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Institute of Early Childhood

Dr Katey De Gioia

  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Senior Lecturer Degioia Katey Image
  • Qualifications: BEd (EC), MEd (EC), PhD

 

Contact Details 

Phone: (02) 9850 9786
Email: katey.degioia@mq.edu.au
Fax: (02) 9850 9890
Room: 365, Building X5B

Areas of Expertise

  • Transition into prior to school and school settings
  • Partnerships with families from immigrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Professional Experience and early childhood teacher education.
  • Practitioner enquiry

Profile 

Katey holds the position of Director, Professional Experience Programs for the Institute of Early Childhood and lectures in the area of Professional Experience across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Prior to joining the Institute of Early Childhood in 2007, Katey was the transition from home to school facilitator for the NSW Department of Education. She worked across 5 Local Government Areas enabling connections between prior to school settings, schools and communities to support children and families transitioning into school. Katey has also had extensive experience working as both a Director and teacher in a variety of in the prior to school settings.

PhD Student Supervision 

Name: Conferred Topic
Wong, D. Ongoing Reconceptualising Mentoring in Early Childhood Settings: Insights from Singapore and Australia.
Wai, S. 2015 Facilitating an effective humanitarian response: A case of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar.

 

 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Name

Conferred

Research Topic

Meike Mackenzie

2013

Case study of the inclusion of a young child with Autism Spectrum Disorder into a mainstream early childhood setting in Australia

Lisa Deters

2013

Collective Caregiving: Reconceptualising the Role of Early Childhood Development in Emergencies

Rozana Lilley

2014

Experiences of School Choice and Change for Mothers of
Students Diagnosed with Autism

Zinnia Mevawalla

2016

Young Thinkers Without Borders: Critical Consciousness, Social Justice and Resistance - the Experiences of Young Street Children in Mumbai, India

Stacey Campbell

2016

Early Childhood Educators Views About Code Related Literacy Development, Phonics Instruction, and the use of Commercial Phonics Programs

Yany Lopez

2016

The Seesaw dynamic: Conceptualising child participation in a fragile context.
A case study of Cabusao, Philippines

Nanditha Hettitantri

Current

Love, Rights and Solidarity: Facilitating young children's wellbeing in a rebuilding post-conflict context in Sri Lanka

Aliza Salvador

Current

More than just toys: An investigation of the prevalence and use of toys that represent disability

Katie Wright

Current

Reducing barriers to being and doing in early childhood: Participatory action research with early childhood teachers

 

  • Transition into educational settings for children and families from immigrant and refugee backgrounds.
  • Practitioner enquiry; teachers' practices as key in outcomes for children and families in the early years of school.

 

Community Outreach

Katey regularly delivers seminars to parents of children in the year before starting school across metropolitan Sydney. The presentation provides evidence based research as to the benefits of transition to school for key stakeholders and offers parents strategies and tips for helping their child in the transition process.

Consultancies

2015 The Scots College Professional Learning at The Scots College - Phase one (with P. Whiteman). $15,750
2015 Semann & Slattery, A Fleet and Victorian Dept of Education Transition: A Positive Start to School. Supporting reciprocal visits by educators with Koorie focus (with Semann & Slattery & A.Fleet) Victorian Dept of Education. Currently being finalised. $
2015 Semann & Slattery, A Fleet and Victorian Dept of Education Transition: A positive start to school initiative - Consultation 2015 (with Semann & Slattery & A. Fleet). Victorian Department of Education. $79,600
2014 Semann & Slattery, A Fleet and Victorian Dept of Education Transition: A Positive Start to School. Supporting reciprocal visits by educators (with Semann & Slattery & A.Fleet)   Victorian Department of Education. $127,330

 

Publications

Year Link Citation
In press   Fleet, A. De Gioia, K. & Patterson, C. (accepted for publication). Engaging with Educational Change: Voices of Practitioner enquiry. London: Bloomsbury.
In press   Hadley, F., Cheeseman, S, De Gioia, K., Highfield, K., Degotardi, D. & Clarke, C. (accepted for publication). Stories of pedagogical leadership: Collaborative professional learning. In Fleet, A. De Gioia, K. & Patterson, C. (accepted for publication). Engaging with Educational Change: Voices of Practitioner enquiry. London: Bloomsbury.
In press   De Gioia, K. (online first) Immigrant and refugee mothers' experiences of the transition into child care: A case study. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2014.970854.
2013   De Gioia, K. & P. Whiteman. (2013). (Eds.). Children and childhoods 3: Immigrant and refugee families. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2013   De Gioia, K. (2013). Epilogue: reflections, lessons learnt, moving forward. In K. De Gioia, & P. Whiteman. (Eds.). Children and childhoods 3: Immigrant and refugee families. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2013   De Gioia, K. (2013). Examining immigrant and refugee mothers' perceptions of partnerships in the school environment. Chapter 5. In K. De Gioia, & P. Whiteman. (Eds.). Children and childhoods 3: Immigrant and refugee families. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2013   De Gioia, K. (2013). Cultural negotiation: Moving beyond a cycle of misunderstanding in early childhood settings. Journal of Early Childhood Research. doi: 10.1177/1476718X12466202
2012   Whiteman, P. & De Gioia, K. (2012). (Eds).Children and childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2012   De Gioia, K. & Whiteman, P. (2012). Places. In Whiteman, P. & De Gioia, K. Children and childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices. (pp.75-84). Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2012   Whiteman, P., De Gioia, K. & Dunn, R. (2012). Practices. In Whiteman, P. & De Gioia, K. Children and childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices. (pp.127-136). Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2012   Whiteman, P., De Gioia, K. & Mevawalla, Z. (2012). Perspectives. In Whiteman, P. & De Gioia, K. Children and childhoods 1: Perspectives, places and practices. (pp.1-15). Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
2011   De Gioia, K. (2011). "It's really important for them to feel comfortable within the classroom": Teachers experiences of refugee children transitioning into school.  In J. Wright (Ed.). Proceedings of the AARE International Education Research Conference. Canberra. http://www.aare.edu.au/11pap/
2010   Jones, L. & De Gioia, K. (2010). The same or separate? An exploration of teachers' perceptions of the classroom assignment of twins in prior to school and kindergarten to Year two school settings. Journal of Early Childhood Research, (8), 239-253.
2010 DeGioia, K. & Hadley, F. (in press). Police officers in early childhood. Every Child Magazine
2010 Jones, L. & De Gioia, K. (2010). The same or separate? An exploration of teachers' perceptions of the classroom assignment of twins in prior to school and kindergarten to Year Two school settings. Journal of Early Childhood Research, (8), 239-253.
2010 De Gioia, K. & Hadley, F. (2010). Exploring the role of Police Officers in early childhood settings: Creating a meaningful connection with the community. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne.
2009 Fleet, A., Patterson, C., De Gioia, K., O Brien, K., & O'Connor, F. (2009). School based practitioner enquiry as stepping stones to change. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education, Canberra.
 
