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Dr Lyndal O'Gorman

Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education

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Name
Dr Lyndal O'Gorman
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Other Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3621
Fax
+61 7 3138 3989
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology), Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian Association of Environmental Education
  • Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network
Keywords

Arts, Conceptions, Early childhood education, Education for sustainability, Parents, Phenomenography, Preparatory Year, Queensland

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

Biography

Lyndal O’Gorman has worked in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education casually since 2004 and full-time from 2007. Prior to this she taught in Education Queensland primary schools in Brisbane and Far North Queensland. Lyndal was involved in the introduction of the Preparatory Year in Queensland through her as a key member of the Queensland Teachers’ Union and as a researcher at QUT during the trial and implementation of Prep. Lyndal’s PhD research employed phenomenography to explore parents’ views of the Preparatory Year in a non-government school. Lyndal’s current teaching and research endeavours at QUT include the topics of early childhood and primary arts education, education for sustainability, play pedagogies, interdisciplinary learning and teaching, and early childhood leadership. Lyndal is building a substantial track record of research investigating the intersection of the arts and education for sustainability and her work in this space is recognised internationally. She is co-leader of the Transnational Dialogues in Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability and leads QUT’s collaborations with the University of Stavanger, Norway, in designing and delivering short PhD courses in Early Childhood for Active Citizenship. Lyndal’s impact at QUT is demonstrated in her work in university-wide teaching programs such as the Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice, in which she taught scholarly approaches to learning and teaching to early career academics from across the university, and supported their disciplinary research skill development.
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Teaching

Lyndal specialises in teaching in the following areas:

  • Early childhood and primary visual and media arts education
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

Lyndal has been a member of an award-winning Scholarship of Teaching team that conducted research investigating the experiences of students with English as an additional language as they undertook field experience in Australian schools. As Program Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Years) course, Lyndal lead a teaching team that won the Education Faculty’s inaugural Teaching and Learning Award for Teaching Excellence (Team Award) in 2009. This was achieved as a result of the team’s innovative work with the Graduate Schools Program. Lyndal is an experienced Arts educator who has lead large teaching teams in the Faculty of Education across multiple campuses. Her teaching expertise has been recognised through a secondment to the university’s central Learning and Teaching Unit (2016/17) where she worked in the Academic Development Team to provide professional development to early career academics from across QUT.

Lyndal is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy through the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching (QALT).

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Experience

Lyndal has been a key member of research and teaching teams that have implemented innovative interdisciplinary teaching and learning at QUT. She was a co-initiator of the Lone Pine Koala Centre project in which students from the Faculties of Education and Design worked together to design an early education centre to be built on the grounds of a local wildlife sanctuary.

Lyndal is a key member of the committee of the Queensland Early Childhood Sustainability Network (QECSN). QECSN provides professional development and advocacy for Queensland early childhood teachers as they implement education for sustainability in their centres.

Lyndal’s leadership in early childhood curriculum is demonstrated by her invitation to the P-2 advisory committee for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

This information has been contributed by Dr Lyndal O'Gorman.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • A Comparative Study in China and Australia of Parental Engagement in Transition to School
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Julie Dillon-Wallace
  • Experiences of same-sex attracted parents in primary schools
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Annette Woods
  • Pre-Service Teachers' Journeys in the Visual Arts: Attitudes, Beliefs and Self-Concepts
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Adjunct Associate Professor Lisa Ehrich, Dr Linda Knight
  • Early Childhood Understandings of Sustainability: Urban, Rural and Remote
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Kerryann Walsh
  • Early childhood teachers' beliefs and practices about education for sustainability in Korea and Australia
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Neal Dreamson
  • Investigating what creativity means to children aged 5 to 12 and the role it plays in their lives.
    Masters by Research, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Amanda McFadden
  • How mothers of children with AS use photographic journaling as a reflective tool.
    Masters by Research, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Beth Saggers

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)