Miss Murni Sianturi

Miss Murni Sianturi

Casual Academic

Master of Education, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan (2016)
Teacher Certification, State University of Medan, Indonesia (2014)
Bachelor of Education, State University of Medan, Indonesia (2011)

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Murni Sianturi is an Indigenous researcher who has worked with Indigenous communities for several years. She is currently a Scientia PhD Candidate at the School of Social Sciences, the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on issues affecting Indigenous West Papuan students, especially in mathematics learning, identity, and culture. Based on her experience in teaching mathematics at all school levels and a local university, her work is focused on schooling practices and Indigenous students' identities that influence their learning experiences, outcomes, culture, and identities. She is working on a research project regarding the use of technology to facilitate partnerships between schools and Indigenous West Papuan parents.

She has a track record of winning research grants. During her career, she has served as a CI on more than sixteen research projects, managing projects and teams.  A variety of methods have been employed in her studies, e.g., action research, case studies, ethnography, quantitative and mixed methods. The experience she has gained from teaching at schools and participating in numerous joint initiatives with Indigenous communities, the government, NGOs, and other educational institutions encourages her to bring Indigenous perspectives to educational discussions and enhances her ability to forge strong partnerships. Her research and publication, e.g., scholarly articles published in reputable journals, books and other creative works, have contributed to the global scientific forum, the education system and Indigenous communities.

