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Dr Glenn Auld



Senior Lecturer in Education (Language and Literacy Education)


Faculty of Arts and Education


SoE Arts & Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2014
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Ballarat, 2005
Master of Education, Charles Darwin University, 1996
Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, 1985

+61 3 925 17098

Research interests

Digital Literacy practices
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Narrative Inquiry
Place, pedagogy and culture in pre-service teacher placements


Australian Literacy Educators Association
Australian Teacher Educators Association
Australian Association for Educational Research
E-lit Primary English Teaching Association

Teaching interests

EEL 201 Literacy Across the Curriculum (Unit Chair)
EXC 725 Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum
EXC 425 Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum

Professional activities

Deakin Human Research Ethics Committee (2013)
Selection officer for Primary Education course
Leader of the Experience Culture and Learning Emerging Research Group


2002 Australian Association for Educational Research Betty Watts Award for Significant contribution to Indigenous Education.

2014 Australian Council for Computers in Education Best Paper Award Shared with Michael Henderson and Nicola Johnson entitled "Ethics of Teaching with Social Media"


Transitioning for Growth: Successful Transition Strategies from Primary to Secondary School

Leading Indigenous Cultural Inclusion Module in collaboration with the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership (Bastow) and the Koorie Unit of the Learning

Experience Culture and Learning: Articulating pre-service teacher placement experiences in the Northern Territory.

Evaluating the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teacher Initiative (Australia Council of Deans of Education component)


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Translanguaging across time, space and generations: Ndjébbana Djérwarra share 42 stories in 20 minutes

Glenn Auld, Lena Djabibba, Joanne O'Mara

(2021), pp. 73-83, Rethinking languages education : directions, challenges and innovations, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

Gratitude notes as formative assessment in middle years literacy learning

Glenn Auld, Joanne O'Mara, Andrew Eyers

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 37-46, Literacy learning: the middle years, Norwood, South Aust., C1

journal article

Necessary But Not Sufficient: Literacy Pedagogies for Changing Times

Joanne O'Mara, Glenn Auld, Narelle Wood

(2021), Vol. 23, pp. 32-44, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY, C1

journal article

Translanguaging: Towards a strength-based literacy curriculum

Glenn Auld, Lena Djabibba, Joanne O'Mara

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 32-40, Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, Crows Nest, NSW, C1

journal article

Assessment of Literacy Pedagogy using Gratitude

Glenn Auld, Andrew Eyers, Joanne O'Mara

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 62-75, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article

A critical analysis of ecological sustainability ideology in award-winning early children's literature

Peta White, Glenn Auld, Muriel Wells

(2020), pp. 1-12, Australian Journal of Environmental Education, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

The evidence of literacy learning through contemporary Kunibídji knowledge systems

Lena Djabibba, Glenn Auld, Joanne O'Mara

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 15-32, Literacy education and indigenous Australians : theory, research and practice, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

'Four boys Nga-Lerebina Ngana': Oracy and translanguaging in English and Ndjébbana

J O'Mara, G Auld, L Djabibba

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 59-68, English in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Is there a case for mandatory reporting of racism in schools?

G Auld

(2018), Vol. 47, pp. 146-157, Australian journal of Indigenous education, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Dangerous practices : the practicum experiences of non-Indigenous pre-service teachers in remote communities

G Auld, J Dyer, C Charles

(2016), Vol. 41, pp. 165-179, Australian journal of teacher education, Mt. Lawley, W.A., C1

journal article

How does the act of writing impact on discursively mediated professional identities? A case study of three teachers

M Wells, D Lyons, G Auld

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 53-61, English in Australia, Kensington Gardens, S. Aust., C1

journal article

Teaching the "other" : curriculum "outcomes" and digital technology in the out-of-school lives of young people

G Auld, N Johnson

(2015), pp. 163-181, Critical perspectives on technology and education, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

The ethical dilemmas of social networking sites in classroom contexts

G Auld, M Henderson

(2015), pp. 741-756, Human rights and ethics: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications, Hershey, Pa., B1-1

book chapter

Leading indigenous cultural inclusion 2014 program evaluation report

B Martin, R McIvor, K Lovett, B Cherednichenko, G Auld, J Dyer

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Transitioning for growth. Successful transition strategies from primary to secondary school.

G Auld, G Williams, Y Loong, W Widjaja, G Levy, M Tan

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Homework: a window into community literacies

K Hutchison, G Auld,, K Hutchison

(2014), pp. 117-132, Becoming a Teacher of Language and Literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

Engaging with tensions: tensions are the norm

G Auld, B Doecke, R MacGlip

(2014), pp. 19-36, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

Literacy teaching and learning in digital times: tales of classroom interactions

M Wells, G Auld

(2014), pp. 63-82, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

Connecting literacy learning outside of school to the Australian Curriculum in the middle years

G Auld, N Johnson

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 22-27, Literacy learning: the middle years, Adelaide, S. A., C1

journal article

Becoming a teacher of language and literacy

B Doecke, G Auld, M Wells

(2014), Port Melbourne, Vic., A7

edited book

Ethics of teaching with social media

M Henderson, G Auld, N Johnson

(2014), pp. 1-7, ACEC 2014 : Now it’s personal : Australian Computers in Education 2014 conference, Adelaide, S. A., E1


The ethical dilemmas of social networking services in classroom contexts

G Auld, M Henderson

(2013), pp. 192-207, The social classroom : integrating social network use in education, Hershey, Pa., B1

book chapter

Silences of ethical practice: dilemmas for researchers using social media

M Henderson, N Johnson, G Auld

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 546-560, Educational research and evaluation, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Digital oral feedback on written assignments as professional learning for teacher educators: a collaborative self-study

