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Mrs Rosemary Butt

Mrs Rosemary ButtPosition

Assistant Professor

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 6201 5028
Email: rosemary.butt@canberra.edu.au

Biography

After a successful career extending over 25 years as a primary school teacher and school administrator, Rosemary returned to the University of Canberra in 2006 to study. During that year she commenced tutoring and lecturing in the Faculty of Education. Since 2006 Rosemary has tutored and lectured in many different units at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

More recently as unit convenor she has focused on the compulsory inclusive education unit, Responding to Individual Needs in Education, completed by all undergraduate education students. She has also tutored in the four professional experience units, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice, assisting students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to enable them to succeed in their professional practice.

Rosemary is enrolled in a PhD examining the roles, qualifications, skills and training needs of Teacher Assistants in mainstream schools and how these are perceived by different stakeholders in schools.  This research will help to inform policy and practice in the ACT surrounding the employment and deployment of Teacher Assistants in mainstream schools.

In 2009 she participated in the Women's Group Mentoring Program. As a member of this group Rosemary worked in collaboration with other members of the faculty to map unit assessments in Teacher Education against higher order thinking criteria.

In 2011 she mentored a student who had received a Dean's Scholarship to enroll in the Education Faculty.

In 2013 she became a member of the Board of the Faculty of ESTeM.

Research interests

  • Teacher assistants
  • Inclusive practices
  • Differentiation in mainstream