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 & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52271472 +61 3 52271472
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


Academic

Knowledge areas

Maria has an interest in literacy development in the pre-school and early years of schooling, inclusion and diversity in the middle years, 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

  • Member of the research team for: “Community learning in the early years: A regional perspective”, internally funded through Deakin University’s Emerging Research Grant
  • 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., & 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.

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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