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Learning and Achievement
Senior Lecturer / Coordinator of Learning Development for Postgraduate students, Student Learning and Achievement.
Provision of academic skills and language development to postgraduate students, via workshops, group study and one-to-one; liaison, professional development workshops and advice to UNITEC academic staff on working with PG and students of English as an additional language; course specific workshops; specific liaison with lecturers of PG students, all departments, and the International Office.
Caroline has worked in the field of English Language Teaching and Language teacher education, both in New Zealand and overseas, since 1980. She has taught in these fields at Unitec and currently works at Student Learning and Achievement with a focus on the development of academic reading and writing, study skills and spoken language in academic and workplace settings.
Since being at Unitec she has won two awards – the Carrington Polytechnic Staff Award in 1992 and a Quality of Service award in 2003.
Caroline’s current research focus is on sociocultural perspectives on the teaching of English for Academic Purposes. She has collaborated with Professor Janet Holmes and George Major, both of Victoria University of Wellington, on the extension of their research in Language in the Workplace into teaching materials and strategies.
Choudhary, R., & Malthus, C. (2017). The impact of targeted mathematics/numeracy tutorials on maths anxiety, numeracy and basic drug calculation exam marks. Journal of Academic Language and Learning (Vol. 11(1)).
Widin, J., & Malthus, C. (2017). Off-shore and out of reach: Student voice in pre-departure EAP pedagogies. Language Education in Asia (Vol. 8(2)).
Malthus, C. M. (2013). Reflecting on one-to-one teaching: what strategies might shed light on our practice? In C. Gera (Ed). Working together: Planting the seed. Kia pihi ai te mahi ngatahi. ATLAANZ: Hamilton, New Zealand (Vol. Vol 8).
Malthus, C. M., and Dunham, N. (2013). Staff-student partnerships in higher education. Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2012.755944 (Vol. 32 (4)).
Lu, H., and Malthus, C. M. (2012). Experiences of clinical tutors with English as an additional language (EAL) students. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand (Vol. 28 (3)).
Malthus, C. M. (2012). Reflecting on one-to-one teaching: What strategies might shed light on our practice? Working Together, Planting the seed, Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors, Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ). Hamilton, New Zealand. November 21-23.
Malthus, C. M., and Lu, H. (2012). Not a Mission Impossible: The perceptions of successful graduates on the development of spoken English for the workplace. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication. DOI: 10.1075/japc.22.1.07mal (Vol. 22 (1)).
Malthus, C. M., and Lu, H. (2011). 'I don't pretend I'm a Kiwi': Insights from nursing graduates on language and identities in new cultures. Forging New Directions in Academic Language and Learning, 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning, University of South Australia, 24-25 November 2011, Adelaide.
Malthus, C. M. (2010). Review of: Spoken English, TESOL and Applied Linguistics: Challenges for theory and practice. Ed. Rebecca Hughes. Journal of English for Academic Purposes. (Vol. 9).
Malthus, C. M., and Mitchell, C. J. (2010). Building strong writing foundations: An investigation into materials for teaching paraphrasing. In V. van der Ham, L. Sevillano, & L. George (Eds.), Shifting sands, firm foundations: Proceedings of the 2009 Annual International Conference of the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ). Auckland: ATLAANZ.
Malthus, C. (2007). Talk it up? What's the role of language and learning advisors in the development of spoken 'literacy' ? ATLAANZ Conference 2007, 'Walking the tightrope - the balancing act of learning advising'.
Brown, T., Newton, J., Malthus, C., and Riddiford, N. (2006). Colloquium: Resourcing language training for the workplace: The role of authentic materials. CLESOL 2006 Conference 'Origins and connections: Linking theory, research and practice'.
Major, G., Malthus, C., and Holmes, J. (2006). English on the ward: Using authentic nursing data with EAL nursing students. CLESOL 2006 'Origins and connections: Linking theory, research and practice' Conference.
Malthus, C., and Lu, H. (2006). Double act: A collaborative approach to developing on-the-job communication skills in English as an additional language Bachelor of Nursing Students. 2nd Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.