PhD, MEd, BEd (Hons), Cert Postgraduate Supervision, Profesora de EGB
Cristina Poyatos Matas is an Associate Professor in the School of Language of Linguistics from Griffith University and a member of the Griffith Institute of Educational Research.
Her research focus is on language teaching innovation, multicultural education and teacher and academic wellbeing. She is an award winning leading educator, who has been a HERDSA Fellow since 2003. The Academic Life Balancing Skills Program, developed with Dr Jennifer Tannoch-Bland, has been recognised internationally.
She has presented her research work in Australia, Bangladesh, France, Canada, England, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, and the USA. In 2007 she received, with Susan Bridges, the International Award of Excellence for the International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations.
- Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Academic Wellbeing, Postgraduate supervision, and Hispanic Communities in Queensland.
Current teaching areas
- Spanish for Professional Purposes, Current Affairs in the Hispanic World, Spanish and Hispanic Cultures, and Latin American studies.
- 2009 Highly Commended Certificate (with J. Tannoch-Bland) - GU Teaching Excellence Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning (Honours and Postgraduate).
- 2007 Research Excellence Award (with S. Bridges) International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations.
- 2007 Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research Theses (Exploring Grammar Learning and Teaching as a student-centred process).
- 2006 Carrick Institute Citation Award for the development of a whole person action-based research approach to supervision of Honours and postgraduate students to promote a balanced approach to research learning.
- 2003 HERDSA Teaching Fellowship.
- 2001 Griffith University Teaching Excellence Award.
- 2001 HERDSA Annual International Conference Prize (The IGCRA (Individual Group Classroom and Reflective Action) technique: a partnership to enhance learning and teaching.
Research supervision areas
Cristina's research areas and preferred supervision areas are centred in education and applied linguistics. This includes multicultural education, ethnolinguistics, language teaching and learning approaches, Computer Assisted Language Learning, second language grammar pedagogy, student-centred assessment, research supervision, academic well-being, and English teaching in developing countries.
- 2011 Student Centre Grammar Learning and Teaching, DVM Verlag Dr. Müller
- 2010 (with A.Lobo) War of Attrition: A prognostic approach to student retention, Saarbruken: Lambert Academic Publishing.
- 1997 (with C. Bouquet and S. Eisenchlas) Les Mains dans les poches. Brisbane: Boombana Publications.
- 1997 (with T. Miceli, S. Visocnik-Murray and S. Eisenchlas) Lasso nella Manca. Brisbane: Boombana Publications.
- 1994 (with S. Eisenchlas) Cien Actividades para hablar hasta los codos. Brisbane: Boombana Publications.
- 2011 (with L. CuatroNochez) Reluctant migrants: socialization patterns Salvadorian migrant children. In K. Potossi and J. Rothman (Eds.) Bilingual Youth: Spanish in English-speaking Societies. Chicago: Benjamin Press. (pp 309-330)
- 2011 (with O. Muurlink) A higher degree of stress: Academic wellbeing. In C. Morris, L. Marshall and G. Wisker (Eds). Wellbeing in Higher Education: Reflections from the University of Brighton, Brighton: University of Brighton Press.
- 2010 A problem with prob. In A. Edmundson (Ed.) Case Studies on Culturally Appropriate eLearning: Challenges and Solutions. eWorld Learning Publishers.
- 2009 A new approach to research supervision. In J. Barlow, G.Louw and Mark Price (Eds.) Social purpose and creativity: Integrating learning in the real world. Brighton: University of Brighton Press.
- 2009 (with M. Murphy) Politeness in Intercultural Email Communication. In R. de Cassia Veiga Marriott and P. Lupion Torres. Handbook of Research on E-Learning Methodologies for Language Acquisition. Hershey PA USA: IGI Global.
- 2008 (with S. Bridges) Investigating multiculturalism as policy and practice in the middle years of schooling. In Communicating in a World of Diversity. India: Icfai Books.
- 2001 The Basques. In M. Brändle (Ed.), Multicultural Queensland 2001. Brisbane: Queensland Government (Department of the Premier and Cabinet).
- 2001 The Catalans. In M. Brändle (Ed.), Multicultural Queensland 2001. Brisbane: Queensland Government (Department of the Premier and Cabinet).
