Associate Professor in Language, Literacy and TESL, University of Canberra

Misty Adoniou was a primary school teacher for 10 years before moving to Greece and teaching and consulting in the area of English Language Teaching for 7 years. She now lectures at the University of Canberra. She has received numerous Teaching Awards including the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, and was the Lead Writer of the Federal Government's Teachers' Resource for English Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) learners. She sits on a number of national and international advisory boards, including:
Board of Directors, TESOL International
TEQSA expert in Teacher Education: Primary and Secondary, Curriculum Studies, Literacy and Numeracy;
Member of the English Language Proficiency Working Group – a national advisory board to the Australian Curriculum and Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA);
Member of the Equity and Diversity Advisory Group – a national advisory board on Gifted and Talented, Disability and English as an Additional Language;
Member of the Onshore Consultative Committee – a national advisory board providing advice on the needs of onshore asylum seekers to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Canberra

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Canberra, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Canberra, MEd (Hons)
  • 1987 
    University of Canberra, BEd

Publications

  • 2016
    Beginning teachers' responses to education reform agendas, School Leadership and Management
  • 2016
    Don’t let me forget the teacher I wanted to become, Teacher Development
  • 2015
    EAL learners, multimodality, multilingualism and writing. , Looking back to look forward: Teaching writing in today's classrooms.
  • 2015
    It’s very much taken as an insult if I say anything’ - do new educators have a right to speak their mind? , Cambridge Journal of Education
  • 2014
    Teachers' awareness and use of scales to map the progress of children who speak English as an additional language or dialect, TESOL in Context
  • 2014
    Language, Mathematics and English Language learners, Australian Mathematics Teacher
  • 2014
    Drawing conclusions: What purpose do children’s drawings serve?, Australian Art Education
  • 2014
    ‘Teacher knowledge: a complex tapestry’ , Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
  • 2013
    "Preparing Teachers – The Importance of Connecting Contexts in Teacher Education" , Australian Journal of Teacher Education
  • 2013
    "Drawing to support writing development in English language learners" , Language and Education
  • 2013
    'Spelling knowledge all teachers should have', Literacy
  • 2013
    'Autonomy in teaching: going, going, gone' , English in Australia

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    An Evaluation of the Australian Culture Orientation (AUSCO) Programme
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    International Organisation for Migration
  • 2015
    The Potentials of K-12 Literacy Development in the International Baccalaureate PYP and MYP Programmes
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    International Baccalaureate
  • 2014
    Moving from ‘Graduate’ to ‘Proficient’ – Phase 2 a quantitative study
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    ACT Teacher Quality Institute
  • 2013
    Supporting school-university pathways for refugee student access and participation in tertiary education
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Office of Teaching and Learning
  • 2013
    Moving from 'Graduate' to 'Proficient' - an exploration of the process and impact of the National Professional Standards for Teachers for newly qualified teachers.
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ACT Education and Training Directorate
  • 2012
    The Refugee Action Support Project in two ACT schools - research and evaluation
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ACT Education and Training Directorate