Professor Michael Singh

Professor Michael Singh

PROFESSOR,
Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

Biography

Professor Singh’s teaching and research focuses on three interrelated fields:

Post-monolingual intercultural self-confidence: Through his teaching and research Professor Singh explores the epistemological influence of Asian intellectual cultures and languages on the internationalisation of Higher Degree Research Education in English-medium universities. Specifically, through working with Higher Degree Researchers (Masters and PhDs) interested in the educational uses of their full linguistic repertoire and translanguaging strategies, Professor Singh focuses on the co-production of evidence, concepts and reasons that give warrant to using other languages to advance knowledge of critical thinking and theorising. His research into post-monolingual intercultural self-confidence informs his teaching of English for Research Publication Purposes, and Content Languages Integrated Learning.

Education Policy Practices and Global Knowledge Production: In the Master of Education (Leadership), Professor Singh teaches the Unit 102160 Education Policy Practices and Global Knowledge Production. Using the Australian Professional Standard for Principals and Leadership Profiles he explores the work of educational leaders in relation to the uncertain and challenging contexts presented by the rapidly changing and increasing interdependence of people, economies and environments. Unit 102160 provides educational leaders evidence-based accounts of educational developments beyond the usual global and national sources to explore the interplay of the local, national and international knowledge and the interconnected uses of this knowledge in their work/life trajectories. Informed by the study, Leaders Closing the Gap in Youth Attainment and Transitions, this Unit explores a capability approach to leading teachers and students’ learning through leaders’ brokering young adults’ learning and earning through school-to-work transitions. This Unit draws on Teaching and Leading for Quality Australian Schools: A Review and Synthesis of Research-Based Knowledge for research-based knowledge, including evidence of the changing local/global context of school leadership and the consequences for precarious employment, work disorganization, and occupational health.

Great Teaching for the Inspired Learning of Chinese: Given the importance of universities having a "strong and enduring partnerships with schools," Professor Singh established the basis for a long-term partnership (2006- continuing) between the New South Wales Department of Education, primary and secondary schools across Sydney, the Ningbo Municipal Education Bureau (China), and the University of Western Sydney. In acknowledging that "high performing systems build into their teaching degrees and career professional development a requirement for rigorous and continuous research," he designed a Higher Degree Research program (MEd Hons; PhD) to provide professional learning for emerging teacher-researchers to develop their capabilities for making Chinese learnable for largely monolingual English-speaking students in primary and secondary schools. The resulting ROSETE Model is framed by the integration of service work, education and research for professional learning.

This information has been contributed by Professor Singh.

Qualifications

  • DipTeach Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education QLD
  • PhD Deakin University
  • BEd Deakin University

Interests

  • Post-monolingual education
  • pedagogies of intellectual equality

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

Contact

Email: m.j.singh@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 186
Mobile: 0404012409
Location: K.2.22
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Hall, T., Gray, T., Downey, G. and Singh, M. (2018), 'The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice', : Palgrave Macmillan 9783319745787.
  • Singh, M. and Nguyen, T. (2018), 'Localising Chinese: Educating Teachers Through Service-learning', : Palgrave Macmillan 9781137542816.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2017), 'Pedagogies for Internationalising Research Education: Intellectual Equality, Theoretic-Linguistic Diversity, and Knowledge Chuangxin', : Springer 9789811020643.
  • Reid, C., Collins, J. and Singh, M. (2014), 'Global Teachers, Australian Perspectives : Goodbye Mr Chips, Hello Ms Banerjee', : Springer 9789814451352.
  • Singh, M. and Harreveld, B. (2014), 'Deschooling L'earning: Young Adults and the New Spirit of Capitalism', : Palgrave 9781137310354.
  • Singh, M., Kell, P. and Pandian, A. (2002), 'Appropriating English: Innovation in the Global Business of Teaching English', : Peter Lang Publishing 0820456586.

Chapters in Books

  • Singh, M., Gray, T., Hall, T. and Downey, G. (2018), 'Globalizing higher education policy practice : internationalizing education through learning transformations in knowledge construction', The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319745787.
  • Downey, G., Gray, T., Hall, T. and Singh, M. (2018), 'Developing global perspectives : responding to the state of international education in Australian universities', The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319745787.
  • Salter, P., Halbert, K., Howard, E., Singh, M., Miles, D., Jones, P., Bhati, A., Wong, C. and Han, J. (2018), 'Local connections, global perspectives', The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319745787.
  • Singh, M. (2018), 'Multilingual researchers theorizing mobility education', The Globalisation of Higher Education: Developing Internationalised Education Research and Practice, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319745787.
  • Singh, M. (2017), 'Urban education across the post-colonial, post-cold war South Pacific : changes in the trans-national order of theorising', Second International Handbook of Urban Education, Springer 9783319403151.
  • Han, J. and Singh, M. (2016), 'Localising/internationalising teacher education with Anglo-Chinese theoretic-linguistic characteristics : producing dingtian lidi teacher-researchers', Super Dimensions in Globalisation and Education, Springer 9789811003103.
  • Singh, M. (2015), 'Against Asia-centric methods : Australia-China theoretic-linguistic knowledge co-production', Asia as Method in Education Studies: A Defiant Research Imagination, Routledge 9781138785960.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2015), 'Making Chinese learnable : strategies for the retention of language learners', Chinese Educational Migration and Student-Teacher Mobilities: Experiencing Otherness, Palgrave Macmillan 9781137492906.
  • Singh, M. and Ballantyne, C. (2014), 'Making Chinese learnable for beginning second language learners?', Dynamic Ecologies: a Relational Perspective on Languages Education in the Asia-Pacific Region, Springer 9789400779716.
  • Singh, M., Harreveld, R. and Danaher, P. (2013), 'Transnational intellectual engagement via cocoon communities : inter-university videoconferencing for local and international students', Cocoon Communities : Togetherness in the 21st Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443842426.
  • Singh, M. and Qi, J. (2013), 'The educational travels of Tibetan knowledge : the intellectual enfranchisement of Indigeous peoples', Indigenous Peoples, Information Age 9781617359637.
  • Singh, M. (2013), 'Worldly critical theorizing in Euro-American centered teacher education? Preparing bilingual teacher-researcher theorists for the twenty-first century', Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century, Springer 9783642369698.
  • Singh, M. (2013), 'Internationalizing education through English medium instruction : organizational learning, innovation leadership and teacher-researchers', Research Perspectives on English Medium Instruction in the Globalized Higher Education, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology 9789866975790.
  • Singh, M., Ballantyne, C. and Han, J. (2013), 'Multiliteracies, Asian linguistic engagement and the Australian curriculum', Beyond the Voices: Chinese Learning, I am on My Way, Zhejiang University Press 9787308116053.
  • Singh, M. and Cui, G. (2012), 'Multiple dimensions of media communication skills : new demands for transnational, trans-cultural knowledge exchange', New Media Communication Skills for Engineers and IT Professionals: Trans-National and Trans-Cultural Demands, Information Science Reference 9781466602434.
  • Singh, M., Harreveld, R. and Chen, X. (2012), 'Ranciere and leadership for reforms to school-to-work transition : the presupposition of equality of theoretical assets from diverse educational cultures', Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work, Springer 9789400751064.
  • Harreveld, R., Singh, M. and Li, B. (2012), 'A capability approach to cultural diversity in school-to-work transitions : Amartya Sen and young adults' diversely different education and work communities', Cultural and Social Diversity and the Transition from Education to Work, Springer 9789400751064.
  • Singh, M. and Cui, G. (2012), 'Epistemic justice and the communication of non-western critical theoretical tools', Communication and Language: Surmounting Barriers to Cross-Cultural Understanding, Information Age Publishing Inc. 9781617359453.
  • Singh, M. (2012), 'Pedagogies of intellectual equality for connecting with non-Western theories : alternatives to celebrating multicultural or sanctioning fundamentalist identities', Precarious International Multicultural Education: Hegemony, Dissent and Rising Alternatives, Sense 9789460918926.
  • Wright, H., Singh, M. and Race, R. (2012), 'Multiculturalism and multicultural education : precarious hegemonic status quo and alternatives', Precarious International Multicultural Education: Hegemony, Dissent and Rising Alternatives, Sense 9789460918926.
  • Singh, M. (2011), 'Transformative knowledge exchange and critical pedagogy: Internationalising education through intellectual engagement', Education, Social Justice and the Legacy of Deakin University: Reflections of the Deakin Diaspora, Sense 9789460916373.
  • Singh, M. and Guo, W. (2010), 'The Digital Education Revolution and Languages: Insights from Sassen on Transforming a Chinese Academic into a Trans-National Researcher', Global Student Mobility in the Asia Pacific: Mobility, Migration, Security and Wellbeing of International Students, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443819084.
  • Singh, M. and Shrestha, M. (2008), 'International Pedagogical Structures: Admittance into the community of scholars via double knowledge', Researching International Pedagogies: Sustainable Practice for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Springer 9781402088575.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2008), 'The commoditization of English and the Bologna Process: Global products and services, exchange mechanisms and trans-national labour', Language as commodity: Global structures, local marketplaces, Continuum International Publishing Group 9781847064233.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2008), 'Trans-national mobility, world Englishes and student-tachers: Bologna's interruption of absences in teacher education', Critical readings in teacher education: Provoking absences, Sense Publishers 9789087902896.
  • Singh, M. and Fu, D. (2008), 'Are we uncritical, unfocussed, plagiarising rote learners? Forming and Informing argumentative Chinese students through quality University learning', Changing University Learning and Teaching: Engaging and mobilising Leadership, Quality and Technology, Post Pressed 9781921214387.
  • Singh, M. and Guo, W. (2008), 'Centring students' bilingual capabilities in quality university teaching: Bringing 'knowledge detours' and 'zigzag learning' in from the margins', Changing University Learning and Teaching: Engaging and mobilising Leadership, Quality and Technology, Post Pressed 9781921214387.
  • Singh, M., Qi, H. and Hu, J. (2008), 'Film as a vehicle for researching problems relevant to students' future careers: Evidence-driven research and quality university teaching', Changing University Learning and Teaching: Engaging and mobilising Leadership, Quality and Technology, Post Pressed 9781921214387.
  • Singh, M. and Yao, L. (2008), 'The nexus between research and student learning: International testing research and reflections', Changing University Learning and Teaching: Engaging and mobilising Leadership, Quality and Technology, Post Pressed 9781921214387.
  • Singh, M., Southwell, B. and Phanalasy, O. (2007), 'Globalisation/Localisation in Mathematics Education: Perception, Realism and Outcomes of an Australian Presence in Asia', Internationalisation and Globalisation in Mathematics and Science Education, Springer 9781402059070.
  • Singh, M. and Wang, Y. (2007), 'Bi-Lateral Engagements in Research: Trans-National Collaborations in Knowledge Production', Higher Education in the Asia Pacific: Challenges for the Future, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 1847181910.
  • Singh, M., Rizvi, F. and Shrestha, M. (2007), 'Student mobility and the spatial production of cosmopolitan identities', Spatial Theories of Education, Routledge 9780415403955.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2006), 'Quality English Teaching for a Knowledge Producing Society: Inspiring Robust Hope, Creativity and Passion', Only connect : English teaching, schooling and community, Wakefield Press 1862546983.
  • Singh, M. and Naidoo, L. (2006), 'Respondents' Conclusion: From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern: New Directions for Critical Education Research', Doctrina Perpetua: Brokering Change, Promoting Innovation and Transforming Marginalisation in University Learning and Teaching, Central Queensland University 1876682930.
  • Singh, M. (2005), 'Identity Conversion, Citizenship, and Social Studies: Asian-Australian Perspectives on Indigenous Reconciliation and Human Rights', Struggles over Difference, State University of New York Press 0791463974.
  • Singh, M. (2005), 'Enabling trans-national learning communities: Policies, pedagogies and politics of educational power', Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Explorations of Pedagogy and Policy, Springer Verlag 1402036566.
  • Singh, M. (2005), 'Globalizing Education:Perspectives from above and Below', Globalizing Education: Policies, Pedagogies & Politics, Peter Lang Publishing 0820471208.
  • Singh, M. (2005), 'Responsive Education: Enabling Transformative Engagements with Transitions in Global/National Imperatives', Globalizing Education: Policies, Pedagogies & Politics, Peter Lang Publishing 0820471208.
  • Singh, M. and Nengying Li, L. (2004), 'Educating Adult Researcher: Mitigating Neo-conservative Globalism and Mediating Eco-cultural Sustainability', Adult Education @ 21st century, Peter Lang Publishing 0820461105.
  • Singh, M. and Shore, S. (2004), 'Conclusion - Pedagogies of Global/Local hope: Disobedience in the Face of Globalism', Adult Education @ 21st century, Peter Lang Publishing 0820461105.
  • Singh, M. (2004), 'Enabling Australia: REsponsive Education and global Movements of People', Sociology of Education - Possibilities and Practices, Social Science Press 0170122107.
  • Singh, M. (2004), 'Developing agency - building capacity', Key Issues in Sustainable Development and Learning: A Critical Review, Routledge (Taylor & Francis Ltd ) 0415276300.

