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Dr Kathryn Grushka

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Kathryn Grushka has over 25 years experience in various forms of education, from visual art secondary teaching, community arts projects to tertiary teaching in Fine Art and Teacher Education. She currently works in pre-service teacher education where she has had experience in managing sponsored programs to the designing of new programs and courses, program convening and teaching. During this time she has continued to practice as an artist with her work represented in the National Tamworth Fibre Collection, Newcastle Regional Museum, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, private and public collections in local and international collections. Most recently her art works have been informed strongly by her research work in the areas of identity, time, memory and performative knowing. Dr Grushka’s research and teaching interests extend across a number of areas including visual art education, design education, digital and visual literacies and their performative potential as they inform interdisciplinary knowledge construction. She has received the Beth Southwell Research Award from the NSW Institute for Educational research for an outstanding thesis, 2009. Research interests lie in the contribution of visual art education to the intuitive, critical and creative aspects of how individuals construct meaning for themselves and the agency of visual representational spaces. Arts inquiry methods and iconography for learning underpin her work in the area of the doctoral study and the liminal spaces of pre-service teacher identities. Most recently Dr Grushka has been researching the connections between health and well being in the research project titled: “Artmaking, Visual Narrative and Well-being”. The project employs artful methods and their adaptive capacities, within the embodied act of artmaking. Using narratives her project explores the links between the unique epistemology of the visual as a philosophy of action or agency and knowledge by analysing how the self image, representations and narratives influence the construction of the contemporary subject.

Research Expertise
National research perspective in the areas of visual art education, design education , digital literacies & education. and teacher education in art and design and new media. International publications in the areas of artist as critical reflective practitioner; arts learning, creative arts learning & teaching; visual education; visual culture and visual education; identity , visual education and citizenship, iconography in learning in school & pre-service teacher education Current research areas include: visual education, subjectivity and visual education, visual performative pedagogy, reflective practice in visual education and visual education, socio-cultural ethical practice.

Teaching Expertise
Secondary Teacher Education in Visual education, Visual Art, Design and Technology. Post graduate and undergraduate pre-service teacher education in Visual Art and Design Education NSW Quality Teaching Award for Tertiary Teaching in 2005. Courses taught include: Teaching and Learning in Visual Art, Design and Technology, in the areas of teaching strategies, assessment, classroom practices and curriculum design Expertise in national and international curriculum issues in both Visual Art and Design Education, Technology Education. Visual Education/visual literacy/multi-literacies pedagogy in the secondary classroom

Administrative Expertise
Curriculum Designer and Program Administration with expertise and expereince across the full range of pre-service secondary teaching areas, specifically expertise in Visual Art and Design Education Experitise in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) entry alternate entry pathways into teacher education.

Collaborations
Research Interests intersect between artist, visual narratives, digital and visual learning and there associated pedagogies, ethic-aesthetci learning, learning futures; iconography of learning, identities and well-being Within Education the research fields include the areas of : Visual Education Digital Narratives and Transformational Learning for pre-service teachers Artistic reflective practice, Subjectivity theory, artmaking and visual narrative Visual Narrative, Identities and Well-being Artful methods and the doctorate Visual performative pedagogy and teacher education Visual performative pedagogy and the studio classroom Socio-cultural learning and artmaking Visual art and values education, the ethico-aesthetic paradigm, artmaking, identity and cultural production. Iconography of Learning in indigenous contexts Iconography in futures learning Enquiry based learning, personalisation and the arts In pre-service teacher education the current research is looking the repositioning of an iconography of learning as it is informed liminal pre-service teacher identities, critical digital knowing and visual media for engaged learning in the classroom In the Arts, Health and Well-being area the early career focus is on the role of the visual arts in supporting well-being. This project links research between science, medical science, neuroscience, philosophy, culture and arts learning for well-being.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Education), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Art, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education (Art), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • artmaking & wellbeing
  • creative arts education
  • design education
  • digital learning & teaching
  • digital literacies
  • iconography of learning
  • learning & identity
  • visual art
  • visual art education
  • visual literacies
  • visual narrative learning
  • visual pedagogies

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 70
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2011 -  Editorial Board - Journal of Art Education Australia Journal of Art Education Australia
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Editorial Board - International Journal for Education through Art International Journal for Education through Art
Australia
1/01/2005 -  Australian Quality Teaching Academic Research Advisor NSW Department of Education and Training
Department of Education
1/02/1997 - 1/03/2010 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2005 Membership - Australian Council Australian Council
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2009 Phd
NSW Institute of Educational Research

