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Kym Simoncini is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of Canberra, Australia. Prior to her academic career, Kym was a primary school teacher. She taught in both government and Catholic schools in North Queensland, Australia and England. Her PhD examined young children’s participation in extra-curricular activities and School Age Care. After completing her thesis Kym was a lecturer at James Cook University where she received a Teaching Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Kym joined the University of Canberra in 2013 where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate education units. She regularly delivers professional development workshops to primary teachers in Papua New Guinea.

Kym’s current research focuses on children’s and family learning and play. Much of her research is located in Papua New Guinea investigating family learning, playgrounds, playgroups and school readiness. Her research in Australia examines early childhood STEM learning. Kym is part of the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) project.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, James Cook University Queensland

Bachelor, Macquarie University

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Projects 2015 2019

Early learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot programme

LOWRIE, T., FITZGERALD, R., JORGENSEN, R., KRISHNAPILLAI, S., LEONARD, S., LOGAN, T., Larkin, K., Lewis, C., SIMONCINI, K., Bateup, C. & Bacon, M.

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

1/07/1614/06/19

Project: Other

Research Output 2011 2018

Children’s Right to Play in Papua New Guinea: Insights from Children in Years 3 – 8.

SIMONCINI, K., Elliott, S., Carr, V., Manson, E., Simeon, L. & Sawi, J. 2018 In : International Journal of Play. 7, 2, p. 146-160 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

playground
children's rights
Papua-New Guinea
school
primary school
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
childhood
Education
education
Habits

A model for Participatory Playground Development in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific

SIMONCINI, K., Manson, E. & Sawi, J. Jul 2017 In : Children, Youth and Environments. 27, 1, p. 162-176 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

participatory approach
playground
project
topography
school
1 Citations
Curriculum
primary school
sustainability
Education
Learning

Place-Based Picture Books as an Adult Learning Tool

SIMONCINI, K., PAMPHILON, B. & MIKHAILOVICH, K. 2016 In : Adult Learning. 28, 2, p. 61-68 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

village community
farmer
educator
learning
livelihood