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Biography

Dr Leigh Disney is an Early Years lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Monash University.

He began his career in the early years working as an early childhood educator in both prior to school and school-based settings for over 10 years. During which time, he developed a detailed knowledge of the educative and care needs of children within the 0-8 age range. Specialising in supporting young children’s social and emotional development, as well as curricula domains of science, technology and mathematics.

Leigh is a mixed methodological researcher who studies early years mathematical learning as well as the impact of digital technology within early years educational settings. Leigh is also currently investigating the enhancement of learning outcomes for children through dynamic leadership processes. Leigh has also spent time working in China on projects related to cross-cultural early childhood practices and the implementation of play-based learning within Chinese preschools. 

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Coordinated Innovation Centre for Basic Education Reform and Development

1 Dec 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Early Childhood
  • Digital Technologies
  • Play and Pedagogy
  • Early Years Mathematics Learning
  • Early Years Science
  • Teacher Education

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2010 2019

A Review of Literature for Infant and Toddler Education and Care: Exploring Quality and Best Practice

Duhn, I., Li, L., Disney, L. & Hennessy, L., Mar 2019, 1st ed. Clayton Vic Australia: Monash University. 42 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportOther

Considering the role of well-being in education

Disney, L., 2019, Reflective Practice in Teaching: Pre-Service Teachers and the Lens of Life Experience. Geng, G., Smith, P., Black, P., Budd, Y. & Disney, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 157-164 8 p.

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

Digital play in young children’s numeracy learning

Disney, L., Barnes, A., Ey, L. & Geng, G., Jun 2019, In : Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. p. 166-181 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Learning from reflective pre-service teachers: introduction to the book

Geng, G., Smith, P., Black, P., Budd, Y. & Disney, L., 2019, Reflective Practice in Teaching: Pre-Service Teachers and the Lens of Life Experience. Geng, G., Smith, P., Black, P., Budd, Y. & Disney, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 3-10 8 p.

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

Reflections on reflections

Black, P., Geng, G., Smith, P., Budd, Y. & Disney, L., 2019, Reflective Practice in Teaching: Pre-Service Teachers and the Lens of Life Experience. Geng, G., Smith, P., Black, P., Budd, Y. & Disney, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 267-275 9 p.

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