Journal Articles

  • Truong, S., Singh, M., Reid, C., Gray, T. and Ward, K. (2018), 'Vertical schooling and learning transformations in curriculum research : points and counterpoints in outdoor education and sustainability', Curriculum Perspectives, vol 38, no 2 , pp 181 - 186.
  • Sriprakash, A., Qi, J. and Singh, M. (2017), 'The uses of equality in an elite school in India : enterprise and merit', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol 38, no 7 , pp 1022 - 1036.
  • Lu, S. and Singh, M. (2017), 'Debating the capabilities of "Chinese students" for thinking critically in Anglophone universities', Education Sciences, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Singh, M. (2017), 'Post-monolingual research methodology : multilingual researchers democratizing theorizing and doctoral education', Education Sciences, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Singh, M. (2017), 'Multilingual researchers internationalizing monolingual English-only education through post-monolingual research methodologies', Education Sciences, vol 7, no 1 .
  • Singh, M., Manathunga, C., Bunda, T. and Qi, J. (2016), 'Mobilising Indigenous and non-Western theoretic-linguistic knowledge in doctoral education', Knowledge Cultures, vol 4, no 1 , pp 56 - 70.
  • Singh, M. (2015), '"Other thoughts" to guide research educators, candidates and managers', Educational Philosophy and Theory: Incorporating ACCESS, .
  • Han, J., Singh, M. and Liu, Q. (2015), 'Work integrated learning for higher degree research : a pilot study of bilingual teacher-researcher education program', Modern University Education, vol 4 , pp 93 - 97.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2014), 'Educating teachers of "Chinese as a local/global language" : teaching "Chinese with Australian characteristics"', Frontiers of Education in China, vol 9, no 3 , pp 403 - 428.
  • Han, J., Zhang, Z. and Singh, M. (2014), 'Marginalization of non-native English speakers under the dominance of standard English : a case study of non-native English speaking teachers in Australia', Modern University Education, vol 149, no 5 , pp 33 - 37.
  • Huang, D. and Singh, M. (2014), 'Critical perspectives on testing teaching : reframing teacher education for English medium instruction', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 42, no 4 , pp 363 - 378.
  • Singh, M. and Meng, H. (2013), 'Democratising western research using non-western theories : Ranciere and mute Chinese theoretical tools', Studies in Higher Education, vol 38, no 6 , pp 907 - 920.
  • Yao, J., Song, J. and Singh, M. (2013), 'The ironical Chinese bei-construction and its accessibility to English speakers', Journal of Pragmatics, vol 55 , pp 195 - 209.
  • Singh, M., Reid, J., Bown, K., Mayer, D. and Santoro, N. (2013), 'Editorial. Teacher education, research and the renewal of critique', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 41, no 1 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Singh, M. and Huang, X. (2013), 'Bourdieu's lessons for internationalising Anglophone education : declassifying Sino-Anglo divisions over critical theorising', Compare, vol 43, no 2 , pp 203 - 223.
  • Singh, M. (2013), 'Designing research to improve students' learning : 'industry/university' collaborations for educating teacher-researchers', Australian Educational Researcher, vol 40, no 5 , pp 549 - 566.
  • Santoro, N., Reid, J., Mayer, D. and Singh, M. (2013), 'Teacher knowledge : continuing professional learning', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 41, no 2 , pp 123 - 125.
  • Reid, J., McDonough, S., Bown, K., Santoro, N., Mayer, D. and Singh, M. (2013), 'Learning the business of teacher education research : editorial work as capacity building', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 41, no 4 , pp 345 - 349.
  • Li, L., Singh, M. and Robertson, S. (2012), 'Australian languages education in the Asian century : deepening of linguistic and intellectual engagements with Asia', Local Global, vol 9 , pp 6 - 17.
  • Singh, M. and Tamatea, L. (2012), 'Innovations in partnership-driven teacher eduation : stimulating Australian languages eduction through transnational knowledge networking', Local Global, vol 9 , pp 20 - 43.
  • Singh, M., Han, J. and Woodrow, C. (2012), 'Shifting pedagogies through distributed leadership : mentoring Chilean early childhood educators in literacy teaching', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, vol 37, no 4 , pp 68 - 76.
  • Reid, J., Mayer, D., Santoro, N. and Singh, M. (2012), 'Learning and teaching : issues for teacher education', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 40, no 4 , pp 343 - 345.
  • Zhao, D. and Singh, M. (2011), 'Why do Chinese-Australian students outperform their Australian peers in mathematics : a comparative case study', International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, vol 9, no 1 , pp 69 - 87.
  • Singh, M. and Cui, G. (2011), 'Internationalising Western Doctoral Education through Bilingual Research Literacy', Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, vol 19, no 2 , pp 535 - 545.
  • Singh, M., Reid, J., Mayer, D. and Santoro, N. (2011), 'Forming, informing and transforming teacher education researchers as ethical subjects', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 39, no 4 , pp 281 - 291.
  • Reid, J., Singh, M., Santoro, N. and Mayer, D. (2011), 'What does good teacher education research look like?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 39, no 3 , pp 177 - 182.
  • Mayer, D., Reid, J., Santoro, N. and Singh, M. (2011), 'Quality teacher education: the challenges of developing professional knowledge, honing professional practice and managing teacher identities', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 39, no 2 , pp 79 - 82.
  • Singh, M. (2011), 'Learning from China to internationalise Australian research education : pedagogies of intellectual equality and 'optimal ignorance' of ERA journal rankings', Innovations in Education and Teaching International, vol 48, no 4 , pp 355 - 365.
