Staff profile - Anne Cloonan

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Dr Anne Cloonan

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17068 +61 3 925 17068



  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary), University of Melbourne, 1982
  • Graduate Diploma in Special Education, University of Melbourne, 1987
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2008


Australian Literacy Educators Association
Australian Teacher Educators Association
Australian Association for Educational Research
Primary English Teaching Association Australia


Subjects and units currently teaching

ECL410: Teacher-researchers in new times (Bachelor of Education)

EEL702: New and traditional literacies and diverse students (Master of Education)

EPL746: Primary literacy (Master of Teaching)


Awards and prizes

Deans award for Excellence in Teaching (2009)
Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) Award for Best Instructional Resource


Research projects

Creative, critical, digital: Connecting home and school literacies (2014-15) Cloonan, A., Hutchison, K., Paatsch, L., Catholic Education Melbourne. $114 000.
Doing diversity (2013-15) Halse, C., Mansouri, F., Arber, R., Arrowsmith, C., Charles, C., Cloonan, A., Densen, N, Moss, J., Ohi, S., O’Mara, J., Paradis, Y., Priest, N., Australian Research Council. $630 000.
Evaluation of the professional learning flagship program (2012). Doecke, B., Moss, J., Cloonan, A., Lynch, J., O’Mara, J., Wells, M. Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. $54 000.
The Asia literate teacher (2012-13) Halse, C., Cloonan, A., Dyer, J., Kostogriz, A. and Toe, D., Asia Education Foundation/Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. $215 000.
Investigating the impact of professional learning for teachers and their students' learning (2011) Cloonan, A. Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, $50 099.
Innovative learning environments (2010-11) Blackmore, J. Bateman, D., Cloonan, A., Dixon, M. Loughlin, J., O’Mara, J., Senior, K. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria/Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, $197 524.

Research interests

Digital culture and its impact on English/literacy education and teacher and student learning
Participatory methodologies
Multimodality and English/literacy education

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