Academic works

Publications

Dobson, M. & Jay, J. (2019). The image of the child re-imagined on Instagram. The Spoke: http://thespoke.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/image-child-re-imagined-instagram/

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

Dobson, M. (2019). Recognising and respecting the right of all children to play. WAIER Features: http://waier.org.au/features?page=1

Dobson, M.R. & 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. http://www.iier.org.au/iier29/dobson.pdf

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

Dobson, M.R. (2016). Giving voice to girls: A child-centric examination of the lived experiences of young girls aged 7-13 in their personal media contexts. Available via https://goo.gl/ign9ij

Recent Presentations

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (August 2019): “Instagram has well and truly got a hold of me”: Navigating process and intention in a parent’s representation of family life.

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (August 2019): “Pretty little squares”: An exploration and critique of the picturesque representation of children on Instagram.

Education & Pedagogy Research Group – Play, Playgrounds, and Community (June 2019): Our position on play: An exploration of @CurtinEducation’s play advocacy.

Early Childhood Learning and Development (March 2019): Playful inquiry to enrich children’s learning.

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

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (August 2018): #childhood: Exploring the representation of children and childhood on Instagram

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (August 2018): “Make sure you look after yourself”: Resilience and wellbeing of educators in Early Learning and Care centres

Digitising Early Childhood (July 2018): Images of children on Social Media: influencers and influencing our image of children and families.

Curtin Professional Learning Hub (October 2017): Can digital technologies and early childhood education play nicely together? [panel member]

Digitising Early Childhood International Conference (September 2017): Hayley’s story: Exploring a junior primary student’s relationship with media

Western Australian Institute for Educational Research (August 2017): Appreciating the emotional ties young girls share with their media


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