School of Education

Alison Watson

Position: Lecturer
Discipline: School of Education
Location: Gippsland Campus, Room 2S100
Phone: (03) 5122 6456 


Masters of Educational Studies – Federation University- 2016

Bachelor of Education (Primary) – Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education - 1986

Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) – Institute of Early Childhood Development - 1981

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE - 2011



  • Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6)
  • Bachelor of Education( Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education Studies


  • Programming in Early Childhood (EDECE3005)
  • Curriculum through Play (EDECE1019)
  • Curriculum Approaches (EDECE2016)
  • Science and Environmental Education in Early Childhood (EDECE2018)
  • Leadership and Advocacy (EDECE3019)
  • Language and Multiliteracies in Early Childhood (EDECE1015)
  • Diversity: Children, Families and Communities (EDECE2015)
  • Investigating Numeracy and Technology (EDECE2003)
  • Documenting and Interpreting Children’s Development (EDECE1017)
  • Introduction to Children’s Development (EDECE1006)
  • Caring for Babies and Children (EDECE1010)
  • Children’s Health and Safety (EDECE1008)
  • Understanding Early Human Development (EDECE1002)
  • Including children with Additional Needs (EDECE1013)
  • Teacher Identity (EDECE1001)


Alison joined the School of Education at Federation University, Gippsland in 2016 as a Sessional Lecturer. Prior to this (since 2012) Alison worked as a Partner Lecturer with the University based at another site.

Alison is a very experienced teacher who has worked primarily within Early Childhood settings and then in the tertiary setting (TAFE and University) in the field of early childhood education and care.

Alison currently is a PhD candidate investigating early childhood educator’s perceptions of vulnerable/disadvantaged children and the professional knowledge base they draw from to support and educate such children.

Research interests

  • Vulnerable/disadvantaged children
  • Gifted/Talented children
  • Quality early childhood education
  • Professional development/learning


  • Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • Trauma Informed Practice: Community of Practice