Paper Coordinator, Senior Lecturer
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extension 6119
Room WT 711, AUT Tower, Rutland Street, City Campus, Auckland City.
Address for blogs:
Education blog: http://adultnumeracy.blogspot.com/
Personal blog: http://frank-runningaddict.blogspot.com/
- Master of Applied Language Studies (Hons 1st class)
- Bachelor of Science (Applied Calculus and Statistics)
- Graduate Diploma in TESOL Diploma in Theology (Hons)
- Diploma in Teaching
- LG1 Certificate Summer Institute of Linguistics (Grammatical Analysis using the Tagmemic Approach of Kenneth Pike, Phonetics, Immersion Language Learning and Cultural Anthropology)
- CLTA (Certificate of Language teaching to Adults)
MALNE (Master of Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education.
- Theoretical and research orientations to mathematics teaching and learning
- Strategies and materials in mathematics teaching and learning deliberate acts of teaching)
- Domain analysis in adult numeracy learning
Bachelor of English and New Media Studies (Sociolinguistics):
- English as a Global Language
- Language in Society
- Discourse and corpus analysis – genre analysis
- Quantitative analysis
- Domains of Adult Numeracy
- Currently developing a literature review for a Phd involving developing understandings of Adult Numeracy in New Zealand in the early 21st century.
- Interface between Sociolinguistics and Mathematics in the emerging field of Ethnomathematics.
- Project in Migrant and Refugee settlement in New Zealand Schools. AUT University School of Languages is association with the Ministry of Education Research – handle the quantitative dimensions and analysis. (Dr. Pat Strauss, Maria Hayward)
- An investigation of the role of needs analysis and assessment on EAL (English as an Additional Language) student pathways (2006). (with Dr Pat Strauss, Kevin Roach, Annelies Roskvist, and Victoria Yee) My focus was primarily in the quantitative analysis required in the research design.
- Special interest in Quantitative Analytical component of research design.
- Discourse analysis from the perspectives of discursive and narrative psychology.
- My thesis in the Masters in Applied Language Studies was “Language switching and identity on the blogs: An analysis of Taglish in computer mediated communication“. The thesis looks at the code-switching variety Tagalog/English on weblogs and in particular addresses the identity construction and negotiation by Filipinos in the Filipino diaspora.
- Code-switching between Tagalog and English (Taglish) in computer mediated communication.
- Involvement with the quantitative Analysis side of two ministry of Education projects on language learning and one Department of labour project on the Embedding of Adult Literacy and Numeracy learning in the workplace.
- My Phd preparation includes a corpus analysis of a wide range of policy type documents related to adult numeracy education in new Zealand and other OECD countries.
- Preparing for a publication on a “Genre analysis of appeals for finance by North American conservative Christian ministries”.
- Preparing for publication “Code-switching in Filipino Community Radio Programmes in New Zealand”.
- Khalikokha, C., Strauss, P., & Smedley, F. (2009). The perceptions of first-year undergraduate Malawian students of the essay writing process. Africa Education Review 6 (1), 32-47. Smedley, F. (2009, April 23). Adult Numeracy: Whose numeracy is it? Paper presented at the Literacy North Shore Annual meeting, Glenfield, Auckland.
- Smedley, F. (2009). Code-switching in Filipino Community Radio Programmes in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Auckland; AUT University.
- Smedley, F. (2008). Adult Numeracy: Debunking the myths. Keynote Presentation at the Adult Literacy Practitioners Association (ALPA) Conference, Wellington May 2 -3, 2008.
- Smedley, F. (2008). Adult Numeracy: The what, how, where, when, who and why of adult numeracy Presentation at AUT School of languages Staff development day, July 1st, 2008 Smedley, F. (2008). Numeracy- a contested concept. Presentation at Master of Adult Numeracy Education, AUT University, February, 2009. Smedley, F. (2007). Code-switching and identity on weblogs. The implications for language teaching. Presentation at “Advancing knowledge in applied linguistics conference” Unitec, June 23rd, 2007.
- Strauss, P., Smedley, F., Roach, K., & Yee, V. (2007). An investigation of pathways for EAL migrants and refugee students in New Zealand. Presentation at the International Adult Literacy Conference. Auckland, September 28-29, 2007.
- Smedley, F. (2007). Basic Statistics for research. Presentation at AUT, Akoranga Campus, March 29. 2007. Smedley, F. (2007). The wild wicked world of wikis: using wikis for assessment. Presentation at AUT School of languages Staff development day, December 4th, 2007.
- Strauss, P., Smedley, F., Roskvist, A., Roach, K., & Yee, V. (2006). An investigation of the role of needs analysis and assessment on EAL (English as an Additional Language) student pathways. Wellington. MOE
- Smedley, F. (2006). Language Switching and Identity on the Blogs: An Analysis of Taglish in Computer Mediated Communication. Staff development presentation, AUT University. Smedley, F. P. (2006). Code-switching and identity on the blogs: An analysis of Taglish in computer mediated communication. Unpublished Thesis, AUT University, Auckland.
- Smedley,F. (2005). Language Switching and Identity on the Blogs: An Analysis of Taglish in Computer Mediated Communication. Presentation to Department of General and Applied Linguistics, University of Waikato, September, 2005. Smedley, F. (2004). Del Hymes: An overview of his earlier contribution to sociolinguistics. Auckland AUT : University.
- Smedley,F. (2004). A cup of student-t anyone? A brief introduction the use of the student–t test. Staff development presentation. AUT University.
- Smedley,F. (2004). Morphosyntax of Taglish (Tagalog/English) in Computer Mediated Communication. Language in Society Conference, Massey University, September, 2004.
- Strauss, P., Smedley, F., & Hayward, M. (2004). An investigation into the welcoming procedures adopted for refugees in New Zealand Schools. Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.
- Smedley. F. (2004). Review of Thompson, R. (2003). Filipino English and Taglish: Language switching from multiple perspectives. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins in Journal of Sociolinguistics 8/4 November 2004, 622-625.
- Smedley, F. (2006). Review of Scebold, R. (2003). Central Tagbanwa: A Philippine Language of the Brink of Extinction. Manila: Linguistic Society of the Philippines in cooperation with SIL Philippines, in Journal of Sociolinguistics 10/3 June