Personal profile


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 2061 Arts across the Curriculum

EDF 2063 Planning for Teaching and Learning

EDF 2069 Primary Creative Arts

EDF 4033 Innovations in curriculum and pedagogy in schools

EDF 5848 Teaching, Learning and Child Development

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Research area keywords

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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