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Personal profile

Biography

Katrina is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Her current research projects investigate how people use technologies and digital literacies for everyday life, work and learning in different languages and socio-cultural contexts. Her recent research focus is digital parenting. Katrina publishes in the field of digital literacies and TESOL and she is the author of Digital Litercies: EAL Teachers' Guide. She is a recepient of a number of professional awards. Katrina started her career in education as a school teacher in Belarus. Before moving to Australia, she taught English and Spanish in a variety of contexts from primary to tertiary education. She teaches in the Faculty's teacher education undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Katrina's full profile can be found at the Digital Education Research Group website 

 

Research interests

Digital literacies /new literacies

The use of digital technologies in language education including TESOL

Multimodality and visual pedagogies

Digital storytelling

Digital parenting

Critical pedagogy and technology

Sociocultural theories of language, technology and education

Visual research methodology

 

Keywords

  • Digital/new literacies
  • Literacy Studies
  • Language education (incl. TESOL)
  • Digital technologies
  • digital parenting

Projects 2017 2019

Research Output 2009 2019

EAL teachers’ professional learning about digital literacies: a socio-material perspective

Creely, E. & Tour, E., Mar 2019, SITE 2019: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Graziano, K. (ed.). Waynesville NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), p. 1302-1309 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Supporting primary school children’s learning in digital spaces at home: migrant parents’ perspectives and practices

Tour, E., Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Children and Society. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Teaching digital literacies in EAL/ESL classrooms: practical strategies

Tour, E., 13 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : TESOL Journal. 12 p., e458.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Prizes

ACTA Conference Scholarship

Katrina Tour (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Australian Postgraduate Award (2010)

Katrina Tour (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Programs that Enhance learning (2016)

Katrina Tour (Recipient), 22 Nov 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Excellence in Teaching Award (2003)

Katrina Tour (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Education Academy Development Grant (2016)

Katrina Tour (Recipient), 1 Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2012 2018

  • 3 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

New Arrivals Program Professional Learning Conference (Department of Education and Training)

Katrina Tour (Invited speaker)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

ACTA International Conference 2018

Katrina Tour (Speaker)
3 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

The University of Waikato (Publisher)

Katrina Tour (Peer reviewer)
1 Jul 2014

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

Routledge (Publisher)

Katrina Tour (Peer reviewer)
1 Jul 2014

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

Literacy Research Association (Publisher)

Katrina Tour (Peer reviewer)
1 Jul 2014

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