Julie Maakrun

M.Ed; B.Ed; PhD (current)
Senior Lecturer

Email: julie.maakrun@nd.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8204 4206

  • Biography

    Julie Maakrun lectures in primary pedagogy; social justice and primary key learning areas: (History & Geography). Having commenced her career as a primary school teacher, Julie has held many roles in schools, including stage co-coordinator, executive school member and primary school principal. Since 2011, Julie has been involved in international immersion programs to Kenya, Tanzania and Timor-Leste. Julie is currently completing her PhD, focussed on the development of intercultural competence in pre service teachers through their involvement in international immersion programs. Julie has published in peer reviewed journals and has presented at national conferences. Julie has received the following awards for her work: Office of Learning and Teaching: Australian Awards for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Team); Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Team); Vice Chancellor’s Award (Team) - Initiatives the Enhance Student Learning

  • Teaching Areas

    Primary history & geography; Primary pedagogy; English as an additional language/dialect; social justice; professional development & leadership.

    Undergraduate courses taught include but not limited to:

    • EDUC1006 Learning & Development
    • EDUC1017 The Global Citizen
    • EDUC2008 Australia & the World
    • EDUC2034 Foundational Principles of Teaching
    • EDUC3017 Diversity in Education
    • EDUC4006 Professional Engagement

    Postgraduate courses taught

    • EDUC6009 Planning for Effective Teaching
    • EDUC 6027 Internship & Transition to Teaching
  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    Research expertise in intercultural competence; service-learning; immersion programs

    Current Research Projects:

    Julie is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame and is conducting research regarding the development of intercultural competence in pre service teachers.

  • Book chapters

    • Hall, T., Gray, T., Downey, G., & Singh, M. (Eds.). (2018). The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice. Springer.
    • Where is the ‘Service’ in service learning? Critiquing International Programmes as a Means of Increasing Global-Mindedness of Teacher Education Students.
    • Dervin, F., Moloney, R., & Simpson, A. (Eds.). (2020). Intercultural Competence in the Work of Teachers: Confronting Ideologies and Practices. Routledge.
    • Building Cultural Competence in Initial Teacher Education through International Service Learning
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • Maakrun, J. & Kearney, S. (in review) An intercultural immersion: Personal, professional and cultural expectations of student participants. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
    • Maakrun, J. (in review) A journey of understanding oneself: critical experiences in an intercultural immersion program. International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
    • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia Martín, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A.  (2019). Adolescent Perception of Potential High-Performing Classmates: A Cross-National Exploration. Roeper Review, 41(2), 88-101.
    • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia Martín, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A.   (2019). Adolescents’ social perceptions of academically high-performing students: a country and gender comparative study. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-18.
    • Kearney, S., & Maakrun, J. (2018). Where Is the “Service” in Service-Learning? Critiquing International Programmes as a Means of Increasing the Global-Mindedness of Teacher Education Students. In The Globalisation of Higher Education (pp. 413-426). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
    • Maakrun, J., & Maher, M. (2016). Cultural interface theory in the Kenya context and beyond. Issues in Educational Research, 26(2), 298.
    • Maakrun, J. (2016). International service learning: benefits to African teachers. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education, 5(1), n1.
    • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia Martín, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A.   (2016). Motivational Orientations of High-Achieving Students as Mediators of a Positive Perception of a High-Achieving Classmate: Results from a Cross-national Study. Anales De Psicología/Annals of Psychology, 32(3), 695-701.
    • Oh, H., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., Badia Martín, M., Blumen, S., Nguyen, Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A.   (2015). A cross-cultural study of possible iatrogenic effects of gifted education programs: Tenth graders’ perceptions of academically high performing classmates. High Ability Studies, 26(1), 152-166.
    • Hyerim, O., Sutherland, M., Stack, N., del Mar Badia,M., Blumen, S., Nguyen Quoc, A., Wormald, C., Maakrun, J., Baier, B., Schmidt, M. & Ziegler, A. (2014). A Cross-National Comparison of School Students’ Perceptions Regarding High Performing Peers, Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education, 4 (1), 10-23
    • Kearney, S., Perkins, T. & Maakrun, J. (2014). A transformative experience: A short-term cross-cultural service-learning immersion to Kenya. Issues in Educational Research, 24(2), 229-237.
  • Conference presentations

    • 2019:  Service-Learning Summit: Griffith University
      The power and reach of global service-learning (Joint presentation)
    • 2017:  Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS): Canberra
      Disrupting world views: methodological and pedagogical issues in community driven service learning. (Joint presentation)
    • 2016:  Developing Global Perspectives: Sydney
      Initial teacher education and intercultural competence: Critiquing international programs as a means of increasing the global-mindedness of teacher education students in Australia. (Joint presentation)
    • 2015: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL): Melbourne
      The impact of an international service learning project on pre service teachers levels of agency and cultural competence
  • In the Media

    Various articles on the UND website

  • Community Engagement

    Involved in Open Days, Course Information, Enrollment and prospective student interviews

  • Awards

    2015

    • Office of Learning and Teaching: Australian Awards for University Teaching
    • Award for Programs that Enhance Learning: Increasing Global Mindedness through International Service-learning: Kenya Immersion Project. (Team)

    2014      

    • Office of Learning and Teaching: Australian Awards for University Teaching
    • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Team)

    2013

    • Vice Chancellor’s Award
    • Initiatives the Enhance Student Learning - International Service Learning: Kenya Immersion Project (Team)
  • Other

    Kenya Service Learning Immersion Program
    Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrimage