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- MA (Ling.) Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
- B.Ed. (majored in TEFL and Applied Ling.) Institute of Education, Rangoon, Burma
- Certificate in Introduction to Translation and Interpreting, Auckland Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Consortium for Global Intercultural Collaboration (GIC)
- International Association for Language Awareness (ALA)
Prior to joining AUT in 1991, Alice worked as an English language materials development consultant for UNICEF, Ministry of Education, Republic of Maldives, and as a lecturer and teacher trainer in the English Department, Institute of Education and Rangoon Arts and Science University, Burma.
Since joining AUT, she has undertaken various academic and leadership roles within the School and has represented the University at many local, national and international conferences.
- Postgraduate: Language Analysis/General Linguistics (paper leader)
- Undergraduate: Introduction to Language Study (paper leader), Critical Language Studies, Introduction to Intercultural Competence, Introduction to Intercultural Competence in a Global World, Co-operative Education (academic supervisor).
- Developing and assessing intercultural competence
- Group assessment at tertiary level
- Collaboration teaching among discipline and language teachers
- Refugee resettlement programmes.
Current Research Projects:
- Developing and assessing intercultural competence (with Debbie Corder, School of Language and Culture)
- Group assessment at tertiary level (with Dr Pat Strauss, School of Language and Culture)
- Collaboration teaching among discipline and language teachers (with Denise Schitko and Yvonne Wood, School of Tourism and Hospitality)
- Refugee resettlement programmes (with Maria Hayward, School of Language and Culture).
- Strauss, P., U, A. & Young, S. (2011). "I know the type of people I work well with’: student anxiety in multicultural group projects. Studies in Higher Education, 36 (7), 815-829.
- doi:10.1080/03075079.2010.488720. Retrieved from Taylor & Francis Online.
- Corder, D. & U, A. (2010). Integrating Second Life to enhance global intercultural collaboration projects. ACM Inroads magazine - Special issue: Global intercultural collaboration, 1 (3), 43-50. doi:10.1145/1835428.1835442.
- Strauss, P. & U, A. (2007). Group Assessments: Dilemmas facing lecturers in multicultural tertiary classrooms. In the Higher Education Research and Development Journal, 26 (2), pp. 147-161.
Conference contribution — Papers in published proceedings
- Corder, D. & U-Mackey, A. (2011). Integration of technology for effective learning, teaching and assessment. In M. Levy, F.Blin, C. Bradin Siskin & O. Takeuchi (Eds.), World CALL: International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (5th ed., pp. 188-201). New York: Routledge.
Conference contribution — Presentations and published abstracts
- Schitko, D. U-Mackey, A. & Wood, Y. (2010). First year students’ research supported concurrently across three papers. In M. Osrams, M. Luck, J. Poulston & S. Race (Eds.). Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2010 – Adding value to research. 24-26 November, 2010. AUT University, New Zealand, pp. 314-326.
- U, A. & Corder, D. (2009). E-learning 2.0 and 3D in developing and assessing intercultural communicative competence (ICC): the AUT experience. In F. Salajan (Ed.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on e-Learning, 16-18 July, 2009. pp. 467-474.
- Turner, E., U, A., Cartner, H., Jenner, C. & Mann, E. (2009). IELTS and an English for academic study programme: Points of similarity and areas of divergence. In A. Brown (Ed.), Proceedings of CLESOL 2008. Pp. 205-217.
- Strauss, P., U, A. & Young, S. (2007). Group selection in multicultural classes – A meaningful assessment practice? In Enhancing Education, Theory and Scholarship, Proceedings of the 30th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference. Milperra, Australia.
- U-Mackey & Corder, D. (2012). Successful processes for intercultural language learning and teaching. 11th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness — Language Awareness for our Multicultural World. 8-11 July, 2012, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
- Schitko, D., U-Mackey, A. & Wood, Y. (2010). First year students’ research supported concurrently across three papers. New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2010 – Adding value to research. 24-26 November, 2010. AUT University, New Zealand.
- Corder, D. & U, A. (2010). Questioning assumptions and expectations: the first steps to ICC. Global intercultural collaboration 2010 – Future challenges and opportunities workshop. Auckland, New Zealand, February, 2010.
- U, A., Hayward, M. & Mortimer-Hughes, J. (2009). A refugee-centred approach to resettlement education: Power-sharing, inclusivity and critical analysis. Looking back and Moving Forward – Refugee health and well-being conference. Auckland, New Zealand, November, 2009.
- U, A. & Corder, D. (2009). E-learning 2.0 and 3D in developing and assessing intercultural communicative competence (ICC): the AUT experience. The 4th International Conference on e-Learning. Toronto, Canada, July, 2009.
- AUT's Inaugural Distinguished Teaching Award (1999).