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Master of Education Studies Griffith University, Australia, 1998.
Critical management, Film/TV education, Research methods, Thesis: Breaking borders, breaking moulds: Using the internet to deconstruct stereotyped identities.
Graduate Diploma of Education Griffith University, Australia, 1993.
Bachelor of Arts La Trobe University, Australia, 1992.
Romance Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Linguistics.
Bachelor of Social Sciences University of Waikato, New Zealand, 1988.
1st year only – Education (Major), Psychology, History, Philosophy, French.
Senior Projects Officer - Policy & Education (Gambling Policy Directorate, Queensland Treasury) February 2002 - February 2003.
Senior Research Officer (Commission for Children and Young People) July 2001 - February 2002.
Research Consultant: Teachers, Learners & Behaviours; seminar series evaluation (Education Queensland/Griffith University). Sept.-Nov. 2000.
Research Consultant and Liaison Officer: Net TV Education for Children (UNESCO, Paris) Sept.-Dec. 1999.
UNESCO Intern: Writing and directing video compilations for UNESCO’s Associated Schools’ Project Network (UNESCO, Paris) June-August 1999.
Project Designer and Coordinator - SOSE on the Net - Intercultural technology project with upper primary school students in 15 countries involving 500 students in South East Queensland. 1997.
Teacher Consultant (Critical Friend): 'Developing Gender Inclusive Curriculum' (Association of Women Educators' NPDP DEET-funded project - with teachers from Biggera Waters State School) 1995.
Research Assistant to Faculty Dean - Faculty of Education and the Arts, Griffith University, 1993-1997.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - Teaching
Posts of Responsibility:
IB Primary Years Programme Coordinator (PreK-5 Curriculum Manager) – 2009-present.
Senior English Coordinator – 2004-2008
Nursery English Coordinator 2003.
Coomera State School, Gold Coast, Australia. - Teacher and Teacher Librarian/Resource Centre & Communications Coordinator, 2000- 2001.
Broadbeach State School, Gold Coast, Australia. 1996-1998.
English Second Language with adults (community group, Paris, France), Feb-June, 2000.
Assist. teacher (St Mary's Primary, Apia, Western Samoa), February, 1991.
Assist. teacher (Fé y Alegría Mission School, Chiclayo, Peru), November, 1987.
K-6 English teacher (Colegio Beata Imelda, Chiclayo, Peru), April - July, 1987.
CONFERENCE/ WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
¿Qué esperamos de EDS? Buscando las pedagogías apropiadas. Panel presentation to I Encuentro Internacional sobre Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible. RCE Lima-Callao. Universidad Ricardo Palma. 10th June.
Education for Sustainable Development – Incorporating ‘projects for change’ into the curriculum. Workshop presented to 'Teachers Teaching Teachers' LAHC Schools, Colegio Altair, Lima. 11th April, 2011.
Creative Writing in the First Grade Classroom Workshop presented to 'Teachers Teaching Teachers' LAHC Schools, Newton College, Lima (2004)
Why risk it? Exploring responsible gambling in the school setting Presented to the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference, University of Queensland, 1-5 Dec. (2002)
Media, research and the rights of the child. Presented to the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference, University of Queensland, 1-5 Dec. (2002)
Gambling curriculum in Queensland schools. Presented to 12th National Conference of the National Association for Gambling Studies, Melbourne, Australia, 24 -27 November. (2002)
"Men are supposed to be strong, aggressive protectors..." Reconceptualising the 'good' father. Presented to The 4th National Men and Boys Health Conference, University of Western Sydney-Hawkesbury. 26-29 September. (2001).
'Kids in the 'kitchen': Social implications for schooling in the age of advanced computer technology' presented to the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual conference, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, 27-30 November. (1995).
Negotiating the practicum. Guest lecturer, Queensland University of Technology, March. (1995).
The 'teacher' discourse: A Freirian analysis of the student-teacher practicum Presented to Practical Experience in Professional Education 2nd National Conference, The Pan Pacific, Gold Coast, 3-5 Feb. (1995).
Performance theory and education: Locating the teacher-performer in postmodern times. Presented to the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, University of Newcastle 27 Nov. -1 Dec. (1994).
A linguistic code or a cultural good? Immersion and mainstream language students' attitudes towards multiculturalism. Presented to the International Association for Intercultural Education conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, 19-24 May. (1994).
‘Postcard from Lima', Primary and Middle Years Educator. Australian Curriculum Studies Association. (2008).
‘Tell me a story, write me a story - Developing literacy skills through drama.’ (2007).CATS IATEFL YL SIG Journal (Spring issue). (2007).
‘There is always a way back’ (2004). In, How to manage children’s challenging behaviour. Rogers, B. (Ed.) Sage Publications: London. Co-authored.
'Children, computers and life online’ In, Taking literacy into the electronic age. I. Snyder (Ed.) Sydney: Allen & Unwin. (1997). Co-authored.
‘Using the Internet for the Studies of Society and the Environment’, South Coast Studies Journal, 3. (1996).
‘The mythical downunder’ In: Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Meeting the challenge of America and beyond (A study guide). In, P. Christiansen & M. Young (Eds.) San Francisco: Caddo Gap. (1996).
‘Educational policy, politico-cultural aspirations and the future of Aboriginal education’. Forum of Education (vol. 49), no. 1. pp.33-42. (1994). Co-authored.
Various newspaper articles and interviews from 1987 - 2001 concerning culture, education and project promotions.