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Dr Liz Rouse

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Special Education, Inst. of Early Childhd Dvlpmt, 1981
Bachelor of Education, La Trobe University, 1989
Master of Education, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2008
Doctor of Education, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 2015

Contact

l.rouse@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46754

Career highlights

2012 - Recipient Pro-Vice Chancellor's teaching Excellence Award - Catagory - Excellence in Team Teaching

Research interests

Early Childhood Curriculum and pedagogy
Family/school/community Partnerships
Infant and toddler curriculum and learning
Learning spaces in early childhood education and care

Outdoor learning spaces in early years education
Language and literacy in under threes
Leadership and professional practice

Pedagogical leadership

 

Affiliations

Member - International Network of Scholars (INET) - Centre for School Family and Community Partnerships, John Hopkins University
Member - Implementation Committee Learning and Development Advisory Group for the Early Learning and Development Framework 0-8
Founding member Victorian Early Childhood Research Consortium
Board member - Extended Families Victoria
Australian Teacher Education Association
Australian Association for Research in Education
Early Childhood Australia
Victorian Institute of Teachers
Australian Literacy Educators Association
Community Child Care
Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange

Knowledge areas

Early childhood development

Teaching and Asssessment in early childhood contexts

Infants and toddler development and learning

Outdoor learning spaces

Leadership and management in early childhood contexts

Pedagogical leadership

Building Partnerships with families and communities

Conferences

Rouse, E. & Joseph, D.Y. (2016). ‘Struggling to connect’ – early childhood international pre-service teachers striving for meaning to understand their role. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne; November 28 - December  4, 2016

Joseph, D. Y., & Rouse, E. (2016). The power of play: preparing international higher education students for practicum. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference, Fremantly 4-7 July, 2016.

Rouse, E. (2016). Making Learning Visible for Families: Parents perceptions of children's learning for building partnerships with parents. Play: time, place and space, PECERA 16th Annual conference, Sydeny, July 24 -26, 2015

Rouse, E. & Cabezas, C. (2015). How Do Early Childhood Teachers Understand and Support the Needs of Young English Language Learners? Play: time, place and space, PECERA 16th Annual conference, Sydeny, July 24 -26, 2015

Rouse, E. (2014). The harbour outdoors. AARE-NZRE Conference Conference, Brisbane; November 30 - December  4, 2014

Morrissey, A.M., Rouse, E. & Chao, E. (2014). Responses of PYP Early Years programmes in Australia and Singapore to parental concerns around early literacy. AARE-NZRE Conference Conference, Brisbane; November 30 - December  4, 2014.

Professional activities

Project director - Transition: a positive start to school professional leaning project

Member Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Advisory Board
Masters of Teaching Early Childhood Internship Advisory Committee
Selection Officer - Masters of Teaching (EC Strand)
Coordinator - MTeach Internship program
Steering Committee - Developing Academic Literacies within your Course Curriculum Project

Awards

Deakin University - Faculty of Arts & Education
Pro Vic Chancellor's Faculty teaching Excellence Award - Category: Excellence in Team Teaching (2012)

Projects

Project Director- Chief Investigator Transition: A positive start to school professional learning project (DET) 2016 - 2017

Chief Investigator DEECD - Pilot statewide professional mentoring program for early childhood teachers (2011-2014)

Chief Investigator 2013 -2014 Early Years Education in the Primary Years Programme (PYP): Implementation Strategies and Programme Outcomes

Chief investigator - Greening Child care Outdoor Learning Spaces


Chief Investigator 2011-2012 Student perspectives on their infant/toddler practicum


Chief Investigator 2012 - The Harbour Outdoors - How it works for children and educators

Publications

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2016

The role of the educational leader in long day care – how do they perceive their role?

Dr Liz Rouse, Mrs Gail Spradbury

(2016), Vol. 186, pp. 497-508, Early child development and care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Social presence – connecting pre-service teachers as learners using a blended learning model

Mrs Rosemarie Garner, Dr Liz Rouse

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 25-36, Student success, Brisbane, Qld., C1

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Making learning visible – parents perceptions of children's learning outdoors

Dr Liz Rouse

(2016), Vol. 186, pp. 612-623, Early child development and care, Oxford, Eng., C1

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The power of play: preparing international higher education students for practicum

A/Prof Dawn Joseph, Dr Liz Rouse

(2016), pp. 137-145, HERDSA 2016 : The Shape of Higher Education : Proceedings of the 39th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia International Conference, Hammondville, N.S.W., E1

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2015

Mixed-age grouping in early childhood – creating the outdoor learning environment

Dr Liz Rouse

(2015), Vol. 185, pp. 742-751, Early Child Development and Care, London, Eng., C1

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Mentoring and reflective practice: transforming practice through reflexive thinking

Dr Liz Rouse

(2015), pp. 25-38, Mentoring in early childhood education: a compilation of thinking, pedagogy and practice, Wellington, New Zealand, B1

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2014

How do early childhood teachers understand and support the needs of young English language Learners

Ms Carolina Cabezas, Dr Liz Rouse

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 57-78, Asia-Pacific journal of research in early childhood education, Korea, C1

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2013

Where to from here? Career choices of pre-service teachers undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification

Prof Andrea Nolan, Dr Liz Rouse

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 1-10, Australian journal of teacher education, Katoomba, N. S. W., C1

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2012

Problematic placement : pathways pre-service teachers’ perspectives on their infant/toddler placement

Dr Liz Rouse, Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Mark Rahimi

(2012), Vol. 32, pp. 87-98, Early years : an international journal of research and development, Abingdon, England, C1

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Family-centred practice : empowerment, self-efficacy, and challenges for practitioners in early childhood education and care

Dr Liz Rouse

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 17-26, Contemporary issues in early childhood, Oxford, England, C1

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Partnerships in early childhood education and care : empowering parents or empowering practitioners

Dr Liz Rouse

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 14-25, Global studies of childhood, Oxford, England, C1

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Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Pilot statewide professional mentoring program for early childhood teachers

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Sarah Ohi, Ms Louise Laskey, Dr Liz Rouse, Prof Andrea Nolan

  • 2015: $188,450
  • 2013: $64,200
  • 2011: $64,200

Transition: A Positive Start to School ¿ State-wide PL Delivery

Dr Liz Rouse, Prof Christine Ure, Prof Andrea Nolan, Mrs Rosemarie Garner, Mrs Maria Nicholas

  • 2016: $199,239

Industry and Other Funding

Early Years Education in the Primary Years Program PYP Implementation Strategies and Program

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Brian Doig, Dr Liz Rouse

  • 2014: $4,458
  • 2013: $40,128

The Ballarat KinderGardens Project: The research, evaluation and professional development components - Forrest Hill application

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Liz Rouse, Mr Llewellyn Wishart, Prof Julianne Moss

  • 2014: $18,000

Building futures for newly-arrived migrants through schools - community development in school communities to improve whole family outcomes

Dr Vicki Ware, Dr Liz Rouse

  • 2016: $10,000

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017