Julie Maakrun

M.Ed; B.Ed
Lecturer (Primary Course Coordinator)

Email: Julie.Maakrun@nd.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8204 4206

  • Biography

    Julie is committed to education with over 25 years of experience in both primary and secondary schools with the current focus on the provision of quality education that provides for the achievement of outcomes and key competencies thus empowering pre service teachers to respond to the demands of education. Julie has held many roles in schools, including classroom teacher, stage co-coordinator, executive school member and foundational primary school principal.

    Julie lectures in general pedagogy, HSIE: History and Geography and is an active member of the university community. Research interests are in service-learning, underlined by the international experience programs undertaken with students in Kenya.

  • Teaching Areas

    Classroom Management
    Preparation for the Profession

  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    Service Learning
    Currently jointly supervising 2 M.Phil students

  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    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.

    Maakrun, J. (in press). International service-learning:benefits to African teachers. Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education.

  • In the Media

    Various articles on the UND website

  • Community Engagement

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

  • Awards

    UND VC Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning (2014)
    OLT Award for University Teaching (2014)

  • Other

    Kenya Service Learning Immersion Program
    Aboriginal Spiritual Pilgrimage