Staff profile - Dianne Toe

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Aprof Dianne Toe

Position: Deputy HOS of Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271455 +61 3 52271455



  • Master of Philosophy, Victoria U. Manchester, 1986
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1982
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2003


Victorian Institute of Teaching
Member of AARE


Teaching Interests

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

ETP101 Teacher-Learner Identities (Campus coordinator: Geelong)
ETP201 Teacher-Learner Relationships (Unit Chair)

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education

EEE714 The Scholarship of Teaching

Conferences and seminars

  •  Australian Association for Research in Education
  • International Conference of Educators of the Deaf (ICED)
  • Australian & New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf (ANZCED)
  • International Reflective Practice Conference
  • Asia Pacific Conference on Deafness (APCD)
  • American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA)


Research projects

  • The development of children's conversation skills
  • The role of text-based computer mediated conversations in facilitating peer relationships.
  • Evaluating the benefits of soundfield amplification for children who are deaf in Victorian schools
  • Community learning in the Early years:
  • Asia Literacy and the Australian Teaching Workforce

Research interests

Online communication and peer relationships
The pragmatic skills of school-aged children
Working memory and reading difficulties
The benefits of soundfield amplification in inclusive education

Research groups

Emerging Research Group

  • Community learning in the Early years: A regional perspective

Research page

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