Dr Kerrie Mackey-Smith

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Research Biography

Kerrie Mackey-Smith (PhD) is a lecturer in English and literacy at Flinders University in the (primary – junior primary) Teacher Education program. She coordinates and teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as supervises in Higher Degree by Research programs. She had a previous career to education in media (I.e. working for Channel 9 in Melbourne and Darwin).

In her childhood, Kerrie lived in remote areas of northern Australia and this lived experience still influences choices she makes for her work today. Kerrie brings a strong commitment to working towards educational justice for marginalised groups of young people. Where possible in her teaching and research she aims to marry her expertise in digital literacies together with an understanding of the importance of authentic community-connected learning experiences for children.

Research Interests

Kerrie brings a strong commitment to working towards educational justice for marginalised groups of young people. Where possible in her research she aims to marry her expertise in digital literacies together with an understanding of the importance of authentic community-connected learning experiences for children. She has a particular interest in critical pedagogies, multiliteracies, educational justice for remotely livng children and understanding the materialities of learning.

Kerrie is a member of The Australian Sociological Association.

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011

External positions

Project Officer, Digital Learning Outreach Education, South Australian Department for Education

8 Jun 201127 Jun 2015

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Research Output

Teaching for reconciliation in a multiracial classroom

Mackey-Smith, K., Jun 2019, In : Australian Journal of Language and Literacy. 42, 2, p. 103-115 13 p.

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  • "Changing worlds" through intentional dialogic engagements

    Mackey-Smith, K. A. & Banfield, G., 2018, The Handbook of Communication Engagement. Johnston, K. A. & Taylor, M. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 397-407 11 p.

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