Associate Professor Gloria Dall'Alba

Associate Professor

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
g.dallalba@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56658

Overview

Teaching and learning in higher education

Gloria Dall'Alba's research and teaching focus on learning and teaching in higher education and the workplace, with a particular interest in educating for the professions. In her work, Gloria predominantly adopts a lifeworld approach in line with hermeneutic phenomenology, while also drawing on other research traditions. She has held positions in three Australian and three Swedish universities.

Research Interests

  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Learning in workplace settings
  • Professional education
  • Qualitative research methodology

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education (Hons), James Cook University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria (2016). Phenomenology of higher education. In Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory (pp. 1-5) Singapore: Springer Science and Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_95-1

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria and Sandberg, Jörgen (2014). A phenomenological perspective on researching work and learning. In Stephen Billett, Christian Harteis and Hans Gruber (Ed.), International handbook of research in professional and practice-based learning (pp. 279-304) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8902-8_11

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria (2012). Re-imagining the university: developing a capacity to care. In Ronald Barnett (Ed.), The future university: ideas and possibilities (pp. 112-122) New York, USA: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203810446

  • Vu, Thuy T. and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2011). Becoming authentic professionals: Learning for authenticity. In Lesley Scanlon (Ed.), "Becoming" a professional: An interdisciplinary analysis of professional learning (pp. 95-108) Dordrech, The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1378-9

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria and Sandberg, Jorgen (2010). Learning through and about practice: A lifeworld perspective. In Stephen Billett (Ed.), Learning through practice: Models, traditions, orientations and approaches (pp. 104-119) Dordrecht: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3939-2_6

  • Dall'Alba, G. (2009). Introduction to diverse approaches to phenomenology and education. In G. Dall'Alba. (Ed.), Exploring Education Through Phenomenology: Diverse Approaches (pp. 1-3) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781444322828.ch1

  • Dall'Alba, G. (2009). Learning professional ways of being: Ambiguities of becoming. In G. Dall'Alba (Ed.), Exploring Education Through Phenomenology: Diverse Approaches (pp. 41-52) Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Sandberg, J. and Dall'Alba, G. (2006). Re-framing competence development at work. In G. Castleton, R. Gerber and H. Pillay (Ed.), Improving workplace learning: Emerging international perspectives (pp. 107-121) New York: Nova Science.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Dall'alba, Gloria (2016). Becoming professional: Towards an uncertain future. In: Identity and practice – responses to future needs. Conference of the National Association of Educators in Practice, Coventry, United Kingdom, (). 15 April 2016.

  • Sandberg, J., Dall'alba, Gloria and Stephens, A (2016). Enacting skill in work performance. In: Dualities, dialectics and paradoxes in organizational life. Eighth International Symposium on Process Organisation Studies, Corfu, Greece, (). 16-18 June 2016.

  • BURROWS, J, DALL'ALBA, Gloria and LA CAZE, A (2015). Development of professional practice of pharmacy interns working in the community pharmacy setting. In: Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium, Prato, Italy, (). 5–8 July 2015.

  • BURROWS, J, DALL'ALBA, Gloria and LA CAZE, A (2015). Pharmacy students' anticipated levels o job satisfaction and workplace challenges: Implications for pharmacy education.. In: Monash Pharmacy Education Symposium, Prato, Italy, (). 5-8 July 2015.

  • DALL'ALBA, Gloria (2014). Educating for practice: A lifeworld perspective.. In: International Conference on Professional Doctorates, Cardiff Wales, (). 10-11 April 2014.

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria and Barnacle, Robyn (2013). Know-how as knowing/being: exploring ways of being professionals. In: ECER 2013: European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey, (). 10-13 September 2013.

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria and Sandberg, Jorgen (2013). Learning for work: a lifeworld perspective. In: ECER 2013: European Conference on Educational Research, Istanbul, Turkey, (). 10-13 September, 2013.

  • Dall’Alba, Gloria and Sidhu, Ravinder (2013). Undergraduate students on the move: academic staff perceptions of short term mobility programmes. In: Joint AARE 2013 Conference Proceedings. AARE 2013: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual International Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, (). 1-5 December, 2013.

  • Tuaru, Velepat, Dall'Alba, Gloria and Pendergast, Donna (2012). Challenging gender inequity in Papua New Guinea higher education. In: Jan Wright, AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings and Program. AARE-APERA 2012, Sydney, Australia, (). 2-6 December 2012.

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria (2012). To be or not to be professionals? aspiring professionals in transition. In: 6th EARLI SIG 14 Learning and Professional Development Conference (EARLI SIG 14), Antwerp, Belgium, (). 22-24 August 2012.

  • Dall'Alba, G. and Sidhu, R. (2012). Undergraduate students on the move: a comparative analysis of inbound an doutbound mobility programmes. In: Jan Wright, AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings and Program. AARE-APERA 2012, Sydney, Australia, (). 2-6 December 2012.

  • Dall'Alba, G. and Sidhu, R. (2012). Undergraduate students on the move: short term mobility programmes 'down under'. In: European Conference on Educational Research 2012 (ECER 2012), Cadiz, Spain, (). 18-21 September 2012.

  • Mavin, Timothy J. and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2011). Understanding complex assessment: A lesson from aviation. In: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI2011), Madrid, Spain, (). 14-16 November 2011.

  • Mavin, Timothy and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2010). A model for integrating technical skills and NTS in assessing pilots' performance. In: Maximising Safety - Maximising Performance: Symposium Proceedings. 9th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, Sydney, Australia, (8-11). 18-21 April 2010.

