Research Candidates

Lauren Brocki

Thesis title: Early Childhood: the need for reform

Research interests and teaching expertise:

The provision of quality of Early Childhood Education and Care, quality improvement, educator qualifications, the perspectives of Early Childhood Education and Care stakeholders, Montessori education; Nordic Early Childhood education, Children's literature.

Kelly Simpson

Thesis Title: Early Childhood Teacher Preparedness: Perspectives on the Design, Development and Delivery of Initial Teacher Training Programs

Kelly Simpson

Elizabeth Makishe

Thesis Title: Can the needs of students with a DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER (DLD) academically and socially in a mainstream classroom be met using Cooperative Learning Strategies

Suzanne Grissell

Thesis title: When Tommy wore a tutu:Three Case Studies investigating educator influence countering gender stereotypes in children's career aspirations.

Research interests and teaching expertise: Early years education: Systems theory and educator influence in early years education; anti-bias, diversity and addressing gender stereotyping; and utilising early childhood resources and experiences to enhance young children's career aspirations.

Lisa Ellem

Thesis title: Adult Learning: What does the adult learner need?

Research interests and teaching expertise: Adult learning, adult education, future of adult learning in Australia, VET Sector, Higher Education and Workplace Learning. Narrative Inquiry. Critical Realism.