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Ms Sharon Boyce

Ms Sharon Boyce
Name Sharon Boyce
Position Visiting Staff
Section School of Education
Phone +61 7 4631 2147
Extension 2147
Email
Qualifications BA UCSQ , GDipFET USQ , MEd(Hons) USQ
Homepage http://www.discoveringdisability.com.au
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education not elsewhere classified ( 390499 )

Research interests
·Completed Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training – TAE (June 2012)

·Master of Education (Honours) at the University of Southern Queensland. (2002)

·Graduate Diploma of Education (Further Education & Training) at the University of Southern Queensland. (December 1992)

·Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Communications and History at the University College of Southern Queensland. (June l990)

Professional memberships
·Registered Teacher in Queensland - Registration no. - 763 654.
. Chair - Regional Disability Advisory Council

·Queensland Facilitator for Leaders for Tomorrow Program.

.Member of the Queensland Writers Centre.

.Regional Facilitator for Queensland Disability Network

·Nominated member of the Australian College of Education

·Member of the Disability Action Group at U.S.Q.

·Member of AASE (Australian Association of Special Educators)

·Member of USQ Access Committee

·Member of Toowoomba Regional City Council’s Access Committee

·Member of the Queensland Ministerial Regional Disability Council

Currently teaching courses/programs
Have been a tutor for Foundations One (Lifespan Psychology and Inclusive Settings at the University of Southern Queensland)

·Tutor at U.S.Q. Education Faculty subjects: ‘Foundations of Educational Communication’ and ‘Foundations of Language’ (1997 onwards)

·Tutor, U.S.Q. Education Faculty subject 'The Developing Child'. (1996 onwards)

·Tutor and Marker, USQ OPACS Tertiary Preparation Program in Communication and Study Skills (1998 onwards.

·Tutor, U.S.Q. International Students Reading Program. (Semester One, l994)


·Tutor, Marker and Curriculum Developer, U.S.Q. International Students Uniprep Communications Program (Summer Semester, 1992)


·Marker, USQ 'English in Communications' Program (Semester One, 1992).


·Tutor and Curriculum Developer, USQ Corporate Communications Unit No. 90501 (199l-92)


·Marker, USQ Corporate Communications Unit No. 90501 (July 1990 - December 1992)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
12 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Course Lecturer & Rewriter
Diversity in Early Childhood TEA 4104

Research most recent
·Currently working and researching and writing my Doctor of Philosophy between UQ and USQ. The main focus of my Doctoral study is in the area of Inclusion and experiential change. It focuses on social inclusion, the use of technology, social justice and disability awareness within educational settings – Change through experiential learning – multi modal narrative analysis of the epistemic voice. The main focus of my Doctoral study will be in the area of social justice and disability awareness within educational settings through the use of multiliteracies.

·Author of self published and well-received children’s story book ‘Discovery at Paradise Island’ USQ Press, 2003.
·Design, Development and Production of Interactive Multiliteracied DVD for Early Years Learners: ‘A Day in the Life of Sharon Boyce: a Person with a Physical Disability’, 2006.


Research most notable
·Run my own Educational Consultancy practice, dealing with Disability, Diversity and Inclusion, called ‘Discovering DisAbility & Diversity’. We have worked with over 600 schools and run Professional Developments across the state of Queensland for educators, trainers and teachers of all year levels.
Refer to our website:
www.discoveringdisability.com.au