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Bronwyn Reynolds

Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Education

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Dr Bronwyn Reynolds is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania. She is interested in fostering high quality early childhood education through sound pedagogical practices, the promotion of e-portfolios, authentic documentation of young children's learning, and effective leadership. Bronwyn is also interested in Indigenous education and pedagogy, and enhancing international university students' writing skills when studying in English.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2004) 'Policy, theory and practice in early childhood curriculum design and implementation. A study of one Australian state: Victoria', University of Melbourne, Australia
  • MEd (1997) 'The role of an early childhood educator in children's emerging literacy', University of Melbourne, Australia
  • PGDipEdStudies (1994), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • BEd (1979), State College of Victoria, Australia
  • DipTchg, Melbourne Kindergarten Teachers College, Australia

Biography

Prior to joining the University of Tasmania, Bronwyn was a Senior Lecturer and the Program Director of Early Childhood Teacher Education at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. She has held positions in the university sector and taught in various early childhood positions for over 25 years.

Bronwyn's research areas have focused on early literacy, the early childhood curriculum, portfolios and documentation and leadership. She also has research interests in Indigenous education and fathers engaging in their children learning.

Research Themes

Bronwyn's research aligns to the University's research themes of culture and society. Her research interests include early childhood education, pedagogy and documentation, leadership and Indigenous education. Bronwyn's latest research project is about families' perceptions, beliefs and experiences of educators sharing children's learning through pedagogical documentation. The findings show that families consider the sharing of documentation fosters family conversations about the children's learning experiences and helps to create stronger connections between the child care and education centre, home and extended family. Another recurring theme from the families' responses was that children gain pride and a positive sense of identity when their documented work is shared with families.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Committee Member (Northern Region) - Early Childhood Educators Tasmania 
  • Committee Member - Beaconsfield Child and Family Centre Incorporation 
  • Association Member - Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange
  • Association Member - Early Childhood Australia

Administrative expertise

Bronwyn has previously been the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) in the Education Faculty and employed as the Program Director for Early Childhood Teacher Education at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

Teaching

Early childhood education, ePortfolios, Documenting learning, Leadership, Literacy, Indigenous education

Teaching expertise

Bronwyn's teaching experience and unit coordination are in the areas of early childhood education, portfolios and documenting young children's learning, and leadership. She currently teaches in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and the Post Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education, Research Committee Member

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Expertise

Bronwyn has experience with qualitative research, including, interviewing, focus groups, action research and interpretive methodologies. Research projects have included early childhood language and literacy; curriculum theory, policy and practice; documentation; leadership and conflict resolution; Indigenous education; e-portfolios; and social inclusion. Her latest projects have concerned: Enriching fathers' and male caregivers' understanding of children's learning and development; Portfolios for young children; Exploring quality practice in contemporary Indigenous education; and Early childhood leadership and learning.

Awards

Bronwyn was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2000 to undertake a PhD entitled: Policy, theory and practice in early childhood curriculum design and implementation. A study of one Australian state: Victoria

Fields of Research

  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • English as a Second Language (200303)
  • Educational Administration, Management and Leadership (130304)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Education (139999)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
  • Computer Communications Networks (100503)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (939901)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Languages and Literacy (950202)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)

Publications

Total publications

27

Journal Article

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Satariyan A, Chinijani ME, Reynolds B, 'Investigating discourse socialisation progress of an English as a second language learner using systematic functional linguistic approach', Journal of Language and Translation, 7, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 2008-8590 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A

2016Reynolds B, Duff K, 'Families' perceptions of early childhood educators' fostering conversations and connections by sharing children's learning through pedagogical documentation', Education 3-13: The Professional Journal for Primary Education, 44, (1) pp. 93-100. ISSN 0300-4279 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2015.1092457 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Galloway R, Reynolds B, 'Positive psychology in the elementary classroom: The influence of strengths-based approaches on childrens self-efficacy', Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, (9) pp. 16-23. ISSN 2327-5960 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.39003 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Taase Y, Satariyan A, Reynolds B, Salimi H, Mohseni A, 'An investigation into the relationship between EFL teachers' and students' multiple intelligences and teaching styles', Journal of Language and Translation, 5, (1) pp. 1-16. ISSN 2008-8590 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A

