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Sandra Cheeseman is a lecturer in early childhood policy, leadership and professional experience. She brings to this role extensive experience as an early childhood teacher, director and senior manager. 

Sandra was a member of the core writing team of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia and has since worked as a consultant on a number of related research and professional projects. She has wide-ranging experience in design and delivery of professional learning programs translating theory and research in a practical context. Her recent projects have included: The Quality Interactions Study, NSW DEC Preschools; DEEWR funded Professional Learning Projects (PLP) supporting the introduction of both the EYLF and NQS to the sector; Professional Development to support the pilot project for the introduction of the NSW DEC Transition to School Statement. Sandra is currently investigating the influence of curriculum documents on the experience of infants in early childhood settings.


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Projects 2013 2022

Research Outputs 2006 2019

Engaging with data to foster children's learning: from population data to local projects

Cheeseman, S., 2019, Pedagogies for leading practice. Cheeseman, S. & Walker, R. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 3-17 15 p. (Thinking about pedagogy in early childhood education).

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Pedagogies for leading practice

Cheeseman, S. (ed.) & Walker, R. (ed.), 2019, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 216 p. (Thinking about pedagogy in early childhood education)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

Preschool educational leaders: who are they and what are they doing?

Barnes, K., Hadley, F. & Cheeseman, S., 1 Dec 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 44, 4, p. 351-364 14 p.

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New South Wales

An encounter with 'sayings' of curriculum: Levinas and the formalisation of infants' learning

Cheeseman, S., Press, F. & Sumsion, J., 2018, Troubling the changing paradigms: an educational philosophy and theory early childhood reader. Peters, M. A. & Tesar, M. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, Vol. 4. p. 124-135 12 p. (Educational philosophy and theory; vol. 4).

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