BEd (ECEC Hons) (Macquarie Uni), PhD (Macquarie Uni)
Dr Sandie Wong (BEd [ECE][Hons1], PhD, RN) has worked as an academic, manager, researcher, evaluator, educator, consultant and nurse, within a range of early childhood, academic and health organisations. Sandie's research is driven by a concern with the role early childhood education has in ameliorating disadvantage and reducing marginalisation both contemporaneously and historically. She is committed to using collaborative, strengths-based approaches to evaluation and research, supporting practitioner enquiry and bridging the gap between research and early childhood practices. She has an on-going interest in historicising early childhood through history of the present and oral history methodologies. Her current work is investigating: inter-professional practices, early childhood educators' work and well-being and the history of early childhood in Australia and internationally. Sandie is CI on an ARC Linkage Grant: Exemplary early childhood educators at work: A multi-level investigation [LP160100532]. She is also a Senior Research Fellow with Goodstart Early Learning.
Sandie is committed to lifelong learning, particularly as it pertains to professional development of early childhood professionals. Her approach to teaching is to work with students to assist them to recognise and develop their knowledge, strengths and capacities, and to develop an appreciation of diverse perspectives. Sandie currently supervises doctoral students.
NB: 10 reports prior to commencing at CSU not included.