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Prof Julian Sefton-Green

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor of New Media Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

I am interested in all things digital from a critical perspective. I have worked and researched at many levels of the education system and on many projects around the world. I have studied: classroom interactions, school life, curricuulum change, creative media practices, youth community centres and out-of-school digital cultures over the last 30 years. I am particularly interested in forms of learning outside of the school, both in non-formal learning institutions and in everyday social activities; and how these might play a part in wider political projects of educational reform. I want to explore how everyday uses of the digital intersect with social inequality  in order to enable learning in young people’s cultural, creative, civic and political lives.

I joined Deakin in 2017 as Professor of New Media Education having previously held posts in the Department of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics and in the Faculty of Education Research at the University of Oslo. I have worked as an independent scholar in Education and in the Cultural and Creative Industries; as a Media Studies teacher in an inner city comprehensive in London and in higher education teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, leading; teacher training degrees in media education. I was also the Head of Media Arts and Education at WAC Performing Arts and Media College - a centre for informal training and education - where I directed a range of digital media activities for young people and co-ordinated training for media artists and teachers.

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Career highlights

  • I have led significant research projects in the fields of creativity and creative learning, advising and a developing research strategy for an English national body (Creative Partnerships), commissioning research and leading on the production of handbooks, co-editing literature reviews and other academic resources for a constituency of educators.
  • I have led research projects exploring learning in the home and out of school, focusing on the role of digital technology in such expanded social contexts and exploring changing pedagogies. Projects have been longitudinal and ethnographic with an emphasis on ethnic minority youth.
  • I have written and theorised about the nature of informal and non -formal learning by young people across social contexts, especially working with socially excluded young people in community-based settings, mapping a new and emerging field.
  • I am one of the early leaders in the field of classroom-based research in media education developing curriculum, theorising a new field within a new literacies paradigm and supporting the development of teacher education and classroom practice at national and international level.
  • I have led projects and written about the interface between initiatives developing employability for ethnic minority and socially marginalised youth and the labour force in the cultural and creative industries.

Research interests

  • The political economy and pedagogy of out-of-school learning
  • Critical digital literacies
  • Young People’s entry into work in the creative industries
  • Multiliteracies and school reform
  • Comparative educational research
  • Digital Youth Identities
  • Social inequality and diversity

Affiliations

Visiting Professor, The Playful Learning Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland

Visiting Fellow, Dept Media and Communications, LSE, London.

Research for Educational Impact (REDI)

Knowledge areas

  • Digital culture/digital technologies
  • Informal learning
  • Creative learning
  • Media education
  • New literacies
  • Media production
  • Researching the cultures of youth and childhood
  • Learning/learner identities

Professional activities

Projects

My current projects include:

  • Researching the creative biographies of young people as they enter work in the creative industries as part of  'The Connected Learning Research Network'.
  • Studying the political economcy of the  Non-Formal learning sector in London, Toronto and Vancouver as it as developed over the last 30 years as part of a Canadian Research Council project , called YouthSites.
  • Monilukutaitoa Opitaan Ilolla, MOI (in English; Let’s learn multiliteracy with joy) is a research and development project funded by the Finnish National Ministry of Education.
  • Studying the relationship between school and out-of-school learning institutions as part of an investigation into the global pedagogicization of everyday life,  in partnership with the University Oslo.

Publications

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2018

Learning Beyond the School

Julian Sefton-Green

(2018), A1

book

Introduction: learning beyond the school international perspectives on the schooled society

J Sefton-Green

(2018), pp. 1-15, Learning beyond the school : international perspectives on the schooled society, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Learning keywords- a cultural studies approach to schooling and pedagogy

J Sefton-Green, James Ladwig

(2018), pp. 16-27, Learning beyond the school : international perspectives on the schooled society, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Outing the "out" in out-of-school: a comparative international perspective

J Sefton-Green

(2018), pp. 193-208, Learning beyond the school : international perspectives on the schooled society, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Beyond the totally pedagogicized society: final reflections

J Sefton-Green

(2018), pp. 227-232, Learning beyond the school : international perspectives on the schooled society, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2017

Representing learning lives: what does it mean to map learning journeys?

