Phone: +61 8 404740500
Welcome to The Research Safari. My name is Leonie McIlvenny and I have been an educator for over 30 years. Initially a primary school teacher, then teacher librarian I have taught in both primary and secondary schools in the public and private sector in Western Australia.
During my career I have been a curriculum consultant, online course developer, library consultant and ICT Project Manager for the Western Australian Education Department.
I am currently co-Head of iCentre at Iona Presentation College where I have developed the Inspired Learning at Iona and ROAD at Iona websites and an ICT Passport supporting the ICT General Capabilties in the Australian Curriculum.
In recent years I was a Project Officer at Curtin University as part of the TTF (Teaching Teachers for the Future project). I have also lectured in Learning Technologies and helped create an online scientific inquiry unit (Inquiring About the World) as part of the new Bachelor of Education Course at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.
I have developed a range websites with a focus on information literacy and study skills, namely Studyvibe, Countdown to Crunchtime, The Knowledge Compass and Study Skills Perth. Other educational websites are also listed below.
If you have any queries, comments, ideas or suggestions I would love to hear from you.
Articles conference presentations and webinars
McIlvenny, L (May 13, 2014) Webinar: The AITSL through the Library Lens (Webinar) Queensland
McIlvenny, L. (2013) Critical and Creative Thinking in the new Australian Curriculum, Access, Vol.27, Issue 1, March 2013.
McIlvenny, L. (2013 11 May). English, library and technology - a synergistic approach to developing literacy. Paper presented at the ALEA State Conference, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle.
McIlvenny, L. "Here an App, there an App, everywhere an iPad App." IC3 1.3 (2011): 17-18. Print
McIlvenny, L. (2013) Inquiry learning within the Australian curriculum: Part two, Access, Vol. 27, No. 2, June 2013: 14-18
McIlvenny, L. (2013 26-30 August). Inspired learning in the library. Paper presented at the IASL 2013 Annual Conference, Bali, Indonesia
McIlvenny, L. "Notemaking Tools on the Web." IC3 2.3 (2012): 19-20. Print.
McIlvenny, L (2015) Open badges - glorified award stickers or valuable learning credentials? Acces, Vol. 29, No.1, March 2015: 30 - 40
McIlvenny, Leonie. "Tips to help his study habits." Welcome to Raising Boys.com.au. N.p., 21 Nov. 2011. Web. 26 Feb. 2014. <http://raisingboys.com.au/articles/post.php?s=2011-09-21-tips-to-help-his-study-habits>.
McIlvenny, L. (2014) Webinar: Badge your way to ICT Competency (Webinar) Sydney
McIlvenny, L. (2013) Webinar: Inspired Learning in the Library (Webinar) Sydney Tuesday 29 October 2013
Sheffield, R., and L. McIlvenny. 2014. “Design and Implementation of Scientific Inquiry using Technology in a Teacher Education Program.”International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education 22 (6): 46-60.
Sheffield, R., & McIlvenny, L. (2014 30th - 31st January). Exploring the Boundaries of Science Inquiry, Sustainability and ICT. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Western Australia.
Sheffield, R., McIlvenny, L., & Quinton, G. (2014). Making Friends with a Voki. Paper presented at the Primary Science Conference Vines, Perth.
Sheffield, R., Quinton, G., & McIlvenny, L. (2014). Save the Sharks; Investigating real life inquiry problems to improve primary pre-service teachers’ confidence in science and the inquiry process in an on-line space. Paper presented at the Australiasian Science Education Research Association ASERA Monash University
Sheffield, R & McIlvenny (2013). Why do Whales Beach themselves? Science Inquiry using Technology. Paper presented at the ICASE 2013 World Conference on Science and Technology Education. Kuching. Borneo.