Personal details

Dr Elizabeth Curtis
Academic Director (Professional Experience)
Faculty of Education,
Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Specialist Studies in Education, Other Education
+61 7 3138 8648
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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Diploma in Education (Australian Catholic Uni), Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland)

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


Dr Elizabeth Curtis’ background is in secondary History, English and Studies of Religion teaching in the private sector. Elizabeth has been involved with sessional teaching at QUT in the Faculty of Education since 2007 and was appointed as a lecturer in the School of Cultural and Professional Learning in January 2013. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students with a particular focus on classroom teaching practices. Elizabeth has recently completed her PhD which was a qualitative research study into the role of explicit values education and its impact upon quality teaching in pre-service teacher education. Her research interests include:

  • the role of the affective in teaching and learning
  • pre-service teacher education and preparing quality teachers
  • values education
  • Philosophy in the Classroom
This information has been contributed by Dr Elizabeth Curtis.


Dr Curtis has a particular focus and interest on classroom teaching practices right through from the Early Years to Senior Secondary. She lectures in field experience units, units with a focus on classroom teaching practices and is also very interested in History teaching. Elizabeth’s current units include:

  • Unit coordinator: SPP402 – Primary Educational Perspectives
  • Unit coordinator: EDBo24 – Primary Field Studies 4 – Professional Work of Teachers
  • Unit coordinator: EDB025 – Primary Internship
  • Unit coordinator: EDB022 – Primary Field Studies 2 – Practising Education in the Field
  • i-net tutor: EDB004 – Teaching and Learning Studies 4: Inclusive Education
  • Tutor: SPB012: Classroom and Behaviour Management
This information has been contributed by Dr Elizabeth Curtis.