Occupation: Education consultant and author
Experience: Lili-Ann has experience at all levels of education from preschool to tertiary.
Based on nd her M.Ed studies and 30 years' experience in the field, she provides consultancy in curriculum design, concept-based teaching, pedagogical leadership and school transformation for enhanced thinking. She is a senior trainer for the Feuerstein Institute, the International Centre for Enhanced Cognitive Potential.
Her expertise in early education qualifies her to offer parental advice related to child development and learning. Her major in psychology as part of her training adds gravitas to the information she provides to parents on a range of topics from how to promote an interest in STEM to the best way to talk to kids to develop their social and emotional intelligence.
Lili-Ann is an engaging speaker. In her presentations, whether to small workshop groups or auditoriums, her knowledge is peppered with stories and practical examples. She is able to tailor presentations to the specific needs of schools and groups of educators. She also does one on one mentoring sessions for educators.
Publication: Edu-Chameleon - Leverage Seven Dynamic Learning Zones to Enhance Young Children's Concept-Based Understanding. (2021)
Main area/s of expertise: Education
Early Childhood Education
Reading and Comprehension
Maths Education for Kids
Science Education for Kids
Literacy Education for Kids
Personal Interests: I love golf, skiing and power walking. I love writing, listening to novels on Audible. I love traveling anywhere I can get to. I love spending time with friends and family and enjoy entertaining at home.
I am a Rotarian interested in supporting the community and the environment. I created a special WAGGLE DANCE to support bees which are so vital to food security. You can learn the Waggle Dance online! https://www.worldbeeday.org.au/waggle/
What's your story?
Lili-Ann Kriegler (B. A Hons, H. Dip. Ed, M.Ed.) is an education consultant and author of ‘Edu-Chameleon’. Lili-Ann’s primary specialisations are in early childhood education (birth-9 years), leadership and optimising human thinking and cognition. Her current part-time role is as an education consultant at Independent Schools Victoria and she runs her own consultancy, Kriegler-Education. Find out more at https://kriegler-education.com
KRIEGLER EDUCATION - Education Consultant and Manager current
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS VICTORIA (ISV) West Melbourne
Education Consultant 1/20 to current
Manager Mind/Brain Learning Projects 2/15 to 12/19
Co-ordinator Early Years Services 2/12 to 2/15
FINTONA GIRLS’SCHOOL VICTORIA Melbourne
Director Early Learning 1/02 to 12/11
BIALIK COLLEGE Melbourne
Early Years Educator 1/00 to 12/01
SHELFORD GIRLS’ SCHOOL
Junior Primary Literacy Consultant 1/99 to 12/99
Prior to my engagement at Bialik College, I taught in schools in South Africa:
Secondary levels: Greenside High School 1/80 to 12/81 (Johannesburg)
Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School 1/82 to 1/87 (Johannesburg)
Preschool: St George’s Diocesan School 1/90 to 12/91 (Windhoek, Namibia)
GROW Teacher Training (NGO) 1/92 to 9/11 (Johannesburg)
Redhill School 1/94 to 6/98 (Johannesburg)
In the years not recorded here, I was a stay at home mother and ran home based businesses, including running a playgroup for children 2-4 years of age)
Qualifications: B. A Hons, H. Dip. Ed, M.Ed.
1978 B.A. (University of the Witwatersrand) Johannesburg
1979 Higher Diploma of Education (University of the Witwatersrand)
1983 B.A. (Hons) University of South Africa (UNISA) Pretoria
1991 Higher Education Diploma (Post-grad) Preprimary (UNISA) Pretoria
2011 M. Ed. (Monash University) Melbourne
Relevant to the application to become a research assistant and an MRes/ PH. D. student:
1992-1994 Psychology I, II and III (UNISA)
(Completed for non-degree purposes with a view to further study.)
I believe in the power of education to transform lives. I see young children as capable, curious constructors of their own learning with many ways of expressing what they know and contributing to the world. I know that intelligence is capable of growth and that it is altered through the acts of thinking and doing.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia