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Dr Mariya Pachman.

Dr Mariya PachmanTitle: Research Fellow -ARC Science of Learning Research Centre / Education
Qualifications: BA Hons (Applied Linguistics, Tavrical National V. Vernadsky University), MA (Instructional Technologies, UNM), PhD (Education, UNSW)
Phone: 02 9850 8664
Office: C3A 931


Mariya has joined Macquarie University as a Research Fellow at the Science of Learning Research Centre in 2014. In her current role she is working on project exploring connections between confusion, self-regulation and feedback in digital learning environments. Previously she worked as an instructional technologist at various higher education settings and in the industry. Mariya has a broad teaching experience ranging from teaching educational psychology and instructional multimedia unis to preparing and conducing workshops on quantitative research methods. During her PhD at UNSW, which she successfully completed in 2013, she was working with Prof. John Sweller and Prof. Slava Kalyuga on investigating an expertise development in well-structured domains on examples of secondary mathematics classrooms. Marya's research interests include online learning, instructional multimedia, educational psychology, memory and learning processes.

Recent Publications


Year   Citation
2014   Pachman M., Sweller J. & Kalyuga, S. (2014). Effectiveness of combining worked examples and deliberate practice for high school geometry. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 28, 685-692. doi: 10.1002/acp.3054 Journal impact factor: 1.47
2013   Pachman M., Sweller J. & Kalyuga, S. (2013). Levels of knowledge and deliberate practice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 19(2) 108-119.  doi: 10.1037/a0032149. Journal impact factor: 1.75.
2012   Pachman, M. & Ke, F. (2012). Environmental support hypothesis in designing multimedia training for older adults: is less always more? Computers & Education, 58, 100-110. Journal impact factor: 2.62.
2009   Bramble, W., & Pachman, M. (2009). Costs and sustainability of learning object repositories. In L. Lockyer, S. Bennett, S. Agostinho & B. Harper (Eds.)Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies (pp.633-654). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.


Conference Papers

Year   Citation
2016   Pachman, M. & Lockyer, L. (2016). Improving self-detection of confusion: is metacognitive monitoring a key? 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016.
2015   Pachman, M., Arguel, A., & Lockyer, L. (2015). Learners' confusion: faulty prior
knowledge or a metacognitive monitoring error?
ASCILITE, Australasian Society for Computer in Learning in Tertiary Education annual conference, Perth, WA.
2015   Pachman M., Sweller J. & Kalyuga, S. (2015). Why being a poor self-assessor is a problem for advanced students.  8th International Cognitive Load Theory Conference, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
2012   Pachman M. & Sweller J. (2012). Effectiveness of combining worked examples and deliberate practice for high school geometry. 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012.