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Dr Karen Hawkins

Dr Karen Hawkins
Name Karen Hawkins
Position Casual Employment
Section School of Education
Location Toowoomba Campus
Email
Qualifications GDipSpEd USQ , MEd USQ , PhD USQ
Homepage http://www.usq.edu.au/users/hawkinsk
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Research interests
Early Childhood Education
Teaching for social Justice
Children's Literature

Professional memberships
Australian Association for Research in Education
Australian Research in Early Childhood Education
Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Primary English Teachers' Association
Early Childhood Australia
Early Childhood Teachers' Association

Industry affiliations
Member of the Queensland College of Teachers

Currently teaching courses/programs
ECE2003 Early Childhood Arts Education
ECE8004 The Reflective Early Childhood Practitioner.
ECE1101 The Young Child: Development and Ecology
ECE1102 Literacies in Early Childhood
ECE3007 Current Issues and Trends
ECE5007 Developing Matters in Early Childhood Education.

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
4 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
24 Years

Research most recent
Paper preseantaion: Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, 2008."Addressing Lather's concerns: Practicing in research endeavours what is preached in theoretical formulations"
Paper presentation: Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, 2008. "Looking forward, looking back: Framing the future for teaching for social justice in early childhood education"
Journal article: Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, Vol 15(1), 2008. "Preschoolers' awareness of, and sensitivities to social justice issues: Chlidern's literature and articipatory action research"


Research most notable
Australian Association for Research in Education Postgraduate Student Travel Award, 2008, for the paper: "Addressing Lather's concerns: Practicing in research endeavours what is preached in theoretical formulations"


Publications in ePrints

Hawkins, Karen (2011) Beyond the binary of researcher/researched: the complexities of participatory action research. In: Beyond binaries in education research. Routledge Research in Education. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, USA, pp. 147-160. ISBN 978-0-415-88512-6

Hawkins, Karen (2009) Addressing Lather's concerns: practicing in research endeavours what is preached in theoretical formulations. In: AARE 2008: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2008: Changing Climates - Education for Sustainable Futures?, 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2008, Brisbane, Australia.

Hawkins, Karen (2008) Developing anti-racist futures through anti-bias multicultural early childhood education. In: 2nd International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order, 6-7 Dec 2007, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

Hawkins, Karen (2008) Looking forward, looking back: framing the future for teaching for social justice in early childhood education. In: 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference: Reflecting on Successes and Framing Futures, 16-19 June 2008, Yeppoon, Australia.

Hawkins, Karen (2008) Participatory action research, sacred existential epistemology, the eighth moment of qualitative research and beyond…. In: AARE 2007: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2007: Research Impacts: Proving or Improving?, 24-29 Nov 2007, Fremantle, Australia.

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