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Biography

Joanna’s discipline and research expertise is in global education, pedagogy, curriculum, K-6 English & mathematics and university-school connections. For 16 years she has taught in the School of Education in educational foundations, professional ethics/practice, sociology of education, curriculum/pedagogy, research methodology, professional-experience and K-6 mathematics/English. She has supervised and assessed numerous fourth year research projects and masters theses from other universities. An academic background in primary teaching, bachelor & masters degrees and PHD candidature have influenced her strong commitment to ongoing development of innovative, quality teaching and situated learning practice validated by a series of peer-reviewed papers (4 Journal 10 conference).

Qualifications

  • Master of Educational Studies, University of South Australia
  • Bachelor of Education (Literature), Deakin University
  • Diploma of Teaching, Newcastle College of Advanced Education

Research

Research keywords

  • Global Education
  • University-school partnerships

Research expertise

  • Currently a PHD candidate researching University-school partnerships. This study in its entirety is aimed at contributing to a better conceptualization and operationalisation of the concept of university-school partnerships. In addition such connections are recognised as providing forums for active engagement as members of a 'professional community'. If attributes of professional community membership are evident in the participants in university school partneships, this not only contributes to the professional community literature but also to new ways of thinking about effective university-school partnerships. This study will provide evidence of the role university-school partnerships can play in preparing pre-service teachers for teaching, and practising teachers for maintaining, alignment with the NSW Institute of Teachers Professional Teaching Standards.
  • Invited to referee conference proceedings for AARE, ATEA and SEAA
  • Invited to review a book for the Educational Research Journal http://www.iier.org.au/iier.html .
  • Invited participant in ACARA National Curriculum Advisory Panel.
  • Twice invited to sit on the NSW Institute of Teachers External Review of University Teacher Education Programs.
  • Priority Action Program academic partner for a number of years.
  • Australian Government Quality Teaching Program academic partner for a number of years

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
139900Other Education90
190200Film, Television And Digital Media10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - SEAA
  • Member - MANSW
  • Member - PETA

Invitations

Amanda Whitfield
Broken Bay Diocese, Catholic Schools Office, Australia (External Reviewer - Programs.)
2011
Professor Magnus
Chair of NSW / ACT Committee of Chairs of Academic Boards/Senates , Australia (External Reviewer - Departments.)
2010
John Healey
NSW Institute of Teaching, Australia (External Reviewer - Programs.)
2009
John Healey
NSW Institute of Teaching, Australia (External Reviewer - Programs.)
2007
Dr Elizabeth Archer
University of Pretoria, South Africa, Australia (Distinguished Visitor)
2007

Collaboration

University-school partnerships (USP) is my PHD topic which has arisen from my interest and background as a practitioner/researcher. There is no scarcity of data or research effort on USPs, with the majority of studies indicating the value of USPs to stakeholders, (pre-service students, teachers, schools, academics and systems operating within the profession). There is a tendency for the education profession to sustain the conversations surrounding USPs many of which are concerned with the same issues being studied, analysed and discussed over time since Dewey in 1904. This continued interest is coupled with, at times an urgent call for increased connections to be made between the university system and schools. The foci of my research is three-fold. Firstly I explore the terminology used by researchers when describing USPs and argue that use of the word partnership is not the most appropriate choice, secondly I look at USPs from an historical perspective and thirdly I move forward to more recent developments in USPs based upon research gathered in the field from the various stakeholders arguing that closer attention to the endurance and sustainability of USPs and how this is articulated is required coupled with garnering the stakeholder perception on their experiences with USPs.

