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Assoc Prof Robyn Henderson

Assoc Prof Robyn Henderson
Name Robyn Henderson
Position Casual Employment
Section School of Education
Location Toowoomba Campus
Email
Qualifications DipEd Qld , BA Qld , GDipReading BrisbaneCAE , GDipEd BrisbaneCAE , MEd QUT , MEd(Hons) JCU , PhD JCU

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education ( 130300 )
  • Education Systems ( 130100 )
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )

Research interests
Literacies, literacies learning and literacy pedagogy - early childhood, primary, middle and secondary years
Mobility and its relationship to learning, especially literacies learning
Multiliteracies
Academic literacy
Diversity, social justice, disadvantage
Critical Discourse Analysis
Induction and professional learning
Transition into university

Professional memberships
Principal Fellow, Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
A convenor of Network 14 (Communities, Family and Schooling) of the European Educational Research Association (EERA)
Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Member of the International Literacy Association (ILA)

Industry affiliations
Registered teacher, Queensland College of Teachers
Editorial Advisory Board of the journal, Literacy Learning: the Middle Years
Editorial Review Board for the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Currently teaching courses/programs
n/a

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
25 Years

Research most recent
Henderson, R. (2019). Knowing teaching through researching and reflecting on practice. In A. Woods & B. Exley (Eds.), Literacies in early childhood: Foundations for equity and quality. Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

Henderson, R. (in press). Using rural education research to rethink literacies pedagogies. In P. Roberts (Ed.), Rural(is)ing education research. Melbourne, Vic.: Springer.

Machfudi, M. I., Henderson, R., & Dashwood, A. (in press). Sustaining English language teaching in Islamic schools in rural areas of Eastern Java, Indonesia. In J. Greenwood (Ed.), Developing local capacity for education improvement: Case studies from Bangladesh and other developing regions. Melbourne, Vic.: Springer.


Research most notable
Henderson, R. (Ed.). (2018). Teaching literacies: Pedagogies and diversity (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press.

Henderson, R., & Gouwens, J. A. (2017). Migrant mothers becoming active agents in a US Midwestern context: Building strengths by breaking down the outside-inside barrier. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27(2), 136–148.

Hickey, A., & Henderson, R. (2017). Testimonio and the Idios Kosmos of the contemporary academic. In S. Riddle, M. Harmes, & P. Danaher (Eds.), Producing pleasure within the contemporary university (pp. 157–169). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.

Henderson, R., & Woods, A. (2016). Exploring literate lives: Returning to the field. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 47(2), 203-212. doi: 10.1111/aeq.12149

Henderson, R. (2015). Two conversations at once: Making sense of classroom observations. English in Australia, 50(3), 45–49.

Henderson, R. (2014). Writers' journeys: Ways of being, knowing and doing. In J. K. Jones (Ed.), Weaving words: Personal and professional transformation through writing (pp. 159-170). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Henderson, R., & Danaher, P. A. (2012). Moving with the times: Pedagogies for mobile students. In C. Day (Ed.), International handbook: Teacher and school development (pp. 360-371). New York: Routledge.

Henderson, R., & Gouwens, J. A. (2013). Mobile farmworker families using cocoon communities to negotiate multiple lifeworlds. In M. Korpela & F. Dervin (Eds.), "Cocoon communities": Togetherness in the 21st century (pp. 105-121). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Henderson, R., & Lennon, S. (2014). A conversation about research as risky business: Making visible the invisible in rural research locations. In S. White & M. Corbett (Eds.), Doing educational research in rural settings: Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions (pp. 119-134). London: Routledge.


Publications in ePrints

Henderson, Robyn (2020) Knowing Teaching through Researching and Reflecting on Practice. In: Literacies in Early Childhood: Foundations for Equity and Quality. Oxford University Press, Docklands, Australia, pp. 329-342. ISBN 9780190305147

Henderson, Robyn (2019) 2018 Sam Power Oration: looking back and moving forward: building on Sam (Sandra) Power’s legacy. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 27 (2). pp. 41-51. ISSN 1320-5692

Exley, Beryl and Henderson, Robyn (2019) Planning for literacies learning: using backward design for an inquiry project. In: Teaching literacies: pedagogies and diversity, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 37-69. ISBN 9780-1903-06380

Vanthuyne, Adrienne and Henderson, Robyn (2019) Planning for the learning of literacies across the curriculum: using authentic assessment to engage students. In: Teaching literacies: pedagogies and diversity, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 135-159. ISBN 9780-1903-06380

Henderson, Robyn and Woods, Annette (2019) (Re)focusing the lens beyond deficit: making diversity and difference in schools visible. In: Teaching literacies: pedagogies and diversity, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9780-1903-06380

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )