Nominations for three vacant positions
Robyn Cox is President of PETAA and has held positions at Universities in Australia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam. She is the author of several international journal articles in the field of literacy research and has been involved in teacher education in four countries over a 20 year period. Robyn is well known for her commitment to the development of a strong professional knowledge base in initial teacher education and remains dedicated to bringing accessible educational research and theory to teacher education students.
Pauline Jones has over 20 years' experience as a tertiary teacher educator specialising in language and literacy research, curriculum and pedagogy. Having completed her PhD on oral language in 2005, Dr Jones' current research is in the use of student generated multimodal texts in Science, and language and literacy transitions across schooling years. Dr Jones has written extensively for teachers (in- and pre-service) in language and literacy and most recently completed co-editing of a book on dialogue in teaching and professional learning for the PETAA book — Talking the Talk.
Bronwyn Parkin has 30 years' experience in supporting language and literacy teachers beginning in Aboriginal Education, remote and metropolitan through the South Australia Accelerated Literacy program focused on disadvantaged schools; through the recent PETAA research grants investigating academic language pedagogy with educationally marginalised students; and as a consultant working in disadvantaged contexts. Dr Parkin has been a member of the Literacy Education Advisory Committee of South Australian Department of Education.