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Diane Nailon

Diane Nailon

PhD Candidate
Sessional Tutor

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3265 (phone)

Diane.Nailon@utas.edu.au

Achievements

  • University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor's team teaching award (member of the 2011 mathematics teaching team)
  • Fellow of the Queensland branch of the Queensland Institute for Educational Administration

Publications

Journals
  • Hill, A., McCrea, N., Emery, S., Nailon, D., Davis, J. M., Dyment., J., & Getenet, S. (2014). Exploring how adults who work with young children conceptualise sustainability and describe their practice initiatives. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(3), 14-22.
  • Hunter, M., Baker, W., & Nailon, D. (2014). Generating cultural capital? Impacts of artists-in-residence on teacher professional learning. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(6), 75-88.Nailon, D. (2013). Researching ECEC professional development: Using Kelly's repertory grid to examine changes in educators' constructs about curriculum design in early childhood settings. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 38(1), 81-88.
  • Nailon, D. (2013). Researching ECEC professional development: Using Kelly's repertory grid to examine changes in educators' constructs about curriculum design in early childhood settings. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 38(1), 81-88.
  • Dyment, J., Davis, J., Nailon, D., Emery, S., Getenet, S., McCrea, N., & Hill, A. (2013). The impact of professional development on early childhood educators' confidence, understanding and knowledge of education for sustainability. Environmental Education Research, Published online 27Sep2013
  • Getenet, S., Trimble, A., & Nailon, D. (2013). Perspectives on professional development: Some realities of standards-based professional development. International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, 2(12), 34-48.
  • Brownlee, J., & Nailon, D. (2010). Constructing leadership in child care: Epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35(3), 95-104.
  • Nailon, D., Delahaye, B., & Brownlee, J. (2007). Learning and leading: How beliefs about learning can be used to promote effective leadership. Development & Learning in Organisations, 21(4), 6-9.
  • Tickle E. L., Brownlee J.M., & Nailon D.L. (2005). Personal epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership behaviours, The Journal of Management Development, 24(8), 706-719.
Book Chapters
  • Nailon, D., & Beswick, K. (2014). Changes in policy related to early childhood education and care in Australia: The journey towards pedagogical leadership. In N. Fitzallen, R. Raeburn, & S. Fan, (Eds.), The future of educational research: Perspectives from beginning researchers, 13-23. Rotterdam: Sense.
  • Nailon, D., Beswick, K., & Stephenson, E. (in press). Professional learning and development for pedagogical leadership in family day care in Tasmania – a chapter in the forthcoming 2013 Post graduate research conference publication.
  • Nailon, D., Thomas, D., Emery, S., & Stephenson, E. (in press). Using attitude analysis to explore focused conversations for professional learning and development in early childhood. In T. Le, Q. Le, Fan, S. (eds.), Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy. New York, NY : Nova Science.
  • Nailon, D., Emery, S., Stephenson, E., & Thomas, D. (in press). Challenges facing early childhood teachers in literacy education. In T. Le, Q. Le, Fan, S. (eds.), Linguistics and language education in new horizons: The link between theory, research and pedagogy. New York, NY : Nova Science.
Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
  • Nailon, D., Thomas, D., Emery, S., Stephenson, E., & Kinnear, V. (2013). Examining focused conversation for leading professional learning and development in early childhood: Highlighting the role of evaluative stance. InAARE 2013 Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, SA. Download
  • Nailon, D., Emery, S., & Downing, J. (2011). Using insights from Myers-Briggs Type preferences to support early childhood pre-service teachers' personal and professional mathematical understanding. In J. Clark, B. Kissane, J. Mousley, T. Spencer & S. Thornton, (Eds), Mathematics: Traditions and [New] Practices. Proceedings of the AAMT–MERGA conference, Alice Springs, 3–7 July (1031–1038).
  • Nailon, D. L, Brownlee, J. M. Tickle, E.L. & Sanderson D, (2005). A study of epistemological beliefs and transformational-transactional leadership behaviours of child care centre directors. Paper presented at the Kaleidoscope Changing Images of Childhood Conference, Early Childhood Australia (ECA), Melbourne.
  • Nailon, D.L., Dalglish, C. L., Brownlee, J. M. & Hatcher, C. A. (2004). How do epistemological beliefs contribute to leadership behaviour, and the changes required to meet the needs of today's business challenges?, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) Conference 2004. Entrepreneurship as a Way of the Future, pp 1-11.
  • Nailon, D. & Sanderson, D. (2003). The course of least resistance? An organisational management initiative for academic engagement with electronic technologies in higher education: A case study. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Brisbane, July 2002.
Commissioned Research Report
  • Stephenson, E., Nailon, D., Emery, S., Trimble, A. (2014). Launceston children's views of play spaces. Launceston. Tas: Communities for Children, Funded by Anglicare Tasmania.
Professional Publications
  • Nailon, D., (2014). Researching the professionalization of family day care. Jigsaw, 70, 23.
  • Heidrich, M., Baker, S. & Nailon, D. (1999). Frameworks for planning negotiated curriculum in early childhood settings: Formats for birth-three year olds. Brisbane: Centre for Applied Studies in Early Childhood, QUT.
  • Mobbs, J., & Nailon, D. (1987) Programming for outside school hours care. Brisbane: Division of Community Services Development, QLD Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs.
  • Jones, A., & Nailon, D. (1984) Community management in early childhood services. Canberra: Australian Early Childhood Association.

