A/Prof. Bonnie Yim

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor Education (Early Childhood)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

b.yim@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72659

Biography

Dr Bonnie Yim is an Associate Professor and the Course Director of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - International (BECE-I) and the BECE (Honours) courses at Deakin University. Bonnie’s research interests include early childhood education and policy, child development, curriculum development and evaluation, cross-cultural studies, active learning engagement, and teacher education. She is an active researcher and has published widely in these areas. Bonnie has been conducting joint-research with Griffith University, RMIT, LaTrobe University, the SEED Institute in Singapore, and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (HKIVE). Bonnie is also an early years consultant in Australia, Singapore, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

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Research interests

  • Mixed method research approach
  • Data mining
  • Early childhood education and policy
  • Ecological systems theories
  • Attachment theories
  • Sociocultural theories
  • Child development
  • Teacher education and professionalism
  • Curriculum development and evaluation
  • Cross-cultural and comparative research
  • Citizenship and migration
  • Music education
  • Learning engagement of young children

Units taught

Unit Chair:

  • ECE110 & ECI110 Child Development 1
  • ECE210 & ECI210 Child Development 2
  • ECI465 Ecological perspectives for L&T in EC
  • ESE499 Independent Project
  • EXR481 Education Research Methodology
  • EXR491 Designing And Developing A Research Project
  • EXR478 Theory in Education Research
  • EXR479 Independent Reading Study
  • EXR498 Minor Thesis Part A
  • EXR499 Minor Thesis Part B

PhD - Higher Degree by Research Program

Conferences

Three most recent:

  • Yim, B. & Lee, M. (2015, 24-26 July). Technology and learning: Online resources for teacher. Paper presented at the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association 16th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Yim, H. Y. B., Paatsch, L., Moles, J., Walker-Gibbs, B., & Redpath, T. (2014). Flexible and accessible learning: The delivery of an early childhood teacher education program in regional Australia. Paper presented at the 15th Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) conference, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Ebbeck, E., & Yim, H. Y. B. (2013). Research in Singapore: A study of technology with young children. Paper presented at the Joint SELF Biennial International Conference and Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference, Singapore.

Projects

  • Using video to improve pre-service teachers' understanding of children under 3
  • Touch screen usage by young children
  • Urban play spaces for children: a cross cultural study in Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Implications of restructuring of Early Childhood Education for teacher professional development
  • Teaching and learning issues of undergraduate early childhood education courses
  • Music and Young Children: An Examination of Curriculum Practices in Early Childhood Education (aged 3-5 years) in Regional Queensland
  • Music Curriculum Practices in Early Childhood Education in China
  • Development and implementation of online social networking services (SNS) for ECE professionals: A case study in Hong Kong

Publications

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2016

Singaporean Parents' Views of Their Young Children's Access and Use of Technological Devices

M Ebbeck, H Yim, Y Chan, M Goh

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 127-134, Early Childhood Education Journal, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Parental engagement in music with young children: a cross-cultural study

H Yim, M Ebbeck

(2016), pp. 93-104, Multidisciplinary research perspectives in education: shared experiences from Australia & China, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Urban play spaces for children

H Yim, L Lee

(2016), pp. 250-269, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts, Oxford, Eng., B1

chapter

A view through the long lens: pre-service teachers' perceptions of multi-campus course delivery

B Walker-Gibbs, L Paatsch, J Moles, H Yim, T Redpath

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, Journal of university teaching and learning practice, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1

journal
2014

A study of children's musical preference: A data mining approach

H Yim, Y Boo, M Ebbeck

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 21-34, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Katoomba, N.S.W., C1

journal

Play materials

M Ebbeck, H Yim, L Lee

(2014), pp. 272-286, Health and wellbeing in childhood, Port Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter
2013

Preservation of confucian values in early childhood education : a study of experts' and educators' views

H Yim, L Lee, M Ebbeck

(2013), Vol. 7, pp. 51-68, Asia-Pacific journal of research in early childhood education, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal

Play-based learning

M Ebbeck, H Yim, L Lee

(2013), pp. 185-200, Teaching early years : curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Sydney, N. S. W., B1

chapter

A content analysis of early childhood teachers' theoretical and practical experiences with infants and toddlers in Australian teacher education programs

S Garvis, N Lemon, D Pendergast, H Yim

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 25-36, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N. S. W., C1

journal
2012

Measuring children's involvement as an indicator of curriculum effectiveness : a curriculum evaluation of a selected child study centre in Singapore

M Ebbeck, P Winter, S Russo, H Yim, G Teo-Zuzarted, M Goh

(2012), Vol. 182, pp. 609-619, Early child development and care, Oxon, England, C1

journal
2011

Confucianism and early childhood education : a study of young children's responses to traditional Chinese festival stories

H Yim, L Lee, M Ebbeck

(2011), Vol. 181, pp. 287-303, Early child development and care, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Early childhood teachers' professional development in music : a cross-cultural study

H Yim, M Ebbeck

(2011), Vol. 36, pp. 74-81, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, A.C.T., C1

journal

Encouraging a culture of research in practicing teachers in Singapore

M Ebbeck, Y Chan, H Yim

(2011), Vol. 39, pp. 355-364, Early childhood education journal, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

Play and cultural transition

H Yim, L Lee, M Ebbeck

(2010), pp. 254-269, Play in early childhood education : learning in diverse contexts, South Melbourne, Vic, B1

chapter

Belonging, being, and becoming : challenges for children in transition

M Ebbeck, H Yim, L Lee

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 103-117, Diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal
2009

Rethinking attachment : fostering positive relationships between infants, toddlers and their primary caregivers

M Ebbeck, H Yim

(2009), Vol. 179, pp. 899-909, Early child development and care, Oxon, England, C1-1

journal

A pathway to enhancing professionalism: building a bridge between TAFE and university early childhood qualifications

V Whitington, M Ebbeck, A Diamond, H Yim

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 27-35, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, A.C.T., C1-1

journal

Children's preferences for group musical activities in child care centres : a cross-cultural study

H Yim, M Ebbeck

(2009), Vol. 37, pp. 103-111, Early childhood education journal, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2008

Fostering relationships between infants, toddlers and their primary caregivers in child care centres in Australia

M Ebbeck, H Yim

(2008), pp. 159-177, Enduring bonds : the significance of interpersonal relationships in young children's lives, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Music, in early childhood education : teachers' levels of confidence and happiness

M Ebbeck, H Yim, L Lee

(2008), pp. 22-30, Australian journal of music education, Parkville, Vic., C1-1

journal
2007

Exposing young children to music through the production and presentation of music-appreciation television programs

H Yim

(2007), Vol. 32, pp. 12-17, Australian journal of early childhood, Watson, A.C.T., C1-1

journal

A Rasch analysis of the teachers music confidence scale

H Yim, S Abd-El-Fattah, L Lee

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 260-269, International education journal, Australia, C1-1

journal
2005

A study of the effectiveness of music appreciation TV programs for young children in Hong Kong

H Yim

(2005), Vol. 37, pp. 59-66, International journal of early childhood, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Inclusive Practices for Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds in Early Childhood Education Settings in Victoria and Sichuan: An Exploration of Opportunities for Improved Lear

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Dr Laura Gurney, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Dr Natalie Robertson

  • 2017: $23,000

Industry and Other Funding

International Baccalaureate: Assessment of Student' Aged 3-12 for Development and Learning

A/Prof Dianne Toe, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, A/Prof Josephine Lang, A/Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Brian Doig, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr George Aranda

  • 2015: $36,586
  • 2014: $17,577

Inclusive Practices for Children from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds in Early Childhood Education Settings in Victoria and Sichuan: An Exploration of Opportunities for Improved Lear

A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Dr Laura Gurney, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Dr Natalie Robertson

  • 2017: $22,727

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Nicole Downes

Thesis entitled: An investigation of educator-child relationships and wellbeing of under 3-year-olds

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2016

Natalie Elizabeth Robertson

Thesis entitled: Children¿¿¿s Play: An Analysis of Involvement in Dramatic Play

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education