Dr Frances Hoyte - Christian Heritage College

Dr Frances Hoyte

ORCiD No. 0000-0003-1143-1669
Phone Number (07) 3347 7995


Frances has most recently been a sessional academic and a researcher at Griffith University. This involvement in teacher education follows a career as an experienced classroom teacher in suburban, regional and rural contexts. She has also worked in special education and as a gifted education advisor in the Darling Downs and South West region of Queensland. Frances has recent experience in regional and school-based curriculum leadership in the metropolitan area 


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Macquarie University, 2015) 
  • Master of Arts (Macquarie University, 2007) 
  • Certificate of Gifted Education (University of New South Wales) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Queensland University, 1988) 
  • Diploma of Teaching (Mount Gravatt College of Advanced Education, 1981) 

Research Interests

  • Language and literacy development
  • Initial teacher education
  • Children’s friendships 

Professional Experience

  • Classroom teaching
  • Curriculum leadership
  • Teaching in Initial teacher education
  • Educational research 


Dittmar, J., Stower, J., Hoyte, F., and  Exley, B. (2019). Reading visual texts: Developing a grammatical metalanguage in foundation to year 6 [online]. Practical Literacy: The Early and Primary Years, 24(2), 35-37. 

Books and Book Chapters

Exley, B., Willis, L., Hoyte, F. (2019). Early Literacy in Australia: Teaching Teachers to Grow Children’s Global Mindedness Through Multimodal Text Production in Preparing Globally Minded Literacy Teachers edited by Jan Lacina and Robin Griffith. 

Hoyte, F., Singh, P., Heimans, S, and Exley, B. (2020). Discourses of Quality in Australian Teacher Education in  J. Fox, C. Alexander, T. Aspland (Eds) Teacher Education in Globalised Times. Springer. 


CU621, CU521, CR131, CR411, ES360 

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Students – executive member 
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