Marg is a Lecturer in the Early Childhood Education team within the School of Education.
In a previous role, she worked as an Educational Partnership Broker, creating partnerships through school, business and community that had a learning outcome for birth to 25 year olds. She also taught at the New England Conservatorium of Music running early childhood music and movement classes.
Previously Marg ran a music tuition business 'Moree Music' for seven years. This included council early intervention contracts, instrumental tuition, early childhood music, movement and language programs, infants and primary school bands with community involvement.
Marg has taught in adult education colleges, preschools, childcare, infants, primary and high schools in NSW, Tasmania and the Northern Territory in the creative arts and literacy. Marg is passionate about the effects of movement, dance and music on early childhood development and the impact of wellbeing, family life, nutrition and exercise on children.
Doctor of Philosophy (Examiners: Professor Anne Farrell, Professor Jennifer Sumsion, Doctor Wendy Boyd)
Masters Learning Innovation (Early Childhood)
Graduate Certificate of Language Education (ESL)
Graduate Diploma of Education (Music)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music)
Families, communication and speech development, literacy, digital literacy, critical literacy, health, nutrition and wellbeing
Creative Arts, especially performing arts at all levels, integrated learning
Marg's current research interests are about programming and resourcing parents and educators to build resilience and understanding in 2-5 year olds from Australian Defence Force (ADF) families. The programs are to assist them with parental separation during deployment and training and when the parents return with injuries and mental health conditions. She also researchers professionalism in early childhood, creative arts education in early childhood and she also works with Dr Jo Bird in researching early childhood technologies.
Rogers, M., Bird, J., & Sims, M. (2019). Using the media arts to digitally supprt young children's family and cultural narratives. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(1), 1-16. http://artinearlychildhood.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/ARTEC_2019_Research_Journal_1_Article_3_Rogers_Bird_Sims.pdf
Rogers, M. (2019). Recommendations from the findings on young children from Australian Defence Force (ADF) families: A report for policy makers, family and social workers, ADF REDLOs and educators. Armidale, Australia, University of New England. 10.25952/5da7f25514091 Accessed from https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27664
Rogers, M. (2019). Effective partnerships with families who have a parent who works away. Linking research to the practice of education, 3(2), 7-10. Retrieved from https://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/284151/UNE-Newsletter-Volume-3-Issue-2_final.pdf
Rogers, M. (2019). Harnessing the power of cultural health narratives when working with parents of young children. Children Australia, 44(3), 105-109. doi:10.1017/cha.2019.22
Rogers, M., Bird, J., Roberts, R., & Donald, T. (2018). Waiting for Daddy: Rose's story (Version 1.1). [Mobile application software]. Apple Store: Apple Incorporated. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roses-story/id1439753804?ls=1&mt=8
Rogers, M. (2018). Waiting for Daddy: Rose's story (M. Fussell Ed.). Canberra, Australia: Defence Community Organisation, Department of Defence. http://www.defence.gov.au/DCO/_Master/documents/Books/Roses-Story.pdf
'Waiting for Daddy', 'Now that I am big' and 'Liam's story' are research-based storybooks for young children, with research information in the back for parents, educators and family workers. It was produced from research data and findings as part of a PhD study entitled 'Young children's experiences and understandings of parental deployment within an Australian Defence Force family'. The eBook is available free to parents, children, educators and family workers in partnership with the Defence Community Organisation and the Department of Defence in the hope to make research accessible to the public and create impact from research.
Rogers, M. (2018). Now that I am big: Anthony's story (M. Fussell Ed.). Canberra, Australia: Defence Community Organisation, Department of Defence. http://www.defence.gov.au/DCO/_Master/documents/Books/Anthonys-Story.pdf
Bird, J., & Rogers, M. (2018). Utilising the digital play framework to support early childhood educators and children’s learning. School of Education Research Newsletter, 2, 2-5. Linking research to the practice of education, 2(2), 2-5. https://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/229192/Volume-2-Issue-2.pdf
Rogers, M. (2018). Listening to children’s voices through art: Communicating experiences and understandings in Mosaic research. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(1), 1-19. http://artinearlychildhood.org/journals/2018/ARTEC_2018_Research_Journal_1_Article_5_Roger.pdf
Rogers, M. (2017). Empowering children through the creative arts: Is it possible to access the voice of 2-5 year olds? Linking research to the practice of education, 1, 2-3. https://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/172003/soe_newsletterv1.2.pdf
Rogers-Baber, M. (2017). Protective factors in families: Themes from a socio-ecological study of Australian Defence Force families experiencing parental deployment. SAGE Open Access, 7(2). doi:10.1177/2158244017706711. Available from http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244017706711
Rogers, M. (2017). Young children's understanding and experiences of parental deployment within an Australian Defence Force family. School of Education. Armidale, Australia, University of New England. Doctor of Philosophy. 10.13140/RG.2.2.26497.61281 Accessed from https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/27661
Baber, M. (2016). Narrative, Acculturation and Ritual: Themes from a Socio-ecological Study of Australian Defence Force Families Experiencing Parental Deployment. Children Australia, 41(2), 141-153. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cha.2016.8
Baber, M., Fussell, M., & Porter, K. (2015). Liam's story: So why do I wear Dad's medals? (S. Feez Ed.). Mt. Victoria, Australia: Pademelon Press. ISBN 9781876138431. https://www.pademelonpress.com.au/liam-s-story-so-why-do-i-wear-dad-s-medals.html
2019 The Ian Potter Foundation education grant. ‘Program development to support young children from ADF families, their parents and educators’ (Rogers, Bird, Harrington & Serow). Total of grant: $100,000.00 for a 3-year project.
2017 University of New England School of Education Research Funding within the ePedagogy and eLearning group. ‘App creation as a research output and an eLearning and ePedagogical tool for early childhood’ (Rogers & Bird). Total of grant: $1530.00
2017 University of New England School of Education Research Funding within the ePedagogy and eLearning group. ‘Digital Play Framework (DPF) intervention’ (Bird & Rogers). Total of grant: $1523.82
2016 University of New England School of Education Research Funding within the ePedagogy and eLearning group. ‘Exploring educators use of technologies in early childhood settings’ (Bird & Rogers). Total of grant: $1505.00
2015 University of New England School of Education Research Funding within the Education and Impact on Student Learning group. ‘Linking pre-service education with school expectations’ (Feez, Fussell, Porter & Baber [Rogers]). Total of grant: $1968.63