Karen Joy McLean


NameKaren Joy McLean
Job titleSenior Lecturer (Education / Curriculum)
Research instituteInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
Faculty of Education and Arts

Research outputs

A review of community playgroup participation
McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan and Mantilla, Ana. (2020) A review of community playgroup participation. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 45(2), pp. 155 - 169. https://doi.org/10.1177/1836939120918484

Journal article

Using the sociocultural concept of learning activity to understand parents' learning about play in community playgroups and social media
McLean, Karen. (2020) Using the sociocultural concept of learning activity to understand parents' learning about play in community playgroups and social media. British Journal of Educational Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/00071005.2020.1724258

Journal article

Personalising learning in teacher education
Jones, Mellita and McLean, Karen. (2018) Personalising learning in teacher education https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7930-6

Book

Supported playgroups in schools: bonding and bridging family knowledge about transition to formal schooling
McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan, Evangelou, Maria and Lambert, Pamela. (2018) Supported playgroups in schools: bonding and bridging family knowledge about transition to formal schooling. Cambridge Journal of Education. 48(2), pp. 157 - 175. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2016.1268569

Journal article

Community playgroup social media and parental learning about young children's play
McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan and Morris, Heather. (2017) Community playgroup social media and parental learning about young children's play. Computers and Education. 115, pp. 201 - 210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2017.08.004

Journal article

Fostering children's everyday mathematical knowledge through caregiver participation in supported playgroups in schools
Edwards, Susan, McLean, Karen and Pamela, Lambert. (2017) Fostering children's everyday mathematical knowledge through caregiver participation in supported playgroups in schools. In In S. Phillipson, P. Sullivan and A. Gervasoni (Ed.). Engaging Families as Children's First Mathematics Educators: International Perspectives pp. 235 - 246 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2553-2

Book chapter

Playgroups as sites for parental education
McLean, Karen J., Edwards, Susan, Evangelou, Maria, Skouteris, Helen, Harrison, Linda J., Hemphill, Sullivan, Peter, Lambert, Pamela J. and Prof., Sheryl A. Hemphill. (2017) Playgroups as sites for parental education. Journal of Early Childhood Research. 15(3), pp. 227 - 237. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476718X15595753

Journal article

Using reflective practice to foster confidence and competence to teach literacy in primary schools
McLean, Karen. (2017) Using reflective practice to foster confidence and competence to teach literacy in primary schools. In In R. Brandenburg, K. Glasswell and M. Jones and J. Ryan (Ed.). Reflective theory and practice in teacher education pp. 119 - 140 Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3431-2_7

Book chapter

The Implementation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Primary [Elementary] Schools
McLean, Karen. (2016) The Implementation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Primary [Elementary] Schools. Frontiers in Psychology. 7(1739), pp. 1 - 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01739

Journal article

Beginning the conversations about young children's engagement with technology in contemporary times
McLean, Karen and Edwards, Susan. (2016) Beginning the conversations about young children's engagement with technology in contemporary times. In In S. Garvis and N. Lemon (Ed.). Understanding digital technologies and young children: An international perspective pp. 155 - 165 Routledge.

Book chapter

Literacy, technology and early years education: Building sustainable practice
McLean, Karen. (2016) Literacy, technology and early years education: Building sustainable practice. In In C. J. McLachlan and A. W. Arrow (Ed.). Literacy in the early years: Reflections on international research and practice pp. 239 - 257 Springer.

Book chapter

Children's literature as an invitation to science inquiry in early childhood education
McLean, Karen, Jones, Mellita and Schaper, Clare. (2015) Children's literature as an invitation to science inquiry in early childhood education. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 40(4), pp. 49 - 56.

Journal article

Supported playgroups in schools : What matters for caregivers and their children?
McLean, Karen, Edwards, Susan, Colliver, Yeshe and Schaper, Clare. (2014) Supported playgroups in schools : What matters for caregivers and their children? Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 39(4), pp. 73 - 80.

Journal article

Literacy and technology in the early years of education: Looking to the familiar to inform educator practice
McLean, Karen. (2013) Literacy and technology in the early years of education: Looking to the familiar to inform educator practice. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. 38(4), pp. 30 - 41.

Journal article

Personalising learning in teacher education through technology
Jones, Mellita and McLean, Karen. (2012) Personalising learning in teacher education through technology. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 37(1), pp. 75 - 92. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n1.1

Journal article

A story of early years educators’ experiences of technology and literacy in early years learning environments
McLean, Karen J.. (2012) A story of early years educators’ experiences of technology and literacy in early years learning environments [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a962e4ac6898

Thesis

Bullying and violence: Changing an act of disconnectedness into an act of kindness
de Souza, Marian and McLean, Karen. (2012) Bullying and violence: Changing an act of disconnectedness into an act of kindness. Pastoral Care in Education: an international journal of personal, social and emotional development. 30(2), pp. 165 - 180. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643944.2012.679955

Journal article

Technology as a doorway to literacy in the early years of education :access, equity and quality in literacy education
McLean, Karen. (2009) Technology as a doorway to literacy in the early years of education :access, equity and quality in literacy education. Proceedings of Bridging Divides: National Conference for Teachers of English and Literacy. Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Association for the Teaching of English. pp. 1 - 19

Conference item

Literacy meets technology in the Primary school :Symbiosis of literacy and technology
McLean, Karen. (2008) Literacy meets technology in the Primary school :Symbiosis of literacy and technology. In Alyson Simpson (Ed.). Future Directions in Literacy: International Conversations 2007. Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press. pp. 151 - 169

Conference item

Stories in ICT professional development
McNamara, Sue, Jones, Mellita and McLean, Karen. (2007) Stories in ICT professional development. In Partnerships in ICT Learning Study: Case Studies Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations.

Book chapter

Strategic Partnerships in ICT :a model of Professional Development shifting the focus of ICT as a vehicle for learning
McLean, Karen, McNamara, Sue and Jones, Mellita. (2006) Strategic Partnerships in ICT :a model of Professional Development shifting the focus of ICT as a vehicle for learning. IT's up here for thinking! ACEC 2006 Conference Proceedings. Cairns, Australia: Australian Computers in Education Conference. pp. 1 - 6

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