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Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Peninsula Campus. I was an early childhood teacher in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico where I was born. I travelled to Australia to undertake postgraduate studies at Monash University. I have been in the Faculty of Education since 2011.

I have taugh in units such as research teaching and learning, change and transitions, play and pedagogy, place and space in early childhood education.

Research interests

My research is primarily within the early childhod field and is underpinned by cultural-histoircal and posthuman approaches.My approach to research is through the use of visual qualitative methodologies such as video digital observations, images and drawing.

Recent reseach has focused on conceptualising infant-toddler affective and play pedagogies.

My research agenda includes:

  • Enhancing health and wellbeing by understanding children's emotional wellbeing and their peer relations and friendships in early childhood education. My research focuses on educators emotional and social wellbeing in early childhood education and care.
  • Transforming teaching and learning by exploring place and space pedagogical perspectives. My research focuses on investigating collaborative menotring practices between pre-service teachers and mentors during early childhood professional experience in early childhood education.
  • Educating for diversity and inclusion by researching early childhood pedagogical practices with emphasis on pre-service teachers, educators and children diverse backgrounds and in multicultural communities in Australia, Mexico, Vietnam and Nepal.

Recent research publications include:

  • An authored book with Megan Adams that aims to explore children’s friendships, Collaborative Pathways to Friendship in Early Childhood, A Cultural-historical Perspective (2020).
  • Co-edited book with Avis Ridgway and Liang Li that aims to explore peer relations in play, Peer Play and Relationships in Early Childhood International Research Perspectives (2020).

Monash teaching commitment

EDF 1068 Contemporary approaches to learning for young children: Theories and practices

EDF 3033 Change and transition in children's education

EDF 4100 Researching teaching and learning

EDF 4101 Research project in education

EDF5024 Play and Pedagogy

Supervision interests

I am always interested in supervising future students and help them in their research journey. I have supervised higher degree students from a range of topics and contexts:

  • Traditional games from a new materialist account in Indonesia
  • Exploring belonging with Iranian young migrant families
  • Conceptual play worlds and transitions in Australia
  • Sustainable practices in early childhood education in Australia
  • Professional and pedagogical practices of educators in Chile
  • Dramatic moments in children in Russia
  • Male participation in early childhood education in Australia

Research area keywords

  • Early chidlhood education and care
  • Play and Pedagogy
  • emotions
  • visual methodologies
  • Cultural historical theory
  • New materialisms

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Research Output

Collaborative Pathways to Friendship in Early Childhood: A Cultural-Historical Perspective

Adams, M. & Quiñones, G., 2020, 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge. 178 p. (Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Visual methodology: processing relational pedagogy

Ridgway, A., Quiñones, G. & Li, L., 2020, Seeing the World Through Children's Eyes: Visual Methodologies and Approaches to Research in the Early Years. White, E. J. (ed.). 1st ed. The Netherlands: Brill, p. 177-192 16 p. (Visual Pedagogies, Methodologies, and Educational Research; vol. 1).

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

Collaborative drawing: a creative tool for examination of infant–toddler pedagogical practices

Quiñones, G., Ridgway, A. & Li, L., 1 Sep 2019, In : Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 44, 3, p. 230-243 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Developing a drama pedagogy for toddler education

Quinones, G., Ridgway, A. & Li, L., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Early Childhood Research. 17, 2, p. 140-156 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Dean's Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social) Team Award

Monk, Hilary (Recipient), Fleer, Marilyn (Recipient), Rivalland, Corine (Recipient), Li, Liang (Recipient) & Quinones Goytortua, Gloria (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media