Dr Simone Smala

Senior Lecturer

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
s.smala@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56377

Overview

Teacher Education

Dr. Simone Smala is a lecturer in teacher education, curriculum and pedagogy. Drawing from a background as a middle years and secondary teacher, Simone now focuses her research on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in bilingual, immersion and TESOL settings, and the use of social media, such as Facebook and Edmodo, in education. Simone's research is based in socio-cultural learning theories, educational policy and blended learning.She publishes in both English and German and has extensive research connections in Europe and the USA.

Research Interests

  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • Social Learning Platforms, for example Edmodo and Facebook

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Bielefeld
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Masters of Education, Rheinish-Westphalian Technical University

Publications

  • Ruiz de Zarobe, Yolanda and Smala, Simone (2020). Metacognitive awareness in language learning strategies and strategy instruction in CLIL settings. Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning , 2 (2), 20-35.

  • Smala, Simone (2020). Diversity and Transnationalism - The Merged Curriculum Approach In Bilingual Programmes In Australia. Curriculum Integrated Language Teaching - CLIL in Practice. (pp. 93-106) edited by Kim Bower, Do Coyle, Russell Cross and Gary N. Chambers. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781108687867.007

  • O'Donnell, Angela M., Dobozy, Eva, Bartlett, Brendan, Nagel, Michael C., Smala, Simone, Wormald, Catherine, Yates, Gregory, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Youssef-Shalala, Amina, Reeve, Johnmarshall and Smith, Jeffrey K. (2019). Educational psychology. Milton, Queensland: Wiley.

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

  • O'Donnell, Angela M., Dobozy, Eva, Bartlett, Brendan, Nagel, Michael C., Smala, Simone, Wormald, Catherine, Yates, Gregory, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Youssef-Shalala, Amina, Reeve, Johnmarshall and Smith, Jeffrey K. (2019). Educational psychology. Milton, Queensland: Wiley.

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision