Dr Sharon Louth

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Dr Sharon Louth


Teaching areas

  • EDU101 Human Development and Learning
  • EDU205 Facilitating the Learning Environment
  • EDU332 Investigating the World Around Us
  • EDU333 Teaching HPE in Early Years
  • EDU202 Engaging Diverse Learners

Research areas

  • Embedding Indigenous perspectives
  • Increasing well-being and self-efficacy
  • Cooperative learning
  • Online pedagogy
  • Increasing educational opportunities and aspirations


Dr Sharon Louth is an Early Career Researcher whose PhD focused on embedding Indigenous perspectives, encouraging physical activity and well-being, enabling cooperation and collaboration, and enhancing self-efficacy, in children and their teachers. Sharon's research interests are varied, although she is particularly passionate about increasing educational aspirations and outcomes for people from all walks of life. As such she has formulated a number of intervention programs which break down socio-demographic barriers within education, such as race and gender, with a focus on inclusion and collaboration within community. Sharon's research has involved the creation of teaching strategies which support both teachers and learners, through face to face and online mediums, to aspire to and achieve improved educational outcomes.

Sharon has taught for over 20 years in secondary schools and colleges in both Australia and the United Kingdom. She has since been teaching Curriculum and Pedagogy in the tertiary sector for the past 10 years at Fraser Coast. She is currently teaching Human Development and Learning which encompasses educational psychology and unites her research and teaching expertise.

Sharon's research and teaching practices involve the use of inclusive, cooperative and motivational learning strategies which generate self-efficacy and empower students to become successful learners. Sharon has conducted professional development workshops for teachers from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions and is committed to the ongoing development of increasing educational aspirations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Sharon is Program Coordinator, Fraser Coast Campus.

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