Staff profile - Janet Moles

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Dr Janet Moles

Position: Senior Lecturer In Early Childhood Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: ic3.209, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72687 +61 3 522 72687


Teaching Interests

  • Unit chair ECE403
  • Unit Chair ECE307
  • Unit chair ECE111
  • Unit Chair ECE112
  • Unit Chair ECE212
  • Unit Chair ECP127
  • Unit Chair ECP227
  • Unit Chair ECP228
  • Unit Chair ECP327
  • Unit Chair ECP427
  • Unit Chair ECP226

Subjects and units currently teaching

  • ECE127
  • ECP227
  • ECP228
  • ECP226
  • ECE390

Conferences and seminars

Bend me, shape me, anyway you want me: making sense of different pedagogies in early childhood. Australian Women and Gender Studies Conference, UNSW, Sydney, December 2012. (Re)Viewing the landscape outside the box: Increasing student success by socioculturally appropriate support. New Zealand Conference for Research in Early Childhood Education, January 2012, Wellington, NZ NZARE, Wellington 2004: Looking through the kaleidoscope to find the con in the context of early childhood teacher education. NZARE, Auckland 2003: Teacher education meets the three little pigs. NZARE, Palmerston North 2002: Never mind the quality, feel the width: Values and priorities with achievement motivation for women cross-cultural learners. NZARE, Christchurch 2001: The hitch-hikers guide to cross-cultural motivation. NZARE, Waikato 2000: One size does not fit all: Supporting the achievement motivation of women cross-cultural learners. TEFANZ, Wellington 2002: Method or madness? The path to successful undergraduate research. TEFANZ, Auckland 2001. Invited lecturer, Teachers Refresher Course Committee, 2001: The childs voice in assessment: The hoarse whisperer. Diversity conference: Whitireia Community Polytechnic 2002: Roles, goals and achievement motivation for women cross-cultural learners.


Awards and prizes

New Horizons for Women study award for research 2000

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013

Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Partnerships (BECE D@YD Team


Research interests

Ethnic minority student teachers
Children of ethnic minority
Learner identities

Using ICT in teacher education

Research page



Moles, J. (in review). Whose gender rules are they anyway? Contested  identities in teacher education.

Moles, J & Santoro, N 2013, Bend me, shape me any way you want me: Constructing teacher identities across different paradigms, NZ Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, vol. 16, pp 29-44.

Moles, J., Tanielu-Dick, I., Atiga-Anderson, V., Sauvao, L., Fuimaono, H., Ryan, S., de Rose, S., Ferguson, J., & Fuli-Makaua, L 2012, (Re)Viewing the landscape outside the box: Increasing student success by socioculturally appropriate support. New Zealand Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education. 15, 123-137.

Moles, J 2012, Learning to think, learning to learn: Super teaching for super success.

Moles, J 2011,It is what you do – and the way that you do it....Working smarter, not harder for best practice.

Moles, J 2009,  Myths, mysteries and mates: The experiences of culturally diverse early childhood student teachers. New Zealand Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 9, 145-152.

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