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BOOKS

CTPalgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education
ISBN: 978 1 1373 7803 3, April, 2015 **JUST OUT** Amazon ★★★★★

“A sweeping, landmark collection of perspectives on theory and practice from key thinkers and practitioners. This is a must read book for anyone who wants to know what critical thinking is, or might be, in higher education”. Professor Richard James, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia

“The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking in Higher Education edited by Martin Davies and Ronald Barnett is a comprehensive and systematic treatment of critical thinking with philosophical approaches balanced by chapters that address its teaching and incorporation in the curriculum, and the relation of critical thinking to culture, to the cognitive sciences, to the professions and to society. In short, it is an indispensable guide and state-of-the-art compendium of critical thinking in the academy.”  Professor Michael A. Peters, Professor of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, USA.

“‘Critical thinking’ is one of the key aims of higher education. But what is it? And, does it mean the same thing in all fields, disciplines and cultures? While insisting on the importance of critical thinking in higher education, this book problematises and debates what it means, and how it may be developed and implemented in curriculum. It fills a key gap in the literature, and in curricular and policy debates.”Professor Leesa Wheelahan, William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership, Ontario Institute of Studies for Education, University of Toronto, Canada

‘I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Succinct, accessible and extremely thorough, Davies’ book is a must-have for anyone who wishes to understand more about the nature and role of criticality in, not only higher education, but all walks of life. Educators and policy-makers, moreover, anyone with an interest in cogent thinking and argumentation, especially with regard to the type of reflexive society criticality endeavours to forge and develop, will find this a thoroughly rewarding read.’  Gerry Dunne (PhD student), Trinity College, Dublin, Amazon.com  ★★★★★

‘A substantial collection of essays exploring the connection between critical thinking and higher education’. Dr David Wright Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Curriculum, 30(2), 2015, pp. 54-62.

‘This volume provides an informed, current and extensive basis to inspire further research and debate’.  Dr Judie Cross Journal of Organizational Knowledge Communication, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong.

‘The Handbook’s Editors [are] masters, not of spin, but of superbly written understatement, and fluent argument’. Dr Dennis Bryant Australian Universities’ Review Vol. 58 (1), 97-98.

‘What is critical thinking, really? The book has loads of ideas. Sometimes I would open the book and read the table of contents, wistfully dreaming of a time I could read the whole thing from cover to cover. … I’m impressed by you Palgrave Handbook of Critical thinking in Higher Education’.The Thesis Whisperer.

‘Davies and Barnett provide a useful overview in the introduction to their anthology “The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Thinking.” Some theories of critical thinking emphasize skepticism in the face of political and intellectual authority. Some theories emphasize the ability to distinguish appeals to emotion from appeals to evidence. Some theories emphasize the ability to parse arguments and detect fallacies. Some other theories emphasize metacognition and the ability to articulate one’s own cognitive processes. Each discipline probably contributes in varying degrees to each of these skills’. Charles Rathkopf, Daily Nous: News for and about the Philosophy Profession.

“In my estimation the book belongs in the library of every university and college in the country just for the sweep and scope of what it covers”.  Professor Frank Fair, Editor of Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines. Sam Houston State University, Texas.

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Study Skills for Postgraduate Students

Davies, W. M., (2011) Study Skills for Postgraduate Students. MacMillan Palgrave Press: UK. ISBN: 978 1 4039 9580 3.  4.5/5 star ranking on Amazon ★★★★★

“Extremely comprehensive and detailed, Study Skills for International Postgraduates is a ‘must-have’ for all graduate students. The writing is clear and concise, with excellent descriptions and examples provided throughout. Students will find the suggestions for time management, study skills, and organizing research and the writing process invaluable.” Associate Professor Kristen P. Williams, Clark University.

Study Skills for International Postgraduates is an excellent introduction to the culture and demands of Anglo-American post-graduate education. The sections on how to construct papers are especially useful, even for those already familiar with Anglo-American practices. This is a valuable “how-to” manual for those undertaking study abroad.” Professor Herman Schwartz, University of Virginia.

