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About Glenda Cain

Glenda Cain is currently working as Senior lecturer (Literacy-ECE and Primary) at the University of Notre Dame Australia, teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Education. She has extensive teaching experience across all sectors as a classroom teacher in both early childhood and primary classrooms; a deputy principal; early childhood curriculum officer; and university lecturer.

Glenda has completed her Ph. D. through the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her thesis was entitled "Service-learning as a way of developing pre-service teachers’ knowledge, perception and cultural awareness of Aboriginal Education”. Her interest in Aboriginal education and service-learning has seen partnerships develop with Clontarf Aboriginal College, the Tjuntjuntjara School and community, and the Department of Child Protection and Family Support.

As a university lecturer in teacher education, Glenda has a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of educational research, issues and trends. Her effectiveness as a classroom teacher and university educator are demonstrated through the university evaluation system where student feedback has been very positive. In 2011 she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and School of Education Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, in 2012.

The ASPIRE Award for 2013, is a professional development award that enabled Glenda to present her doctoral studies at an international conference in New Orleans, in 2014.

Professional Affiliations:
Membership of:
Early Childhood Australia  (ECA)
Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)
International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER)
Society for the provision of Education in Rural Australia ( SPERA)

Community Engagement:
Red Cross Volunteer for the Soup Patrol
Department of Child Protection and Family Support "Recreational Reading Project" Coordinator
Tjuntjuntjara Service-learning Immersion Team member

In the Media:
Invited presenter on "Insight" SBS related to teaching of empathy (2014)

Positions

Present Senior Lecturer, Literacy Coordinator, The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Education, Fremantle
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Honors and Awards

  • Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (WAIER) Postgraduate Award (2013)
  • ASPIRE Award (2013)
  • School of Education Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2012)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011)
  • Lecturer of the Year (2009)

Courses

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Care)
  • Bachelor of Education ( Primary)
  • Teaching in the Primary and ECE English units.
  • Diagnostic literacy clinic within service-learning context ( Aboriginal education)
  • Teaching also in the postgraduate studies ( Graduate Certificate in ECE)


Contact Information

Dr Glenda Cain
PhD, MED, BED, Dip.Teaching
Senior Lecturer, Literacy Coordinator
Phone: 9433 0174