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Institute of Early Childhood

Mrs Rebecca Andrews

bio Andrews Rebecca

  • Title: Mrs
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Qualifications: BEd (Early Childhood), Macquarie; MECh, Macquarie; PhD Candidate, Macquarie

Contact Details 

Phone: (02) 9850 9871
Email: rebecca.andrews@mq.edu.au
Fax: (02) 9850 9890
Room: 355, Building X5B

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy
  • Professional Experience
  • Child Development
  • Special Education

Profile

Rebecca Andrews has been working in the early childhood sector for the last twenty-five years. Since 2001 she has worked at the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University lecturing and teaching. Prior to working at Macquarie University, Rebecca worked as an Early Intervention Adviser at Vision Australia (formerly Royal Blind Society of NSW) and in a number of prior to school services, teaching children from birth to five years. Currently, Rebecca lectures and teaches Professional Experience (practicum) and child development. I am interested in early childhood teacher education including early childhood philosophy and pedagogy as part of the student experience in early practicums. In terms of child development, whilst I am interested in all aspects of children's development (typical and atypical) I have a particular focus on the socio-emotional and language aspects of development.

 

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

 

  • Early childhood teacher education
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Reminiscing and future talk conversations between children and adults
  • Children with vision impairment and/or blindness and autistic tendencies

 

 

Publications

Year Link Citation
2006 Andrews, R., & Wyver, S. (2006). Tendencias autistas: ¿son vías diferentes las que conducen a la ceguera y a los trastornos del espectro autista? Entre Dos Mundos: Revista de Traducción Sobre Discapacidad Visual, 30, 25-32.
2005 Andrews, R. & Wyver, S. (2005). Autistic tendencies: Are there different pathways for blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorders? British Journal of Visual Impairment. 23(2), 52-57.
2005 Andrews, R., & Wyver, S. (Jan, 2005). Does Autism Spectrum Disorder exist as a separate diagnosis in children who are blind? A discussion involving the triad of impairments. South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment Biennial Conference: Families and educators: Facing challenges. Rydges Melbourne, Victoria.
2005 Wyver, S., Andrews, R. & Malouf, A. (Dec. 2005). Blindness and autism: Issues in diagnosis and assessment. Paper presented at the Psychologists in Developmental Disability Conference, Sydney.
2005 Andrews, R. & Wyver, S. (2005). Autistic tendencies: Are there different pathways for blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorders? British Journal of Visual Impairment. 23(2), 52-57.
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Journal Articles and Proceedings

2012

 

Hadley, F. & Andrews, R. (2012). Investigating a theory of practice: Diploma students traversing their first professional experience placement at university. Proceedings AARE International Education Research Conference December 2012. AARE. www.aare.edu.au/confpap.htm

2006

 

Andrews, R., & Wyver, S. (2006). Tendencias autistas: ¿son vías diferentes las que conducen a la ceguera y a los trastornos del espectro autista? Entre Dos Mundos: Revista de Traducción Sobre Discapacidad Visual, 30, 25-32.

2005

 

Andrews, R. & Wyver, S. (2005). Autistic tendencies: Are there different pathways for blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorders? British Journal of Visual Impairment. 23(2), 52-57.

2005

 

Andrews, R., & Wyver, S. (Jan, 2005). Does Autism Spectrum Disorder exist as a separate diagnosis in children who are blind? A discussion involving the triad of impairments. South Pacific Educators of Vision Impairment Biennial Conference: Families and educators: Facing challenges. Rydges Melbourne, Victoria.

2005

 

Wyver, S., Andrews, R. & Malouf, A. (Dec. 2005). Blindness and autism: Issues in diagnosis and assessment. Paper presented at the Psychologists in Developmental Disability Conference, Sydney.

2005

 

Andrews, R. & Wyver, S. (2005). Autistic tendencies: Are there different pathways for blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorders? British Journal of Visual Impairment. 23(2), 52-57

 

Grants

2011

Macquarie University Learning and teaching Grant

Investigating a theory of practice: Diploma students traversing their first professional experience placement at university

$9,960

 

Teaching 

Session 1

  • ECHP222: Reflective Practice 2
  • ECH216: Infancy and Early Development

Session 2

  • ECHP122: Reflective Practice 1