Dr Cathie Harrison is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at ACU National. Cathie's teaching at the university is in the areas of play, early learning, early childhood pedagogy and the creative arts.
Cathie has a diverse range of experience within early childhood education as an academic, teacher, and consultant. She is an advisor to the ABC-TV program Play School and has been consultant to a number of museum and community projects. Cathie updated her early childhood professional experience by undertaking positions with community agencies from 2004-2007. As an early childhood and gifted education consultant, Cathie has provided professional development presentations for many community organisations, schools and early childhood education providers.
Cathie's research interests include early childhood pedagogy, children and spiritualty, social justice and giftedness in early childhood. She is the author of the books Giftedness in Early Childhood and Young Gifted Children - Their Search for Complexity and Connection and co-author of the book Rethinking Learning in Early Childhood Education. Refereed articles in international and national journals relect these research interests is well as interest in early childhood education and children's television.