Dr Amanda McFadden

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Personal details


early childhood education, child care, inclusive practice, early years of schooling, professional practice of educators


Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Years) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Board of Director -  Lady Gowrie Qld
  • Growth and Innovation Sub-committee member Lady Gowrie QLD
  • Early Childhood Australia Early Childhood Intervention Australia
  • Early Childhood Australia Qld Branch Associate Executive Member
  • Early Career Educators Engaging Educators (Sub-committee of Early Childhood Australia QLD)
  • QUT Early Childhood Alumni Committee member


Amanda aims to share her diverse early childhood professional experiences with preservice teachers with a focus on exploring the nexus between theory and professional practice. Amanda has a strong focus on the effective preparation of preservice teachers on field experience. Amanda has taught in a diverse range of undergraduate units across Kelvin Grove and Caboolture campuses including the capstone early childhood units and currently is coordinator of the capstone education conference, the Stepping Out Conference.

Other units Amanda has taught in include the following:

  • EAB005 - Inclusion in Early Childhood
  • EAB511 - Early Childhood Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives
  • EAB513 - Partnerships with Families and Communities
  • EDB013 - Early Childhood Field Studies 3: Inclusion and Diversity
  • EDB174 - Stepping Out/ Making Connections
  • EDB175 - Internship


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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