2012Reynolds B, 'Raising the education bar for indigenous students in rural and remote Australian communities: Voices from key stakeholders and newly qualified teachers', International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research , (3) pp. 44-54. ISSN 1839-9053 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Wu R, Tu Y, Wu R, Le Q, Reynolds B, 'An Action Research Case Study on Students' Diversity in the Classroom: Focus on Students' Diverse Learning Progress', International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, 1, (2) pp. 142-150. ISSN 1839-9053 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Le Q

2011Reynolds B, 'Between a rock and a hard place: Leadership dilemmas in Tasmanian early education and care centres', Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 26, (2) pp. 26 - 34. ISSN 1178-8690 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2009Cardno C, Reynolds BF, 'Resolving Leadership Dilemmas in New Zealand Kindergartens: An Action Research Study', Journal of Educational Administration, 47, (2) pp. 206-226. ISSN 0957-8234 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/09578230910941057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2008Nolan A, Reynolds BF, 'Portfolios: Documenting a Journey', Research in Practice Series- Early Childhood Australia pp. 1-26. ISSN 1440-5148 (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2008Reynolds BF, Cardno C, 'Leadership Dilemmas in New Zealand Early Childhood Education and Care Centres', Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 23, (1) pp. 18-29. ISSN 1178-8690 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Reynolds BF, 'Researching Authenticity: The Relationship between Kindergarten Teachers' Espoused Theories and their Actual Practices', New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education, 10, (1) pp. 155-168. ISSN 1174-6122 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2003Raben B, Waniganyake M, Deans J, Brown R, Ure C, et al., 'Quality assurance in practice: developing a framework', Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 10, (1) pp. 56-67. ISSN 1320-6648 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Galloway R, Reynolds B, Williamson J, 'Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning Approaches for Children: A New Zealand Case Study', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 213-222. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Williamson J

2016Satariyan A, Reynolds B, 'A reflective model for action research: An evolving pedagogical trajectory', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 21-28. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A

2015Reynolds B, Satariyan A, 'Meta-cognition as a trend in teaching literacy skills to learners of English as an additional language', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New york, pp. 417-425. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A

2015Satariyan A, Reynolds BF, 'A shifting paradigm in the pedagogy of writing skills in global education: From transmission to facilitation to critical considerations', Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy, Nova Publishers, S Fan, T Le & Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 359-367. ISBN 978-1-63482-800-0 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A

Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Brett P, Kilpatrick S, Fitzallen NE, Mainsbridge C, Reynolds B, et al., 'Evidencing the impact of pre-service teachers: shifting the conversation', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education 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: Brett P; Kilpatrick S; Fitzallen NE; Mainsbridge C; Kertesz J; Thomas S

2015Fan S, Reynolds B, Lu Jinjin, 'EConnections: Demonstrating safe social media use in early childhood education', Program of the Third International Conference on Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning, 25-26 September 2015, Toowong, Queensland, pp. 5. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fan S; Lu Jinjin

2015Satariyan A, Reynolds B, Kember D, 'An evolving approach to the teaching of writing skills to university students for whom English is an additional language', Book of Abstracts, 3-5 June, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, pp. 30. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Satariyan A; Kember D

2014Fan S, Reynolds B, 'e-Portfolio: A useful tool for Early Childhood teacher education', Program of the 11th International Conference on Excellence in Education: The Creativity - Innovation Challenge, 7-10 July 2014, Paris, France, pp. 21. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fan S

2014Fan S, Yost HF, Reynolds BF, 'ECconnections: An innovative online space for building a Community of Practice in Early Childhood Education', Proceedings of the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 20. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fan S; Yost HF

