Dr Carol Smith - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Carol Smith

PhD USC, MEd Qld.UT (1995), MEd Qld.UT (2003), GradDipTeach Aust.Cath., BA Griff.

  • Lecturer, Education
  • Program Coordinator, Master of Teaching (Primary)
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+61 7 5456 5587
Office location
C2.19
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Dr Carol Smith

Dr Carol Smith is the Program Coordinator for Master of Teaching (Primary) and is a lecturer in English language studies. Carol's particular areas of expertise are language education P-12, curriculum development and early literacy intervention. She has worked at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education and has extensive experience as a literacy consultant. Carol's current research interests focus on analysis of pre-service teacher training in English with particular attention to teacher / student interactions that promote powerful learning. Carol is involved in international research that involves literacy intervention models within the contexts of ELL, Special Education and general education. She is co-author of the text Literacy for the 21st Century (2015).

 

Research areas

  • pre-service teacher training
  • curriculum development
  • language and literacies
  • educational leadership
  • equity issues in education

Teaching areas

  • English Language and Literacies
  • Language Acquisition
  • Literacy Intervention
  • Education Leadership
  • Differentiating the Curriculum

Program coordinator

Carol's specialist areas of knowledge include education, reading, writing, special education, brain research, literacy intervention

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