  • Han, J., Singh, M. and Zhao, D. (2010), 'Safety literacy for speakers of English as a foreign language : educating novice drivers for the public's health', Literacy and Numeracy Studies, vol 18, no 1 , pp 52 - 66.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2010), 'Peer review, Bourdieu and honour : connecting Chinese and Australian intellectual projects', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol 31, no 2 , pp 185 - 198.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2010), 'Teacher education for world English speaking student-teachers : making transnational knowledge connections for mutual learning', Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, vol 26, no 0 , pp 1300 - 1308.
  • Singh, M. (2010), 'Connecting intellectual projects in China and Australia : Bradley's international student-migrants, Bourdieu and productive ignorance', Australian Journal of Education, vol 54, no 1 , pp 31 - 45.
  • Singh, M., Reid, J., Santoro, N. and Mayer, D. (2010), 'Internationalising the work of teacher education researchers', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 38, no 4 , pp 249 - 253.
  • Sawyer, W., Singh, M. and Zhao, D. (2009), 'Boys' literacy : negotiating the territory', English in Australia, vol 44, no 3 , pp 19 - 28.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2009), 'Engaging Chinese ideas through Australian education research: using chengyu to connect intellectual projects across 'peripheral' nations', Discourse Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, vol 30, no 4 , pp 397 - 411.
  • Singh, M. (2009), 'Using Chinese knowledge in internationalising research education: Jacques Ranciere, an ignorant supervisor and doctoral students from China', Globalisation; Societies and Education, vol 7, no 2 , pp 185 - 201.
  • Harreveld, B. and Singh, M. (2009), 'Contextualising learning at the education-training-work interface', Education & Training, vol 51, no 2 , pp 92 - 107.
  • Shrestha, M., Wilson, S. and Singh, M. (2008), 'Knowledge networking : a dilemma in building social capital through nonformal education', Curriculum Perspectives, vol 58, no 2 , pp 129 - 150.
  • Singh, M. and Sawyer, W. (2008), 'Democracy and robust hope : Queensland's education and training reforms for the future', Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, vol 3, no 3 , pp 223 - 237.
  • Singh, M. and Ling, Z. (2008), 'Europe's Bologna process and the Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement: Lowering informational barriers to graduate mobility', Modern University Education, vol 3 , pp 44 - 58.
  • Harreveld, R. and Singh, M. (2008), 'Amartya Sen's Capability Approach and the Brokering of Learning Provision for Young Adults', Vocations and Learning, vol 1, no 3 , pp 211 - 226.
  • Singh, M. and Fu, D. (2008), 'Flowery inductive rhetoric meets creative deductive arguments: Becoming transnational researcher-writers', International journal of Asia Pacific Studies, vol 4, no 1 , pp 121 - 137.
  • Naidoo, L., Singh, M. and Sanagavarapu, P. (2007), 'Guest Editors' Introduction: Globalisation, Westernisation and Sino-Australia Educational Reform', Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, vol 4, no 1 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Singh, M. (2007), 'A Sound Research Base for Beginning Teacher Education: Robust hope, action policy analysis and Top of the Class', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 35, no 4 , pp 333 - 349.
  • Han, J. and Singh, M. (2007), 'Getting World English Speaking Teachers to the Top of the Class: Making hope for ethno-cultural diversity in teacher education robust', Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 35, no 3 , pp 291 - 309.
  • Sawyer, W., Singh, M., Woodrow, C., Downes, T., Johnston, C. and Whitton, D. (2007), 'Robust Hope and Teacher Education Policy', Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 35, no 3 , pp 227 - 242.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2007), 'World English Speaking (WES) student-teachers' experiences of schools: curriculum issues, transnational mobility and the Bologna Process', Transnational Curriculum inquiry, vol 4, no 1 , pp 65 - 79.
  • Cao, T., Singh, M. and Han, J. (2007), 'Language is Human, Human is Language', Foreign Language Research, vol 5 , pp 8 - 12.
  • Singh, M., Han, J. and Harreveld, B. (2006), 'The impacts of redistributive quantum funding: managing quality education research to extend talent, sustain openness and build toolkits', The Australian Educational Researcher, , pp 175 - 189.
  • Singh, M. and Sproats, E. (2005), 'Constructing Local/Global Pedagogies: Insights into the Learning Experiences of International Students', Education and Society, vol 23 , pp 43 - 61.
  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2005), 'Globalizing Flexible Work in Universities: Socio-technical Dilemmas in Internationalizing Education', International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, vol 6 .
  • Singh, M. (2005), 'Changes in Education and globalisation : Creativity - a resource for robust hope', Pacific Asian Education, vol 17, no 2 , pp 20 - 33.
  • Singh, M. and Wu, J. (2004), 'Wishing for the Dragon Children: Ironies and Contradictions in China's Education Reform and the Chinese Diaspora's Disappointments with Australian Education', The Australian Educational Researcher, vol 31, no 2 , pp 29 - 44.
  • Singh, M. (2004), 'Neo-conservative Globalism and the Internationalisation of Education: Insights from the Transnational Mobility of Young Said', Melbourne Studies in Education: Pedagogies, Policies and Politics of Mobility, vol 45, no 2 , pp 115 - 133.
  • Singh, M. and Scanion, C. (2003), 'Managing risks and Opportunities in Multilingual Knowledge Economies: The Possibilities of Ethical Investment Movement to Sustaining Biolinguistic Diversity', Journal of Language Teaching Linguistics and Literature, vol 8 , pp 8 - 17.

