Elizabeth teaches a wide range of English as an additional language (EAL), literacy and numeracy courses at Melbourne Polytechnic. She has worked with local and international students of all abilities. She has also trained students from different backgrounds to become teacher and student assistants in Victorian primary and secondary schools.
Elizabeth's expertise is developed through regular participation in professional development activities and conversations with subject expert contacts in Melbourne, Australia and around the world. She loves sharing educational ideas and solving learning problems through conversations with fellow educators and community members alike.
Elizabeth has been teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic for over 13 years. She engages her students by establishing practical learning partnerships where students, teachers and their communities are seen as valuable resources in the student’s further education journeys. Elizabeth believes that teaching is about creating spaces for students to imagine themselves anew, to embrace new possibilities and embody new professional practices. She loves the creativity involved in forging new approaches to learning through constant engagement in teacher development.
Elizabeth holds multiple qualifications related to her teaching, including a Graduate Diploma of Education from Charles Darwin University, a Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Certificate of Applied Linguistics from Monash University. Elizabeth has also presented self-initiated action research projects at numerous conferences around Australia.