2009 De Gioia, K. (2009). Parent and staff expectations for continuity of home practices in the child care setting for families with diverse cultural backgrounds. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 34, (3), 9-17.
2008 Waniganayake, M., Harrison, L., Cheeseman, S., De Gioia, K., Burgess, C. & Press, F. (2008). Practice potentials: Impact of participation in professional support activities on quality outcomes in early childhood. Sydney: ACCESS Macquarie.
2008 De Gioia,K., Kneipp, J. & Eves, W. (2008). Transition to school: Meeting community needs. Every Child, 14, (4), p. 11.
2008 Hadley, F. & De Gioia, K. (2008). Facilitating a sense of belonging for families from diverse background sain early childhood settings. Early Childhood Matters, 111, 41-46.
2006 De Gioia, K. & Kneipp, J. (2006). Transition to school resource kit. Sydney: NSW Department of Education and Training.
2006 Hayden, J. & De Gioia, K. (2006). Transition to school in the Sydney Archdioceses. Sydney: University of Western Sydney
2005 Hayden, J. & De Gioia, K. & Dundas, R. (2005, June). Meeting the Needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families Entering Preschool and School Systems: Case Studies from Rural Australia. Proceedings from the Our Children the Future 4 Early Childhood Conference, Adelaide.
2005 De Gioia, K. & Hayden, J. (2005). Developing the community of learners: families and schools working together. A handbook for effective transition to school. Sydney: Catholic Education Office, Sydney Archdiocese.
2005 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K. & Hadley, F. (2005). ECD and health promoting: Building on capacity. International Journal of Early Childhood, 37(2), 67-77.
2005 Hadley, F., & De Gioia, K. (2005). Entering the fray: Aboriginal children starting school. Paper presented at the Early Childhood Australia International Conference, Brisbane, October.
2004 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K. & Hadley, F. (2003, October). Enhancing supports and networks for families with children aged 0-5 years. In Proceedings from Families First in Practice Conference, Sydney.
2004 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K. (2004). I'm Starting School! - An interactive package for families and children. Sydney: NSW Department of Education and Training.
2004 Hayden, J. & De Gioia, K. (2004). Transition to school needs: A pilot study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in rural NSW. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.
2004 De Gioia, K, Hayden, J. & Hadley, F. (2004). "Well, Aboriginal services would be alright..." Sydney: Government of New South Wales, Australia.
2004 Hadley, F , De Gioia, K., & Hayden, J. (2004). Early childhood services as health promoting settings - a program for capacity building. Paper presented at the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) One World: Many Childhoods - strengthening early childhood international links conference, Melbourne, Australia, July.
2003 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K., Fraser, D. & Hadley, F. (2003). The health promoting early childhood setting: linking families and communities: A manual for early childhood services in NSW. Sydney: NSW Department of Community Services.
2003 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K. & Hadley, F. (2003). A sense of belonging: A handbook for enhancing partnerships and networks with culturally and linguistically diverse families in early childhood settings. Sydney: Government of New South Wales, Australia.
2003 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K. & Hadley, F. (2003) Enhancing partnerships and networks with families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in New South Wales. Sydney: Government of New South Wales, Australia.
2003 Hayden, J., De Gioia, K. & Hadley, F. (2003). Ensuring equity for families with young children: Transition to school programs in the Inner West. Final report. Sydney: Government of New South Wales, Australia.

Grants 

Grants

Year Source Title Amount
2015 Settlement Services International & Macquarie University Enterprise Partnership Scheme. Building the evidence for maintaining and supporting cultural identity among children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in foster care. $38,674
2015 Macquarie University Partnership Seeding Grant Rethinking the role of museums in the lives of children and families $9,720
2015 Macquarie University Innovation and Scholarship Program 21st century teachers: Creating capacity for accreditation using mobile and tablet technology. $58,911
2014 Macquarie University Innovation and Scholarship Program. The digital teacher: Capturing evidence and reflection using mobile and tablet technologies $7,102
2013 Archdiocese of Sydney, Catholic Education Office  IECEO Principal Leadership Project. $7,000
2011-2012 Archdiocese of Sydney, Catholic Education Office.  IECEO Early Years Practitioner Enquiry $25,000
2012 Macquarie University Partnership Seeding Grant. Supporting migrant and refugee children and families entering early childhood settings.  $ 8,134
2010-2011 Archdiocese of Sydney, Catholic Education Office  IECEO Early Years Practitioner Enquir $25,000
2010 Macquarie University Competitive Grants Scheme Enabling a theory practice nexus for international students in professional experience unit $10,000
2010 Macquarie University Learning and teaching Grant Enabling a theory practice nexus for international students in professional experience. $9,994
2009-2011 Macquarie University New Staff Research Grant Scheme    Settling into school in New South Wales: Experiences of newly arrived culturally and linguistically diverse families entering k-2 classrooms $18,122
2009-2010 Archdiocese of Sydney, Catholic Education Office.  Evaluation of IECEO Early Years Practitioner Enquiry $18,000
2008 Macquarie University external collaboration grant with the Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Sydney. Collaborative enquiry: Investigating processes that facilitate successful educational change in the first years of school $79,976
2007 Professional Support Co-ordinators' Alliance Practice Potentials Project $115,120

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Teaching 

Session 1

  • ECHP323: Reflective Practice 3
  • ECED825: Early Childhood Professional Practice 2

Session 2 

  • ECHP324: Reflective Practice 4
  • ECHP424: Reflective Practice 6