Lisa M Baker
B.Ed (Early Childhood) Dip.T. (ECE)
Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)
Senior Associate, The Positivity Institute
Lisa Baker has been a teacher, researcher and learner in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Education, specialising in Early Childhood, a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) and over three decades of professional erudition, action research and practitioner inquiry. She has a breadth of knowledge and experience in education and understands childhood is a critical time for development, learning and wellbeing - in cognitive, social, emotional, neurological and physical domains.
Lisa’s presentations and publications, highlighting synergies between the fields of early childhood, wellbeing science and nature pedagogy, are grounded in literature and based in practice, combining theory and strategy for educators. She advocates that wellbeing and meaningful relationships must be integral to positive education environments and that respect for the competency of children be prioritised in order that they flourish. Lisa is also an enthusiastic, creative and flexible practitioner, eager to share wisdom, stories and evidence-informed ideas from her experiences on the ‘front line’ of education!
With many years of teaching practice, Lisa is also aware that wellbeing of early educators is crucial to quality pedagogy. As a member of the Wellbeing Literacy and Language Research Stream and Melbourne University’s Centre for Positive Psychology, Lisa also has a particular interest in the development and application of wellbeing literacy. Her current study centres on education research methodology and she is also mentor and marker for students undertaking the MAPP at Melbourne University Graduate School of Education.
Lisa is engaged as a Senior Associate of The Positivity Institute, working closely with Dr Suzy Green on applied positive psychology and evidence-based coaching engagements in schools.
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