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Biography

Fleur Diamond is a lecturer in English and literacy education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Prior to her work as a lecturer in English education, she taught English, Literature, and Theory of Knowledge (IB) for 14 years in Melbourne schools. Fleur initially joined the Faculty of Education as a co-teacher in the English education program and continues to be interested in the affordances of co-teaching for initial teacher education and teacher professional learning. Her research uses a praxis based approach that examines the relationship between theory and practice in teaching and teacher education.

Fleur’s teaching commitments include units in the Bachelor of Education, Masters of Teaching and Masters of Education programs at Monash. Her teaching specialisation is English (L1) and literacies.

Fleur’s research focuses on teacher professional identity, teacher education, English (L1) education, and literacies. She has an interest in how teachers develop and sustain professional identities and practices over time and over different career phases. The opportunities and constraints for literacy learning using digital texts and environments is a further area of Fleur’s research. She also has an interest in gender and education.

Fleur uses narrative, case study and autoethnographic research methods and supervises research higher degrees using qualitative methods.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF5135 English in the Secondary Years A

EDF5136 English in the Secondary Years B

EDF5649 Language and Literacies Across Educational Contexts

EDF4123 Literacy Across the Years

EDF5031 Literacy in the Primary Years

Research area keywords

  • English L1 Education
  • Literacy
  • Teacher Professional Learning
  • Identities
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Pedagogy
  • Young Adult
  • Teacher Education
  • Gender
  • digital literacies
  • coteaching
  • Writing

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