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Professor Georgina Barton

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

Georgina Barton is a Professor of literacies and pedagogy in the School of Education. She has experience as an Acting Head of School, Deputy Head of School and Associate Head of School - Research. She also was a Program Director for the Bachelor of Education 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 150 publications including 13 books, 40 book chapters, 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and policy reports for various educational jurisdictions. 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.


  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130201 )
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )
  • Higher Education ( 130103 )
  • English And Literacy Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Lote ( 390104 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )
  • Creative Arts ( 390101 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Teacher And Student Wellbeing ( 390412 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )

Literacies, multimodality, aesthetics, the arts and wellbeing. She mainly works with culturally and linguistically diverse communities including international students.


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


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

EDM8007


15 Years


25 Years


Discipline lead - English and literacy education


  • Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy ( 130201 )
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )
  • Higher Education ( 130103 )
  • English And Literacy Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Lote ( 390104 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )
  • Creative Arts ( 390101 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Teacher And Student Wellbeing ( 390412 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )