Dr Josephine Fleming
BA(ANU), PhD(Sydney), MA(research)(UQ)
Project Manager, The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement and Achievement
Phone: +61 2 9351 4711
Fax: +61 2 9351 4580
Comparative Education, Continuing Higher Education, Arts Education
My PhD, awarded in 2012, is in comparative and continuing higher education. The research examined three university continuing and professional education units in Sydney, Washington DC and Hong Kong. The thesis focussed on the status of these units within their universities. In particular my research explored the notion of the periphery as an innovative and developmental space and as a marginalised space.
My current area of research combines comparative and arts education, following a long professional background as a practitioner and teacher in the performing arts. I was recently the NSW co-ordinator on a large national ARC research project, TheatreSpace: Accessing the Cultural Conversation with Professor Robyn Ewing, Associate Professor Michael Anderson and Dr John Hughes as well as academics from the University of Melbourne and Griffith University. I am now the project manager and researcher for the ARC project The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement and Achievement, working with Professor Andrew Martin, Associate Professor Michael Anderson and Dr Robyn Gibson. I am also investigating attitudes towards arts education within Australia and am particularly interested in the responsiveness of arts education to the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia.
Much of my academic work has been based in case study research, using multiple data sources, primarily qualitative but also quantitative. I have used computer assisted analysis software extensively and have taught the use of the software program NVivo to postgraduate students and academics across the University, including the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the School of Psychology and the Faculty of Social Sciences.
- Fleming, J. and Ewing, R. . (in press). Decision-making: the industry partners’ perception of performance and young people. . In O’Toole, J. Anderson, M., Adam, R., Burton, B. and Ewing, R. (Eds.), Theatre and young audiences: accessing the cultural conversation. Netherlands: Springer, Netherlands.
- Bundy, P., Ewing, R. and Fleming, J. (in press). Drama and the audience: transformative encounters in TheatreSpace.. In Anderson, M and Dunn, J. (Eds.), How drama activates learning London: Bloomsbury.
- Lee, W.O and Fleming, J. (2012). Institutionalising lifelong learning in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States: A Bridge to the Community or a Competitor to the University? . In Aspin D, Chapman J, Evans K, Bagnall R (Ed.), The Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning (pp. 349–374), Dordrecht: Springer.
- Fleming, Josephine. (in press). The Expanded developmental periphery: framing the institutional role of university continuing education units. International Journal of Lifelong Education, iFirst Article, , 1–18. DOI:10.1080/02601370.2012.737378
- Fleming, J., Mahalinga-Iyer, R., Shortis, M. R., Vuthaluru, H., Ke, X. and Moulton, B., . (2010). Employers’ perceptions regarding graduates of engineering dual degrees. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 8(3).
- Fleming, J. (2008). Changes in university continuing education: From community service to service industry. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 1(1).
- Fleming, J. (2009). The tolerance for ambiguity: Exploring relationships between academic heartland and periphery. In Brian D Denman Entering the Age of an Educational Renaissance: Ideas for unity of purpose or further discord? Conference proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES). (pp. 63–80). UNE, Armidale. ISBN: 978-0-909, 24-27 November 2009.
- Fleming, J. (2008). Blurring the Boundaries: Knowledge provision in continuing higher education. In 37th Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Annual Conference: The ownership and dissemination of knowledge.. QUT, Brisbane. ISBN: 978-1-74107-291-4, 5-7 December 2008.