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.
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.
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
Differentiating instruction for diverse learners
Inclusive educational practices
Children with learning difficulties and disabilities
Assessment and programming
EdD - APR 2018
Carol provides professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in differentiating classroom experiences.
Australian Association for Special Education (SA Chapter): Committee member and Treasurer
Research in Inclusive and Specialised Education: Committee member
Teaching and Learning Research Section: member
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): member