Dr Elizabeth Curtis


Dr Elizabeth Curtis
NameDr Elizabeth Curtis
Email Addresselizabeth.curtis@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Education)
QualificationsBA Qld, GDipEd ACU, PhD QUT
DepartmentSchool of Education
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7561-4910
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Biography

I currently am researching in three key areas:

1. Mentoring. We are examining Future-focused Mentoring and researching ways mentoring can be enhanced by looking at Early Career Teachers (ECT) and Mentors working together.

2. Children's Literature. Researching ways that children's literature is utilised in prior to school settings, school settings and in Initial Teacher Education programmes.

3. Values Education. There are two key focus areas here:

(a) Values Education and Children's literature, and

(b) Values Education and philosophy for children

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland2019

Expertise

mentoring; values education; children's literature; qualitative research; case study methodology,

Teaching

Early Reading Instruction (EDX1000)

Literacies Learning in Diverse Contexts (EDM8007)

Examining the Sacred (RET1000)

World Religions (RET2000)

Fields of Research

  • 390115. Work integrated learning (incl. internships)
  • 390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
  • 390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australian Teacher Education Association
Primary English Teaching Association Australia
Queensland College of Teachers
BA
Qld
1991
GDipEd
ACU
1992
PhD
QUT
2013

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Instilling Values of Empathy and Compassion in Pre-medical Students in the PhilippinesPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Investigating education for sustainable communities through visual arts practices in early childhood settingsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Investigating School and Teacher Influences on how the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Curriculum is Implemented in Queensland Primary SchoolsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Cultural Hegemony and the Catholic School analysing Recontextualised Catholic leadership through a Gramscian framework. A study in how intentional formation in a recontextualised theology in a P-12 College can make meaning from the Catholic faithPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Can Coaching Contribute to the Subjective Wellbeing of School Leaders and Teachers?Principal SupervisorDoctoral2020

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Investigating teacher work and overall impact on wellbeing: A secondary school case study.PrincipalMasters2019
The development of preservice teachers' professional practice and identity through immersion in a school communityAssociateDoctoral2017
Global connections: A case study of how and why Australian teachers connect their students with Cambodian communitiesPrincipalMasters2016
International students' perceptions of their experience of higher education in Australia: A focus on Saudi Arabian students in their first year of a business course in a major Australian university.AssociateDoctoral2015
Which values?: Matching Schwartz's ten values constructs with the Nine Values for Australian SchoolingAssociateMasters2015
Picturing Values: A Positive Discourse Analysis of Chinese and Australian Children's Picturebooks and Children's Understanding of ValuesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
The Semiotic Construction of Evaluative Meaning in Videogames: Explicating the Portrayal of ValuesAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2012Outstanding Doctoral ThesisQueensland University of Technology
Item reviewedYear
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education2023
Professional Development in Education2023
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice2023

The positioning tensions between early career teachers’ and mentors’ perceptions of the mentor role

Curtis, Elizabeth, Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai, Larsen, Ellen and Loughland, Tony. 2024. "The positioning tensions between early career teachers’ and mentors’ perceptions of the mentor role." British Educational Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3974

Perspectives on teacher standards in the mentoring process: Insights from mentors and early career teachers in an Australian context

Larsen, E., Curtis, E., Nguyen, H.T. and Loughland, T.. 2023. "Perspectives on teacher standards in the mentoring process: Insights from mentors and early career teachers in an Australian context." Educational Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131911.2023.2243393

It’s a question of balance: Reconsidering learning partnerships through genuine teacher mentoring conversations

Larsen, Ellen, Nguyen, Hoa T.M., Curtis, Elizabeth and Loughland, Tony. 2023. "It’s a question of balance: Reconsidering learning partnerships through genuine teacher mentoring conversations." Teaching and Teacher Education. 133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2023.104280

Philosophical Inquiry and Enhancing Adolescents’ General Reasoning Abilities and Well-Being

Spooner-Lane, Rebecca and Curtis, Elizabeth. 2023. "Philosophical Inquiry and Enhancing Adolescents’ General Reasoning Abilities and Well-Being." Lovat, Terence, Neville, Neville, Toomey, Ron and Dally, Kerry (ed.) Second International Research Handbook on Values Education and Student Wellbeing. Switzerland . Springer. pp. 870-887

Piloting a new approach to teacher mentoring

Larsen, Ellen, Nguyen, Hoa and Curtis, Elizabeth. 2023. "Piloting a new approach to teacher mentoring." Teacher.

Re-imagining teacher mentoring for the future

Larsen, Ellen, Jensen-Clayton, Cecily, Curtis, Elizabeth, Loughland, Tony and Nguyen, Hoa T. M.. 2023. "Re-imagining teacher mentoring for the future." Professional Development in Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2023.2178480

Development of a Teaching Performance Assessment in Australia: What did we learn?

Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Broadley, Tania, Curtis, Elizabeth and Grainger, Peter. 2023. "Development of a Teaching Performance Assessment in Australia: What did we learn?" Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 48 (1). https://doi.org/10.14221/1835-517X.5692

The Subjugation of Art to Propaganda: An Anti-trans Children’s Picture Book and the Culture Wars

Kerby, Martin, Curtis, Elizabeth, Bedford, Alison and Baguley, Margaret. 2022. "The Subjugation of Art to Propaganda: An Anti-trans Children’s Picture Book and the Culture Wars." Australian Art Education. 43 (2), pp. 186-199.

Teaching perspectives of philosophical inquiry: Changes to secondary teachers' understanding of student learning and pedagogical practices

Curtis, Elizabeth, Lunn Brownlee, Jo and Spooner-Lane, Rebecca. 2020. "Teaching perspectives of philosophical inquiry: Changes to secondary teachers' understanding of student learning and pedagogical practices." Thinking Skills and Creativity. 38, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsc.2020.100711

Mentors for beginning teachers as middle leaders: the messy work of reconextualising

Willis, Jill, Churchward, Peter, Beutel, Denise, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca and Curtis, Elizabeth. 2019. "Mentors for beginning teachers as middle leaders: the messy work of reconextualising." School Leadership and Management. 39 (3-4), pp. 334-351. https://doi.org/10.1080/136324434.2018.1555701

Reviewing the purpose of professional experience: a case study in initial teacher education reform

Curtis, Elizabeth, Martin, Romana and Broadley, Tania. 2019. "Reviewing the purpose of professional experience: a case study in initial teacher education reform." Teaching and Teacher Education. 83 (1), pp. 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.03.017

Rethinking professional experience through a learning community model: toward a culture change

Broadley, Tania, Martin, Romana and Curtis, Elizabeth. 2019. "Rethinking professional experience through a learning community model: toward a culture change." Frontiers in Education. 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2019.00022

Understanding children's epistemic beliefs in elementary education

Lunn Brownlee, Jo, Curtis, Elizabeth, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca and Feucht, Florian. 2017. "Understanding children's epistemic beliefs in elementary education." Education 3-13: the professional journal for primary education. 45 (2), pp. 191-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2015.1069369

Preparing teachers to mentor beginning teachers: an Australian case study

Beutel, Denise, Crosswell, Leanne, Willis, Jill, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Curtis, Elizabeth and Churchward, Peter. 2017. "Preparing teachers to mentor beginning teachers: an Australian case study." International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education. 6 (3), pp. 164-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMC-04-2017-0030

The values dimension of quality teachers: can we prepare pre-service teachers for this?

Curtis, Elizabeth. 2015. "The values dimension of quality teachers: can we prepare pre-service teachers for this?" Athens Journal of Education. 2 (4), pp. 313-330. https://doi.org/10.30958/aje.2-4-2

Play in pre-service teacher education

Curtis, Elizabeth. 2015. "Play in pre-service teacher education." The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education. 22 (4). https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v22i04/48628

Pre-service teachers' epistemic perspectives about philosophy in the classroom: it is not a bunch of 'hippie stuff'

Brownlee, Joanne, Curtis, Elizabeth, Davey Chesters, Sarah, Cobb-Moore, Charlotte, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Whiteford, Chrystal and Tait, Gordon. 2014. "Pre-service teachers' epistemic perspectives about philosophy in the classroom: it is not a bunch of 'hippie stuff'." Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice. 20 (2), pp. 170-188. https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2013.848565

The heart of quality teaching: a values-based pedagogy for pre-service teacher education

Curtis, Elizabeth. 2012. The heart of quality teaching: a values-based pedagogy for pre-service teacher education. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. Queensland University of Technology.

Embracing philosophy and raising the standard of pre-service teacher education programs

Spooner-Lane, Rebecca, Curtis, Elizabeth and Mergler, Amanda. 2010. "Embracing philosophy and raising the standard of pre-service teacher education programs." Lovat, Terence, Toomey, Ron and Clement, Neville (ed.) International research handbook on values education and student wellbeing. Dordrecht, Netherlands. Springer. pp. 377-394

Teacher educators embrace philosophy: reflections on a new way of looking at preparing pre-service teachers

Mergler, Amanda, Curtis, Elizabeth and Spooner-Lane, Rebecca. 2009. "Teacher educators embrace philosophy: reflections on a new way of looking at preparing pre-service teachers." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 34 (5), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2009v34n5.1