Naomi is a lecturer in the School of Education at RMIT University.
Naomi is an experienced teacher who has taught in a variety of educational settings within primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions in New Zealand, Japan and Australia. She has taught in mainstream classrooms, language centres, bilingual schools, and as a specialist Japanese language and English as an additional language teacher. She was the coordinator at one of the first Japanese bilingual schools in Victoria. She speaks Japanese and has used it within the teaching of Japanese in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, and within various network associations.
She is currently the Coordinator and Lecturer for Languages Teaching Methodology and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL Methodology.
Naomi currently teaches within the Bachelor of Education and the Graduate Diploma of Education programs:
- LOTE Methods A and B – Coordinator & Lecturer
- TESOL Methods A and B – Coordinator & Lecturer
- Teaching Across the Curriculum – Co-coordinator & Lecturer
- She has also taught in the following programs:
- Humanities & Global Education
- Humanities 2, Global Citizenship & Sustainability
- Co-operative Learning and Teaching
- Introduction to New Learning
- Popular Culture
- RMIT Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award 2012
- Department of Education LOTE Teaching excellence award – recipient of in-country study program, Urawa, Japan, January, 2000
- MCJLE (Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education) study scholarship awarded for Masters of Education, 1999
Teaching of additional languages, English as an additional language, second language acquisition, cultural diversity in classrooms, language teaching methods, Japanese as a second language in Australian classrooms, communicative language teaching and learning, Content and Language Integrated Learning, bilingual and immersion education, gesture approaches to teaching additional languages.
- Current PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne
- Master of Education, Teaching Languages Other Than English, Deakin University, 2001
- Graduate Diploma, Teaching Languages Other Than English, Deakin University, 1998
- Bachelor of Education, Massey University, New Zealand, 1995
- Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Palmerston North College of Education, New Zealand, 1992
Professional associations and committees
- MLTAV, Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria
- MLTAV committee member
- AFMLTA, Australian Federation of Modern languages Teachers Association
- vicTESOL, Victorian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
- JLTAV, Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria
- MCJLE, Melbourne Centre for Japanese language Education
- LMERC, Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre