FIVE from FIVE Literacy Project Assistant
Expertise: School Education, Literacy learning difficulties
Julie Mavlian is a teacher, who has worked the field of education for over 25 years. Julie has worked with a wide variety of age groups, from preschool through to adult education. Her special interest is helping children with learning difficulties, in particular difficulties with reading and spelling. Julie is currently studying a Master’s degree in Special Education.
Focus on Phonics: Why Australia should adopt the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 24 November 2016 | RR22A simple, five-minute Phonics Screening Check could identify at an early stage all of Australia’s school children who are at serious risk of struggling with reading skills. Among English speaking countries, Australia has one of the largest proportions of children…READ MORE
Media & Commentary
Teachers’ union stance wrong on reading 05 October 2018 | Ideas@TheCentreI have been a member of teachers’ unions since I began teaching 30 years ago. The role of unions is to protect the pay and conditions of their members. However, as a practicing teacher, I am becoming increasingly concerned with…read more
Digital devices and development 06 October 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreOn her recent visit to Australia, neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf spoke about the impact of digital devices on the development of the reading brain. Wolf is not against technology for teaching reading; she argues it has many benefits for society, including…read more
Forget the fads and flapdoodle 10 February 2017 | Ideas@TheCentreTeachers need to understand best practice and reading research so they are not influenced by ineffective methods, expensive educational fads, and meaningless jargon like ‘neuroplasticity’. The Australian Education Union appears to be under such influence. The AEU Victoria is hosting…read more