Veronica Gardiner  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Dr Veronica Gardiner
    PhD (Disciplinary prize) | MEd (Res) | PostGrad Cert | BEd Primary Teaching (University Medalist) | BSc (Psych)

    Academic Chair of Primary Teaching (Bachelor) | Lecturer - Teaching English Curriculum and Literacies

    About me

    As an emerging body of work, my research explores and models how preservice, early career and experienced teachers navigate professional learning within local settings, as well as broader policy landscapes. To date, this research has drawn on Cultural Historical and participatory approaches, and contemporary notions of English and literacies . A qualitative case-study approach has been privileged. Implications concern systemic arrangements which support as well as hinder teachers, as they seek to develop contemporary and contextually responsive professional practices.

    Teaching area

    Unit Coordinator

    • EDN235 Teaching English and Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary, Murdoch University
    • EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice
    • Lecture support BED100 Ideas in Education | BED150 Understanding Teacher’s Work | EDN114 Thinking Mathematically 

    Curriculum design and innovation

    • Disciplinary Lead: e-portfolios and Educational Technologies in Initial Teacher Education (2019/2020)
    • Course Development Team – Bachelor Primary Teaching B1382 (2019/2020)
    • Course-level Accreditation Team – Bachelor Primary Teaching B1382 (2019/2020)

    Previous teaching 

    Veronica has taught in a variety of undergraduate units in the past 8 years including:

    • BED100 Ideas in Education | BED150 Understanding Teacher’s Work | EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching | EDN114 Thinking Mathematically | EDU331/3311 Schooling and Society | EDU286 Primary Curriculum SOSE.

    Unit co-writing

    Veronica is routinely involved in undergraduate unit and course-level design in her role as Academic Chair.

    Veronica has additionally co-designed postgraduate units in the past 8 years including:

              EDN563 Literacy and Learning | EDU464/664 Reading through Multiliteracies

     

     

     

    Research areas

    Preservice, early career and experienced teacher professional learning; teaching English and literacies; Cultural Historical theories and associated methodologies; policy enactment; participatory research methodology.

    Active contribution to and participation in national and international special interest networks:

    • Cultural Historical Activity Theory (Dr John Cripps Clark, Deakin University)
    • Contemporary Vygotskian research approaches informed by authentic Russian scholarship and (re)translation of Vygotsky’s works (Assoc Prof Nikolai Veresov, Monash University)

    Current projects

    • Pilot Study (2020 – present) – Perceptions of online spaces for teaching and learning in preservice teacher education: opportunities, challenges and innovations during the COVID-19 crisis. Granted – WAIER Research Grant (August 2020). Lead Dr Veronica Gardiner, Co-Investigator Assoc Prof Wendy Cumming-Potvin.
    • CIVIC Mind (2020 – present). A collaboration between Western Australian Universities and the Western Australian Mental Health Corp (WAMH-Corp). Project Lead – Assoc Prof Judy MacCallum | Co-Investigators Assoc Prof Wendy Cumming-Potvin, Assoc Prof Peter Wright, Assoc Prof Dorit Maor, Dr Sandra Hesterman, Dr Veronica Gardiner.
    • Discipline of Education Initiative (2020-2023): ERA 2023 Working Group
    • Discipline of Education Initiative (2019 – present): Perspectives of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – A Special Issue. Granted $10 0000 (June 2019), Murdoch University College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Office of the Dean of Research. Project Lead – Dr Veronica Gardiner | Project Team – Professor Timothy Teo, Dr Natasha Rappa, Dr Anabela Malpique.
    • Discipline of Education Initiative (2019 – present): Enriching preservice teacher learning through e-portfolios. Project Lead Dr Sue Ledger (Head of Discipline) | Co-Investigator Assoc Prof Peter Whipp, Dr Silvia Dewiyanti, Dr Veronica Gardiner.

    Veronica has engaged in a variety of other research activities in the past 8 years, including:

    • Research Assistant (2013 – 2016) - Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (CRC): Technologies for Supportive Communities (www.yawcrc.org.au/research) Project Manager: Dr Jenny Robinson (R.M.I.T.). Multiliteracies/LGBT Project : Principal Researcher Assoc. Prof. Wendy Cumming-Potvin (M.U.) and Co-Researchers Prof. Wayne Martino (U.W.O. Canada) and Dr. Jane Pearce (M.U.).

    Awards and grants

    2020 Western Australian Institute of Educational Research (WAIER) Research Grant (August 2020)

    2020 Discipline of Education prize for Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation in the past two years (Education)

    2020 Top 10% of teaching staff student surveys of teaching for 2019, Murdoch University.

    2019 Discipline of Education Initiative: Perspectives of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – A Special Issue. Granted $10 0000 (June 2019), Murdoch University College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education, Office of the Dean of Research.

    Previous Professional and Academic Awards:

    2015  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (full scholarship with top-up), PhD, Murdoch University.

