Adjunct Professor Tom Maxwell

Adjunct Professor - School of Education

Tom Maxwell

Biography

Tom Maxwell retired in 2010 after more than 20 years at UNE. He was made adjunct professor in 2011. Tom was initially a member of the Department of Curriculum Studies and then a member of the Education Contexts team. He was Head, School of Education from 2003-2006.  He was also the Program Director for the Bhutan Project (2002-2008) and liaison person for UNE to Bhutan. This liaison role has been passed to Associate Professor Judy Miller in the School of Education. Since his retirement Tom's academic work is focused on international development and consultancy work and research.

Australian Teaching and Learning Award

In 2008 Tom was awarded an Australian Teaching and Learning Award Citation which read: "For a decade of national and international leadership in innovative curriculum development and research in more professional, workplace-oriented teacher education."

Qualifications

BSc (University of Sydney), MEd (University of New England), PhD (University of New England), DipEd (University of Sydney), MACE

Consultancy Interests

  • Undertaken in the following countries: Bhutan, Fiji, Pakistan (Afghanistan), Timor Leste, Vietnam (see publications).
Recent International Concultancies
A - International work - Bhutan

a) Name of assignment or project:  Consultancy Service for developing Research Policy and Capacity Building for the Royal Education Council.
Year:  2014 (May-June)
Location: Thimphu, Bhutan
Client:  Royal Educatin Council, Bhutan
Main project features:  Draft research policy.
Positions held: Consultant
Activities performed:  Drafting research policy for the REC together with liaising with key staff in its development. Undertake associated capacity building of n=20 staff.

b) Name of assignment or project:  Capacity Building for Leadership in Higher Education in Bhutan
Year:  2013
Location: Armidale, Australia
Client:  AusAID, AA Fellowship
Main project features:  16 senior academics from RUB shadowed UNE counterparts and based on their needs and what they learned developed projects tom implement upon return.
Positions held: Project Leader (J Reid assisted)        
Activities performed:  Obtained grant. Led all liaison activities for shadowing and inputs. Led sessions on action plans for Fellows upon return. Three weeks intensive work plus follow up in Bhutan early Septermber. 

c) Name of assignment or project:  The Royal University of Bhutan Higher Degree Research Project: Stage 1
Year:  2012
Location: Thimphu, Bhutan
Client:  Royal University of Bhutan
Main project features:  Design of Research Masters and PhD policy, regulations and associated documentation
Positions held: Project Leader (J Reid assisted)        
Activities performed:  Over two months, assessed the current status of higher degree research in the Royal University of Bhutan, drafted policies, procedures and standards for higher degree research (Master’s and PhD) in RUB, developed a draft Handbook for Higher Degree Research in RUB; and recommend strategic actions for implementing the policies. 

d) Name of assignment or project:  Using Action Learning to develop leadership in Teacher Education
Year:  2008/9
Location: Australia
Client:  AusAID (Australian Leadership Award Fellowship)
Main project features:  Capacity building in teacher education as part of the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship program.   
Positions held: Director         
Activities performed:  Conceptualising the capacity building, budgeting and liaising with four universities in Bhutan, East Timor, PNG and Vietnam. Liaised with consultants, taught action learning component and supported action learning upon Fellows return.

e) Name of assignment or project:  Establishment of the Centre for University Learning and Teaching (CULT), Royal University of Bhutan
Year:  2008 (two months)
Location: Samtse, Bhutan
Client:  Royal University of Bhutan (RUB)
Main project features:  Policy, governance and budget identification and short and long terms plans to establish CULT.   
Positions held: Director/Leader (J Reid assisted)       
Activities performed:  Established policy framework including mechanisms for accreditation of capacity building to formal awards. Negotiated governance and budget framework and co-ordinated review of library infra-structure and practices to support CULT. Completed three capacity building workshops. Responsibility for project completion, presented and submitted Final Report.

f) Name of assignment or project:  BEd by DE at the Samtse campus of the Royal University of Bhutan
Year:  2006 (two months in country +)
Location: Samtse, Bhutan
Client:  Royal University of Bhutan (RUB)
Main project features:  Curriculum review and capacity building along with policy and capacity building in two Colleges of Education in Bhutan           
Positions held: Director Leader
Activities performed:  Re-conceptualised the ToR and the roles of the four consultants. Undertook negotiations for the contract. Liaised with senior RUB officials and team members. Liaised with initial team leader during its first two months on situational analysis and program review and reporting of findings. Became team leader in second two months. Took responsibility for project completion including plans for capacity building, materials development, award re-structure and liaison on Final Report.