Refereed journal articles
- 2011 (with O. Muurlink) From romance to rocket science: Speed dating in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development.
- 2011 (with C. Ng and O. Muurlink) Using the IGCRA (Individual, Group, Classroom Reflective Action) technique to enhance teaching in learge accountancy classes. Journal of Technology and Science Education, 1 (1)
- 2010 (with M. Natolo) Love Grammar: Student-Driven Grammar Games. International Journal of Learning, 17 (2), pp. 371-382
- 2010 (with O. Muurlink) Climate and the classroom: The power of weather to interfere with global education. International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 2 (1), pp.223-232.
- 2010 (with A. Lobo) Towards the development of a prognostic approach to student retention in foreign language classes, International Journal of Learning, 17
- 2009 (with Bridges, S.) Framing Multicultural Capital to understand Multicultural Education in Practice. International Journal of Learning, 16(10), 379-396.
- 2008 (with Bridges, S.) Multicultural Capital in Middle Schooling. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 8(2), 1-17.
- 2006 (with Bridges, S,) Investigating multiculturalism as policy and practice in the middle years of schooling: An Australian study. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 6 (2), pp.89-99.
- 2005 (with Allan, C.) In Brew, A. & Asmar, C. Higher Education in a changing world: Research and Development in Higher Education, 28, pp. 389-399.
- 2004 (with Allan, C.) Using Peer Assisted Learning to establish an on-line learning community. Research and Development in Higher Education, 27, pp. 279-290.
- 2004 (with Allan, C.) Using Learning Portfolios to develop generic skills with on-line students. Australian Journal of Adult Learning. 44 (1), pp. 6-26.
- 2001 (with Murphy, M.) "The use of CALL by LOTE Teachers: Expectations versus Reality. The Australian Teacher Education Journal. 26 (2), pp. 1-13
- 2001 The IGCRA (Individual, Group, Classroom Reflective Action: A educational partnership to improve learning and teaching. Research and Development in Higher Education, 24, pp. 137-150.
- 2000 (with Birch, G.) Web-based grammar learning: Exploring the possibilities. On-CALL-EJ Online, 1(3)
- 1999 (with Birch, G.) The Internet and Language Immersion. Babel, 16, pp. 289-310.
National and International Papers and Keynotes
- 2011 Game Based Grammar Learning. QSA Conference: Vision to Reality - Queensland's New Education Landscape. Brisbane.
- 2010 International Perspectives on Research Supervision. Congreso de Innovación Docente Universitaria, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona.
- 2010 Keynote. Aspectos afectivos en la dinámica del aula de ELE y sus repercusiones en el planteamiento de actividades. Second Conference of Spanish Teachers in Queensland. Brisbane.
- 2009 Keynote Plenary. Energy for Teaching and Learning in the Language Classroom. Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland Conference. Gold Coast.
- 2009 Keynote facilitator. International Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop. UPC, Convent de Sant Agusti, Barcelona, Spain.
- 2009 Applications of the symposium learning to the work context of participants. Internationalization of the curriculum symposium. International Education Association of Australia. South Bank, Brisbane.
- 2009 Keynote. Wellbeing in Higher Education. Symposium on Talking Wellbeing forward in Higher Education. The University of Brighton, England.
- 2008 (with Bridges) Plenary Session: Narrating Multicultural Research. Eighth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Montreal, Canada.
- 2005 Keynote. Alternative Assessment: The student learning portfolio in II Jornadas Internacionales de Innovación Universitaria: El reto de la convergencia Europea. Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
- 2005 Student Centre Grammar Learning. Language Teachers' Seminar Series. The Language Centre, Bristol University, England.
- 2004 Keynote. Student Centred Assessment: The case of the student learning portfolio. Teaching Innovation Conference, ICE UPC. Barcelona, Spain.
- 2002 The role that reflective intercultural language learning can play in the process of internationalisation: From personal experience to teaching practices. Sixth Annual National Teaching Forum on Internationalization and Cultural diversity. The Australian Universities Teaching Committee, DEETYA, Canberra.
- 2001 Ten Keys for Best Teaching Practices Learnt from Best Learning Practices. Fifth Annual National Teaching Forum on Disseminating Best University Teaching Practice organized by the Australian Universities Teaching Committee, DEETYA, Canberra.