|Present||Lecturer, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Education|
- Creative Arts: Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Foundations: Creative Arts
|2014 - Present||PhD, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Education|
|2012 - 2013||Master of Arts and Entertainment Management, Deakin University, Australia|
|1985 - 1989||B.Ed (Dance and Drama), Deakin University, Australia|
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Book chapters (4)
Understanding dance through authentic choreographic and a/r/tographic experiences Arts-based methods and organizational learning : higher education around the world (2018)
In Arts education, and specifically for Dance, the challenge for tertiary educators is to provide authentic, artful experiences with the aim of developing teachers capable of delivering authentic Dance curriculum. The limited time allocated to ...
Journal articles (2)
Performing arts activism for addressing climate change : Conceptualizing an intercultural choreographic practice and dance performance called Melting Ice Choreographic Practices (2018)
In this article we argue that the power and politics of the arts is a way of raising awareness and responding to the globally shared problem of climate change. We illustrate how climate change is ...
One Must Also be an Artist: Online Delivery of Teacher Education International Journal of Education & the Arts (2016)
The shift in teacher education from face-to-face delivery to Distance Education mode means that the current landscape for the preparation of specialist and generalist Arts teachers is both complex and challenging, particularly since there is ...
Choreographing through Connectivism: developing a digital Dance education Australian Association of Researh in Education (2018)
Teaching in the contemporary epoch is challenging as we deliver from an industrialist perspective with our learners in a digital age. The traditional paradigm of teacher expert often prevails and is misaligned with the learner’s ...
Choreography in Dance education as embodied activism. Australian Association of Environmental Education (2018)
Traditionally arts activism has been aligned with political, environmental and street theatre where issues are highlight to (co)incidental audiences. Dance has always communicated meaning and documented contemporary issues. Despite having limited experience in choreography, Initial ...
Choosing activism in Dance education choreography: A message in a bottle World Dance Alliance (2018)
Traditionally arts activism has been aligned with political, environmental and street theatre where issues are highlight to (co)incidental audiences. The messages are clear and forceful, and shocking in their communication. Dance has always communicated meaning ...
The politics of the PhD: Exploring Dance-based educational research data collection and creation. Australian Association of Research in Education (2017)
The doctoral study, as well as many dance based research projects, can be compared to a crafted choreographic work that is performed for audiences both empathetic and critical (Blumenfeld-Jones, 2008; Stinson, 2006). Headway is evident ...
From experience to exhibition: Understanding young children’s thoughts through the choreographic presence. World Alliance of Arts Education (2017)
Movement is a part of every child’s development from birth and provides milestones for parents and caregivers in order to assess that progress occurs at expected rates. In early childhood settings the inclusion of movement-based ...
Making access a reality: equipping generalist teachers with authentic artful dance experiences. National Dance Edcuaiton Organisation Conference (2017)
In Australia, generalist pre-service primary (elementary) teachers are charged with the responsibility of balancing the teaching of Dance, as part of Creative Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts), alongside the more traditional curriculum areas. ...
Presence in the online environment SCU Scholarship of teaching Symposium (2017)
“E-learning lacks holisticity and endorses a modernist dichotomy of mind and body within a virtual environment” (Carroll, 2013, p. 354). This is a sentiment heard often in faculties coming to terms with what Carroll describes ...
Re-defining choreographic practices on screen Teacher as Practitioner Symposium (2017)
Dancers, choreographers, teachers and audiences are all part of dynamic and malleable relationships advancing within the discipline of dance. The roles are constantly evolving, depending on the artwork and each identity can be interchangeable, depending ...
Understanding Assessment A/r/tographically to enhance teaching and learning SCU Scholarship of teaching symposium (2016)
In delivering an authentic Arts education experience to pre-service teachers we need to challenge artistically, scholarly and pedagogically. The limited time for delivery of content necessitates a strategic approach to assessment, which enhances learning, measures ...
Moving from Dance Generalist to Dance Expert: accessing the choreographic presence through engagement in Dance education practice. Australian Association of Research in Education (2016)
For the generalist pre-service primary teacher there is so much to learn. Each discipline possesses individual demands, requiring the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, language, curriculum and pedagogy. Emphasis placed on English and Mathematics as ...
E-bridging the E-Gap World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015: Connectivity through dance (2015)
In the contemporary epoch, much attention has been given to the development of Online Dance Education in tertiary settings. The connectivity through dance, between student and lecturer is paramount in delivering high-quality education and yet ...
Using virtual choreography to inform virtual dance education The 17th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference (2015)
There is a push amongst pre-service teacher undergraduate programs, in Australia to embrace online education as the most financially viable mode of delivery. Whilst there is opposition presented by arts academics there seems tobe limited ...
Does Art imitate life or does art explain reality before it is ‘ known’ ? Critical Autoethnography Conference 2015: The Art of Critical Autoethnography (2015)
It is hard to believe that a dance work, like ‘Jugular’, could have been so psychically accurate. As I choreographed the work I became aware that there was a multitude of meaning attached that was ...
Super-size me! Far North Early Childhood Australia, Far North Coast Annual Conference (2015)
‘Super-size me!’ is a movement/dance workshop encouraging participants to explore the concept of contrasts in movement. Participants can expect some discussion, some practical ideas, some non-threatening movement activities and hopefully, a lot of fun.
One must also be an Artist: Innovations and transformations in teacher education and the Arts The World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit 2014 (2014)
The aim of education can be thought of as the creation of artists. Eisner, 2011Every first world nation pays lip service to the importance of the Arts in education, for the culture and for a ...