“Extensive in its coverage, Study Skills for International Postgraduates is written in a friendly, accessible style and is sure to be a great, practical resource for international students. Professor Hayo Reinders, Middlesex University, UK

“The most concrete and practical guide on the market on how to achieve a postgraduate degree, with a maximum of how-to skills and competencies. Lotte Rienecker, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

“This book outlines the core skills vital for successful postgraduate study. It will not only assist international postgraduates but will prove a useful guidebook for any student embarking on the postgraduate journey.”  Dr Dennis Grube, Griffith University, Australia.

“The advice and tips I read here are invaluable for both research and course-work international students. This book could also be a good refresher to local postgrad students, especially if they have been out of the university system for a while. … I feel if had just read this book 3.5 years ago and followed its tips, it would have saved me precious time with counselors and coping strategies.” The Thesis Whisperer,  Sandra J. Velarde, Crawford School, Australian National University.

“[Study Skills] seems to be an area of publishing, as with dictionaries, where a new title is always desirable. It could be argued that what customers frequently get is the same advice in a new package. That is not the case here. This book by Australian academic advisor, Martin Davies, goes into greater depth and detail in relation to the chosen topics … Particularly useful sections are writing a critical review, annotated bibliography, literature reviews and the argument analysis in the chapter ‘Critical thinking’. Overall, the book contains many useful strategies that are, in fact, relevant to both international and local postgraduate students. Let’s hope that all students see themselves as the ‘international’ target group and benefit from the study advice”. Dr Caroline MalthusHigher Education Research and Development, Vol 32(1), 156-159.

“I am POSITIVE that I want to do the translation [into Arabic]. Every year, thousands of Arab International students are joining U.S. universities; however, they face an academic shock instead of a cultural shock. Your book is a great source that will strongly support them in their academic journey. It will further introduce them to the Western and to the American teaching and learning styles”. Dr Shahbaa Zaidan, University of Texas at El Paso.

“As a guide to the essentials for postgraduate study, Martin Davies’ book is a valuable source of information for both postgraduate students and their advisors alike. It includes practical advice on all aspects of the experience from ‘basic survival skills’ such as ‘managing information collected’ to critical thinking, oral presentations and writing a research proposal. As a model of a thoroughly researched, logically ordered and beautifully written work, this book is second to none”. Dr Helen Thursby Learning Advisor with the Newcastle University Postgraduate Students Association (University of Newcastle, Australia). Amazon.com★★★★★

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Interdisciplinary Higher Education International PerspectivesDavies, M., Devlin, M., and Tight, M., (Eds) (2010). Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities, International Perspectives on Higher Education Research. Vol. 5. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Amsterdam; New York: JAI Elsevier Press. ISBN: 978-0857243713

This is a collection of great richness and diversity which deserves a wide readership and consideration. The contribution of international colleagues underscores the rationale of the book, that interdisciplinarity has never been as central as it now is in discussions of the structures of higher education necessary in the new century.” Professor Peter McPhee, Former Provost, University of Melbourne.

“Not only is this book important for practitioners in the field, it is important for educators … This book reminds us how crucial the pursuit of interdisciplinarity in higher educations and provides a great deal of insight to help us achieve it”. Dr Damian Ruth, Massey University, Higher Education Research and Development, Vol 30, No, 6 (2011) pp. 827-829.

“This book is a valuable resource for university staff wishing to engage in interdisciplinary research or teaching, or to design or manage interdisciplinary teams or degree programmes. It provides extensive theoretical discussion of the nature of interdisciplinary activity and a treasure trove of thoughtful reports from Australian and international practitioners on the practicalities of engaging in such work”. Dr Neil Mudford, Australian Universities’ Review Vol 54, No. 2, (2012): pp. 92-93.

“The organization and diverse content of this volume make it an ideal resource for metered doses of theory and practice of interdisciplinary higher education. Portions of the book may assist in the development of interdisciplinary collaborations by providing a common language for discussion among scholars across diverse academic disciplines. Interdisciplinary Higher Education could serve as a valuable resource for graduate students as they develop awareness about distinctions between theory and practice. The volume will be of major interest to academic deans, curriculum developers, and assessment professionals who are leaders in conversations about interdisciplinary programs – from conceptual ideas to implementation.”  Dr Marcia Allen Owens, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Teaching Theology and Religion (2013), Vol 16(2): pp. 191-192.

