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Tonge, Karen Dr

Lecturer (The Early Years)

  • School of Education - University of Wollongong

Overview


Karen is a Lecturer in The Early Years program at the University of Wollongong. With more than 16years experience working in Early Childhood, she specialises in a range of subjects, including Curriculum & Programming, Quality Interactions, Professional Partnerships and Physical Environments for Learning in the Early Years.
Karen leads the Early Years Professional Experience program, and has developed international partnerships.
She has previously worked as an Early Start Engagement Coordinator at the University of Wollongong, working with children, educators and communities in rural and remote contexts throughout Australia.  
Karen's research focus is the quality of engagement and interaction between educators and children and the influence on children’s learning, health and wellbeing, with a particular interest in children and educator sedentary behaviour and physical activity in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Research Overview


  • Thesis title:
    The Relationship between Educator Engagement and Interaction and Children's Physical Activity in Early Childhood Education and Care Services

Selected Publications


Research Overview


  • Thesis title:
    The Relationship between Educator Engagement and Interaction and Children's Physical Activity in Early Childhood Education and Care Services

Selected Publications


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