Ms Catherine Holmes
Position: Research Scholar
School and/or Centres: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Phone: 02 6125 0073
Location: Room 2139 Copland Building
Qualification:Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. Certificate IV Training and Assessment. Diploma in Montessori Primary Education, Association Montessori Internationale, Perugia, Italy. Master of Education by Dissertation, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
Catherine recently completed her Masters research on the introduction of Montessori teaching and learning practices in an Early Childhood classroom in a remote Indigenous school. She now hopes to extend her research to observe and describe the impact of play in child development within a remote Indigenous context. Catherine has a background in Early Childhood education and adult learning with Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers in the Central Australia.
A study of child's play from an Indigenous perspective in Australia: An interpretive approach to socialisation.
Conferences / Presentations
International Montessori Congress, Prague, Czech Republic
Workshop: Introducing Montessori in a remote Indigenous school
Western Australian Institute for Educational Research, Perth
Presentation: Montessori teaching and learning practices in an early childhood classroom in a remote Indigenous school
International Montessori Congress, Portland, United States
Joint presentation with Alex Dillon and Kay Boulden
Australian Montessori Conference, Canberra
Joint presentation Kay Boulden and Cherie Singleton
Australian Montessori Conference, Sydney
Joint presentation with Alex Dillon