Professor Karen Malone

Professor Karen Malone

Professor of Education, Sustainability Research,
Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

PROFESSOR IN EDUCATION,
Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD Deakin University
  • BEd (Hons) Edith Cowan University
  • Dip Teach (prim) Monash University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Centre for Educational Research (SoE)
  • Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

Contact

Email: K.Malone@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6796
Mobile:
Location: 4.G.09
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Latham, G., Blaise, M., Dole, S., Faulkner, J. and Malone, K. (2011), 'Learning to Teach: New Times, New Perspectives', : Oxford University Press 9780195561791.
  • Malone, K. (2007), 'Child Space: An Anthropological Exploration of Young People's Use of Space', : Concept Publishing 9788180694332.
  • Latham, G., Blaise, M., Dole, S., Faulkner, J., Lang, J. and Malone, K. (2006), 'Learning to Teach: New Times, New Practice', : Oxford University Press 9780195552805.

Chapters in Books

  • Malone, K. (2016), '"Dapto dreaming" : a place-based environmental education project supporting children to be agents of change', Education in Times of Environmental Crises: Teaching Children to Be Agents of Change, Taylor and Francis 9781138944350.
  • Malone, K. (2015), 'Posthumanist approaches to theorising children's human-nature relations', Space, Place and Environment. Vol. 3, Geographies of Children and Young People, Springer 9789814585903.
  • Malone, K. (2013), 'The Asia Pacific practices for implementing child friendly cities', Building Child Friendly Cities, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co. 9784535586536.
  • Malone, K. and Hartung, C. (2010), 'Challenges of participatory practice with children', A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation: Perspectives, Theory and Practice, Routledge 978-0-415-46851-0.
  • Malone, K. (2009), 'Education for Sustainable Development, youth and new learning, or `would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?', Young People, Education and Sustainable Development: Exploring principles, perspectives and praxis, Wageningen Publishers 978-9086860937.
  • Malone, K. (2007), 'Environmental Education Researchers as Environmental Activists', Researching Education and the Environment: retrospect and prospect, Routledge 978-0-415-40030-5.
  • Malone, K. (2007), 'Consuming spaces: growing up on an island in the Pacific Ocean', Child Space: An Anthropological Exploration of Young People's Use of Space, Concept Publishing 978-8180694332.
  • Malone, K. (2006), 'New learning in New Times', Learning to Teach: New Times, New Practice, Oxford University Press 9780195552805.
  • Malone, K. (2006), 'The Lifeworlds of Children', Learning to Teach: New Times, New Practice, Oxford University Press 9780195552805.
  • Dole, S., Faulkner, J. and Malone, K. (2006), 'The Teacher in New Times', Learning to Teach: New Times, New Practice, Oxford University Press 9780195552805.
  • Malone, K. (2006), 'Hybrid Identities: Learning from Children's Stories of Place in PNG', Childhoods in South Asia, Pearson Education 9788131704158.
  • Malone, K. (2006), 'United Nations: Key Player In A Global Movement For Child-Friendly Cities', Creating Child-Friendly Cities: Reinstating Kids in The City, Taylor and Francis 978-0-415-39160-3.
  • Malone, K. (2005), 'Trainsurfing: ...it's like bungee jumping without a rope', Sexuality, Sport and the Culture of Risk, Meyer & Meyer Publishing Company 9781841261485.
  • Malone, K. (2004), 'Critical Environmental Adult Education: taking on the environmental challenge', Global Perspectives in Environmental Adult Education: Justice, Sustainability and Transformation, Peter Lang Pub Inc 9780820461984.
  • Chawla, L. and Malone, K. (2003), 'Neighborhood Quality from Children's Eyes', Children in the City: Home, Neighbourhood and City, Falmer Press 978-0-415-25924-8.
  • Hasluck, L. and Malone, K. (2002), 'Australian Youth: Aliens in the suburban environment', Growing Up In An Urbanising World, Earthscan 978-1853838286.

