Overview

Current Work

I am currently working on an Australian Research Council (Discovery) project:
2016-2018: Australian Research Council Discovery: First Chief Investigator DP160102784; Singh, Glasswell (PI), Lim (PI). Learning for Teaching in Disadvantaged Schools. $233,311

I am co-Editor with Leonie Rowan and Jeanne Allen of the Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/capj20/current

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgbcf4r8ZMM&t=2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Si6WA7jmn8

I am co-convenor with Beryl Exley and Sue Whatman of the Educational Justice, Equity and Excellence Research Group: https://vimeo.com/edjee
 

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Expertise Keywords

  • Cultural identity
  • Culture pedagogy
  • Curriculum and assessment approaches to support student learning
  • Education policy
  • Educational theories
  • educational sociology

Subject Area Codes

  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Education Policy
  • Education Systems
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 100 (Other: 100)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Academic Practice (8255EDN)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Designing your Research Diss. (7023EDN)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Designing your Research Diss. (7023EDN)
    Teacher, Mixed Model, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Designing your Research Diss. (7023EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Designing your Research Diss. (7023EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Convenor, In Person, Intensive, Off Shore, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Independent Research Study (7021EDN)
    Teacher, In Person, Intensive, Off Shore, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Academic Practice (8255EDN)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Academic Practice (8255EDN)
    Convenor, Mixed Model, Logan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Learning and Teaching (7018EDN)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Learning and Teaching (7018EDN)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Learning and Teaching (7018EDN)
    Convenor, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Learning and Teaching (7018EDN)
    Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2016.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Research Professor, Griffith Institute for Educational Research Senior Academic Fellow, Griffith Institute for Higher Education (Higher Degree Research Education) Professor Parlo Singh’s research work focuses on issues of educational equity and social justice. Specifically she is interested in research partnership work that assists students from disadvantaged communities gain access to complex forms of knowledge. This research has involved working with primary and secondary schools in Queensland, Australia, as well as work in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia through funded research projects. Issues of educational inequity have inevitably dealt with the dynamics of social class, gender, and cultural identity, and theorisations of policy, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Of particular significance is work that challenges the re-production of social inequity via schooling systems through complex sociological theorising. Parlo has been a member of the international symposium extending the sociology of Basil Bernstein, particularly his theorisations of curriculum and pedagogy, and strategies for disrupting educational inequality. Parlo migrated at a young age to Australia from India and speaks Punjabi, which was her first language. Her research work has focused on the educational experiences of Asian international students, as well as the work of Australian teachers working offshore in Asia-Pacific countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Papua New Guinea. Parlo has held numerous leadership positions in the university sector. She was the inaugural Director of the Research Centre for Language, Literacy and Diversity (2000-2003), Faculty of Education, QUT. She has also held the position of Head of School, Education and Professional Studies, Faculty of Education, Gold Coast campus (2006-2009). In this role she reinvigorated the Teacher Education Industry Advisory group in order to develop productive university-schools partnerships to develop innovative practice-oriented teacher education programs and effective educational research collaborations. From 2009-2012, Parlo held the position of Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School which involved strategic leadership in the area of higher degree research (HDR) across all academic disciplines and all campuses of Griffith University. In this role, Parlo's leadership was central  to establishing the Board of Graduate of Research and Chairing this university committee to ensure strategic HDR policy renewal and implementation. Professor Singh is the recipient of numerous excellence in teaching awards, including the 2009, Australian College of Educators, National Fellow Award for higher degree research education and training.  

Education and Training

  • BEdSt Bachelor of Educational Studies, Townsville CAE 1979