g) Name of assignment or project:  Bhutan Public Sector Capacity Building
Year:  2008-2011
Location: Australia/Bhutan
Client:  AusAID
Main project features:  Capacity building in distance education Public Sector Leadership Program to develop academics’ skills to implement public sector capacity building in Bhutan
Positions held: Director         
Activities performed:  Conceptualizing the capacity building, budgeting and liaising with the Royal Institute of management and the Royal Civil Service Commission. Liaised with consultants and UNE officials. Trouble shooting in Bhutan to get the project re-aligned.

h) Name of assignment or project:  Bhutan Multi-grade Attachment Project
Year:  1997 - 2008
Location: UNE but included almost annual visits to Bhutan
Client:  Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan
Main project features: Capacity building in multigrade education of remote teachers from Bhutan
Positions held: Project leader (1997-2001) then Director (2002-8)  
Activities performed: Lead and direct the entire development of the project including its conceptualization, budgeting and implementation. Liaison with Bhutan and with UNE colleagues. Over 140 teachers and others were trained.

i) Name of assignment or project:  INSET Study
Year:  1998 - 1999
Location: Thimphu, Bhutan (two periods of three months)
Client:  Ministry of Education
Main project features: Evaluatino of the impact of in-service education
Positions held: Project Leader          
Activities performed: Work under the direction of the largely Australia-based Project Director but lead in country project. Worked with in country counterparts to gather data and analyse those data and present a report into the state of in-service in Bhutan. Co-wrote report that was subsequently published and uses as the basis for development of in-service education of teachers in Bhutan.

j) Name of assignment or project:  Various short course capacity building projects
Year:  2003 - 2008
Location: UNE
Client:  Ministry of Education, Royal Government of Bhutan
Main project features: Capacity building of teachers and others in multi-grade education
Positions held: Manager       
Activities performed: Act as main contact person for annual capacity building short courses of the Ministry of Education/Royal University of Bhutan officials in aspects of education

B - South & South East Asia

a) Name of assignment or project:  Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development in Vietnam
Year:  2012
Location: Lismore, Australia
Client:  Asian Development Bank Loan No. 2298 - VIE (SF)
Main project features:  Capacity building of leaders (N=35) in teacher education.
Positions held: Short course leader (J Reid assisted) (Prof Martin Hayden, Director) 
Activities performed:  Designed specific program, led presentation and generally managed the three weeks of learning including research methods and supporting the development of a project upon return to Vietnam.

b) Name of assignment or project:  Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development in Vietnam
Year:  2011
Location: Lismore, Australia
Client:  Asian Development Bank Loan No. 2298 - VIE (SF)
Main project features:  Capacity building of leaders (N=20) in teacher education.
Positions held: Short course leader (J Reid assisted) (Prof Martin Hayden, Director) 
Activities performed:  Designed specific program, led presentation and generally managed the three weeks of learning including research methods and supporting the development of a project upon return to Vietnam.

c) Name of assignment or project:  Australian Leadership Award Fellowship
Year:  2011
Location: Lismore, Australia
Client:  AusAID
Main project features:  Capacity building of leaders (N=12) of one university in Lao PDR.
Positions held: Short course leader (J Reid assisted) (Prof Martin Hayden, Director) 
Activities performed:  Designed specific program, led presentation and generally managed the two weeks of learning including building knowledge of action learning to use as the basis of a report upon their return to Ventiane.

d) Name of assignment or project:  Improved feeding systems for more efficient beef cattle production in Cambodia - Children and fodder cut and carry.
Year:  2010 (one month)
Location: Kampong Cham and Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Client:  ACIAR/University of New England
Main project features:  research into the social impacts of cattle/feeding systems in three rural areas
Positions held: Project leader (J Reid assisted)         
Activities performed:  Lead a team of five including two graduate and one undergraduate Royal University of Agriculture students as research assistants. Designed the research study, trained the research assistants, guided the data analysis and led the researchers in writing a published journal article based upon this work.

e) Name of assignment or project:  Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development Project
Year:  2009 (one month)
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Client:  PADECO
Main project features:  Development of Higher Education in Vietnam
Positions held: University Partnerships Specialist    
Activities performed:  Research partnership alternatives and used experience to develop strategies for Vietnamese universities to develop partnerships with universities of the world. Research included visits and interviews with six institutional leaders in Colleges of Education in N Vietnam.

f) Name of assignment or project:  EFA data for Afghanistan
Year:  2000 (2.5 months)
Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Client:  UNESCO
Main project features: Collation of qualitative data on basic skills of children in Afghanistan and development of report
Positions held: Project Leader (J Reid assisted)        
Activities performed: Identifying quality data from varied sources inside Afghanistan. Collation of data. Site visits to Afghanistan. Liaison with UN officers in Islamabad. Development of a report and presentation of main findings to UN office.

