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Prof Louise Paatsch

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor, Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2007

Biography

Professor Louise Paatsch is the Deputy Director of Deakin University's Strategic Research Centre in Education - Research for Educational Impact (REDI), and a Chief Investigator at the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. Her research focuses on children's and young people's communication, language, pretend play, and literacy development, with a strong focus on metapragmatic and pragmatic language use and the link to social communication. She also investigates teachers' talk patterns and intentional teaching practices in supporting children's and young people's communication, language, and play abilities. Louise also undertakes research that focuses on the communication, spoken language and literacy abilities of deaf and hard-of-hearing children and young people. She also works with teachers and educators to explore their own practices as reflective researchers to support positive outcomes for children, young people, and their families.

Louise employs mixed methods approaches including survey development, case studies, interventions, and video methodology. She also has extensive experience in presenting professional learning programs for early childhood educators, teachers, education support officers, and allied health professionals. Many of these programs include the use of participatory methodologies to support educators to research and reflect on their own practices, and to plan for future oral langauge, literacy and play teaching and learning.

Louise has published widely in high quality outlets including books, book chapters, refereed journal articles, commissioned research reports and conference proceedings. She has been invited to present keynotes and featured talks at various national and international conferences, workshops and community forums on key issues related to communication, language, play and literacy in children and young people.

Louise is currently the Associate Review Editor for Deafness Education International and Associate Editor for the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

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Research interests

Research Interests

Communication, language, pretend play, and literacy development in typically hearing and deaf and hard-of-hearing children and young people

Metapragmatic and pragmatic language use

Teacher and child talk patterns

Inclusive education

Researching with teachers

Completed HDR supervisory theses titles

  • Mothers' interactions with two-year-olds when reading printed and electronic texts
  • The Children Companion Project: supporting left-behind children in rural China
  • An Investigation of the Quality of Selected Kindergartens in China
  • An analysis of preschool children’s involvement in dramatic play
  • An investigation of educator-child relationships and wellbeing of under 3-year olds
  • Teachers’ aides training and professional learning in mainstream secondary schools
  • Visually Impaired Students in Higher Education: A UAE Case Study
  • Phonics intervention and its impact on the phonic skills, phonological awareness, speech perception, and speech production of children with hearing loss using spoken language
  • Proactive Psychosocial Attributes and Tactics of Vocationally and Socially Successful People who are Deaf: A Pragmatist study
  • The theoretical, political & practical challenges facing the psychosocial potential maximisation of people who are deaf

Current HDR supervisory theses titles

  • Emerging criteria for literary quality of interactive digital picture books
  • Psychological tools for a child with high-functioning autism: New applications of Vygotsky's developmental theory
  • Relationship between reading comprehension and Theory of Mind in deaf children
  • The nature of the reading support offered to students on Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf caseloads in Victoria
  • Professional Standards for Teachers: A study of Teachers of the Deaf
  • Storying childhood Identities: A narrative Inquiry
  • Infants' learning and involvement in a Singaporean context: A mixed methods approach
  • A primary caregiving system in selected childcare centres in Singapore: A mixed methods study
  • Supporting Self-regulation in Preschool children: Teachers' perspectives
  • Understanding how teaching mathematics as second language improves students' mathematical understanding
  • Leadership in Early Childhood in Singapore Context

Projects

2021-ongoing, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child ($34.9m)

2021, Professional Learning and Best Practice Resources to support Differentiated Play-Based/Inquiry Learning for Foundation Teachers. Department of Education and Training Victoria. Andrea Nolan, Louise Paatsch, Anne-Marie Morrissey, Liz Rouse, Deb Moore, Natalie Robertson, Virginia Kinnear, Kim Davies, Naomi David

2020-2021, Supporting Oral Language Early Years (SOLD-EY). Catholic Education Melbourne. Louise Paatsch & Andrea Nolan

2019 – ongoing, Supporting Oral Language (SOLD). Department of Education and Training Victoria. Louise Paatsch & Andrea Nolan

