Dr Gloria Latham

MA(Wis), PhD(Sydney)

Honorary Senior Lecturer


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2 9351 2606

Building.Room: A35.


  • Lecturer of the Year Finalist, Unijobs, 2009

  • ALTC Award, 2009

  • RMIT Research Innovation Award, 2002

  • FELCS (College) Teaching Award, 2002

  • RMIT Teaching Award, 2002

  • RMIT Quality Award, 2000

  • Candidate for Australian University Teaching Awards, 1999

Professional and community roles

  • Senior Lecturer in Literacy, RMIT, Melbourne

Current projects

  • Lathner Primary School is a Virtual School created in 2003 and updated regularly. It is a school with 21st Century ideas. It is also a school that attempts to disrupt normative practices. There are Teaching Resources as an additional resource attached to the school. Parents, Teachers, Students and Scholars continue to contribute. Visit: https://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/education/lathnervirtualschool/index.htm Password: Explore
  • Online Collaboration between pre-service teachers at the University of Sydney, University of Queensland and RMIT University using Edmodo to discuss critical incidents in teaching and learning.

Selected publications


Book chapters

  • Latham, G. (2012). Creating tension: Orchestrating disruptive pedagogies in a virtual school environment. In J. Faulkner (Ed.), Disrupting Pedagogies in the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches (pp. 256–266), UK: IGI Publishing.
  • Latham, G. & Faulkner, J. (2010). A virtual school for rethinking learning. In D. Cole & D. Pullen (Ed.), Multiliteracies in motion (pp. 239–255), UK: Routledge.
  • Latham, G. & Faulkner J. (2009). Finding our way while leading the way. In J Yamamoto (Ed.), In Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences (pp. 144–153), USA: IGI Publishing.
  • Peters, J., Latham, G., Ragland, D., Donaghy, RC. (2008). Three Cultures of Teaching and Learning: Dialoguing across Continents. In J. Reischmann & M. Bron Jr. (Ed.), Comparative Adult Education 2008 (pp. 115–250), New York: Peter Lang.

Journal articles

  • Latham, G. (2020). Teacher as writer: The process of an out of school collaboration in narrative writing. English in Education, 54(4), 396–406. DOI:10.1080/04250494.2019.1639472
  • Latham, G. (2020). Exploring collaborative creative writing as artistic experience. Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 28(2), 44–50.
  • Latham, G. & Ewing, R. (2018). Children's images of imagination: The language of drawings. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 41(1), 71–81.
  • Latham, G. (2018). The art of the early childhood researcher: Rediscovering music and movement in language. Journal of Early Childhood Research. DOI:10.1177/1476718X18812232
  • Latham, G. and Faulkner, J. . (2017). Teachers in the 21st Century: What Figurative Language reveals about Shifting Selves in Professional Landscapes. The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research, (May 2017).
  • Latham,G. (2016). Emotion in the design of students' writing. Practically Primary, 21(3), 30–32.
  • Faulkner, J. & Latham, G. (2016). Adventurous lives: Teacher qualities for 21st century learning. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(4), 137–150. DOI:10.14221/ajte.2016v41n4.9
  • Latham, G. & Carr, N. (2015). Building on authentic learning for pre-service teachers in a technology-rich environment. Journal of Learning Design, 8(3), 65–77.
  • Latham, G. and Faulkner, J. (2013). Teachers of Reading: Where new narratives in the virtual inform practice. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.
  • Latham, G. (2013). The responsive reading teacher. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(8), 62–72. DOI:10.14221/ajte.2013v38n8.3
  • Faulkner, J. and Latham G. (2013). Disturbing stories: Literature as pedagogical disruption . English in Education, 47(2), 102–117. DOI:10.1111/eie.12010
  • Latham, G. & Carr, N. (2012). Authentic learning for pre-service teachers in a technology-rich environment. Journal of Learning Design, 5(1), 32–42.
  • Latham, G. (2009). The third reader: Driving curiosity. Literacy learning in the Middle Years, 17(2), 54–61.
  • Latham, G. (2004). The bookcase at the end of the thesis: Examining a literature review. Journal of Educational Enquiry, 5(2), 105–115.
  • Latham, G. (2004). The resonance of children: Educating the educator. Australian.
  • Latham, G. (1997). When thoughts sing: The poetic voice in literacy learning. Forum of Education. Journal of Language and Literacy, 26(2), 43–53.
  • Latham, G. (1996). Collaborative theory building in pre service teacher education. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 21(2), 43–47.
  • Latham, G. (1996). Fostering and preserving wonderment. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 21(1), 12–15.
  • Latham, G. (1996). Practical strategies for teaching and learning in small groups. Literacy ilearning: Secondary thoughts, 4(1), i–viii.
  • Latham, G. (1994). A Meeting of Minds. The Australian Journal ojTeacher Education, 2, 35–39.


  • Latham, G.,Blaise, M., Dole, S., Faulkner, J., Malone, K. (2011). Learning to Teach: New Times, New Practices (2nd Ed.), Book.