B Education (Honours), Doctor of Philosophy
Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies
Lisbeth's areas of research interest are related to literacy and multiliteracies, with a particular focus on the use and integration of ICTs and multimodal texts into teaching practice. Her Honours research explored the literacy practices developed by a middle-year student as they engaged in computer game play during their recreational time. Lisbeth’s doctoral research investigated how teachers in one school integrate the Interactive Whiteboard into their curriculum to develop students’ multiliterate practices.
Current teaching areas
- Reading and Writing in the Twenty-first century
- Literacy and numeracy in the curriculum
- Learning and teaching in English curriculum
- Language, literature and literacy in the Primary Years
- Seely-Flint, A., Kitson, L., Lowe, K., & Shaw, K. (2013). Literacy in Australia: Pedagogies for Engagement. John Wiley & Sons, Australia.
- Kitson, L. (2009). Computer Games as texts in the primary classroom: An investigation of the literacy practices associated with computer gameplay. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
- Kitson, L. (in press). Building literacy capabilities for comprehension in the curriculum: A framework for teachers. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years. Australian Literacy Educators' Association, Brisbane, Qld.
- Kitson, L. (2011). Reconceptualising Understandings of Texts, Readers and Contexts: One English teacher’s response to using multimodal texts and interactive whiteboards. English in Australia. Vol 46 (3), Australian Association for the Teaching of English.
- Kitson, L.A. (2011). Tween here and there, transitioning from the early years to the middle years: exploring continuities and discontinuities in a multiliterate environment, in Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 19 (1), Australian Literacy Educators' Association, Brisbane, Qld.
- Kitson, L.A., Fletcher, M.F., & Kearney, J.F. (2007). Continuity and Change in Literacy Practices: A Move towards Multiliteracies, Journal of Classroom Interaction, 41 (2), & 42 (1) (Double Issue). Houston, Texas.
- Kearney, J.F., & Kitson, L.A. (2005). 'Learning from a Nintendo Kid', in Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 13 (3), Australian Literacy Educators' Association, Brisbane, Qld.
Refereed conference proceedings
- Kitson, L.A. & Kearney, J.F., & Fletcher, M. (2008), 'Geography of opportunity: Marrying multimodal texts and pedagogy to transform learning', in Research on Schools, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Toward Civic Responsibility, American Educational Research Association, Washington DC, United States.
- Kitson, L.A., Kearney, J.F., & Fletcher, M. (2005). 'Transversing the digital divide using interactive whiteboards', in Teacher Education: Local and Global Conference Proceedings, Griffith University, Qld.
- Kearney, J.F., & Kitson, L.A. (2004). Using computer games as classroom texts to promote literacy development. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education. Samos Island, Greece.
- Kitson, L.A. (2009). Multiliteracies and Interactive Whiteboards: Exploring beliefs and practices in one primary school. Unpublished dissertation in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy. Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld.
- Kitson, L.A. (2003). Validating computer games as texts in the Middle Phase of Learning: A single case study investigating literacy practices associated with the computer game-play of a can/don't reader. Unpublished dissertation in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Bachelor of Education Primary (Honours). Griffith University, Brisbane, Qld.