Journal Articles

  • Malone, K. (2016), 'Theorizing a child-dog encounter in the slums of La Paz using post-humanistic approaches in order to disrupt universalisms in current 'child in nature' debates', Children's Geographies, vol 14, no 4 , pp 390 - 407.
  • Malone, K. (2016), 'Reconsidering children's encounters with nature and place using posthumanism', Australian Journal of Environmental Education, vol 32, no 1 , pp 42 - 56.
  • Schoeppe, S., Tranter, P., Duncan, M., Curtis, C., Carver, A. and Malone, K. (2016), 'Australian children's independent mobility levels : secondary analyses of cross-sectional data between 1991 and 2012', Children's Geographies, vol 14, no 4 , pp 408 - 421.
  • Malone, K. (2015), 'Children's rights and the crisis of rapid urbanisation : exploring the United Nations post 2015 sustainable development agenda and the potential role for UNICEF's Child Friendly Cities Initiative', International Journal of Children's Rights, vol 23, no 2 , pp 405 - 424.
  • Malone, K. (2013), '"The future lies in our hands" : children as researchers and environmental change agents in designing a child-friendly neighbourhood', Local Environment, vol 18, no 3 , pp 372 - 395.
  • Malone, K. (2011), 'My Island Home: Theorising Childhood in the Cook Islands', The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol 12, no 5 , pp 462 - 477.
  • Malone, K. (2011), 'Changing Global Childhoods: the impact on children's independent mobility', Global Studies of Childhood, vol 1, no 3 , pp 161 - 166.
  • Rudner, J. and Malone, K. (2011), 'Childhood in the suburbs and the Australian dream : how has it impacted children's independent mobility?', Global Studies of Childhood, vol 1, no 3 , pp 207 - 225.
  • Malone, K. and Rudner, J. (2011), 'Global perspectives on children's independent mobility : a socio-cultural comparison and theoretical discussion of children's lives in four countries in Asia and Africa', Global Studies of Childhood, vol 1, no 3 , pp 243 - 259.
  • Dowdell, K., Gray, T. and Malone, K. (2011), 'Nature and Its Influence on Children's Outdoor Play', Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, vol 15, no 2 , pp 24 - 35.
  • Malone, K. (2009), 'Designs for a child-friendly city', Curriculum Leadership, vol 7, no 2 .
  • Tranter, P. and Malone, K. (2008), 'Out of bounds : insights from Australian children to support sustainable cities', Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, vol 21, no 4 , pp 20 - 26.
  • Malone, K. (2007), 'The Bubble-wrap generation: children growing up in walled gardens', Environmental Education Researcher, vol 13, no 4 , pp 513 - 528.
  • Chawla, L., Blanchet-Cohen, N., Cosco, N., Driskell, D., Kruger, J., Malone, K., Moore, R. and Percy-Smith, B. (2005), 'Don't Just Listen- Do Something! Lessons Learned about Governance from the Growing Up in Cities Project', Children, Youth and Environments, vol 15, no 2 .
  • Malone, K. and Tranter, P. (2005), ''Hanging out in the school ground': a reflective look at researching children's environmental learning', Canadian Journal for Environmental Education, vol 10, no 1 , pp 212 - 224.
  • Malone, K. (2005), 'Science Thinking Books: Children talking, thinking and drawing their way into science', Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, vol 4, no 1 , pp 15 - 20.
  • Malone, K. (2004), ''Holding Environments': Creating spaces to support children's environmental learning in the 21st century', Australian Journal of Environmental Education, vol 20, no 2 , pp 53 - 66.
  • Tranter, P. and Malone, K. (2004), 'Geographies of environmental learning: an exploration of children's use of school grounds', Children Geographies, vol 2, no 1 , pp 131 - 156.
  • Butcher, J., Howard, P., Labone, E., Bailey, M., Groundwater-Smith, S., McFadden, M., McMeniman, M., Malone, K. and Martinez, K. (2003), 'Teacher Education, Community Service Learning and Student Efficacy for Community Engagement', Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 31, no 2 , pp 109 - 124.
  • Malone, K. and Tranter, P. (2003), 'Children's environmental Learning and Use, Design and Management of School Grounds', Children, Youth and Environments, vol 13, no 2 .
  • Malone, K. and Tranter, P. (2003), 'Schoolgrounds as sites for learning: making the most of environmental opportunities', Environmental Education Research, vol 9, no 3 , pp 283 - 303.
  • Malone, K. (2002), 'Streetlife: Youth, culture and competing uses of public space', Environment and Urbanisation, vol 14, no 2 , pp 157 - 168.

