Research Thesis Topic
Experiencing early years environments as a child who was born very preterm
Research led by Elizabeth Curtis, Michelle Turner and Nicole Green focuses on the 35,000+ children within the Australian school system, who were born <32 weeks gestation (VP – very preterm) and whom are identified medically as ‘non-disabled’.
60-70% of children who are VP require additional educational supports during schooling. While research has demonstrated common characteristics of inattention, anxiety issues and poor social competence, according to Booth et al (2019), children’s conceptions of their own self-regulation skills have been under-researched, despite ongoing empirical research which has demonstrated self-regulation is crucial for school readiness and success through all aspects of later life.
- School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
- Education Systems
Please review the admission requirements for the academic program associated with this Thesis Topic
The supervisory team invites postgraduate students interested in self-regulation, and children’s perceptions and experiences of their Kindergarten and Prep (Foundation) learning environments. Research projects will benefit from utilising diverse research methodologies and conceptual frameworks, with particular considerations to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. International and interagency collaborations are welcomed.