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Helen Grimmett is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Before commencing her academic career, Helen taught as both a generalist primary teacher and music specialist in a variety of suburban, rural, government and independent primary schools. She has also worked in the educational publishing industry, including writing, editing and consulting on a number of teacher resource books. Helen completed her PhD in 2012 and published "The Practice of Teachers' Professional Development: A cultural-historical approach" in 2014. Her recent research has been in creating innovative approaches to professional experience for preservice teachers through building partnerships with schools, and developing dialogical pedagogical practices for teacher education.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF 4251 Creative Arts education

EDF 4121 Teaching: The power to change

EDF 4033 Innovations in curriculum and pedagogy in schools

EDF 5019 Teacher as professional leader

Research area keywords

  • Cultural-historical theory
  • Professional Experience in Teacher Education
  • Interventionist methodologies
  • Teachers' professional development/learning
  • Creative pedagogies
  • Primary education
  • Arts education

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Research Output

A tapestried review of the fully-virtual, non-traditional (un)conference "Making shiFT Happen: Female Academics Creating Personal and Professional alchemy in the Academy," co-convened by Alison Black and Rachael Dwyer

Lewis, M. J., Grimmett, H., Lipton, B., Walsh, S., Bickel, B., Elsom, S., Westacott, M., Green, C. & Walker, A., 2019, In : Art/Research International. 4, 2, p. 695-711 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOther

Open Access

Teacher educators using cogenerative dialogue to reclaim professionalism

Heck, D., Grimmett, H. & Willis, L-D., 2019, Professionalism and Teacher Education: Voices from Policy and Practice. Gutierrez, A., Fox, J. & Alexander, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 137-156 20 p.

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

Exploring cogenerativity in initial teacher education school-university partnerships using the methodology of metalogue

Willis, L-D., Grimmett, H. L. & Heck, D., 2018, Educating Future Teachers: Innovative Perspectives in Professional Experience. Kriewaldt, J., Ambrosetti, A., Rorrison, D. & Capeness, R. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 49-69 12 p.

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

How might the TPA be a vehicle for professional learning in partnership?

Ludecke, M. & Grimmett, H., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access

Reimagining the role of mentor teachers in professional experience: moving to I as fellow teacher educator

Grimmett, H., Forgasz, R., Williams, J. & White, S., 2018, In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 46, 4, p. 340-353 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)