Melissa is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, working within the fields of teacher education, assessment, policy and TESOL. She teaches and leads research initiatives that focus on policy construction, interpretation and enactment, with a focus on how policies, including structures such as curriculum and assessments.Read more about Melissa Barnes's research
Melissa Barnes's Articles
Childcare educators feel the strain
There’s been a limited focus on understanding and safeguarding the mental wellbeing of educators who work in the early childhood sector.
No open-and-shut case
There's been limited discussion about how teachers are positioned in the coronavirus crisis, but all-round support is vital.
How to help your kids with homework
Now that children are returning to school, homework will follow, but there is a limit to how much help you can give without robbing them of the opportunity to learn for themselves.