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Dr Sue Ollerhead is a senior lecturer in Languages and Literacy Education and the Director of the Secondary Education Program. Her expertise lies in English language and literacy learning and teaching in multicultural and multilingual education contexts. Her research interests include translanguaging, multilingual pedagogies, literacy across the curriculum and oracy development in schools. Sue is a founding member of the Multilingualism Research Centre, which fosters research on multilingualism across Macquarie University, collaborates with researchers in Australia and overseas on multilingualism research, and provides research-based support on multilingual policies and practices to community organizations in New South Wales.

As well as directing the Secondary Education Program, Sue convenes and teaches a number of language-related units at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. These include:

EDTE4310 and EDTE4320 Languages Other than English (LOTE) Methodology 1 & 2

EDTE4420 Teaching English as an Additional Language

EDST4020 The Practice of Teaching: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

EDST8238 (Master of Teaching Unit)  Professional Practice 2: Literacy and Numeracy for Diverse Learners


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