Dr Sue Ollerhead

Lecturer, EAL/Literacies; MTeach Convenor
BA, CELTA, MA (Linguistics), MEd (TESOL), PhD
School of Education

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 8243
Room 115, Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus

Consultation

Tuesday: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Fields: English as a Second Language

Dr Sue Ollerhead is a Lecturer in Literacies and TESOL in the School of Education. She has worked in ESL and literacy teaching and training in Africa, Europe and Australia, and has worked extensively on the development of English language materials for schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Her main interests are learner and teacher identity in language education; critical ESL and literacy pedagogies; EAL/D learners in mainstream settings and low literacy refugee background learners

Research

Dr Sue Ollerhead is a Lecturer in Literacies and TESOL in the School of Education. She has worked in ESL and literacy teaching and training in Africa, Europe and Australia, and has worked extensively on the development of English language materials for schools in sub-Saharan Africa. Her main interests are learner and teacher identity in language education; critical ESL and literacy pedagogies; EAL/D learners in mainstream settings and low literacy refugee background learners

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Ollerhead SH; Burns AH, 2016, 'Teacher Agency and Policy response in the Australian adult ESL Literacy Classroom: a multisite case study', in Ng P; Boucher-Kip E (ed.), Teacher Agency and Policy Response in English Language Teaching, Routledge, London, pp. 105 - 119
    • Ollerhead S; Burns A, 2016, 'Creativity as resistance: Implications for language teaching and teacher education', in Jones RH; Richards JC (ed.), Creativity in Language Teaching Perspectives from Research and Practice, edn. ESL and Applied Linguistics Professional Series, Routledge, New York, pp. 227 - 241, https://www.routledge.com/Creativity-in-Language-Teaching-Perspectives-from-Research-and-Practice/Jones-Richards/p/book/9781138843653
    • Ollerhead SH, 2016, '"Basically, I need help" Responding to Learner Identity in a Skills-Driven ESL Literacy Programme', in Black S; Yasukawa K (ed.), Beyond Economic Interests. Critical perspectives on Adult Literacy and Numeracy in a Globalised World, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 77 - 94, http://tinyurl.com/jb3w45b
    • Ollerhead S; Burns A, 2015, 'Creativity as resistance: Implications for language teaching and teacher education', in Creativity in Language Teaching: Perspectives from Research and Practice, pp. 227 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315730936

    Journal articles

    • Ollerhead S, 2016, 'Pedagogical language knowledge: preparing Australian pre-service teachers to support English language learners', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359866X.2016.1246651
    • Ollerhead SH, 2012, 'Checkmate versus Stalemate: Learner responses to teacher positioning in the adult ESL literacy classroom.', Checkmate versus Stalemate: Learner responses to teacher positioning in the adult ESL literacy classroom.
    • Ollerhead SH, 2012, 'Passivity or Potential? Teacher responses to learner identity in the low-level adult literacy classroom.', Literacy and Numeracy Studies
    • Ollerhead S, 2010, 'Teacher agency and policy response in the adult ESL literacy classroom', TESOL Quarterly, vol. 44, pp. 606 - 618, http://dx.doi.org/10.5054/tq.2010.230742_1

Teaching

EDST5440 Advanced TESOL Methodology (MEd)

EDST5442 Advanced Professional Practice for TESOL (MEd)

EDST5441 Advanced Curriculum and Assessment for TESOL (MEd)

EDST2022 Teaching EAL/D Learners in the mainstream secondary school classroom (MEd)

EDST5457 Literature Review in Education (MEd)

EDST5454 Emerging Literacies: from Kindergarten to University (MEd/MTeach)

EDST5134 Addressing Learner Diversity

 

Honours and prizes

Macquarie University Research Excellence scholarship holder

Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship holder

Affiliations and membership

Co-editor of Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

Member of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL)

Member of the New South Wales Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council (NSWALNC)

Member of the NSW Association for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ATESOL NSW)

 

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