Invitations

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2006 National Review of Visual Education
Organisation: DEST and Australia Council

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 UNESCO World Congress, Lisbon
Organisation: UNESCO
2005 Backing our Creativity: research - policy - practice
Organisation: National Education and the Arts Symposium

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 UNESCO World Conference, Seoul
Organisation: UNESCO Description: 2010 Panel session member and presenter
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Donnelly D, Grushka KM, 'The Digital Studio as a Global Education Site: Imaging to Examine Issues of Social Justice and Human Rights.', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education., sense, rotterdam 173-186 (2015)
2015 Donnelly DJ, Grushka K, 'The Digital Studio as a Global Education Site: Imaging to Examine Issues of Social Justice and Human Rights', Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 173-186 (2015)
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2009 Grushka KM, 'Exploring visual culture and gender through discursive and performative visual art practices', Taking a Hard Look: Gender and Visual Culture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne 3-18 (2009) [B1]

Journal article (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Grushka KM, Donnelly D, Goodlad N, 'Visual Learning and Pre-service teachers in the Post-Literate Age', Australian Art Education, 36 40-55 (2014)
2014 Grushka K, Squance M, Reeves GEM, 'Visual narratives performing and transforming people living with autoimmune illness: A pilot case study', Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 5 7-28 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/jaah.5.1.7_1
2014 Grushka K, Donnelly DJ, Goodlad N, 'Visual Learning and Pre-Service Teachers in the Post-Literate Age', Australian Art Education, 36 40-55 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2014 Grushka K, Holbrook A, Bellette A, 'RESEARCHING PHOTOGRAPHIC PARTICIPATORY INQUIRY IN AN E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENT', McGill Journal of Education, 49 621-638 (2014)
2014 Grushka KM, Young B, 'Using Arts-based Methods in Pre-service Teacher Education: Perzine Pedagogies', Studying Teacher Education, 10 275-289 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17425964.2014.949655
2014 Grushka K, Donnelly D, Clement N, 'Digital Culture and neuroscience: A conversation with learning and curriculum.', Digital Culture & Education, 6 358-373 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2013 Grushka KM, Goodlad N, 'Perzines: A Visual and Narrative Learning Space', The Journal of Art Education Australia, 35 68-80 (2013) [C1]
2011 Grushka KM, 'Review: The doctoral journey in art education: Reflections on doctoral studies by Australian and New Zealand art educators', Australian Art Education, 34 120-124 (2011) [C3]
2011 Grushka KM, 'The 'other' literacy narrative: The body and the role of image production', English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 10 113-128 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2010 Grushka KM, 'Conceptualising visual learning as an embodied and performative pedagogy for all classrooms', Encounters on Education, 11 13-23 (2010) [C1]
2010 Grushka KM, Donnelly DJ, 'Digital technologies and performative pedagogies: Repositioning the visual', Digital Culture & Education (DCE), 2 83-102 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2010 Grushka KM, 'Montage as visual art research: Identities, images and meanings', Australian Art Education, 33 72-91 (2010) [C1]
2010 Grushka KM, 'Valuing visual learning as self-narrative and embodied knowing in the post-compulsory visual art classroom: Voices of parents, students and teachers', Australian Art Education, 33 99-112 (2010) [C1]
2009 Grushka KM, 'Meaning and identities: A visual performative pedagogy for socio-cultural learning', The Curriculum Journal, 20 237-251 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09585170903195860
2009 Deakin-Crick R, Grushka KM, 'Signs, symbols and metaphor: Linking self with text in inquiry-based learning', The Curriculum Journal, 20 447-464 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09585170903425069
2008 Grushka KM, Coughlan KL, 'Visual performative pedagogy as a catalyst for change in pre-service teacher education', Australian Art Education, 30 57-78 (2008) [C1]
2008 Grushka KM, 'Tangential visibility: Becoming self through creating socio-cultural portraits', International Journal of Education Through Art, 4 297-313 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/eta.4.3.297/1
2007 Dinham J, Grushka KM, Maccallum J, Pascoe R, Wright P, Brown NCM, 'Visual education - repositioning visual arts and design: Educating for expression and participation in an increasingly visually-mediated world', International Journal of Learning, 14 77-85 (2007) [C1]
2005 Grushka KM, 'Artists as reflective self-learners and cultural communicators: an exploration of the qualitative aesthetic dimension of knowing self through reflective practice in art-making', Reflective Practice, 6 353-366 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14623940500220111
2004 Grushka KM, 'IMAGINE: implications for the future of Australian Visual Arts Education', Australian Art Education, 27 22-41 (2004) [C1]
2004 Grushka KM, 'Design as rhetoric: A New South Wales Technology Education curriculum perspective', Design & Education, 10 17-29 (2004) [C1]
2004 Grushka KM, 'ITs Construction and Negotiation in an Accelerated Teacher Training Program', International Journal of Learning, 9 1585-1600 (2004) [C1]
2004 Grushka KM, 'Teacher Identity: Its construction and negotiation in an accelerated teacher training program', International Journal of Learning, 9 1585-1600 (2004) [C1]
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Conference (32 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grushka KM, Donnelly D, 'Beyond illustration in the post-literate age: Visual pedagogies in higher education', Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference abstracts, Victoria, Canada (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2013 Grushka KM, 'Pre-service teachers: becoming pedagogically artful', Conference abstracts, Murdoch University, Perth (2013) [E3]
2013 Grushka KM, 'Creative Participation: Visual Narrative and Arts-based method workshops for wellbeing in a transdisciplinary case study', conference abstracts, Auckland University (2013) [E3]
2012 Squance ML, Grushka KM, 'Examining stress release affects pre and post visual narrative and artmaking workshops', Abstracts and Biographies. 4th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, Freemantle, WA (2012) [E3]
2012 Grushka KM, 'Exploring visual narrative and arts methods for wellbeing, a transdisciplinary case study', Abstracts and Biographies. 4th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, Freemantle, WA (2012) [E3]
2012 Grushka KM, Goodlad NK, 'Pre-service teachers in the post-literate age: A regional Australian pre-service teacher visual education study', Proceedings from 11th InSEA European Congress CySEA, Lemesos, Cyprus (2012) [E2]
2012 Donnelly DJ, Grushka KM, 'Digital global learning: The world of images, affect and new understandings', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2012 Donnelly DJ, Grushka KM, 'Panopticism, pedagogy and playgrounds: 'Responsible' spaces in upper-primary school contexts', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2010 Grushka KM, 'Folding and becoming: the knowledge production of the artist in a state of openness', AARE 2010, Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E3]
2010 Grushka KM, 'Visual embodied and performative pedagogy: Visual learning as becoming', Artsedu2010, Seoul, South Korea (2010) [E2]
2010 Grushka KM, 'Valuing visual learning as it informs identity and embodied knowing in the post compulsory classroom: Voices of parents, students and teachers', International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) South East Asia-Pacific Regional Congress, Melbourne, Australia (2010) [E3]
2008 Grushka KM, 'Visualising cultural heritage: Identity, media, values and the socio-cultural performative narrative in visual arts education', 32nd InSEA World Congress, Osaka, Japan (2008) [E3]
2008 Grushka KM, 'Artmaking and becoming: Revealing the adolescent inner self through the visual body narrative', ArtsHealth Symposium #1. Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008 Grushka KM, 'Visualizing citizenship: The socio-cultual performative narrative in visual art education', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2007 Dinham J, Wright P, Pascoe R, Maccallum J, Grushka KM, 'Proving or improving visual education: Implications for teacher education', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
2007 Pascoe R, Wright P, Dinham J, Maccallum J, Grushka KM, 'Re-designing education in the visual: Re-positioning visual arts education for an increasingly visual world', Redesigning Pedagogy. Culture, Knowledge and Understanding. Papers, Singapore (2007) [E2]
2007 Grushka KM, 'Visual art as a communicative cultural narrative in adolescent student artmaking', Second International Conference on the Arts in Society. Proceedings, Kassel, Germany (2007) [E1]
2007 Grushka KM, 'Exploring visual culture through discursive and performative visual art practices in the secondary school context', Taking a Hard Look: Gender and Visual Culture. Conference Proceedings, Pretoria, South Africa (2007) [E2]
2007 Grushka KM, Coughlan KL, 'Visual performative pedagogy as a catalyst for change in pre-service teacher education', Visual Culture in Contemporary Society, Caulfield, VIC (2007) [E3]
