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Sherridan Emery

Sherridan Emery

Tutor in Education and PhD Candidate

Newnham Campus

+613 6324 3792 (phone)

Sherridan.emery@utas.edu.au

Sherridan Emery is a PhD candidate, a tutor in the Faculty of Education and an active researcher across a range of school and community-based research projects. Her PhD research explores children's cultural wellbeing in school classroom communities. Sherridan is involved in a number of projects within the Faculty of Education including:

  • Education, arts and sustainability: Transforming learning in an unsustainable world.
  • The Curious Schools Project, an online platform for and by teachers showcasing inquiry-based teaching and learning in and through the arts.
  • Child Friendly City: Launceston
  • Investigating Sustainability as a Cross Curriculum Priority in Tasmanian Schools.

Memberships

Professional practice

Sherridan is a member of the Tasmanian Education for Sustainability Community of Practice, and the Creativity and the Arts Teaching and Research Group.

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Current projects

PhD research topic

An exploration of cultural wellbeing in classroom communities.

Supervisors
  • Dr Mary Ann Hunter
  • Dr Janet Dyment
  • Dr Jill Fielding-Wells
Abstract

Children's wellbeing is identified as one of the central goals of education and is addressed in numerous ways within international curriculum frameworks and teaching and school leadership standards. Cultural wellbeing is appearing in educational policy in numerous countries, but there is little empirical research or educational theory specifically addressing this area. What is cultural wellbeing and how is it relevant in education? How do teachers and educators create conditions for cultural wellbeing in their classroom communities? How might cultural wellbeing enable children to 'learn to be well together'? These questions form both the challenge and the inquiry of this research which explores the topic of cultural wellbeing with teachers and educators. Teachers and educators have much to contribute to our understandings of children's cultural wellbeing. Insights from this study being conducted in an emergent field of research will extend understandings of how children's wellbeing can be supported in education.

Fields of Research

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
  • Education (139999)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)

Research Objectives

  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect) (930104)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (939901)

Publications

Total publications

23

Journal Article

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Beasy K, Page L, Emery S, Ayre I, 'Evolution or Revolution in EE/ES research? A collaborative dialogue from first-year PhD students', Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 32, (1) pp. 11-16. ISSN 0814-0626 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/aee.2016.3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Beasy K; Page L; Ayre I

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2016Stevenson R, Ferreira J-A, Emery SG, 'Environmental and sustainability education research, past and future: three perspectives from late, mid, and early career researchers', Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 32, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0814-0626 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1017/aee.2015.49 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2015Dyment JE, Hill A, Emery S, 'Sustainability as a cross-curricular priority in the Australian Curriculum: a Tasmanian investigation', Environmental Education Research, 21, (8) pp. 1105-1126. ISSN 1350-4622 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2014.966657 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Dyment JE; Hill A

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2015Emery S, Miller K, West V, Nailon D, 'Supporting children's cultural wellbeing through arts based education', The Social Educator, 33, (3) pp. 42-53. ISSN 1328-3480 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nailon D

2015Hunter M, Emery S, 'The curious schools project: capturing nomad creativity in teacher work', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40, (10) pp. 167-179. ISSN 0313-5373 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2015v40n10.10 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Hunter M

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2014Dyment JE, Davis JM, Nailon D, Emery S, Getenet S, et al., 'The impact of professional development on early childhood educators' confidence, understanding and knowledge of education for sustainability', Environmental Education Research, 20, (5) pp. 660-679. ISSN 1350-4622 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2013.833591 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Dyment JE; Nailon D; Getenet S; Hill A

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2014Hill A, Emery S, Nailon D, Dyment J, Getenet S, et al., 'Exploring how adults who work with young children conceptualise sustainability and describe their practice initiatives', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39, (3) pp. 14 - 22. ISSN 0312-5033 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hill A; Nailon D; Dyment J; Getenet S

Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Emery SG, Davis JM, Sageidet BM, Hirst N, Boyd D, et al., 'Transnational dialogues for sustainability research in early childhood education: a model for building capacity for ESD in universities?', Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education, Springer International Publishing, WL Filho, C Skanavis, A do Paco, J Rogers, O Kuznetsova, P Castro (ed), Switzerland, pp. 143-156. ISBN 978-3-319-47888-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47889-0_11 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Emery S, 'Arts for Sustainability: Teachers' Perspectives of Intersections between Education for Sustainability and Arts Learning', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan and J Fielding-Wells (ed), Netherlands, pp. 327-339. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-524-1_28 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Nailon D, Emery S, Stephenson E, Thomas D, 'Challenges facing early childhood teachers in literacy education', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 401-416. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Nailon D; Stephenson E; Thomas D

2015Nailon DL, Thomas DP, Emery SG, Stephenson EA, 'Using attitude analysis to explore focused conversations for professional learning and development in early childhood', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Science Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 43-59. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Nailon DL; Thomas DP; Stephenson EA

2014Dyment JE, Emery SG, Doherty BT, Moir S, Eckhart M, et al., 'Settings - Based Health Promotion', Health & Wellbeing in Childhood, Cambridge University Press, S Garvis and D Pendergast (ed), Australia, pp. 253-271. ISBN 9781107652262 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Dyment JE; Doherty BT

Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Emery SG, 'Cultural wellbeing In education: Theorisations from a case study of a Tasmanian cultural arts program', ECER 2017 Online Programme, 22-25 August 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 08 SES 07 JS. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Hirst N, Boyd D, Browder J, Emery SG, 'Watery webs of interconnectedness: Water-ways as pedagogical sites', Proceedings of the 69th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference, 19 - 24 June 2017, Opatija, Croatia, pp. IP 2F - 1. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Emery SG, Nailon DL, 'Cultural wellbeing and respect for diversity in early childhood education', Proceedings of the 69th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference, 12-24 June 2017, Opatija, Croatia, pp. IP 3D - 1. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nailon DL

2016Emery SG, Pavlyshyn H, Hedayati M, Nur S, 'Crossing cultural boundaries with a cuppa: a case study of cultural wellbeing within a postgraduate peer circle', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Pavlyshyn H; Hedayati M

2016Hedayati M, Nur S, Emery S, Pavlyshyn H, 'Enriching personal growth and communicative competence through self-organised interaction between native and non-native speakers', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1324-9320 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hedayati M; Pavlyshyn H

2015Boulet M, Reid A, Emery S, Hill A, 'New perspectives on research in environmental and sustainability education', Proceedings of the 8th World Environmental Education Congress, 29 June - 2 July 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 159. (2015) [Plenary Presentation]

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Co-authors: Hill A

2015Emery S, 'New perspectives on research in environmental and sustainability education', Proceedings of the 8th World Environmental Education Congress, 29 June - 2 July 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 338. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Emery SG, Shearer M, 'Cultural wellbeing in Australian schools: Theorisations, provocations and implications for curriculum', Curriculum leadership for a diverse Australia: Abstracts of the 2015 Biennial Curriculum Conference, 30 September - 2 October 2015, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 18-19. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2013Nailon D, Thomas D, Emery S, Stephenson E, Kinnear V, 'Examining focused conversation for leading professional learning and development in early childhood: highlighting the role of evaluative stance', Proceedings of the 2013 Australian Association of Research in Education Conference, 1-5 December 2013, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1324-9320 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nailon D; Thomas D; Stephenson E; Kinnear V

2012Emery SG, 'Arts and sustainability: Some outcomes from a one-day professional learning event presented by UTAS', Teaching Matters Conference Proceeding, 4 December 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 36. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Nailon D, Emery SG, Downing J, 'Using insights from Myers-Briggs type preferences to support early childhood pre-service teachers' personal and professional mathematical understanding', Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices - Proceedings of the AAMT-MERGA, 3-7 July 2011, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, pp. 1031-1038. ISBN 978-1-875900-71-8 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nailon D; Downing J

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$5,000

Projects

Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: What do children think? (2013)$5,000
Funding
Anglicare Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stephenson EA; Rayner CS; Nailon DL; Trimble AJ; Emery SG; Dyment JE; Walker D; Getenet ST
Year
2013