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Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Anne Burke is Professor in Literacy Education and Early learning at Memorial University where she is project lead for the Discovery Play Centre. As a former classroom teacher, she has been involved in extensive projects which consider the sociocultural perspectives of how children learn and their cultural engagements in communities, schools and at home. Much of her research focuses on the role of play-based learning in children’s education, social justice classrooms, digital literacies, and the role of children’s literature and media in children’s literate lives. Anne is a strong advocate for informing literacy research through the sharing of voices of teachers and children from research classrooms.


  • 2008–present
    Professor of Literacy & Early Learning, Memorial University