Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Jennifer Munday

Dr Jennifer Munday

PhD; MA(VPA); Grad Dip Ed (Media); Grad Dip Ed (VPA); Dip Mus; ATCL

Dr Jennifer Munday, is a Senior Lecturer teaching in the disciplines of Creative Arts, and Technology. Jennifer's academic work and contribution are focused on “Developing and implementing innovative curriculum, learning and teaching models." (University Strategy 2022 refocus) She has built a reputation within and beyond the CSU community as progressive in online, flexible, and distance education. Her contributions include publication and investigation in the scholarship of teaching in online learning, particularly in regard to the value of ePortfolios and reflective practice. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jennifer is engaged in two cross-University research teams:

  • 1) University of Sydney & CSU: “Augmenting Aboriginal adolescent identity and aspiration through creative arts and ePortfolio " After successful research and publications relating to ePortfolios in Higher Education and professional identity, the research team have been working on a pilot project in a Secondary College in Victoria to explore the value of ePortfolios with Aboriginal and low SES students.
  • 2) CSU and Southern Cross University: MayDay Hills Research: The former Beechworth Lunatic Asylum still retains a 'sense of place' despite it's interesting history. The project includes arts-based research, history, genealogy, women and mental health, and emotional geography.
  • Jennifer is on the Editorial Board for the AAEEBL ePortfolio Review (AePR), which is the magazine of the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning; She is currently the International Liaison Coordinator for the International Centre for Women Playwrights, where she is also on the Social Media Committee. She has also served on the Arts Victoria Advisory Panel as a Reviewer of Dance/Physical Theatre funding applications; She is a member of the Management Committee for Write Around the Murray (WAM), Albury-Wodonga Writers Festival

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Jennifer is engaged in two types of research:

  1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, particularly in regard to Distance and Online learning.

    University of Sydney & CSU: "Who am I? High School students creating a 'sense of self' through ePortfolio creation." Following successful research and publications relating to ePortfolios in Higher Education and professional identity, the research team have been working on a pilot project in a Secondary College in Victoria to explore the value of ePortfolios with indigenous and low SES students.

  2. Cross University Team: MayDay Hills Research: The former Beechworth Lunatic Asylum still retains a 'sense of place' despite it's interesting history. The project includes arts-based research, history, genealogy, women and mental health, and emotional geography.

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EMT302 Understanding and Using New Technologies.

Bachelor of Education (Birth-5 years); Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary). The subject examines trends, issues and ideas that underpin learning and communication through new technologies, particularly in the Early Years environment.

EMA305 Thinking and Learning Through the Arts in Early Childhood.

Bachelor of Education (Birth-5 years). The subject assists students to gain an authentic understanding of the arts as expressive languages through an exploration of visual art, media art, music, drama, construction and movement.

EPT (Professional experience subjects)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary). Embedded ePortfolio in EPT subjects in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (Capstone) years.

EMA117 The Creative Arts – The Creative Process.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) & Bachelor of Education (K-12). The subject engages students in exploring the creative process by experiencing workshops focussed on the arts domains of music, visual arts, drama, dance and media arts.

EEL423 & EEL503 Leadership & Management of OODE, and Dimensions of Online & Open

Two subjects in the Master of Leading Online, Open and Distance Education.

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  • International Visiting Scholar (2018), Shanghai Open University
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2015.
  • Editor/mentor, AePR (AAEEBL ePortfolio Review), The Association for Authentic, Experiential & Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
  • Reviewer for Fusion, Special Edition http://www.fusion-journal.com/call-for-papers/
  • Arts Victoria Advisory Panel: Reviewing Dance/Physical Theatre funding applications in 2013.  Registered for Creative Victoria’s Advisory Panel.
  • International Center for Women Playwrights: http://www.womenplaywrights.org/ Position: FormerPresident, Board of Trustees; Former Membership Secretary, Board of Trustees.  Current: Social media team; International Liaison

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Chapters in Books

  • Munday, J. & Rowley, J. (2017). Showing a human and professional face to the world: an ePortfolio design strategy for a 'sense of self'.  In M. Northcote & K. Gosselin (Eds) Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience.  PA:IGI Global: 95-111. doi: 10.4018/987-1-5225-0968-4.
  • Munday, J. (2017). Mindful Collections: Purposeful ePortfolios planned across an undergraduate degree.  In J. Rowley (Ed), ePortfolios in Australian Universities.  SpringerLink: 117-134.  ISBN: 978-981-10-1731-5 (Print) 978-981-10-1732-2 (Online).

Journal Articles

  • Munday, J., Rowley, J. & Polly, P. (2017). The Use of Visual Image in Building Professional "self" Identity.  International Journal of ePortfolio. Volume 7, Number 1, 53-65. http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP238.pdf
  • Rowley, J. & Munday, J. 2014. A ‘sense of self’ through reflective thinking in ePortfolios. International Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education (IJHSSE),Vol 1, no.7. pp78-85: https://www.arcjournals.org/pdfs/ijhsse/v1-i7/9.pdf

Exhibition

Up Top: A Sense of Place for Mayday Hills Hospital 2016.  Creative Arts and History exhibition from the research project Bedlam: Living with a mental asylum in town.  Albury LibraryMuseum, July 23rd to September 25th.

View a list of Dr Munday's scholarly publications and creative works on the CSU Research Output Database (CRO).

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