C - Pacific

a) Name of assignment or project:  100 Schools Project
Year:  2003 (one month)
Location: Dili, East Timor
Client:  UNICEF
Main project features:  Conceptualising the design of the study and liaising with Universidad
Positions held: Director         
Activities performed:  and liaising with Universidad Nacional Tior Lorosa’e (UNTL) officers for UNOCEF to create baseline data from studies in basic subjects. Required liaison with NSW Department of Education and Training in the use of their Basic Skills Tests.

b) Name of assignment or project:  MoU UNE/UNTL
Year:  2003 (two weeks)
Location: Dili, East Timor
Client:  UNICEF
Main project features: 
Positions held: Project Leader          
Activities performed: Liaison between UNE and Universidad Nacional Timor Lorosa’e officials and signing of MoU in Dilli

D - Sub-Saharan Africa

a) Name of assignment or project:  ‘Developing Zambian and Ugandan Teacher Trainers in Multi-grade Education’
Year:  2009-2011 (In country - 2009: two weeks; 2011: two weeks plus etc)
Location: Kampala, Uganda and Lusaka, Zambia
Client:  British Council’s DelPHE program
Main project features:  Teachers’ college lecturer professional development in multi-grade education
Positions held: Australian counterpart leader.           
Activities performed:  Led project application. Action research presenter in Zambia and Uganda (2009). Led small team in Zambia in 2011 to deliver a multi-grade manual co-written by me.

Teaching Areas

  • Action research
  • Supervision of research
  • Research design
  • Qualitative methodology

Research Interests

  • Action research
  • Professional development
  • Doctoral education, especially professional doctorates
  • International educational development
  • Education in Bhutan
  • Comparative education
Competitive grants: research and other 2008 to present

2013 – Australian Awards (Fellowships), AusAID: “Capacity Building for Leadership in Higher Education in Bhutan” - $256, 059

2009/10 -: Australian Leadership Awards (Fellowships), AusAID: “Capacity Building for Leadership in Early Childhood education in the Pacific Education” (won with Dr Rhonda Forrest and Assoc Prof Neil Taylor - $319,588.50

2008/9 - Australian Leadership Awards (Fellowships) (AusAID): Using Action Learning to develop leadership in Teacher Education, $318, 372

2008 – Public Sector Leadership Awards (AusAID): “Bhutan Public Sector Capacity Building” - $139, 100

Publications

Tom Maxwell’s Publications, 2008-2015

NB Many publications are available on Researchgate.

Books and Monographs

Maxwell, T.W., Laird, D.J., Namgay, Reid, J.M., Laird, J. & Gyamtso, D. 2006/8. Focus on student learning outcomes: Report of the review of the bachelor of education (primary) in distance education mode in-service program to the Ministry of Education and the Royal University of Bhutan. Samtse: Royal University of Bhutan. 

Smyth, R. and Maxwell, T.W. 2008. The Research Matrix: An Approach to Supervision of Higher Degree Research, HERDSA Guide Series, Melbourne, HERDSA.

Book Chapters

Tashi, T. & Maxwell, T.W. (2015). The Developer: A Monarch who strived to modernize his kingdom. In T. Mathou & T. Tashi (eds) Life and Reign of the Bodhisattva-King: A tribute to His majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck at the occasion of his 60th Anniversary (11th November 2015). Amarin Printing & Publishing PLC, Bangkok.

Maxwell, T.W. & Smyth R. 2012. Answering your significant research questions with the aid of a research matrix. In C. Denholm & T.D. Evans, (eds). Doctorates Downunder: keys to successful doctoral study in Australia and New Zealand. Second Edition Melbourne, ACER Press, pp. 82-90.

Maxwell, T.W. 2011. The illumination of situational analysis by frame factor theory. In Colin C. Marsh (ed) What have we learnt about producing a national curriculum? Three decades of papers from Curriculum Perspectives, 1980-2010. Canberra, Australian Curriculum Studies Association, pp. 37-46. (This chapter first appeared in Curriculum Perspectives, vol. 5, no. 1, 1985.)

Maxwell, T.W. 2010. Ten years of capacity building of Bhutanese multi-grade teachers: Initial analysis of classroom action research reports and related data, in International Research in Teacher Education, W. Halloway & J. Maurer (eds) Armidale, Kardoorair Press, pp. 123-144.

Tenzin, W. & Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Environmental Education in Bhutan: Status and Challenges, in Environmental Education in Context: An International Perspective of the Development and Implementation of Environmental Education and its Impact on Student Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour, N. Taylor, R.K. Coll and C. Eames (eds) Taipei, Taiwan, Sense Publishers, pp. 277-288.

Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Being open to place. Interrogating Common Sense – Teaching for Social Justice, I. Soliman (ed) Frenchs Forrest, Pearson Education Australia. Pp. 175-194.  ISBN 9781442507197.

McConaghy, C., Maxwell, T.W. and Foskey, R. 2008. Place, Poverty and Student Outcomes: Identifying the New Socio-spatial Dynamics of Schooling Disadvantage in NSW. In Green, B. (ed) Spaces and Places - The Rural Teacher Education Project. Bathurst, UNE/CSU, pp. 183-221.

McConaghy, C., Maxwell, T.W. and Foskey, R. with de Blaeij, M. 2008. Place, Gender and Student Outcomes: Implications for Pedagogy Reforms . In Green, B. (ed) Spaces and Places - The Rural Teacher Education Project, Bathurst, UNE/CSU, pp. 223-262.

Tenzin, W. and Maxwell, T. W. 2008. Primary science curriculum in Bhutan: Teaching Environmental Science, in Science Education in Context: An International Perspective of the Influence of Context on Science Curriculum Development, Implementation and the Student-Experienced Curriculum, R. Coll and N. Taylor (eds), Taipei, Taiwan, Sense Publishers, pp. 313-332.

Maxwell, T.W. 2008. Bhutan, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide: Asia and Oceania, General Editor, Irving Epstein, Volume Editor, Jyotsna Pattnaik, New York, Greenwood Press, pp. 55-77. ISBN: 0-313-33620-2

Refereed Journal Articles

Seden, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Rinchen, S. (2016). Enhancing Reflective Writing Skills of Pre-service B.Ed. Secondary Science Student Teachers: An action research study in Bhutan. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Education Teaching and Learning.

Kucita, P. & Maxwell, T.W. (2016). Multi-grade teaching in Bhutan: Congruency between policies, teacher education and practices. Accepted for publication in Bhutan Journal of Education, Samtse.

Maxwell, T.W. Mohamed, N., Mohamed, M., Zahir, A., Nasheeda, A. & Naseer, B. (2015). Becoming and being academic women in the Maldives: Cultural and other understandings. Cogent Education 2, 1, DOI:10.1080/2331186X.2015.1121062.

Maxwell, T.W., Afroze, S., Haque, M., Sultana, F., Zabin,N. & Sanam,M. (2015). Experiences of becoming and being an Academic Woman in Bangladesh. Accepted for publication in Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

Maxwell, T, W., Gyamtso, D. C., Seden, K., Wangmo, N., Lhamo, D., Tshechu, S., Choden, T., Tshomo, U., & Lhamo, N., (2014). Experiences in becoming and being academic women in Bhutan. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 3(2), 13-26.

Maxwell, T.W., Nget, S., Peou, L., Am, K. & You, S. (2014). Becoming and being academic women in Cambodia: Cultural and other understandings, Cogent Education. 2: 1.DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2015.1042215.

Maxwell, T.W., Boulidam, S., Onsy, S. & Osay, V.D. (2015) Becoming and being academic women in Lao PDR: Stoic but desiring change. Submitted to Bhutan Journal of Education, Samtse (October).

Maxwell, T.W., Nguyen, H.T. Cao, T.H.P., Nguyen,T.X.P., Nguyen, L.H. & Nguyen, P.H. (2015).  Becoming and being an academic woman in Vietnam. work in progress.

Sherab, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R. (2015). Congruency and comparisons of the vision and mission statements across four case study schools. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 4, 1, 69-79.

Sherab, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R. 2014. Implementation of Gross National Happiness Education in Bhutan: The case of an efficacious ‘Zhabdrung’ Primary School. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 3, 1, 1-15.

Maxwell, T.W. & Namgay 2014. A Bhutanese tertiary education consultancy case study: Introducing the institutional zone of proximal development: International Journal for Educational Development 37, 32-39. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S073805931400011X

Kivunja C, Kuyini-Abubakar A, Maxwell T.W. 2014. Settlement experiences of African refugees: A case study of the Armidale, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour regions of New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Asian and African Studies 49, 1, 64-79. Doi: 10.1177/0021909613478399

Thinley, D. & Maxwell, T.W. 2013. The role of English in culture preservation in Bhutan. Journal of Bhutan Studies 28, Summer, 1-29.

Gyamtso, D. C. & Maxwell, T.W. 2013. Teaching, learning and planning practices in five colleges of RUB: A cross case analysis. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 2,2, 31-42.

