Amelia Church is a Senior Lecturer in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education where she leads subjects in language acquisition and qualitative research methodologies, and coordinates the Master of Teaching Research Option and Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Research. .
She supervises a range of research by higher degree candidates, and is particularly interested in working with students investigating classroom discourse, children's talk or student-teacher interaction.
Amelia holds a PhD in Linguistics from Monash University and published this research in the Ashgate series 'Directions in Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis' in the 2009 monograph Preference organization and peer disputes: How young children resolve conflict. Most recently, collaborations with other researchers have been published in the 2016 Spinger book, edited with Amanda Bateman, Children's knowledge-in-interaction: Studies in conversation analysis. Her current research interests include communicative competence in early childhood, peer interaction, developmental pragmatics and conversation analysis in institutional settings.
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Methodology and professional development: Conversation Analytic Role-play Method (CARM) fo..
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Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
International Pragmatics Association
International Institute of Ethnomethodology & Conversation Analysis
Australian Linguistics Society
Early Childhood Australia
PHD- SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES, CULTURES & LINGUISTICS
MASTER OF ARTS (COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE SCIENCES)
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
BA OF ARTS (FRENCH & ITALIAN)
University of Melbourne