BA (Psych) PGDip(Ed) MSc (Psych) PhD (Exp Psych)
Lecturer - Education Advisor
My background is in the field of Experimental Psychology where I taught for many years before moving into staff development. I believe that our job as educators is to give students the opportunities to push the boundaries of their knowledge and understanding in a supportive way that allows room for failure. Without failure we cannot learn, and without learning there is no growth.
Area of expertise
My doctoral work in social psychology led me to an interest in how and why students learn, in particular, what motivates students to learn in challenging environments. As such, I have begun a programme of research focusing on academic motivation in health profession education and how the learning environment affects students' academic. Aspects of the learning environment that I am particularly interested in include giving and receiving feedback, planning to teach, and using technology to enhance teaching and learning.
I am interested in working with postgraduate students with interests in student self-efficacy, self-determination theory, and more generally academic motivation or student engagement in learning. I would also be interested in working with students with an interest in how technology may be used to support teaching and learning.
Tehmina is available to supervise postgraduates enrolled in HEDU502, HED510 and HEDU590.