  • Adams, Robin S., Daly, Shanna, Mann, Llewellyn L. and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2010). Being a professional: Three perspectives on design thinking, acting, and being. In: Kees Dorst, Susan Stewart, Ilka Staudinger, Bec Paton and Andy Dong, Interpreting Design Thinking: Proceedings of the 8th Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS8). Design Thinking Research Symposium 8, Sydney, Australia, (11-24). 19-21 October 2010.

  • Vu, Thuy Thu and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2010). Identifying authentic assessment practices for student learning. In: AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010. AARE 2010 International Education Research Conference, Melbourne, (). 28 November - 2 December 2010.

  • Vu, T. T. and Dall'Alba, G. (2009). Exploring an authentic approach to assessment for enhancing student learning. In: P. L. Jeffery, AARE 2008 : Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures. AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, (1-11). 30 November to 4 December 2008.

  • Vu, Thu Thuy and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2009). Investigating authentic assessment practices for student learning in three professional courses in higher education. In: NZARE Conference & Annual Meeting 2009. 2009 NZARE National Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand, (). 30 November - 4 December 2009.

  • Barnacle, R. and Dall'Alba, G. (2009). Professionalising the Higher Degree Research Curriculum. In: P. L. Jeffery, AARE 2008 : Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures. AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, (1-10). 30 November to 4 December 2008.

  • Dall'Alba, Gloria (2008). "Letting learn" in a process of becoming. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2008), Gothenburg, Sweden, (). 10-12 September 2008.

  • Sandberg, J. and Dall'Alba, G. (2008). Knowing-in-professional-practice: A life-world perspective. In: The Practice of the Professions: Clifford Chance Conference on Professions, Professionals, and Organizations of Professionals, Oxford, U.K., (). 6-8 July, 2008.

  • Mann, Llewellyn, Radcliffe, David and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2007). Experiences of sustainable design among practicing engineers: Implications for engineering education. In: Proceedings of the ASEE 2007 Annual Conference. ASEE 2007, Hawaii, (1-25). 25-27 June 2007.

  • Sidhu, Ravinder and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2007). Transnational Education & (Dis)embodied Cosmopolitanisms. In: Online Program of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, (). 17-21 April 2007.

  • Mann, Llewellyn, Dall'Alba, Gloria and Radcliffe, David (2007). Using phenomenography to investigate different ways of experiencing sustainable design. In: Proceedings of the ASEE 2007 Annual Conference. ASEE 2007, Hawaii, (). 25-27 June 2007.

  • Dall'Alba, G. (2006). Learning Professional Ways of Being. In: Abstracts of Papers of the European Conference on Educational Research 2006. Transforming knowledge: European Conference on Educational Research 2006, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, (xx-xx). 13 - 15 September 2006.

  • Bengtsson, J., Sandberg, J. and Dall'Alba, G. (2006). Life-world phenomenology: Returning to practice anew. In: Second Organization Studies Summer Workshop. Re-turn to Practice: Understanding Organization As It Happens, Second Organization Studies Summer Workshop, Mykonos, Greece, (). 15–16 June, 2006.

  • Dall'Alba, G. (2005). Learning professional ways of being: A longitudinal study. In: C. Dikecoglu, 2005 International Human Science Research Conference. , Bournemouth, (). 10-13 August, 2005.

  • Dall'Alba, G. (2005). Researching professional education: An ontological turn. In: Creative Dissent: Constructive Solutions. AARE International Education Research Conference, UWS Parramatta, (). 2005.

  • Dall'Alba, G. and Barnacle, R. (2004). Embodied knowing in higher education. In: Peter L. Jeffery, Australian Association for Research in Education, AARE 2004 International Education Research Conference. AARE 2004 International Education Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 28 November to 2 December 2004.

  • McKauge, L. M., Dall'Alba, G. and Wright, T. (2004). Experiential education research in the undergraduate Pharmacy curricula. In: Gay Crebert, Lynda Davies and Susan Phillips, Proceedings of Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2004. Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, Brisbane, (). 4-5 November, 2004.

  • Webster-Wright, Ann and Dall'Alba, Gloria (2003). Understanding continuing professional learning: A phenomenological perspective. In: Association for Qualitative Research (AQR) Conference, Qualitative Research: Creating Spaces for Understanding. 2003 Association for Qualitative Research Conference, Sydney, Australia, (). 16-19 July 2003.

  • McKauge, L. M., Dall'Alba, G., Butler, J. E. and Tett, S. E. (2002). Experiential education research in the undergraduate pharmacy curricula. In: Experiential Teaching and Learning in Pharmacy. The Monash Pharmacy Practice Symposium 2002, Prato, Italy, (). 9-10 September,. 2002.

  • Dall'Alba, G. and Sandberg, J. (2002). Professional skill development in uncertain times. In: W. Shilton and R. Jeffery, Problematic Futures: Educational Research in an Era of ... Uncertainty. AARE 2002 International Education Research Conference, Brisbane, (). 1-5 Decembe,r 2002.

  • Webster-Wright, A. and Dall'Alba, G. (2002). Understanding continuing professional learning at work. In: Problematic Futures: Educational Research in an Era of ... Uncertainty. AARE 2002 International Education Research Conference, Brisbane, (). 1-5 December 2002.

  • Dall'Alba, G. (2001). Learning to be a professional. In: Crossing Borders: New Frontiers for Educational Research. AARE 2001 International Education Research Conference, Fremantle, (). 2-6 December 2001.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision