Staff profile - Liz Rouse

Ms Liz Rouse

Position: Lecturer Early Childhood Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446754 +61 3 92446754
Email: l.rouse@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Master of Education, Victoria University of Technology (Aust), 2008
  • Bachelor of Education, La Trobe University, 1989
  • Graduate Diploma in Special Education, Institute of Early Childhood Development, 1981


Career highlights

2012 - Recipient Pro-Vice Chancellor's teaching Excellence Award - Catagory - Excellence in Team Teaching


Affiliations

Member - International Network of Scholars (INET) - Centre for School Family and Community Partnerships, John Hopkins University
Member - Implementation Committee Learning and Development Advisory Group for the Early Learning and Development Framework 0-8
Founding member Victorian Early Childhood Research Consortium
Board member - Extended Families Victoria
Australian Teacher Education Association
Australian Association for Research in Education
Early Childhood Australia
Victorian Institute of Teachers
Australian Literacy Educators Association
Community Child Care
Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange


Professional activities

Discipline Co-ordinator - Early Childhood Education
Member Faculty of Arts and Education Academic Advisory Board
Masters of Teaching Early Childhood Internship Advisory Committee
Selection Officer - Masters of Teaching (EC Strand)
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Course Advisory Committee
Bachelor Early Childhood Education Re-accreditation Committee
Working Party -BECE @ DAYD submission process
Steering Committee - Developing Academic Literacies within your Course Curriculum Project

Academic

Knowledge areas

Early childhood development

Teaching and Asssessment in early childhood contexts

Infants and toddler development and learning

Outdoor learning spaces

Leadership and management in early childhood contexts

Pedagogical leadership

Building Partnerships with families and communities


Student supervision

Masters Research Supervision
2013 What elements of blended learning approaches contribute to the success of pathway students enrolled a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) degree?

2012 How do early childhood teachers understand and support the needs of young English language learners?


2012 Exploring the role of the pedagogical leader in early childhood education and care - a case study

Honours supervision
2011 Thesis Title - Perspectives on partnerships in kindergarten needs of families attending for the first time and returning families
2011 - Thesis Title - Educators beliefs about gender differences: implications for behaviour management


Conferences and seminars

Rouse E & Beehan, J (2012) Report of the findings from the DEECD Pilot State-wide Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers, Melbourne convention and Exhibition Centre, August 2012

Rouse E & Thompson L (2012) Being, belonging and becoming - One Family Day Care Schemes response to building professional practice. Paper presented at the 2012 International family Day care Conference, Brisbane,July, 2012

Rouse, E (2012) Family Centred Practice: What does it look like and how do I do it? Paper presented to the Early Childhhod Education -Together We Grow Conference, Caulfield Racecourse, June 2012

Laming, M & Rouse E (2012) Caring and sharing team-teaching and team learning in a first year education program. Poster Presentation, First Year in Higher Education conference, Brisbane, June 2012

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.

Nolan A & Rouse E (2011) Where to from here? Career choices of pre-service teachers undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification. 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. & Rouse E (2011). Investigating BECE Students perspectives of the infant/toddler placement 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.

Awards

Awards and prizes

Deakin University - Faculty of Arts & Education
Pro Vic Chancellor's Faculty teaching Excellence Award - Category: Excellence in Team Teaching (2012)


Research

Research projects

Chief Investigator DEECD - Pilot statewide professional mentoring program for early childhood teachers (2011-2014)

Chief Investigator 2013 -2014 Early Years Education in the Primary Years Programme (PYP): Implementation Strategies and Programme Outcomes

Chief investigator - Greening Child care Outdoor Learning Spaces


Chief Investigator 2011-2012 Student perspectives on their infant/toddler practicum


Chief Investigator 2012 - The Harbour Outdoors - How it works for children and educators


Research interests

Early Childhood Curriculum and pedagogy
Partnerships across early childhood education
Infant and toddler curriculum and learning
Learning spaces in early childhood education and care

Outdoor learning spaces in early years education
Language and literacy in under threes
Leadership and professional practice

Pedagogical leadership

 


Research grants

2013 International Baccalaureate - Early Years Education in the Primary Years Programme (PYP): Implementation Strategies and Programme Outcomes ($42, 620 )

2013 Greening Childcare Outdoor Spaces (NGIA )

2012 The Harbour Ourdoors - how it works for Chuildren and Educators (CREFI- Deakin University

2011 DEECD Pilot State-wide Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers (DEECD $1.2 Million)


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/28731/Ms-Liz-Rouse


Publications

Publications

Cabezas, C & Rouse, E 2014, How do early childhood teachers understand and support the needs of young English language learners? Asia Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education Vol 8, No 1 pp 57 -78

Lindon, J & Rouse, L (2013) Child initiated learning, Teaching Solutions, Albert Park, Vic.
Nolan, A & Rouse, E (2013) Where to from here? Career choices of pre-service teachers undertaking a dual early childhood / primary qualification, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 1-10
Rouse, Liz (2012) Reflective practice : a handbook for early childhood educators, Teaching Solutions, Albert Park, Vic.
Linden J & Rouse, L (2012) Parents as partners, Teaching Solutions, Albert Park, Vic
Rouse, L (2012) Family-centred practice : empowerment, self-efficacy, and challenges for practitioners in early childhood education and care, Contemporary issues in early childhood, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 17-26
Rouse, E (2012) Partnerships in early childhood education and care : empowering parents or empowering practitioners, Global studies of childhood, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 14-25
Rouse, E, Morrissey, AM and Rahimi, M (2011) Problematic placement : pathways pre-service teachers’ perspectives on their infant/toddler placement, Early years : an international journal of research and development, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 87-98
Nolan, A & Rouse, E (2011) First choice : early childhood, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Melbourne, Vic


Link to publications

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=rouseli


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