Thinley, D. & Maxwell, T.W. 2013. Pedagogies for stimulating students’ responses to first language oral literature: An action research project in a secondary school in Bhutan. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education 17, 2, 39-48.

Maxwell, T.W. 2013. A model for reflection to be used in authentic assessment in teacher education. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education 17, 1, 8-17.

Sherab, K., Cooksey, R. & Maxwell, T.W. 2013. School collective efficacy beliefs for GNH Education: Scales, clusters and patterns of relationships. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education 17, 1, 48-60.

Kucita, P., Kivunja, C., Maxwell, T.W., & Kuyini, A.B., 2013. Bhutanese stakeholders’ perceptions about multi-grade teaching as a strategy for achieving quality universal primary education. International Journal of Educational Development 33, pp. 206-212.

Kucita, P., Kuyini, A.B., Maxwell, T.W. & Kivunja, C. 2012. Factors influencing Bhutanese teachers’ Multigrade knowledge and teaching practices. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 1, 2, 109-124.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. The impact of the Bhutanese Multigrade Attachment Program (BMAP). Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 1, 2, 161-170.

Choeden, P. & Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Improving the Research Output of Academics at the Royal University of Bhutan: A Reconnaissance and early initiatives. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development 1, 2, 187-198.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Academic work in an autonomous Royal University of Bhutan: Challenges and responsibilities regarding research, Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 1, 1, 37-49.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Assessment in higher education in the professions: Action research as an authentic assessment task. Teaching in Higher Education 17, 686-696. DOI:10.1080/13562517.2012.725220

Gyamtso, D. C. & Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Present practices and background to teaching and learning at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB): A pilot study. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 24, 1, 65-75. [http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/forthcoming.cfm?v=24&i=1][ISSN 1812-9129]

Maxwell, T.W., You, S., Ung, B., Peou, L. and Reid, J. 2012. Wider impact of a cattle/crop innovation in Cambodia, Agricultural Systems 107, 83-91.

Maxwell, T.W. 2011. Australian Professional Doctorates: Mapping, distinctiveness, stress and prospects. Work based learning e-Journal 2, 1, 24-43 [http://wblearning-ejournal.com/currentIssue/E3011%20rtb.pdf].

Emerson, K. & Maxwell T.W. 2011. Graphic Organisers and Writing Performance: Improving undergraduate competence using action research in a workplace internship, Work based learning e-Journal 2, 1, 5-23. [http://wblearning-ejournal.com/currentIssue/E3012%20rtb.pdf].

Maxwell, T.W. & Smyth, R. 2011. Higher degree research supervision: From practice toward theory, Higher Education Research and Development 30,2, 219-231. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2010.509762

Maxwell, T.W., Harrington, I. & Smith, H. 2010. Supporting Primary and Secondary Beginning Teachers Online: Key findings of the Education Alumni Support Project (EdASP), Australian Journal of Teacher Education 35, 1, 42-58.

Mead, K. & Maxwell, T.W. 2010. Using the Counting On mathematics strategies: An action research case study. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom 15, 3, 13-19.

Maxwell, T.W., Rinchen, P. & Cooksey, R W. 2010. Evolutionary Trajectories in School Assessment Systems: The Case of Bhutan. Asia-Pacific Journal of Education 30, 3, 273–288.

Maxwell, T.W. & Smyth, R. 2010. Research Supervision: The Research Management Matrix. Higher Education 59, 4, 407-422.

Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Continuing Development of Teacher Education in Armidale: Professional/Academic tensions, Journal of the International Society for Teacher Educators 13, 1, 6-12.

Jenkins, K., Smith, H.  & Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Challenging experiences faced by beginning casual teachers: Here one day, gone the next! Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education37, 1, 63-78.

Maxwell, T.W. & Kupczyk-Romanczuk, G. 2009. Producing the Professional Doctorate: The portfolio as a legitimate alternative to the dissertation. Innovations in Education and Teaching International 46, 2, 135-145.

Kennelly, J., Taylor, N, & Maxwell, TW 2008. Addressing the challenge of preparing Australian pre-service primary teachers in Environmental Education: An evaluation of a dedicated unit, Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 2, 2, 141-156.

Kennelly, J., Taylor, N. & Maxwell, T. 2008. A student teacher’s personal pathway to Education for Sustainability. Australian Journal of Environmental Education 24, pp. 23-34.

Conference Proceedings (refereed)

Thomas, P., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R. (2014). Co-creating innovation: a portfolio-based professional doctorate. Refereed paper presentation at the 17th Annual AVETRA international conference, Surfers Paradise, 22-24 April.