J Sefton-Green

(2017), Vol. 84, pp. 111-118, International journal of educational research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Researching 'learning lives' - a new agenda for learning, media and technology

J Sefton-Green, O Erstad

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 246-250, Learning, media and technology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Digital ethics, political economy and the curriculum: this changes everything

J Sefton-Green, A Luke,, P Graham, D Kellner, J Ladwig

(2017), pp. 287-287, Handbook of writing, literacies, and education in digital cultures, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Cultural studies

J Sefton-Green

(2017), pp. 181-184, SAGE encyclopedia of out-of-school learning, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Wac arts

J Sefton-Green

(2017), pp. 823-826, SAGE encyclopedia of out-of-school learning, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Class in "the class": conservative, competitive and (dis)connected

J Sefton-Green, S Livingstone

(2017), pp. 176-187, Media and class: TV, film, and digital culture, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2016

The class. Living and learning in the digital age

S Livingstone, J Sefton-Green

(2016), New York, N.Y., A1-1

book

Learning identities, education and community. Young lives in the cosmopolitan city

O Erstad, Ø Gilje, J Sefton-Green, H Arnseth

(2016), Cambridge, Eng., A1-1

book

Can studying learning across contexts change educational research or will it lead to the pedagocization of everyday life?

J Sefton-Green

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 243-251, Learning across contexts in the knowledge society, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter
2015

Negotiating the pedagogicisation of everyday life; the art of learning

J Sefton-Green

(2015), pp. 45-59, Cultural pedagogies and human conduct, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Cultural studies went to school and where did It end up?

J Sefton-Green

(2015), pp. 46-60, Learning and literacy over time. Longitudinal perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Introduction. Making sense of longitudinal perspectives on literacy learning-a revisiting approach

J Sefton-Green

(2015), pp. 1-15, Learning and literacy over time: longitudinal perspectives, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2014

Introduction: innovative methods for researching connected learning

J Sefton-Green

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-5, International journal of learning and media, Cambridge, Mass., C1-1

journal

What is connected learning and how to research it?

K Kumpulainen, J Sefton-Green

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 7-18, International journal of learning and media, Cambridge, Mass., C1-1

journal

'From 'othering' to incorporation: the dilemmas of crossing informal and formal learning boundaries

J Sefton-Green

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 175-189, Everyday youth literacies: critical perspectives for new times, Singapore, B1-1

chapter
2013

Learning at not-school. A review of study, theory, and advocacy for education in non-formal settings

J Sefton-Green

(2013), Cambridge, Mass., A1-1

book

Changing narratives of change: (un)intended consequences of educational technology reform in Argentina

I Dussel, P Ferrante, J Sefton-Green

(2013), pp. 127-145, The politics of education and technology: conflicts, controversies, and connections, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Digital disconnect? The 'digital learner' and the school

O Erstad, J Sefton-Green

(2013), pp. 87-104, Identity, community, and learning lives in the digital age, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Identity, community, and learning lives in the digital age

J Sefton-Green, O Erstad

(2013), pp. 1-19, Identity, community, and learning lives in the digital age, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter

Connected learning: an agenda for research and design

M Ito, K Gutiérrez, S Livingstone, B Penuel, J Rhodes, K Salen, J Schor, J Sefton-Green, S Watkins

(2013), Irvine, Calif., A1-1

book
2011

Introduction

C Antons

(2011), pp. 1-20, The enforcement of intellectual property rights : comparative perspectives from the Asia-Pacific region, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Amsterdam, B1

chapter

Introduction

F Joseph, J Reynolds, A Woodward

(2011), pp. 1-14, The continuum companion to existentialism, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Cultural studies and education: reflecting on differences, impacts, effects and change

J Sefton-Green

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 55-70, Cultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Introduction

J Sefton-Green, P Thomson, K Jones, L Bresler

(2011), pp. 1-8, The Routledge international handbook of creative learning, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Theories and histories: creative learning and its contexts

J Sefton-Green, L Bresler

(2011), pp. 9-14, The Routledge international handbook of creative learning, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Creativity, the arts and schools

J Sefton-Green, P Thomson

(2011), pp. 116-117, The Routledge international handbook of creative learning, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Creative digital cultures: informal learning beyond the school

J Sefton-Green

(2011), pp. 240-248, The Routledge international handbook of creative learning, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Judgement, authority and legitimacy. Evaluating creative learning

J Sefton-Green

(2011), pp. 307-315, The Routledge international handbook of creative learning, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Introduction

P Thomson, J Sefton-Green

(2011), pp. 1-14, Researching creative learning: methods and issues, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Creative digital cultures Informal learning beyond the school

