Catherine Thiele

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Catherine Thiele


Professional Experience Coordinator/Education Lecturer

MEd Qld. UT, BEd(Hons) Qld. UT

+61 7 5456 5470
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Catherine Thiele

Catherine Thiele's early professional career provided opportunities for her to work simultaneously as a Primary classroom teacher and a USC Sessional lecturer, tutor and researcher. She has lectured in various courses including Teaching Primary School Mathematics, The Primary Curriculum, Quality Teaching and Learning, Middle Phase Pedagogies and ICT/Technologies Curriculum. Catherine has also been involved in two recent research project teams; “The NCR Numeracy Project” and “The DeLorean Project – Innovative Pedagogy”.

In July 2017 Catherine was appointed the Academic position of Professional Experience Coordinator. In this role, Catherine gains and supports partnerships between education-based learning environments, university personnel and pre-service teachers. Such partnerships see the placement of 750+ pre-service teachers for their Student Professional Experience (SPE) involving hundreds of learning sites, including Rural and Remote locations. Catherine also takes a lead role in collecting and managing data associated with SPE to compile written reports and feed research initiatives.

This current role synergizes two of Catherine’s professional interests – educational relationships/partnerships and working with research data.

Alongside these, Catherine’s professional pursuits include:

  • School leadership initiatives involving data
  • Innovative pedagogy in upper Primary
  • Collaborative learning cultures



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