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Researcher: Nailon, DL (Ms Di Nailon)

Fields of Research

Other education
Early childhood education
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Community planning
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Sociological methodology and research methods
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Higher education
Continuing and community education
Environmental sociology

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Teacher and instructor development
Neonatal and child health
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Policies and development
Children's services and childcare
Early childhood education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Challenges facing early childhood teachers in literacy education; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Changes in policy related to early childhood education and care in Australia: The journey towards pedagogical leadership; The Future of Educational Research
Constructing leadership in child care: Epistemological beliefs and trasnformational leadership; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Cultural wellbeing and respect for diversity in early childhood education; 69th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference
Enabling educators: Skills 4 Kids Cafes as professional learning; Every Child
Examining focused conversation for leading professional learning and development in early childhood: highlighting the role of evaluative stance; 2013 Australian Association of Research in Education Conference
Exploring how adults who work with young children conceptualise sustainability and describe their practice initiatives; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Generating Cultural Capital? Impacts of artists-in-residence on teacher professional learning; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Learning and leading: how beliefs about learning can be used to promote effective leadership; Development and learning in organizations
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: what do children think?
Personal epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership behaviours; Journal of Management Development
Perspectives on professional development in Australian education: some realities of standards-based professional development; International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research
Professional Learning and Development for Pedagogical Leadership in Family Day Care in Tasmania; What is Next in Educational Research?
Researching ECEC professional development: Using Kelly's repertory grid to examine changes in educators' constructs about curriculum design in early childhood settings; Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Supporting children's cultural wellbeing through arts based education; The Social Educator
The impact of professional development on early childhood educators' confidence, understanding and knowledge of education for sustainability; Environmental Education Research
Using attitude analysis to explore focused conversations for professional learning and development in early childhood; Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy
Using insights from Myers-Briggs type preferences to support early childhood pre-service teachers' personal and professional mathematical understanding; 23rd Biennial Conference of The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. and the 34th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc. (AAMT-MERGA Conference)

Research Projects

Sustainability Skills Cafes; Launceston City Council (LCC)
Waverley Community Skills 4 Kids Cafes; Department of Education Tasmania (DET)
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: What do children think?

Research Candidate Supervision