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Fields of Research

  • Education (139999)
  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) (130204)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Community Planning (120501)
  • Continuing and Community Education (130101)
  • Environmental Sociology (160802)

Research Objectives

  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Education and Training Systems Policies and Development (930501)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (939901)
  • Children's/Youth Services and Childcare (940105)
  • School/Institution Community and Environment (930402)

Publications

Total publications

17

Journal Article

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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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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 - 23Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Dyment JE; Emery S; 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]

DOI: 10.1177/183693911403900303 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Hill A; Emery S; Dyment J; Getenet S

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2014Hunter M, Baker WJ, Nailon DL, 'Generating Cultural Capital? Impacts of artists-in-residence on teacher professional learning', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (6) pp. 75-88. ISSN 0313-5373 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n6.4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Hunter M; Baker WJ

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2013Getenet S, Trimble AJ, Nailon D, 'Perspectives on professional development in Australian education: some realities of standards-based professional development', International Journal of Innovative Interdisciplinary Research, 2, (2) pp. 34-48. ISSN 1839-9053 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Getenet S; Trimble AJ

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2013Nailon D, 'Researching ECEC professional development: Using Kelly's repertory grid to examine changes in educators' constructs about curriculum design in early childhood settings', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 38, (1) pp. 81-88. ISSN 0312-5033 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/183693911303800113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2010Brownlee J, Nailon DL, Tickle E, 'Constructing leadership in child care: Epistemological beliefs and trasnformational leadership', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35, (3) pp. 95-104. ISSN 1836-9391 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2007Nailon DL, Delahaye B, Brownlee J, 'Learning and leading: how beliefs about learning can be used to promote effective leadership', Development and learning in organizations, 21, (4) pp. 6-9. ISSN 1477-7282 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/14777280710758790 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2005Tickle E, Brownlee J, Nailon DL, 'Personal epistemological beliefs and transformational leadership behaviours', Journal of Management Development, 24, (7-8) pp. 706-719. ISSN 0262-1711 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/02621710510613735 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Nailon D, Beswick K, Stephenson E, 'Professional Learning and Development for Pedagogical Leadership in Family Day Care in Tasmania', What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 261-274. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Beswick K; Stephenson E

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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: Emery S; Stephenson E; Thomas D

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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: Thomas DP; Emery SG; Stephenson EA

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2014Nailon DL, Beswick K, 'Changes in policy related to early childhood education and care in Australia: The journey towards pedagogical leadership', The Future of Educational Research, Sense Publishers, N. Fitzallen, S. Fan & R. Reaburn (ed), Netherlands, pp. 13-23. ISBN 978-94-6209-512-0 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Beswick K

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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. 47-66. ISBN 978-953-57634-1-3 (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Emery SG

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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: Thomas D; Emery S; Stephenson E; Kinnear V

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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: Emery SG; Downing J

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Stephenson EA, Rayner CS, Nailon DL, Trimble AJ, Emery S, et al., 'Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: what do children think?', Making Launceston a Child Friendly City: what do children think?, Anglicare Tasmania, Australia (2014) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Stephenson EA; Rayner CS; Trimble AJ; Emery S; Dyment JE; Walker D; Getenet ST

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$28,750

Projects

Waverley Community Skills 4 Kids Cafes (2020)$20,000
Description
Regular co-designed community skills cafes will bring older and younger members of the Waverley community together to build a stronger sense of community capacity for developing skills and improving childrens outcomes on two domains on the AEDC index - physical and health-related outcomes; and childrens language development. The aim is to build the confidence and capacity of families and local community members to share skills with young children in a caf-style atmosphere. Learning will be two-way through intergenerational relationships that develop around healthy food, physical activity; making and expressing in the arts; and story-telling and literary pursuits using various media.
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nailon DL; Emery SG; Beasy KM; Austen N
Year
2020
Sustainability Skills Cafes (2019)$3,750
Description
Skills 4 Kids Cafes bring children, families and community members together in safe and accessible child and family-centric locations in Launceston during 2019 to learn new and traditional artisan skills with and from each other. Once a month, for 5 months, children and adults spent 3 hours together engaging in purposeful projects. The cafes tapped into local community members with existing artisan skills and/or the willingness to join young children in learning new skills. The cafes fostered skills-based mentor partnerships with individuals who had a track record in building trusting respectful relationships with children and families.
Funding
Launceston City Council ($3,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Launceston City Council
Research Team
Nailon DL; Emery SG; Beasy KM; Austen N
Year
2019
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