Jennifer Munday

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Associate Professor Jennifer Munday

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

Associate Professor
Albury / Wodonga
Building 763 Room 142

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 Charles Sturt University 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:

  • Charles Sturt 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 collaborate with academics and technical staff from the School of Social Work & the Arts to enhance a virtual tour website of Mayday Hills and Beechworth Cemetery: https://maydayhills.org.au/
  • Jenni is a founding member of the Creative Practice Circle at Charles Sturt which comprises mid-career, early-career, and research Higher Degree students engaged in Creative Practice research. Their theme in 2022 and 2023 is Stories from Crevice Communities.
  • Since the creation of the Curriculum & Pedagogy research group from the Sturt Scheme, Jenni has been engaged in a research project called Beyond the Playdough, which seeks to explore teaching of practice-based subjects, like the Creative Arts, in the online space.

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 and produces the low-tech podcast series Centre Stage. She is also a member of both Writers Victoria and Melbourne Writers Theatre.

Arts Victoria Advisory Panel

Jennifer is engaged in the following types of research:

  1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, particularly in regard to Distance and Online learning and practice based subjects.
  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.
  3. Creative practice. Jenni is co-lead of the Creative Practice Circle Research Group. In 2022 and 2023 they are holding a symposium and publishing a ‘special edition’ of Fusion journal with the title Stories from Crevice Communities.

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.

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.

EMA305 Thinking and Learning through the Arts in Early Childhood

Bachelor of Education (Birth – 5 years): In this subject the students gain an authentic understanding of the arts as expressive languages through exploration of visual art, media art, music, drama, construction and movement. Students also research into the impact of an arts rich curriculum on children's development and learning.

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