Location
G.14 Robert Webster Building
  • Books | 2019
    Sianturi M, 2019, Geometri dan Pengukuran di Pendidikan Dasar, CV ALFABETA, Bandung
    Books | 2018
    Sianturi M; Au Hurit A, 2018, Easy Math: Senangnya Belajar Perkalian di Kampung Wendu, CV ALFABETA, Bandung
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Sianturi M; Hurit AA, 2024, '‘I want to read this book again!’ decolonizing children’s literature to support indigenous children in reading and mathematics learning', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 45, pp. 338 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07256868.2023.2247345
    Journal articles | 2024
    Werang BR; Agung AAG; Jampel IN; Gading IK; Jim EL; Asaloei SI; Sianturi M, 2024, 'Exploring the Simultaneous Impact of Parental Support, School Environment, Teacher Morale, and Student Learning Motivation on Student Academic Performance', International Journal of Religion, 5, pp. 510 - 520, http://dx.doi.org/10.61707/125w8p12
    Journal articles | 2023
    Astawan IG; Suarjana IM; Werang BR; Asaloei SI; Sianturi M; Elele EC, 2023, 'STEM-BASED SCIENTIFIC LEARNING AND ITS IMPACT ON STUDENTS’ CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY', Jurnal Pendidikan IPA Indonesia, 12, pp. 482 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.15294/jpii.v12i3.46882
    Journal articles | 2023
    Lumban Gaol NT; Lumban Tobing L; Pardede VW; Bukidz DP; Sianturi M; Purba EF, 2023, 'Deductive Thematic Analysis of Educational Leadership Styles in Indonesian Religious School', Jurnal Kependidikan: Jurnal Hasil Penelitian dan Kajian Kepustakaan di Bidang Pendidikan, Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran, 9, pp. 1007 - 1007, http://dx.doi.org/10.33394/jk.v9i3.8790
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sianturi M; Lee JS; Cumming TM, 2023, 'Shifting the belief of the “hard-to-reach parents” to “reachable parents”: Parent-teacher collaboration within schools in a post-colonial country', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 97, pp. 101892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2023.101892
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sianturi M; Lee JS; Cumming TM, 2023, 'Strengthening Indigenous parents’ co-leadership through culturally responsive home-school partnerships: a practical implementation framework', Pedagogy, Culture and Society, ahead-of-print, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2023.2272746
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sianturi M; Lee JS; Cumming TM, 2023, 'Using technology to facilitate partnerships between schools and Indigenous parents: A narrative review', Education and Information Technologies, 28, pp. 6141 - 6164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10639-022-11427-4
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sianturi M; Chiang C-L; Sumarsono A, 2022, 'The preservation of the identity and culture of the Indigenous Lanninese people of West Papua, Indonesia, through education', Cultura y Educación. Culture and Education, 34, pp. 424 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11356405.2022.2034287
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sianturi M; Lee JS; Cumming TM, 2022, 'A systematic review of Indigenous parents' educational engagement', Review of Education, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3362
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sianturi M; Suliantin R; Fitrianti H, 2022, 'Relationships Between Cognitive Styles and Indigenous Students’ Mathematics Academic Outcomes', Journal of Learning for Development, 9, pp. 528 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.56059/jl4d.v9i3.684
    Journal articles | 2019
    Saragih GBA; Palobo M; Sianturi M, 2019, 'ANALISIS FAKTOR-FAKTOR YANG MEMPENGARUHI SISWA DALAM MENGERJAKAN PEKERJAAN RUMAH MATEMATIKA SISWA MADRASAH ALIYAH AL-MUNAWWAROH MERAUKE TAHUN AKADEMIK 2017/2018', Musamus Journal of Mathematics Education, 1, pp. 62 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.35724/mjme.v1i2.1371
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sianturi M; A N, 2019, 'The Effects of Smartphone on Students’ Learning at National Dong Hwa University', Journal of Social and Development Sciences, 9, pp. 9 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.22610/jevr.v9i2(v).2790
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sumarsono A; Sianturi M, 2019, 'Peluang Media Interaktif dalam Menunjang Efektivitas Pembelajaran Tematik di Sekolah Dasar', Jurnal Pendidikan Edutama, 6, pp. 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.30734/jpe.v6i2.353
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wulandari P; Nurhayati N; Sianturi M, 2019, 'PENGEMBANGAN LEMBAR KEGIATAN SISWA BERBASIS DISCOVERY LEARNING UNTUK MENINGKATKAN BERPIKIR KREATIF', Musamus Journal of Mathematics Education, 1, pp. 80 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.35724/mjme.v1i2.1374
    Journal articles | 2018
    Irianti WS; Meirista E; Sianturi M, 2018, 'PERBANDINGAN EFEKTIVITAS PENDEKATAN PEMBELAJARAN SAVI DAN KONTEKSTUAL DITINJAU DARI PRESTASI BELAJAR MATEMATIKA SISWA KELAS VIII SMP MUHAMMADIYAH MERAUKE', Musamus Journal of Mathematics Education, 1, pp. 30 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.35724/mjme.v1i1.782
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sianturi M; Chiang CL; Hurit AA, 2018, 'Impact of a place-based education curriculum on indigenous teacher and students', International Journal of Instruction, 11, pp. 311 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/iji.2018.11122a
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sumarsono A; Sianturi M, 2018, 'Implementation Interactive Media and Characterized Meme Media: A Comparation Study', Journal of Social and Development Sciences, 9, pp. 10 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.22610/jevr.v9i1.2557
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sianturi M; Lin H-H, 2017, 'Effects of Student's Grade to Teacher's Teaching: a Case Study in an Indigenous Classroom', Journal of Education and Vocational Research, 7, pp. 6 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.22610/jevr.v7i4(v).1504
  • Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Sianturi M; Hurit AA, 2022, 'Integrating Indigenous Students’ Funds of Knowledge to Introduce Multiplication with a Picture Storybook', in The 10th European Conference on Education (ECE2022), IAFOR, London, UK, presented at The 10th European Conference on Education (ECE2022), London, UK, 14 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
    Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Sianturi M; Lee J-S; Cumming TM, 2022, 'Partnerships between Indigenous parents and schools: A systematic review', in WIPCE - 2022, Adelaide Convention Centre, presented at The World Indigenous Conference on Education 2022, Adelaide Convention Centre, 26 September 2022 - 30 September 2022
    Conference Abstracts | 2022
    Sianturi M; Nggaruaka T, 2022, 'Indigenous ways of educating: Are they primitive or culturally responsive?', in Konferensi Nasional Etnoparenting, Bandung, presented at Konferensi Nasional Etnoparenting, Bandung, 22 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Sianturi M; Chiang C-L, 2021, 'Indigenous Student’s Sense of Place and Place-Based Education: Acknowledging Place Through Education', in The 7th Asian Conference on Education and International Development, ACEID 21: March 22-24 , 2021 Held Online from Tokyo, Japan Programme and Abstract, Tokyo, Japan, presented at The 7th Asian Conference on Education and International Development, Tokyo, Japan, 22 March 2021 - 24 March 2021, https://iafor.org/archives/conference-programmes/aceid/aceid-programme-2021.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nur AS; Fitrianti H; Sianturi M; Irianto MSQ, 2018, 'HOTS Test Construction Based on Orientation to The 2013 Curriculum Assessment Standards', in Witjaksono AD; Tandyonomanu D; Awaru AOT; Pangalila T; Tsuroyya ; Fauzi AF (eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES (ICSS 2018), Atlantis Press, Bali, INDONESIA, pp. 1337 - 1342, presented at 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS), Bali, INDONESIA, 18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.282
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nur’aini KD; Suryani DR; Riyana M; Mukhaiyar U; Sianturi M; Nurvitasari E, 2018, 'Correspondence Analysis To Identify Alumni Profiles A Case Study on ITB Alumni Class of 2008', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology (ICST 2018), Atlantis Press, presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology (ICST 2018), 18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/icst-18.2018.175
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Palobo M; Sianturi M; Marlissa I; Purwanty R; Dadi O; Nur AS, 2018, 'Analysis of Teachers' Difficulties on Developing Curriculum 2013 Lesson Plans', in Witjaksono AD; Tandyonomanu D; Awaru AOT; Pangalila T; Tsuroyya ; Fauzi AF (eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES (ICSS 2018), Atlantis Press, Bali, INDONESIA, pp. 1319 - 1324, presented at 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS), Bali, INDONESIA, 18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.278
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Suryani DR; Nengsih LW; Sianturi M; Nur ‘Aini KD; Meirista E, 2018, 'An Analysis of Grade IV’s Error on Whole Number based on Newman Procedure’s Cognitive Style', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology (ICST 2018), Atlantis Press, presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Technology (ICST 2018), 18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/icst-18.2018.172