Conference Papers

  • Singh, M. and Han, J. (2012), 'Globalization, languages, knowledge : Australian teacher-researcher education in a China-centered era', Proceedings of the Second Northeast Asia International Symposium on Language, Literature and Translantion, .
  • Singh, M. (2011), 'Multicultural international Mindedness: Pedagogies of intellectual e/quality for Australian engagement with Indian (and Chinese) theorising', Multiculturalism: Perspectives from Australia, Canada and China, Sydney.
  • Zhao, D. and Singh, M. (2009), 'Research-Oriented School-Engaged Teacher Education: The logic of practicing workplace-research education', 2009 - Annual AARE Conference, Canberra.
  • Zhao, D. and Singh, M. (2008), 'International cooperation in teacher education : case study on an innovative model of language teacher training', International Conference on Teacher Education Transformative Society and Teacher Education Reform, Northeast Normal University.
  • Zhao, D., Singh, M. and Han, J. (2007), 'The development of road safety literacy: Self-reflective study by Chinese learner drivers in Australia', 3rd International road Safety Conference, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Singh, M., Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2005), 'Bridging Semantics and Complexity: Exploring Virtual Meanings of Words', International Workshop on Complexity and Philosophy, Rio de Janeiro.
  • Wang, Y. and Singh, M. (2005), 'Conducting Collaborative Educational Research Online: Creating Transnational Knowledge networks Between Developed and Developing Countries', CEASS Conference: Scholarship and Community UWS 2005, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown.

