Dr Eseta Tualaulelei


NameDr Eseta Tualaulelei
Email Addresseseta.tualaulelei@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy)
QualificationsBSocSc Waikato, LLB Waikato, GCertTSL USQ, LLM Waikato, MAppLing USQ, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Education
AffiliationsResearch Scholarships
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8393-7015
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BSocSc
Waikato
1997
LLB
Waikato
1997
GCertTSL
USQ
2007
LLM
Waikato
1998
MAppLing
USQ
2008
PhD
USQ
2017

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Indonesian EFL Teacher Educators' Perspectives on Pre-service Teacher Education in Computer-Assisted Language LearningAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
IDENTIFYING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM AND LEARNING PRACTICE ON RELIGIOUS MODERATION: A CASE STUDY IN WEST NUSA TENGGARA INDONESIAAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Getting our Grej on: Re-envisaging Authentic Learning Between the Home and SchoolAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2024
Culturally Competent Mitigation of Trauma for Refugee Students in SchoolPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Second Language Acquisition: Persian Learners of EnglishAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
The Implementation of Problem-based Learning to Impact Writing Skills for English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Students in Year 3 in Australia.Associate SupervisorMasters2022
Impact of Pre-Senior Pathway Experiences on P¿sifika Students in Southeast Queensland.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Curriculum and pedagogical trajectories that influence the educational outcomes for Indigenous studentsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Exploring effective teaching practices that will  support remote Kimberley students complete Year 12 successfully.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Motivations of Policymakers in Queensland First Nations EducationPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
MANAGING EXPECTATIONS: THE EXPERIENCES OF EARLY CAREER TEACHERS IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIAAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022

Co-creating affirmative transitions for children with refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds

Tualaulelei, Eseta, Taylor-Leech, Kerry and Homer, Diana. 2024. "Co-creating affirmative transitions for children with refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds." 2024 Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) Research Symposium . 08 - 09 Feb 2024 Australia.

Making the most of cognitive surplus: Descriptive case studies of student-generated Open Educational Resources

Fatayer, Mais and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2023. "Making the most of cognitive surplus: Descriptive case studies of student-generated Open Educational Resources." Education Sciences. 13 (10). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13101011

Using interactive technologies to enhance student engagement in higher education online learning

Getenet, Seyum and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2023. "Using interactive technologies to enhance student engagement in higher education online learning." Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education. 39 (4), pp. 220-234. https://doi.org/10.1080/21532974.2023.2244597

Are the technologies you’re using really engaging students online?

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Getenet, Seyum. 2023. "Are the technologies you’re using really engaging students online?" ASCILITE Technology Enhanced Learning Blog.

Not just in black and white: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian children’s picture books

Zerafa-Payne, Emerson, Kerby, Martin, Tualaulelei, Eseta, Bedford, Alison and Baguley, Margaret. 2024. "Not just in black and white: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian children’s picture books." Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. 47 (1), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s44020-023-00048-0

Why interculturalism does not always translate into action: Insights from teachers in an Australian primary school

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Halse, Christine. 2023. "Why interculturalism does not always translate into action: Insights from teachers in an Australian primary school." The Australian Educational Researcher. 50 (3), pp. 747-762. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-022-00523-6

Learning to teach multiliteracies through teaching to learn

Woodward, Sophie and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2023. "Learning to teach multiliteracies through teaching to learn." Australian Literacy Educators' Association: Teacher Education Special Interest Group Seminar. Online 07 - 07 Jun 2023 Australia.

Trauma-informed, healing-centred: Co-creating affirmative environments for migrant and refugee children and families

Tualaulelei, Eseta, Taylor-Leech, Kerry and Fluckiger, Bev. 2023. "Trauma-informed, healing-centred: Co-creating affirmative environments for migrant and refugee children and families." ASSIST Journal. 3 (2), pp. 5-17.

Learning and teaching multiliteracies through co-creating digital texts with children

Woodward, Sophie, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen. 2023. "Learning and teaching multiliteracies through co-creating digital texts with children." Digital Energy Symposium 2023. Queensland, Australia 13 - 13 May 2023 Australia.

Peer Reviews Review 1 (excerpt)

Lowien, Nathan. 2023. Peer Reviews Review 1 (excerpt). University of Southern Queensland.

Co-creating Multimodal Texts with Young Children

Alberti, Naomi, Howell, Jamie, Mullins, Jayson, Turner, Julie, Tew, Kara, Chant, Kerry, Saunders, Kylie, Olsen, Louise, Meyer, Melissa, Ong, Novi, Davis, Rhiannon and Woodward, Sophie. Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen (ed.) 2023. Co-creating Multimodal Texts with Young Children. Online. University of Southern Queensland.

