Staff profile - Llewellyn Wishart

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Mr Llewellyn Wishart

Position: Lecturer In Early Childhood Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: J4.18, Warrnambool Campus
Phone: +61 3 556 33022 +61 3 556 33022



Llewellyn holds professional qualifications in early childhood, adult and movement education. His teaching experience at Deakin University has been cross disciplinary within the Bachelor of Health & Physical Education, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance), Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Master of Teaching programs. Doctor of Education candidate University of New England (current).


  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University, 1986
  • Graduate Diploma (Movement & Dance), University of Melbourne, 1990
  • Graduate Certificate in Adult Education in Training, Univ. of Technology Sydney, 2002
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood), Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2006
  • Graduate Diploma in Vocational & Workplace Learning, Univ. of Technology Sydney, 2010
  • Master of Education, Univ. of Technology Sydney, 2011
  • GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2013


  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Registered Early Childhood Teacher;
  • Professional Practice Member - Body-Mind Centering® Association Inc. (BMCA);
  • Registered Professional Member (RSME) - International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA);
  • NTEU;
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA).

Professional activities

Unit Chair:

  • ECE 216
  • ECI 216
  • ECE 407
  • ECP 127
  • ECP 331-334
  • ECP 712

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Teaching Interests

  • Children's social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing in early childhood and primary education;
  • Health, Physical Education (HPE) and Wellbeing pedagogies;
  • Sustainability education and nature-based teaching and learning;
  • Role of somatic education and body-mind integration in health-wellness pedagogy;
  • Early childhood movement, music & dance pedagogies
  • Contemplative education.

Subjects and units currently teaching

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (E420)

ECP 331-334 Professional Experience 3A-3D
ECE 407 Child, Family & Community Health & Physical Development

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (E330 & E330T)

ECE 216 Children's Health, Wellbeing & Physical Education

ECP 127 - Professional Experience 1 (0-2 Years)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (International) (E331)

ECI 216 Children's Health, Wellbeing & Physical Education

Master of Teaching (E760) (Early Childhood & Primary Strands)

ECP 712 Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing


Research projects

  • DUPPP Academic Literacies Project (BECE) 2012-2013;
  • Gowrie Victoria, The Harbour Family & Children's Centre Outdoor Learning Space - How It Works? 2012;
  • Greening Child Care Spaces Project 2013 - Nursery Gardening Industry Association (NGIA), Mission Early Learning Services, Fleming's Nurseries & CREFI.
  • Ballarat Kindergarden Project 2014-2015 - City of Ballarat, ECKA, Fleming's Nurseries, Uniting Care Ballarat & Deakin University.

Research interests

  • Translating Academic Skills to Professional Skills (Pathways from Uni to becoming an early childhood teacher)
  • Active transport in early childhood
  • Nature-based, outdoor and ecological learning
  • Outdoor play, physical activity and movement
  • Design of naturalised early childhood outdoor spaces
  • Integral embodied pedagogy
  • Early childhood movement, music and dance pedagogy
  • Contemplative education

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