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.
- Beyond communities of practice (PDF 128KB)
- Blurring the boundaries of leadership (PDF 64KB)
- Co-constructing transformational leadership in new settings (PDF 208KB)
- Constructing relationships for learning (PDF 45KB)
- Exploring perceptions of significant change in reforming schools (PDF 180KB)
- Leaders in transition: living with paradoxes (PDF 102KB)
- Leadership for school improvement (PDF 313KB)
- Leading educational redesign - international journey of learning (PDF 614KB)
- Learning about leadership for learning from learning to learn (PDF 120KB)
- Managing the challenges and dilemmas of constructivism in practice (PDF 42KB)
- Perceptions of significant change in school cultures in South Australia (PDF 213MB)
- Reculturing primary classrooms: renegotiating the four R's (PDF1MB)
- School leaders' use of emotional literacy to manage transition (PDF 1MB)
- Towards constructivist classrooms: the role of the reflective teacher. Journal of educational enquiry (PDF 348KB)
- Towards constructivist teaching and learning (PDF 120KB)
- What are the characteristics of constructivist learning cultures? (PDF 200KB)
- What constitutes significant change in reforming schools? (PDF 116KB)
Teaching for Effective Learning
Phone: 8226 4351
Email: DECD.TfEL [at] sa.gov.au