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Researcher: Shelley, RE (Dr Becky Shelley)

Fields of Research

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

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Baby Talk; Communicating: The Heart of Literacy
Bigger things: evaluation 2016
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
Discover Children's University; 2nd Education Transforms Symposium
Getting past our maths block: Interview with Sarah Gillman
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
Leveling the Playing Field? Building Cultural Capital through Learning Destinations; XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology
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
Talking point: early years are the critical ones in education
The A-Lab: a playful circle; Playful Learning
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
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

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
Impact evaluation of the Aboriginal Student Engagement Australian School-based Apprenticeship (AES ASbA) Project
Launceston Big Picture School Evaluation

Research Candidate Supervision