Dr Michelle Bannister-Tyrrell

Senior Lecturer, Learning and Teaching - School of Education

Michelle Bannister-Tyrrell

Phone: +61 2 6773 3840

Email: mbannist@une.edu.au

Biography

Michelle is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Michelle’s current role also includes Director of Program Impact and Innovation for the School of Education. This work includes working with our Hub schools (Armidale City Primary School and Armidale High School) and working with the School of Education with the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA), a high stakes final assessment task that will be undertaken by all graduates in their final professional practice, to determine if our graduates are ‘classroom ready’. This is an AITSL and NESA requirement of all Teaching Education Students from 2018.  The School of Education at UNE is currently aligned with the Learning Sciences Institute of Australia (ACU).

Qualifications

PhD, MEd, BEd, DipT

Memberships

G&T
AAEGT – Australian Association for Education the Gifted and Talented.

WCGTC – World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

GFSG - Gifted Families Support Group NSW.
NAGC – National Association for Gifted Children
IRATDE – International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence

Research
ACER – Australian Council for Educational Research
English
ALEA – Australian Literacy Educators Association
ETA – English Teachers Association
Community
Senior Common Room member of Earle Page College UNE

Awards

2017 nominated for UNE Teaching Award – nomination for Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)

2016 UNE Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning: For approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to develop into highly effective educators of gifted and talented students.

2016 4th October – Vice-Chancellor’s Scholars Award: Acknowledged by a 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar as someone who has had an impact or been instrumental in helping them with their studies or achieving their results.

2015 John Geake Outstanding Thesis Award presented by the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented.

2014 Beth Southwell Research Award 2014 for outstanding thesis: NSW Institute for Educational Research.

Consultancy Interests

New England eGATS online project
BOSTES accredited 2 day course: Introduction to gifted education
In-service modules for schools in gifted education and differentiation

Teaching Areas

EDLT320  Differentiation for Talent Development
EDLT321  Talent Development in Mixed-Ability Classes
EDLT472  Social and Cultural Aspects of Giftedness and Talent (Graduate Certificate)
EDLT481  Education of the Gifted and Talented (Graduate Certificate)
EDLT488  eLearning for Gifted and Talented Students (Graduate Certificate)
EDLT573  Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
EDLT581  Education of the Gifted and Talented
EDLT582  Social and Cultural Aspects of Giftedness and Talent
EDLT584  Issues in Talent Development
EDLT588  Internet Learning for Gifted and Talented Children
EDLT589  Underachievement: Recognition and Rescue

Research Interests

Research
  • Michelle continues to research in gifted education with a focus on rural, twice-exceptional and underserved gifted students.
  • Her work also includes research in English, specifically critical literacy; metacognition and critical thinking.
HDR Supervision includes research in the following areas:
  • An identification tool for twice-exceptional primary students
  • Early childhood twice-exceptional identification model
  • Indigenous: Yolgnu gifted students
  • Rural: Keeping the best and brightest in the bush
  • Rural online primary and metacognition
  • Learning in the age of distraction
  • Gifted women artists
  • Teacher’s fidelity of the Baccalaureate Primary Years Program.
Grants

2015 - University of New England, School of Education – Twice exceptionality in rural locations (Principal Investigator) ($2,000) (on-going)

2014  - University of New England, School of Education - Initial teacher preparation for teaching students with exceptionalities: Pre-service teachers’ knowledge and perceived competence ($4,000)

Publications

Publications

Gregory, S., & Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2017). Digital learner presence and online teaching tools: Higher cognitive requirements of online learners for effective teaching. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning. Retrieved from https://telrp.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41039-017-0059-3

Thraves, G. & Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2017). Australian Aboriginal peoples and giftedness: A diverse issue in need of a diverse response. TalentEd, 29, 18-31. Retrieved from http://www.talented.org.au/australian-aboriginal-peoples-and-giftedness-a-diverse-issue-in-need-of-a-diverse-response/

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2017) Gagné’s DMGT 2.0: A possible model of unification and shared understanding. Australasian Journal of Gifted Education (AAEGT) December edition.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. & Clary, D. (2017). Truth in a world of ‘alternative facts’: Promoting metacognitive awareness, critical thinking and reflection in critically oriented classrooms. English In Australia: AATE.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Cornish, L. Rural returns: Exploring teaching and learning issues for rural teachers working with gifted students. (at review)

Charteris J., Jenkins, K., Jones, M., & Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2017). Structural marginalisation, othering and casual relief teacher subjectivities. Critical Studies in Education. DOI:10.1080/17508487.2015.1108208

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Clary, D. (2016). Metacognition in the English classroom: Reflections of middle years teachers navigating the Australian Curriculum: English  [at review]

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Cornish, L., (2016). Rural returns: Exploring teacher and learning issues for rural teachers working with gifted students [in review]

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Bailey, J., Mavropoulou, S., Jones, M., O’Donnell-Ostini, A., & Dorji, R. (2016). Initial teacher preparation for teaching students with exceptionalities: Pre-service teachers’ knowledge and perceived competence [at review]

Bannister, B., Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Cornish, L. & Gregory, S. (2015) Creative use of digital technologies: Keeping the best and brightest in the bush. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education.

