Personal details

Name
Dr Megan Gibson
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
Discipline *
Other Education, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 8092
Fax
+61 7 3138 3989
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), M Ed (Queensland University of Technology), B Ed (EC) (The University of Melbourne), Dip T (EC) (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Reggio Emilia Australian Information Exchange (REAIE)
  • Social Justice in Early Childhood (SJIEC)
  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA)
  • Queensland Early Childhood Environmental Education Network (QECEEN)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Keywords

child care, early childhood education, preservice teacher education, professional identities

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

Biography

BackgroundMegan Gibson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education. Megan’s key areas of higher education teaching and research interests are informed by her expansive work in the field, and focus on preparing and sustaining the early childhood workforce.

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Megan Gibson.

Teaching

Megan brings her experiences from teaching in a range of early childhood contexts, as well as her research focus, to her teaching. She has worked across a number of undergraduate units, including as current unit co-ordinator in:

  • EAB515 Leadership and management in early childhood
  • EAB512 Child Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Movement Education

Past unit co-ordination has included:

  • EAB006 Leadership and management in early childhood services
  • EAB017 The early childhood professional
  • EAB130 Negotiating the curriculum
  • EAB002 Early childhood foundations 2: Families and childhood
  • EDB013 Early childhood field studies 3: Diversity and inclusivity
  • EAB021 Early childhood health, safety, nutrition and wellness.
This information has been contributed by Dr Megan Gibson.

Experience

As an early childhood educator, with some 20 years of teaching experience, Megan has worked across a range of diverse early childhood contexts, including:

  • lower primary
  • kindergarten/preschool
  • long day care.

In her most recent role, as the Director of Campus Kindergarten, University of Queensland, Megan led this unique community through significant organisational evolution. Notable elements of this change were in the areas of education for sustainability, the arts, pedagogical documentation and organisational structure.   Megan’s doctoral research focused on the production and maintenance of early childhood teachers’ professional identities. This study provides understandings about teachers’ professional identities and career choices, particularly around long day care.

This information has been contributed by Dr Megan Gibson.

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
Exemplary Early Childhood Educators at Work: A Multi-Level Investigation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100532
Start year
2016
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Producing Leadership in Early Childhood: Contemporary Narrative From the Field
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ann Farrell
  • Young Children's Understanding of Poverty Within a Framework of Sustainability: Action Research in a Kindergarten
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Melinda Miller, Professor Kerryann Walsh