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Dr. Anne-Marie Morrissey
|Position||Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education|
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 924 46459|
|Role and profile||
Course Coordinator Master of Teaching (Early Childhood strand)
ECE761 Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Programmes (Unit Chair)
EPR 703 Reflecting on practice in professional experience
ECE301 Understanding Early Childhood Education and Learning Environments
ECE406 Research on Organisation of Early Childhood Settings (Unit Chair)
The role of play in learning and development.
Quality in childcare.
Learning and development birth-to-three years.
Natural outdoor learning spaces for children
Young gifted children
|Current research projects||
2011-2012 Pilot Statewide Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers (CI) (Deakin/VU partnership, Funded by DEECD)
2011-2012 Student perspectives on their infant/toddler practicum
2011-2012 Teachers as agents of change in childcare centres in Victoria
2007-2011 The Young Learners Project,(ARC Linkage the University of Melbourne and Australian Scholarships Group)
2012 The Harbour outdoors: How it works for children and staff.
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Coordinator Early Childhood Strand Master of Teaching
Master of Teaching Advisory Committee
Masters of Teaching Early Childhood Internship Advisory Committee
Council Member Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies
Member Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority's Early Years Learning and Development Advisory GRoup
Founding member Victorian Early Childhood Research Consortium
Steering Committee - Developing Academic Literacies within your Course Curriculum Project
|Qualifications||PhD (Melb), COGE (NSW), MEd (Syd), Dip Ed (IECD), BA (Monash)|
Early Childhood Australia
European Early Childhood Education and Research Association
Council of the Association of Graduates in Early Childhood Studies
Reggio Emilia Australia
Morrissey, A. M. (2011). Maternal scaffolding of analogy and metacognition in the early pretend play of gifted children. Paper presented at the Children’s Play, Storytelling and Pretence Conference, 4-16 July, 2011, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Rouse, E., & Morrissey, A. M. (2011). The role of the teacher in infant/toddler programs – does the infant/toddler practicum support ‘Pathways’ pre-service teachers to bridge the education and care divide? Paper presented at the 2011 Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association, 3-6 July, 2011, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Rouse, E., & Morrissey, A. M. (2011). BECE Pathways students’ experience of the Infant/Toddler practicum: A pilot study. Paper presented to the Victorian Early Childhood Research Consortium, 17th June, 2011, Victoria University, City Campus, Melbourne, Australia.
Morrissey, A. M. (2011). Investigating BECE Students’ perspectives of the infant/toddler placment to inform pre-service teacher preparation. Paper presented at The 2011 Early Childhood Research Symposium @ Deakin University: Early Childhood Education: Policies and Practices, 13th January, 2011, the Deakin management Centre, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Vic. Australia.
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|
Nolan, A,, Morrissey, A. M., & Dumenden, I. (in press). Expectations of mentoring in a time of change: Views of new and professionally isolated early childhood teachers in Victoria, Australia. Early Years.
Grarock, M., & Morrissey, A. M. (in press). Qualifications don't buy authority: Teachers' abilities to act as leaders in Victorian childcare centres. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood.
Morrissey, A. M. (in press). Scaffolding, analysis and materials:Contributing factors in an unexpected finding of advanced infant/toddler pretend play? Journal of Early Childhood Research.
Nedovic, S. & Morrissey, A. M. (2013). Calm, active and focused: Children's responses to an organic outdoor learning environment. Learning Environments Research.DOI:10.1007/s10984-013-9127-9
Morrissey, A. M. (2012). Young gifted children: A practical guide to understanding and supporting their needs.Teaching Solutions: Albert Park, Vic.