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Dr Glenn Auld



Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, 1985
Master of Education, Charles Darwin University, 1996
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat, 2005
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2014

+61 3 925 17098

Research interests

Digital Literacy practices
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Narrative Inquiry
Place, pedagogy and culture in pre-service teacher placements


Australian Literacy Educators Association
Australian Teacher Educators Association
Australian Association for Educational Research
E-lit Primary English Teaching Association

Teaching interests

EEL 201 Literacy Across the Curriculum (Unit Chair)
EXC 725 Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum
EXC 425 Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum

Professional activities

Deakin Human Research Ethics Committee (2013)
Selection officer for Primary Education course
Leader of the Experience Culture and Learning Emerging Research Group


2002 Australian Association for Educational Research Betty Watts Award for Significant contribution to Indigenous Education.

2014 Australian Council for Computers in Education Best Paper Award Shared with Michael Henderson and Nicola Johnson entitled "Ethics of Teaching with Social Media"


Transitioning for Growth: Successful Transition Strategies from Primary to Secondary School

Leading Indigenous Cultural Inclusion Module in collaboration with the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership (Bastow) and the Koorie Unit of the Learning

Experience Culture and Learning: Articulating pre-service teacher placement experiences in the Northern Territory.

Evaluating the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Initiative (Australia Council of Deans of Education component)


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Dangerous practices : the practicum experiences of non-Indigenous pre-service teachers in remote communities

Dr Glenn Auld, Ms Julie Dyer, Dr Claire Charles

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 165-179, Australian journal of teacher education, Mt. Lawley, W.A., C1


How does the act of writing impact on discursively mediated professional identities? A case study of three teachers

Dr Muriel Wells, Dr Damien Lyons, Dr Glenn Auld

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 53-61, English in Australia, Kensington Gardens, S. Aust., C1


Connecting literacy learning outside of school to the Australian Curriculum in the middle years

Dr Glenn Auld, Nicola Johnson

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 22-27, Literacy learning: the middle years, Adelaide, S. A., C1


Engaging with tensions : tensions are the norm

Dr Glenn Auld, Prof Brenton Doecke, Rachel MacGilp

(2014), pp. 19-36, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1


Ethics of teaching with social media

Dr Michael Henderson, Dr Glenn Auld, Nicola Johnson

(2014), pp. 1-7, ACEC 2014 : Now it¿s personal : Australian Computers in Education 2014 conference, Adelaide, S. A., E1


Homework: a window into community literacies

Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Kirsten Hutchison

(2014), pp. 117-132, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1


Literacy teaching and learning in digital times: tales of classroom interactions

Dr Muriel Wells, Dr Glenn Auld

(2014), pp. 63-82, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1


Silences of ethical practice: dilemmas for researchers using social media

Dr Michael Henderson, Nicola Johnson, Dr Glenn Auld

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 546-560, Educational research and evaluation, Abingdon, England, C1


Digital oral feedback on written assignments as professional learning for teacher educators: a collaborative self-study

Dr Glenn Auld, Avis Ridgway, Judy Williams

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 31-44, Studying teacher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Knowledge making by pre-service teachers on a professional placement experience in a remote Australian indigenous community

Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Claire Charles, Ms Julie Dyer, Dr Gary Levy, Mr Alan Marshall

(2013), pp. 1-7, ATEA 2013 : Knowledge makers and notice takers: teacher education research impacting policy and practice : Proceedings of the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference 2013, Brisbane, Qld., E1


What does 'transformation of participation' mean in a university classroom? Exploring university pedagogy with the tools of cultural historical theory

Holli A Tonyan, Dr Glenn Auld

(2013), pp. 215-227, Pedagogy in Higher Education: A Cultural Historical Approach, Cambridge, England, B1


The ethical dilemmas of social networking services in classroom contexts

Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Michael Henderson

(2013), pp. 192-207, The social classroom : integrating social network use in education, Hershey, Pa., B1


Using mobile phones as placed resources for literacy learning in a remote Indigenous community in Australia

Dr Glenn Auld, Ilana Snyder, Dr Michael Henderson

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 279-296, Language and education, Abingdon, England, C1


Digital oral feedback written assignments as professional learning for teacher educators : a collaborative self-study.

Dr Glenn Auld, Judy Williams, Avis Ridgway

(2011), pp. 1-7, ATEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 ATEA Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


Students creating digital video in the primary classroom : student autonomy, learning outcomes, and professional learning communities

Dr Michael Henderson, Dr Glenn Auld, Bernard Holkner, Glenn Russell, Wee Tiong Seah, Anthony Fernando, Geoff Romeo

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 12-20, Australian educational computing, Belonnen, A.C.T., C1-1


Talking books for children's home use in a minority Indigenous Australian language context

Dr Glenn Auld

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 48-67, Australasian journal of educational technology, Dickson, A.C.T., C1-1


A middle approach to literacy in a minority Indigenous Australian language context.

Dr Glenn Auld

(2004), pp. 1-18, AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


What can we say about 112,000 taps on a Ndjebbana touch screen?

Dr Glenn Auld

(2002), Vol. 30, pp. 1-7, Australian journal of Indigenous education, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1


Why should I present my thesis on computer assisted ndjébbana on dvd?

Dr Glenn Auld

(2002), pp. 1-13, AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; AARE 2002 conference papers, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1


The role of the computer in learning ndjébbana

Dr Glenn Auld

(2002), Vol. 6, pp. 41-58, Language learning and technology, Honolulu, Hi., C1-1



Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluation of the National Partnerships (Teacher, Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives for the Victorian school workforce

Prof Brenton Doecke, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Christine Halse, Dr Brian Doig, Prof Julianne Moss, A/Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Coral Campbell, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Wendy Kortman, Mr Alan Marshall, Ms Barbara Preston, Dr Jodie Kline, Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Linda Hobbs

  • 2013: $190,500
  • 2012: $25,500
  • 2011: $52,800

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy - Literature Review

A/Prof Colleen Vale, A/Prof Damian Blake, Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Leicha Bragg, A/Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Trace Ollis, A/Prof Joanne O'Mara, Dr Gaye Williams, Dr Sarah Ohi

  • 2013: $54,420

Transition: Improved Literacy and Numeracy Outcomes (Successful strategies)

Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Esther Loong, Dr Wanty Widjaja, Dr Gaye Williams

  • 2015: $59,670

Yarning the way: The role of Indigenous education paraprofessionals in guiding the post-school educational pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth

A/Prof Maree Gruppetta, Prof Liz Cameron, Dr Glenn Auld

  • 2016: $7,000

Industry and Other Funding

MATSITI evaluation

Dr Glenn Auld, Prof Wendy Brabham, Mr Alan Marshall, Ms Kate Torpey, Dr Suneeti Rekhari

  • 2012: $20,000


Principal Supervisor

Paul Joseph Duck

Thesis entitled: 'It don't mean a thing' 'Literary' Language in Senior Secondary Classrooms

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Associate Supervisor

Damien Michael Lyons

Thesis entitled: Literacy in and for the 21st century

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education


Lisa Breen

Thesis entitled: Teacher professional practice and an ethic of care: an everyday problematic

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Alistair Welsh

Thesis entitled: Language Teaching for the Asian Century: Indonesian in Australian universities

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education