Associate Professor Susan Krieg

Academic Status

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.70)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Susan holds Adjunct status as Associate Professor at Flinders University. Prior to her 2006 Flinders appointment as Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, Susan worked at Edith Cowan University (2000-2006) leading the development of a Bachelor of Education specifically designed to develop continuity between the early and primary years. Susan's experience includes teaching and leadership at local, state and national levels in her work as a District Coordinator, School Principal, Curriculum Manager and President of the Junior Primary Principals' Association of South Australia. Her work as School Principal in a large suburban integrated early childhood program has been researched and documented in research reports including '100 Children Go to School' (1998, Hill et al). Her research, publications, educational leadership and teaching focus on social justice and repositioning children in the learning process as a way of achieving more equitable outcomes in early childhood education.

Diploma of Teaching
Bachelor of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Honours, awards and grants

National Citation: 2016

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2015

Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015

The above awards are for the Early Childhood academic team's work in developing and sustaining a pedagogic approach that embeds inquiry-based workplace experience in both individual topics and whole-of-course design.

Key responsibilities

Susan is currently supervising 3 Doctoral students.

Teaching interests
Susan's teaching interests focus on the relationship between early childhood curriculum, social justice and young children's learning.
Topic coordinator
EDUC1221 Play, Learning and Development
EDUC9222 Play, Teaching, Learning and Development
Topic lecturer
EDUC1221 Play, Learning and Development
EDUC9222 Play, Teaching, Learning and Development
Supervisory interests
Curriculum development
Early childhood education
Social justice
Teacher education
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Early Childhood Education (2), Early childhood arts curriculum (1)
Principal supervisor: Preschool in a time of policy change (-1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Anita Menon

Doctor of Education - SEP 2016

Sarah Wight

Doctor of Education - NOV 2014

Yan Jin

Doctor of Philosophy - OCT 2017