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The Nature of Knowing CoverDavies, W. M., and Sievers, K. H. (2006) The Nature of Knowing.Ibid Press: Melbourne, Australia, ISBN: 987 1 876659 01 1

“This is to acknowledge with warm word of appreciation the immense usefulness of your seminal work The Nature Of Knowing which I used gainfully in preparing my last year’s batch of DP 2 here in Guangya IB School, Sichuan Province in China”. Surendra Singh Chouhan

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The Thoughts of Sir William Mitchell CoverDavies, W. M., (2003) The Thought of Sir William Mitchell 1861-1962: A Mind’s Own Place. Funded by The Australian Research Council and ArtsSA. [Winner of the $22,000 H. J. Allen Prize in Philosophy, The University of Adelaide]. Studies in the History of Philosophy, Volume 73. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, USA. Full length reviews in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy, and Australian Book Review. ISBN: 0 7734 6733 5

Mitchell didn’t produce a New Grand Theory, so much as solid psycho-philosophical work in the service of the realist-materialist paradigm, conditioned by traces of the nineteenth century idealism which he was escaping. In bringing him to our attention in such detail and with such clarity, Davies has done Australian philosophy, and Adelaide in particular, a fine service. He is to be thanked for it.” Professor Chris Mortensen, University of Adelaide, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, (2005), 83 (2): pp. 298-300.

“…Recasts the historical landscape of Australian philosophy”. Dr Thomas Pataki, Australian Book Review.

“This is an excellent thesis and I single it out for special commendation”. Emeritus Professor J. J. C. Smart.

“I was very impressed by this thesis. The subject is difficult, in view of the notorious obscurity of Mitchell’s thought, but Davies has done an excellent job of straightening it out and organising the strong and weak points, and explaining it in very readable prose. The thesis is equally strong on philosophy and history. It demonstrates Mitchell is a thinker of considerable interest, one of the best independent thinkers in the history of Australian ideas”. Professor James Franklin, University of New South Wales

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Experience and Content CoverDavies, W. M., (1996) Experience and Content: Consequences of a Continuum Theory. Avebury Series in Philosophy – Ashgate Publishing Limited Gower House, Croft Rd., Aldershot, Hants GU11 3HR, United Kingdom. Full length reviews in the Australasian Journal of Philosophy,Psyche, Canadian Philosophical Quarterly and Metascience. ISBN: 1 85972 342 X

“This is an impressively wide-ranging book. … An awful lot of ground is covered. But there is plenty of detailed argument.” Professor Frank Jackson, Australian National University.

This is a substantial work. Its overall plan is well-conceived. For the most part, the separate discussions are thorough, and demonstrate a good knowledge of a rather considerable literature.” Professor Philip Cam, University of NSW.

“The work is a rich resource. … I learned an enormous amount from it.” Dr David Lumsden, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 76, No. 3. September: pp. 508-510.

“This is a detailed account of a rather technical subject in the philosophy of mind, yet the author manages to write with an admirable clarity which makes the book surprisingly readable”. Amazon.com  ★★★★★

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CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Davies, M., Barnett, A., van Gelder, T. (2018, forthcoming, commissioned paper), Using Computer-Assisted Argument Mapping to Teach Reasoning to Students, in The Critical Thinking Book (A. Blair and R. Johnson, Eds) Aberdeen: Edgeware Press.

Davies, M., & Helgeby, S. (2014, commissioned paper). Idealist Origins: 1920s and Before. In G. Oppy & N. Trakakis (Eds.), A History of  Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand. Berlin: Springer, pp. 15-54.

Davies, M., & Helgeby, S. (2010, commissioned article). Idealism. In G. Oppy & N. Trakakis (Eds.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 217-219). Clayton: Monash University Publishing

Davies, M., & Devlin, M. (2010). Interdisciplinary Higher Education Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities (Vol. 5, pp. 2-28). Bingley: Emerald

Davies, M., Devlin, M., & Tight, M. (2010). Introduction. In M. Davies, M. Devlin & M. Tight (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Perspectives and Practicalities (Vol. 5). Bingley: Emerald

Davies, M. (2001). Sir William Mitchell SA’s Greats: The Men and Women of the North Terrace Plaques (pp. 92-93). Adelaide: Wakefield Press: Historical Society of South Australia

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GUEST EDITOR OF JOURNAL

Davies, M. (2014-15), Special Issue Editor for Series on Computer-Aided Argument Mapping, Inquiry: Critical Thinking across the Disciplines (Frank Fair, Editor)

Davies, M., (2013) Guest Editor for Special Issue of Journal of International Education in Business on ‘The Student Learning Experience in Business’, Vol. 6(1): pp. 1-70.

Davies, M., (2011-12) Guest Editor for Special Issue of Higher Education Research and Development on ‘Critical Thinking in Higher Education’. Vol. 30 (3): pp. 254-404.

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REFEREED PAPERS

Calma, A., and Davies, M., (2017),’ Geographies of Influence: A Citation Network Analysis of Higher Education 1972-2014′. Scientometrics. Volume 110(3), pp. 1579-1599.

Davies, M., and Calma, A., (2017), ‘Getting Cited: A Reconsideration of Purpose’. Australian Universities’ Review. Volume 59(1): 69-75.

Calma, A., and Davies, M. (2016), ‘Academy of Management Journal 1958-2014: A Citation Analysis’. Scientometrics, Volume 108(2), 959-975.

Calma, A., and Davies, M., (2015), ‘Studies in Higher Education 1976-2013: A Retrospective using Citation Network Analysis’, Studies in Higher Education. Volume 40(1): pp. 4-21 (Lead Article).

Davies, M. (2015). A Model of Critical Thinking in Higher Education. Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Volume 30, 2015, pp 41-92.

Davies, M. (2014), Computer-Aided Argument Mapping as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking. Journal of Learning and Media. Volume 4, Issue 3-4, pp. 79-84.

Davies, M. (2013),  Introduction to the Special Issue of Journal of International Education in Business on ‘The Student Learning Experience in Business’, Vol. 6(1): pp. 2-6.

Davies, M. (2013). Critical Thinking and the Disciplines Reconsidered. Higher Education Research and Development,Vol 32(4): pp. 529-544.

Davies, M. (2013). Computer-Aided Argument Mapping and the Teaching of Critical Thinking (Part 2). Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the DisciplinesVol. 27(3): pp. 16-28.

Davies, M., Eggins, M., & King, M. (2013). Managing a Digital Profile in Web 2.0. Australian Universities’ Review. Vol 55(1): pp. 80-82.

Davies, M. (2012). Can Universities Survive the Digital Revolution? Quadrant LVI (12): pp. 58-66.

Davies, M. (2012). Computer-Aided Argument Mapping and the Teaching of Critical Thinking (Part 1). Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, Vol 27(2): pp: 15-30.

Carrington, M., Chen, R., Davies, M., Kaur, J., & Neville, B. (2011). The Effectiveness of a Single Intervention of Computer-Aided Argument Mapping in a Marketing and a Financial Accounting Subject. Higher Education Research and Development, 30(3), 387-403.

Davies, M. (2011). Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping, Argument Mapping: What are the Differences and Do They Matter? Higher Education, 62(3), 279-301

Davies, M. (2011). Introduction to the Special Issue on Critical Thinking in Higher Education. Higher Education Research and Development, 30(3), 255-260

Rochecouste, J., Oliver, R., Mulligan, D., & Davies, M. (2011). The English Language Growth Project. Australian Universities’ Review, 53(1), 102-104

Davies, M. (2010). The Permanent Residency Rort. Quadrant, LVI(3), 13-17

Bove, L., & Davies, M. (2009). A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges and Benefits. Journal of Marketing Education, 3(3), 320-329.

