Dr Maryanne Pale
- School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education
- Department of Education
- AS327 Hawthorn campus
Dr. Maryanne Pale is a Lecturer and a Researcher in the Department of Education, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education, at Swinburne University of Technology. She has lectured in the curriculum areas of English and literacy within initial teacher education courses for over 5 years. In 2021-2022, she had developed two new units entitled: 'Teaching Early Reading' and 'Supporting Students with English as a Second Language'; both of which contributed to the teacher education course accreditation requirements. Her experiences in teaching helps to inform her work in educational research and vice versa.
In 2021-2022, Maryanne was a Chief Investigator in three research projects that were awarded state and federal grants worth a combined total of $1.2 million. In 2022, she was awarded with the Dean of School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education 'Emerging Researcher Award' at Swinburne University of Technology. Her research explores the fields of English and literacy education, teaching English as an Additional Language/Dialect, Pacific education, and the education of children and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. As an accredited Associate Supervisor for Higher Degree Research students, she is available to supervise prospective Masters and PhD students at Swinburne University of Technology.
In addition, Maryanne engages with community and industry led organisations as part of her leadership and service. Currently, she is a member of Victorian Early Childhood Research Consortium; the Victorian Institute of Teaching Accreditation Expert Group; and a member of the Australian Pasifika Educators Network Reference Group.
Educational and Professional Background:
From The University of Auckland, New Zealand, Maryanne graduated with qualifications in the arts, teaching and education. She has worked as a registered teacher and a reading specialist for early years education in South Auckland, New Zealand. Upon completing a Master of Education (Honours) from The University of Auckland, she transitioned out of teaching and into work as a researcher. After graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education from The University of Auckland, she had relocated from New Zealand to Australia to take on a number of roles at Western Sydney University within the School of Education and the School of Social Sciences and Psychology. In June 2017, she was appointed as a Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology (Victoria) and she was recognised as an Early Career Researcher in Australia for the first time. In spite of experiencing a number of significant career interuptions, Maryanne continues to work towards supporting pre-service teachers, the Department of Education, School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education, Swinburne University of Technology, and relevant communities through her teaching, research, leadership and service.
Teacher Education; English; Literacy Education; Pasifika Education; English as an Additional Language/Dialect; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Cultural Responsiveness And Working With Pacific Peoples Communities Education - 451401
- English And Literacy Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Lote, Esl And Tesol) - 390104
- English As A Second Language - 470306
English and Literacy Education
- 2022, Swinburne, Dean's Emerging Researcher Award, Swinburne University of Technology
Also published as: Pale, Maryanne; Pale, M.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2022: Sa'ili le ala: 21st Century career discovery sprint for Pasifika youths *; DISER - Safer Communities Fund: Early Intervention
- 2021: Access Quality Teaching initiative *; VIC Department of Education and Training
- 2021: Supporting Pasifika islander youth towards positive life trajectories *; Department of Justice - Building Safer Communities
* Chief Investigator
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