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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 an associate professor 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. 

Supervision interests

Child development

Play and pedagogy

STEM education in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Infant-toddlers education and care

Teacher education in early childhood

Family study 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

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
  • Mathematics Education
  • Family pedagogies
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Early childhood education, cultural-historical theory and research methodology
  • Early Childhood Education

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