Davies, M. (2009). Groupwork as a Form of Assessment: Common Problems and Recommended Solutions. Higher Education  58(4), 563-584

Davies, M. (2009). Not Quite Right: Teaching Students How to Make Better Arguments. Teaching in Higher Education, 13(3), 327-340

Davies, M. (2009). Computer-Assisted Argument Mapping: A Rationale Approach. Higher Education  58(6), 799-820.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2009). A Systematic Analysis of Quality of Teaching Surveys. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(1), 87-100.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Johnston, C., Lye, J., & McDonald, I. (2007). Systemic Influences on Teaching Evaluations: The Case for Caution. Australian Economic Papers, 46(1), 18-38.

Davies, M. (2006). Intensive Teaching Formats: A Review of the Literature. Issues in Educational Research, 16(1), 1-20.

Davies, M. (2006). An “Infusion” Approach to Critical Thinking: Moore on the Critical Thinking Debate. Higher Education Research and Development, 25(2), 179-194.

Davies, M. (2006). Cognitive Contours: Recent Work on Cross-Cultural Psychology and its Relevance for Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 26(1), 13-42.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., Johnston, C., & McDonald, I. (2006). What Influences Teaching Evaluations: Evidence from a Major Australian University. The Journal of American Business Review, 6(1), December.

Davies, M. (2004). Amodal or Perceptual Symbol Systems. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(1), 162-163.

Davies, M. (2004). William Mitchell. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A Peer-Reviewed Academic Resource.

Davies, M. (2002). Are we Different? English language and Cross-Cultural Thought Patterns. English Australia Journal, 20(1), 53-65.

Davies, M. (2000). Commercialism, Fundamental Research and the “New” Universities. Australian Quarterly: Journal of Contemporary Analysis, 72(1), 47-51.

Davies, M. (1999). Sir William Mitchell and the “New Mysterianism”. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 77(3), 253-257.

Davies, M. (1999). Of Eskimos and Hamburgers: The Future of Scholarship in Australia. Australian Quarterly: Journal of Contemporary Analysis, 71(6), 24-27.

Davies, M. (1986). Kant’s Aesthetics: A Study of the Nature of Art and Beauty. Verandah: Literary and Art Journal, 1, 5-15.

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PUBLISHED REPORTS

Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., Davies, M., & Johnston, C. (2011). Measuring Student Experience: Relationships between Teaching Quality Instruments (TQI) and the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). Canberra: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Rochecouste, J., Oliver, R., Mulligan, D., & Davies, M. (2010). English Language Growth Resources (DVD). Canberra: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Rochecouste, J., Oliver, R., Mulligan, D., & Davies, M. (2010). Addressing the Ongoing English Language Growth of International Students (Resource Document). Canberra: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Rochecouste, J., Oliver, R., Mulligan, D., & Davies, M. (2010). Addressing the Ongoing English Language Growth of International Students. Canberra: Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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WORKING PAPERS

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2009). A Systematic Analysis of Quality of Teaching Surveys. Department of Economics Working Paper, 953.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2007). An Analysis of the Questions on University Teaching Surveys and the Universities that Use Them: The Australian Experience. Department of Economics Working Paper, 994, 87-100. reproduced as Davies, et. al., ‘A Systematic Analysis of Quality of Teaching Surveys’, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(1), 87-100.

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EDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Davies, M. (Ed.). (2011). Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Southbank: On-Demand. ISBN: 9 78 07340 4208 8

Davies, M., and Draper, S. (Ed.). (2010). Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Southbank: On-Demand. ISBN: 9 7807 340 4155 5

Davies, M., and Draper, S. (Ed.). (2009). Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Southbank: On-Demand. ISBN: 9 7807 340 3685 8

Davies, M. (Ed.). (2008). Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Southbank: On-Demand. ISBN: 9 78 07 340 3906 4

Davies, M. (Ed.). (2007). Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Southbank: On-Demand. ISBN: 978 0 7340 3690 2

Davies, M. (Ed.). (2006). Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Southbank: On-Demand. IBBN: 0 7340 3612 4

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REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Davies, M., (2015), ‘Critical Thinking’ Workshop. Invited Session. The One Small Thing Conference: One Small Thing = A Big Difference. 17-19th September, Federation University Australia, Ballarat.

