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Ms Helen Adam


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2376, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.217
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 2376  
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.217  


Helen is a Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Current teaching

  • LAN 2260 - English in Middle and Upper Primary
  • LIT4260 - Children’s Literature in the Classroom

Professional Associations

  • Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)
  • Primary English Teacher's Association of Australia (PETAA)
  • Children's Book Council of Australia, WA Branch (CBCAWA)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2012 - ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2011 - ECU Dean's Prize, Faculty of Education and Arts
  • 2011 - ECU State School Teachers' Union of WA prize

Research Interests

  • Children's literature to support principles of diversity - (current focus in early childhood)
  • Children's literature and its importance in the social and emotional development of the child
  • Diversity and inclusivity
  • Effective literacy instruction across the curriculum

Staff Qualifications

  • M (Master Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2011 .
  • B (Bachelor Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2006 .
  • Dip (Diploma), Churchlands College, 1981 .

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Adam, H., (2010), Children's Literature. Language Literacy and Early Childhood Education, 1(26), 471-487, Melbourne.
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