Sherab, K., Maxwell, T.W. & Cooksey, R.C. 2013. Implementation of gross national happiness education: the case of an efficacious Zhabdrung Primary School. Refereed paper presented at the 33rd Annual International Society for Teacher Education Seminar, Hong Kong, May 21-25.

Sherab, K., Cooksey, R. & Maxwell, T.W. 2012. School collective efficacy beliefs for GNH Education: Scales and clusters, Refereed paper presented at the 32nd Annual International Society for Teacher Education Seminar, Paro, Bhutan - May 21-25.

Bossu, C., Smythe. R., Maxwell, T.W. & Stein, S. 2010. Analysing the development of higher and distance education policies in Brazil, Refereed paper, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Melbourne, 6-9 July, 9p.

Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Individually-based capacity building: Using action research in a two-stage reform model internationally, Refereed paper in the Proceedings  of “ANZCIES 2009: Entering the Age of an Educational Renaissance: Unity of purpose or further discord?”,  Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society Conference, University of New England, November 24-29, CD: pp. 147-159;  (ISBN: 978-0-909347-13-0)

Halloway, W. & Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Giving Continuing Professional Education more effective: Adding action research in Bhutan and Bhutan-related classroom practices in Australia to the Bhutanese Multi-grade Attachment Program (BMAP) – participants’ perspectives. Refereed paper in the Proceedings of the Conference entitled ‘Innovation for Equity in Rural Education’, First International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education, Armidale, NSW Australia, 11-14th February, pp. 127-136.

Kennelly, J. & Maxwell T.W. 2009. Education for Sustainability: Initial teacher education and the primary curriculum, in Faculty of the Professions Postgraduate Conference, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

Jones, M. & Maxwell, T.W. 2008. Scaffolded and unscaffolded reflection on Bachelor of Education Students’ Learner Self-Efficacy, Refereed paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Perth, WA, November, 20p. (JON07616)

Research Reports

Maxwell. T.W. 2014. REC Research policy, Procedures and Capacity Building. Report to the Royal Education Council, June. Thimphu. 39p.

Maxwell, T.W., Reid, J.M, 2012. The Royal University of Bhutan Higher Degree Research Project: Stage 1. Prepared for the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Royal University of Bhutan, July, 24p. + 82p.

Maxwell, T.W. 2009. Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development Project – Final Report. Prepared for PADECO, as part of the ADB funded project, Hanoi, 56pp +48pp appendices.

Maxwell, T.W., Reid, J.M, Gyamtso, D. & Dorji, K. 2008.  Changing the CULTure of Learning and Teaching at the Royal University of Bhutan: Report on the establishment of the Centre for University Teaching and Learning (CULT), Samtse College of Education, September, 68p.

Keynote/Invited panel presentation

Maxwell 2012. Reflection, authentic assessment and action research in teacher education (for GNH). Keynote presentation for the International Society for Teacher Education, Paro, Bhutan, 23rd May, (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2011. The Professional Doctorate – Generational change? Keynote presentation, 2nd International Conference on Professional Doctorates, Edinburgh, Scotland, 20th April, (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. & Smyth, R. 2010. The research matrix: An Aid to Supervising Higher Degree Research Students, Invited presentation, IDERN, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21st April, (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. & Smyth, R. 2009. Using the research matrix to scaffold your project. Keynote, UNE Faculty of the Professions, UNE, Postgraduate Conference entitled Bridging the gap between ideas and research, 16th July, (power point presentation).

Smyth, R. & Maxwell, T.W. 2008. Not Literature Reviews: Scaffolding the field using the research matrix. Keynote, UNE Faculty of the Professions, UNE, Postgraduate Conference entitled Bridging the gap between ideas and research, 15-18th July, (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2008. Professional Doctorates and the DBA in Australia: Retrospect and prospect, Keynote address at the conference entitled “DBA as a Community of Practice” BAM/ABS 2007 DBA Community Conference, Bradford, UK, 14th and 15th May (power point presentation).

Invited workshops

Maxwell, T.W. 2014. Research design and qualitative research. Royal Education Commission, Thimphu, 9-16th June (13 power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Supervising the RUB HDR Pathways: Paro College of Education, Paro, Bhutan, 11th July.

Maxwell, T.W. & Reid, J. 2012. The RUB HDR Pathways: OVC, Thimphu, Bhutan, 9th July.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Supervising the RUB HDR Pathways: CNR, Lobesa, Bhutan, 9th July.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Supervising Research 1, Paro, Bhutan, 7th June.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Supervising Research 2: Using the research matrix to scaffold research, Paro, Bhutan, 7th June.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Supervising Research 3: Literatures Analysis, Paro, Bhutan, 7th June.