2006 Grushka KM, 'Art making and arts knowing as active agents in the development of adolescence students' creative capacities to inform the construction of their self-concepts and identities in the 21st Century', Building Creative Capacities for the 21st Century, Lisbon, Portgual (2006) [E2]
2006 Grushka KM, 'Creative engagements with visual culture, communicative knowing, citizenship and contemporary visual art education', Backing our Creativity: research - policy - practice. National Education and the Arts Symposium 2005, Melbourne, Victoria (2006) [E1]
2006 Coughlan KL, Grushka KM, 'Values in Technology Education Examining Four Framing Orientations from Current Literature', 4th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research. Values in Technology Education. 2006 Conference Proceedings., Griffith, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005 Grushka KM, 'Visual Consumers and Art Makers: Adolescent Art-making as a Site of Legitimate Critique of Cosmopolitan', Sites of Cosmopolitanism: Citizenship, Aesthetics, Culture, Brisbane, Australia (2005) [E1]
2004 Grushka KM, Avard N, Nicholson M, 'A Multiliteracies Focussed Curriculum in an Australian Comprehensive High School, Framed by the Quality Teaching NSW Public Schools Model as a Catalyst', The learning Conference 2004. Leaning Today: Communication, Technology, Environment, Society, Havana, Cuba (2004) [E3]
2004 Adams DN, Boote J, Grushka KM, Tranter S, 'The contribution that vocational education and training in Australian secondary schools makes to life long learning', the Learning Conference 2004. Learning Today: Communication, Technology, Environment, Society, Havana Cuba (2004) [E2]
2004 Grushka KM, Trevallion DL, 'Reflecting on an industry retraining teacher education program which is confronting change imperatives and addressing the issues of sustaining curriculum innovation in schools', Conference Paper, Gold Coast, Australia (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Deborah Trevallion
2004 Grushka KM, 'Artists as reflective self-learners and cultural communicators: an exploration of the qualitative aesthetic dimension of knowing self through reflective practice in art making', Conference Paper, Gloucester, England (2004) [E2]
2004 Grushka KM, McLeod JC, Reynolds RM, 'Reflective practice in teacher education: theory and practice in one Australian university', Conference Paper, Gloucester, England (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds
2004 Grushka KM, Trevallion DL, 'Sustaining quality industry retraining technology education: Reflecting on an industry retraining teacher education program', Learning for Innovation in Technology Education, Gold Coast (2004) [E2]
Co-authors Deborah Trevallion
2004 Grushka KM, 'Visual Consumers and Art Makers', Peace and Conflict in a Time of Globalization, Sopron, Hungary (2004) [E2]
2003 Grushka KM, 'Fiber Constructs: Australian Insights into Researching the Art of Inquiry', Art Education for the New Millennium, New York (2003) [E2]
2002 Grushka KM, Reynolds RM, 'A Study of the Learning Environment and the Mentor/Mentee Relationship', AARE 2002 Conference Papers, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds
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Creative Work (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Grushka KM, Skates C, Stitching Identies: Kathryn Grushka and Clare Skates, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul,NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2000 Grushka KM, Limited shelf life - Pine seeds and rose buds, John Paynter Gallery, John Paynter Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Grushka KM, Limited shelf life - Wild rice and long grain, John Paynter Gallery, John Paynter Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Grushka KM, Limited shelf life - Red lentils and yellow buds, John Paynter Gallery, John Paynter Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Grushka KM, Limited shelf life - Pods and wattle, John Paynter Gallery, John Paynter Gallery (2000) [J2]
2000 Grushka KM, Limited shelf life - Tapioca and lavender, John Paynter Gallery, John Paynter Gallery (2000) [J2]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grushka KM, 'Recovering the learner: an encounter with artful curricula and the perzine as a generative space of reflection in pre-service teacher education', ( pp.135): The Canadian Society for the Study of Education CSSE (2013) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grushka K, Bennett J, Parkes RJ, Beirne R, Donnelly D, Falzon C, et al., 'Visual media texts: Teaching and assessing the humanities & social sciences in a post-literate age', Centre for Learning and Teaching, 18 (2013) [R1]
Co-authors Robert Imre, Chris Falzon, Robert Parkes, Debra Donnelly, Josephine May, Rebecca Beirne, J Bennett, Heather Sharp
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $230,904

