Helen Little

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Biography

Helen Little is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood and Associate Course Director (Early Childhood) in the Department of Educational Studies. She has been working in the early childhood sector for the last nineteen years. Since 2001 she has been at Macquarie University lecturing, teaching and studying. Prior to this she was an early childhood teacher with experience teaching in preschools and primary schools in Sydney. 

Research:

Helen’s primary area of research examines individual, social and environmental factors influencing children’s engagement in risk-taking behaviour in outdoor play. Her current focus relates to how the physical features of the outdoor environment and teaching practices impact on children's experiences of risk-taking in play. 

Teaching:
Helen lectures and teaches outdoor learning, Professional Experience (practicum), and child development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is interested in early childhood teacher education including outdoor pedagogy as part of the student experience in practicums. Helen is interested in all aspects of children's development however she has a particular focus on physical and motor development. She currently convenes:

  • ECHE1180 (Academic Co-ordinator) Infancy and Early Development
  • ECHE3100 (Academic Co-ordinator) Play-based Curriculum: Discovery and Creativity in Outdoor Environments
  • ECHP3250 (Academic & Professional Experience Co-ordinator) Professional Experience 5
  • ECHE6020 (Academic Coordinator) Early Childhood Development
  • EDST3020 (Academic co-ordinator) Practice of Teaching: Outdoor Learning Environments

Community:
Helen is currently the Early Childhood Australia representative on the Standards Australia Committee (CS005) for Playgrounds and Play Equipment.

She is also a School of Education representative on the Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre Advisory Board. 

 

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