Iris Duhn

Assoc Professor

20062020

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Personal profile

Biography

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).

Research interests

Her currently completed 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 was a Chief Investigator in an ARC Linkage project that investigated play, imagination and relationality in early childhood. 

 

 

 

Research area keywords

  • Early childhood education and research methodoloy
  • sustainability
  • Early childhood curriculum
  • post-qualitative
  • Place-making
  • new materialisms
  • pedagogies
  • childhood
  • Professionalism
  • Reimagining educational leadership
  • Enhancing health and wellbeing
  • Transforming teaching and learning

Projects

Research Output

Big data: and the micropolitics of entanglement in the Earth’s becoming

Somerville, M., Woods, A., Duhn, I., Rautio, P., Powell, S., McConnell-Imbriotis, A. & Galvez, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Doing curious research to cultivate tentacular becomings

Duhn, I. & Galvez, S., 2020, In : Environmental Education Research. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Enhancing executive function through imaginary play: a promising new practice principle

Walker, S., Fleer, M., Veresov, N. & Duhn, I., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interview with Iris Duhn

Duhn, I., Diaz-Diaz, C. & Semenec, P., 2020, Posthumanist and New Materialist Methodologies: Research After the Child. Diaz-Diaz, C. & Semenec, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 145-155 11 p. (Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories).

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

Introduction: troubling the intersections of urban/nature/childhood in environmental education

Duhn, I., Malone, K. & Tesar, M., 2020, Urban Nature and Childhoods. Duhn, I., Malone, K. & Tesar, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOtherpeer-review

Activities

  • 1 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Peer review responsibility

Environmental Education Research (Journal)

Iris Duhn (Editorial board member)

2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Environmental Education Research (Journal)

Iris Duhn (Peer reviewer)

2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility