AsPr Bonnie Yim

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor Of Early Childhood Education

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

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Yvonne Yoke Yin Chan, Mandy Goh,

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

journal
2014

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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Dr Yee Ling Boo, Marjory Ebbeck

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

journal

Play materials

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria 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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria Lee, Marjory Ebbeck

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

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

Susanne Garvis, Narelle Lemon, Donna Pendergast, A/Prof Bonnie Yim

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

journal

Play-based learning

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria Lee

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

chapter
2012

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

Marjory Ebbeck, Pam Winter, Sharon Russo, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Geraldine Lian Choo Teo-Zuzarted, Mandy Goh,

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

journal
2011

Encouraging a culture of research in practicing teachers in Singapore

Marjory Ebbeck, Yvonne Yoke Yin Chan, A/Prof Bonnie Yim

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

journal

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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Marjory Ebbeck

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

journal

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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria Lee, Marjory Ebbeck

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

journal
2010

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

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria Lee

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

journal

Play and cultural transition

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria Lee, Marjory Ebbeck

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

chapter
2009

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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Marjory Ebbeck

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

journal

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

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie 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

Victoria Whitington, Marjory Ebbeck, Alexandra Diamond, A/Prof Bonnie Yim

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

journal
2008

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

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie 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

Marjory Ebbeck, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Lai Wan Maria Lee

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

journal
2007

A Rasch analysis of the teachers music confidence scale

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Abd-El-Fattah Sabry, Lai Wan Maria Lee

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

journal

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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim

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

journal
2005

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

A/Prof Bonnie Yim

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

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