Co-creating affirmative learning environments for refugee and asylum-seeker children

Taylor-Leech, Kerry, Tualaulelei, Eseta, Fluckiger, Bev and Waite, Michaela. 2023. Co-creating affirmative learning environments for refugee and asylum-seeker children. Australia. Griffith Institute for Educational Research.

Students’ behavioural engagement with recorded lecture videos: Panopto video analytics

Getenet, Seyum, Singh, Niharika, Tualaulelei, Eseta, Pillay, Yosheen and Worsley, Sue. 2022. "Students’ behavioural engagement with recorded lecture videos: Panopto video analytics." EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference 2022. United States 01 - 03 Nov 2022 United States.

A Visual Analysis of Meet … Captain Cook (2011) – a Modern Australian Picture Book

Baguley, Margaret, Bedford, Alison, Ryan, Lisa, Kerby, Martin and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2023. "A Visual Analysis of Meet … Captain Cook (2011) – a Modern Australian Picture Book." Australian Art Education. 44 (3), pp. 3-16.

Examining students’ behavioural engagement in lecture videos with and without embedded quizzes in an online course.

Singh, Niharika, Getenet, Seyum and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2023. "Examining students’ behavioural engagement in lecture videos with and without embedded quizzes in an online course." 40th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2023). Christchurch, New Zealand 03 - 06 Dec 2023 New Zealand. https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2023.571

The Role of Technologies to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Engagement in an Online Mathematics Education Course

Getenet, Seyum, Worsley, Sue, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen. 2022. "The Role of Technologies to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Engagement in an Online Mathematics Education Course." Fitzallen, Noleine, Murphy, Carol and Hatisaru, Vesife (ed.) 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA44). Launceston, Australia 03 - 07 Jul 2022 Adelaide, Australia.

Hearts and Minds: Mental Health Support for Schools

Morris, Ashleigh, Hyslop, Bianca, Mitchell, Angela, Jannusch, Waneka, Cuffe, Bronwyn, Sidoti, Tracey, Fullerton, Suzannah, Jacovou, Suzanna, Rohde, Kim, Pujol, Leticia, Dillon, Kay, Maizon, Katlego, Stringer, Katherine, Nhung, Le Thi Phuong, Wilkinson, Susan, Grossmann, Sabrina, Callaghan, Liam, Shaw, Deborah, Deans, Christina, ..., Brushe, Amy. Pillay, Yosheen and Tualaulelei, Eseta (ed.) 2022. Hearts and Minds: Mental Health Support for Schools. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Supporting educators’ professional learning for equity pedagogy: the promise of open educational practices

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Green, Nicole Catherine. 2022. "Supporting educators’ professional learning for equity pedagogy: the promise of open educational practices." Journal for Multicultural Education. 16 (5), pp. 430-442. https://doi.org/10.1108/JME-12-2021-0225

How can renewable assignments enhance students’ graduate attributes? Insights from an action research project

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Pillay, Yosheen. 2022. "How can renewable assignments enhance students’ graduate attributes? Insights from an action research project." 39th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2022). Sydney, Australia 04 - 07 Dec 2022 Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2022.107

Supporting early years transitions for children with refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds: A scoping review

Tualaulelei, Eseta, Taylor-Leech, Kerry and Fluckiger, Bev. 2022. "Supporting early years transitions for children with refugee and asylum-seeker backgrounds: A scoping review." Early Childhood Voices Conference (ECV2022). Bathurst, Australia 05 - 09 Dec 2022 Australia.

Schools, separating parents and family violence: a case study of the coercion of organisational networks

Saltmarsh, Sue, Ayre, Kay and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2022. "Schools, separating parents and family violence: a case study of the coercion of organisational networks." Critical Studies in Education. 63 (4), pp. 516-533. https://doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2021.1919165

Mapping pedagogical touchpoints: Exploring online student engagement and course design

Tualaulelei, Eseta, Burke, Katie, Fanshawe, Melissa and Cameron, Cathy. 2022. "Mapping pedagogical touchpoints: Exploring online student engagement and course design." Active Learning in Higher Education. 23 (3), pp. 189-203. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787421990847

We can’t always measure what matters: revealing opportunities to enhance online student engagement through pedagogical care

Burke, Katie, Fanshawe, Melissa and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2022. "We can’t always measure what matters: revealing opportunities to enhance online student engagement through pedagogical care." Journal of Further and Higher Education. 46 (3), pp. 287-300. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1909712

‘A damn sight more sensitivity’: gender and parent-school engagement during post-separation family transitions

Saltmarsh, Sue, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Ayre, Kay. 2022. "‘A damn sight more sensitivity’: gender and parent-school engagement during post-separation family transitions." Gender and Education. 34 (1), pp. 64-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2021.1902483

