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Dr Lucinda McKnight

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Education (Pedagogy and Curriculum)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

l.mcknight@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17428

Biography

My background is interdisciplinary, spanning fine arts, film, literature, media, cultural and gender studies and education. As a writer, and former multimedia developer and project manager in the publishing industry, I bring a range of professional experience to my role as a researcher. All these interests coalesce in explorations of curriculum design (particularly in relation to subject English), teacher professional identities and creative/multimodal research methodologies. The theoretical resources that inform my work are drawn from feminism, post-structuralism and new materialism. I have a particular interest in creative curriculum design in neoliberal contexts.

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Research interests

Higher degree by research supervision

This is a particular research interest and I am also available as a supervisor for potential student colleagues who are developing similar research interests.

English teaching

Curriculum design

Visual, creative and multimodal research

Gender

Affiliations

Australian Association for Research in Education

Gender and Education Association

Australian Association for the Teaching of English

Australian Literacy Educators' Association

Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

Teaching interests

English

Literacies

Digital and multimodal literacies

Curriculum and pedagogy

Inclusive education

Conferences

Recent Conference Presentations

Building, shaping, forming, researching with metaphor workshop with Dr Ben Whitburn, run at Deakin University Higher Degree by Research Summer School 2016

Meet the phallic teacher: curriculum design and identity in a neoliberal imaginary, Australian Association for Research in Education Conference 2015

The deep end: pedagogy and the public pool, Turning Learning Inside Out: Teaching and Learning beyond the Classroom Conference of the Public Pedagogies Institute, 2015

The Invisible Hand: Transversal Thinking with New Materialism in Curriculum Design workshop run at Transversal Practices: Matter, Ecology and Relationality, IV International Conference on New Materialisms 2015

Detonating the Research Plan: Exploding the Supervisory Process, co-authored paper presented at Monash University’s The Art of Critical Autoethnography Conference 2015

The Glitterbomb: Designing Curriculum and Identity with Girls’ Popular Culture paper presented at International Gender and Education Association Asia Pacific Biennial Conference 2014

Metaphor as Conceptual Framework paper presented at Deakin University CREFI’s Creating States of Unknowing: Researching and Writing Arts Practices and Learning Seminar 2014

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Metalanguage? Victorian Association for the Teaching of English Annual State conference workshop 2014

Sugar It or Shove It: Girls and Social Bookmarking paper presented at Monash University international Interactive Futures Conference 2014

The PhD Journey presented at Deakin HDR Seminar 2014

Interrogating Past, Present and Future: Girls’ Magazines Online
Australian Association for the Teaching of English Conference Workshop, Sydney, 2012

Getting Your Head Around the Australian Curriculum
Victorian Association for the Teaching of English Annual State Conference, Deakin, 2012

Awards

2016 Australian Literacy Educators' Association Inaugural Award for an outstanding doctoral thesis with impact on English curriculum or Literacy teaching and learning

http://www.alea.edu.au/grantsawards/alea-awards-2/alea-award-recipients (link to citation)

2015 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Early Career Researcher Award

2015 Deakin University School of Education nominee for AARE Ray Debus Award for an outstanding doctoral thesis

2014 Deakin University Naomi and Isi Leibler Award for best PhD thesis in the social sciences

2014 Deakin University Faculty of Arts and Education nominee for the Alfred Deakin Medal for best thesis across the university

2008 Winner Wimbledon Bookfest Enter Stage Write competition for best dramatic script for Mother Country, performed by Encore Youth Theatre, London, 11/10/2008

2005 ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) finalist for Best Secondary Education Resource for Voices and Visions from India CD-ROM

2003 ATOM award for Best Secondary Education Resource for Voices and Visions from China CD-ROM

2003 Winner, Secondary Teacher Reference Category, Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing, for Film Asia

2002 Technology Showcase Winner, Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing, for Voices and Visions from Indonesia CD-ROM

1999 Silver Award, Summit Creative Awards, for Giving Feedback CD-ROM

1997 ATOM finalist for Best Training Multimedia Production, for Giving Feedback CD-ROM

1997 Finalist, Best Educational Product, International Digital Media Awards, Canada, for Michio Teaches Japanese CD-ROM

Scholarships

Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2011-2014

Publications

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2018

Naughtiest girls, go girls and glitterbombs: exploding schoolgirl fictions

L McKnight

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 7-22, Girlhood studies, Brooklyn, N. Y., C1

journal

Seven reasons to question the hegemony of visible learning

L McKnight, B Whitburn

(2018), Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Displaced metaphors: poetic engagements with language in a digitised world

R Todd, L McKnight, O Bullock

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 1-1, TEXT: journal of writing and writing courses, Nathan, Qld., C1

journal

Arthro-coda: poetic notes (re)forming Patti Lather's "Top ten+ list: lessons from the ontological turn"

L McKnight

(2017), pp. 1-14, Cultural studies - critical methodologies, London, Eng., C1

journal

The invisible hand: designing curriculum in the afterward

L McKnight, D Rousell, J Charteris, K Thomas, G Burke

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 635-655, International journal of qualitative studies in education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

The fetish of the lens: persistent sexist and ableist metaphor in education research

L McKnight, B Whitburn

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 821-831, International journal of qualitative studies in education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Supervisory scratchings: critical autoethnography complicating "process" in doctoral supervision

L McKnight, J O'Mara

(2017), pp. 1-12, Journal of curriculum and pedagogy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2016

A bit of a dirty word: 'feminism' and female teachers identifying as feminist

L McKnight

(2016), pp. 1-10, Journal of gender studies, C1

journal

Meet the phallic teacher: designing curriculum and identity in a neoliberal imaginary

L McKnight

(2016), Vol. 43, pp. 473-486, Australian educational researcher, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Swimming lessons : learning, new materialisms, posthumanism, and post qualitative research emerge through a pool poem

L McKnight

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 195-205, Journal of curriculum and pedagogy, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Curriculum as Colour and Curves: a synthesis of Black theory, design and creativity realised as critical curriculum writing

L McKnight

(2016), Vol. Online first, pp. 1-17, Gender and Education, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Curriculum as colour and curves: a synthesis of Black theory, design and creativity realised as critical curriculum writing

L McKnight

(2016), pp. 1-17, Gender and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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2015

Still in the LEGO (LEGOS) room : female teachers designing curriculum around girls' popular culture for the coeducational classroom in Australia

L McKnight

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 909-927, Gender and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Is the frame broken? Seeking new metaphors for textual study in English

L McKnight

(2015), Vol. 50, pp. 7-14, English in Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Meet the phallic teacher: curriculum design and identity in a neoliberal imaginary

L McKnight

(2015), pp. 24-24, AARE 2013: Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual International Conference, Fremantle, W.A., E1-1

conference

Desktop

L McKnight

(2015), pp. 1-2, Axon: creative explorations, Canberra, A.C.T., J3

works
2004

Voices and Visions Online Tutorial

L McKnight

(2004), Melbourne, J2-1

works

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Teaching writing today: A collaborative study

Dr Lucinda McKnight, Timothy Mannix, Ms Mandy Goff, Ms Andrea Hayes, Ms Helen Billet, Ms Elisse Hay

  • 2018: $1,500

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report