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. Support for students in the new EdD at University of Fiji, Nandi, 30th April to 4th April (10 power point presentations)

Maxwell, T.W. & Reid, J.M. 2012 Vietnam Southern Cross University, Lismore (6 power point presentations).

Maxwell, T.W. & Reid, J.M. 2011 Lao PDR Southern Cross University, Lismore (5 power point presentations).

Maxwell, T.W. 2010. T&L Research – Application of Action Research: A way for improving teaching practice, Teaching and Learning Centre Seminar Series, UNE, 7th June (power point presentation).

Maxwell. T.W. 2009, ‘Action Research in Teacher Education at the University of New England’. College of Education, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 28th September.

Maxwell. T.W. 2008, 'Action research: A way to improve’, Institute of Language and Cultural Studies, Semtoka, Bhutan, 29th August.

Maxwell. T.W. 2008, ‘Learning and Teaching Professional Development’, Centre for University learning and Teaching, Lobesa, Bhutan, 25-27th August.

Maxwell. T.W. 2008, 'Action research: Improving teaching and learning’, Centre for University learning and Teaching, Lobesa, Bhutan, 20-23rd August.

Maxwell. T.W. 2008, 'Action research: A way to improve’, Samtse College of Education, Samtse, Bhutan, 16th August.

Invited Seminar/Address

Maxwell, T.W. 2014. Distance education: Ideas from the University of New England. Invited presentation, Maldives national University, Male, 23rd June, (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2014. University work: Teaching, learning and assessment. Invited presentation, Maldives national University, Male, 22nd June, (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2012. From research paradigm to research matrix: A journey worth taking, and then ..., Invited seminar, University of Fiji, Nandi, 3rd May (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2011. The passion of a professor. Invited seminar, Royal University of Bhutan, Paro College of Education, Paro, Bhutan, 20th August (power point presentation).

Maxwell, T.W. 2011. The passion of a professor. Invited seminar, Royal University of Bhutan, Samtse College of Education, Samtse, Bhutan, 17th August (power point presentation).

Research Supervision Experience

Supervisions, TW Maxwell

There are three sections: Education General, Teacher Education and Other.

Education General

Title: The Barriers and Facilitators of Institutionalization of Inclusive Education Policy and Practice in Papua Education System
Doctor of Philosophy, 2014
Supervisors: Dr David Paterson, Dr Charles Kivunja and Adj.Prof. Tom Maxwell

Title: Gross National Happiness Education in Bhutanese schools: Understanding the experiences and efficacy beliefs of principals and teachers
Doctor of Philosophy (cum laude), 2014
Supervisors: Prof Ray Cooksey and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: The present and future role of Bhutanese folk literature in the secondary school English curriculum as a source of literary, social and cultural knowledge
Doctor of Philosophy (cum laude), 2011
Supervisors: Adj Prof Tom Maxwell, Ms Glenda Kupczyk-Romanchuck, Assoc Prof Mary Macken and Dr Corinne Buckland

Title: A study of the nature of teaching and learning practices at Samtse College of Education (SCE), Bhutan.
Doctor of Philosophy, 2013
Supervisors: Dr David Paterson and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: A framework for continuing profession education for chaplains in hospital counselling roles (expected completion, May 2008)
Doctor of Education
(portfolio), 2013
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Joy Hardy and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Multi-grade teaching as a strategy to achieve Universal Primary Education in Bhutan: An analysis of current policies and practices
Doctor of Education, 2011
Supervisors: Dr Charles Kivunja and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Discourses of IB MYP benefits, promotion and implementation in schools
Doctor of Education, 2011
Supervisors: Dr Laurence Tamatea, Adj Prof Tom Maxwell and Assoc Prof Peter Ninnes

Title: Evaluating the non-literacy gains of a participatory program – an action research approach
Master of Education (Honours), 2011
Supervisor: Dr Laurence Tamatea and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Title:  Teaching at the sharp end of correctional education theory and legislation: How can the effectiveness and status of jail education programs be advanced?
Doctor of Education
(portfolio), 2011
Supervisors: Dr Peter Merrotsy, Adj Prof Tom Maxwell and Dr Jillian Boyd

Title: A phenomenological study of a small school serving an isolated Aboriginal Community: 1999-2007
Doctor of Education, 2010
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Academic Professional Development for effective e-learning: A possible framework for Brazil
Doctor of Philosophy, 2010
Supervisor: Dr Robyn Smyth, Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell and Dr Sarah Stein

Title: Peer relations and masculinities in a boys’ middle school: A case study
Doctor of Education (portfolio), 2009
Supervisors: Dr Izabel Soliman and Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: An investigation of the impact on student services and support units of the implementation of the New England Award
 
