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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 (2015 – 2016) and continues to be interested in the affordances of co-teaching for initial teacher education and teacher professional learning.

Fleur’s teaching commitments include units in the Bachelor of Education, Masters of Teaching and Masters of Education programs at Monash. Units she teaches include English education for the secondary years, Literacies across educational contexts, and Literacy across the years.

Fleur’s research focuses on teacher professional identity, teacher education, English 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 Education
  • Literacy
  • Teacher Professional Learning
  • Identities
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Pedagogy
  • Young Adult
  • Teacher Education
  • Gender
  • digital literacies
  • coteaching
  • Writing

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Research Output

Cultural memory in English teaching: a critical autobiographical inquiry

Diamond, F., 27 Apr 2020, In : English Teaching: Practice and Critique. 19, 2, p. 231-244 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The becoming of English teacher educators in Australia: a cross-generational reflexive inquiry

Parr, G., Bulfin, S., Diamond, F., Wood, N. & Owen, C., 2020, In : Oxford Review of Education. 46, 2, p. 238-256 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Co-teaching as praxis in English initial teacher education

Parr, G., Diamond, F. & Bulfin, S., 9 Jul 2018, Re-imagining Professional Experience in Teacher Education: Narratives of Learning. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 163-181 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

University-school partnerships in English pre-service teacher education: A dialogic inquiry into a co-teaching initiative

Diamond, F. L., Parr, G. B. & Bulfin, S. A., 5 Dec 2017, In : Changing English. 24, 3, p. 266-284 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Beauty and the beautiful Beast Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga and the quest for a transgressive female desire

Diamond, F., 1 Mar 2011, In : Australian Feminist Studies. 26, 67, p. 41-55 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

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