Academic works

Publications

Walker, R. & Dobson, M. (2022). Planning the curriculum. In B. Gobby & R. Walker (Eds.), Powers of curriculum: Sociological perspectives on education (2nd ed.). Oxford.

Dobson, M. (2022). Trauma informed practices in early childhood.  

Dobson, M. (2022). Social justice in early childhood.

Dobson, M. & Owen, S. (2021). Envisioning caring communities in Initial Teacher Education. In A.L. Black & R. Dwyer (Eds.), Reimagining the Academy: ShiFting towards kindness, connection, and an ethics of care. Palgrave MacMillan.

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2021). Images of children: Exploring conceptualisations of children and childhood on Instagram. In D. Holloway, M. Willson, K. Murcia, C. Archer, F. Stocco (Eds.), Young children’s rights in a digital world: Play, design, and practice.

Dobson, M., Murcia, K., & Gifkins, K. (2021). Research ethics and digitising early childhood. In D. Holloway, M. Willson, K. Murcia, C. Archer, F. Stocco (Eds.), Young children’s rights in a digital world: Play, design, and practice.

Dobson, M. (2021). Supporting educator wellbeing to enhance children’s learning and development. NSW Department of Education: Quality in Practice.

Dobson, M. (2020). Engaging in ethical research partnerships with children and families. In L. Green, D. Holloway, K. Stevenson, T. Leaver, & L. Haddon (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Media and Children. Routledge.

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2020). “Instagram has well and truly got a hold of me”: Exploring a parent’s representation of her children. Issues in Educational Research, 30(1), 58-78.

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2019). Emotionless, malleable little ornaments: Is this our image of children? WAIER Features.

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2019). The image of the child re-imagined on Instagram. The Spoke.

Beltman, S., Dobson, M., Mansfield, C.F. & Jay, J. (2019). ‘The thing that keeps me going’: educator resilience in early learning settings. International Journal of Early Years Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760.2019.1605885

Dobson, M. (2019). Recognising and respecting the right of all children to play. WAIER Features.

Dobson, M. & Beltman, S. (2019). Powerful and pervasive, or personal and positive? Views of young girls, parents and educators about media. Issues in Educational Research, 29(1), 38-54.

Dobson, M. (2019). Hayley’s Story: Exploring a Junior Primary Student’s Relationship with Media. In Green, L., Holloway, D., Stevenson, K. and Jaunzems, K. (Eds.), Digitising Early Childhood (pp. 104-124). UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Dobson, M. (2018). “You have to look after yourself”: ECEC educators and resilience. The Spoke: http://thespoke.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/look-ecec-educators-resilience/

Dobson, M. (2016). Giving voice to girls: A child-centric examination of the lived experiences of young girls aged 7-13 in their personal media contexts.


Recent Presentations

Dobson, M., Huband, S., Otway, C., Tan, S. & Williams, B. (2021, 24 November). OneCurtin Global Student Insights. OneCurtin: Leading in a Global University – Action Projects Presentation. Curtin University, Perth WA.

Walker, R., Dobson, M., Sims, C. (2021, 13 October). Supporting student learning & experience using an interactive virtual reality environment.  School of Education Research & Partnerships Showcase: VR in Education. Curtin HIVE, Bentley WA.

Dobson, M. & Owen, S. (2021, September 7). Developing global citizen capabilities through pedagogies of care. Curtin Festival of Learning 2021. Curtin University.

Dobson, M. & Owen, S. (2021, August 7). “As an educator my name is hope”: Building caring communities in Initial Teacher Education. WAIER Forum 2021: Research, Reflect, Redirect. The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle WA.

Dobson, M. & Owen, S. (2021, June 16). Building caring communities in Initial Teacher Education. School of Education Learning & Teaching Forum. Curtin University, Bentley WA.

Dobson, M. (2021, June 10). “The perfect pic doesn’t come easy”: Exploring the representation of children on Instagram. Curtin Faculty of Humanities Research Awards. Curtin University, Bentley WA.

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2019, August 3). “Instagram has well and truly got a hold of me”: Navigating process and intention in a parent’s representation of family life. WAIER Forum 2019: A Climate of Crisis. The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle WA. [presenting author]

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2019, August 3). “Pretty little squares”: An exploration and critique of the picturesque representation of children on Instagram. WAIER Forum 2019: A Climate of Crisis. The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle WA. [presenting author]

Dobson, M. (2019, June 24). Our position on play: An exploration of Curtin Education’s play advocacy. Play, Playgrounds, Migration, and Community. Curtin University, Bentley WA.

Dobson, M. (2019, March 29). Playful Inquiry to Enrich Children’s Learning. Child Australia – Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference. Burswood, WA.

Dobson, M. (2018, September 21). “I’m going to find a way”: Resilience and wellbeing of educators in Early Learning and Care centres. Early Childhood Australia Conference. Sydney, NSW.

Dobson, M. & Beltman, S. (2018, September 12). Relationships and resilience in early childhood settings. Learning and Professional Development SIG Conference, Relationships as Risks and Resources for Resilience Symposium. [co-author, non-presenting]

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2018, August 4). #childhood: Exploring the representation of children and childhood on Instagram. WAIER Forum. The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle WA. [presenting author]

Dobson, M., Beltman, S., Jay, J. & Mansfield, C. (2018, August 4). “Make sure you look after yourself”: Resilience and wellbeing of educators in Early Learning and Care centres. WAIER Forum. The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle WA. [presenting author]


For further information about presentations or for an extended history, please email Madeleine.