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Researcher: Shelley, B (Dr Becky Shelley)

Fields of Research

Other education
Political science
Education policy
International relations
Social change
Sociology of education
Social policy
Continuing and community education
Social geography
Secondary education
Specialist studies in education
Public policy
Comparative government and politics
Education systems
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Higher education
Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Health promotion
Primary health care
Education assessment and evaluation
Industrial and employee relations
Policy and administration
Impacts of tourism
Communication technology and digital media studies
Tourism policy
Early childhood education
Political theory and political philosophy
Primary education
Tourism marketing
Community child health
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Technical, further and workplace education
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
Behavioural economics
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Computer vision and multimedia computation
Child and adolescent development
Comparative and cross-cultural education
Causes and prevention of crime
Political economy and social change
Information systems philosophy, research methods and theory
Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Globalisation and culture
Public health
Preventative health care
Family care

Research Objectives

Learner and learning
Other education and training
Equity and access to education
Expanding knowledge in human society
Socio-cultural issues in tourism
International relations
Expanding knowledge in education
Policies and development
Children's services and childcare
Government and politics
Other culture and society
Schools and learning environments
Behaviour and health
Other law, politics and community services
International organisations
Teacher and instructor development
Social class and inequalities
Health education and promotion
Political systems
Justice and the law
Economic issues in tourism
Macro labour market issues
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Neonatal and child health
Pacific Peoples community services
Overweight and obesity
Teaching and curriculum
International political economy (excl. international trade)
Preference, behaviour and welfare
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Civics and citizenship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Women's and maternal health
Social structure and health
Community services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'School is not for me': young people's perceptions of being a self-directed learner in a small rural Tasmanian town; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
ACEL TAS Public Discourse Award of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders
An Evaluation of the Launceston Big Picture School: Executive Summary and Report
Baby Talk; Communicating: The Heart of Literacy
Benefits of turnaround programs for disadvantaged youth: Reframing accountabilities; Journal of Youth Studies Conference
Bigger things: evaluation 2016
Child Maltreatment, Violence, Offending, and Educational Outcomes: Review of the Literature
Child-friendly summary - Child-Centred Workshop
Child-friendly summary - Child-Centred Workshop #1
Child-friendly summary of findings from children's participation in workshops evaluating an informal learning program (Children's University Tasmania) - Primary School #2, Hobart TAS
Children as researchers: wild things and the dialogic imagination; Childhood
Children’s Voices and the Dialogic Imagination; Encyclopedia of Teacher Education
Comparing Children's University Tasmania and Asia-Malaysia
Dare to Dream: Comparative Lessons on Building Cultural Capital from Children’s University Tasmania and Children’s University Asia-Malaysia
Democratic Development in East Asia; Routledge
Democratization in East Asia: the Ambiguous role of the United Nations; Australasian Political Studies Association Conference
Devonport tips hat for graduation
Discover Children's University; 2nd Education Transforms Symposium
Education, jobs and the political economy of tourism: expectations and realities in the case of Tasmania; Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
Getting past our maths block: Interview with Sarah Gillman
Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education; Brill|Sense
HealthLit4Kids study protocol; Crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes; BMC Public Health
HealthLit4Kids: a pilot program Crossing boundaries for Positive health literacy outcomes; 2nd Education Transforms Symposium
HealthLit4Kids: Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools- Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
Inspiring the next generation of scientists: children as researchers and storytellers; Teaching Science
Interview with Lucy Breadon on ABC Radio about early childhood development
Learning at home during COVID-19: Effects on vulnerable young Australians. Independent Rapid Response Report
Learning During COVID-19 - Our Voices
Learning with the Children's University; Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education
Leveling the Playing Field? Building Cultural Capital through Learning Destinations; XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology
Listen to the Children
Playful learning? An extreme comparison of the children’s University in Malaysia and in Australia; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
Political Globalisation and the Politics of International Non-governmental Organisations: The Case of Village Democracy in China; Australian Journal of Political Science
Protest and Globalization: Media, Symbols and Audience in the Drama of Democratization; Democratization
Research and business intelligence: driving an improvement agenda across education sectors; Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Review of 'Constructing World Culture: International Nongovernmental Organizations Since 1875', John Boli and George M. Thomas (eds); Australian Journal of Political Science
Review of 'The Cultural Construction of Politics in Asia' edited by Hans Antlov and Tak-Wing Ngo; The China Journal
Serious Fun?; Essex and Kaplan Singapore Applied Learning and Teaching Conference
State of the Tourism Workforce in Tasmania; Tourism in Tasmania
Students' passport to learning adventures
System Reform in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector in Australia; Oxford Encyclopedia of School Reform
Talking point: early years are the critical ones in education
Talking Point: Rebuild tourism with Tasmanians in mind
Tasmania can improve its literacy rates but time for action is now
Tassie Researchers: child-led research and the dialogic imagination; 12th Educational Psychology Forum
Tassie Researchers: training children to be researchers: Interview with Lucy Breadon
The A-Lab: a playful circle; Playful Learning
The Children's University Tasmania: the transformative power of tourism
The dialogic negotiation of justice; Journal of Sustainable Tourism
The International Dimension of Democratisation: East Asia
The political economy of tourism: Job polarization, equity and resistance; TASA Conference 2018: Precarity, Rights and Resistance
The Politics of Human Rights in Southeast Asia; Australian Journal of Political Science
The Transformative Potential of Education; Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education
Tourism and the Tasmanian community during COVID-19
Tourism and the Tasmanian community during COVID-19
Tourism Serving the Community: Case Of The Children's University Tasmania; Tourism in Tasmania
Tourism, cultural and the transformational power of education: lessons form the Children's University Tasmania; CAUTHE 2018 Get Smart Paradoxes and Possibilities
Vulnerability as a precondition for resistance and agency: young women in a regional community; Journal of Applied Youth Studies
What can children learn through play?
What if China Doesn't Democratize? The Implications for War and Peace; The China Journal
Wild Things: Children as Researchers; Centre for Children's Rights Seminar Series 2021/22
Year 8 and Year 10 students' views and experiences in Collective Ed. schools in 2019
Your Stories: Evaluation of Launceston Big Picture School

Research Projects

Child maltreatment, violence, offending, and educational attainment: policy and practice implications for women, children, and adolescents; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Dare to Dream: Comparing experiences and learnings from Children's University in Malaysia and Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
How are Australian fathers engaging with infant feeding and what are their infant feeding practices from 0-12 months?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Increasing Educational Aspiration in Tasmania Northwest; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Collective Education - Summative evaluation
Everyone is an Artist. Utilising the Museum to Foster Childrens Creativity - A Pilot Project
Impact evaluation of the Aboriginal Student Engagement Australian School-based Apprenticeship (AES ASbA) Project
Impact evaluation of the Teacher Internship Placement Program
Impact of DoE staff completing the Graduate Certificate of Inclusive Education
Launceston Big Picture School Evaluation
Packages of Learning Evaluation
Tassie Researchers childled research

Research Candidate Supervision