Julian Sefton-Green

(2011), pp. 244-252, ROUTLEDGE INTERNATIONAL HANDBOOK OF CREATIVE LEARNING, B1

chapter
2009

Introduction

D Boud, A Lee

(2009), pp. 1-9, Changing practices of doctoral education, London, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Reviewing approaches and perspectives on "digital literacy"

J Sefton-Green, H Nixon, O Erstad

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 107-125, Pedagogies: an international journal, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

exploring 'learning lives': community, identity, literacy and meaning

O Erstad, Ø Gilje, J Sefton-Green, K Vasbø

(2009), Vol. 43, pp. 100-106, Literacy, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2008

Introduction

A Day

(2008), pp. 1-4, Anger and indigenous men : understanding and responding to violent behaviour, Annandale, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2007

Introduction

Y Lee, H du Cros, L Distefano, W Logan

(2007), pp. 1-22, Cultural heritage management in China : preserving the cities of the Pearl River Delta, Abingdon, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

J Connolly, M Leach, L Walsh

(2007), pp. 1-13, Recognition in politics: theory, policy and practice, Newcastle, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

G Mayer, K Beattie

(2007), pp. 1-9, The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand, London, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

E Potter, S McKenzie

(2007), pp. 1-7, Fresh water: new perspectives on water in Australia, Carlton, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Introduction

T Gannon, T Ward, A Beech, D Fisher

(2007), pp. 1-7, Aggressive offenders' cognition : theory, research, and practice, Chichester, England, B1-1

chapter

Introduction

C Antons, V Gessner

(2007), pp. 1-24, Globalisation and resistance : law reform in Asia since the crisis, Oxford, England, B1-1

chapter

Introduction

A Hassam, A Sarwal

(2007), pp. 1-4, Australian studies now : a reader, New Delhi, India, B1-1

chapter
2006

Introduction

J Clemens, R Grigg

(2006), pp. 1-7, Jacques Lacan and the other side of psychoanalysis : reflections on Seminar XVII, Durham, N.C., B1-1

chapter

Youth, technology, and media cultures

J Sefton-Green

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 279-306, Review of research in education, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

journal
2005

Introduction

D Kingsbury

(2005), pp. 1-8, Violence in between conflict and security in archipelagic Southeast Asia, Clayton, Vic. and Singapore, B1

chapter

Introduction

B He, W Kymlicka

(2005), pp. 1-21, Multiculturalism in Asia, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

D Lowe

(2005), pp. 1-12, Australia and the Colombo plan, 1949-1957, Barton, A.C.T., B1-1

chapter

Introduction

W Ommundsen

(2005), Vol. Special Issue Website Series, pp. 1-5, Text, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal
2004

Introduction

R Bastin, B Morris

(2004), pp. 1-11, Expert knowledge : first world peoples, consultancy, and anthropology, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter
2003

Introduction

C Walker, C Peterson, N Millen, C Martin

(2003), pp. 1-13, Chronic illness: new perspectives and new directions, Croydon, Vic, B1

chapter

Introduction

D Walker

(2003), pp. 1-8, Linguists in uniform : the Japanese experience, Clayton, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Gotta catch 'em all: Structure, agency and pedagogy in children's media culture

D Buckingham, J Sefton-Green

(2003), Vol. 25, pp. 379-399, Media, culture and society, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2002

Introduction

I Freckleton, D Mendelson

(2002), pp. 1-, Causation in law and medicine, Aldershot, England, B1

chapter

Introduction

A Carter, G Stokes

(2002), pp. 1-19, Democratic theory today: challenges for the 21st century, Malden, MA, B1

chapter
2000

Introduction

H Boer, A Berger, R Chapman, F Gertsen

(2000), pp. 1-26, CI changes: from suggestion box to organisational learning : continuous improvement in Europe and Australia, Aldershot, England, B1-1

chapter
1999

Book review : From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: gender and computer games

J Sefton-Green

(1999), Vol. 5, pp. 114-120, Convergence: the international journal of research into new media technologies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

The difference is digital? Digital technology and student media production

D Buckingham, I Harvey, J Sefton-Green

(1999), Vol. 5, pp. 10-20, Convergence, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1995

Neither 'reading' nor 'writing': the history of practical work in media education

J Sefton-Green

(1995), Vol. 2, pp. 77-96, Changing English, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
1993

Making sense of the media: from reading to culture

D Buckingham, J Sefton Green

(1993), Vol. 27, pp. 1-10, English in education, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

National education change agenda in Armenia.

Prof Julian Sefton-Green

  • 2018: $16,879

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report