Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Natalie Thompson

 Natalie Thompson

B(Ed) (Special Ed)(Hons, Class 1)

Natalie currently teaches students in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary),  the Bachelor of Education (K – 12) and Master of Education,  in the areas of inclusive education, literacy studies and English curriculum.

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Teaching in 201930

  • ESS306: Programming, Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Settings
  • ESS419:  Principles of Inclusive Education
  • ELN500: Exploring Literature
  • ELN402: Literature Strategies for Learning

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Research Interests

  • Literacies
  • Inclusive education
  • Education for social justice
  • Super complexity

Current Projects

PhD title: Talking to children about literacies.

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  • CSU Committees
  • HDR Representative, School of Education Research Committee
  • Professional Associations
  • Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
  • Community Engagement
  • Secretary - ALEA Riverina Murray Local Council

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Book Chapters

  • Thompson, N. (2018).When learning to write isn’t easy. In N. M.Mackenzie, & J. Scull (Eds), Teaching Children to Write: Birth-8 (chapter 13), Routledge UK; Oxfordshire

Refereed Journal Articles

  • McFarland, L., Mackenzie, N.M.,& Thompson, N. (2018). Early literacy in children under three: Perspectives of early childhood educators and parents.International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal , 21(2), 45 – 58.

Professional Articles

  • Thompson,N.(2018). Biodegradable knowledge: Thinking differently about literacy education in changing times. Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 26 (3), 11-17

Conference Presentations

  • Thompson,N., & Mackenzie, N. (2018).Exclusion from enabling literacies: Children’s perspectives of becoming literate in changing times. The European Conference on Educational Research, Free University, Bolzano, Italy, September 4 – 7.
  • Thompson,N. (2018). Enhancing student engagement in workshops: Moving from PowerPoint to interactive presentation software. NSW Council of Deans of Education Conference 2018, University of Newcastle, Newcastle,August 16-17
  • Kirby, M., Sacks, J., Lord, S., & Thompson, N. (2018). #Bettertogether: Improving teaching and learning through collaborative practice. Improving University Teaching Conference, Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie, July 27-29
  • Thompson,N., & Mackenzie, N. (2017).Through the eyes of children: Using super complexity to re-imagine literacy possibilities. Re-imagining Education for Democracy Summit, University of Southern Queensland, November 13 – 15.
  • Thompson,N. (2017). How do 8 and 9 year old students understand 21st century literacies? Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) National Conference – ‘Margin to Mainstream: Cutting Edge’, Hobart, July 6-9, 2017.
  • Thompson,N. (2017). Talking to children about Google. Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)National Conference – ‘Margin to Mainstream: Cutting Edge’, Hobart, July 6-9, 2017.
  • Scull,J., Mackenzie, N.M., Harrison, L., & Thompson, N. (2017) Exploring adult-child conversations to support young writers, 69th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference, Opatioja, Croatia, June 19-24.
  • Thompson,N.(2016).The power of draw, talk, write for diverse students. Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)National Conference Conference – ‘Weaving worlds with words and wonder’, Adelaide, July 4-7, 2016

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