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Associate Professor Rosie Le Cornu 

Position: Adjunct Associate Professor Associate Professor Rosie Le Cornu
Division/Portfolio: Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
School/Unit: School of Education
Campus: Magill Campus
Office: G1-57
Telephone: +61 8 830 24498
Fax: +61 8 830 24394
Email: Rosie_dot_LeCornu_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Rosie.LeCornu


Rosie Le Cornu is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Teacher Education at the University of South Australia. For twenty five years, she taught in professional experience courses in the School of Education in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Rosie is an experienced primary teacher and teacher educator with a strong commitment to quality teaching, affective education and social justice. Her professional background includes teaching in schools identified as socioeconomically disadvantaged, working as a social skills and classroom management advisor with primary and secondary teachers and teaching in a TAFE college. Rosie completed her PhD on the practicum (professional experience) and advocates a professional experience curriculum based on the notions of reflection, collaboration, reciprocity and partnerships. Rosie's current reseach interests are quality teaching and learning, professional experiences framed around learning communities, the experiences of early career teachers and the role of mentoring. In 2009 Rosie was awarded the Teacher Educator of the Year award by the Australian Teacher Education Association and Pearson. She was also awarded a University of South Australia Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student learning in 2009. In 2010 she was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.


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Teaching interests

  • Professional experience
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Mentoring

Professional associations

Australian Teacher Education Association

Australian Association for Research in Education

British Educational Research Association


Qualifications

Diploma of Teaching

Advanced Diploma of Teaching

Graduate Diploma in Educational Counselling

Master of Education

PhD


Research interests

  • Early Career Teachers
  • Addressing the teacher exodus: Enhancing early career teacher resilience and retention in changing times - ARC Linkage Grant 2008-2012 (with Professor Bruce Johnson; Professor Barry Down; Dr Rosie Le Cornu; Dr Judy Peters; Dr Jane Pearce; Ms Janet Hunter). see: http://www.ectr.edu.au/
  • Professional Experience
  • Collaborative Practitioner Research
  • Mentoring
  • School Reform
  • Early career teachers' experiences

Research publications

Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R. & Le Cornu, R. (in press) 5th ed., Teaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, Victoria, Cengage.

Papatraianou, L. H. & Le Cornu, R. (2014). Problematising the Role of Personal and Professional Relationships in Early Career Teacher Resilience, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39 (1), 99-116.

Le Cornu, R. (2013). Building Early Career Teacher Resilience: The Role of Relationships, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (4), 1- 16.

Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A. M., Pearce, J., & Hunter, J. (forthcoming). Promoting Early Career Teacher Resilience: a framework for understanding and acting. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Special Edition.

Le Cornu,R. (2012).A Sustainable Model for Experiential Learning, in Kerry, T. (ed). International Perspectives on Higher Education: Challenging Values and Practice, London, Continuum.

Le Cornu, R. (2012). Co-ordinators supporting pre-service teachers and school-university partnerships, Curriculum Leadership, 10 (9),

Le Cornu, R. (2012). "School Co-ordinators: Leaders of Learning in Professional Experience," Australian Journal of Teacher Education: 37 (3),18-33.

Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A. M., Pearce, J., & Hunter, J. (2012), Early Career Teachers, Stories of Resilience, Adelaide, University of South Australia. www.ectr.edu.au.

Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R. & Le Cornu, R. (2011) 4th ed., Teaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, Victoria, Cengage.

Le Cornu, R. (2011). School Co-ordinators: Essential Partners in Professional Experience, Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Conference, 3rd - 6th July, Melbourne.

Le Cornu,R. (2010). Changing roles, relationships and responsibilities in changing times, Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education,38 (3), 195-206.

Ewing, R. and Le Cornu, R. (2010). From Practice Teaching to Practicum to Professional Experiences, (pp.31-41)In Ewing, R., Lowrie, T. & Higgs, J. (eds) Teaching and Communicating: Rethinking Professional Experiences. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

White, S., Bloomfield, D. & Le Cornu, R. (2010). Professional experiences in new times: issues and responses to a changing education landscape, Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education,38 (3), 181-194.

