Arts Education Discipline Group - Staff

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Jenny Grenfell Jenny Grenfell
(Discipline Coordinator)
works in the fields of visual arts and technology education. Jenny has been involved in a number of projects that have explored the use of web-based environments to support self-paced learning. Jenny was awarded the WJC Banks Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning in 2003 and was appointed as a Teaching Scholar in 2008. She is also a Fellow of the College of Distinguished Deakin Educators.
fiona Fiona Phillips
lectures in music education at the Geelong Campus. Fiona is a highly experienced music teacher with particular interest and expertise in early childhood music education and in the applications of technology to music teaching and learning, especially in creative music making .

Jacqui Dreessens

Jacqui Dreessens
is inspired by indigenous people and the fostering of youth identity. Her interest is to develop an Australian contemporary style from exploring diverse dance traditions. Her research explores the impact of choreographic process on teaching techniques with a focus on integrating dance across the curriculum.

Dr. Dawn Joseph

Dr Dawn Joseph
is a senior lecturer in music education. Dawn's current area of research is the use of African music for teaching music concepts and cross-cultural engagement in generalist primary teacher education courses.

Libby Pilkington Hirsh

Libby Pilkington Hirsh
is a lecturer in visual arts education. She is interested in the development of aesthetic perception, visual literacy, social, cultural, moral and ethical perspectives through the development of visual arts education.

Jo Raphael

Jo Raphael
lectures in drama education and is actively involved in facilitating drama and theatre experiences in schools and other communities. Jo believes in the importance of drama for learning and for living and her recent research explored drama, disability and empowerment.

shelly hannigan Shelley Hannigan
works in the fields of visual arts and technology education as both researcher and educator. She has been a practicing artist of twenty years working in sculpture, painting and digital mixed media. Her postgraduate qualifications are in art education as well as creative arts therapies and she is currently working toward completion of her PHD. In 2010 she was the recipient of a Deans Award for Teaching Excellence.



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