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Liang Li began her career in Australia as an early childhood qualified teacher,before she started her PhD study. She is now a senior lecturer in early childhood education at Faculty of Education, Monash University. Liang takes cultural-historical perspective to investigate infant-toddlers' education and care, family practices, children's play and pedagogy, children's speech development, science, technology and mathematics in early childhood and primary education settings in China and Australia. 



Research interests

Infants-toddlers education and care, Play and Pedagogy, Family studies, Visual methodology, Speech development, Science, Technology and Mathematics in early childhood settings. 

Research area keywords

  • Play and Pedagogy
  • Infants-toddlers education and care
  • Teacher education
  • Visual methodology
  • Cultural historical studies
  • Young children's speech development
  • Science, technology and Mathematics in early childhood education

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 2009 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

Collaborative drawing: a creative tool for examination of infant–toddler pedagogical practices

Quiñones, G., Ridgway, A. & Li, L., 1 Sep 2019, In : Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 44, 3, p. 230-243 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Developing a drama pedagogy for toddler education

Quinones, G., Ridgway, A. & Li, L., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Early Childhood Research. 17, 2, p. 140-156 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Supporting heritage language development through adults' participation in activity settings

Li, L., 2019, Cultural-Historical Approaches to Studying Learning and Development: Societal, Institutional and Personal Perspectives. Edwards, A., Fleer, M. & Bøttcher, L. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 85-100 16 p. (Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research; vol. 6).

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

2 Citations (Scopus)

Collaborative forum: an affective space for infant-toddler educators’ collective reflections

Quiñones, G., Li, L. & Ridgway, A., 1 Sep 2018, In : Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 43, 3, p. 25-33 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Dean's Award for Research Impact (Economic and Social) Team Award

Hilary Monk (Recipient), Marilyn Fleer (Recipient), Corine Rivalland (Recipient), Liang Li (Recipient) & Gloria Quinones Goytortua (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Inter-Faculty Transformation Seeding Grant

Liang Li (Recipient), Mong-Lin Yu (Recipient) & Marie D Hammer (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Contribution to conference

International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) Congress 2017

Megan Adams (Speaker), Liang Li (Speaker), Daniel Goulart (Speaker), José Fernando Patiño Torres (Speaker), Anne Edwards (Session chair)
28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference