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

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

    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 theory, a participatory approach to teacher professional learning, and contemporary notions of literacies. A qualitative case-study approach has been privileged. Implications emerge for 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

    • Course Development Team – Bachelor Primary Teaching B1382 (2019/2020)
    • Accreditation Development Team – Bachelor Primary Teaching B1382 (2019/2020)
    • e-portfolio Development Team – Discipline of Education and Learning Innovations (2019/2020)

    Previous teaching 

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

    Unit co-writing

              EDN563 Literacy and Learning | EDU464/664 Reading through Multiliteracies

     

     

     

    Research areas

    Pre-service, early career and experienced teacher professional learning; teaching English and literacies; Cultural Historical Theory; policy enactment; participatory research methodology.

    Current projects

    • 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, Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett, Tiffany Banner.
    • Discipline of Education Initiative (2019 – present): Enriching Preservice Teacher Learning through Adoption of e-portfolios. Project Lead Dr Sue Ledger (Head of Discipline) | Co-researchers Assoc Prof Peter Whipp, Dr Silvia Dewiyanti, Veronica Gardiner.

    Previous

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

    2020 Top 10% of teaching staff in student surveys of teaching for 2019

    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. Project Lead – Veronica Gardiner | Proposal Team – Professor Timothy Teo, Dr Natasha Rappa, Dr Anabela Malpique, Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett, Tiffany Banner.

    Previous

    2015  Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (full scholarship with top-up)

    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

     

     

    Events and speaking engagements

    2018 to present

    • Disciplinary engagements as Academic Chair
    • Mondays@Murdoch Public Lectures

    Previous

    • 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 to present

    •  Issues in Educational Research (IIER)

    Primary School-partnership liaison

    Registered Teacher

    •  Teacher Registration Board WA
    Memberships
    • Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
    • Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)
    • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

     Committees 

     

    • Forum 2016/2017 Coordinator – Western Australian Institute of Educational Research (WAIER)
    • General Member – Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

     

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Co-supervisor:

    • Jay Graham   
    • Terry Phipson

    Co-supervisor (MERC – All Saints):

    • Marie Claudette Pamela Chu Yu Chee
    • Elizabeth Bowyer
    • Bradley Middleton
    • Amanda Lin

    Co-supervisor (MERC – MLC):

    • Belinda Bath
    • Jess Colquhoun
    • Oliver Keys

    Advisory Chair:

    • Ash Roberts
    • 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: TeacherÂÂs 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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