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Dr Gill Kirk


Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2715
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.229  

Gill is a Lecturer in the School of Education.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2014.
  • Bachelor of Education with Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2001.

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.

Journal Articles

  • Kirk, G. (2020). Gender differences in experiences and motivation in a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) course: Can these explain higher male attrition rates?. The Australian Educational Researcher, 47(5), 873–892.

Journal Articles

  • Roberts, P., Kirk, G. (2019). Introducing an ePortfolio into practicum-based units: Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of effective support. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(5), 79-93.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L., Kirk, G. (2018). National quality standards in school: Leadership enabling power and agency. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 43-51.
  • Kirk, G., Jay, J. (2018). Supporting Kindergarten children’s social and emotional development: Examining the synergetic role of environments, play and relationships. Journal of Research in Childhood Education: an international journal of research on the education of children, 32(4), 472-485.
  • Kirk, G. (2018). Retention in a Bachelor of Education (Early childhood studies) course: Students say why they stay and others leave. Higher Education Research and Development, 37(4), 773-787.

Journal Articles

  • Kirk, G., Maccallum, J. (2017). Strategies that support kindergarten children's social and emotional development: One teacher's approach. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 42(1), 85-93.

Research Projects

  • Amplify 2: The Story of Three Schools, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2017 ‑ 2022, $30,000.
  • Maximising student engagement for learning through teacher and student interactions, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2019 ‑ 2020, $14,500.
  • National Quality Standard in Western Australian Government Schools, Department of Education WA, Office of Early Childhood Development and Learning Grant, 2016 ‑ 2018, $37,316.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Students' perceptions of school-based well-being programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Place Literacies: Literacies Emerging in Place-Child(ren) Common Worlds

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Education, Towards an evidence-informed differentiated learning consolidation process (DLCP) to support classroom instruction

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education, Investigating self-efficacy: Early childhood teachers' understanding of self-efficacy
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