Dr Sarah Ohi



Lecturer In Lang & Lit Education


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 43747

Research interests

Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years
New Technologies and Literacy Pedagogical Practices in the Early Years
The Transition of Pre-school children into the Primary School
Building effective partnerships between teachers, parents and children.
The operation of the Research-Policy-Praxis Nexus.
Improving Higher Education
Improving On-line learning, Teaching and Research

Teaching interests

ECE762 Language and Literacy in the Early Years                                          ECE230 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood
ECL210 Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments
ECL310 Developing Language and Literacy: The Middle Years


2013 The Intercultural Understanding in Primary & Secondary Schools Project,Halse,C(CI),Mansouri,F,Arrowsmith,C(RMIT),Moss,J.,Paradies,Y., Arber,R,Charles,C.,Cloonan,A.,Nida,D.(UWS),Ohi,S.,O’Mara,J.,Priest,N.(MU).The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant www.interculturalunderstanding.org

2013 The Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, Literature Review, DEECD, Vic. Kostogriz,A. (CI), Vale,C. (CI), Auld,G., Blake,D., Bragg,L., Ohi,S., Ollis,T., O’Mara,J., Paatsch,L., Williams, G.

2012 Implications of the restructuring of Early Childhood Education for Teacher Professional Development, Ohi,S. & Yim,B.
2011-2013 Pilot Statewide Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers (Deakin/VU partnership, Funded by DEECD) Nolan, A., Morrissey,A., Aitken, J., Doig,B., Hamm,C., Hunt,J., Laskey,L.,Ohi,S.,Rouse,L.

2011-2012 Developing Essential Language and Literacy Tools for Early Childhood Education, Deakin University.
2010-2012 Investigating the Role of Early childhood Teachers in the Research Policy Praxis Nexus; A focus upon Language and Literacy in Early Childhood.
2010 Enhancing On-line Teaching and Learning through Research.
2010 A Day in the Life of an Early Childhood Educator.


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Building a model of support for preschool children with speech and language disorders

Ms Natalie Robertson, Dr Sarah Ohi

(2016), Vol. 5, pp. 173-181, Journal of education and learning, Toronto, Ont., C1


Improving online communication for students in higher education contexts

Dr Sarah Ohi, Dr Brian Doig

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 55-69, International journal of humanities and social sciences, New York, N. Y., C1


Communication keys: understanding the importance of the early childhood teacher's role in children's language and literacy development within a holistic, integrative approach to child development

Dr Sarah Ohi

(2015), pp. 14-23, The 3rd International Conference of Early Childhood Education (ICECE): Early Childhood Education Holistic and Integrative, Padang, Indonesia, E1


A day in the life of an early childhood teacher: identifying the confronting issues and challenges that arise

Dr Sarah Ohi

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 1008-1018, Creative Education, Irvine, California, C1


Supporting intercultural engagement in literacy education

Dr Anne Cloonan, A/Prof Joanne O'Mara, Dr Sarah Ohi

(2014), pp. 83-98, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Port Melbourne, Vic., B1


Literacy in early childhood and primary education : issues, challenges and solutions

Claire McLachlan, Tom Nicholson, Ruth Fielding-Barnsley, Louise Mercer, Dr Sarah Ohi

(2013), Cambridge, England, A1


Investigating Ways of Enhancing Online Research

Dr Sarah Ohi

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 1-6, International journal of instructional technology and distance learning, Pittsburgh, Pa., C1


The teacher's role in the research-policy-praxis nexus

Dr Sarah Ohi

(2008), Vol. 52, pp. 95-109, Australian journal of education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1


Teacher's professional knowledge and the teaching of reading in the early years

Dr Sarah Ohi

(2007), Vol. 32, pp. 1-14, Australian journal of teacher education, Graylands, W.A., C1-1