Author Profile

Bridie Raban

Bridie is a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, conducting research and teaching in the area of early Childhood Language and Literacy. Prior to this, she was the inaugural Professor of Early Childhood Studies at Melbourne and earlier Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick in England.

She has had a distinguished career working in the area of early childhood education and continues to contribute to the field nationally and internationally through publications and conference presentations.

 "In play the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour;
he is, as it were, a head above himself” — Vygotsky (1978)