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Yeshe is a Lecturer at the Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University. He has worked in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings for over a decade in multiple cities across the world including Osaka (Japan), Ulsan (South Korea), Wakayama (Japan), Concepcion (Chile), Granada (Spain) and Honiara (Solomon Islands). Through his work and life overseas, he has acquired an interest in natural learning that we have evolved with (e.g., the types we needed in Indigenous cultures). His career has reflected a belief in two premises: that all social problems can be addressed most effectively through education, and that early childhood is the most crucial period in life.

 

Historical records helped him develop the Following in Our Footsteps intervention, which has demonstrated the effect parents and educators can have on children’s interest in literacy and numeracy in just 4 weeks. By partnering, educators and parents significantly increased the amount children chose to play with literacy and numeracy in their free play. This resulted in greater reading, writing and arithmetic on standardised tests. The intervention has shown that adults can get young children more interested in useful learning without taking away children’s choice or their right to play - and this results in real learning.

Opportunities to work with Dr Colliver: Doctor of Philsophy/ Masters of Research.

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Projects 2016 2016

Development of mobile labs in X5B

Wyver, S., Van Bergen, P., Lockyer, L., Little, H., Degotardi, S., Whiteman, P. & Colliver, Y.

1/01/1631/12/16

Project: Research

Research Output 2011 2018

Children's learning in Solomon Islands and Australia: Culturally sensitive approaches to education

Colliver, Y. & Lee-Hammond, L. 2018 (Accepted/In press) Culture in Education and education in cultures: Tensioned dialogues and creative fits .

Research output: ResearchChapter

From listening to understanding: Interpreting young children's perspectives

Colliver, Y. 24 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 25, 6

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Research Ethics
Research Design
Research Personnel
Learning
Research

From listening to understanding: interpreting young children’s perspectives

Colliver, Y. 30 Sep 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Research Ethics
Research Design
Research Personnel
Learning
Research

Indigenous methodologies in education research: Case study of children's play in Solomon Islands

Colliver, Y. & Lee-Hammond, L. 2017 The Sage handbook of outdoor play and learning. Waller, T., Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E., Sandseter, E. B. H., Lee-Hammond, L., Lekies, K. & Wyver, S. (eds.). London, England: Sage, p. 496-510 16 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Activities 2015 2016

  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Publication Peer-review

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (Journal)

Colliver, Y. (Reviewer)
16 Dec 201631 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication Peer-review

Early Child Development and Care (Journal)

Colliver, Y. (Member of editorial board)
1 Dec 201531 Dec 2018

Activity: Editorial work

Press / Media

Children’s right to play and its benefits

Yeshe Colliver

27/10/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Expert Comment

Chores for children can create a learning experience

Yeshe Colliver

13/03/17

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research

Study shows helping around the house is beneficial

Yeshe Colliver

28/11/16

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research

Toys and games theory to improve learning

Yeshe Colliver

27/11/16

1 media contribution

Press / Media: Research