Dr Kara Makara Fuller

  • Lecturer (Curriculum Assessment and Pedagogy)

telephone: 01413305386
email: Kara.MakaraFuller@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Kara's research focuses on understanding how students’ social interactions in educational settings influence the development of their motivation and learning.  She received her B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University, her Ph.D. in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. Currently she is part of a team of researchers from the School of Education who are working on a large funded curriculum and assessment project in Wales focused on learning progression. Kara regularly presents at national and international conferences and publishes in internationally renowned journals. She teaches and supervises within the MSc in Psychological Studies programme, contributes lectures to the MEduc programme, and serves as the School of Education Ethics Officer.

Research interests

My research examines how interpersonal relationships within educational settings influence students’ motivation and learning. I typically use quantitative methods. Topics of interest include achievement motivation, academic and social goals, peer relationships and social development, academic help seeking from peers and teachers, social networks within schools, use of educational technology, and cultural differences in these processes. I aim for my research to have theoretical implications for socio-cognitive theories of motivation and practical implications for informing educational practices that foster motivation and academic success.

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • Morrison-Love, D. & Makara, K. A. (2017, November). CAMAU Project: Subsidiarity and Partnership. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Association for Educational Assessment (AEA) Europe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Makara, K. A., Karabenick, S. A., & Epstein, A. (2017, August). The contribution of “bonding” and “bridging” peer relations to students’ academic achievement. Paper presented as part of a symposium* at the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Tampere, Finland. *Awarded the 2017 EARLI SIG8 Invited Symposium
  • Makara, K. A. (2016, August). Examining the academic and social goals of adolescents who excel only academically, only socially, in both areas, and in neither. Paper presented at the 2016 International Conference of Motivation, Thessaloniki, Greece. 
  • Makara, K. A. (April, 2016). What matters more for students’ beliefs about help seeking: Academic goals or social goals? Paper presented at the 2016 American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, USA.

For more information, please see Kara's website.

Grants

'CAMAU', Progression and assessment in the Welsh curriculum. Funded by Welsh Government and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2017-2019. Co-Investigator, along with Louise Hayward (PI), David Morrison-Love, Georgina Wardle, Peter Donaldson, Kay Livingston, and Francisco Valdera-Gil. £399,482.

'Towards maximizing international PhD students’ experience in the UK', funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account, University of Glasgow, 2016-2017. Co-Investigator, along with Dely Elliot (PI), Muir Houston, and Kate Reid. £4,160.

'Partnership Development between University of Glasgow and Baku State University', funded by British Council, 2015. Collaboration with Vivienne Baumfield, University of Exeter, and Aliyeva Turana, Baku State University. £3,000.

'Evaluation of Roots of Empathy Scotland' - school-based intervention programme designed to increase children’s empathy, contracted by QA Research, funded by UK Action for Children, 2014-2015. Research consultant along with Dely Elliot. £5,000.

Supervision

I supervise a number of PhD students in the School of Education as well as PGT students in the MSc in Psychological Studies programme. I am currently open to taking on new PhD students with projects related to my research expertise–please feel free to contact me with enquiries.

Current PhD students:

  • Dayana Balgabekova
  • Emily Pacheco
  • Hsin-Yi Shih
  • Jianshu Liu
  • Jie Zhang
  • Nouf Abdulrahman Almohideb

Teaching

I am course leader for the Individual Differences course on the MSc in Psychological Studies programme and also contribute lectures on Child Development to the MEduc programme. I am also contributing to online course development as part of the BOLD initiative. Previously I have taught undergraduate Educational Psychology and Developmental Psychology.

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • Curriculum Journal

Reviewing

  • Grant reviewer for the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Journal reviewer for AERA Open, British Journal of Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, Elementary School Journal, Journal of the Learning Sciences, Journal of Experimental Education, Educational Theory, Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, Learning and Individual Differences, Learning and Instruction, and Review of Education

Professional Memberships

  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
  • American Educational Research Association (Division C and the Motivation in Education Special Interest Group)
  • American Psychological Association (Division 15: Educational Psychology)
  • Society for Research on Adolescence

Service at Unviersity of Glasgow

  • School of Education Ethics Officer
  • Previously co-organised the Curriculum, Assessment, and Pedagogy RTG seminar series

Publications

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Number of items: 17.

