Dr Sue Ollerhead

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

Contact

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

Consultation

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Fields: English as a Second Language

Dr Sue Ollerhead is a Lecturer in Literacies and English as an additional language in the School of Education. She has worked in English language 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 developing disciplinary literacies across the curriculum, learner and teacher identity in language and literacy education; translanguaging pedagogies and practices and 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

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    • Ollerhead SH, 2012, 'Changing the discourse of deficit in the low-level adult ESL literacy classroom. Paper presented at combined ALAA-ALANZ conference.', in Changing the discourse of deficit in the low-level adult ESL literacy classroom. Paper presented at combined ALAA-ALANZ conference., 01 - 03 December 2011
    • Ollerhead SH, 2009, 'Teacher and learner agency in the low-level adult ESL literacy classroom', in Teacher and learner agency in the low-level adult ESL literacy classroom, 01 - 03 October 2014

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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