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Researcher: Shelley, RE (Dr Becky Shelley)

Fields of Research

International Relations
Political Science
Education Policy
Social Change
Social and Cultural Geography
Comparative Government and Politics
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Public Policy
Specialist Studies in Education
Education Systems
Secondary Education
Social Policy
Sociology of Education
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Community Child Health
Impacts of Tourism
Health Promotion
Policy and Administration
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Continuing and Community Education
Industrial Relations
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Multimedia Programming
Primary Health Care
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Causes and Prevention of Crime
Globalisation and Culture
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Family Care

Research Objectives

Education and Training
International Relations
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Equity and Access to Education
Children's/Youth Services and Childcare
International Organisations
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Cultural Understanding
Government and Politics
Behaviour and Health
Learner Development
Teacher and Instructor Development
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Health Education and Promotion
Child Health
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
School/Institution Community and Environment
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Education and Training Systems
Social Class and Inequalities
Law, Politics and Community Services
Political Systems
Learner and Learning Achievement
Learner and Learning Processes
Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Civics and Citizenship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Baby Talk; Communicating: The Heart of Literacy
Bigger things: evaluation 2016
Child Maltreatment, Violence, Offending, and Educational Outcomes: Review of the Literature
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
Early childhood development and training children to be researchers: Interview with Lucy Breadon
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
Interview with Lucy Breadon on ABC Radio about early childhood development
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
Playful learning? An extreme comparison of the children’s University in Malaysia and in Australia; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)
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
Students' passport to learning adventures
Talking point: early years are the critical ones in education
The A-Lab: a playful circle; Playful Learning
The Children's University Tasmania: the transformative power of tourism; Justice and Ethics in 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, cultural and the transformational power of education: lessons form the Children's University Tasmania; CAUTHE 2018 Get Smart Paradoxes and Possibilities
What can children learn through play?
What if China Doesn't Democratize? The Implications for War and Peace; The China Journal

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

Research Candidate Supervision