Dr Carol Carter

Dr Carol Carter

Lecturer

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies

Career Summary

Biography

I am based in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFSC) at University of Newcastle where my role is coordinator/lecturer of the Foundations in Education Course. I am also conjoint lecturer in the School of Education.  I have extensive experience as a teacher educator in primary and early childhood degree programmes at universities in Australia and South Africa.  I also worked as a primary school teacher for a number of years and led youth theatre groups for disadvantaged young people in South Africa.

My PhD examined the role of oral art forms in supporting drama pedagogy and intercultural understanding within teacher education. I have published and presented numerous papers and workshops nationally and internationally. Some of my most recent work involves examining ways in which the arts creates dialogical spaces and supports cultural identities in early childhood, primary, enabling  and teacher education contexts. Another of my research interests, that I continue to explore, is identifying strategies and techniques to support  and enhance learning and teaching in diverse learning and teaching contexts.

My work includes report and document writing such as the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity section of the “Drama Australia Equity and Diversity Guideline Statements”. My latest publication is “The Child in Focus: Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education” (see publications) I have also  designed and developed an accredited  Bachelor of Early Childhood (birth to 5) course for a private college in New South Wales. I am currently on the Drama NSW committee.

Disciplines: Early Childhood Education; Drama Education and Higher Education


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Education, Rhodes University
  • Master of Education, University of Fort Hare

Keywords

  • Arts-based research
  • Practioner and Action research
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Drama Education

Languages

  • English (Mother)
  • Afrikaans (Fluent)
  • Xhosa (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) 25
130103 Higher Education 50
130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy 25

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2017 -  Conjoint Lecturer English Language and Foundation Studies Centre (ELFSC) and FEDUA English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
3/01/2012 - 3/05/2017 Lecturer

Lecturer (level 5) in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching

Holmesglen Institute
Early Childhood Education
Australia
1/03/2011 - 15/12/2011 Sessional Lecturer

Lecturing on the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Melbourne Institute of Technology
Primary and Early Childhood
Australia
28/04/2007 - 16/12/2011 Part-Time Lecturer

Drama Lecturer - Artistic and Creative Education (ACE)

The University of Melbourne
School of Education
Australia
3/01/2000 - 15/12/2006 Course Leader and Senior Lecturer

Course Leader: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Senior Lecturer

University of Fort Hare/Rhodes University
South Africa
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Highlighted Publications

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Irving E, Carter C, The Child in Focus Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood Education, 544 (2018)

Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Irving E, Carter C, The Child in Focus Learning and Teaching in Early Childhood Education, 544 (2018)
2010 Carter CH, Carol C, Irvine M, Westaway L, Providing Basic Education: The Eastern Cape Basic Services Delivery and Socioeconomic Trends Series, Fort Hare Institute of Social and Economic Research, East London, South Africa, 95 (2010)

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Carter C, Sallis R, 'Dialogues of diversity: examining the role of educational drama techniques in affirming diversity and supporting inclusive educational practices in primary schools', NJ, 40 78-88 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/14452294.2016.1239504
2016 Carter C, Hughes M, 'Artful Learning and Teaching: Engendering Positive Attitudes and Engaging Reluctant Pre-Service Teachers in the Arts', The International Journal of Arts Education, 11 1-12 (2016)
DOI 10.18848/2326-9944/CGP/v11i02
2014 Carter C, Lancaster SL, 'Exploring Strategies and Techniques to Support Learning and Teaching in Diverse Higher Education Contexts', The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 13 27-38 (2014)
DOI 10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v13i03/40043
2012 Carter CH, 'Towards a Richer Understanding of Cultural Complexity: Examining Diversity and Cultural Identity within Tertiary Teacher Education', The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, 11 1-14 (2012)
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Carter CH, Sallis R, 'Investigating the role of drama in the creation of enabling, supportive dialogical spaces for learning in different teaching and geographical spaces', University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (2018)
2018 Carter CH, 'Exploring strategies and techniques to support successful learning and teaching in enabling education', Sky Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand (2018)
2005 Carter CH, Westaway L, 'The mathematics allergy: Is Drama in Education the much-needed antidote?', The mathematics allergy: Is Drama in Education the much-needed antidote?, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (2005)
2005 Westaway L, Carter CH, '¿Masifunde Nosapho¿ (¿Let us learn with our families¿)', ¿Masifunde Nosapho¿ (¿Let us learn with our families¿), Johor Bahru, Malaysia (2005)
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Other (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Carter CH, Hughes M, 'That¿s a shame: Policy directions and personal attitudes impacting on Arts education and practices that promote quality teacher education in the Arts.', (2016) [O1]
2016 Hughes M, Carter CH, 'The pedagogical leader in early childhood education and care: preparing future leaders', (2016) [O1]
2015 Sallis R, Freeebody K, Hatton C, Carter CH, Raphael J, 'Drama Australia: Equity and Diversity Guidelines Statement. Drama Australia, Sydney.', Drama Australia Website: Drama Australia (2015)
Co-authors Christine Hatton

Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Carter CH, Kwathi ke kaloku ngantsomi: Engaging with oral art forms to support drama pedagogy and intercultural understanding, University of Melbourne (2011)
2006 Carter CH, Some Teachers will and some teachers won¿t: Personal and contextual constraints in the use of classroom drama., University of Fort Hare, South Africa (2006)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $1,500

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20171 grants / $1,500

NSER Grant (University of Newcastle)$1,500

Funding body: ELFSC Research Committee

Funding body ELFSC Research Committee
Project Team

partners from other universities

Scheme New Staff Early Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON N
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Dr Carol Carter

Position

Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Contact Details

Email carol.h.carter@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49854089

Office

Room MCLG57
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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