    2011  Postgraduate Commendation, School of Education, Murdoch University

    2010  Celebrated Teacher, Western Australian College of Teachers (WACOT).

    2006  University Medalist, Murdoch University.

    2006  School of Education Prize Best Final Practicum

     

     

    Invited presentations

    • Gardiner, V. (2020). Integrating simulated teaching, placement and PebblePad workbooks. PebblePad Simulations Webinar, 16th September, PebblePad UK.
    • Gardiner, V. (2020). Growing connections: simulated teaching and cyclic preservice teacher reflection. PebblePad in Education Webinar, 19th August, PebblePad Australia.
    • Gardiner, V. (2020). Enticing student engagement in online spaces: Webinars, PebblePad workbooks and relational teaching. Sharing and Showcasing Learning & Teaching Online, 26th June, PVCE and LEAD Academy, Murdoch University.
    • Gardiner, V. (2020). What if it could be amazing? Reflections on the PhD journey and academic horizons. Research Inspiration Series [online], 17th June, Murdoch Dubai and Singapore.

    Veronica has presented on a variety of other topics during the past 8 years, including:

    • Gardiner, V. (2017). Early career teaching: mapping professional participation and constructing professional identity. Mondays@Murdoch Public Lecture, 28th August 2017, Murdoch University, Western Australia.
    • Cumming-Potvin, W., Gardiner, V., & Potvin, D. (2014). Professional Literacies: What’s in your teacher bag? Pre-service Teacher Professional Learning Event: Positive Professional Engagement, Notre Dame University, Fremantle, Western Australia.
    • Gardiner, V. (2010). Resilience strategies for parents. Principal Invited Presentation – Bicton Primary School, Parent and Teacher Community, Bicton, Western Australia.

    Professional and community service

    Associate Editor (2019 – present) 

    • Issues in Educational Research (IIER) 
    Disciplinary/Professional Partnerships
    • Partnership School Academic.
     Committees 
    • Committee member (2020 – present) - Western Australian Institute of Educational Research (WAIER)
    • Annual Research Forum Coordinator (2016 to 2017) – Western Australian Institute of Educational Research (WAIER)
    Memberships
    • Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
    • Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
    Fully Registered Teacher 
    • Teacher Registration Board WA (TRBWA)

     


     

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Principal Supervisor:

    • Jay Graham

    Co-supervisor:

    • Terry Phipson

    Co-supervisor (MERC – All Saints):

    • Bradley Middleton
    • Amanda Lin

    Co-supervisor (MERC – MLC):

    • Belinda Bath
    • Oliver Keys

    Advisory Chair (role discontinued by Murdoch University 2020):

    • Sarah Jennings
    • Genevieve Milnes

     

     

    Publications

    Journals

    • Merga, M., Gardiner, V., (2018), The role of whole school literacy policies supporting reading engagement in Australian schools, English in Australia, 53, 3, pages 37 - 50.
    • Gardiner, V., Cumming-Potvin, W., Glass, C., (2017), More than Standardisation: Teachers ProfessionalLiteracy Learning in Australia?, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42, 10, pages 93 - 107.
    • Gardiner, V., Cumming-Potvin, W., (2015), Conceptual and contextual contradictions: How a group of primary school teachers negotiated professional learning in a multiliteracies book club, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40, 7, pages 15 - 31.
    • Gardiner, V., Cumming-Potvin, W., Hesterman, S., (2013), Professional learning in a scaffolded 'multiliteracies book club': Transforming primary teacher participation, Issues in Educational Research, 23, 3, pages 357 - 374.

    Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

    • Gardiner, V. (2018). Escaping standardised and commercialised ‘states of mind’: Early career primary teaching, professional learning and the art of teaching English. In: Australian Association for the Teaching of English conference 2018: The Art of English, 8 – 11 July 2018, Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.
    • Merga, M., & Gardiner, V. (2018). A whole-school approach to reading engagement. In: Australian Association for the Teaching of English conference 2018: The Art of English, 8 – 11 July 2018, Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.
    • Cumming-Potvin, W., & Gardiner, V. (2018). Opening conversations about LGBTQI rights. In: Australian Association for the Teaching of English conference 2018: The Art of English, 8 – 11 July 2018, Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.
    • Gardiner, V. (2016). The wicked problem of responsive research design: Shifting early career primary teacher professional learning and dialogues about literacy. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016, Transforming Education Research, 27th November to 1st December 2016, MCG Melbourne, Victoria.
    • Gardiner, V. (2016). The wicked problem of responsive research design: Shifting early career primary teacher professional learning and dialogues about literacy. In: ISCAR/AARE Australian Symposium 2016, 2nd to 3rd December 2016, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria.
    • Gardiner, V. (2015). A Nexus for Professional Literacy Learning with Graduate Teachers: Multiliteracies and Cultural Historical Activity Theory. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2015, 29th November to 3rd December, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
    • Cumming-Potvin, W., Martino, W., & Gardiner, V. (2015). Developing Inclusive School Communities: From Heteronormativity to Hope through Multiliteracies, Queer and Trans Theory. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2015, 29th November to 3rd December, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
    • Cumming-Potvin, W., Martino, W., & Gardiner, V. A. (2014). Researching gender and sexual diversity in educational communities: Methodological challenges and possibilities. Paper presented at Gender and Education in the Asia-Pacific: Possibilities and Provocations, 9th to 11th December 2014, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne Australia.
    • Gardiner, V., Cumming-Potvin, W., & Hesterman, S. (2012). Transforming professional learning: Scaffolding primary school teachers in a multiliteracies book club. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Research Forum (Western Australian Institute of Educational Research Inc.), Transforming Practice: The Value of Educational Research, 11th August 2012, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia.

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