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Jennifer Munday, is an Associate Professor teaching in the disciplines of Creative Arts, and Technology. Jennifer's academic work and contribution are focused on “Ensuring graduates are resilient, adaptable, practical and future focussed." (Education Strategy 2030) She has built a reputation within and beyond the CSU community as progressive in online, flexible, and distance education. Her contributions include publication and investigation in the scholarship of teaching in online learning, particularly in regard to the value of ePortfolios and reflective practice. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jennifer leads and co-leads 3 research groups, and is engaged in the following research projects:

  • Mayday Hills Research Group: CSU collaboration with Southern Cross University: The former Beechworth Lunatic Asylum still retains a 'sense of place' despite it's interesting history. The project includes arts-based research, history, genealogy, women and mental health, and emotional geography. The research group has created a virtual tour website of Mayday Hills and Beechworth Cemetery https://maydayhills.org.au/.
  • Co-leader of the Creative Practice Circle at CSU which comprises mid-career, early-career, and research Higher Degree students engaged in Arts-Based research. The next research theme will be Cries from the Anthropocene. Previous symposia and online exhibitions are available: https://creativepracticecircle.csu.domains/
  • Co-leader of the Curriculum & Pedagogy research group, funded through the Sturt Scheme.

 

Research Interests

Jennifer is engaged in three types of research:

  1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, particularly in regard to Distance and Online learning.
  2. Cross University cross-disciplinary research: MayDay Hills Research:  The research group publish in a variety of non-traditional ways including exhibitions and website creation.
  3. Creative Practice

Teaching

EMT302 Understanding and Using New Technologies.

Bachelor of Education (Birth-5 years); Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary). The subject examines trends, issues and ideas that underpin learning and communication through new technologies, particularly in the Early Years environment.

EMT411 Using ICT with Children

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary): The subject examines pedagogies, trends, and issues that underpin learning and communication through new digital technologies in the preschool and primary classroom.

EMA305 Thinking and Learning through the Arts in Early Childhood

Students develop pedagogical skills and approaches to stimulate children's creativity, encourage play based problem solving and construct opportunities with the children to make their thinking visible.

Professional Information

  • Arts residency: ArtsIceland October 2022.
  • UARCTIC Thematic Network: Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity. Webinar (2020) Embedded ePortfolio in a Bachelor of Education
  • International Visiting Scholar 2018, Shanghai Open University
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2015.
  • Editor/mentor, AePR (AAEEBL ePortfolio Review), The Association for Authentic, Experiential & Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
  • Reviewer for Fusion, Special Edition http://www.fusion-journal.com/editorial-board/
  • Arts Victoria Advisory Panel: Previously reviewing Dance/Physical Theatre funding applications.  Registered for Creative Victoria’s Advisory Panel.
  • International Centre for Women Playwrights: http://www.womenplaywrights.org/ Position: FormerPresident, Board of Trustees; Former Membership Secretary, Board of Trustees.  Current: Social media team; International Liaison

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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