Conference Papers

  • Marr, P. and Malone, K. (2007), 'What about me? Children as co-researchers', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Freemantle.
  • Malone, K. (2006), 'Research by Children: Are we there yet?', Researching Children, Open Conference, Uni of East Anglia, Norwich UK.
  • Latham, G., Blaise, M., Malone, K., Dole, S., Faulkner, J. and Lang, J. (2004), 'New learning in teacher education programs', Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Charles Sturt Uni, Bathurst.
  • Blaise, M., Dole, S., Latham, G., Malone, K., Faulkner, J. and Lang, J. (2004), 'Rethinking reflective journals in Teacher Education', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne.
  • Latham, G., Faulkner, J., Dole, S., Blaise, M., Malone, K. and Lang, J. (2004), 'The Virtual Classroom as a Pedagogical Space in Preservice Teacher Education.', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Melbourne.
  • Tranter, P. and Malone, K. (2003), 'Out of Bounds: insights from children to support a cultural shift towards sustainable and child-friendly cities', State of Australian Cities National Conference 2003, UWS Parramatta.

Other Publications

  • 2015, 'Education for Sustainable Development Report 2015: Contribution to Quality Education in Australian Schools', Research Report
  • 2015, 'Wild Nature Play: Researching OOSH in the Bush', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Researching Children's Designs for a Child Friendly Play Space at Rouse Hill Town Centre', Research Report
  • 2013, 'A Portrait of La Paz, Bolivia: Shot by Its Children', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Child Friendly Bolivia: Researching with Children in La Paz, Bolivia', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Kazakhstan Child Friendly Cities: Final Report November 2013', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Child Friendly Kazakhstan: Designing and Implementing a National Child Friendly Cities Recognition and Accreditation Program: Research Report', Research Report
  • 2011, 'Dreaming and Designing a Child-friendly Neighbourhood for Brooks Reach, Dapto', Research Report

Research

Previous Projects

Title: Child-friendly play spaces in Rouse Hill Town Centre
Years: 2013-12-19 - 2014-04-30
ID: P00021864
Western Researchers: Karen Malone, Son Truong and Kumara Ward
Funding:
  • GPT Funds Management 2 Pty Ltd
Title: Researching with Children in Three Kazakh Cities to support Child Friendly Recognition
Years: 2014-04-01 - 2015-01-31
ID: P00022189
Western Researchers: Karen Malone
Funding:
  • United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
Title: Researching and evaluating children and staff's experience of OOSH in the Bush
Years: 2014-08-21 - 2015-04-10
ID: P00022375
Western Researchers: Karen Malone, Tonia Gray and Ian Boyle
Funding:
  • Centennial Park Trust
Title: Analysis of existing literature, development of new tools, and incorporating of urban child index into e-communications launch
Years: 2012-12-14 - 2013-12-31
ID: P00021344
Western Researchers: Karen Malone
Funding:
  • United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
Title: Development of the Framework and Action Plan for Child Friendly Cities in Albania
Years: 2015-10-01 - 2015-11-30
ID: P00023056
Western Researchers: Karen Malone
Funding:
  • United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
Title: Research on the Child Friendly Cities initiatives and development of a Child Friendly Cities certification standards and accreditation scheme for Kazakhstan
Years: 2011-10-07 - 2011-12-10
ID: P00020607
Western Researchers: Karen Malone and Marion Sturges
Funding:
  • United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
Title: Stage 2: Research and Implementation of the CFC Recognition and Accreditation Model for Kazakhstan
Years: 2012-05-03 - 2013-11-30
ID: P00020866
Western Researchers: Karen Malone
Funding:
  • United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)

Supervision

Professor Malone is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Child Friendly Cities: The Development of a Tool to Access the Voice of the Young Child
Field of Research:

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