Tracy Durksen

Lecturer, Educational Psychology
Lecturer

Tracy Durksen, B.A. (Hons), B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Educational Psychology in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Tracy’s research focuses on the psychological (non-academic) characteristics of effective teachers. She conducts research in areas of teacher education, professional learning, recruitment and selection. She is specifically interested in how non-academic characteristics can be measured and developed across career phases and teaching contexts. Tracy completed her doctoral studies at the University of Alberta in Canada before joining the School of Education for 3 years as a Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Educational Psychology Research Group. She currently has a lecturer position in the School of Education while continuing her program of research. Tracy’s research partnerships include a locally funded project with the NSW Department of Education on teacher success and an international collaboration with the Teacher Selection Project (York, UK). She is also interested in community-based research and evaluation, which currently includes a faculty-funded project on museum-based professional development programs for STEM teachers. She previously worked as a primary school teacher in Canada and is currently a program director of the School of Education’s new primary Master of Teaching program.

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Publications

Book Chapters
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Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Patterson F; Rowett E, 2017, 'Filtering functions of assessment for selection into initial teacher education programs.', in Clandinin J; Husu J (ed.), The Sage Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, Volume 1, Sage Publications Ltd, London, pp. 893 - 909, https://au.sagepub.com/en-gb/oce/the-sage-handbook-of-research-on-teacher-education/book245642#description
2017
Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Tze VMC, 2014, 'Teachers' self- efficacy beliefs: Ready to move from theory to practice?', in Richardson PW; Karabenick SA; Watt HMG (ed.), Teacher Motivation: Theory and Practice, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 100 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203119273
2014
Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Tze VM C, 2014, 'Teachers' self- efficacy beliefs: Ready to move from theory to practice?', in Teacher Motivation: Theory and Practice, pp. 100 - 115,
2014
Klassen RM; Tze VMC; Durksen TL, 2013, 'CULTURE, CONTEXT, AND COLLECTIVE CONFUSION Exploring Teachers' Motivation in Cross-Cultural Contexts', in Liem GA D; Bernardo AB I (ed.), ADVANCING CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: A FESTSCHRIFT FOR DENNIS M MCINERNEY, INFORMATION AGE PUBLISHING-IAP, pp. 193 - 210, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000332903100010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2013
Journal articles
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Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Al Hashmi W; Kim LE; Longden K; Metsäpelto RL; Poikkeus AM; Györi JG, 2019, 'Corrigendum to “National context and teacher characteristics: Exploring the critical non-cognitive attributes of novice teachers in four countries” (Teaching and Teacher Education (2018) 72 (64–74), (S0742051X17314580) (10.1016/j.tate.2018.03.001))', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 77, pp. 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.10.005
2019
Sheridan L; Durksen TL; Tindall-Ford S, 2019, 'Understanding the reasoning of pre-service teachers: a think-aloud study using contextualised teaching scenarios', Teacher Development, vol. 23, pp. 425 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13664530.2019.1640281
2019
Bostwick KCP; Martin AJ; Collie RJ; Durksen TL, 2019, 'Growth orientation predicts gains in middle and high school students’ mathematics outcomes over time', Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 58, pp. 213 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2019.03.010
2019
Martin AJ; Collie RJ; Durksen TL; Burns EC; Bostwick KCP; Tarbetsky AL, 2019, 'Growth goals and growth mindset from a methodological-synergistic perspective: lessons learned from a quantitative correlational research program', International Journal of Research and Method in Education, vol. 42, pp. 204 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2018.1481938
2019
Yerdelen S; Durksen T; Rimfeld K; Plomin R; Asbury K, 2018, 'Developing SENSES: Student experience of non-shared environment scales.', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202543
2018
Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Al Hashmi W; Kim LE; Longden K; Metsäpelto RL; Poikkeus AM; Györi JG, 2018, 'National context and teacher characteristics: Exploring the critical non-cognitive attributes of novice teachers in four countries', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 72, pp. 64 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2018.03.001
2018
Yerdelen S; Durksen TL; Klassen RM, 2018, 'An international validation of the engaged teacher scale', Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, vol. 24, pp. 673 - 689, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2018.1457024