2014Reynolds BF, Yost HF, Fan S, 'Dads' understandings about their role in their children's play and learning', Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii international conference on education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Yost HF; Fan S

2014Yost HF, Fan S, Reynolds BF, Stephenson EA, 'Tasmanian early childhood pre-service teachers' perceptions of e-portfolios', Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii international conference on education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Yost HF; Fan S; Stephenson EA

2012Reynolds B, 'Quality indigenous education for students in rural and remote locations: perspectives from newly qualified teachers', International Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging World: Conference Proceedings, 16-18 May 2012, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 402-410. ISBN 978-0-646-58268-9 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Walker E, Hay I, Reynolds B, 'The interactions of self-concept, behaviour and gender for year one children', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Walker E; Hay I

2008Reynolds BF, 'Leadership Dilemmas: A Kindergarten Perspective', Enhancing the Heart Enriching the Mind, 30 April - 3 May 2008, New Zealand ISSN 1049-4820 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2003Reynolds BF, 'Policy, Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Curriculum Design and Implementation: A study of one Australian state: Victoria' (2003) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$22,618

Projects

Building a Community of Practice: Working towards a Potential Digital Habitat for Early Childhood Education (2013)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fan S; Yost HF; Reynolds BF
Year
2013
Enriching fathers' and male caregivers' understanding of children's learning and development (2013)$9,568
Description
The objectives of this project, for fathers and male caregivers, are to:engage them in their child/rens learning and development; enhance their knowledge and understanding of the critical importance of rich conversations and interactions with their child/rens learning and development from birth;understand the importance of hearing their child/rens voices and to respond accordingly;record/document their child/rens learning and development;build a shared network between fathers to promote opportunities for them to talk about their child/ren s growth and well-being;plan and implement a series of interactive workshop conversations with groups of fathers and male caregivers about their child/rens learning and development; and tostrengthen family unity and well-being for Tasmanian children.The target population for this project includes fathers and male caregivers of children who attend one of the five Long Day Care Centres selected from the Northern Childrens Network (NCN). This incorporation has been purposively selected as it is a non-for-profit organisation with childcare and education centres, located in a range of differing levels of socio-economic status. Social status is important because research indicates that parents particularly from disadvantaged areas benefit from learning about and participating in their childrens education and development.
Funding
Tasmanian Early Years Foundation ($9,568)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reynolds BF; Fan S; Yost HF
Year
2013
Early Childhood Education and Care Leadership Dilemmas: Tasmania Australia (2010)$4,050
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,050)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reynolds BF
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Bronwyn is currently the primary supervisor of six Doctor of Education/Doctor of Philosophy students and a Master of Education student. Research topics range from early childhood learning and documentation; assessment; early intervention and social inclusion; positive approaches on children's learning; learning and teaching writing skills to university students for whom English is an additional language; Chinese university students' understanding of politeness in English speaking countries; and Technology-mediated learning environments

Current

4

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEarly Childhood Programs for Social Inclusion in Tasmania, Australia: Examining cognitions, emotions and social dispositions2012
PhDA contrastive pragmatic analysis of Chinese speakers' expressions of gratitude2014
MastersTeacher and Parent Perceptions of the Child Within A Reggio Inspired Environment and How This Influences Teaching and Learning In Formative Years Within the Australian Contexts of Victoria andTasmania2015
PhDTeachers Role in Technology-Mediated Learning Environments2015

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Design and Implementation of a Short Course, Focusing on Metacognition, to Develop Writing Skills for University Students for Whom English is an Additional Language: An action research study
Candidate: Adnan Satariyan
2017
EdDAn Examination of How Key Stakeholders Perceive the Influence of Common Strengths-Based Approaches on Children's Learning
Candidate: Roderick Andrew Galloway
2016
MastersHow can Oral Language Impact on Literacy Acquisition? The Study of an Oral Language Intervention Program with Preparatory Students in Tasmania
Candidate: Sally Marice Rowlands
2012