Dr Carol Le Lant

Scholarly Fellow Academic (Special Education)

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education Building (5.42)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

The primary focus of my research, teaching and consultancy is on student engagement, linked explicitly with differentiating the learning experiences for all students. Drawing on evidence-based practice and research, I aim to build greater teacher capacity in both our pre-service and practicing educators. I have experience in special and inclusive education primary settings, and now combining my passion for inclusive education with research, teaching and continuing professional development opportunities.

Qualifications

PhD

BBSc

BEd(Spec Ed)(Hons)

Honours, awards and grants

2019 EPSW College Research Grant (Teaching & Learning): The effect of school wide professional learning related to differentiated instruction on teacher efficacy and classroom practices for diverse students with Dr Jane Jarvis

2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Awarded, in collaboration with Dr Jane Jarvis (Team Leader) and Anna Noble
In receiving a Citation, you have been recognised as being among Australia's most exceptional university teachers. You have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to student learning through your dedication to quality teaching. Your work is valued highly by your students, University and the Australian Government

2017 Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence: For outstanding industry collaboration, and innovative design and delivery that models inclusive teaching and authentic assessment, in topics on differentiation and inclusion for pre-service teachers.

2017 Small Research Project Grant: Professional learning, teacher efficacy and differentiated teaching practices in South Australian schools

2007 Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry): The Wellbeing of School Communities: ARC Linkage Grant.

Key responsibilities

ITE Program Coordinatory, Special Education

Topic Coordinator, Initial Teacher Education and Postgraduate topics in:

Differentiation and inclusive practices

Assessment and programming for students with special educational needs

Research expertise
Curriculum and pedagogy
Disability
Specialist studies in education
Research interests

Special Education

Student engagement

Single case study designs

Differentiating the curriculum - professional learning; inclusion; teaching and learning

Teaching interests

Differentiating instruction for diverse learners
Inclusive educational practices
Children with learning difficulties and disabilities
Special education
Assessment and programming

Topic coordinator
EDUC4731 Assessment and Programming in Special Education
EDUC9307 Educational Planning and Assessment for Students with Special Needs
EDUC4720 Differentiation for Diverse Learners Middle School/Secondary
EDUC4721 Differentiation for Diverse Learners Primary
EDUC9406 Differentiation and Inclusive Educational Practices
Supervisory interests
Inclusion of students with special needs and inclusive practices
Special education
Student engagement and retention
Students with intellectual disability
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Special education (1), Inclusion (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Michelle Carney

EdD - APR 2018

Publications

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