|2015 ‐ Present||Deputy Head of School, Research & HDR Training, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Education|
|Present||Professor, School of Education, Southern Cross University|
Honors and Awards
- AAEE Fellow (2014)
- OLT Teaching Excellence Award (2010)
- OLT Teaching Citation (2008)
- Monash University VC Teaching Excellence Award (2009)
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Early childhood Australia's best of sustainability: research, practice and theory School of Education (2013)
ECA Best of Sustainability: Research, theory and practice by Elliott, Edwards, Davis and Cutter-MacKenzie collates a range of key articles focussing on sustainability from past editions of the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood and Every ...
Experiencing environment and place through children's literature School of Education (2011)
Recent scholarship on children's literature displays a wide variety of interests in classic and contemporary children's books. While environmental and ecological concerns have led to an interest in 'ecocriticism', as yet there is little on ...
Book chapters (21)
Incorporating sustainability as a socio-scientific reality into science teacher education Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability (2015)
School students often struggle to make the connection between school science and the real world. When students are provided with opportunities to see how scientific conceptual ideas are framed within socio-scientific issues that relate to ...
Conclusions and future directions: a socio-ecological renewal The socioecological educator: a 21st century renewal of physical, health, environment and outdoor education (2014)
At the heart of this book has been the acknowledgment that there exist different ways of seeing and, consequently, different ways of knowing the world. The rich and diverse case studies that make up Part ...
Social ecology as education The socioecological educator: a 21st century renewal of physical, health, environment and outdoor education (2014)
This chapter presents the historical and foundational elements of social ecology as it relates to physical and health education, outdoor and environmental education. Four foundational concepts central to the socio-ecological educator are introduced, namely: (a) ...
Starting with stories: the power of socio-ecological narrative The socioecological educator: a 21st century renewal of physical, health, environment and outdoor education (2014)
In this first chapter we felt it important to introduce the editors of the book via a series of short autobiographical stories. In each case the author has chosen a few influential experiences that they ...
Through school: ecologising schooling: a tale of two educators The socioecological educator:a 21st century renewal of physical, health, environment and outdoor education (2014)
Drawing on two auto-ethnographic narratives, this chapter ponders and considers the environmental education dimension of the socio-ecological educator’s role. Carol’s contribution provides examples of a socio-ecological approach that she has witnessed at a small, independent ...
Making links between science and the learner’s world Learning and teaching primary science (2013)
Learning and Teaching Primary Science brings primary science to life through the stories and experiences of pre-service and practising teachers. It explores the roles of the teacher and the learner of science and examines major ...
Framing play for learning: professional reflections on the role of open-ended play in early childhood education Challenging play (2010)
This book takes a detailed look at the complex area of young children's play as it is understood in the early twenty-first century across countries such as the UK and America, the Netherlands, Australia and ...
Meeting commitments for a sustainable future Reconceptualising learning in the knowledge society (2002)
Education is key to the implementation of commitments made at the recent United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The Implementation Plan demands communication of the issues ond engagement of people in ...
A chasm in environmental education : what primary school teachers 'might' or 'might not' know Researching in contemporary educational environments (2001)
Over the past thirty years, it has often been stated that primary school education should endeavour to improve and protect the environment through produdng an 'environmentally informed, committed and active citizenry '. To this end, ...