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Vertical Schools and Green Space: Canvassing the Literature', Research Report
  • 2014, '21st Century International Mindedness: Scenarios of its Conceptions and Modes of Assessment', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Making Chinese Learnable: Research Oriented School Engaged Teacher--researcher Education', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Internationalizing Education Through English Medium Instruction: Key Theoretic-Pedagogical Ideas', Research Report
  • 2014, 'A Comparative Study of International Mindedness in the IB Diploma Programme in Australia, China and India', Research Report
  • 2013, '21st Century International Mindedness: An Exploratory Study of Its Conceptualisation and Assessment', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Learning to Play the 'Classroom Tennis' Well: IELTS and International Students in Teacher Education', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Learner, Teacher and Content Interactions Online: A Research Evaluation of Cross-institutional, Multi-disciplinary Distance Education', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Motivation and Engagement of Boys: Evidence-based Teaching Practices: A Report Submitted to the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (Appendices)', Research Report
  • 2012, 'Motivation and Engagement of Boys: Evidence-based Teaching Practices: A Report Submitted to the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training (Main Report)', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Leaders Closing the Gap in Youth Attainment and Transitions: The Journey So Far in Senior Secondary Schooling', Research Report
  • 2010, 'Globalisation and Teacher Movements into and out of Multicultural Australia: Final Report', Research Report
  • 2010, 'A Research Evaluation of the School-Centred Community Hub Initiative', Research Report

For busy teachers and academics experiencing problems in Chinese language education, international education and, marrying education and work, Professor Singh’s work contributes to a range of practical ideas. He does this through his work in higher degree research education, the conduct of real-world research projects focuses and the dissemination of research-based knowledge on three interrelated questions.

How can we improve LANGUAGE EDUCATION to MAKE CHINESE LEARNABLE?

Professor Singh is researching the development, implementation and effects of professional teacher-researchers’ knowledge, practices and engagements strategies for making Chinese learnable for primary and secondary school students.

What can we usefully do to INTERNATIONALISE (DOCTORAL) EDUCATION?

Professor Singh is researching the development, implementation and effects of post-monolingual approaches to working with non-White, non-Western international, refugee, migrant and Indigenous research students interested in contributing to innovations in international/intercultural education, including Content and Language Integrated Learning or English Medium Instruction.

How might EDUCATION and WORK be better integrated?

Professor Singh is researching the development, implementation and effects of integrating education and work through having students and teachers engage with highly skilled workers in cutting edge industries.

Through reference to Professor Singh and Professor Bobby Harreveld (2014) co-authored research book, Deschooling L'earning: Young Adults and the New Spirit of Capitalism (London: Palgrave Macmillan) which explores how recent reforms to young adults' senior secondary schooling, Professor Singh uses an organisational change framework built around very practical ideas, see:

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Current Projects

Title: A study of service learning in higher education in Vietnam
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Michael Singh and Jinghe Han
Years: 2015-06-01 - 2019-05-31
ID: P00022973

