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Dr Ellen Larsen

Dr Ellen Larsen
Name Ellen Larsen
Position Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A250
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4346
Extension 4346
Qualifications DipT BrisbaneCAE , BEd Griffith , MEd Tas , PhD Griffith

Ellen Larsen has been a Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) since 2016. She commenced working in Initial Teacher Education after a long career working in schools and in leadership positions at the sector level in Queensland, Australia since 1988. With a strong research interest in professional learning, beginning teachers and teacher identity, Ellen completed her Master of Education at the University of Tasmania in 2013 on the work of novice literacy coaches. Following this, she completed her doctoral research in 2019 with Griffith University, investigating beginning teachers and the development of their professional learner identities. Ellen has published from both her Masters and Doctoral research, in publications such as her book chapter, ¿Developing professional learner identities: a critical piece in the `classroom readiness¿ puzzle (Springer) in 2017. Ellen¿s research interests also include teacher educator practice and professionalism.

Publications in ePrints

Larsen, Ellen and Allen, Jeanne M. (2016) Building professional learning identities: beginning teachers’ perceptions of causality for professional highs and lows. In: Teacher education: innovation, intervention and impact. Springer, Sydney, Australia, pp. 231-251. ISBN 978-981-10-0784-2

Larsen, Ellen and Allen, Jeanne (2014) The novice literacy coach: exploring motivation and persistence in the face of challenge. In: Annual International Australian Association for Research in Education National Conference 2014 (AARE 2014), 1-5 Nov 2014, Brisbane, Australia.