Associate Professor Kathie Ardzejewska

PhD, BA/Dip of Ed(Hons), Grad. Dip Health Promotion, Dip Applied Science
Manager and Academic Developer

Phone: 9433 0233

  • Biography

    Kathie Ardzejewska is the Manager of the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) at The University of Notre Dame Australia. In this role she provides managerial leadership, steering the LTO team in collaborations with the academic community as well as providing support and resources for educators. Kathie is also the Deputy Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee providing strategic leadership in the development of quality learning and teaching practices. Prior to this, Kathie held the position of Associate Dean (Programs and Quality) at the Australian College of Physical Education where she drove a number of innovations including the implementation of transition pedagogies and technology enhanced learning. She was twice presented with the excellence in teaching award by the College. Kathie is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and an accredited panel chair with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. She is an academic board member of a number of independent higher education providers and is an inaugural member of the Steering Committee of the Higher Education Private Provider Quality Network. Kathie is currently presenting and writing about leadership in higher education; assessment and transition; and the intersection of social determinants and how these play out in the success and wellbeing for people on the margins.

  • Teaching Areas

    Higher Education, Academic Development, Assessment, Curriculum Design, Technology Enhanced Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    Pedagogical approaches and curricula for a variety of learning environments including blended learning.


    • 2020    Montgomery, K. The phenomenon of blended learning: The lived experience of women studying undergraduate nursing from regional, rural and remote Australia
    • 2018    Geoghegan, I.  Checklists as a learning and assessment tool in tertiary health care education
    • 2018    Robertson, S. National competency standards for the registered nurse: a critical evaluation of their use in practice
    • 2017    Kendrick, D. Exercise prescription for elderly LBGTQI people
    • 2016    Okai-ugbaje, S.  A framework for using mobile devices to improve current pedagogical approaches in Nigerian universities – completed 2020

    Master of Philosophy:

    • 2017       Winn, M.             Feedforward

    Master of Health Professional Education

    • 2017       Smith, A.              Peer Review in Problem Based Learning (Complete)
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    • Okai-Ugbaje, S., Ardzejewska, K., Imran, A., Yakubu. A., Yakubu, M. (2020) Cloud-based m-learning: A pedagogical tool to manage infrastructural limitations and enhance learning. International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 16(2), 48-67.
    • Okai-Ugbaje, S., Ardzejewska, K., & Imran, A. (2020). Readiness, roles, and responsibilities of stakeholders for sustainable mobile learning adoption in higher education. Education Sciences, 10(49), 1-21. doi:10.3390/educsci10030049
    • Ardzejewska, K., & Gorzanelli. (2020). On-boarding discipline experts to adopt the academic literacies framework. In A. Jones, A. Olds, & J. G. Lisciandro (Eds.), Transitioning Students into Higher Education: Philosophy, pedagogy and practice (pp. 137-150). Routledge.
    • Gonzales, H., & Ardzejewska, K., Rivera, M. (2018). Designing wireframes to study adolescent mental health. Psychology and Education Journal: an Interdisciplinary Journal 55(2).
    • Okai-Ugbaje, S., Ardzejewska, K., & Imran, A. (2017). A systematic review of mobile learning adoption in higher education: The African perspective. i-manager’s Journal on Mobile Applications & Technologies, 4(2), 1-13.
    • Ardzejewska, K., Campbell, W., Gorzanelli, M. (2015). Learning to think differently before mastering a new way to teach academic literacy skills. Education Today 65(1), 17-24.
    • Ardzejewska, K., Pisconeri, A., Goode, K. (2014). “There’s no physical activity in PE”: The challenges of studying senior PDHPE in NSW. World Journal of Educational 4(5), 1-10.
    • Ardzejewska, K., Tadros, R., Baxter, D. (2012).A descriptive study on the barriers and facilitators to implementation of the NSW (Australia) Healthy School Canteen Strategy. Health Education Journal, 72(20), 136-145.
    • Ardzejewska, K., McMaugh, A., Coutts, P. (2010). Re: "Delivering the primary curriculum: The use of subject specialist and generalist teachers in NSW". Issues in Educational Research, 20(3).
    • Ardzejewska, K., & Coutts P.M. (2004). Teachers who support Reggio—exploring their understandings of the philosophy. Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 29(4), 17-23.
  • Conference Papers

    • Gonzales, H., & Ardzejewska, K., Rivera, M. (2017). Designing wireframes to study adolescent mental health. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Literature, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences. Paris, France, 7-8, December.
    • Kendrick, D., & Ardzejewska, K. (2016). LGBTI Outrageous Ageing Project: The intersection between sexuality, health, activity & aging. Paper presented at the World Conference on Active Aging. Melbourne, Australia, 28 June – 1 July.
    • Kendrick, D., & Ardzejewska, K. (2016). The Outrageous Aging Project. Paper presented at the Team Sydney Sports Conference – Change the Game: Combating Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport. Sydney, Australia, 28 April.
    • Ardzejewska, K., Campbell, W., Gorzanelli, M. (2014). The journey of academics when working with students who enter tertiary studies with low levels of academic literacies. Paper presented at the Association for Academic Language and Learning Symposium. Queensland, Australia, 28 November.
    • Ardzejewska, K. (2007). Physical education in the elementary school: Principals’ beliefs, subject knowledge and staffing decisions. Paper accepted by the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, 12-14 April.
    • Ardzejewska, K. (2007). The NSW public school primary teacher: What do principals think about the generalist class teacher versus the subject specialist? Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education. Fremantle, Australia, 25-29 November.
    • Ardzejewska, K. (2006). Who’s teaching PE/Sport in NSW primary schools? The ‘Specialist teacher’: a case study. Paper presented at the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. Sydney, Australia.
    • Ardzejewska, K. & Raczynski, B. (2001). Before and After Care Working in Partnership. Paper presented at the Australian Early Childhood Association Conference. Sydney, Australia.
    • Pearson. S., Rolfe, I. E., Ringland. C., Ardzejewska, K., Morgan, L., Procopis, P. (2000). Measuring the term experiences of junior doctors: Moving evaluation into the 21st century. Poster presented at the Ottawa Conference on Medical Education. Capetown, South Africa, 20 February.
    • Sullivan, E.A & Ardzejewska, K. (1998). A pilot Pre-internship Program for Australian Council Medical Graduates. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Medical Educators Annual Conference. Darwin, Australia.
    • Ardzejewska, K. (1992). An orthoptist in the Philippines. Paper presented at the Australasia Orthoptic Scientific Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Fellow - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
    • Member – Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching (CAULLT)
  • Community Engagement

    • Executive: Higher Education Private Provider Quality Network: 2015 - current
    • Academic Board Member: Campion college: 2015 - current
    • Editor: World Journal of Educational Research 2014 - current
    • Reviewer: Global Journal of Educational Studies, Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of Education and Training
    • Chair Course Development Committee Master of Teaching - 2015
    • Queensland College of Teachers: Panel member for review of accreditation application for Bachelor of Education - 2014
    • BOSTES: Chair and Panel member for review of accreditation application for Bachelor of Education - 2015
    • Guest lecturer: School of Education, Macquarie University – 2008 - 14
    • External moderator: Avondale College - 2013
    • Honours thesis examiner:2012 -13
  • Awards

    • Scholarship for the neeli (National Excellence in Educational Achievement Initiative) Program 2016
    • Winner of ‘Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning’ 2013 and 2009: Australian College of Physical Education - Studygroup