2018
Durksen TL; Klassen RM, 2018, 'The development of a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) of personal attributes for quality teaching in rural and remote Australia', Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 45, pp. 255 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-017-0248-5
2018
Ginns P; Martin AJ; Durksen TL; Burns EMMA; Pope A, 2018, 'Personal Best (PB) goal-setting enhances arithmetical problem-solving', The Australian Educational Researcher, vol. 45, pp. 533 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13384-018-0268-9
2018
Durksen T, 2018, '-', Teaching and Teacher Education
2018
Bostwick KCP; Collie RJ; Martin AJ; Durksen TL, 2017, 'Students' growth mindsets, goals, and academic outcomes in mathematics', Zeitschrift fur Psychologie / Journal of Psychology, vol. 225, pp. 107 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000287
2017
Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Kim L; Patterson F; Rowett E; Warwick J; Warwick P, 2017, 'Developing a proof-of-concept selection test for entry into primary teacher education programs', International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, vol. 4, pp. 96 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.21449/ijate.275772
2017
Durksen TL; Klassen RM; Daniels LM, 2017, 'Motivation and collaboration: The keys to a developmental framework for teachers’ professional learning', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 67, pp. 53 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.05.011
2017
Durksen TL; Way J; Bobis J; Anderson J; Skilling K; Martin AJ, 2017, 'Motivation and engagement in mathematics: a qualitative framework for teacher-student interactions', Mathematics Education Research Journal, vol. 29, pp. 163 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13394-017-0199-1
2017
Lee J; Durksen TL, 2017, 'Dimensions of academic interest among undergraduate students: passion, confidence, aspiration and self-expression', Educational Psychology, vol. 38, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2017.1342770
2017
Durksen TL; Martin AJ; Burns EC; Ginns P; Williamson D; Kiss J, 2017, 'Conducting research in a medical science museum: Lessons learned from collaboration between researchers and museum educators.', Journal of Museum Education, vol. 42, pp. 273 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10598650.2017.1339171
2017
Durksen TL; Chu M-W; Ahmad ZF; Radil AI; Daniels LM, 2016, 'Motivation in a MOOC: a probabilistic analysis of online learners’ basic psychological needs', Social Psychology of Education, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11218-015-9331-9
2016
Martin AJ; Durksen TL; Williamson D; Kiss J; Ginns P, 2016, 'The role of a museum-based science education program in promoting content knowledge and science motivation', Journal of Research in Science Teaching, vol. 53, pp. 1364 - 1384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.21332
2016
Frenzel AC; Pekrun R; Goetz T; Daniels LM; Durksen TL; Becker-Kurz B; Klassen RM, 2016, 'Measuring Teachers’ enjoyment, anger, and anxiety: The Teacher Emotions Scales (TES)', Contemporary Educational Psychology, vol. 46, pp. 148 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2016.05.003
2016
Andre L; Durksen T; Volman ML, 2016, 'Museums as avenues of learning for children: a decade of research', Learning Environments Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10984-016-9222-9
2016
Klassen RM; Durksen TL; Rowett E; Patterson F, 2014, 'Applicant Reactions to a Situational Judgment Test used for Selection into Initial Teacher Training', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 3, pp. 104 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.4471/ijep.2014.07
2014
Martin AJ; Durksen TL; Williamson D; Kiss J; Ginns P, 2014, 'Personal Best (PB) goal setting and students' motivation in science: A study of science valuing and aspirations', Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, vol. 31, pp. 85 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/edp.2014.19
2014
Klassen RM; Durksen TL, 2014, 'Weekly self-efficacy and work stress during the teaching practicum: A mixed methods study', LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION, vol. 33, pp. 158 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2014.05.003
2014
Klassen RM; Durksen TL, 2014, 'Weekly self-efficacy and work stress during the teaching practicum: A mixed methods study', Learning and Instruction, vol. 33, pp. 158 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2014.05.003
2014
Durksen TL; Klassen RM, 2012, 'Pre-service teachers' weekly commitment and engagement during a final training placement: A longitudinal mixed methods study', Educational and Child Psychology, vol. 29, pp. 32 - 46
2012
Other
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Durksen T; Martin AJ; Ginns P; Williamson D; Kiss J, 2017, Science education - surviving the zombie apocalypse. In ‘Teacher’., ACER, https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/article/science-education-surviving-the-zombie-apocalypse
2017
Reports
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Durksen TL; Klassen RM, 2016, The development of a context-specific scenario-based measure of teachers’ non-academic attributes [Final Research Report for the NSW Department of Education].
2016