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Dr Tonya Rooney Name: Dr Tonya Rooney
Senior Lecturer
Phone
+612 6209 1334
Organisational Area
Faculty of Education and Arts
Department
School of Education NSW/ACT - Canberra
Location
Canberra
Biographical Information

Tonya Rooney is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Australian Catholic University.

Tonya undertakes research on young children's experience in contemporary society, with a particular emphasis on re-conceptualising children's relations in and with space, time and more-than-human worlds.  Her work is cross-disciplinary and situated at the intersection of philosophy, critical geographies and childhood studies.

Publications

Edited Book

Taylor, E., & Rooney, T, (2017) Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People, Routledge, London and New York.

Book Chapters

Taylor, E., & Rooney, T, (2017) Digital Playgrounds: Growing up in a Surveillance Age in Taylor and Rooney (eds) Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People, Routledge, London and New York.

Rooney, T. (2017) Spy Kids Too: Encounters with surveillance through games and play in Taylor and Rooney (eds) Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies for Children and Young People, Routledge, London and New York.

Rooney, T., (2016) Planning for Flexible and Innovative School Spaces: Safety and Risk in Freeman, C & Tranter, P (eds) Risk Protection, Provision and Policy, Vol 12 in Skelton, T. (editor in chief) Geographies of Children and Young People, Springer, Singapore.

Journal Articles

Rooney, T, (2018) Weather Worlding: Learning with the elements in early childhood, Environmental Education Research, 24(1) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504622.2016.1217398

Rooney, T (2016) Putting time aside: Navigating the flow of becoming in a posthuman world, Global Studies of Childhood, 6(2).

Rooney, T (2015) Shame and the virtual gaze: Supporting childrens encounters in online worlds Emotion, Space and Society, 16.

Rooney, T., (2015) Higher Stakes: The hidden risks of school security fences for childrens learning environments, Environmental Education Research, 21(6).

Rooney, T. (2012) Childhood spaces in a changing world: exploring the intersection between children and new surveillance technologies, Global Studies of Childhood, 2(4)

Rooney, T., (2010) Trusting children: How do surveillance technologies alter a childs experience of trust, risk and responsibility, Surveillance and Society, 7(3/4)

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Experience

Tonya is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Arts and teaches in early childhood education.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Common World Childhoods Research Collective (www.commonworlds.net) - an interdisciplinary network of researchers concerned with children's relations with place, materiality and the more-than-human world.

 

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