Carrington, M., Chen, R., Davies, M., Kaur, J., & Neville, B. (2011, 4th-6th July). Enhancing Critical Thinking: The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Argument Mapping in a Marketing and a Financial Accounting Subject. Paper presented at the EDULEARN Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Davies, M. (2011, 15th December). Computer-Aided Argument Mapping: An Educational Revolution? Paper presented at the New Media: New Literacies, and New Forms of Learning, Institute of Education, University of London.

Davies, M. (2011, 8th-10th January). The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Argument Mapping as a Teaching and Learning Tool. Paper presented at the World Universities Forum, Rhodes, Greece.

Carrington, M., Chen, R., Davies, M., Kaur, J., & Neville, B. (2010, 6th-9th July). Enhancing Critical Thinking: The Effectiveness of Computer-Aided Argument Mapping in a Marketing and a Financial Accounting Subject. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development (HERDSA) Conference: Reshaping Higher Education, Deakin University, Melbourne.

Davies, M. (2009, 26th March). Publishing from Everyday Life (Invited talk). Paper presented at the Higher Education Research Colloquia, Deakin University.

Davies, M. (2009, 6th-9th July). Computer-Aided Argument Mapping as a Teaching and Learning Tool. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development (HERDSA) Conference Workshop, Darwin, NT.

Davies, M. (2008, 22nd July). Models of Practice in Integrating English Language Skills into the University Curriculum (Invited talk). Paper presented at the Provost’s Summit, Internationalisation: The Next Phase, University of Melbourne.

Davies, M. (2008, 4th-7th December). Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping, Argument Mapping: What are the Differences and Do they Matter?  Paper presented at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

Davies, M. (2008, 5th November). Intensive Teaching Formats (Invited talk). Paper presented at the Arts Innovation Forum, University of Melbourne.

Davies, M., & Devlin, M. (2007, 5th-10th December). Interdisciplinary Higher Education and the Melbourne Model. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Annual Conference, Creativity, Enterprise and Policy: New Directions in Education, Wellington, NZ.

Davies, M., & Devlin, M. (2007, 5-10th December). Interdisciplinary Higher Education and the Melbourne Model. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA), Wellington, NZ.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2007, 24th-26th June). Quality of Teaching Surveys and the Course Evaluation Questionnaire: How do Subject Surveys Relate to Course Results in Australian Universities. Paper presented at the Oxford Business and Economics Conference, St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2007, 24-26th June). Quality of Teaching Surveys and the Course Evaluation Questionnaire: How do Subject Surveys Relate to Course Results in Australian Universities. Paper presented at the Oxford Business and Economics Conference St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2007, 9th February). An Exploration of the Relationship between the Quality of Teaching Survey and the Course Experience Questionnaire. Paper presented at the Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business: Proceedings of the One-Day Forum, University of Melbourne.

Davies, M. (2006). Not Quite Right: On Writing and Inferencing, A Vector Analysis of Graduate Student Work. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development (HERDSA) Conference: Higher Education in a Changing World, University of Sydney.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Johnston, C., Lye, J., & McDonald, I. (2006, 10th February). Systemic Influences on Teaching Evaluations: The Case for Caution. Paper presented at the Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce Forum, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, The University of Melbourne.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Johnston, C., Lye, J., & McDonald, I. (2006, 10th February). Systemic Influences on Teaching Evaluations: The Case for Caution, Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce Forum.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2006, 28-29th November). The TQI and the CEQ: Is There Method in this Madness? Paper presented at the Assessment and Evaluation Forum, Curtin University, Perth.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2006, 9th February). Systemic Influences on Student Evaluations of Teaching: The Case for Caution. Paper presented at the Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Economics, Commerce and Business: Proceedings of the One-Day Forum, University of Melbourne.

Davies, M. (2005, 6-7th October). Not Quite Right: On Writing and Inferencing, A Vector Analysis of Graduate Student Work. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competence: Implications for Business, Education and Politics, Singapore.

Davies, M. (2005, 22-24th June ). Implications of New Research in Cross-Cultural Psychology for Academic Writing and Argument Construction. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW), Athens, Greece.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Johnston, C., Lye, J., & McDonald, I. (2005, 26-28th September). Systemic Influences on Teaching Evaluations: The Case for Caution. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Australian Society of Economists, University of Melbourne.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Johnston, C., Lye, J., & McDonald, I. (2005, 13-15th June). Is it Your Fault? Systemic Influences on Student Evaluation of Teaching in Tertiary Institutions. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment Hong Kong Polytechnic, Hong Kong.

Davies, M. (2004, 4-7th July). Ways of Knowing and Ways of Inferencing. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA), Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom: Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning, Miri, Sarawak.

Davies, M. (2003, 2-9th July). A Cautionary Note about the Teaching of Critical Reasoning. Paper presented at the ‘Learning for an Unknown Future’ Conference, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Davies, M. (2003, 5-8th July). Deconstructing Literature: Using English to Teach Reasoning. Paper presented at the Transforming Literacies: Changing English Elsewheres of Potential. International Federation for the Teaching of English, University of Melbourne.

Davies, M. (2003, 2-9th July). A Cautionary Note about the Teaching of Critical Reasoning. Paper presented at the ‘Learning for an Unknown Future’ Conference, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Christchurch, New Zealand.

Davies, M. (2001, 27-28th November). Where to Begin?: Problems in Teaching Critical Reasoning to NESB Students. Paper presented at the ‘Sources of Confusion’ Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

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COMMISSIONED REPORTS/CHAPTERS

Davies, M., & Helgeby, S. (2013, commissioned paper, in press). Idealist Origins in Australasian Philosophy, 19th Century, Early 20th Century. In G. Oppy & N. Trakakis (Eds.), A History of Australasian Philosophy Berlin: Springer. Monash ARC Discovery project No. #0663930.

Davies, M., & Helgeby, S. (2010, commissioned article). Idealism. In G. Oppy & N. Trakakis (Eds.), A Companion to Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand (pp. 217-219). Clayton: Monash University Publishing. Monash ARC Discovery project No. #0663930.

Davies, M., & Devlin, M. (2007, commissioned article). Interdisciplinary Higher Education: Implications for Teaching and Learning. University of Melbourne: Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

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EDITOR REVIEWED PAPERS

Davies, M. (2010). Thoughts of a Special Issue Editor. Higher Education Research and Development of Australasia (HERDSA) Newsletter, 32, 5-6

Davies, M. (2007). Making it Quantitative: Report on the 2006 Teaching and Learning Forum in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Newsletter, 29(3), 26-27

Davies, M. (2006). Making it Quantitative: Report on the 2006 Teaching and Learning Forum in Economics, Commerce and Business Disciplines. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Newsletter, 28(1), 27-28

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EDITOR REFEREED REPORTS

Holdsworth, A., Watty, K., & Davies, M. (2009). Developing Capstone Subjects. University of Melbourne: Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

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PRINT MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

Davies, M. (2016, 14th December) In Praise of Redundancy. The Thesis Whisperer.

Davies, M. (2016, 22 November) What is Critical Thinking and do Universities Really Teach It? The Conversation.

Davies, M. (2015, 10th June), A Deficiency in Critical Thinking. The Australian, HES, p. 32.

Davies, M. (2014), The Double Doctorate. The Thesis Whisperer, September.

Davies, M. (2013), A Farewell to Arts: On Philosophy, ARC Funding and Government
“Waste“. The Conversation.

Davies, M. (2012, 11th July). Lament of the Over-Qualified and Underemployed. The Australian, HES, p. 32.

Davies, M. (2012, 28th March). Ask the Right Questions to Get Real Answers on Performance. The Australian, HES, p. 28.

Davies, M., & King, M. (2012, 26th September). Net Gains of Digital Profile. The Australian, HES, p. 33.

Davies, M. (2010). Thoughts of a Special Issue Editor. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Newsletter., 32, 5-6.

Davies, M. (2008, January). Interdisciplinarity is the “New Black”. Campus Review, p. 7.

Davies, M., & Devlin, M. (2008, 15th January). Interdisciplinarity is the “New Black”. Campus Review, p. 7.

Davies, M. & Devlin, M. (2007, 31st October). Understanding the Disciplinary Cycle. The Australian, HES, Supplement, p. 30.

Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, J., & Johnston, C. (2007, 12th September). Let’s Evaluate the Possibilities. The Australian, HES, p. 33.

Davies, M. (2006, September). Doctor in the House. Campus Review, pp. 26-27.

Davies, M. (2006). Doctor in the House. Campus Review, 26-27.

Davies, M. (1999). Unhappy Hour. SA Write: Newsletter of the South Australian Writers’ Centre, October.

Davies, M. (1998). Writing and Originality. SA Write: Newsletter of the South Australian Writers’ Centre, November.

Davies, M. (1998, 8th January). Bill’s Splendid Adventure (Obituary Notice). Herald-Sun, p. 65.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Davies, M. (1999). Alexander Miller, The Philosophy of Language (review). Philosophy in Review, August

Davies, M. (1998). Georges Rey, Contemporary Philosophy of Mind: A Contentiously Classical Approach (review). Australasian Journal of Philosophy, September

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EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE FOR STAFF USE

Davies, M. (2010). Teaching International Students. Retrieved from http://tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_staff/pdfs/international_students.pdf

Davies, M. (2010). Interdisciplinary Higher Education. Retrieved from http://tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_staff/resources/

Davies, M. (2010). How to Structure and Teach a Tutorial. Retrieved from http://tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_staff/pdfs/structure_tutorial.pdf

Davies, M. (2010). Groupwork as a Form of Assessment. Retrieved from http://tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_staff/pdfs/Groupwork_Assessment.pdf

Davies, M., & Calma, A. (2010). Teaching Strategies for New Environments. Retrieved from http://tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_staff/pdfs/strategies_for_new_environments.pdf

Davies, M., & Calma, A. (2010). Teaching Strategies. Retrieved from http://tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_staff/pdfs/Teaching_Strategies.p

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EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE FOR STUDENT USE

(*Sole author unless otherwise indicated. Available on the TLU website.)

This material is under license with the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Sydney, and the Faculty of Business and Law at Edith Cowen University.  Some of the material below formed the basis of Study Skills for International Postgraduate Students.

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Verb Tenses. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Research Reports. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Report Checklist. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Punctuation. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Paraphrasing. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Paragraphs. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Giving Presentations. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Editing and Proofreading Checklist. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Editing and Proofreading. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Beaumont, T., & Davies, M. (2007). Apostrophes. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Case Studies 2. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Case Studies: Research Methods. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Completing a PhD. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Conducting an Interview. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Critical Reviews. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Critical Thinking 1. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Critical Thinking 2. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Critical Thinking 3. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Critical Thinking: Fallacies. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Essay Checklist. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Essay Writing Attitude. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Essay Writing: The Basics. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Information Literacy. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Language for Citing. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Literature Reviews. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Managing Information. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Plagiarism. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Referencing: The Harvard System. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Research Essentials. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). The Research Process. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Research Proposals. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). What is Research? Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Planning and Organisation. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Abstracts. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2007). Case Studies 1. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2004). Abbreviations Used in Referencing. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

Davies, M. (2004). Critical Review Language. Retrieved from http://www.tlu.fbe.unimelb.edu.au/students/study/helpsheets.html

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 ONLINE MEDIA ARTICLES

Davies, M. (2012). Business and Economics achieves Historic Teaching Result. Business and Economics News, 25th February, from http://benews.unimelb.edu.au/2011/business-and-economics-achieves-historic-teaching-result/

Davies, M. (2012). Evaluation of Tertiary Teaching Measures Different Factors. Business and Economics News, 8th March, from http://benews.unimelb.edu.au/2012/evaluation-of-tertiary-teaching-measures-different-factors/

Davies, M. (2011). Is Interdisciplinary Higher Education the Next Big Thing? Business and Economics News, 25th February, from http://benews.unimelb.edu.au/2011/is-interdisciplinary-higher-education-the-next-big-thing/

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 UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS

Davies, M. (2003). Regina Epipehnomena.Unpublished manuscript, Honorable Mention in Co-Op Bookshop Dialogica Prize for Excellence in Written Communication.

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