2019-ongoing, Early Childhood Professional Practice Partnerships. Department of Education and Training Victoria. Members: Natalie Robertson, Deb Moore, Andrea Nolan, Louise Paatsch, Anne-Marie Morrissey & Liz Rouse ($232,252)

2019, The use of pragmatic skills by people who are deaf and hard of hearing:  Perspectives of children, adolescents, young adults and parents. Deafness Foundation, Victoria. Louise Paatsch, Dianne Toe, Tova Most, & Anat Zaidman-Zait ($9,173)

2018, The relationship between theory of mind development, metacognitive reading skills and reading comprehension skills in children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Deafness Foundation, Victoria. Louise Paatsch, Kaye Scott & Dianne Toe ($30,000)

2018. Babies and bosses: A case study of work-based early childhood settings in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Christian Service. Louise Paatsch & Bonnie Yim ($56,250)

2018, Quality curriculum for under-3s: A case study in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Christian Service. Bonnie Yim & Louise Paatsch ($45,950)

2017. Paid non-local study leave scheme (Australia) in the 2017/18 School Year. Tim Corcoran, Julianne Moss, Louise Paatsch, Dianne Toe, Ben Whitburn, Maria Nicholas, Kim Davis, & Claire Spicer ($250,000)

2015-2017, Thinking differently about practice: Developmental Play. Victorian State Primary School. Andrea Nolan & Louise Paatsch ($30,547)

2016, Building Early Language and Literacy. Ardoch Youth Foundation. Andrea Nolan & Louise Paatsch ($21,643)

2015, Teacher talk in the early years: Building children’s oral language for literacy. Wyndham Best Start. Andrea Nolan, Louise Paatsch & Janet Scull ($10,000)

2015, Video-based Research in Education (VRiE). Deakin University. Lihua Xu, Linda Hobbs, Louise Paatsch, George Aranda and Joseph Ferguson ($5,454)

2014-2015, Creative, Critical, Digital: Connecting Home and School Literacies. Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, Anne Cloonan, Kirsten Hutchison & Louise Paatsch ($110,000)

2014, Assessment of Students’ Aged 3-12 for Development and Learning. International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). ($29,976)

2014, Community learning in the early years: A regional perspective.  Deakin University. ($14,000)

2013, Literacy & Numeracy Strategy. Literature Review. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. ($60,000)

2013, Community learning in the early years: A regional perspective. Deakin University. ($8,400)

2012, Teaching Literature in Multimodal Environments: A Victorian Perspective.  Deakin University. ($20,000)

2011, Principal led school improvement and teacher capacity building in the Barwon South Network.  DEECD. ($116,000)

2011, An investigation of the role of text-based computer-mediated conversations in facilitating peer relationships.  Telematics Trust. ($27,614)

Publications

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2022

Examining the paradoxes children experience in language and literacy learning

G Auld, J O’Mara, A Cloonan, T Delphine, A Eyers, M Nicholas, S Ohi, L Paatsch, L Pangrazio, J Quick

(2022), pp. 1-16, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Group Music Activities in Chinese Kindergartens: Children's Engagement and Teacher Perspectives

N Robertson, H Yim, L Paatsch

(2022), Vol. 16, pp. 49-72, Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea, C1

journal article

Teacher Educators' Perspectives on Establishing School-University Partnerships for Preservice Teacher Research

Anne Cloonan, Louise Paatsch, Kirsten Hutchison

(2022), Vol. 29, pp. 71-86, The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Supporting pragmatic skills in deaf and hard-of-hearing students during peer-to-peer interactions

L Paatsch, K Scott, D Toe

(2022), Vol. 24, pp. 314-333, Deafness and Education International, C1

journal article
2021

Experiencing Literature in Virtual Reality

Christine Oughtred, Louise Paatsch, Anne Cloonan

(2021), pp. 157-176, Virtual and augmented reality in English language arts education, Lanham, Maryland, B1

book chapter

Mothers' views on shared reading with their two-year olds using printed and electronic texts: Purpose, confidence and practice

M Nicholas, L Paatsch

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 3-26, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, C1

journal article

Supporting practice change in early years classrooms: Australia and Turkey as case studies

Andrea Nolan, Louise Paatsch, Selda Aras, Aybüke Tiryaki

(2021), pp. 1-15, International journal of early years education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Child-centred teaching: Helping each child to reach their full potential

M Nicholas, E Rouse, L Paatsch

(2021), Vol. 11, Education Sciences, C1

journal article

Youth Conversations Research Report

Damian Blake, Louise Paatsch, Sarah Healy, Amanda Mooney

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2020

It is more than language: the role of cognition in the pragmatic skills of children who are deaf and hard of hearing

Dianne Toe, Louise Paatsch, Amy Szarkowski

(2020), pp. 1-31, The Oxford handbook of deaf studies in learning and cognition, [Oxford, Eng.], B1

book chapter

The Interplay Between Pragmatics and Reading Comprehension in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Louise Paatsch, Dianne Toe

(2020), pp. 1-24, The Oxford Handbook of Deaf Studies in Literacy, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Supporting oral language learning in young children

Louise Paatsch, Andrea Nolan

(2020), pp. 1-15, Strong Foundations: evidence informing practice in early childhood education, Camberwell, Vic., B1

book chapter

Connections between children's involvement in dramatic play and the quality of early childhood environments

N Robertson, B Yim, L Paatsch

(2020), Vol. 190, pp. 376-389, Early child development and care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Renewing literature circles: pedagogies for curated multimodal responses

Anne Cloonan, Louise Paatsch, Kirsten Hutchison

(2020), Vol. 73, pp. 647-656, The reading teacher, Newark, Del., C1

journal article

Reshaping home-school connections in the digital age: Challenges for teachers and parents

K Hutchison, L Paatsch, A Cloonan

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 167-182, E-Learning and Digital Media, C1

journal article

Hear our heart ear bus project: supporting families of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children with Otitis Media

Donna Rees, Rachel Mills, Louise Paatsch

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 325-343, Deafness & Education International, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The Impact of Pragmatic Delays for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Mainstream Classrooms

Louise Paatsch, Dianne Toe

(2020), Vol. 146, pp. S292-S297, Pediatrics, Evanston, Ill., C1

journal article

Current Research in Pragmatic Language Use Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

Rhea Paul, Louise Paatsch, Naomi Caselli, Carrie Garberoglio, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Amy Lederberg

(2020), Vol. 146, pp. S237-S245, Pediatrics, Evanston, Ill., C1

journal article

Identifying play skills that predict children's language in the beginning of the first year of school

K Stagnitti, L Paatsch, A Nolan, K Campbell

(2020), Early Years, C1

journal article
2019

Rethinking inequalities between deindustrialisation, schools and educational research in Geelong

E Mayes, A Keddie, J Moss, S Rawolle, L Paatsch, M Kelly

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. 391-403, Educational philosophy and theory, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Literature in the Australian English Curriculum: Victorian primary school teachers' practices, challenges and preparedness to teach

L Paatsch, K Hutchison, A Cloonan

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 61-76, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, C1

journal article

Assessing pragmatic skills using checklists with children who are deaf and hard of hearing: A systematic review

D Toe, L Paatsch, A Szarkowski

(2019), Vol. 24, pp. 189-200, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, United States, C1

journal article

Promoting teachers' agency and creative teaching through research

A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Paatsch

(2019), Vol. 18, pp. 218-232, English teaching: practice and critique, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Patterns of teacher talk and children's responses: the influence on young children's oral language

Louise Paatsch, Janet Scull, Andrea Nolan

(2019), Vol. 42, pp. 73-86, Australian journal of language and literacy, Bedford Park, S. Aust., C1

journal article
2018

Using video-stimulated interviews to foster reflection, agency and knowledge-building in research

Maria Nicholas, Louise Paatsch, A Nolan

(2018), pp. 213-226, Video-based research in education : cross disciplinary perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

video-based methodologies: the affordances of different viewpoints in understanding teachers' tacit knowledge of practice that supports young children's oral language

A Nolan, L Paatsch, J Scull

(2018), pp. 1-12, International Journal of Research and Method in Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

(Re)affirming identities: implementing a play-based approach to learning in the early years of schooling

A Nolan, L Paatsch

(2018), Vol. 26, pp. 42-55, International journal of early years education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Communicative competence of oral deaf children while explaining game rules

D Toe, L Paatsch

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 369-381, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, United States, C1

journal article

Mobilizing students' creative, critical text development through multimodal pedagogies

A Cloonan, Louise Paatsch, Kirsten Hutchison

(2018), pp. 1-14, The international journal of literacies, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2017

Some trouble with repair: conversations between children with cochlear implants and hearing peers

A Church, L Paatsch, D Toe

(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 49-68, Discourse studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Improving schools: productive tensions between the local, the systemic and the global

S Rawolle, M Wells, L Paatsch, R Tytler, C Campbell

(2016), Singapore, A1

book

The fine art of conversation: the pragmatic skills of school-aged children with hearing loss

L Paatsch, D Toe

(2016), pp. 94-112, Oxford handbook of deaf studies in language, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

The development of pragmatic skills in children and young people who are deaf and hard of hearing

D Toe, P Rinaldi, M Caselli, L Paatsch, A Church

(2016), pp. 247-269, Diversity in deaf education, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

An analysis of the role of teachers' aides in a state secondary school: Perceptions of teaching staff and teachers' aides

D Gibson, L Paatsch, D Toe

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 1-20, Australasian Journal of Special Education, C1

journal article

Strangely familiar: teacher-researchers rethinking literacy pedagogies in digital environments

K Hutchison, L Paatsch, A Cloonan

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 11-29, International journal of literacies, Champaign, IL., C1

journal article

Renewing assessment practices: literacy teaching and learning in digital environments

A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Paatsch

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 13-28, International journal of assessment and evaluation, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

A view through the long lens: pre-service teachers' perceptions of multi-campus course delivery

B Walker-Gibbs, L Paatsch, J Moles, H Yim, T Redpath

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, Journal of university teaching and learning practice, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2015

Teachers' aides working in secondary school settings: preparedness and professional learning

D Gibson, L Paatsch, D Toe, M Wells, S Rawolle

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 71-87, Journal of education and learning, Ontario, Canada, C1

journal article

Becoming a 21st century literacy teacher:provocations, perceptions and possibilities in teacher education

L Paatsch, A Cloonan, K Hutchison

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 63-79, International journal of literacies, Champaign, Illinois, C1

journal article

Creative, critical, digital : connecting home and school literacies

A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Paatsch

(2015), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Assessment of student development and learning in IB PYP schools

D Toe, J Lang, L Paatsch, H Yim, W Jobling, B Doig, G Aranda

(2015), Geneva, Switzerland, A6

research report/technical paper
2014

Teachers researching their teaching: learning through practitioner inquiry

A Cloonan, L Paatsch, M Wells

(2014), pp. 37-62, Becoming a Teacher of Language and Literacy, Port Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

Teacher and student agency in contemporary literacy classrooms

K Hutchison, A Cloonan, L Paatsch

(2014), pp. 157-176, Becoming a teacher of language and literacy, Port Melbourne, Vic., B1

book chapter

Inclusive literacy education

J O'Mara, L Paatsch

(2014), pp. 99-116, BECOMING A TEACHER OF LANGUAGE AND LITERACY, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

A comparison of pragmatic abilities of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their hearing peers

L Paatsch, D Toe

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 1-19, Journal of deaf studies and deaf education, Cary, North Carolina, C1

journal article

Teacher practice: a spotlight on the use of feedback and conferencing in the first year of schooling

M Nicholas, L Paatsch

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 130-152, Australian journal of teacher education, Perth, WA, C1

journal article

Innovating from the inside: teacher influence and the 'promisingness' of digital learning environments

A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Paatsch

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 582-592, E-learning and digital media, London, England, C1

journal article
2013

The conversational skills of school-aged children with cochlear implants

D Toe, L Paatsch

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 67-79, Cochlear implants international, Leeds, England, C1

journal article

Young learners : teachers' questions and prompts as opportunities for children's language development

J Scull, L Paatsch, B Raban

(2013), Vol. 7, pp. 69-91, Asia-Pacific journal of research in early childhood education, Seoul, Korea, C1

journal article

Principal led school improvement and teacher capacity building in the Barwon South Network : final report, May 2013

S Rawolle, M Wells, L Paatsch, R Tytler, C Campbell

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

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
2012

Social and professional participation of individuals who are deaf : utilizing the psychosocial potential maximization framework

P Jacobs, P Brown, L Paatsch

(2012), Vol. 112, pp. 37-62, Volta review, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2011

Reimagining poetry : innovative literacies, national agendas and digital landscapes

A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Paatsch

(2011), pp. 81-98, Creating an Australian curriculum for English : national agendas, local contexts, Putney, NSW, B1

book chapter

The mathematical and science skills of students who are deaf or hard of hearing educated in inclusive settings

D Vosganoff, L Paatsch, D Toe

(2011), Vol. 13, pp. 70-88, Deafness and education international, West Yorkshire, U. K., C1

journal article
2010

The communication skills used by deaf children and their hearing peers in a question-and-answer game context

D Toe, L Paatsch

(2010), Vol. 15, pp. 228-241, Journal of deaf studies and deaf education, Cary, N. C., C1

journal article

Beliefs, practices, and expectations of oral teachers of the deaf

P Brown, L Paatsch

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 135-148, Deafness & education international, Leeds, England, C1

journal article
2006

Relationships among speech perception and language measures in hard-of-hearing children

P Blamey, J Sarant, L Paatsch

(2006), pp. 85-102, Advances in the spoken language development of deaf and hard-of-hearing children, New York, N.Y., B1-1

book chapter

The effects of speech production and vocabulary training on different components of spoken language performance

L Paatsch, P Blamey, J Sarant, C Bow

(2006), Vol. 11, pp. 39-55, Journal of deaf studies and deaf education, Cary, N.C., C1-1

journal article
2004

The effects of phonological and morphological training on speech perception scores and grammatical judgments in deaf and hard-of-hearing children

C Bow, P Blamey, L Paatsch, J Sarant

(2004), Vol. 9, pp. 305-314, Journal of deaf studies and deaf education, Cary, N.C., C1-1

journal article

Language outcomes for children with impaired hearing

P Blamey, C Bow, L Paatsch, J Sarant, K Galvin

(2004), Vol. 26, Australian and New Zealand journal of audiology, Bowen Hills, Qld., C1-1

journal article

Separating the contributions of hearing, lexical knowledge and speech production to speech perception scores in children with hearing impairments.

L Paatsch, P Blamey, J Sarant, L Martin, C Bow

(2004), Vol. 47, pp. 738-750, Journal of speech, language and hearing research, Rockville, Maryland, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Prof Susan Danby, Prof Lelia Green, A/Prof Lisa Kervin, Prof Julian Sefton-Green, Prof Leon Straker, Prof Karen Thorpe, Prof Peta Wyeth, Dr Luci Pangrazio, Prof Louise Paatsch

ARC CRE - Centres of Excellence

  • 2022: $387,718
  • 2021: $503,195

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluating student use of technology in a one-to-one computing program

Hon Prof Anne Cloonan, Dr Kirsten Hutchison, Prof Louise Paatsch

DEECD Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • 2010: $12,000

A short cycle model for school improvement in Barwon South Network

Dr Shaun Rawolle, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Coral Campbell, Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Muriel Wells

DEECD Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • 2012: $69,600
  • 2011: $46,400

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy - Literature Review

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

DEECD Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

  • 2013: $54,420

Teacher talk in pre-school and early years of schooling classrooms: Building language and literacy in children from vulnerable communities - PILOT

Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Louise Paatsch

Wyndham City Council

  • 2014: $9,090

Thinking differently about practice: Developmental Play

Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Louise Paatsch

Werribee Primary School

  • 2017: $17,147
  • 2016: $7,636
  • 2015: $8,181

Supporting Oral Language Development (SOLD)

Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Andrea Nolan

Mallee Track Health & Community Services, City of Casey (Narre Warren North Kindergarten), Millewa Pre-school (Werrimull P-12 School), City of Casey (Littlecroft Kindergarten), Gannawarra Shire Council (Gannawarra Shire Children, Latrobe City Council, Moyne Shire Council, Regans Rd Kindergarten, Mitchell Shire Council t/as Marie Williams Kindergarten, Mitchell Shire Council t/as Flowerdale Kindergarten, Gowrie St Preschool & Gowrie St Primary School, Moyne City Council (Port Fairy), Hume City Council, Lake Boga Preschool, Goodstart Early Learning Warrnambool, Dobell Ave Preschool (Hume City Council), Mansfield St Kindergarten (City of Casey), Osborne Primary School, Wyndham City Council (Penrose Kindergarten), Forrest Primary School & Early Years Centre, City of Casey, Athol Road Primary School, Golden Plains Shire Council, Yarra City Council, Balmoral K-12 Community College, Terang Children's Centre t/as Corangamite Shire Council, Yarriambiack Shire Council

  • 2022: $81,290
  • 2021: $111,476
  • 2019: $14,400

Early Childhood Professional Practice Partnerships.

Dr Natalie Robertson, Prof Andrea Nolan, A/Prof Anne-Marie Morrissey, Prof Louise Paatsch, A/Prof Liz Rouse, Dr Deb Moore

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2021: $232,252
  • 2019: $232,252

Deakin University - Professional Learning and Best Practice Resources to Support Differentiated Play-Based / Inquiry Learning for Foundation Teachers 2021.

Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Louise Paatsch, A/Prof Anne-Marie Morrissey, A/Prof Liz Rouse, Dr Virginia Kinnear, Dr Natalie Robertson, Ms Naomi David, Dr Kim Davies, Dr Deb Moore

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2021: $240,442

Teachers deliberating practice: The Aurora School project

Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Natalie Robertson

Aurora School

  • 2022: $89,797
  • 2021: $24,734

Early Childhood Professional Practice Partnerships.

Dr Natalie Robertson, Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Andrea Nolan, A/Prof Anne-Marie Morrissey, Dr Nicole Downes, Dr Llewellyn Wishart

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $231,604

Industry and Other Funding

An investigation of the role of text-based computer mediated conversations in facilitating peer relationships

Prof Dianne Toe, Prof Louise Paatsch

Telematics Course Development Fund Trust Grant - Research

  • 2012: $27,614

Creative, Critical, Digital: Connecting Home and School Literacies

Hon Prof Anne Cloonan, Dr Kirsten Hutchison, Prof Louise Paatsch

Catholic Education Office Melbourne

  • 2016: $8,545
  • 2015: $30,363
  • 2014: $63,636

International Baccalaureate: Assessment of Student' Aged 3-12 for Development and Learning

Prof Dianne Toe, A/Prof Bonnie Yim, A/Prof Josephine Lang, Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Brian Doig, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr George Aranda

International Baccalaureate Organization - Switzerland

  • 2015: $36,586
  • 2014: $17,577

Building Early Language and Literacy

Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Bridie Raban

Ardoch Youth Foundation

  • 2016: $19,675

Paid Non-local Study Leave Scheme (Australia) in the 2017/18 School Year

A/Prof Tim Corcoran, Prof Julianne Moss, Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Dianne Toe, Dr Ben Whitburn, Dr Maria Nicholas, Dr Kim Davies, Dr Claire Spicer, Prof Christine Ure, Dr Joanne Quick

Education Bureau The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • 2018: $160,522

Quality curriculum for under-3s: A case study in Hong Kong

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Prof Louise Paatsch

Hong Kong Christian Service

  • 2022: $22,975
  • 2018: $22,963

Babies and bosses: A case study of work-based early childhood settings in Hong Kong.

A/Prof Bonnie Yim, Prof Louise Paatsch

Hong Kong Christian Service

  • 2022: $28,125
  • 2018: $28,113

The relationship between theory of mind development, metacognitive reading skills and reading comprehension skills in children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH).

Prof Louise Paatsch, Dr Kaye Scott, Prof Dianne Toe

Deafness Foundation Education Research Fellow

  • 2020: $6,818
  • 2019: $20,454

The use of pragmatic skills by people who are deaf and hard of hearing: Perspectives of children, adolescents, young adults, and parents.

Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Dianne Toe, Prof Tova Most, A/Prof Anat Zaidman-Zait

Deafness Foundation Grant

  • 2019: $8,339

Supporting Oral Language Development (SOLD)

Prof Louise Paatsch, Prof Andrea Nolan

Child and Family Care Network Inc t /as Best Chance, Irymple Kindergarten, Merbein Preschool, Fifth Avenue Childcare Centre, Cranbourne Daycare & Kindergarten Centre, Westernport Childcare Centre P/L - Lang Lang, Combined Preschools of Southern Grampians, Donald Kindergarten (YMCA of Ballarat), Kings College Warrnambool, Learn Smart Early Learning Centre - Lyndhurst, Midvalley Kinder and Childcare, Berwick Twinklestar Early Learning Centre, Mildura South Kindergarten, Westernport Childcare Centre P/L - Koo Wee Rup, Shine Bright Woorinen South, Wycheproof Pre School, Birchip Early Learning Centre, Best Chance t / as Bass Valley Childcare Center, Katamatite Kindergarten t/as Goulburn Region Preschool Association, North Hamilton Kindergarten, Little Stars Childcare & Kindergarten, The Honeypot Child Care Centre, Good Start Early Learning Cranbourne East, Newlands Preschool (Moreland EYM Inc), Catholic Education Melbourne, Dandenong North East Kindergarten, Gum Nuts Resort t/as Eighty-Fourth Jettison P/L, Olinda Avenue Preschool, Tyabb Village Children's Centre t/as Trustee for Tyabb Village Childrens Centre Trust, Rowellyn Preschool Carrum Downs t/as Rowellyn Preschool, Bass Coast Children's Centre Inc, Kids World Childcare Centre t/as Kika Investment Pty Ltd, Little Scooters Early Learning t/as the trustee for McNutt Family Trust, Younique Early Learning Centre t/as Yaya & Co Pty Ltd, Hillcrest Christian College t/as Crest Education Ltd, Haileybury Brighton, Kialla Children's Centre t/as Kialla Childrens Centre, One World for Children Pty Ltd t/as One World Children's Centre, Maroondah Pre-School, Eryksia Enterprises Pty Ltd t/as Little Dreamers ELC, Children's Corner Learning Centre, Dingley Kindergarten Centres Inc t/as Jacks Avenue Kindergarten, Amberly Park World of Learning (G8 Education Ltd), Noble Park Kindergarten (Best Chance), Springvale Rise Primary Kindergarten (VICNET) (Best Chance), Wyndham Vale Primary School Kindergarten (Best Chance), Bittern Preschool, Pentland Childcare & Kindergarten, Rushworth Kindergarten & Childcare Inc, The Learning Sanctuary t/as G8 Education Ltd, Lake View Children's Centre t/as Alpine Children's Services, Rivercrest Christian College ELC, Lauriston Kindergarten t/as Lauriston Girls School, Woodlea Early Education t/as The Trustee for EG20 Operations Unit Trust, The Range Children's Centre, Best Chance t/as Lang Lang Preschool, Grand Oaks ELC t/as Mayfield Childcare Ltd, Paradise Kids Childcare Centre t/as Mayfield Childcare Ltd, Headstart Altona North ELC t/as G8 Education, Springvale 2 World of Learning, Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS), Stables Kindergarten Inc, Brimbank Preschool Association Inc, Oxley Kids t/as Life Ministry Centre Ltd, St Kevins College, Town and Country t/as Kazzico Pty Ltd, East Preston Islamic College Limited, Timboon & District Kindergarten, Simpson & District Kindergarten, Cobden & District Kindergarten, Marymede Early Learning Centre t/as Marymede Foundation Ltd, Hope Early Learning Centre t/as Bryson Management, Len Jeffrey Memorial Preschool t/as Len Jeffrey Memorial Pre-School Inc, Manchester Preschool Inc, Nathalia Community Early Learning Centre t/as Northern Victoria Finances Ltd, Cherry Crescent Preschool t/as Cherry Preschool Inc, Play & Grow ELC t/as Play & Grow Early Learning Pty Ltd, Elements Education Management Pty Ltd, Mahajan Family Trust, SuniTafe Mildura Campus t/as TafeKids Inc, The Uni of Melb t/as Swanston St Children's Centre, Bestchance t/as Bunyip Kindergarten, Bestchance t/as Garfield Kindergarten, Pakenham Springs Children's Centre t/as Best Chance, Upper Beaconsfield Kindergarten t/as Bestchance, Warragul Early Learning Centre t/as Bestchance, Elements Warralily, Tungamah & District Pre-school Inc t/as Tungamah Kinder, Castlemaine Childcare Co-operative, The Trustee for Lang Park Trust t/as Lang Park Early Learning Centre & Kindergarten, City Kids Early Learning Centre t/as Puopolo Nominees Pty Ltd, Wallaby Childcare Greensborough, Future Kids Child Care, Baby Bells Child Care, Goodstart Early Learning Ltd t/as Goodstart Early Learning Berwick, Mayfield Childcare Ltd t/as Melton Early Learning Kinder, Elonera Pre-School Association Inc, Yarra Ranges Kindergartens t/as Woori Yallock Preschool, The Trustee for EG14 Operations Unit Trust t/as Eynesbury Early Education, Lake Tyers Health & Childrens Services Association Inc, Karmai Community Children's Centre, Giraffe Early Learning Centre Docklands Pty Ltd, Yarra Ranges Kindergartens t/as Warburton Preschool, Alpine Children's Services Ltd, Yara Childcare Centres Pty Ltd, C&N Investments No 1 Pty Ltd t/as Robin's Nest - Cheltenham, Millewa Pre-School Inc, Shine Bright EYM, The Trustee for Sovana Childcare Trust t/as Blubird Cobram Kindergarten, Meredith Kindergarten t/as Golden Plains Shire Council, Goulburn Region Pre-School Association Inc t/as Merrigum Kindergarten, The Trustee for TLDB Discretionary Trust t/as Millville Children's Centre, Community Kids Melton Early Education Centre t/as G8 Education, Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School - Early childhood Education, Gisborne Montessori School Ltd, Only About Children P/L