Charteris J., Jenkins, K., Jones, M., & Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2015). Discourse Appropriation and Category[JC1]  Boundary Work: Casual Teachers in the Market. Discourse Cultural Politics of Education. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2015.1113158

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Clary, D. (2014). Metacognition, self regulation and the new NSW English syllabus. Metaphor (1), English Teachers Association of NSW.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Smith, S., Merrtosy, P. & Cornish, L. (2013). Taming the 'many headed monster': Tarricone's taxonomy of metacognition. TalentEd 28. Armidale, NSW: University of New England.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2013). The engagement of metacognition during critical literacy discourse by young talented readers. PhD thesis. University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia. Accessible online at https://e-publications.une.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/une:13853

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (1999). Gifted isn’t a dirty word. Australian Literacy Educators’ Association SIG Literacy for Gifted and Talented Students 1, 11-16.

Book Chapters

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2017).  Young Talented Readers: The intersection and engagement of metacognition during critical literacy discourse. In N. Ballam and R. Moltzen (editors) Giftedness and Talent: Australasian Perspectives. Springer.  Retrieved from http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811067006

Cornish, L., Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Jenkins, K., Charteris, J., & Jones, M. (2017). Planning for Teaching. In J. Allen, S. White (Eds.) Teaching in a New Era. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press

Gregory, S., Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Charteris, J., & Nye, A. (2017). Heutagogy in postgraduate education: Cognitive advantages for higher degree online students. In Post-graduate Education in Higher Education Volume 5. Springer

Book chapters at review

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Pringle, E. (2017). Differentiation in multi-grade classrooms. L. Cornish & Matshidiso Taole (Eds.) Multi-grade teaching in South Africa.

Book Reviews

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2008). English for gifted and talented students 11-18 years. TalentEd (2). University of New England, Armidale.

Non-refereed publications

Wormald, C., & Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (March 2017). Media Release: Gifted Awareness Week Australia 2017 Community Awareness Campaign. Australia needs teacher training to include compulsory training in gifted education. Released by Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT).

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. & Clary, D. (2014). Taming the ‘many headed monster’: Metacognition, self-regulationand the new NSW English syllabus. mETAphor 1, pp. 15 – 25.

Conference Papers, Presentations and Seminars

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children – Sydney Australia – July 2017. Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Haines, M., & O’Donnell-Ostini A. Twice exceptionality, opportunities and possibilities: Four mixed method research studies.

Wormald, C., & Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2016). Keynote - 2e or not 2e: That is the questions. Understanding the special needs of twice exceptional students. AAEGT National Gifted Conference, September 2016.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Wood, D. (2016). Rural voices: Perceptions and practices of gifted pedagogy by rural teachers. AAEGT National Gifted Conference, September 2016.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2015). eLearning, metacognition and self regulation: An essential partnership for highly able students. Presentation at the 21st World Conference of The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Odense, Denmark 10 – 14 August 2015.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. & Bailey, J. (2015). Initial teacher preparation for inclusion: What do pre-service teachers think? Presentation on behalf of the UNE School of Education Inclusion Research Network. Australian Council for Educational Leaders: 2015 Disability Reform Summit. Sydney 7 – 8 May, 2015.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2015). Metacognition: Differentiating executive function opportunities for the gifted. QAGTC, AAEGT & IRATDE - International Conference: Illuminating the Spectrum of Giftedness and Talent Development, Brisbane, Australia 19 – 21 March 2015.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2014). Rural returns: Exploring options and partnership possibilities for supporting gifted rural students and their teachers. 30th National Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Conference, Armidale, Australia, 1-3 October.

Bannister, B., Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Cornish, L. & Gregory, S. (2014). Creative use of digital technologies: Keeping the best and brightest in the bush. 30th National Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Conference Conference, Armidale, Australia, 1-3 October.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2014). Differentiating metacognition opportunities for the gifted. Master Class for Gifted Education Research Resource and Information Centre, University of New South Wales, 9 – 11 July.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2013). Reach: Parenting Gifted and Talented Children. PLC Armidale, 15 May.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., & Russell, M. (2013). Identification and differentiation for gifted and talented students. Seminar for Department of Education, New England Region, Armidale, 10 October.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Smith, S., Merrotsy, P. & Cornish, L. (2013). The engagement of metacognition during critical literacy discourse in young talented readers.  20th Biennial World Conference, Louisville, Kentucky 10 – 14 August,

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2013). The unschooled mind: Metacognition and gifted and talented students. Gifted and Talented Education Conference NSW Department of Education, Sydney, Australia 21-23 July; and 20th Biennial World Conference, Louisville, Kentucky 10 – 14 August.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M., Merrotsy, M. & Smith, S. (2011). Metacognition and a talent for reading. 19th Biennial World Conference, Prague, the Czech Republic, 8 – 12 August.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2011). The engagement of higher order processes in young talented readers. Australian Literacy Educator's Association National Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 8 – 10 July.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2010). Ad astra: English enrichment in the middle school. 11th Asia Pacific Conference on giftedness, Sydney, Australia 29 July – 1 August.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2008). Reading beyond. 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Singapore, 14-18 July.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. & Foot, K., (2008). Developing critical and higher order skills through the study of the Holocaust. 18th 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Singapore, 14-18 July and 17th State Conference of the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children Inc.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2008). Differentiation across a K-12 school 12th National Gifted and Talented Conference, Tasmania, Australia and 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness, Singapore, 14-18 July.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2006). Wonderful world of WebQuests. 10th National Independent Educational Services, Gifted Education and Best Practice Conference.

Bannister-Tyrrell, M. (2005). Developing a school-wide gifted program. 9th National Independent Educational Services, Gifted Education and Best Practice Conference.