Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Jennifer Munday

Associate Professor Jennifer Munday

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

Dr Jennifer Munday, is an Associate Professor 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 the following research projects:

  • 1) Making ePortfolios relevant: developing a Professional identity: investigation into the value of online learning spaces and ePortfolios for Secondary students in the performing arts to future employability or Higher Education study. Collaboration with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus School, and Certificate III in Circus Arts students at Wodonga Senior Secondary College.
  • 2) CSU collaboration with 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. The research group are also collaborating with academics from the School of Communication and Creative Industries to create a virtual tour website of Mayday Hills and Beechworth Cemetery.
  • 3) Jenni is a founding member of the Creative Practice Circle at CSU which comprises mid-career, early-career, and research Higher Degree students engaged in Arts-Based research. Their theme in 2020 is “Listening in the Anthropocene” https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/education/creative-practice-circle/home

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, and FusionJournal http://www.fusion-journal.com/; 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.
  2. Cross University cross-disciplinary research: 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. The research group publish in a variety of non-traditional ways including exhibitions and website creation.

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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.

EPT (Professional experience subjects)

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

EMT501 Educational Application of Digital Technologies

Master of Education: The subject considers a range of digital technologies which influence learning, and ways of improving and/or expanding learning using digital technologies.

EMT411 Using ICT with Children

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary): The subject examines pedagogies, trends, and issues that underpin learning and communication through new digital technologies in the preschool and primary classroom.

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  • UARCTIC Thematic Network: Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity. Webinar (2020) Embedded ePortfolio in a Bachelor of Education
  • 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/editorial-board/
  • 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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Recent Publications:

Chapters in Books

Munday, J., Thompson, N. & McGirr, M. (2020). Supporting and Scaffolding Early Childhood Teachers in positive approaches to teaching and learning with technology. In A. MacDonald, L. Danaia, & S. Murphy (Eds). STEM Education across the Learning Continuum: Early Childhood to Senior Secondary. Springer: 113-135. ISBN 978-981-15-2820-0

Major, J., Munday, J. & Winslade, M. 2019.  Leading International Teaching Experiences: Teacher Educators and Intercultural Competencies.  In F. Dervin, R. Moloney, & A. Simpson (Eds). Intercultural Competence in the work of teachers: Contrasting Ideologies and Practices, 1st ed.. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Intercultural-Competence-in-the-Work-of-Teachers-Confronting-Ideologies/Dervin-Moloney-Simpson/p/book/9780367002381

Rowley, J., Munday, J. & Polly, P. 2018.  Preparing Future Career Ready Professionals: A Portfolio Process to Develop Critical Thinking Using Digital Learning and Teaching.  Teaching and Learning in a Digital World. Springer International Publishing AG.

Journal Articles

Munday, J. & Rowley, J. 2019. Art and Identity: Secondary Students Discovering a ‘Sense of Self’ Through Creating Artworks and Webpages. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Peoples’ and First Nations’ Cultures, Vol. 3, No. 1: 1-23. Pennsylvania State University.

Munday, Jennifer. 2018. "Re-telling People in the Landscape: Storylines from History to Creative Work." The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts 13 (4): 1-18. doi:10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v13i04/1-18.

Rowley, J. & Munday, J. 2018. The Evolved Landscape of ePortfolios: Current values and purposes of academic teachers and curriculum designers.

Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, Vol 9, No. 1, 2-21. ISSN: 1838-3815

https://ojs.deakin.edu.au/index.php/jtlge/article/view/669/659

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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