Le Cornu, R.(2010). Socially Sustainable Teacher Education: Relationships Matter, Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4th-7th July, Townsville, Qld. ISBN: 978-0-9752324-5-3.

Johnson, B., Down, B., Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Sullivan, A. M., Pearce, J., & Hunter, J. (2010). Conditions that support early career teacher resilience. Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4th-7th July, Townsville, Qld.ISBN: 978-0-9752324-5-3.

Le Cornu, R. (2009). Building resilience in pre-service teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education, 25 (5), 717-723.

Le Cornu, R. & Peters, J. (2009). Sustaining school-university collaboration for reciprocal learning, The International Journal of Learning, 16 (9), 231-246.

Le Cornu,R. (2009). Crossing Boundaries: Challenges of academics working in professional experiences. Refereed paper presented at the annual conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA), Albury, 28 June-1 July.ISBN978-0-9752324-5-3.

Le Cornu, R. (2009). The changing role of the ‘student teacher’ in professional experience, Refereed paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education conference, 30th Nov – 4th Dec., 2008, Brisbane and published in the conference proceedings,

Le Cornu, R. & Ewing, R. (2008). Reconceptualising professional experiences in pre service teacher education…reconstructing the past to embrace the future, Teaching and Teacher Education, 24 (7), 1799-1812.

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2008). Leading Educational Redesign, The International Journal of Learning, 15 (4) 99- 109.

Le Cornu, R. (2008). The changing role of the ‘university supervisor’ in professional experience, Paper presented at the ATEA conference, 8th – 11th July, Sunshine Coast and published in the conference proceedings entitled Teacher Educators at work: What works and where is the evidence? ISBN 0 9775685 1 2

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2008) Project Leadership for Educational Redesign, Paper presented at the AARE conference, 25th – 19th Nov., 2007, Fremantle and published in the conference proceedings entitled Research Impacts: Proving or Improving, ISSN 1324 9320

Le Cornu, R. (2007) Learning Circles in the practicum: an initiative in peer mentoring, Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Conference, Wollongong, 3rd – 6th July and published in the Conference Proceedings CD – ISBN 0 977658512

Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R. & Le Cornu, R. (2007) 3rd ed., Teaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, Victoria, Nelson Thomson.

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2007) The Principal's role in supporting Early Career Teachers to be successful, Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Conference, Wollongong, 3rd – 6th July and published in the Conference Proceedings CD – ISBN 0 977658512

Le Cornu, R., Peters, J, Foster. M., Barratt, R. & Stratfold, J. (2006). Perceptions of ‘Significant Change’ in School Cultures in South Australia. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, vol 6 (5), pp. 161 - 170

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2006) School Leaders’ Use of Emotional Literacy to manage transition, International Journal of Learning, 12 (4).

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2006) Co-constructing Transformational Leadership in New Settings, Leadership in Focus, Spring (3), pp 26-29.

Le Cornu, R. (2006) “Reculturing the practicum through scholarly learning conversations” Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Conference, Fremantle, 5th – 8th July and published in the Conference Proceedings CD entitled ‘Making teaching public: Reforms in teacher education’ – ISBN 0 9775685 0 4

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2006) “Exploring Perceptions of Successful Early Career Teachers in South Australian Primary Schools”, paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Conference, Fremantle, 5th – 8th July and published in the Conference Proceedings CD entitled ‘Making teaching public: Reforms in teacher education’ – ISBN 0 9775685 0 4

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2006) Creative Dissent about School Leadership: Co-construction in new settings, 2005 AARE Conference Proceedings.

Le Cornu, R. (2005) Peer mentoring: engaging pre-service teachers in mentoring one another, Mentoring and Tutoring, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 355-366.

Le Cornu, R. & Peters, J. (2005) Towards constructivist classrooms: the role of the reflective teacher, Journal of Educational Enquiry, 6 (1), pp. 50 -64

Le Cornu, R. & Peters, J. (2005) Reculturing primary classrooms: Renegotiating the four R’s (rules, roles, responsibilities and relationships), Change, Transformations in Education, 8 (2), pp. 16-30.

