Sue Erica Smith


Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Personal profile

Research interests

In both my research and teaching I seek to elevate compassion and wisdom into all sectors of education. This work is underscored by equity and openness to learn from and with diverse peoples.  I explore spirituality from religion perspectives and the hybrid space offered by Buddhist, and Indigenous knowledge systems. I also explore meditation, as a broader and richer construct where mindfulness is but one aspect. This work seeks to promote the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

External positions

Executive Member Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)

Sep 2014Jul 2019

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Research Output

Don’t get mad, become a teacher: a phenomenographic study of pre-service teachers at a Buddhist college in central Java, Indonesia

Smith, S. E., 2019, Research for Social Justice : Proceedings of the International Seminar on Research for Social Justice (ISRISJ 2018) 30 October 2018, Bandung, Indonesia. Malihah, E., Aryanti, T., Adriany, V., Yulindrasari, H. & Izharuddin, A. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 218-224 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

  • Editorial

    Smith, S. E. & McPeake, T., Dec 2019, In : Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts. 25, p. 2-6 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Exploring change and interdependence to promote ethics in secular classrooms

    Smith, S. E., 12 May 2019, Buddhist Approach to global Education in Ethics: United Nations Day of Vesak 2019. Hanoi: Hong Duc Publishing House, p. 523-544 22 p. 30

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Mindful Self-Compassion and Adult Learner Retention in Post-Compulsory Education

    Jokic, S., Albrecht, N. & Smith, S. E., 23 Jan 2019, In : OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. 4, 1, p. 1-28 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • Thesis

    "I stopped to think" Aboriginal anti-racism pedagogy in middle school

    Author: Heaton, A. P., Dec 2013

    Supervisor: Shaw, G. (Supervisor) & Smith, S. E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Student-directed assessment as a learning process for primary students: a mixed-methods study

    Author: Fletcher, A. I. K., Apr 2015

    Supervisor: Shaw, G. (Supervisor), Geng, G. (Supervisor) & Smith, S. E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    System failure: phenomenological study of risk in pre-service teachers' in-school experience

    Author: Buckworth, J., Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Shore, S. (Supervisor), Kell, P. (Supervisor) & Smith, S. E. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    The discursive construction of freedom in the watchtower society

    Author: Chester, H., Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Tamatea, L. (Supervisor), Smith, S. E. (Supervisor) & Franklin, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU