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Dr Noella Mackenzie is an associate professor in Literacy Studies at Charles Sturt University, Australia.  Noella is an experienced literacy educator and researcher. Her career began in schools teaching children from 5 to 12 years. Noella spent 13 years as a literacy specialist working with teachers in literacy early intervention and special education. Noella’s research has largely focused on teachers and the learning and teaching of writing. Noella’s current research focuses on: writing development in the early years in Australia and Finland; students working above standard in literacy and numeracy; and the vexed issue of handwriting and keyboarding in the current era. In recent times she has worked with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority and developed resources for families and educators.  Her research is informed by her ongoing work with classroom teachers and undergraduate and postgraduate university students and has been published in research journals (e.g. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, Australian Educational Researcher, Australian Journal of Language and Literacy) and professional journals (e.g. Practical Literacy and Belonging).

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Education (Ed.D), La Trobe University

19992004

Education, Master of Education (M.Ed) , La Trobe University

19971998

Education, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) , La Trobe University

19911992

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Research Output 2000 2018

Developing authorial skills: Child language leading to text construction, sentence construction and vocabulary development

Scull, J. & Mackenzie, N., 2018, Understanding and supporting young writers from birth to 8. Mackenzie, N. & Scull, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 89-115

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter in textbook/reference book

Eight things that should be included in screen guidelines for students

Hyndman, B. & Mackenzie, N. M., Apr 2018, The Conversation, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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Handwriting, keyboarding or both: Teaching writing to primary school children in the current era

Mackenzie, N., Scull, J. & Bowles, T., 2018, (In preparation) In : Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Press / Media

New book understands, supports young writers

Noella Mackenzie

29/01/1802/02/18

6 items of media coverage

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Report highlights key to NAPLAN success

Noella Mackenzie

05/09/17

1 item of media coverage

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Book 'vending machine' to boost literacy

Noella Mackenzie

16/07/17

33 items of media coverage

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Handwriting could help learning outcomes

Noella Mackenzie

06/06/1608/06/16

2 items of media coverage

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