, action research, and policy analysis. Her recent and current research is informed by post-structural and feminist methodologies, and social justice aspects of critical theory. She is currently exploring the concept of “historical sensibility” as a way of examining the impact of historical discourses on present policy, ideology and practice.
Dr Patrick has supervised the following projects to successful completion:
- Urip Sulistiyo, 2016, Improving English as a Foreign Language Teacher Education in Indonesia: The Case of Jambi University.
- Christina Walt, 2014, Listening to Pictures Looking for Voices: Revealing the Yolnu Assistant Teacher Narrative.
- Othman Aljohani, 2014, Student Attrition in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Factors Influencing Student Retention at a Tertiary English Language Centre in Saudi Arabia.
Master of Education by Research
- Monica Ferrari, 2015, Does Community Legal Education work? Educating English language students about consumer contracts.
Current supervisions include:
- Susan Bradbeer, The influence of leadership roles on the identity of rural women in education: implications for professional learning.
- Sylvana Fenech, Career aspirations of dual-qualified beginning teachers: who chooses to teach in early childhood and why?
- Ha Pham, Recruitment, Retention and Professional Development of upper secondary teachers in rural Vietnam.
2014-2015 Building capacity through partnerships: Embedding Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and perspectives at Program, School, College and University levels, Learning and Teaching Funding Initiative, RMIT University.
2011-2012 Strengthening school/university partnerships in teacher education: The mentor/student teacher relationship.
- PhD Deakin, M.Ed Victoria (Wellington)
- BA Victoria (Wellington)
- Dip Teach Victoria (Wellington)
- Dip Adult Learning and Teaching Whitireia
PhD thesis title: New teachers, professional knowledge and educational reform in New Zealand.
Conference papers and presentations
- Patrick, R. 2013, Indigenous educational policy in Australia: “What’s the problem represented to be” for teacher education? Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Adelaide, December.
- Patrick, R. 2012, Negotiating a place(ment): Conflicting mentor and student teacher stories of professional practice. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Brisbane, November
- Patrick, R. 2011, Strengthening school-university partnerships and sustaining the theory/practice relationship in the teaching profession. Paper presented as part of the symposium, Sustainable teacher education: Some current challenges, at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, London, 6-8 September.
- Patrick, R 2010, ‘Why do we have to do all this indigenous stuff?’ Addressing racism in teacher education. Paper presented at the International Diversity Conference, Belfast, 19-21 July.
- Patrick, R. 2009, Beyond “Sorry”: Where to now for teacher education? Paper presented at ATEA Annual Conference, Albury, July.
- Patrick, R. 2008, Teacher professional knowledge formation as a negotiation of equity discourses. Paper presented at AARE Annual Conference, Brisbane, November.
- Australian Association for Research in Education, 2008–present
- New Zealand Association for Research in Education, 1998–present
- British Educational Research Association, 2011–present
- Gender and Education Association, 2011–present
- National Tertiary Education Union, 2008–present
- Australian Teacher Education Association, 2008–2012
- Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand 1999–2004
- Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics New Zealand (ITPNZ) representative on the Secondary Education Coalition (SEC) 2001–2004.
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), 1998–2000.
- Patrick, R.,Moodie, N. (2016). Indigenous education policy discourses in Australia: Rethinking the "problem" In: Global Learning in the 21st Century, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Patrick, R. (2013). 'Don't rock the boat': conflicting mentor and pre-service teacher narratives of professional experience In: Australian Educational Researcher, 40, 207 - 226
- Patrick, R. (2010). Teachers negotiating multiple discourses of equity and social justice in policy and practice: A New Zealand perspective In: Democracy and multicultural education, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC
- Patrick, R. (2010). Why do we have to do all this Indigenous stuff? Addressing racism in teacher education In: The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 10, 57 - 68
2 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions3 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions