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Assoc Prof Robyn Henderson

Assoc Prof Robyn Henderson
Name Robyn Henderson
Position Honorary Associate Professor
Section School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Phone +61 7 4631 2692
Extension 2692
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, literacy learning and literacy pedagogy - early childhood, primary and middle years
Itinerancy/mobility
Multiliteracies
Digital literacies, computer games and digital culture
Academic literacy
Diversity, social justice, disadvantage
Critical Discourse Analysis
Induction and professional learning
Transition into university

Professional memberships
Member of the National Executive of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Member of the European Education Research Association (EERA)
Member of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
Member of the International Literacy Association (ILA)
Member of the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)

Industry affiliations
Registered teacher, Queensland College of Teachers
Editor of Literacy Learning: the Middle Years
Member of the editorial review board for the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
25 Years

Research most recent
Redmond, P., Heffernan, A., Abawi, L.-A., Brown, A., & Henderson, R. (2018). An online engagement framework for higher education. Online Learning Journal. Available from https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/1175

Henderson, R. (2017). Building a sense of community belonging: Making mobile families welcome in a rural Australian school. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27(2), 18–30.

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.


Research most notable
Henderson, R. (Ed.). (in press). Teaching literacies: Pedagogies and diversity. 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.

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

Redmond, Petrea and Abawi, Lindy and Brown, Alice and Henderson, Robyn and Heffernan, Amanda (2018) An online engagement framework for higher education. Online Learning Journal, 22 (1). pp. 183-204. ISSN 2472-5730

Henderson, Robyn (2017) Building a sense of community belonging: making mobile families welcome in a rural Australian school. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27 (2). pp. 18-30. ISSN 1036-0026

Henderson, Robyn and Lucio, Joana (2017) Editorial: rural schools as hubs for the socio-educational development of communities. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 1036-0026

Gouwens, Judith A. and Henderson, Robyn (2017) Migrant mothers becoming active agents in a United States midwestern context: building strengths by breaking down the outside-inside barrier. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 27 (2). pp. 136-148. ISSN 1839-7387

Hickey, Andrew and Henderson, Robyn (2017) Testimonio and the idios kosmos of the contemporary academic: charting the possibilities for pleasure in personal accounts from inside the academy. In: Producing pleasure in the contemporary university. Bold Visions in Educational Research, 59. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 157-169. ISBN 9789463511773

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

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