Staff profile - Sarah Ohi

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Dr Sarah Ohi

Position: Lecturer In Lang & Lit Education
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: N3.15, Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43747 +61 3 924 43747


Teaching Interests

ECE762 Language and Literacy in the Early Years                                          ECE230 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood
ECL210 Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments
ECL310 Developing Language and Literacy: The Middle Years

Student supervision

HDR Supervisory Theses titles:

Mathematically-rich Interactions in Early Childhood Centres

Developing Professional Learning Strategies for the Teaching of English in the Indonesian Preschool Settings.

Parents’ Priorities Regarding Early Childhood Education in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.

Exploring the Kinds of Practices and the Sources of Support used by Parents to Promote the Literacy Development of Children Aged 0-5 Years within One Rural Community.

Investigating the Effects of Pre-schooler’s Language Impairments upon their Behaviour; Perceptions of Pre-school Educators and Speech Therapists.

Evaluating the Use of Portfolios in the Early Childhood Education Field; Opening Pandora’s Box or Finding a Treasure Trove of Solutions


Research projects

2013 The Intercultural Understanding in Primary & Secondary Schools Project,Halse,C(CI),Mansouri,F,Arrowsmith,C(RMIT),Moss,J.,Paradies,Y., Arber,R,Charles,C.,Cloonan,A.,Nida,D.(UWS),Ohi,S.,O’Mara,J.,Priest,N.(MU).The Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant

2013 The Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, Literature Review, DEECD, Vic. Kostogriz,A. (CI), Vale,C. (CI), Auld,G., Blake,D., Bragg,L., Ohi,S., Ollis,T., O’Mara,J., Paatsch,L., Williams, G.

2012 Implications of the restructuring of Early Childhood Education for Teacher Professional Development, Ohi,S. & Yim,B.
2011-2013 Pilot Statewide Professional Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Teachers (Deakin/VU partnership, Funded by DEECD) Nolan, A., Morrissey,A., Aitken, J., Doig,B., Hamm,C., Hunt,J., Laskey,L.,Ohi,S.,Rouse,L.

2011-2012 Developing Essential Language and Literacy Tools for Early Childhood Education, Deakin University.
2010-2012 Investigating the Role of Early childhood Teachers in the Research Policy Praxis Nexus; A focus upon Language and Literacy in Early Childhood.
2010 Enhancing On-line Teaching and Learning through Research.
2010 A Day in the Life of an Early Childhood Educator.

Research interests

Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years
New Technologies and Literacy Pedagogical Practices in the Early Years
The Transition of Pre-school children into the Primary School
Building effective partnerships between teachers, parents and children.
The operation of the Research-Policy-Praxis Nexus.
Improving Higher Education
Improving On-line learning, Teaching and Research

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