Staff profile - Dawn Joseph

AsPr Dawn Joseph

Position: Associate Professor of Education (Arts Education)
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SoE Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46284 +61 3 924 46284



  • Higher Diploma in Education, University of Witwatersrand, 1987
  • Bachelor of Music (Education), University of Witwatersrand, 1989
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Witwatersrand, 1991
  • Master of Education, University of Witwatersrand, 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, 1999


School of Education Advisory Board Committee
School of Education Teaching and Learning Subcommittee
School of Education Pre-service Subcommittee

Professional activities

Member of the:
International Society for Music Education (ISME)
Pan African Society for Musical Arts Education(PASMAE)
American Educators Research Association (AERA)
Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME)
Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)
Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association (VOSA)
Association of Music Educators (Vic) (aMuse)
Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)
May Day Group - Action for Change in Music Education

Editorial board:
International Journal of Music Education (Practice)
International Journal of Higher Education
Teacher Development: An International Journal of Teacher Professional Development
Australian Journal of Music Education
Victorian Journal of Music Education
Australian Online Journal of Arts Education


Research projects

African Music in Primary Teacher Education
Eclectic Music Pedagogies in Cross Cultural Contexts
Multiculturalism, Culture and Diversity
Teacher change
Teacher identity
Community music making
Teaching African Music to Pre-Service Teacher Education Students
Melbourne Teacher perspectives on Teaching African Music
Intercultural attitudes of Pre-service Music Education students
Ageing and wellbeing in the Arts

Research interests

Multiculturalism, Culture and Diversity
African Music in Schools
Music Education
Teacher Education
Teacher Change and Professional Development
Ageing and Well-being in the Arts

Research page

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