Personal details

Name
Professor Joanne Lunn
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Education Systems, Psychology, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3333
Fax
+61 7 3138 3989
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MEd (Queensland University of Technology), BEd (Mitchell Coll. of Adv. Ed.), DipT (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships
and associations

Jo Lunn Brownlee is a Professor in the School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her current Australian research Council (ARC)Discovery project (DP180100160) investigates how teacher educators’ reflexive decision making enables them to prepare teachers for socially just teaching in diverse Australian classrooms. The project takes a transdisciplinary approach by bridging the fields of epistemic cognition and reflexive decision making to explore how rigorous teaching can be enacted in socially and culturally diverse classrooms. This ARC research extends her research program which to date has focused on exploring how epistemic cognition relates to teaching and learning, particularly in early childhood contexts.

Keywords

early childhood education and care, epistemic cogntion, teacher education, Teacher Education and Professional Learning (TEPL)

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

Biography

Jo Lunn Brownlee is a Professor in the School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her current Australian research Council (ARC)Discovery project (DP180100160) investigates how teacher educators’ reflexive decision making enables them to prepare teachers for socially just teaching in diverse Australian classrooms. The project takes a transdisciplinary approach by bridging the fields of epistemic cognition and reflexive decision making to explore how rigorous teaching can be enacted in socially and culturally diverse classrooms. This ARC research extends her research program which to date has focused on exploring how epistemic cognition relates to teaching and learning, particularly in early childhood contexts.

This information has been contributed by Professor Joanne Lunn.

Teaching

Professor Lunn Brownlee led a team of early childhood staff in the design, development and teaching of the Bachelor of Early Childhood (ED04) from 2007-2009. This course was an AUSAID funded, capacity building initiative designed to upskill PNG teacher educators with an early childhood degree qualification. The course was designed to ensure that the three elements of self authorship (personal epistemology, identity and interpersonal skills) were integral to the assessment and pedagogy of the course.  Specifically, the focus was on supporting the development of interculturally competent teacher educators who could engage in informed, ethical decision making.

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Joanne Lunn.

Publications


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

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Identifying effective strategies to grow and sustain a professional early years workforce
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100652
Start year
2014
Keywords
Early Childhood Education And Care; Professional Identity; Workforce
Title
Changing relationships between children's moral reasoning for inclusion and epistemic beliefs in early years primary school classrooms
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130102136
Start year
2013
Keywords
epistemic beliefs; values education; children's reasoning
Title
Learning about Social and Moral Values for Active Citizenship: Educational Policy and Practice in Early Education
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0880000
Start year
2008
Keywords
Active Citizenship; Inclusion; Early Education; Pedagogy; Epistemological Beliefs; Values Education;
Title
Enhancing quality in long day care: Investigating professional beliefs and practices of child care workers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0664191
Start year
2006
Keywords
Child care practice; Epistemological beliefs; Competency based training; Child care workers; Early childhood education

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