Personal details

Name
Ms Grace O'Brien
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3032
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
Twitter
Professional memberships
and associations

Student Engagement, Learning & Behaviour (#SELB) Research Group

Queensland College of Teachers.

Moreton Bay Murri Network

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA)

Biography

Grace works in partnership with Indigenous communities to improve educational equity for Indigenous children. She completed a Master of Indigenous Education through Macquarie University and received the Vice Chancellor’s commendation for Academic Excellence. Grace has recently completed research into educational reform to support the engagement of young Indigenous males at school, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline.

Grace’s areas of interest are:

Indigenous Education

Inclusive Pedagogy

Schooling for the 21st Century

Social Justice and Equity

 

This information has been contributed by Ms Grace O'Brien.

Teaching

EUB406 Stepping Out/Teaching Performance Assessment

EUN130 Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice

EUB103 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education

EUN105 Teaching in New Times

EUB104 Stepping In

EUB102 Teaching in New and Emerging Educational Contexts

EDB171 Cultural Studies 1: Indigenous Education

This information has been contributed by Ms Grace O'Brien.

Experience

Grace has worked in partnership with Indigenous communities throughout Queensland for many years. In the past 20 years, Grace has worked across the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors to embed Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum and strongly advocates for cultural inclusivity for Indigenous children in the education system. Grace has recently completed research, which addresses the need for urgent educational reform to support the engagement of young Indigenous males at school preventing their over-representation in the juvenile justice system. Her aim is to highlight systemic educational inequities that may lead to the disengagement and exclusion of some Indigenous boys from the education system.

This information has been contributed by Ms Grace O'Brien.

Publications

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