Projects per year
Iris's publications and research projects contribute a critical childhood studies' perspective to early childhood education in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. She has extensive experience in early years' research, supervision, teaching, administration and course design, at graduate and postgraduate level. She supervises Masters and Doctoral students. Her research focuses on qualitative methodologies that engage critically with curriculum, theory and policy in early childhood education. A particualr focus in her current work is sustainability and 'place' as a concept. She has been a Chief Investigator in two New Zealand externally funded projects (Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, NZ$420,000 total) and has supervised award winning theses (Best doctoral thesis in Education, 2013; best Masters’ thesis in Education, 2012, NZARE).
Her current research includes an ARC funded project that investigates sustainability and literacy in early childhood, with emphasis on children's meaning making and 'place'. This project works with post-qualitative methodologies and new materialism to create innovative pedagogies for early years' sustainability and literacy learning.
Iris is also Chief Investigator in an ARC Linkage that investigates play, imagination and relationality in early childhood.
Research area keywords
- critical childhood studies
- Curriculum Studies
- new materialisms
8/05/19 → 21/08/19
1/01/16 → 31/12/18
Research Output per year
A Review of Literature for Infant and Toddler Education and Care: Exploring Quality and Best PracticeDuhn, I., Li, L., Disney, L. & Hennessy, L., Mar 2019, 1st ed. Clayton Vic Australia: Monash University. 42 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › Other
Developmentalism, developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and beyond in early childhood educationDuhn, I. & Hennessy, L., 2019, Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Peters, M. A. (ed.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Encyclopaedia / Dictionary Entry › Other › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Other Report › Research
Practices/8, New Zealand: attentive encounters: infant and toddler participation in an early childhood communityDuhn, I., 2019, Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discources, Policies and Practices. Farini, F. & Scollan, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 125-134 10 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development; vol. 25).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
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