Dr Dewa Wardak

BA(InternetStud)(Curtin), MLST(Sydney), PhD(Sydney), GradCert(HigherEd)(Sydney)

Honorary Research Fellow


Phone: +61 2  9351


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Research interests

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Learning technologies and new media

Research on teaching and learning

  • Learning and teaching in higher education
  • Teacher education and professional learning


  • Postgraduate Award: Learning, Technology and Design (The University of Sydney) 2011 - 2014

  • Recipient of Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Mentoring Scheme Visiting Fellowship - Melbourne

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2020

  • Adjunct Research Associate (Charles Sturt University) 2016 – 2018

Selected publications

Book chapters

  • Goodyear, P. Thompson, K. Ashe, D. Pinto, A. Carvalho, L. Parisio, M. Parker, P. Schwendimann, B. Wardak, D. Yeoman, P. . (2015). Analysing the structural properties of learning networks: architectural insights into buildable forms. In Mor, Y., Maina, M. & Craft, B. (Ed.), The art and science of learning design Rotterdam: Sense.
  • Wardak, D. Parker, P. Shaw, T. (2014). ISQua Knowledge: fostering a sense of community for the emerging field of quality in health care. In Carvalho, L., & Goodyear, P. (Ed.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks London: Routledge.
  • Carvalho, L. Goodyear, P. Wardak, D. Saunders, R. (2014). Peep: peer support for programing. In Carvalho, L., & Goodyear, P. (Ed.), The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks London: Routledge.
  • Ertmer, P. Parisio, M. L. Wardak, D. . (2013). The practice of educational/instructional design. In R. Luckin, P. Goodyear, B. Grabowski, S. Puntambeker, J. Underwood & N. Winters (Ed.), Handbook of Design in Educational Technology (pp. 5–19), New York: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • Wardak, D. (2020). The Multimodal Meaning-Making Process in Educational Design Team Meetings. Designs for Learning, 12(1), 56–70. DOI:https://doi.org/10.16993/dfl.117
  • O’Connor, Donna., Wardak, Dewa., Goodyear, Peter., Larkin, Paul., Williams, Mark. . (2018). Conceptualising decision-making and its development: a phenomenographic analysis. Science and Medicine in Football. DOI:10.1080/24733938.2018.1472388
  • Muñoz-Cristóbal, J. A., Hernández-Leo, D., Carvalho, L., Martinez-Maldonado, R., Thompson, K., Wardak, D., & Goodyear, P. . (2018). 4FAD: A framework for mapping the evolution of artefacts in the learning design process. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(2), 16–34. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14742/ajet.
  • Martinez-Maldonado, R. Goodyear, P. Carvalho, L. Thompson, K. Hernandez-Leo, D. Dimitriadis, Y. Prieto, L. Wardak, D. (2017). Supporting collaborative design activity in a multi-user digital design ecology. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 327–342.
  • Wardak, Dewa. (2017). Encapsulating Concepts in Gestures and Drawings during Educational Design Team Meetings. Mind, Culture and Activity, 24(1), 47–66. DOI:10.1080/10749039.2016.11695
  • Wardak, Dewa. (2016). Inscriptions in Educational Design Team Meetings. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 29(3), 257–285. DOI:10.1002/piq.21224
  • Wardak, Dewa. (2016). Gestures Orchestrating the Multimodal Development of Ideas in Educational Design Team Meetings. Design Studies, 47, 1–22. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dest
  • Markauskaite, L. Wardak, D. . (2015). Research students’ conceptions of the role of information and communication technologies in educational technology research. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 31(4), 421–438.
  • Thompson, K. Carvalho, L. Aditomo, A. Yannis Dimitriadis, Dyke, G., Evans, M. A. , ... Wardak, D. . (2015). The synthesis approach to analysing educational design dataset: Application of three scaffolds to a learning by design task for postgraduate education students. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(5), 1020–1027.

Conference papers

  • Thompson, K. Martinez-Maldonado, R. Wardak, D. Goodyear, P. Carvalho, L. . (2015). Analysing F2F Collaborative Design and Learning: Experiences in a Design Studio. In Orchestrated Collaborative Classroom Workshop.
  • Thompson, K. Carvalho, L. Aditomo, A. Dimitriadis, Y. Dyke, G. Evans, M. A. Khosronejad, M. Martinez-Maldonado, R. Reimann, P. Wardak, D. . (2015). A multimodal approach to the analysis of complex collaborative learning environments: Using complementary methods of analysis to synthesise new trends in scaffolding research. In Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.
  • Thompson, K. Ashe, D. Wardak, D. Yeoman, P. Parisio, M. (2013). Identification of patterns of tool use and sketching practices in a learning by design project. In The 10th Int’l Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.