Professor Karen Malone

Professor Karen Malone

Director, Cer,
Centre For Educational Research (soe)

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)
  • Centre For Educational Research (soe)

Contact

Email: K.Malone@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6796
Mobile:
Location: 19.G.14
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Malone, K., Truong, S. and Gray, T. (2017), 'Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times', : Springer 9789811025488.
  • 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. (2017), 'Ecological posthumanist theorising : grappling with child-dog-bodies', Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times, Springer 9789811025488.
  • Malone, K. and Truong, S. (2017), 'Sustainability, education, and anthropocentric precarity', Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times, Springer 9789811025488.
  • Rudd, A., Malone, K. and Bartlett, M. (2017), 'Participatory urban planning', Urban Environmental Education Review, Cornell University Press 9781501705823.
  • Malone, K. (2017), 'Child friendly cities : a model of planning for sustainable development', Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks, Routledge 9781138890817.
  • Malone, K. and Rudner, J. (2017), 'Child-friendly and sustainable cities : exploring global studies on children's freedom, mobility, and risk', Risk, Protection, Provision and Policy, Springer 9789812870346.
  • 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. (2016), 'Children's place encounters : place-based participatory research to design a child-friendly and sustainable urban development', Geographies of Global Issues: Change and Threat, Springer 9789814585538.
  • Malone, K. (2016), 'Children and sustainability', Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory, Springer 9789812875327.
  • 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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