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Ms Narelle Daffurn
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education, Education Systems
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Master of Educational Studies in Learning Support (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • QCT – Queensland College of Teachers
  • PETAA – Primary English Teaching Association Australia
  • ALEA – Australian Literacy Educator’s Association
  • IRA/ILA – International Reading / Literacy Association
  • LDA – Learning Difficulties Australia
  • SPELD-QLD – Supporting People Experiencing Learning Difficulties
  • AARE – Australian Association for Research in Education
  • ALA – The Association for Language Awareness
  • LRA – Literacy Research Association
  • QATESOL – QLD Assoc. of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English

Language, Literacy, Diversity, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Teacher Professional Development

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Qualifications and Courses:

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
  • Currently enrolled in doctoral studies at QUT, to research in the area of language development. Study title: ‘Identifying language proficiency through multimodal literacy hi-stories in a diverse early years classroom: A narrative study’
  • ‘EAL Strategies for the Mainstream Classroom’  with Dr. Virginia Rojas (Teacher Training Center – London)
  • Master of Educational Studies in Learning Support (University of Queensland)
  • Graduate Certificate in ‘The Teaching of Reading’ with Prof. John Munro – University of Melbourne (ACER Institute)
  • Certificate IV in TESOL (Citipointe Christian College)
  • Bachelor of Education – Advanced Professional Studies (Griffith University)
  • Diploma of Teaching Primary/Pre-school (worked in Year 1-7) (Brisbane College of Advanced Education – Mt Gravatt Campus)
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  • Since 1988 – Roles in schools in Queensland, Australia; as well as international schools in Gaza, Kuwait, and Cairo in Egypt: Classroom Teacher; Literacy Coach (coaching and mentoring teachers); Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy; and Head of Curriculum.
  • Since 2015 – Lecturer in ‘Literacies’ & ‘English curriculum’, QUT.
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