2023: HDR Thesis Editing and Proofreading Fund from Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW (2023)
2022: Journal articles grant, School of Social Sciences, UNSW  
2022: Research output, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture, UNSW  
2022: HDR Essential Research Scheme grant, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture, UNSW  
2020-present: Scientia scholarship for PhD program, School of Social Sciences, UNSW
2018: Journal articles grant, DIPA Musamus University  
2018: Research grant, DIPA Musamus University  
2017: Journal articles grant, DIPA Musamus University  
2017: Research grant, DIPA Musamus University  
2014-2016: Scholarship for Master program, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan.
2015: Research grant, Lanny Jaya Regency  
2013-2014: Scholarship funding for Teacher Profession Education program, State University of Medan, Indonesia

2024: Research output, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture, UNSW 
2023: Won the Editor’s Choice Category in the Education and Culture Fields, The Conversation Indonesia (TCID) Author Awards 2023
2023: Research output, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture, UNSW 
2022: Research output, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture, UNSW
2020-present: UNSW, Scientia scholarship
2014-2016: National Dong Hwa University, graduate research scholarship
2014: Outstanding student, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
2013-2014: State University of Medan, Teacher Education Program
2014: Writing competition (4th Place), State University of Medan

February 2020 – present: Technology and family-school partnerships
June – December 2022: Using coaching skills in a data collection method
December 2021 – June 2022: A narrative review of the use of technology in home-school partnerships
March – November 2021: A systematic review of Indigenous parental engagement
May – August 2021: Using technology in home-school partnerships during Covid-19
January – July 2019: Indigenous students' cognitive styles and mathematics academic outcomes
January – July 2019: Indigenous students' cognitive styles and mathematical story problems
July – December 2018: Developing an integrative media for primary students
September 2017 – February 2018: Developing a picture storybook for Indigenous West Papuan students
April – July 2017: Research on fundamental mathematics ability of Indigenous West Papuans pre-service teachers 
July – September 2015: Ethnography study on Indigenous ways of educating
March – September 2015: Developing a curriculum entitled Who is Papuan 
February – June 2015: A literature review on place-based education     
September 2014 – January 2015: Indigenous classroom ethnography research
April – June 2014: The effects of smartphones on students’ learning at National Dong Hwa University
November 2010 – January 2011: The implementation of a genius learning strategy 

Scientific Journal Roles
2020-present: Editorial Board Member, Studies in Philosophy of Science and Education
2018-2019: Editor in Chief, Musamus Journal of Mathematics Education
2022-present: Reviewer, Journal of Learning for Development
2022-present: Reviewer, Education and Information Technologies
2017-present: Reviewer, International Journal of Instruction


Academic Forum Memberships
2022-present: Ethnoparenting Indonesia
2021-present: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

Social Community
2017-present: Founder, Merauke Teacher Center (MTC)

My Teaching

SRAP5101-Research Methods and Project Design (T1 24) (Seminar Leader/Co-lecturer)
ARTS2821-Colonialism: Resistance, Justice and Transition (T1 24) (Tutor)
SOSS2001-Qualitative Research Methods (T1 24) (Tutor)