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Dr Lennie Barblett

Associate Dean

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6733, Email: l.barblett@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.207
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6733  
Email: l.barblett@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.207  

 

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

Professional Associations

  • 2012 - WA Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority
  • 2011 - DEEWR/ECA Professional Learning Program on the EYLF
  • 2007 - Editorial Committee and Reviewer Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
  • 1986 - Early Childhood Australia
  • 2009 - 2010 - K/P/1 Review Panel Department of Education
  • 2006 - 2008 - Early Childhood Code of Ethics national working group

Research Interests

  • Play and pedagogy
  • Quality curriculum
  • Teaching standards
  • Integrated service delivery
  • Social and emotional development and learning
  • Early childhood policy

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), Edith Cowan University.
  • BEd (Bachelor of Education), Edith Cowan University, 1993.
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts), The University of Western Australia, 1990.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Fostering inquiry-based science learning through play in early childhood education,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $21,600.
  • Longitudinal evaluation of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts ? Tender,  2015 - 2017,  $218,572.
  • NAPLAN Narratives: Stakeholders perspectives surrounding student wellbeing,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $120,353.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 4 Adult Literacy/Research and Development of Literacy Moodle Modules,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $223,142.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 1 - 4-5 years remote indigenous communities,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $187,836.
  • Evaluation of the Integrated Service Model of Child Australia,  Child Inclusive Learning and Development Australia Inc.,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $53,126.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program - Project 2 - Cald Program,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $65,071.
  • Development of child and parent centre initiative WA,  Department of Education WA,  Department of Education - Tender,  2012 - 2014,  $45,455.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 3 - Better Beginnings - 6-9 Years,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $57,884.
  • Evaluation of the Better Beginnings Plus Pilot 2010,  State Library of WA,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $134,306.
  • An Investigation of Goodstart's Centre-Based Practice and Program Quality Using the National Quality Standards as the Benchmark, with a Focus on Building the Capacity of Early Learning Consultants,  Charles Sturt University,  Grant - Good Start Early Learning Centre Ltd,  2013,  $7,000.
  • Development of Kindergarten / Pre-Primary Guidelines for Western Australian Schools,  School Curriculum and Standards Authority,  Tender,  2012 - 2013,  $68,668.
  • Building Pedagogical Knowledge and Leadership Capacity in Long Day Care Centres,  Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $49,817.
  • The Development and testing of an Early Literacy and Numeracy Program (ELNP) for 0-4 Year Old Indigenous Children and their Families,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $25,000.
  • An evaluation of the uptake and use by schools of the Kindergarten and Pre-primary Profile Package and recommendations for future directions,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $44,000.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children Learning to Read in the Early Years of School,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $47,185.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007,  $47,185.
  • Social emotional development in the early childhood phase of schooling,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $43,500.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Leitao, N., Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Haig, Y., (2015), Engaging Children in Reading for Pleasure: A Better Beginnings Project Linking Libraries with Primary Schools. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, 65(1), 15-24, Munich, Germany, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0121.
  • Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C., Haig, Y., Leitao, N., (2013), Better Beginnings: Public Libraries making Literacy Links with the Adult Community. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, 63(4), 272-281, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2013-0022.
  • Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C., Kilgallon, P., Maloney, C., (2011), Transition from long day care to kindergarten: Continuity or not?. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood , 36(2), 42-50, Deakin West ACT 2600.

Reports

  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Haig, Y., Leitao, N., (2013), Making a Difference: Summary of the Evaluation of Four Better Beginnings Programs., Perth, W.A..
  • Leitao, N., Barratt-Pugh, C., Barblett, L., (2013), Developing the Child and Parent Centre initiative in Western Australia: Perceptions from the coordinators., Perth, W.A..
  • Barblett, L., (2012), Read to Me I Love It! Evaluation of the Better Beginnings program for Remote Aboriginal Communities., Perth, W.A..

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  I See A Spark And Blow On It: Drama Practice In Year 1 And The New Australian Curriculum In The Arts
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