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Associate Professor Lennie Barblett

Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6733
Email: l.barblett@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.211  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0510-2244

Lennie is an Associate Professor for the School of Education.

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.

Qualifications

  • PHD, Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Education Upper Second Class Honours, Edith Cowan University, 1993.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 1990.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Knaus, M., Kirk, G., Roberts, P., Barblett, L., Adkin, B. (2021). Improving assessment accountability in initial teacher education programs through benchmarking. Benchmarking: an international journal, xx(xx), xx. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-06-2020-0289.
  • Ruscoe, A., Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C. (2021). Discourses of power: Policy and curriculum demands in the first year of compulsory school in Western Australia. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, xx(xx), xx. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949121990905.
  • Roberts, P., Barblett, L., Boylan, F., Knaus, M. (2021). Revitalising reflective practice in pre-service teacher education: developing and practicing an effective framework. Reflective Practice, xx(xx), xx. https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2021.1881888.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C., Knaus, M., Cooper, T. (2020). Supporting Aboriginal families’ and children’s developing sense of belonging at KindiLink. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 45(4), 309-321. https://doi.org/10.1177/1836939120966079.

Journal Articles

  • Roberts, P., Barblett, L., Robinson, K. (2019). Early years teachers' perspectives on the effects of NAPLAN on stakeholder wellbeing and the impact on early years pedagogy and curriculum. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 44(3), 309-320. https://doi.org/10.1177/1836939119855562.

Journal Articles

  • Boylan, F., Barblett, L., Knaus, M. (2018). Early childhood teachers' perspectives of growth mindset: Developing agency in children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 16-24. https://doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.43.3.02.
  • Rogers, S., Barblett, L., Robinson, K. (2018). Parent and teacher perceptions of NAPLAN in a sample of Independent schools in Western Australia. The Australian Educational Researcher, 45(4), 493-513. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-018-0270-2.
  • Barblett, L., Kirk, G. (2018). National quality standards in school: Leadership enabling power and agency. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 43-51. https://doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.43.3.05.
  • Ruscoe, A., Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C. (2018). Sharing power with children: Repositioning children as agentic learners. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 63-71. https://doi.org/10.23965/AJEC.43.3.07.

Journal Articles

  • Rogers, S., Barblett, L., Robinson, K. (2016). Investigating the impact of NAPLAN on student, parent and teacher emotional distress in independent schools. Australian Educational Researcher, 43(3), 327-343. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-016-0203-x.
  • Barblett, L., Knaus, M., Barratt-Pugh, C. (2016). The pushes and pulls of pedagogy in the early years: Competing knowledges and the erosion of play-based learning. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 41(4), 36-43.

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. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2014-0121.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2013-0022.

Reports

  • 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.. Edith Cowan University.
  • 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.. Edith Cowan University.

Reports

  • Barblett, L. (2012). Read to Me I Love It! Evaluation of the Better Beginnings program for Remote Aboriginal Communities. Perth, W.A.. Edith Cowan University.

Journal Articles

  • 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.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L., Maloney, C. (2010). Complexities of assessing social and emotional competence and wellbeing in young children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35(2), 13-18.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L. (2003). One size doesn't fit all: Patterns of pre-primary teacher policy engagement. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 28(2), 27-31.
  • Maloney, C., Barblett, L. (2003). Describing standards for early childhood teachers:Moving the debate forward to the national level. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 28(2), 25-34.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L., Maloney, C. (2002). Proving quality or improving quality: who's minding the shop. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 27(1), 14-17.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L., Chadbourne, R., Maloney, C. (2001). Can vignettes capture the complexity of high quality early childhood teaching?. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2, 209-223.
  • Maloney, C., Barblett, L. (2001). Teachers' views of the us professional standards in early childhood education. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 8, 52-60.

Research Projects

  • Amplify 2: The Story of Three Schools, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2017 ‑ 2022, $30,000.
  • Amplify: The Story of Six Schools, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2016 ‑ 2022, $40,000.
  • Transforming Transitions - Using students' social capital to recast transitions, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2020 ‑ 2022, $99,989.
  • NAPLAN Narratives: Stakeholders’ perspectives surrounding student wellbeing 2016-2018 (NAPLAN Narratives: Studies 2 and 3), Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2016 ‑ 2022, $60,000.
  • Improving parental engagement in children's learning and school readiness through a literacy-based text messaging program. , Ian Potter Foundation, Grant, 2019 ‑ 2022, $209,000.
  • NAPLAN Narratives: Stakeholders’ perspectives surrounding student wellbeing (Studies 4 & 5), Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2017 ‑ 2022, $80,000.
  • Review and revision of the Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines (the Guidelines), development of a Kindergarten planning template, and an exemplar demonstrating how the Guidelines can be used to plan and program for the continuity of learning for a group of children, as they transition from preschool settings to Kindergarten and from Kindergarten to Pre-primary , Department of Education WA, Department of Education - Tender, 2021, $28,842.
  • Longitudinal evaluation of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program, Department of Culture and the Arts, Dept of Culture and the Arts – Tender, 2016 ‑ 2020, $198,702.
  • ACECQA Quality improvement Research Project, Australian Children's Education Care and Quality Authority, Grant, 2019, $14,955.
  • Evaluation of the KindiLink Pilot for the Department of Education, Department of Education WA, Department of Education - Tender, 2016 ‑ 2018, $100,000.
  • National Quality Standard in Western Australian Government Schools, Department of Education WA, Office of Early Childhood Development and Learning Grant, 2016 ‑ 2018, $37,316.
  • NAPLAN Narratives: Stakeholders perspectives surrounding student wellbeing, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2015 ‑ 2017, $45,000.
  • Fostering inquiry-based science learning through play in early childhood education, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016, 2016 ‑ 2017, $21,600.
  • Evaluation of the Integrated Service Model of Child Australia, Child Inclusive Learning and Development Australia Inc., Grant, 2015 ‑ 2016, $40,000.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 Kindergarten / Pre-Primary Guidelines for Western Australian Schools, School Curriculum and Standards Authority, Tender, 2012 ‑ 2013, $68,668.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, What makes an exemplary infant toddler teacher? Describing exemplary infant toddler teaching in Australian Long Day Care settings
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Pedagogical leadership: An investigation in the early years of school
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mindsets matter: Early childhood educator perceptions of mindset
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Place Literacies: Literacies Emerging in Place-Child(ren) Common Worlds
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Power, perspective and affordance in early childhood education

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, How public libraries in Western Australia seek to support the language and literacy development of children from birth to three years
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Family-school partnerships in the early years of school to support children's language and literacy learning in ethnically diverse communities

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education, Children's knowledge, identity and right to participation in driving curriculum decision-making
  • Master of Education, Investigating self-efficacy: Early childhood teachers' understanding of self-efficacy

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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