BIntBus Asian Studies (QUT), GradCertUnivLearn&Teach (CSturt), MAppLing TESOL (Macq), MEd (CSU)
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Trisha joined the staff at CSU Bathurst in 2009. She is lecturing in Teaching English as an Additional Language at the School of Teacher Education. She is currently engaged in teaching about language as social practice, teaching English to speakers of other languages, cultural pedagogies, and TESOL curriculum methodology. She is also currently coordinating the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Master of TESOL.
Before joining Charles Sturt University, Trisha gained experience in teaching most recently in Brisbane, and before this, has spent eight years teaching overseas. She taught in South Korea at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Wonkwang University as an ESL professor, together with some experience in Vietnam. Her linguistic skills have been enhanced by visiting many overseas countries and immersing herself in the local language and culture, since her first sojourn at age 15. Being a photographic enthusiast, she has a wonderful pictorial record of her various cultural experiences.
During her time in South Korea, Trisha developed her interest and skills in the area of elearning, leading the way for her fellow academics to expand their use of new technologies. She has a growing interest in course writing, having enjoyed the freedom of construction of her teaching materials in South Korea and work on the redesign of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Graduate Certificate in International Studies, while also rewriting the TESOL subjects. Trisha is a decisive advocate for the principles of lifelong learning and is currently undertaking extra studies in the areas of language learning, multiculturalism, and technology, while also undertaking her PhD studies in TESOL and social networking technologies.
- English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language
- ESL teacher training
- English in international contexts
- Authentic teaching and learning experiences
- Technology in the ESL classroom
- Classroom ICTs and teaching practice
- Social networking for educational purposes
- International mobility programs and cross cultural experiences
- EED208 Aboriginal and Cultural Pedagogies (Undergraduate)
- EML305 ESL Teaching (Undergraduate)
- EML503 English as an International Language
- EML508 Socio-political Contexts of TESOL
- EML509 Grammar & Linguistics for Language Teaching (Postgraduate)
- EML511 TESOL Practice as Inquiry (Postgraduate)
- EML513 TESOL in Practical Contexts
- Other literacy, TESOL and LOTE Subjects
- Poole, T. (2012) More than meets the blended eye: A review of Language Teaching in Blended Contexts. Distance Education, 33 (1), doi: 10.1080/01587919.2012.667964
- Poole, T. (2010). Dual learning experience: An academic studying and learning through the PebblePad environment. In A. Poot (Ed.), Effective use of PebblePad: A collection of case studies from PebbleBash 2010. Telford, UK : Pebble Learning Ltd.
- Feature author in Pebblegogy. Shifnal, UK: Pebble Learning. (published June 2011; submission file accessible at http://bit.ly/lui3uy; teaching section 4.1 is the feature.)