Outstanding doctoral thesis awarded
Goodstart’s Dr Suzy Tamone has been awarded an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award for her thesis, ‘Teachers’ Ways of Seeing their Approaches with Student Behaviour in the Preparatory Year’.
This prestigious award is given to the leading thesis of the top five per cent of Higher Degree Research (HDR) doctoral candidates annually.
Dr Tamone’s thesis researched teachers’ approaches with behaviour in Preparatory (Prep) classrooms in Queensland state schools.
“In particular, I examined the conditions required to support teacher professional learning in the area of behaviour approaches,” said Dr Tamone who is Goodstart's teacher program manager (Queensland).
“As a result, the thesis identified the dimensions teachers need to have awareness of, to support children’s behaviour – leading to the development of children’s social and emotional skills and self-regulation.”
Goodstart’s unrelenting focus on embedding evidence into practice to enhance learning, development and wellbeing outcomes, is accelerated by its great people, just like Dr Tamone.
Dr Tamone’s insights and learnings have been embedded into Goodstart’s strategies and approaches to support teacher professional learning and children’s behaviours.
Dr Tamone joined Goodstart in 2018 as the teacher program manager (Queensland) and is commencing shortly as Goodstart’s head of content and design within the Goodstart Institute.
Prior to joining Goodstart, Suzy was engaged for seven years as an academic at QUT in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education.