  • 2019: $57,600

Cottage by the Sea-Where Young People Matter: Mentor Program

Prof Louise Paatsch, A/Prof Amanda Mooney, Prof Andrea Nolan, Prof Julianne Moss, Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen, Dr Sarah Healy

Cottage by the Sea, Queenscliff Inc

  • 2021: $14,998

Other Funding Sources

ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Prof Susan Danby, Prof Lelia Green, A/Prof Lisa Kervin, Prof Julian Sefton-Green, Prof Leon Straker, Prof Karen Thorpe, Prof Peta Wyeth, Dr Luci Pangrazio, Prof Louise Paatsch

Queensland University of Technology

  • 2022: $135,601
  • 2021: $82,438

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Maria Nicholas

Thesis entitled: Mothers' interactions with two-year-olds when reading printed and electronic texts

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2015

Dianne Gibson

Thesis entitled: Teachers' aides training and professional learning in mainstream secondary schools

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Executive Supervisor
2021

Kaye Scott

Thesis entitled: Relationship Between Reading Comprehension and Metacognitive Skills in Deaf Children

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2020

Jingsi Mao

Thesis entitled: The Children Companion Project: Supporting Left-behind Children in Rural China

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Co-supervisor
2020

Ting Wei

Thesis entitled: An Investigation in the Quality of Selected Kindergartens in China

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Associate Supervisor
2022

Shirley Soh

Thesis entitled: Leadership in Early Childhood Education in Singapore

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2017

Nicole Downes

Thesis entitled: An investigation of educator-child relationships and wellbeing of under 3-year-olds

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2016

Natalie Elizabeth Robertson

Thesis entitled: Children's Play: An Analysis of Involvement in Dramatic Play

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

2014

Muna Mohamed Al Hammadi

Thesis entitled: Students with Vision Impairments in Higher Education, A UAE Case Study

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education