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Bachelor of Education with Honours, Edith Cowan University, 2001.
Recent Research Grants
Amplify 2: The Story of Three Schools, AISWA Schools, AISWA Schools - Grant,
2017 - 2020, $112,174.
Maximising student engagement for learning through teacher and student interactions, AISWA Schools, AISWA Schools - Grant,
2019 - 2020, $82,317.
National Quality Standard in Western Australian Government Schools, Department of Education WA, Office of Early Childhood Development and Learning Grant,
2016 - 2018, $59,937.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
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, n/a(n/a), 1-20, DOI: 10.1007/s13384-019-00374-8.
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, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2018v44n5.5.
Barblett, L., Kirk, G., (2018), National quality standards in school: Leadership enabling power and agency. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43(3), 43-51, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.43.3.05.
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, United States, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02568543.2018.1495671.
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, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1455645.
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, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc., DOI: 10.23965/AJEC.42.1.10.