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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 & Education

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:

Publications

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2020

Engaging youth in industry-led filmmaking projects the limits of social and cultural capital in career making

Julian Sefton-Green

(2020), pp. 84-100, Young people's transitions into creative work : navigating challenges and opportunities, B1

book chapter

Young People's Journeys Into Creative Work: Challenges and Transitions Into the Workforce

Julian Sefton-Green, S Watkins, Ben Kirshner

(2020), pp. 1-26, Young people's transitions into creative work : navigating challenges and opportunities, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Learning Creative Identities in Filmmaking: The Dubious Pleasures of Precarity

Julian Sefton-Green

(2020), pp. 64-83, Young people's transitions into creative work : navigating challenges and opportunities, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Teacher learning and the everyday digital

N Wood, C Beavis, A Cloonan, K Hutchison, L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green

(2020), Vol. 47, pp. 183-197, Australian educational researcher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

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

Julian Sefton-Green

(2019), pp. 1-15, Learning beyond the school: international perspectives on the schooled society, Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter

The non-formal arts learning sector, youth provision, and paradox in the learning city

Stuart Poyntz, Rebecca Coles, Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey, Alysha Bains, J Sefton-Green, Michael Hoeschmann

(2019), Vol. 45, pp. 258-278, Oxford Review of Education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The social utility of 'data literacy'

L Pangrazio, J Sefton-Green

(2019), pp. 1-13, Learning, media and technology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Young People's Transitions into Creative Work Navigating Challenges and Opportunities

Julian Sefton-Green, S Watkins, Ben Kirshner

(2019), A7

edited book

Multiliteracies and early years innovation: Perspectives from finland and beyond

K Kumpulainen, J Sefton-Green

(2019), pp. 1-20, Multiliteracies and Early Years Innovation: Perspectives from Finland and Beyond, A7

edited book

Multiliteracies and early years innovation perspectives from Finland and beyond

K Kumpulainen, J Sefton-Green

(2019), pp. 1-214, Multiliteracies and Early Years Innovation: Perspectives from Finland and Beyond, A7

edited book
2018

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

book 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

book 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

book 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

book chapter

Framing an agenda for educational change in Armenia 2018: strategy, international contexts and ways forward

J Sefton-Green, S Lewis, J Holloway

(2018), [Burwood, Vic.], A6

research report/technical paper

Learning Beyond the School

Julian Sefton-Green

(2018), A7

edited book
2017

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

book chapter

Cultural studies

J Sefton-Green

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

book chapter

Wac arts

J Sefton-Green

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

book 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

book chapter

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 article
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, Gilje, J Sefton-Green, H Arnseth

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

book

Visual research methods in educational research

J Moss, B Pini

(2016), pp. 1-282, Visual Research Methods in Educational Research, B1-1

book chapter

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

book chapter

Establishing a research agenda for digital literacy practices of young children: a white paper for COST action IS1410

J Sefton-Green, J Marsh, O Erstad, R Flewitt

(2016), Brussels, Belgium, A6-1

research report/technical paper
2015

Introduction

Susan Jacobson, Mallory McDuff, Martha Monroe

(2015), pp. 1-+, CONSERVATION EDUCATION AND OUTREACH TECHNIQUES, 2ND EDITION, B1

book chapter

Introduction

J Lippitt, P Stokes

(2015), pp. 1-10, Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self, B1-1

book chapter

INTRODUCTION

Liz Disley

(2015), pp. 1-+, HEGEL, LOVE AND FORGIVENESS: POSITIVE RECOGNITION IN GERMAN IDEALISM, B1-1

book chapter

Introduction

D Pereira, B Marker, S Kramar, B Cooper, B Schouenborg

(2015), Vol. 407, pp. 1-4, Geological Society Special Publication, B1

book chapter

Introduction

Minh Nguyen

(2015), Vol. 44, pp. 1-29, VIETNAM'S SOCIALIST SERVANTS: DOMESTICITY, CLASS, GENDER, AND IDENTITY, B1-1

book chapter

Introduction

Hiroshi Kitamura

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 1-1, NEPHROLOGY, B1-1

book chapter

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

book 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

book 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

book chapter

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

J Sefton-Green

(2015), Vol. 84, pp. 111-118, International Journal of Educational Research, C1-1

journal article

Learning and literacy over time: longitudinal perspectives

J Sefton-Green, J Rowsell

(2015), New York, N.Y., A7-1

edited book
2014

'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

book chapter

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 article

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 article

Mapping learner progression into digital creativity

J Sefton-Green, L Brown

(2014), Oxford, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper
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

Connected learning: an agenda for research and design

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

(2013), Irvine, Calif., 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

book 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

book 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

book chapter

Mapping digital makers: a review exploring everyday creativity, learning lives and the digital

J Sefton-Green

(2013), Oxford, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2012

Identity, Community, and Learning Lives in the Digital Age

O Erstad, J Sefton-Green

(2012), Canbridge, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2011

Introduction

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

(2011), pp. 1-8, The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning, B1

book chapter

Elizabeth A. McGee, M.D.

Bruce Carr

(2011), Vol. 29, pp. 001-002, Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, B1-1

book chapter

Introduction to The continuum companion to existentialism

F Joseph, J Reynolds, A Woodward

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

book chapter

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

book 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

book 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

book 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

book 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

book chapter

Introduction

P Thomson, J Sefton-Green

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

book chapter

Creative digital cultures Informal learning beyond the school

J Sefton-Green

(2011), pp. 244-252, The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning, B1

book 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 article

The Routledge international handbook of creative learning

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

(2011), Abingdon, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2010

Introduction

R Bates

(2010), pp. 1-20, Schooling Internationally: Globalisation, Internationalisation and the Future for International Schools, B1

book chapter

Introduction

D Wright-Neville, A Halafoff

(2010), pp. 1-5, Terrorism and Social Exclusion: Misplaced Risk - Common Security, B1-1

book chapter

Researching Creative Learning: Methods and Issues

P Thomson, J Sefton-Green

(2010), London, Eng., A7-1

edited book
2009

Introduction

D Boud, A Lee

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

book 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 article

Exploring 'learning lives': Community, identity, literacy and meaning

O Erstad, Gilje, J Sefton-Green, K Vasb

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

journal article
2008

Filial daughters-in-law: Questioning confucian filiality

S Tan

(2008), pp. 226-240, Filial Piety in Chinese Thought and History, B1-1

book chapter

Introduction

J Powers

(2008), Vol. 47, pp. 1-2, Sophia, B1-1

book chapter
2007

Introduction

E Potter, S McKenzie

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

book chapter

Introduction

G Beliakov, A Pradera, T Calvo

(2007), Vol. 221, pp. 1-37, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, C1

journal article
2006

Multiculturalism in Asia

W Kymlicka, B He

(2006), pp. 1-376, Multiculturalism in Asia, B1

book 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 article
2004

Jamming girl culture: Young women and consumer citizenship

A Harris

(2004), pp. 163-172, All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity, B1

book chapter
2003

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 article
2002

Introduction

I Freckleton, D Mendelson

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

book 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 article

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 article
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 article
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 article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

National education change agenda in Armenia.

Prof Julian Sefton-Green

  • 2018: $16,879

Supervisions

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