G Auld, A Ridgway, J Williams

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 31-44, Studying teacher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Evaluation of the national partnership (teacher quality, supply and retention) initiatives for the Victorian school workforce

B Doecke, M Wells, J Kline, B Walker-Gibbs, C Campbell, L Hobbs, W Kortman, B Doig, G Auld, P Hubber, R Tytler, B Preston, M Long

(2013), [Geelong, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper

The literacy and numeracy strategy literature review

A Kostogriz, C Vale, G Auld, D Blake, L Bragg, S Ohi, T Ollis, J O'Mara, L Paatsch, G Williams

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Knowledge making by pre-service teachers on a professional placement experience in a remote Australian indigenous community

G Auld, C Charles, J Dyer, G Levy, A Marshall

(2013), pp. 1-7, ATEA 2013 : Knowledge makers and notice takers: teacher education research impacting policy and practice : Proceedings of the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference 2013, Brisbane, Qld., E1


Using mobile phones as placed resources for literacy learning in a remote Indigenous community in Australia

G Auld, I Snyder, M Henderson

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 279-296, Language and education, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

Digital oral feedback written assignments as professional learning for teacher educators : a collaborative self-study.

G Auld, J Williams, A Ridgway

(2011), pp. 1-7, ATEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 ATEA Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


Students creating digital video in the primary classroom : student autonomy, learning outcomes, and professional learning communities

M Henderson, G Auld, B Holkner, G Russell, W Seah, A Fernando, G Romeo

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 12-20, Australian educational computing, Belonnen, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

What does "transformation of participation" mean in a university classroom? Exploring university pedagogy with the tools of cultural historical h eory

H Tonyan, G Auld

(2009), pp. 215-227, Pedagogy in Higher Education: A Cultural Historical Approach, B1

book chapter

The production and distribution of Burarra talking books

R Darcy, G Auld

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 19-23, Australian educational computing, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

Talking books for children's home use in a minority Indigenous Australian language context

G Auld

(2007), Vol. 23, pp. 48-67, Australasian journal of educational technology, Dickson, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

A middle approach to literacy in a minority Indigenous Australian language context.

G Auld

(2004), pp. 1-18, AARE 2004 : Doing the public good : positioning educational research ; AARE 2004 International Education Research conference proceedings, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1


What Can We Say about 112,000 Taps on a Ndjebbana Touch Screen?

G Auld

(2002), Vol. 30, pp. 1-7, Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, C1-1

journal article

The role of the computer in learning Ndj bbana

G Auld

(2002), Vol. 6, pp. 41-58, Language Learning and Technology, C1-1

journal article

Why should I present my thesis on computer assisted ndjébbana on dvd?

G Auld

(2002), pp. 1-13, AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; AARE 2002 conference papers, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluation of the National Partnerships (Teacher, Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives for the Victorian school workforce

Prof Brenton Doecke, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Christine Halse, Dr Brian Doig, Prof Julianne Moss, Prof Damian Blake, A/Prof Peter Hubber, A/Prof Coral Campbell, A/Prof Anne-Marie Morrissey, A/Prof Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Wendy Kortman, Mr Alan Marshall, Ms Barbara Preston, Dr Jodie Kline, Dr Glenn Auld, A/Prof Linda Hobbs

  • 2013: $190,500
  • 2012: $25,500
  • 2011: $52,800

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy - Literature Review

A/Prof Colleen Vale, Prof Damian Blake, Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Leicha Bragg, Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Trace Ollis, A/Prof Joanne O'Mara, Dr Sarah Ohi, Dr Gaye Williams

  • 2013: $54,420

Transition: Improved Literacy and Numeracy Outcomes (Successful strategies)

Dr Glenn Auld, Dr Esther Loong, A/Prof Wanty Widjaja, Dr Gaye Williams

  • 2015: $59,670

Yarning the way: The role of Indigenous education paraprofessionals in guiding the post-school educational pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth

A/Prof Maree Gruppetta, Prof Liz Cameron, Dr Glenn Auld

  • 2016: $7,000

Evaluation of NISA project: Supporting implementation of Digital Technologies Curriculum

A/Prof Julianne Lynch, A/Prof Joanne O'Mara, A/Prof Anne Cloonan, Dr Glenn Auld

  • 2020: $47,835
  • 2019: $22,500
  • 2018: $22,500
  • 2017: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

MATSITI evaluation

Dr Glenn Auld, Prof Wendy Brabham, Mr Alan Marshall, Ms Kate Torpey, Dr Suneeti Rekhari

  • 2012: $20,000

Improving the outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students Project.

A/Prof Joanne O'Mara, Prof Julianne Moss, A/Prof Tim Corcoran, Dr Glenn Auld

  • 2021: $84,962
  • 2020: $42,867


Principal Supervisor

Paul Joseph Duck

Thesis entitled: 'It don't mean a thing' 'Literary' Language in Senior Secondary Classrooms

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Executive Supervisor

Desiree Hernandez Ibinarriaga

Thesis entitled: Critical Co-design Methodology: Privileging Indigenous Knowledges and Biocultural Diversity (Australia/Mexico)

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education


Chuchu Long

Thesis entitled: Chinese College English students learning experience in China and Australia

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Associate Supervisor

Damien Michael Lyons

Thesis entitled: Literacy in and for the 21st century

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education


Lisa Breen

Thesis entitled: Teacher professional practice and an ethic of care: an everyday problematic

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Alistair Welsh

Thesis entitled: Language Teaching for the Asian Century: Indonesian in Australian universities

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education