Previous Projects

Title: A comparative study of international mindedness in the IB Diploma Programmes in Australia, China and India [via USYD]
Funder:
  • International Baccalaureate Organization (INT'L A)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2013-07-16 - 2015-01-31
ID: P00021271
Title: New Learning for New Employment Opportunities: Green, Wired, Safe - a GWS Postdoctoral Fellowship
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2004-04-28 - 2009-07-28
ID: P0014354
Title: International student mobility and educational innovation: Chinese students and the internationalization of Australian and American universities
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2004-01-12 - 2006-03-31
ID: P0009998
Title: Globalisation, Westernisation and Sino-Australian Educational Reforms: A relational study of changes in particular educational sites, texts and practices
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Loshini Naidoo and Prathyusha Sanagavarapu
Years: 2005-02-01 - 2006-11-30
ID: P0014474
Title: The efficacy of IELTS in choosing potentially successful students for teacher education courses. What is an appropriate score?
Funder:
  • IELTS Australia Pty Limited
Western Researchers: Michael Singh and Wayne Sawyer
Years: 2008-06-24 - 2010-03-23
ID: P0015775
Title: Multi-level leadership for engaging young people through innovations in senior learning: Brokering socio-economically aligned learning and work [via Central Qld Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Department of Education Training and the Arts (QLD)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2007-07-01 - 2010-06-30
ID: P0015841
Title: Extending the capabilities of argumentative Chinese students: Enhancing Australia's pedagogical capacity for engaging China through internationalising research education
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2009-01-01 - 2013-12-31
ID: P0016037
Title: The Uses of the Bologna Process in the Internationalisation of Universities: A Comparative Study of Developments in Higher Education Policy in Australia, China and Netherlands
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Wayne Sawyer and Steve Wilson
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-06-30
ID: P0015396
Title: Internationalising University Education in Taiwan through English Medium Instruction
Funder:
  • Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2013-12-10 - 2015-04-30
ID: P00021926
Title: Motivation and engagement of boys: Evidence-based teaching practices
Funder:
  • Department of Education, Science and Training
Western Researchers: Toni Downes, Geoff Munns, Michael Singh, Wayne Sawyer, Robyn Gregson, Anne Power, Leonie Arthur, Shirley Gilbert, Judith Thistleton-Martin and Andrew Martin
Years: 2005-01-01 - 2005-11-01
ID: P0014520
Title: Proposal to supply consultancy on review and synthesis of research on Quality Teaching and School Leadership to the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership (NIQTSL) [via ANU]
Funder:
  • Australian National University (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Catherine Sinclair, Katina Zammit, Michael Singh and Debra Costley
Years: 2005-06-20 - 2006-01-27
ID: P0014677
Title: Globalisation and Teacher Movements into and out of multicultural Australia
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Teachers Federation
  • Australian Education Union SA
  • SA Department of Education & Childrens Services
  • WA Department of Education and Training
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
  • WA Department of Education and Training
Western Researchers: Carol Reid and Michael Singh
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2010-01-31
ID: P0015032
Title: Community renewal of public housing estate: A responsive evaluation
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Housing
Western Researchers: Steve Wilson, Michael Singh and Michael Darcy
Years: 2005-10-26 - 2006-11-30
ID: P0014763
Title: Educating diverse learners: curriculum and pedagogical frameworks that bring global perspectives from the periphery to the core [via JCU]
Funder:
  • Department of Education and Training (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2014-12-04 - 2016-10-14
ID: P00022855
Title: Equality and quality in education for disadvantaged communities: geography, ethnicity, income and vulnerability
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Michael Singh and Jinghe Han
Years: 2015-10-06 - 2018-10-05
ID: P00022988
Title: Conceptualizing and Assessing International Mindedness (IM): An Exploratory Study
Funder:
  • International Baccalaureate Organization (INT'L A)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2012-12-13 - 2013-04-30
ID: P00021346
Title: Global/local cultural flows in education reform
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2004-03-31 - 2005-03-30
ID: P0013750
Title: Postgraduate supervisory pedagogies and development work team research: Collaborating with international research higher degree students from China in knowledge creation
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh and Dacheng Zhao
Years: 2007-12-10 - 2008-12-09
ID: P0015914
Title: Developing an English Medium Instruction Model: An Exploratory Study of Key Theoretic-Pedagogical Ideas
Funder:
  • Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2014-09-01 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00022450
Title: Post-multicultural agendas in educational policy and practice: A cross-national study of Australia, Canada, Britain, the United States, and Ireland
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Christine Halse and Carol Reid
Years: 2008-11-21 - 2009-11-20
ID: P00016429
Title: The politics of education policy and the education of socially, economically and culturally diverse and marginalised young people
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Kerry Robinson, Carol Reid and Nida Denson
Years: 2010-10-28 - 2011-10-27
ID: P00017608
Title: Futuro Infantil Hoy: The Development of Leaders in Early Childhood Education: A sociological study of transnational knowledge exchange - Australia and Chile: Phase 2
Funder:
  • Fundacion Minera Escondida
Western Researchers: Christine Woodrow, Michael Singh and Kerry Staples
Years: 2011-09-12 - 2014-12-15
ID: P00020456
Title: Weaving Chinese intellectual connections into study of an Australian research-oriented school-engaged teacher education program
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh and Dacheng Zhao
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2010-12-03
ID: P00017714
Title: Futuro Infantil Hoy and the professional development of leaders in Early Childhood Education: A sociological study of transnational knowledge exchange between Australia and Chile
Funder:
  • Fundacion Minera Escondida
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Christine Woodrow, Steve Wilson and Juan Francisco Salazar
Years: 2010-06-01 - 2011-03-30
ID: P00018220
Title: EASICONNECT: Increasing student retention [via CQU]
Funder:
  • Department of Education and Training (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2014-10-13 - 2016-03-31
ID: P00022524
Title: Evaluation of Blue Mountains School-Centred Community Hub
Funder:
  • Connect Child and Family Services Incorporated
Western Researchers: Christine Woodrow and Michael Singh
Years: 2010-03-08 - 2010-08-31
ID: P00018180
Title: Researching the teaching of scholarly argumentation in higher education with special reference to the NESB student
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Singh
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2011-10-31
ID: P00017112

