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Mantei, Jessica Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Associate Member - Early Start Research
  • School of Education

Overview


Jessica Mantei is a Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy for the School of Education in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong, and a member of the Play, Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Start Research Group. Jessica has extended experience as a primary school classroom teacher, early career teacher mentor, and Reading Recovery teacher. Her PhD focused on the development of teacher reflective capacities and the ways primary school teachers’ professional identities are evident in the learning experiences they design.

 

Following the completion of her PhD in 2010, Jessica commenced in an academic position at the University of Wollongong. Since that time, Jessica has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate literacy and research education subjects, co supervised Honours and PhD students to completion, and taken on the role of Academic Program Director of the Bachelor of Primary Education degree.

 

Jessica’s research interests include: pedagogies for literacy teaching supported by technology; the development of teacher reflective capacities and professional identity (Office of Learning and Teaching Grant ID16-5349); young children as consumers and creators of text as they explore and respond to the messages they are exposed to and those they might convey in their own compositions.

Top Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Children as consumers and creators of text
    Children and digital literacies
    Reflective practice
    Pedagogy
    Literacy
    Professional learning

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A model of effective professional development
    Doctor of Philosophy Cerita (Stories): A Pedagogical Model for Teaching Story Genres to Lower Secondary School Students in Indonesia Damayanti, Ika Lestari
    Doctor of Philosophy Creating 'spaces' for children to talk about texts in early childhood classrooms Herold, Jan
    Doctor of Philosophy Digital Text Creation Pedagogies in Early Childhood Parker, Mitchell
    Doctor of Education Implications and Impact of Flexible Learning Environments on the Elementary Learner: Why 20th Century Classroom Design isn't Able to Cater to the 21st Century Learner, a Comparative Action Research Incorporating Student Voice in Classroom Design Carswell, Anna
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An examination of social media as an out-of-class language learning ecology in Saudi Arabia. Alharbi, Khalid

Outreach Overview


  • 2016 - State Director (NSW) Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
    The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy and English language learning from early childhood through all stages of schooling and tertiary education contexts. ALEA recognises the critical role literacy plays in learning and communicating in all curriculum areas, and for effective participation in society

Full Name


  • Jessica Mantei

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Northfields Drive

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Children as consumers and creators of text
    Children and digital literacies
    Reflective practice
    Pedagogy
    Literacy
    Professional learning

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A model of effective professional development
    Doctor of Philosophy Cerita (Stories): A Pedagogical Model for Teaching Story Genres to Lower Secondary School Students in Indonesia Damayanti, Ika Lestari
    Doctor of Philosophy Creating 'spaces' for children to talk about texts in early childhood classrooms Herold, Jan
    Doctor of Philosophy Digital Text Creation Pedagogies in Early Childhood Parker, Mitchell
    Doctor of Education Implications and Impact of Flexible Learning Environments on the Elementary Learner: Why 20th Century Classroom Design isn't Able to Cater to the 21st Century Learner, a Comparative Action Research Incorporating Student Voice in Classroom Design Carswell, Anna
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An examination of social media as an out-of-class language learning ecology in Saudi Arabia. Alharbi, Khalid

Outreach Overview


  • 2016 - State Director (NSW) Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
    The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) is an independent professional association dedicated to literacy and English language learning from early childhood through all stages of schooling and tertiary education contexts. ALEA recognises the critical role literacy plays in learning and communicating in all curriculum areas, and for effective participation in society

Full Name


  • Jessica Mantei

Mailing Address


  • University of Wollongong

    Northfields Drive

    North Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia