Staff profile - Maria Nicholas

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Mrs Maria Nicholas

Position: Lecturer In Education In English Language And Literacy Education
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 71472 +61 3 522 71472
Email: maria.n@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Career highlights

2013 - Awarded the Faculty of Arts and Education, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for Early Career Teaching


LinkedIn profile

https://au.linkedin.com/in/maria-nicholas-0b29b797


Academic

Knowledge areas

Maria has an interest in literacy development in the pre-school and early years of schooling, digital literacies, inclusion and diversity, school curriculum design and planning, assessment and feedback, and teacher education.


Awards

Awards and prizes

2013 - Awarded the Faculty of Arts and Education, Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for Early Career Teaching


Research

Research projects

  • Doctoral project: "Caregivers' interactions with toddlers when reading printed and electronic texts"
  • Leading the project: “Cross-Discipline Partnerships: the enhancement of learning and teaching, through the use of IT”, a joint project between the School of IT and the School of Education, Deakin University


Publications

Publications

Nicholas, M. & Wells, M. (2016). Insight into casual relief teaching: casual relief teachers' perceptions of their knowledge and skills. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/qpa8ECYExvG7BdguiFjy/full

Nicholas, M. (2015). Student knowledge: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting. Journal of Educational Enquiry. Vol. 14. No. 3. 1-16. http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/EDEQ/article/view/954/795

Nicholas, M., & Paatsch, L. (2014). Teacher practice: a spotlight on the use of feedback and conferencing in the first year of schooling. Australian journal of teacher education, 39(9), 130-152. http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol39/iss9/9/

Hope-Rowe, G. & Nicholas, M. (2014). 'Planning for teaching / Planning for learning', in B. Doecke, G. Auld & M. Wells (eds), Becoming a Teacher of Language and Literacy, Cambridge, pp.133-156.


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