Jacqui's current role in the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation revolves around curriculum design and researching transdisciplinary learning.
Jacqui spent the first 10 years of her professional career working as a Chartered Accountant and later specialised as a corporate tax consultant, with particular expertise around the taxation of cross-border transactions. She then moved into the higher education sector first as a tax academic and then turning her focus to the area of professional learning.
In addition to typical teaching responsibilities in academia, Jacqui has developed an expertise in curriculum design; she has initiated, designed, developed, maintained and reviewed numerous new undergraduate and postgraduate higher education programs and courses in the areas of tax and education over the past twenty years.
Her experience extends beyond academic programs to include work-based programs and continuing education. In particular, Jacqui also has extensive experience in working with organisations to design bespoke professional learning experience including professional bodies and public sector organisations in Australia and internationally such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Taxation Office, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia, The Thai Tax Judges and China’s State Tax Administration.
Jacqui’s research and practice in professional learning has predominantly focused on developing capacity in workers (career development and leadership) as well as organisation performance and change, both in the context of higher education and the workplace more generally.
Can supervise: YES
Jacqui’s research interests are in professional and workplace learning and practice. In particular, Jacqui seeks to develop and employ a holistic conceptualisation of learning and explore the implications for the way we conceive of learning in relation to work and education as a result.
Some of Jacqui's current research relates to:
Transdisciplinary learning and practice
Professional learning and practice
Diploma in Innovation
Bachelor of Technology & Innovation
Filstad, C & McManus, J 2011, 'Transforming knowledge to knowing at work: the experiences of newcomers', International Journal of Lifelong Education, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 763-780.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
McManus, JE, Hansford, A, Hasseldine, J & Walpole, M 2007, 'VAT and GST: A comparative review of tax audits.', British Tax Review, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 87-95.
Collier, K & McManus, J 2005, 'Setting up learning partnerships in vocational education and training: lessons learnt', The Journal of Vocational Education and Training, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 251-273.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
The authors of this article were involved in designing and delivering a vocational education and training (VET) program for employees of a large Australian government agency. Learning partnerships were included as an integral part of this program and research was conducted to determine whether learning partnerships could be used effectively in workplace training. The initial research findings confirmed that, despite the differences between higher education (HE) and VET, learning partnerships could be successfully used in VET. As the program was repeated several times, the authors were provided with an opportunity to conduct developmental research on how to set up successful learning partnerships in a VET program. This article reports on what helped and hindered the integration of learning partnerships in the program. Some of the issues explored include: how to best structure learning partnerships to encourage participation; the desirable qualities of an effective learning partner; and the critical role played by the facilitator in setting up learning partnerships.
Collier, K & McManus, J 2005, 'Bridging the gap: the use of learning partnerships to enhance workplace learning', Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 7-16.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This paper examines the use of peer learning strategies and in particular learning partnerships, in a training program. Learning partnerships in this context are learning relationships involving occasional meetings in which students support each others learning. (Sampson & Cohen, 2001, cited in Boud et al., 2001, p. 40). They attempt to stimulate, promote and engage individuals in effective problem solving, reflection and other forms of higher order thinking with their partners. Learning partnerships are traditionally employed in higher education to support student learning and usually as involves one to one interactions. However in this program, learning partnerships and allied strategies were embedded to help participants extend and apply their skills in learning how to learn. The intention was that once these skills were developed, participants would be better equipped to transfer their learning into the workplace. The research analyses the level of success of the learning strategies employed, especially the use of learning partnerships in the transfer of learning to the workplace.
McManus, JE 2010, 'Developing Capacity in Workers: A pre-condition for lifelong learning.' in Jackson, S (ed), Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning, Routledge, London, pp. 224-243.
McManus, JE 2006, 'Enhancing tax auditors' capability: tackling tax non-compliance head on.' in McKerchar, M & Walpole, M (eds), Further Global Challenges in Tax Administration, Fiscal Publications, Birmingham, pp. 227-242.
McManus, JE 2005, 'Choosing the right organisation for VAT administration: the impact of the VAT design.' in Fisher, R & Walpole, M (eds), Global Challenges in Tax Administration..
McManus, JE & Fisher, R 2004, 'The Long and Winding Road: A Century of Centralisation in Australian Tax.' in Studies in the History of Tax Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford.
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McManus, JE 2017, 'Differenciation in Professional Practice: making a difference in learning', 3rd International Professional Practice, Education and Learning Conference, Linköping University, Sweden.
McManus, JE 2015, 'Tensions between best practice e-learning and scalable cost-effective accounting education', Australian Department of Education Educating Online Workshop, Kuala Lumpar Malaysia.
McManus, JE 2012, 'Learning as Becoming: A universal language of learning.', Annual Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, University of Sydney.
McManus, JE 2012, 'Exploring Learning as a Process of Becoming: Implications for continuing professional development.', Professional Practice Education and Learning (ProPEL) Conference, University of Sterling, Scotland.
McManus, JE 2011, 'Learning with Feeling.', Annual Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Hobart, Tasmania.
McManus, JE 2011, 'A New Wave of Sensation: The role of emotion in critical reflection.', International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, Hull, England, pp. 1-16.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
This paper is a first attempt at outlining a conceptualisation of critical thinking that foregrounds the role of emotion. Building on a relational and interdependent perspective (as opposed to the traditional technical-rational view), it is proposed that greater awareness of emotions and the information they are conveying to us (emotional literacy) is something that would enhance the process and impact (or result) of critical reflection and contribute a significant advancement of the conceptualisation of the approach.
McManus, JE, Brown, M, Withers, E & Down, C 2011, 'Pedagogical Practices Across The Tertiary Sector: Summarising The Literature On The Pedagogical Support of Students Moving From VET Into Higher Education.', 14th Annual Australian Vocational Education ad Training Research Association (AVETRA) Conference, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association Annual Conference, Melbourne.
McManus, JE & Filstad, C 2009, 'Knowledge as a question of knowing at work: implications for learning to become professional.', 6th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Roskilde University, Denmark.
McManus, JE 2008, 'Drawing the Many Senses of Organisational Learning and Knowing Together: An holistic approach.', 2nd International Conference on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, University of Aarhus, Copenhagen.
McManus, JE 2007, 'Developing Workers' Capacity: a new approach to workplace learning.', 5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
McManus, JE & Beckett, D 2006, 'Spinoza, Selfhood and the Australian Taxation Office: 'Where there's a will…there's a reason'.', Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, University of Sydney.
McManus, JE 2006, 'Transforming Productive Reflection in the workplace into Productive Learning: a practical approach.', Beyond Reflective Practice Symposium, University of Leeds, UK.
McManus, JE & McKerchar, M 2005, Report on Review of Compliance Strategic Approach Undertaken by New South Wales Office of State Revenue Compliance Division to Minimise the Loss of Pay-roll Tax Revenue Through Non-Compliance..
McManus, JE & Warren, N 2005, GST Gap in Australia.
McManus, JE, Warren, N & le Couteur, P 2002, Review of Employers' Compliance with Workers Compensation Premiums and Pay-roll Tax in NSW, Commissioned by WorkCover Authority of NSW and NSW Office of State Revenue.
McManus, JE, Warren, N & le Couteur, P 2002, Review of Employers' Compliance with Workers Compensation Premiums and Pay-roll Tax in NSW.