Hidden Treasures: Intercultural resources for early years educators

McLean, Hidden Treasures, Barratt, Veronica, Mason, Tracey, Deacon, Taylor, Shahab, Sara, Trewick, Rebecca, Pona, Rachel, Holmes, Rebecca, Rousseau, Nicole, Barden, Kelly, Walsh, Katie, McCarron, Harriet, McEwan, Courtney, Parker, Brianna, Gale, Amy and Mikkelsen, Brianna. Tualaulelei, Eseta and Macdonald, Jacqueline (ed.) 2021. Hidden Treasures: Intercultural resources for early years educators. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Knowing who you are: Heritage language, identity and safe space in a bilingual kindergarten

Taylor-Leech, Kerry and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2021. "Knowing who you are: Heritage language, identity and safe space in a bilingual kindergarten." Tesol in Context. 30 (1), pp. 63-83. https://doi.org/10.21153/tesol2021vol30no1art1581

A scoping study of in-service teacher professional development for inter/multicultural education and working with culturally and linguistically diverse students

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Halse, Christine. 2021. "A scoping study of in-service teacher professional development for inter/multicultural education and working with culturally and linguistically diverse students." Professional Development in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2021.1973074

Building positive identities in a culturally safe space: an ethnographic case study from Queensland, Australia

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Taylor-Leech, Kerry. 2021. "Building positive identities in a culturally safe space: an ethnographic case study from Queensland, Australia." Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education. 15 (2), pp. 137-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/15595692.2020.1852545

Professional development for intercultural education: learning on the run

Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2021. "Professional development for intercultural education: learning on the run." Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 49 (1), pp. 99-112. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359866x.2020.1753168

Agency and power in classroom names and naming practices

Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2021. "Agency and power in classroom names and naming practices." Ethnography and Education. 16 (1), pp. 18-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457823.2020.1716262

The benefits of creating open educational resources as assessment in an online education course

Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2020. "The benefits of creating open educational resources as assessment in an online education course." Gregory, Sue, Warburton, Steve and Parkes, Mitchell (ed.) 37th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2020). Armidale, Australia 30 Nov - 01 Dec 2020 Tugun, Australia. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

‘I’m trying to tell you this man is dangerous… and no one’s listening’: family violence, parent–school engagement and school complicity

Saltmarsh, Sue, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Ayre, Kay. 2020. "‘I’m trying to tell you this man is dangerous… and no one’s listening’: family violence, parent–school engagement and school complicity." The Australian Educational Researcher. 48 (4), pp. 771-794. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-020-00415-7

Gems and nuggets: multicultural education for young children

Accendere, Anita, Mantell, Bayleigh, Cody, Cathy, Aston, Cathy, Byrne, Cathy, Kennedy, Stefanie, Hart, Shauna, Kendall, Shauna, Kallman, Sarah, Matthews, Lauren, Dooley, Rebecca, Loosemore, Natalie, Hunt, Jacynta, Sinclair, Indiah, Higgs, Megan, Butler, Georgia and Dyer, Selena. Tualaulelei, Eseta and Hawkins, Karen (ed.) 2020. Gems and nuggets: multicultural education for young children. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Creating Emotional Engagement in Online Learning

Fanshawe, Melissa, Burke, Katie, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Cameron, Cathy. 2020. "Creating Emotional Engagement in Online Learning." EDUCAUSE Review. 31 August 2020.

Amata lelei a'oga amata (A good start to learning): project summary report 27 August 2018 - 31 March 2019

Taylor-Leech, Kerry, Tualaulelei, Eseta and Krajcovicova, Monika. 2019. Amata lelei a'oga amata (A good start to learning): project summary report 27 August 2018 - 31 March 2019. Brisbane, Australia. Griffith University.

The Pacific research paradigm: opportunities and challenges

Tualaulelei, Eseta and McFall-McCaffery, Judy. 2019. "The Pacific research paradigm: opportunities and challenges." MAI Journal. 8 (2), pp. 188-204. https://doi.org/10.20507/MAIJournal.2019.8.2.7

Arts belong in the classroom: empowering teachers in arts-based learning

Macdonald, Jacqueline and Tualaulelei, Eseta. 2018. "Arts belong in the classroom: empowering teachers in arts-based learning." Australian Art Education. 39 (1), pp. 123-138.

Diacritical marks and the Samoan Language

Tualaulelei, Eseta Magaui, Mayer, Fepuleai Lasei John and Hunkin, Galumalemana A.. 2015. "Diacritical marks and the Samoan Language." The Contemporary Pacific. 27 (1), pp. 183-207. https://doi.org/10.1353/cp.2015.0007

University-community engagement: mentoring in the Pasifika space

Tualaulelei, Eseta and Kavanagh, Marie. 2015. "University-community engagement: mentoring in the Pasifika space." Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement. 10 (1), pp. 87-106.

Indications of language shift from a public face of a Samoan speech community

Tualaulelei, Eseta Magaui. 2008. "Indications of language shift from a public face of a Samoan speech community." New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics. 14 (1), pp. 53-70.