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20153 grants / $85,047

Building Aspiration in the Creative and Performing Arts $63,811

This project aims to raise aspirations and build capacity in students from low SES backgrounds who are currently under-represented in Creative and Performing Arts programs at the University of Newcastle.The proposal aims at developing skills in creative thinking, project design and realisation in the areas of music, visual arts and/or performance through an innovative process that rests on three pillars of collaboration, empowerment and technology to deliver positive outcomes for children from low SES backgrounds

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team
Scheme Higher Education Participation Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Mobile Minds: Global Learning for Building Adaptive Strength$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Office PVC International and Advancement

Funding body University of Newcastle - Office PVC International and Advancement
Project Team
Scheme OPVCIA Strategic Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

iANZAC: Young People's Visions of ANZAC$9,236

Funding body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Funding body Department of Veterans` Affairs
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Heather Sharp, Ms Vicki Parkes
Scheme Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400633
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20141 grants / $90,000

Research Training and Transformational Knowledge $90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Allyson Holbrook, Doctor Kylie Shaw, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Jill Scevak, Doctor Robert Cantwell, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400924
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,500

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Vancouver Canada, 1-5 June 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300644
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,500

International Society for Education through Art, Lemessos, Cyprus, 25 - 27 June 2012$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200543
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $10,000

Visual Media Texts: Teaching and Assessing the Humanities and Social Sciences in a Post-literate Age$10,000

This project will explore the extent to which visual literacy pedagogies and assessment methods are currently embedded in undergraduate courses across various programs at the Univerity of Newcastle

Funding body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Funding body Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Project Team
Scheme Centre for Teaching & Learning University of Newcastle
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20102 grants / $11,300

Artmaking, Visual Narratives and Well-being: a study of people living with autoimmune illness$9,800

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190644
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

UNESCO Second World Conference on Arts Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 25 - 28 May 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000544
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $19,457

Learning Place & Identity: An investigation into the affordances of 'a pedagogy of place$19,457

Funding body: Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Xstrata Coal Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Mrs Deidre Heitmeyer, Mrs Michelle Nicholson, Ms Ruth Crick
Scheme Educational Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189667
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20081 grants / $2,365

32nd InSEA World Congress (International Society for Education through Art), OSAKA, Japan, 5/8/2008 - 9/8/2008$2,365

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189186
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $2,400

UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education, 1-9 March 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186119
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $5,000

Review of Education in Visual Arts, Craft, Design, and Visual Communication in Australia$5,000

Funding body: Australia Council for the Arts

Funding body Australia Council for the Arts
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186032
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20041 grants / $1,370

3rd Carfax International Conference of Reflective Practice, 23-25 June 2004, England$1,370

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184965
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $440

Australian institute of Art Education 20 to 23 November 2003$440

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183790
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $525

InSEA 31st World Congress New York, 19-14 August, 2002$525

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Kathryn Grushka
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181993
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current12

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.55
PhD3.55

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Space and Design: Incorporating Contemporary Architectural Design Practice into the Creative Arts Curriculum
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 Art can be a Reflective means for Disengaged Boys and Boys with Health Issues
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 A Fine Mess: Visual Art and Primary Education - The Benefits and Potential of 'Mess' and 'Play' in Learning and the Implications for Pre-service Teaching
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 Creating 21st Century Learners by Teaching Through the Creative and Practical Arts, Focusing on Art and Drama
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 Art Studio Learning: Connecting Self; Other; World
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 Exploring Creativity: Developing Individualised Artistic Expression in Adult Learners Using A Multi-Sensory, Whole-Body Visual Arts Teaching Approach
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 Crafting Queerness: Mobilised Queer in the Creative Artefacts of Brett Alexander
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 Media Arts K-6 Education: Learning Spaces, Learning Connections and Arts Knowing
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 The Impact of Preschool Educational Programs on Children's Creative Thinking: A Cross-Cultural Study of Educational Programs and Children's Creative Thinking in Iran and Australia
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013 On the Streets: Youth Street Art in Yogyakarta as a Contemporary Assemblage
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Development of Visual Learning, Focusing on Spatial Awareness and Visual Literacy (Visuality) of Higher Education Students Envisaging Imagery in a Digital World
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010 Gifted Education in Western and Islamic Scholarship: Converging for Saudi Education
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 The Pygmalion Proposition
Fine Arts, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Kathryn Grushka

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email kath.grushka@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6583
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room HC76
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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