Dr Michèle Anstey


  • Teacher in Victoria, NSW and Qld
  • Associate Professor (Literacy and Children’s Literature) at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
  • Director of and Principal Adviserto Literate Futures Project, a state wide professional development initiative for Education Queensland,
  • Commissioned writing for Steps Professional Development
  • Commissioned writing for The Learning Federation, Education Services Australia
  • Consultant to revision of the Queensland Years 1-10 English Syllabus.
  • Editor of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy
  • Most recent publications include:
    • Classroom Talk: Understanding Dialogue pedagogy and practice (co-authored with Christine Edwards-Groves) 2014,
    • Uncovering History Using Multimodal Literacies: An inquiry process 2013,
    • First Steps Viewing Map of Development 2nd edition (co-authored with the STEPS professional development team) 2011,
    • First Steps Viewing resource Book 2nd edition (co-authored with the STEPS professional development team) 2011,
    • Evolving Pedagogies: Reading and Writing in a Multimodal World 2010,
    • Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Changing times changing literacies 2006
    • The Literacy Landscape 2005,
    • The Literacy Labyrinth 2E, 2004;
    • The Literacy Lexicon 2E, 2003;
    • Crossing the Boundaries 2002,
    • Reading the Visual: written and illustrated children’s literature 2000,
    • and various chapters in edited works and journal articles.
  • Most recent research Finding the Gaps: Navigating Sustainable Learning Futures, an investigation into Indigenous educational achievement and challenges in South West Queensland commissioned by the Greater Toowoomba Regional Advisory Committee to DEEWR and funded by DEEWR.

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