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2005). ‘Beyond Communities of Practice: Learning Circles for Transformational School Leadership’, in P. Carden & T. Stehlik (eds) Beyond Communities of Practice, Queensland, Post Pressed.

Le Cornu, R. & Peters, J. (2005) Managing the challenges and dilemmas of ‘Constructivism in Practice’, Refereed paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education conference, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2004, Melbourne.

Le Cornu, R. (2005) Positioning the Practicum through research and scholarship, Refereed paper published in the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Proceedings, July, Gold Coast.

Le Cornu, R. & Collins, J. (2004) Re-emphasising the Role of Affect in Learning and Teaching, Pastoral Care in Education, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 27-33.

Peters, J. & Le Cornu, R. (2004) Leaders in Transition: living with paradoxes, Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, University of Manchester, 16-18 Sept. available at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00003783.htm

Le Cornu, R. (2004) "Learning Circles: Providing Spaces for renewal of both teachers and teacher educators", Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education conference, 7-10th July, Bathurst.

Groundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R. & Le Cornu, R. (2003) 2nd ed., Teaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, Victoria, Nelson Thomson.

White,B. & Le Cornu, R. (2002)"Email: Reducing Stress for Student Teachers" in D. Watson & J. Anderson, (eds.) Networking the Learner: Computers in Education, Kluwer, Dordrecht: Netherlands, pp. 671-679.

White, B. & Le Cornu, R. (2002) “Email: Reducing Stress for Student Teachers" Education and Information Techonologies, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 351-358.

Le Cornu, R. (2000) "An Inclusive Practicum Curriculum", International Journal of Practical Experiences in Professional Education, vol.4, no. 1, pp. 57-80.

Le Cornu, R. (1999) "Remapping the Practicum in Teacher Education", Waikato Journal of Education, vol. 5, pp. 121-132.

Le Cornu, R. (1999) "Teacher Self-Esteem", Primary Educator, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 2-9.

Le Cornu, R. (1999)"The 3Rs of Practicum Reform", 3rd National Cross Faculty Practicum Conference Proceedings Booklet, Adelaide, 1997.

Peters, J., Le Cornu, R. & Napper, M. (1999) "Teaching in Non-School Settings", 3rd National Cross Faculty Practicum Conference Proceedings Booklet, Adelaide, 1997.

Please note that my former name was Rosie Dobbins.

Groundwater-Smith, S., Cusworth, R. & Dobbins, R. (1998) Teaching: Challenges and Dilemmas, Sydney, Harcourt Brace.

Reid, A., McCallum, F. & Dobbins, R. (1998) Teachers as Political Actors, Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 247-259.

Murray, S., Mitchell, J. & Dobbins, R. (1998) Dimensions of Mentoring Relationships, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 21-28.

Peters, J., Dobbins, R. & Johnson, B. (1996) A Report on the Effects of Restructuring and Reculturing on Schools, National Schools Network

Dobbins, R. (1996) Student Teacher Self-Esteem in the Practicum, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 12-20.

Dobbins, R. (1996) The Practicum: A Learning Journey? Waikato Journal of Education, vol. 2, pp. 59-72.

Dobbins, R. (1996) The Challenge of Developing a Reflective Practicum, Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 269-280.

Dobbins, R. & Mitchell, J. (1996) "The Extended Practicum Program: Deliberative and Serendipitous Learning", Mentoring and Tutoring, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 32-40.

Wilson, S., Hine, A., Dobbins, R., Bransgrove, E. & Elterman, J. (1995) "The Use of Reflective Journals in Undergraduate Teacher Education Courses: A Multi-Campus Perspective", South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 165-176.

Dobbins, R. (1995) "The Hidden Curriculum of the Practicum," Journal of Teaching Practice, vol. 15, no.1, pp. 1-12.

