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Mrs Shauna Petersen

Mrs Shauna Petersen
Name Shauna Petersen
Position Lecturer (Literacy Education)
Section School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Office G302
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2699
Extension 2699
Email
Qualifications GDipEd QUT , MEd USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified ( 130399 )

Research interests
Capacity Building
Teacher Leadership
Processes for school renewal (IDEAS project)
Literacy and whole school improvement
Three-Dimensional Pedagogy


PhD (2016):
When the sleeping giant awakes: The lived experiences of teacher leaders and implications for education systems.

Research projects:

Internal Research Grant (2012) - research team - A/Prof Shirley O’Neill, Dr Joan Conway, Dr Lindy Abawi, Mrs Shauna Petersen and Ms Deborah Geoghegan. Classroom discourse analysis as an indicator of pedagogical change: Showing how effective teachers make literacy teaching and learning visible.

Leadership Research International major team project - Sydney CEO research project (2010-11) - a study of the implementation of the IDEAS project in Sydney CEO schools.

Leadership Research International major team project - Victorian research project (2008-9)- a study of the implementation of the IDEAS project in Victorian Education Department schools.

Professional memberships
Member - Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
Member - Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Member - International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI)
Member - International Literacy Association (ILA)

Member - Darling Downs Local Council, ALEA

Industry affiliations
Registered teacher - Queensland College of Teachers

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Currently Course Examiner for the following courses:

EDO3472 - Children's and Young Adult Literature (WEB elective course)

EDX2170 - English Curriculum and Pedagogy (WEB and Oncampus at Toowoomba and Springfield)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
22 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Leadership Research International (LRI) - research and development, enterprise.

Research most recent
Petersen, S. (2015). Re-imaging teacher leaders leading school improvement: The untapped potential. Leading and Managing, 21(2), 1-28.

Geoghegan, D., O'Neill, S. & Petersen, S. (2013). Metalanguage: The ‘teacher talk’ of explicit literacy teaching practice. Improving Schools, 16(2), 119-129

O'Neill, S., Geoghegan, D., & Petersen, S. (2013). Raising the pedagogical bar: Teachers' co-construction of explicit teaching. Improving Schools 16(2), 148-158.


Research most notable
Petersen, S. (2015). Re-imaging teacher leaders leading school improvement: The untapped potential. Leading and Managing, 21(2), 1-28.

O'Neill, S., Petersen, S., Geoghegan, D. (17 July, 2015). Transforming teachers' and students' lives through a schoolwide approach to literacy. Pre-conference Institute (full day) presented at the International Literacy Association conference, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Petersen, S., O'Neill, S., Geoghegan, D. (20 July, 2015). Improving literacy through Schoolwide Pedagogy. Workshop presented at the International Literacy Association conference, St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Geoghegan, D., O'Neill, S. & Petersen, S. (2013). ‘Metalanguage: The ‘teacher talk’ of explicit literacy teaching practice’. Improving Schools, 16(2), 119-129.

O'Neill, S., Geoghegan, D., & Petersen, S. (2013). Raising the pedagogical bar: Teachers' co-construction of explicit teaching. Improving Schools 16(2), 148-158.

Petersen, S., Geoghegan, D. & O'Neill, S. (4-7 July, 2013). Schoolwide Pedagogy that works: Improving literacy outcomes in IDEAS schools. Workshop presented at Australian Literacy Educators' Association National English Literacy conference, Brisbane.

Petersen, S. (2012). From Walkervale to Kenya: Together we achieve the extraordinary. Story Catcher, 1(1). islPAL e-magazine. Available from <http://www.pedagogy.org.au/Resources/PedagogiesatWork-145/Volume1Issue12012-180/>

Petersen, S. (2011). Book review: The principal as leader of challenging conversations. Leading and Managing, 17(1), 100-102.

Conway, J., Petersen, S., & Crowther, F. (2011). The hitchhiker's guide to the leadership cosmos, Part 4. The Australian Educational Leader, 33(4), Centre lift-out.

Petersen, S. & Conway, J. (December, 2011). ‘I can see clearly now: Teacher leaders invoking reaction’. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 6(3).

Crowther, F., Conway, J. & Petersen, S. (2011). ‘The fifth C-B Dynamic: Invoking reaction’. In Frank Crowther & Associates. From school improvement to sustained success: The parallel leadership pathway. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Andrews, D, & Associates. (2011). Capacity building for sustainable school improvement: An Australian research study. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmbH & Co. KG.

Crowther, F., Abawi, L., Andrews, D., Conway, J., Dawson, M., Lewis, M., Morgan, A. & Petersen, S. (2010). Building and sustaining capacity in your school - the COSMIC C-B model (Monograph Series 47). Penrith, Australia: Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL).

Andrews, D., & USQ-LRI Research Team (2009). A research report on the implementation of the IDEAS Project in Victoria, 2004-8. Toowoomba, QLD: Leadership Research Institute, University of Southern Queensland. Available from http://ideas.usq.edu.au/

Henderson, R. & Petersen, S. (2008, July 6-9). Professional conversations: Teacher educators making sense of literacy pedagogy. Refereed paper presented at the AATE/ALEA National Conference, Adelaide.

Petersen, S. & Henderson, R. (2008, July 6-9). Pre-service teachers developing literacy identities. Refereed paper presented at the AATE/ALEA National Conference, Adelaide.

Petersen, S. & Morgan, S. (2007, September 27-28). A context project: Engaging third year tertiary literacy education students in an authentic literacy assessment task. Snapshot presented at the USQ International Conference of Pedagogies and Learning, Springfield Campus, USQ.

Henderson, R. & Petersen, S. (2007, July 8-11). Investigating the engagement of 3rd year tertiary education students in the learning and teaching of literacy. Refereed paper presented at the AATE/ALEA National Conference, Canberra.

Unpublished Master's thesis -
Petersen, S. (2006). Three-dimensional pedagogy and literacy: A case study. Toowoomba: University of Southern Queensland.


Publications in ePrints

Petersen, Shauna (2015) Re-imaging teacher leaders leading school improvement: the untapped potential. Leading and Managing, 21 (2). pp. 1-28. ISSN 1329-4539

Geoghegan, Deborah and O'Neill, Shirley and Petersen, Shauna (2013) Metalanguage: the 'teacher talk' of explicit literacy teaching in practice. Improving Schools, 16 (2). pp. 119-129. ISSN 1365-4802

O'Neill, Shirley and Geoghegan, Deborah and Petersen, Shauna (2013) Raising the pedagogical bar: teachers' co-construction of explicit teaching. Improving Schools, 16 (2). pp. 148-158. ISSN 1365-4802

Andrews, Dorothy and Crowther, Frank and Abawi, Lindy and Conway, Joan and Dawson, Mark and Lewis, Marian and Morgan, Allan and O'Neill, Shirley and Petersen, Shauna (2011) Capacity building for sustainable school improvement: an Australian research study. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-33808-9

Petersen, Shauna and Conway, Joan M. (2011) I can see clearly now: teacher leaders invoking reaction. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 6 (3). pp. 175-186.

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