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Research Biography

Dr Mirella Wyra is a senior lecturer in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Research Interests

  • foreign language learning and teaching
  • learning and teaching strategies
  • students' knowledge
  • mental imagery
  • e-pedagogy in foreign language acquisition
  • new technologies in foreign language education
  • first language maintenance
  • student and teacher wellbeing

Recent Completions:

Educational Doctorate

  • Investigating the Enablers and Barriers of Professionally Certified Teachers of English in Enacting the Professional Standard Competencies in a Polytechnic in Indonesia, Sri Gustiani, April 2017
  • English Vocabulary Learning Strategies of Students at the University of Science and Technology of Jayapura, Papua €“ Indonesia. Komari , 2016
  • Students' Uses And Attitudes Towards Multiple Languages In Timor-Leste. Pedro Miguel Barreto Ximenes, 2016
  • Experiences of Indonesian Pre-Service English as Foreign Language Teachers in Implementing Technology in Teaching Practicum: An investigation through TPACK framework. Limbong Efendi, 2015
  • Language Learning Strategies of Prospective English Language Teachers in Indonesia. Alfian , 2015
  • Indonesian English Language Teachers' ICT Learning Experiences: Processes And Outcomes In English Language Classrooms. Dyah Ciptaningrum, 2015
  • Students' perceptions of the effectiveness of English Language Teaching in Laos. Thouan Soukchaleun, 2014


  • Intercultural understanding: How teachers form and maintain relationships with students in a multicultural and multilingual classroom. Gareth Loveday, 2015

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Explicit strategy instruction in foreign language vocabulary learning (1)
  • Intercultural understanding (1)
  • Teachers' professional learning communities of practice impact on EFL teachers' integrated English lesson instructions in rural Indonesia — Principal (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • A framework to guide investigations into parents' home and school involvement in children's German community language learning: Testing a theoretical model (1)
  • Evaluating Efficacy and Usability of Mobile Devices for Learning New Vocabulary Items (1)
  • Students' and teachers' perceptions on grammar instruction for developing English language proficiency in the Saudi Arabian EFL context:A mixed methods study. (1)
  • Students' perceptions of the multilingual policy in education in Timor Leste (1)
  • Sustainable school improvement: Enhancing school middle leaders' epistemic cognition for teaching about self-regulated learning (1)

Research Areas

  • Education

Supervisory Interests

  • Computer assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Children's home language maintenance
  • Evaluating quality in teachers' and learners' knowledge
  • Foreign language education
  • Cognitive psychology and educational practice
  • Language learning strategies


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