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Ms Sandra Ludlow

School: School of Education
Position: Lecturer / Early Childhood Course Convenor
Location: Education Building
Phone: (02) 4980 2185
Extension: #185
Fax: (02) 49802190
Qualifications: Dip Teach (Primary); BEd (Primary); BEd (In-service), (Early Childhood); MEd (Early Childhood)
Research: The current focus of Sandra's research is enthnographic research into participants reactions to nurturing young children's spiritual awareness and faith formation, using play based approaches, emergent curriculum apporaches, and pedagogical documentation. Her second area of research aims to support children's awareness of and engagement in, education for sustainability and their developing awareness of God as creator and sustainer, through school garden programs.
About: Early Childhood Professional development
Curriculum in early childhood
Early childhood leadership, Administration & Management
Planning assessment and evaluation

Sandra's teaching career spans more than 40yrs. During this time she has been a lecturer, director/teacher of several long day care centres, an infant K-Yr2 teacher, and a sole charge, K-Yr6 principal/teacher. Sandra has a passionate interest in social-constructivist pedagogies, project based learning approaches & emergent curriculum approaches to education, in both infant school & preschool classrooms. She is also passionate about empowering Christian teachers to nurture young children’s spiritual awareness, biblical knowledge and faith formation.

Select Publications: Ludlow, S. (2018). Deconstructing bible storytelling with 3-5 year-olds. In B. Espinoza, J. R. Estep, Jr. & S. Morgenthaler (Eds.), Story, formation and culture: From theory to practice in ministry with children (pp. 26-37). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

McDonnell, M & Ludlow, S. (2015). Drawing before writing: A metacognitive scaffold to Yr 2. TEACHCOLLECTION (1).

Ludlow, S. (2014). Applying contemporary early childhood theory & pedagogy to the process of intentionally scaffolding children’s emergent spiritual awareness. In Tolbert, LV. (Ed). Exploring and engaging spirituality for today’s children: A holistic approach. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

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