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Dr Janice Jones

Dr Janice Jones
Name Janice Jones
Position Senior Lecturer (Expressive Arts)
Section School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Office G430
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2349
Extension 2349
Qualifications BEd(Hons) VicUni Manchester , MOnlineEd USQ , PhD USQ

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Specialist Studies in Education ( 130300 )

Research interests
Research interests: Narrative, creative and arts-informed research: Transformative and Critical Pedagogy; Asset Based Community Development; Creative and reflective practice for pre-service teachers’ personal and professional growth.
Futures education: Virtual Environments/Online Pedagogies; Indigenous Knowledges and stewardship of the land; Environments for sustainability and wellbeing; Natural learning and the emergent curriculum; Non-traditional and alternative education philosophies, politics and practices.

Participatory research, narrative inquiry, Third Space and auto-ethnography.

Professional memberships
Member of the CIAN (Commonwealth Creativities in Intercultural Arts Network) Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Member Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Member Leadership Research International, USQ
Member Applied Linguistics Research Group, USQ
Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Member of Queensland College of Teachers
Site manager Asset Based Community Development Australasia Community

Currently teaching courses/programs
Postgraduate Courses - Course Examiner/Moderator:
EDU8111 Emerging Environments for Learning
EDU8712 Contemporary Approaches to Alternative Education
EDX1250: The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDO3377: Teaching the National Curriculum – English

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
30 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Research most recent
Jones, J.K. (2013) Into the labyrinth: Persephone's journey as metaphor and method for research. In: Metaphors for, in and of education research. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 66-90. ISBN 978-1-4438-4398-0
Jones, J. K. (2012) Re-discovering the arts: the impact of engagement in a natural environment upon pre-service teacher perceptions of creativity. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 8 (1). pp. 102-108. ISSN 1871-1871
Jones, J.K. (2012) Weaving the threads of time: narrative methods in participatory research. In: Constructing capacities: building capabilities through learning and engagement. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, united Kingdom, pp. 218-239. ISBN 1-4438-4179-X

Research most notable
Jones, J. K. (2012)The transformative capacity of play and the arts for learning and student engagement: implications for pre-service teacher education. In: Pedagogy, Language, Arts and Culture in Education Group Seminars (PLACE 2012), 19 Sep 2012, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Jones, J.K. (2011) Re-framing education as a thirdspace: neonarratives of pedagogy, power and transformation. [Thesis (PhD/Research)] (Unpublished)

Publications in ePrints

Albion, Peter and Jones, David and Jones, Janice and Campbell, Chris (2017) Open educational practice and preservice teacher education: understanding past practice and future possibilities. In: 28th Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2017) , 5-9 March 2017, Austin, Texas.

Black, Ali and Impiccini, Julianne and Crimmins, Gail and Jones, Janice (2016) Finding connectedness, finding belonging, finding our voice: contemplating creative and connected futures through storytelling and narrative. In: 2016 Regional Futures Conference: Working Together to Build Strong Regional Futures, 21-24 June 2016, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Crimmins, Gail and Black, Ali and Loch, Sarah and Jones, Janice and Impiccini, Julianne and Albion, Lisa and Berryman, Angela (2016) Risky discourses: promiscuously storying women's lives. In: 2016 Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association Biennial International Conference (AWGSA 2016): De-story the Joint, June 29 - 1 July 2016, Brisbane, Australia.

Crimmins, Gail and Jones, Janice and Loch, Sarah and Black, Ali and Albion, Lisa (2016) Telling lives: women, stories and healing. In: 1st Narrative, Health and Wellbeing Research Conference: Enlightened: Narratives and Narrative Strategies to Awaken Applied and Creative Humanism, 8 Feb 2016, Central Queensland University, Noosa.

Jones, Janice K. (2015) Conference Workshop: AURASMA – bring your poster alive! In: 2015 International Conference on Deep Languages Education Policy and Practices: Stimulating languages learning - global perspectives and community engagement, 17-18 Oct 2015, Ipswich, Queensland.

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