Mrs Maria Nicholas

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Education (Language And Literacy Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

maria.n@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71472

Career highlights

2016 - Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

2013 - Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for Early Career Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

Knowledge areas

Maria has an interest in literacy development in the pre-school and early years of schooling, digital literacies, inclusion and diversity, school curriculum design and planning, assessment and feedback, and teacher education.

Awards

2016 - Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

2013 - Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for Early Career Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

Projects

  • Doctoral project: "Caregivers' interactions with toddlers when reading printed and electronic texts"
  • Leading the project: “Cross-Discipline Partnerships: the enhancement of learning and teaching, through the use of IT”, a joint project between the School of IT and the School of Education, Deakin University

Publications

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2017

Using digital devices in a first year classroom : a focus on the design and use of phonics software applications

Mrs Maria Nicholas, Mrs Sophie Claire McKenzie, Dr Muriel Wells

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 267-282, Journal of education and learning, Toronto, Canada, C1

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Insights into casual relief teaching: casual relief teachers’ perceptions of their knowledge and skills

Mrs Maria Nicholas, Dr Muriel Wells

(2017), Vol. 45, pp. 229-249, Asia-pacific journal of teacher education, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Student knowledge: curriculum, assessment and reporting

Mrs Maria Nicholas

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 1-16, Journal of educational enquiry, Adelaide, S. A., C1

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2014

Teacher practice: a spotlight on the use of feedback and conferencing in the first year of schooling

Mrs Maria Nicholas, A/Prof Louise Paatsch

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 130-152, Australian journal of teacher education, Perth, WA, C1

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Planning for teaching / planning for learning

Dr Gaelene Hope-Rowe, Mrs Maria Nicholas

(2014), pp. 133-156, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1

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Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

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

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report