A more recent research focus is that of Global Education as applied in both university and school contexts which contributes to and benefits from my work on USPs.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

My role at the University of Newcastle has involved a variety of administrative roles:

  • Primary Program Convenor from 2006 ongoing ( 1000 +/- students)
  • Relieving Primary Program Convenor in 2003- 600+ students)
  • Links Co-ordinator 2003-2009 ( 1000 + students and 360+ schools)
  • Course Co-ordinator ongoing for numerous courses
  • Chair of the Grants sub-committee for the Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature
  • Member of Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature organising committee
  • Member of the conference organising committee for Teacher Educators Annual Conference
  • 2009 Team Leader for the writing of and amalgamation of BT/BA Primary programs on the Callaghan and Ourimbah Campuses and the NSW Institute of Teachers accreditation process
  • 2008-10 ongoing member of the Professional Experience Program team charged with researching current Professional Experience at the University,School of Education with the aim of planning future directions
  • 2007, 2009 invited by NSW Institute of Teachers as panel member for NSW Universites Teacher Eduction programs accreditation process
  • 2009 nominated by Professor Steven Crump, PVC and accepted on the Central Coast Campus Fund Raising Committee
  • 2010 nominated and selected as a member of the National Curriculum Advisory Panel
  • 2012 nominated by Professor Steven Crump, PVC and accepted to represent him and the Ourimbah Campus onthe Teaching and Learning Advisory Group

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Global Education
  • K-6 English
  • K-6 Mathematics
  • Numeracy
  • Primary Teacher Education

Teaching expertise

  • Vast primary teaching experience, K-6, commenced in 1979, for NSW Department of School Education. In 1996 commenced casual lecturing & tutoring at University of Newcaste coupled with permanent part-time teaching in a school. Completed Masters of Educational Studies and currently a PHD candidate.
  • Appointed via interview to fractional permanent-part-time Level A position in 1998 at the University of Newcastle while continuing to work part-time in the DETschool sector .
  • Appointed via interview to full time Level B position in 2003, Links Co-ordinator and BT(Primary)/BA Program Convenor-Ourimbah Campus.
  • As a tertiary educator of pre-service teachers, I continue connect in various ways to primary and middle schools in order to remain relevant and up to date on the practical and theoretical aspects of teaching. These ongoing connections allow the genuine merging of theory with practice and ensure that I maintain credibility with my pre-service teacher education students.
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Reynolds RM, Brown JR, 'Social justice and school linkages in teacher education programmes', European Journal of Teacher Education, 33 405-419 (2010) [C1]
2005Brown JR, 'Do the New Electronic Media Foretell the Death of the Book? Daniel Certainly Hopes Not!', International Journal of the Book, 2 135-140 (2005) [C1]

100% contribution to the research and writing of this article that was accepted for publication in a blind, peer reviewed interntional journal.

Publications

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Journal article (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Brown JR, Donnelly D, Bradberry D, Ferguson-Patrick K, Macqueen S, Reynolds R, 'Teaching Global Education: Lessons Learned for Classroom Teachers', Ethos, 21 18-22 (2013) [C2]
2010Reynolds RM, Brown JR, 'Social justice and school linkages in teacher education programmes', European Journal of Teacher Education, 33 405-419 (2010) [C1]
2010Brown JR, 'McLeod, J. & Reynolds, R. (2010). Peaceful pedagogy: Teaching human rights through the curriculum. Terrigal, NSW: David Barlow Publishing [book review]', Issues in Educational Research, 20 198-200 (2010) [C3]
2005Brown JR, 'Do the New Electronic Media Foretell the Death of the Book? Daniel Certainly Hopes Not!', International Journal of the Book, 2 135-140 (2005) [C1]

100% contribution to the research and writing of this article that was accepted for publication in a blind, peer reviewed interntional journal.

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Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Bradbery DR, Donnelly DJ, Ferguson-Patrick SK, MacQueen SE, 'Globalizing teacher training: Embedding global education perspectives in multi-disciplinary pre-service teacher programs', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E1]
2011Brown JR, 'University -school connections: Giving voice to the student experience', The Fifth Education in a Changing Environment Conference Book 2009: Critical Voices, Critical Times, Salford (2011) [E1]
2010Brown JR, 'University-School Connections: Giving voice to the student experience', Online Proceedings of the University of Salford Fifth Education in a Changing Environment Conference Critical Voices, Critical Times September 2009, Salford, UK (2010) [E1]
2010Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Social justice and school communities: Using a school linkage program to further students' undertsandings of social justice', Learning for Life: Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice. SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference. Paper Sessions - Full Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E3]
2009Brown JR, 'University school connections', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2008Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Williams CA, 'Citizenship and service learning: Can school/university partnerships enhance student teachers' sense of citizenship through service learning?', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2007Brown JR, Reynolds RM, Williams CA, 'The LINKS Program: The complexities of a university-school connection', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle, Victoria, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Reynolds R, Brown J, Williams C, 'Service Learning and Citizenship: Can school/university partnerships enhance student teachers - attitudes toward community engagement', Making a Difference: Multidimensional Citizenship in a Changing World, The University of Newcastle (2007) [E1]
2007Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Building school/university partnerships through student service learning experiences', 2007 HICE proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
2007Williams CA, Reynolds RM, Brown JR, 'Learning about teaching through school/university partnerships', Australian Teacher Education Association 35th Annual Conference. Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Conference Proceedings Archive, Wollongong (2007) [E1]
2006Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Williams CA, 'Building School /University partnerships throughout student service learning experiences', Hawaii International Conference on Education 2007 - Conference Proceedings, Hawaii, United States (2006) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants18
Total funding$135,640

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2014 (1 grants)

Project to assess intercultural competency in preservice and in service teachers$30,786
Funding Body: Professional Teachers Council of NSW

Project Team
Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Ms Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen
SchemeRole
Global Education Project NSWInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,78620142015
GNo:G1400717

2010 (2 grants)

Global Education in Teacher Education$79,954
Funding Body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Project Team
Associate Professor Ruth Reynolds, Mrs Deborah Bradbery, Mrs Jo Brown, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Ms Kate Ferguson-Patrick, Mrs Suzanne MacQueen, Doctor Julie McLeod, Mr Rob Metcalfe
SchemeRole
Global Education ProgramInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$79,95420102014
GNo:G1000821

Emerging Trends in Higher Education & Teaching, Tunku Abdul Rham College, Malaysia, 18 - 19 October 2010$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000736

2009 (1 grants)

Education in a Changing Environment: Giving Voice to the Student Experience; Salford, UK; 14-16 September 2009$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020092009
GNo:G0190541

2008 (1 grants)

AARE 2008 International Education Conference, Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, 30 Nov - 4 Dec 08$1,300
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,30020082008
GNo:G0189713

2007 (4 grants)

Connexions - relationships between University Schools of Education and Schools$3,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,50020072007
GNo:G0187311

Centre for Professional Learning in Education Performance Assistance Scheme$2,525
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,52520072007
GNo:36538525

Research Impacts: Proving or improving, Freemantle WA, 24/11/2007 - 29/11/2007$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020072007
GNo:G0188222

Research Higher Degree Conference Support$600
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60020072007
GNo:36538577

2006 (3 grants)

Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature$1,500
Funding Body: Wyong Shire Council

SchemeRole
Cultural Development GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:18101290

Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature$1,000
Funding Body: Gosford City Council

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020062006
GNo:18101392

Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature$900
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
University of NewcastleChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90020062006
GNo:18101232

2004 (5 grants)

Weaving Stories - Spinning Yarns, 12 to 13 November 2004$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Wendy Michaels, Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Conference Establishment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020042004
GNo:G0184919

The Second Annual International Conference - The Future of the Book, 25-31 August 2004, China$2,175
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Mrs Jo Brown
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,17520042004
GNo:G0184508

Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature$1,500
Funding Body: Gosford City Council

SchemeRole
Gosford CityCouncilChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020042004
GNo:18101130

Ourimbah Campus Festival of Literature$1,000
Funding Body: Department Of Community Services- Area Assistance Scheme

SchemeRole
Area Assistance SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020042004
GNo:18101018

Do the new electronic media foretell the death of the book? Daniel certainly hopes not$500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
School of Humanities Research Committee Project Initiation GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50020042004
GNo:18100787

2001 (1 grants)

Maths Across the Curriculum$1,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Faculty of the Central Coast Research Committee Project Initiation Grant.Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,40020012001
GNo:18100711
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Mrs Joanna (Jo) Brown

Work Phone(02) 4348 4186
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PositionLecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEducation
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/joanna-brown