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Professor Georgina Barton

Professor Georgina Barton
Name Georgina Barton
Position Professor (Literacies and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A206
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4505
Extension 4505
Qualifications DipT BrisbaneCAE , BA Qld , GCertHigherEd Griffith , PhD QUT

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130201 )
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )
  • Higher Education ( 130103 )

Research interests
Literacy, multiliteracies, multimodality, the arts and culturally and linguistically diverse contexts including internationalisation

Professional memberships
Fellow of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association - 2017-2022
Conference Chair of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) 2017-2019

Currently teaching courses/programs

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
25 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Discipline lead - English and literacy education

Publications in ePrints

Barton, Georgina (2020) Developing literacy and the arts in schools. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon Oxon, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-0-367-31284-8

MacDonald, Abbey and Baguley, MargaretORCID: and Barton, Georgina and Kerby, Martin (2020) How arts-based methods are used to support the resilience and well-being of young people: a review of the literature. In: Arts-based research, resilience and well-being across the lifespan. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Switzerland, pp. 29-46. ISBN 978-3-030-26052-1

Barton, Georgina M. and Baguley, MargaretORCID: and Kerby, Martin and MacDonald, Abbey (2020) Investigating the assessment practices within an Initial Teacher Education program in an Australian university: staff perceptions and practices. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 45 (3):3. pp. 34-47.

Barton, Georgina and Ronksley-Pavia, Michelle (2020) Personal and social capabilities in early adolescents’ literacy practices at home. Literacy Learning: the Middle Years, 28 (1). pp. 41-50. ISSN 1320-5692

Barton, Georgina and Hartwig, Kay (2020) Workplace experience of international students in Australia. Journal of International Students, 10 (2). viii-xi. ISSN 2162-3104

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130201 )
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )
  • Higher Education ( 130103 )

Research topics

Georgina Barton is a Professor of literacies and pedagogy in the School of Education. She is also an Associate Head of School - Research. She has experience as Program Director and has taught English and literacy education and arts education courses in both the primary and secondary education programs. Before entering academia, Georgina worked in schools for over 20 years having experience as an Acting Principal, lead literacy intervention teacher and Head of Department - The Arts. As an early career teacher, Georgina spent one year working as an Australian Volunteer Abroad and English teacher in South India. This experience still greatly influences the ways in which Georgina perceives research and teaching. Intercultural, reflective and creative approaches to learning are threaded throughout Georgina's research. Research areas include: literacies, modalities, arts education and international education. She has utilised a number of research methodologies and methods including ethnography, arts-based research methods, case study and narrative. She has over 120 publications including 11 books, 30 book chapters, 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and a number of reports. She is past-president of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association - Meanjin local council and also an ALEA Fellow. In 2014, she was the Executive Director of the World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit, the first time it was held in the southern hemisphere. Georgina is also a musician and has worked in a number of orchestras and ensembles as a violinist.