2017

Shim, S. S., Wang, C., Makara, K. , Xu, X.-G., Xie, L.-N. and Zhong, M. (2017) College students’ social goals and psychological adjustment: mediation via emotion regulation. Journal of College Student Development, 58(8), pp. 1237-1255.

Elliot, D. L., Houston, M. , Makara, K. and Reid, K. (2017) ESRC IAA Workshop: Towards Maximising International PhD Students' Experience: Extended Summary. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Lee, H.-J., Lee, J., Makara Fuller, K. A. , Fishman, B. J. and Teasley, S. D. (2017) A cross-cultural comparison of college students' learning strategies for academic achievement between South Korea and the USA. Studies in Higher Education, 42(1), pp. 169-183. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1045473)

Makara, K. and Karabenick, S. (2017) Longitudinal high school research revealed: using surveys to assess student motivation and social networks. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2 [online]. SAGE Publications. (doi:10.4135/9781473977747)

2016

Elliot, D. L., Baumfield, V., Reid, K. and Makara, K. A. (2016) Hidden treasure: successful international doctoral students who found and harnessed the hidden curriculum. Oxford Review of Education, 42(6), pp. 733-748. (doi:10.1080/03054985.2016.1229664)

Elliot, D., Baumfield, V., Reid, K. and Makara Fuller, K. (2016) Critical Insights from Successful International Student Sojourners. In: American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Washington DC, USA, 8-12 Apr 2016, (Unpublished)

Makara Fuller, K. (2016) Examining the Academic and Social Goals of Adolescents Who Excel Academically, Socially, in Both Areas, and in Neither. International Conference on Motivation, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 Aug 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

Makara Fuller, K. A. and Madjar, N. (2015) The role of goal structures and peer climate in trajectories of social achievement goals during high school. Developmental Psychology, 51(4), pp. 473-488. (doi:10.1037/a0038801) (PMID:25730313)

Lee, H.-J., Lee, J., Makara, K. A., Fishman, B. J. and Hong, Y.-I. (2015) Does higher education foster critical and creative learners? An exploration of two universities in South Korea and the USA. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(1), pp. 131-146. (doi:10.1080/07294360.2014.892477)

Makara Fuller, K. and Karabenick, S. (2015) Teacher Help-Seeking Beliefs and Help-Seeking Networks. 16th European Association for Research on Learning and Teaching Conference (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus, 25-29 Aug 2015. (Unpublished)

Makara Fuller, K. A., Fishman, B., Karabenick, S. A. and Teasley, S. (2015) Students’ interpersonal connections with peers and staff at the start of higher education. International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015.

2014

Gonida, E. N., Karabenick, S. A., Makara, K. A. and Hatzikyriakou, G. A. (2014) Perceived parent goals and student goal orientations as predictors of seeking or not seeking help: does age matter? Learning and Instruction, 33, pp. 120-130. (doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2014.04.007)

Makara, K. A. and Karabenick, S. A. (2014) The Role of Social Goals in Students’ Academic Help Seeking and Help Giving Among Peers. American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 03-07 Apr 2014. (Unpublished)

2013

Ryan, A. M., Shim, S. S. and Makara, K. A. (2013) Changes in academic adjustment and relational self-worth across the transition to middle school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(9), pp. 1372-1384. (doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9984-7)

Makara, K. A. and Karabenick, S. A. (2013) Characterizing sources of academic help in the age of expanding educational technology: a new conceptual framework. In: Karabenick, S. A. and Puustinen, M. (eds.) Advances in Help-Seeking Research and Applications: The Role of Emerging Technologies. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC, pp. 37-72. ISBN 9781623963347

2010

Stoloff, M., McCarthy, M., Keller, L., Varfolomeeva, V., Lynch, J., Makara, K. , Simmons, S. and Smiley, W. (2010) The undergraduate psychology major: an examination of structure and sequence. Teaching of Psychology, 37(1), pp. 4-15. (doi:10.1080/00986280903426274)

Cortina, K. S., Makara, K. A. and Gruehn, S. (2010) Learning motivation around the globe: how universal is the role of teacher support? In: Bos, W., Klieme, E. and Köller, O. (eds.) Schulische Lerngelegenheiten und Kompetenzentwicklung. Waxmann: Münster, pp. 195-206. ISBN 9783830923589

This list was generated on Mon Dec 11 10:48:03 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Shim, S. S., Wang, C., Makara, K. , Xu, X.-G., Xie, L.-N. and Zhong, M. (2017) College students’ social goals and psychological adjustment: mediation via emotion regulation. Journal of College Student Development, 58(8), pp. 1237-1255.

Lee, H.-J., Lee, J., Makara Fuller, K. A. , Fishman, B. J. and Teasley, S. D. (2017) A cross-cultural comparison of college students' learning strategies for academic achievement between South Korea and the USA. Studies in Higher Education, 42(1), pp. 169-183. (doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1045473)

Elliot, D. L., Baumfield, V., Reid, K. and Makara, K. A. (2016) Hidden treasure: successful international doctoral students who found and harnessed the hidden curriculum. Oxford Review of Education, 42(6), pp. 733-748. (doi:10.1080/03054985.2016.1229664)

Makara Fuller, K. A. and Madjar, N. (2015) The role of goal structures and peer climate in trajectories of social achievement goals during high school. Developmental Psychology, 51(4), pp. 473-488. (doi:10.1037/a0038801) (PMID:25730313)

Lee, H.-J., Lee, J., Makara, K. A., Fishman, B. J. and Hong, Y.-I. (2015) Does higher education foster critical and creative learners? An exploration of two universities in South Korea and the USA. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(1), pp. 131-146. (doi:10.1080/07294360.2014.892477)

Gonida, E. N., Karabenick, S. A., Makara, K. A. and Hatzikyriakou, G. A. (2014) Perceived parent goals and student goal orientations as predictors of seeking or not seeking help: does age matter? Learning and Instruction, 33, pp. 120-130. (doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2014.04.007)

Ryan, A. M., Shim, S. S. and Makara, K. A. (2013) Changes in academic adjustment and relational self-worth across the transition to middle school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(9), pp. 1372-1384. (doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9984-7)

Stoloff, M., McCarthy, M., Keller, L., Varfolomeeva, V., Lynch, J., Makara, K. , Simmons, S. and Smiley, W. (2010) The undergraduate psychology major: an examination of structure and sequence. Teaching of Psychology, 37(1), pp. 4-15. (doi:10.1080/00986280903426274)

Book Sections

Makara, K. and Karabenick, S. (2017) Longitudinal high school research revealed: using surveys to assess student motivation and social networks. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2 [online]. SAGE Publications. (doi:10.4135/9781473977747)

Makara, K. A. and Karabenick, S. A. (2013) Characterizing sources of academic help in the age of expanding educational technology: a new conceptual framework. In: Karabenick, S. A. and Puustinen, M. (eds.) Advances in Help-Seeking Research and Applications: The Role of Emerging Technologies. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC, pp. 37-72. ISBN 9781623963347

Cortina, K. S., Makara, K. A. and Gruehn, S. (2010) Learning motivation around the globe: how universal is the role of teacher support? In: Bos, W., Klieme, E. and Köller, O. (eds.) Schulische Lerngelegenheiten und Kompetenzentwicklung. Waxmann: Münster, pp. 195-206. ISBN 9783830923589

Research Reports or Papers

Elliot, D. L., Houston, M. , Makara, K. and Reid, K. (2017) ESRC IAA Workshop: Towards Maximising International PhD Students' Experience: Extended Summary. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Makara Fuller, K. (2016) Examining the Academic and Social Goals of Adolescents Who Excel Academically, Socially, in Both Areas, and in Neither. International Conference on Motivation, Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-27 Aug 2016. (Unpublished)

Makara Fuller, K. and Karabenick, S. (2015) Teacher Help-Seeking Beliefs and Help-Seeking Networks. 16th European Association for Research on Learning and Teaching Conference (EARLI), Limassol, Cyprus, 25-29 Aug 2015. (Unpublished)

Makara Fuller, K. A., Fishman, B., Karabenick, S. A. and Teasley, S. (2015) Students’ interpersonal connections with peers and staff at the start of higher education. International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015.

Makara, K. A. and Karabenick, S. A. (2014) The Role of Social Goals in Students’ Academic Help Seeking and Help Giving Among Peers. American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 03-07 Apr 2014. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Elliot, D., Baumfield, V., Reid, K. and Makara Fuller, K. (2016) Critical Insights from Successful International Student Sojourners. In: American Educational Research Association Conference (AERA), Washington DC, USA, 8-12 Apr 2016, (Unpublished)

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