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Cronin, Lynette P. Dr

Lecturer Bachelor of Education - The Early Years

  • Lecturer - University of Wollongong 2018 -

Overview


Lyn Cronin is a researcher and teacher in early childhood in the School of Education. Lyn’s area of expertise is in literacy and in transition to school. This began with her PhD, which examined young children’s experiences with literacy as they transition from prior to school educational settings into the first year of formal schooling. Lyn's research career focuses on investigating early learning, particularly on exploring pedagogies of play in supporting young children’s language and literacy development.

 

Lyn's research has expanded to other areas and encompasses the exploration of technology practices as young people make major transitions between life phases, school and post school contexts. Lyn's most recent research project, funded by an Early Career Research Grant is undertaken with colleagues and aims to capture the complexity of young people's technology practice as they transition from secondary school to further study, work or other everyday life contexts and encompasses individual and contextual factors that shape technology practices across this period and; practices that that support students' transition to their new contexts.

Upcoming research involves the exploration of a newly developed play-based learning model in the first year of primary school. This research aims to uncover age appropriate strategies for the holistic learning and development of young children and to ensure continuity of experiences at the beginning of their formal schooling. This research contributes to understanding supportive and smooth transition into various stages of early education, which is key for children’s long-term learning and development.

 

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2019 Engaging Learners with Digital Literacy Practices
    2015 A Kindergarten teacher goes to pre-school in NSW
    Published in   Practically Primary
    2020 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Existing Experiences and Educational Programs in a Children’s Museum: Learnings from Extensive Stakeholder Feedback
    Published in   The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

Research Overview


  • My research focuses on young children’s learning and development in the context of early childhood settings and into the first years of primary school. I am particularly interested in research that examines critical perspectives of the relationships between and among play, pedagogy and curriculum, and how advancements in technology can contribute to children’s learning environments, their play and response to curriculum at the time of transition from early childhood contexts into the early years of school.
     

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
    2015

    Published In
    Practically Primary
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Handbook of Research on Innovative Digital Practices to Engage Learners
    Publisher
    USA

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Dr Cronin is an experienced Lecturer and Tutor in the areas of language and literacy (Primary and Early Childhood programs) and in transition to school, in the School of Education.

Keywords


  • Early Childhood Education
    Transitions
    Literacy
    Digital Literacy

Full Name


  • Dr lynette Patricia Cronin

Mailing Address


  • School of Education Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2019 Engaging Learners with Digital Literacy Practices
    2015 A Kindergarten teacher goes to pre-school in NSW
    Published in   Practically Primary
    2020 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Existing Experiences and Educational Programs in a Children’s Museum: Learnings from Extensive Stakeholder Feedback
    Published in   The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

Research Overview


  • My research focuses on young children’s learning and development in the context of early childhood settings and into the first years of primary school. I am particularly interested in research that examines critical perspectives of the relationships between and among play, pedagogy and curriculum, and how advancements in technology can contribute to children’s learning environments, their play and response to curriculum at the time of transition from early childhood contexts into the early years of school.
     

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2020

    Published In
    The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
    2015

    Published In
    Practically Primary
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Handbook of Research on Innovative Digital Practices to Engage Learners
    Publisher
    USA

Education And Training


Teaching Overview


  • Dr Cronin is an experienced Lecturer and Tutor in the areas of language and literacy (Primary and Early Childhood programs) and in transition to school, in the School of Education.

Keywords


  • Early Childhood Education
    Transitions
    Literacy
    Digital Literacy

Full Name


  • Dr lynette Patricia Cronin

Mailing Address


  • School of Education Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia