Mr Llewellyn Wishart



Lecturer In Education (Early Childhood)


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Ed


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Llewellyn holds professional qualifications in early childhood, adult and movement education. His teaching experience at Deakin University has been cross disciplinary within the Bachelor of Health & Physical Education, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Master of Teaching programs. 

He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and professional practice member of Body-Mind Centering® Association (BMCA Inc.). A Doctor of Education candidate at University of New England (UNE); Llewellyn is an active researcher in the areas of movement, physical activity, nature-based learning and the design of early childhood outdoor environments.

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Research interests

  • Translating Academic Skills to Professional Skills (Pathways from Uni to becoming an early childhood teacher)
  • Nature-based, outdoor and ecological learning
  • Outdoor play, physical activity and movement
  • Design of naturalised early childhood outdoor spaces
  • Integral theory and embodied pedagogies
  • Early childhood movement, music and dance pedagogy
  • Contemplative education


  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Registered Early Childhood Teacher;
  • Professional Practice Member - Body-Mind Centering® Association Inc. (BMCA);
  • Registered Professional Member (RSME) - International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA);
  • NTEU;
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA).

Teaching interests

  • Children's social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing in early childhood and primary education;
  • Health, Physical Education (HPE) and Wellbeing pedagogies;
  • Sustainability education and nature-based teaching and learning;
  • Role of somatic education and body-mind integration in health-wellness pedagogy;
  • Early childhood movement, music & dance pedagogies
  • Contemplative education.

Units taught

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (E330 & E330T)

ECE 216 Children's Health, Wellbeing & Physical Education

ECE440 Creative Arts 2: Music, Dance and Drama

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International) (E331)

ECI 216 Children's Health, Wellbeing & Physical Education

Master of Teaching (E760) (Early Childhood & Primary Strands)

ECP 712 Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Professional activities

Unit Chair:

  • ECE 216
  • ECI 216
  • ECP 712


  • DUPPP Academic Literacies Project (BECE) 2012-2013;
  • Gowrie Victoria, The Harbour Family & Children's Centre Outdoor Learning Space - How It Works? 2012;
  • Greening Child Care Spaces Project 2013 - Nursery Gardening Industry Association (NGIA), Mission Early Learning Services, Fleming's Nurseries & CREFI.
  • Ballarat Kindergarden Project 2014-2015 - City of Ballarat, ECKA, Fleming's Nurseries, Uniting Care Ballarat & Deakin University.


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Reading the map: locating and navigating the academic skills development of pre-service teachers

Dr Janet Moles, Mr Llewellyn Wishart

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, Journal of university teaching & learning practice, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1


Infant and toddler responses to a redesign of their childcare outdoor play space

Dr Anne-Marie Morrissey, Ms Caroline Scott, Mr Llewellyn Wishart

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 29-56, Children, youth and environments, Boulder, Colo., C1


Embedded academic literacies curricula: the challenges of measuring success

Dr Linda Thies, Dr Anne Wallis, Dr Anne Turner, Mr Llewellyn Wishart

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 43-59, Journal of academic language & learning, Brisbane, Qld., C1


Nature teaches naturally : present and future perspectives on nature-based, ecological and somatic learning

Mr Llewellyn Wishart

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 8-11, Currents, Northampton, Mass., C1-1



Industry and Other Funding

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


No completed student supervisions to report