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Dr Ellen Larsen

Dr Ellen Larsen
Name Ellen Larsen
Pronoun She/Her/Hers
Position Senior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A202a
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4346
Extension 4346
Email
Qualifications DipT BrisbaneCAE , BEd Griffith , MEd Tas , PhD Griffith

Ellen Larsen is a Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Ellen works with preservice teachers to develop capabilities in data-driven and evidence-based teaching and learning, and has been involved in Initial Teacher Education program accreditation and the implementation and coordination of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) for the university. Ellen served on the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Executive 2020-2021 as the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Representative, and continues to support ECRs through her leadership of the Teacher Education Early Career Researcher Advocacy and Action group (TEECRAA) at USQ. In 2020, Ellen was nominated for the prestigious Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education, and was awarded the ATEA ECR Grant. Her research interests are focused on the work of early career educators including beginning teachers. Her body of research includes topics of professional learning, mentoring, professional identity, education policy and professionalism.


  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development ( 130202 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )
  • Education Policy ( 160506 )
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Education Policy ( 390201 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development ( 390102 )
  • Education ( 130000 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Education Policy ( 390200 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )

Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE)


Registered teacher (QCT)


EDP2222 The Roles of the Teacher 2
EPP3100 Practising as a Professional Teacher 1
EPP3200 Practising as a Professional Teacher 2
EDP4130 GTPA


5 Years


29 Years


Academic Coordinator, School of Education
GTPA Coordinator, School of Education


  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development ( 130202 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )
  • Education Policy ( 160506 )
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Education Policy ( 390201 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development ( 390102 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Education Policy ( 390200 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )