Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Alison Lord

Position: Senior Lecturer Early Childhood

Location: Horsham Campus, C Building, Room C113

Phone: 5362 2702

Email: am.lord@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • B.Ed (Primary) (Hons 1)
  • B. Teach (Early Childhood)

Teaching

  • EDECE3002 Teacher as Advocate
  • EDECE4001 Partnerships in Learning
  • EDBED1003 Successful Learners
  • EDBED2002 Young People's Worlds

Biography

Alison is a senior lecturer in Education and Early Childhood in the School of Education & Arts, Horsham Campus. Prior to her appointment with FedUni, Alison taught with University of Newcastle and most recently with Charles Sturt University. Previously Alison has been involved in long day care services, community-based preschool services, Aboriginal Children's Services and primary school settings in both teaching and leadership roles She is a member of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Early Childhood Learning and Development Advisory Board, Early Childhood Australia and Australian College of Educators as well as local board member of the Horsham and District Kindergarten Association and the Wimmera Early Years Reference Group.

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership and Management in children's services
  • Play as curriculum
  • Rural child care/education
  • Research Interests
  • EC teacher preparation
  • Community Engagement
  • Rural children's services
  • Quality improvement processes

Publications

Refereed journal articles

McFarland, L., Lord, A., Smith, M & Downey, B. (2012). The role of community-based playgroups in building relationships between pre-service teachers, families and communities. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 37(2), 34-41.

Lord, A & McFarland, L. (2010). Pre-service primary teachers' experiences in early childhood: A case study examination. Australian Journal of Teacher Education,35(3), 1-13.

McFarland, L & Lord, A (2008). Bringing professional experience to the rural university classroom: Learning and engagement with communities. Education in Rural Australia, 18(1), 23-42.

Refereed conference proceedings

Seminar presentations

Lord, A & Fasoli, L. (2011). What is the problem with EC workforce development in rural and remote Australia? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, University of Tasmania, Hobart, 27 November – 1 December 2011.

Lord, A & McFarland, L. (2010). Pre-service Primary Teachers' Perceptions of Early Childhood Philosophy: A Case Study Examination. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association, James Cook University, Townsville, 4-7 July.

Lord, A & Woodcock, S.(2009). Inclusive Classrooms? Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the Ontario Association of Junior Educators, Charles Sturt University, Ontario, May.

Lord, A & Smith, M. (2008). Integrating Community Playsessions into Teacher Education Programs on the Dubbo Campus. Paper presented at the Charles Sturt University Education Conference, Wagga Wagga

Hard, L., Taffe, R., Burgess, C., & Lord, A. (2008). Team-based leadership: How to be strategic and achieve individual and group rewards. Paper presented at the Children: A Nation's Capital, Investing in our Children, Biennial Conference of Early Childhood Australia, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 3-6 October.

McFarland, L.; Lord, A.; Smith, M. & Downey, B. (2008). Community Involvement and Participation in Children's Services: Implications for Quality. Symposium. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Queensland University of Technology, November.

Lord, A., McFarland, L.; Smith, M & Downey, B. (2007). Bringing Professional Experience to the Rural University Classroom: Authentic Learning and Engagement with Communities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Notre Dame University, Freemantle.

Associations

  • Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Early Childhood Learning and Development Advisory Board
  • Early Childhood Australia
  • Australian College of Educators
  • Horsham and District Kindergarten Association
  • Wimmera Early Years Reference Group.