Ms Glenda Cain
Dip Ed ,  B.ED(ECE Curtin), M.ED(Curtin)
Senior Lecturer

Email: glenda.cain@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0174

Glenda Cain is currently working as Senior lecturer (Literacy-ECE and Primary) at Notre Dame University in the undergraduate Bachelor of Education degree. In 2008 she  was employed by the Department of Education and Training as a L3 classroom teacher at Tranby Primary School, teaching across the school. In the previous two years, Glenda was contracted to Curtin University of Technology, Faculty of Education as the Early Childhood Literacy Lecturer for the undergraduate Bachelor of Education degree.

Prior to this appointment, Glenda completed 21 years as a classroom teacher in both early childhood and primary classrooms. She has also been a deputy principal, early childhood curriculum officer in Department of Education Central Office and member of the Curriculum Council English Learning Area Committee

In 2007, Glenda completed a Master in Education, with a research project on the development of emotional literacy in the early childhood classroom, through the implementation of a social-emotional learning program, “Roots of Empathy”. This is a highly successful Canadian based program in which she has trained as an instructor and mentor. Her research project was awarded the Curtin University John Lake Medal of Excellence. Glenda also presented her research at the National Early Childhood Conference in Canberra.

Glenda is currently enrolled as a Ph D candidate through the University of Notre Dame Australia. Her thesis is entitled Service-learning as a way of developing pre-service teachers’ knowledge, perception and cultural awareness of Aboriginal Education”. Her interest in Aboriginal education and service-learning has seen partnerships develop with Clontarf Aboriginal College, the Tjuntjuntjara School and community, and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands School Community.

As a full time university lecturer in teacher education, Glenda has a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of educational research, issues and trends. Her effectiveness as a classroom teacher and university educator are demonstrated through the university evaluation system where student feedback has been very positive. In 2011 she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and School of Education Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, in 2012.

The ASPIRE Award for 2013, is a professional development award that will enable Glenda to present her doctoral studies at an international conference in the USA.

Awards
Aspire Award
School of Education Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching   
Curtin University John Lake Medal of Excellence in Education Research  
National Excellence in Teaching Award     

Qualifications
Master of Education - Curtin University
Level 3 Classroom Teacher -  DET
Bachelor of Education (ECE) - Curtin University
Diploma of Teaching - Mt. Lawler Teachers' College