Supervision

Professor Singh is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Application of Task-Based Teaching Method in English Teaching
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Learning Strategies and Teaching in NSW Schools
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: How to Teach Foreign Languages Effectively?
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: A Study of the Development of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in Australia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Knock the Heart: A Study of the Affective Factors' Influence in TCFL
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effectiveness of Academic Vocabulary Portfolio on Learners' Academic Vocabulary Growth: An Emperical Study in the Chinese EFL Context
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Teachers as policy actors: An exploration of teacher action to negotiate the policy demands of inclusive education
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Special Education
Thesis Title: Learning by experience - Learning at work: Investigating Vygotskian notions of cognitive development
Field of Research: Society And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: The retention of "World English Speaking" student-teachers: A cultural studies perspective on teacher shortages in the context of the mobility of transnational knowledge workers
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: The construction of hypermedia texts and the impact on students' information seeking practices
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Developing Sustainable Literacy in Industrial Design Education
Field of Research: Industrial Engineering
Thesis Title: Knowledge Networks, Secondary Schools and Social Capital
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Making Higher Education Policy for the International Recognition of Academic Qualifications: The Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement as a Vehicle for Student Mobility
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Overseas Trained Teachers and Employment Strategies: A Multi-Method Study of Teacher Recruitment Issues in Australia
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Organising Senior Learning through a Hub-Spoke Model: The Integration of Vocational Education and Training Across Queensland Secondary Schools
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Vocational Education And Training
Thesis Title: In/Equality and Choice in Senior Secondary School Students' Outcomes: Queensland's Reforms of Vocational Education and Training in Schools.
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Leadership for the Reform of Senior Secondary Learning: A Case Study of Queensland's Vocational Education and Training in Schools
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Vocational Education And Training
Thesis Title: A Bilingual Second Language Teacher Teaching Bilingually: A Self-study
Field of Research: Teacher Education Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Journey to the West: Reading Communicative Language Teaching in Australia
Field of Research: Language And Literature Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Environmental Education as a Cross-curriculum Perspective in Teaching Mandarin: Implications for Environmental Worldview
Field of Research: Southeast Asian Languages
Thesis Title: An Investigation into Appreciative Approaches to Pedagogy: The Perspective of a Volunteer Teacher Researcher in Language Classrooms in NSW Public Schools
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Magic Moments: A Second Language Teacher's Zone of Professional Development
Field of Research: Eastern Asian Languages
Thesis Title: Constructing the Identity of a Mandarin Teacher in Australia: A Narrative Self-study
Field of Research: Teacher Education
Thesis Title: Teacher Engagement in Second Language (L2) Classrooms: Teacher-as-Researcher
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Democratising English Language Research Education in the Face of Eurocentric Knowledge Transfer: Turning Mute Chinese Linguistic and Theoretical Assets into Analytical Tools
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Reading Respect in Australian Schooling
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: The Implementation of Culture Tasks in Teaching Chinese to Australian High School Beginners
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: A Chinese Beginning Teacher's Professional Identity Transformation: An Auto-Ethnographic Study
Field of Research: Southern Asian Languages
Thesis Title: Knowledge in Practice: A Grounded Theory Approach to Construct Beginning Mandarin Teachers' use of the Communicative Language Teaching Approach
Field of Research: Southern Asian Languages
Thesis Title: Teaching Hanzi to Non-Native Speakers of Chinese
Field of Research: Southern Asian Languages
Thesis Title: A 'Self-Study' of a Chinese Teacher-Researcher's practice of transnational knowledge exchange: Stimulating Students' Mandarin Learning in Australia
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Discourses in Australian Policy on Asian Languages: A Study of Metaphor
Field of Research: Southern Asian Languages
Thesis Title: Assessment for Learning: Enhancing Activities to Learn Mandarin
Field of Research: Southern Asian Languages
Thesis Title: Interest-based Language teaching: Stimulating Australian Students' Interest in Learning Mandarin
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Exploring the Funds of Knowledge in the Chinese Community in Australia for Mandarin Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Field of Research: Language And Literature
Thesis Title: Shake Your Amazing Body: The Utilization of Total Physical Response in Teaching Pupils Chinese as a Second Language around Western Sydney Region
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Self-determination, Motivation and the Teaching and Learning of Chinese in Western Sydney Primary Schools
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: The Implementation of Task-Based Language Teaching in a Beginning Mandarin Class in a NSW Primary School
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: How Do the Identities of Beginning Mandarin Teachers Impact on their Teaching to Non-Background Speakers in Australian Schools? A Case Study in ROSETE 3
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: The Impact of Visual Pedagogy on Students' Learning of Hanyu - A Case Study of a Western Sydney Public School
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: A Beginning Teacher's Professional Learning Journey Through Teaching Mandarin in a Western Sydney School
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: The Impact of Beginning Mandarin Teachers' Knowledge on Primary Students' Classroom Engagement in Western Sydney Schools
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Primary; Education Studies
Thesis Title: A Path to Professional Knowledge and Identity Building: Self Study of a Native Chinese Language Two Teacher in Western Sydney Schools
Field of Research: Teacher Education
Thesis Title: Scaffolding Chinese Teaching and Learning
Field of Research: Teacher Education
Thesis Title: Teach Chinese from Cultural Roots to Local School Culture: Developing the Chinese Teacher's and Australian Student's Intercultural Competence
Field of Research: Teacher Education; Teacher Education: Secondary; Education Studies
Thesis Title: Engaging Non-Western International Students' Intellectual Agency in the Internationalisation of Australian Teacher Education: A Case Study of Possibilities for Transnational Knowledge Exchange
Field of Research: Teacher Education
Thesis Title: Critique Based Multilingual Knowledge Co-construction: Staging Dissensus in Transnational Teacher Education Programs
Field of Research: Language And Literature Not Elsewhere Classified
Thesis Title: Asian International Teacher Education (AITE) students in Australia: Unfolding the Different Perceptions of their Challenges, and Disentangling their Sources of Struggle
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Interrupting the Uneven Transfer in Critical Theorising between Western and Eastern Education: A Study of Pedagogies for the Transnational Knowledge Exchange of Critique and Criticality
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Translanguaging for Bilingual Educational Theorising in Higher Degree Researcher Education: A Case Study of Using Chinese Funds of Theoretical Knowledge for Research
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies; Other Education; Education Studies
Thesis Title: Flipped Learning and Self-Regulated Learning Experiences in Higher Education: A Qualitative Case Study
Field of Research: Other Education
Thesis Title: Chinese modes of critical thinking: A case study of the verification of intellectual equality
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Higher Education; Other Education
Thesis Title: An Exploration of Student-Centered Approaches to Making Chinese Learnable for Beginning Learners in Australian Schools: A Bilingual Teacher Action Research Project
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Higher Education; Other Education

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