Sue Erica Smith


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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 2012 2020

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., 2020, Research for Social Justice : Proceedings of the International Seminar on Research for Social Justice (ISRISJ 2018) 30 October 2018, Bandung, Indonesia. M. E. A. . (ed.). Taylor & Francis, p. 218 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in ProceedingsResearchpeer-review


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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
moral philosophy
Open Access
110 Downloads (Pure)

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
compulsory education
Adult Education

The red dirt stays in your shoes: Reflective practice and both-ways learning.

Smith, S. E., Dec 2019, In : Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social contexts. p. 36-43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
bilingual education


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