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AsPr Dianne Toe

Position: Deputy Hos Of Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271455 +61 3 52271455



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


Victorian Institute of Teaching
Member of AARE


Teaching Interests

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

ETP402 University ot work transition (Unit Chair)
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
  • National Exceptional Teachers for Disavantaged Schools Project
  • Assessment practices in IBPYP 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

National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools

IBPYP Assessment practices

Research groups

Emerging Research Group

  • Community learning in the Early years: A regional perspective

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