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Dr Rosie Le Cornu

Rosie Le Cornu (formerly Dobbins) Dip. T., Adv. Dip. T., Grad. Dip in Ed. Counselling, M. Ed., PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of South Australia.

Rosie is an experienced primary teacher and teacher educator, with a strong commitment to effective education and social justice. Her professional background includes teaching in schools identified as socio-economically disadvantaged, working as a social skills and classroom management advisor with primary and secondary teachers and teaching in a TAFE college with unemployed youth, women and adults with difficulties in literacy and numeracy. 

Rosie advocates a practicum curriculum based on the notions of reflection, collaboration and partnerships.  Rosie enjoys working with teachers in their role as mentors to student teachers and has a strong commitment to teachers acting as researchers of their own practice. 

She continues to be involved in national and state projects which support this work. Her current interests are primary classroom culture, reflective pedagogy, school reform, ICTs in the practicum and practitioner/action research. 

A highlight of Rosie’s career was working with educators from South Africa, developing a teacher education program that caters for teachers in remote rural locations.

Rosie’s most memorable professional moments are those where she has worked collaboratively, in the classroom, on research projects, consultancies.  She advocates this approach for all educators, as a way to maximise their enjoyment of their career and as a vehicle for professional growth/renewal.




Teaching for Effective Learning

Phone: 8226 4351
Email: DECD.TfEL [at] sa.gov.au