Doctor of Education
(portfolio), 2007
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell and Dr Jillian Boyd

Title:  The demise of Vertical Semester Organisation in two NSW secondary schools
Date: 2006
Degree:  Doctor of Education
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell and Assoc Prof Peter Ninnes

Title: Computer assisted language learning and grammatical accuracy in writing
Master of Education (Honours), 2006
Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Workplace consultation and participative decision making within two TAFE Institutes in SA
EdD (portfolio), 2005
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title:  Student data:  Focal or forgotten point of school improvement
Degree:  Doctor of Philosophy, 2004
Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Unfolding Possibilities: a study of pedagogical relationships
Master of Education (Hons), 2002
Supervisors: Dr I Soliman, Dr Jo-Anne Reid, Prof Anne-Katrin Eckermann, Ms Cynthia A’Beckett, Dr Christine Richmond, Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title:  The research habits of students using the World Wide Web
Master of Curriculum Studies (Honours), 2002
Supervisor:  Dr Tom Maxwell

Title:  Curriculum Change and Pedagogical Practices:  An Analysis of the Implementation of the Post-1986 Curriculum Change in Bhutanese Schools
Doctor of Education, 2001
Supervisor:  Dr Tom Maxwell and Dr David Laird

Title:  The Efficacy of "Intervision" as a School Level Change Process:  A Descriptive Analysis of the Experiences of Four Participating Schools in Bhutan
Master of Curriculum Studies (Honours), 1999
Supervisors:  Dr Tom Maxwell and Dr David Laird

Title: The curriculum development processes of the Papua New Gu9inea Institute of Public Administration
Master of Curriculum Studies, 1997
Supervisors: Dr Tom Maxwell and Dr David Laird

Title: Developing a coherent school curriculum in international education: the role of administrative leadership and dialogue in developing teacher efficacy
Doctor of Education
Supervisor: Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Inclusive Education Policy: The Barriers and Facilitators of Institutionalisation of Inclusive Education in PNG
Doctor of Philosophy, 2014 (under examination)
Supervisors: Assoc Prof David Paterson, Dr Charles Kivunja and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Teacher Education

Title: Preparing teachers for multi-class teaching: A Fijian case study
Doctor of Philosophy, 2011
Supervisors: Dr Linley Cornish, Adj Prof Tom Maxwell and Dr Mitch Parkes

Title: Pre-service teacher education supporting education for sustainability
Doctor of Philosophy, 2011
Supervisors: Dr Neil Taylor, Adj Prof Tom Maxwell and Dr Pep Serow

Title: A study of the development of transformational learning approaches in developing teachers.
Doctor of Philosophy, 2011
Supervisors: Associate Professor Lorraine Graham and Adj Prof Tom Maxwell

Title: Experienced secondary teachers learning: Integrating technology into distance delivery.
Master of Education (Honours), 2007
Supervisors: Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell, Dr Chris Reading and Dr Robyn Smyth)

Title:  The perceptions of stakeholders of the professional development needs of teachers in a Christian school
Doctor of Education (portfolio), 2006
Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell

Title:  Changing the work of New Zealand primary school principals between 1989 - 2001:  Perspectives from seven surviving principals
Doctor of Education, 2004
Supervisors:  Dr Tom Maxwell and Dr David Laird

Title:  Searching for balance:  A collective case study of ten secondary teachers' behaviour management language
Doctor of Philosophy, 2002
Supervisors:  Dr Tom Maxwell and Prof Anne-Katrin Eckermann

Title:  An Analysis of Implementation of the Philosophy of Education for Papua New Guinea in University Teacher Education Curriculum:  Congruence between Educational Philosophy, Policy and Practice
Doctor of Philosophy, 2000
Supervisor:  Dr Tom Maxwell and Dr Brian Maye

Title:  Perceptions of the Nature and Processes of Transformative Learning and Implications for Practice
Doctor of Education, 1999
Supervisors:  Dr Tom Maxwell and Dr Darryl Dymock

Title: History Skills and the NSW 1986 Two Unit Modern History Syllabus
Med (Hons) 1995
Supervisors, Dr Tom Maxwell and Mr Graham Wilson

Title:  Teachers as learners: A case study of conditions that promote teachers' professional learning
PhD, 1995
Supervisor, Dr Tom Maxwell

Title: Experienced Teachers' Perceptions of the Influences on their Teaching:  An Ethnographic Study.
Master of Education (Honours), 1995
Supervisor: Dr Tom Maxwell

Other

Title: The Evaluation of the ‘Goroka Curriculum’: A Curriculum Evaluation Study
MBA (RMIT), 1999
Supervisor, Assoc Prof Tom Maxwell