Unpublished Papers presented at conferences

Le Cornu, R. (2009). Reconceptualising professional experiences around the notion of learning communities, Paper presented at the 7th Annual Hawaii International conference on education, Jan 4th-7th, Honolulu.

Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Mc Callum, F., Carter, B., Mc Gregor, D. & White, B. (2007). Developments in Professional Experiences at the University of South Australia, Symposium presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, 26th - 29th Nov., Fremantle.

Le Cornu, R. & Ewing, R. (2006). Transforming Knowledge in Preservice Professional Experiences, Paper presented at the European Conference for Educational Research, 13th-16th Sept., Geneva.

Le Cornu, R. & White, B. (2005) A Pedagogical partnership approach to Professional experience, Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, 14th -17th Sept., University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd.

Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Foster, M., Barrett, R. & Stratfold, J. (2005) What constitutes significant change in reforming schools? Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, 14th -17th Sept., University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd.

Le Cornu, R. & Ewing, R. (2005) Developing richer learning communities in schools: reconceptualising professional experiences for pre-service teachers, Paper presented at the International Study Association of teachers and teaching, 3-6th July, Sydney.

Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Foster, M., Barratt, R. & Mellowship, D. (2003) "Exploring perceptions of 'signficant change' in reforming schools", Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education and the Australian Association for Research in Education conference, 30th Nov.-3rd Dec., Auckland.

Le Cornu, R., Peters, J. & Collins, J. (2003) "What are the characteristics of constructivist classroom cultures?" Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, 11th - 14th Sept., Edinburgh.

Peters, J., Le Cornu, R. & Collins, J. (2003) "Constructing Relationships for Learning" Refereed paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education and the Australian Association for Research in Education conference, 30th Nov.-3rd Dec., Auckland.

Le Cornu, R. (2003) "Peer Mentoring: The way forward for developing teachers as leaders", Refereed paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association conference, 20th-25th July, Melbourne.

Le Cornu, R., Peters, J., Foster, M. & Shin, A. (2002)"Leadership for School Improvement", Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, 12th-14th Sept., Exeter.

Le Cornu, R. & Collins, J. (2002) "How are you today?: The Role of Affect in Teaching and Learning", Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, 12th-14th Sept., Exeter.

Mayer, D., Le Cornu, R. & White, B. (2001)"Pedagogies for the Practicum: ICT and new learning communities", Paper presented at the Practical Experiences in Professional Education (PEPE) conference, 6-9th Feb., Melbourne.

Le Cornu, R., Mayer, D. & White, B. (2001) "Pedagogies for the Practicum", Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association conference, 24th-26th Sept., Melbourne.

Le Cornu, R. & White, B. (2000) "Email Supervision in the Practicum: What do student teachers think?" Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association conference, 7-10th Sept., Cardiff.

Le Cornu, R., Mayer, D. & White, B. (2000)"ICT in the Practicum in Preservice Teacher Education", Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, 20th-23rd Sept., Edinburgh.

Le Cornu, R. (1999) "An Inclusive Practicum Curriculum", Paper presented at the Practical Experiences in Professional Education (PEPE) conference,19th-22nd Jan., Christchurch.

Johnson, B., Johnson, K., Le Cornu, R., Mader, P. & Peters, J. (1999) "Diverse insights into the challenges of university-school collaborative research", Paper presented at the international conference on Teacher Education, 22nd-24th Feb., Hong Kong.

Le Cornu, R., Johnson, B. & Peters, J. (1999) "Shaping Learning Communities: The Challenge of Critical Reflection", Paper presented at the International Study Association of Teachers and Teaching, 27th-31st July, Dublin.

Le Cornu, R. (1998)"Remapping the Practicum in Teacher Education", Paper presented at the New Zealand Teacher Education conference, 14th-17th Oct., Hamilton.

Johnson, B., Johnson,K., Le Cornu, R., Mader, P. & Peters, J. (1998) "Continuing school-university partnerships for school reform" Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education conference, 30th Nov.-3rd Dec., Adelaide.


Expertise for Media Contact

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Discipline: Education

  • Teacher Education
  • Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Self-esteem
  • Discipline




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