Ms Linda Cranley 

Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Education (Primary) Coordinator
Dip Teach (ECU), B.Ed (Primary) (Curtin University), MPhil (UNDA)

Email: linda.cranley@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0158

  • Biography

    Linda Cranley is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She is the Primary Degree Coordinator and course coordinator for HASS and other pedagogical units. Linda has been the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Vice Chancellor's Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning. She has worked in the education field for the past 30 years, teaching across many year levels in a number of primary schools throughout Perth. As a primary school teacher, Linda has held a variety of positions including curriculum coordinator, support teacher and gifted and talented coordinator as well as Assistant Principal.

    Linda holds a Master of Philosophy in research conducted into the impact of standardised testing (in particular the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy).

  • Teaching areas

    Humanities and Social Science, Assessment in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary schools, Introduction to Research (HASS). Linda teachers across the Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Master programs.

  • Research expertise and supervision

    The National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy, Assessment.

    Service Learning in secondary schools, connection between Civics and Citizenship and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

    Linda is currently conducting research into the Service Learning Program in a secondary catholic school and the role Civic and Citizenship can play in the implementation of Service Learning. She is also a member of the RELATE team who are presently researching the role of play in early childhood.

    Linda is enrolled to complete her PhD at the University of WA her proposed thesis title is: Young children as active and informed citizens: Exploring stakeholders’ perspectives.

  • Books

    Linda is currently lead author of a text which will be implemented into the tertiary sector in 2020. The title of the text is: Assessment, Feedback and Reporting: A Guide to Increasing Student Achievement.

  • Live performances

    Linda has presented at the following conferences:

    • STEM education and our Planet: Making Connections Across Contexts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Linda presented her research on standardised testing in Mathematics.
    • CEWA conference: Linda presented a workshop on implementing Geography into the primary classroom
    • History Association Conference: How Can we bring history alive through children’s literature?
    • University of Notre Dame Conference: Linda coordinated the HASS element of this conference and presented a workshop on HASS in the classroom.
    • Maths Association of Victoria: Linda presented her paper ‘Are there any winners in high-stakes testing?’
    • Parents in Education Week (PIE) South Australian Education department: How to live positively in a digital wold.
  • Publications

  • Community engagement

    Linda presents professional development to schools in Early Childhood and Primary schools.  Linda is also committed to parent education.

  • Awards

    • 2008 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
    • 2016 VC Award for Initiatives that Enhance Student Learning