Grace Oakley has been a teacher educator since 2000, with a particular interest in language and literacy in the Early Childhood and Primary years and the use of ICTs in language and literacy education. She is also interested in innovative teaching practices in Higher Education. Prior to working in Higher Education, Grace qualified and worked as a Primary School teacher in Western Australia. Grace supervises a number of research students, and is especially interested in supervising students in the areas of literacy and educational technology.
Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of Education (2020-)
Course Coordinator - Master of Teaching Primary (2009 - 2020)
Coordinator of Master of Teaching Early Childhood (2013 - 2014)
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) (2012-2017)
Associate Chair UWA Curriculum Committee (2015-2016)
Academic Conduct Adviser (2015-2019)
Deputy Head of School (Education) (2017-2020)
Augmented/Virtual Reality and Literacy
Mobile Technologies and Literacy Learning
A/Prof Oakley, A/Prof Pegrum (2017). 'An Evaluation of the Integration of m-Learning in TRAC+ to Enhance the Literacy of Early Grade Students in Cambodia', Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development Inc (FIT-ED).
A/Prof Grace Oakley (2016). 'ELLN Digital Technology-Supported Teacher Professional Development on Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy for K-3 Teachers', Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development Inc. (FIT-ED).
A/Prof Grace Oakley, A/Prof Mark Pegrum 2016, 'Japan-Australia multimodal stories for language and cultural exchange ', Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Australia Japan Foundation.
Associate Professor Grace Oakley, Associate Professor Mark Pegrum, Professor Cher Ping Lim and Professor Yan Hanbing (2013). 'Multimodal Stories for Language and Cultural Exchange', Australia-China Council.
Dr Valerie Faulkner, Associate Professor Grace Oakley 2011, 'Making the Links: Integrating spelling, Word building and Vocabulary development', Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
Associate Professor Grace Oakley 2011, 'Teaching Teachers for the Future - Building on the ICT Capacity of Pre Service Teachers in Australian Universities', Australian Council of Deans of Education.
Associate Professor Grace Oakley, Associate Professor Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor Robert Faulkner 2011, 'Exploring the Pedagogical Applications of Mobile Technologies - iPod Touch & iPad - for Teaching Literacy in Western Australian Independent Schools', Association of Independent Schools of WA.
Dr Valerie Faulkner, Associate Professor Grace Oakley 2010, 'Making the Links - Integrating Spelling Word Study & Vocabulary Development', Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
Dr Valerie Faulkner, Associate Professor Grace Oakley 2009, 'Making the Links - Integrating Spelling Word Study & Vocabulary Development', Catholic Education Office of Western Australia.
Program Director (Primary Education) Edith Cowan University
General Manager / Director Entech Products WA
Australian Literacy Educators Association. Perth Local Council. (WA State Director, Perth Local Council Member, previous Treasurer and Vice President, co-convenor of AATE/ALEA National conference)
NADLATE member (Network of Associate Deans of Learning and Teaching in the Discipline of Education).
Early Childhood and Primary Curriculum Advisory Committee - School Curriculum and Standards Authority (WA)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education - Board Member (2006 to present)
Educational innovation in higher education and schools. Language and literacy learning.
Current and past (at UWA):
Language and Literacy in Early Childhood, Differentiationg the Curriculum, Social Interactions and the Developing Child, Interventions for Learning, Literacy Across the Curriculum, A World of Mobile Learning
Previous Years (selected units):
Social Interactions and the Developing Child, Master's Major Paper, Development Teaching and Laarning, Capstone Teaching Experience.
Literacy and technology
Mobile technologies for learning schools and Higher Education
Literacy across the curriculum (Primary and Middle School)
Early Childhood and Primary Literacy
Innovations in Higher Education