About

Dr Cecily Knight is  Manager, Blended Learning & Innovation in the Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement directorate. She teaches in the Graduate Certificate of Education (Academic Practice).

Her research interests focus on ways to develop excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. She is interested in the learning and teaching opportunities afforded by blended learning approaches; and the capacity of students and staff to manage change and be resilient in 21st century learning environments. 

Interests
Research
  • Educating for resilience. Cecily has a keen interest in mental health promotion and has designed courses and researched the concept of building resilience and social and emotional wellbeing across a range of contexts. Her interest in resilience education has extended to the resilience of HDR students and the capacity to manage change in the workplace.
  • Blended learning. Cecily is interested in research into blended learning program design, exploring the use of learning environments for the 21st century learner, active pedagogies and the use of new technologies for learning in higher education. The experiences of both staff and students are important. She is interested in understanding the broader implications of the use of technology for learning and teaching in higher education particularly as it relates to workforce capacity to meet the changing landscape of higher education.
  • Project 2013-2015: $250,000 OLT Commissioned project partnering with Bond University, JCU & USQ. "Supporting graduate employability from generalist disciplines through employer and private institution collaboration." Assoc Prof Shelley Kinash, Prof Linda Crane, Mr Mark Schulz, Ms Kirsty Mitchell, Mr Matthew McLean (Bond University), Dr Laura Hougaz (Australian Council for Private Education & Training), Dr Cecily Knight (James Cook University), Prof David Dowling (University of Southern Queensland).
  • Project 2013-2014: $40,000 OLT extension grant "Advancing academic professionalisation: National Benchmarking of Graduate Certificates for Higher Education". Ms Karen Whelan, QUT; A/Prof Heather Alexander, Griffith University; A/Prof Ian Solomonides, Macquarie University; A/Prof Angela Carbone, Monash University; Ms Kylie Readman, USC; Prof Angela Hill, JCU; Dr Cecily Knight, JCU; Dr Cathy Rytmeister, Macquarie.
  • Project 2013-2014 $10,000 TLD grant "Flipped model of delivery in mathematics for teacher education: Learning to learn maths". Dr Jo Balatti, Mr James Dalitz, Dr Cecily Knight, Ms Helen Hooper, Dr Andrea Lynch.
  • Project 2013-2014 $10,000 TLD grant. "Meaningful blending and student engagement across JCU’s Master Guidance and Counselling program". Dr Margaret Carter, Assoc Prof Paul Pagliano, Dr Raoul Adam, Dr Cecily Knight.
  • Project 2013-2014 $10,000. "The e-portfolio as assessment for, as and of learning: a developmental achievement record for Education students". Dr Philemon Chigeza, Dr Maree DinanThompsen, Dr Kelsey Halbert, Dr Claire Campbell, Ms Helen McDonald, Dr Cecily Knight.
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2007 - National Carrick award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • 2006 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for University Teacher of the Year
Memberships
  • 2007 to 2013 - Academic Advisor ResponseAbility, Hunter Institute of Mental Health
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 20+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Cecily Knight from 2007 onwards.

Supervision

These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Completed
  • “What is going on here?” Challenges experienced by white teachers in a government school in a remote Aboriginal community;; (2019, PhD , External Advisor)

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  • 3.217, Humanities (Townsville campus)
  • 18.046, Eddie Koiki Mabo Library (Townsville campus)
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