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Kervin, Lisa K. Professor

Professor in Language and Literacy

  • Early Start Research
  • School of Education
  • Associate Dean, Research - Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Overview


Professor Lisa Kervin is a researcher in Language and Literacy at the University of Wollongong, where she leads research on Play, Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Start Research. Lisa also serves as Associate Dean, Research for the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. She held the same position in the former Faculty of Social Sciences (since 2017).

Prof Kervin’s main research interests include: (1) children’s literacy practices, (2) how children use technology and understand Digital Literacies and (3) how teachers may be supported in using technology in classroom literacy experiences.

Lisa has published more than 60 journal articles and 30 book chapters and has been successful in gaining competitive internal and external research funding. She has been a Chief Investigator on seven ARC Discovery grants (DP190101256, DP190101033, DP150101240, DP140100328, DP1093826, DP0984651 and DP0771675) and one Office of Learning and Teaching grant (2016-2018).

In 2019 The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child was announced. This centre includes six Australian universities (UOW is one of these) and 33 academic and industry partner organisations from Australia, Europe, Asia and America as they embark on a seven year, transdisciplinary research program will involve experts from education, health and digital and social connectedness. Lisa co-leads the "Educated Child" research program.

Lisa  has researched her own teaching and has collaborative research partnerships with teachers and students in tertiary and primary classrooms and prior-to-school settings.

Top Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Children's literacy practices
    Learning to write
    Digital literacy
    Digital play

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Five Island's People - An Historical Account of the Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of the Illawarra Region including Clan Boundaries, Traditional Social Structures Highlighting Traditional Educational Methodologies
    Doctor of Philosophy Creating 'spaces' for children to talk about texts in early childhood classrooms Herold, Jan
    Doctor of Philosophy Extending on Understandings of Digital Play: Children Co-designing Apps for Children Rivera, Clara
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A model of effective professional development Mehorter, Bronwyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Embedding Indigenous Knowledges into University Teaching and Learning Kennedy, Jade
    Doctor of Philosophy Digital Text Creation Pedagogies in Early Childhood Parker, Mitchell
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An examination of social media as an out-of-class language learning ecology in Saudi Arabia. Alharbi, Khalid
    Doctor of Philosophy Digital technologies and pre-schoolers: Enhancing learning and development through quality parent-child interactions Lewis, Kate
    Doctor of Philosophy The effects of guidance in play-based activities on the development of children's cognition and communication Day, Natalie
    Doctor of Philosophy Promoting Children's Executive Functions through a Professional Development Program for Pre-school Educators. Muir, Rosalyn
    Doctor of Education Improving Classroom Writing by Enhancing Reflexive Decisions and Practice Chambers, Lauren
    Doctor of Education Reconceptualising a job interview through the use of a Digital Story Résumé: The experiences of creators and viewers Tanner, Jane

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Language and Literacy, Faculty of Education 2001 - 2004

Teaching Overview


  • Prof Kervin is an experienced Subject Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor in areas of language and literacy (primary and Early Childhood programs) and research methods (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the School of Education.

Keywords


  • literacy
    literate practices
    children
    digital literacy
    digital writing
    sociomateriality
    early childhood education

Full Name


  • Lisa Kervin, K

Mailing Address


  • School of Education

    Faculty of Social Science

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Children's literacy practices
    Learning to write
    Digital literacy
    Digital play

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Five Island's People - An Historical Account of the Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of the Illawarra Region including Clan Boundaries, Traditional Social Structures Highlighting Traditional Educational Methodologies
    Doctor of Philosophy Creating 'spaces' for children to talk about texts in early childhood classrooms Herold, Jan
    Doctor of Philosophy Extending on Understandings of Digital Play: Children Co-designing Apps for Children Rivera, Clara
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) A model of effective professional development Mehorter, Bronwyn
    Doctor of Philosophy Embedding Indigenous Knowledges into University Teaching and Learning Kennedy, Jade
    Doctor of Philosophy Digital Text Creation Pedagogies in Early Childhood Parker, Mitchell
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) An examination of social media as an out-of-class language learning ecology in Saudi Arabia. Alharbi, Khalid
    Doctor of Philosophy Digital technologies and pre-schoolers: Enhancing learning and development through quality parent-child interactions Lewis, Kate
    Doctor of Philosophy The effects of guidance in play-based activities on the development of children's cognition and communication Day, Natalie
    Doctor of Philosophy Promoting Children's Executive Functions through a Professional Development Program for Pre-school Educators. Muir, Rosalyn
    Doctor of Education Improving Classroom Writing by Enhancing Reflexive Decisions and Practice Chambers, Lauren
    Doctor of Education Reconceptualising a job interview through the use of a Digital Story Résumé: The experiences of creators and viewers Tanner, Jane

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Language and Literacy, Faculty of Education 2001 - 2004

Teaching Overview


  • Prof Kervin is an experienced Subject Coordinator, Lecturer and Tutor in areas of language and literacy (primary and Early Childhood programs) and research methods (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the School of Education.

Keywords


  • literacy
    literate practices
    children
    digital literacy
    digital writing
    sociomateriality
    early childhood education

Full Name


  • Lisa Kervin, K

Mailing Address


  • School of Education

    Faculty of Social Science

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Research Areas