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Researcher: Stephenson, EA (Mrs Elspeth Stephenson)

Fields of Research

Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Special Education and Disability
Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Education
Community Planning
Educational Technology and Computing
Higher Education
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Continuing and Community Education
Community Child Health
Mental Health
Health and Community Services

Research Objectives

Teacher and Instructor Development
Pedagogy
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Learner and Learning
Children's/Youth Services and Childcare
Learner Development
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Mental Health Services
Health and Support Services
Equity and Access to Education
Preventive Medicine
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)

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
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
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: what do children think?
Professional Learning and Development for Pedagogical Leadership in Family Day Care in Tasmania; What is Next in Educational Research?
Tasmanian early childhood pre-service teachers' perceptions of e-portfolios; 2014 Hawaii international conference on education
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
Young children's voices: Developing innovative research methods; Children and Childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices

Research Projects

Improved educational engagement for children with special health care needs (SHCN): testing the user friendliness and validity of instruments for children with SHCN; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Reducing the impact of intergenerational trauma through collaborative learning. Pilot Study.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing a collaborative model to de-privatise and sustain best practice for teachers
Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: What do children think?
Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Professional Learning (PL): Participant perceptions and evaluations
Trust-based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Professional Learning (PL): Participant perceptions and evaluations

Research Candidate Supervision

Pedagogical Leadership in early Childhood Education and Care- Responding to the National Quality Framework (NQF)