Dr Josephine Fleming

BA(ANU), MA(research)(UQ), PhD(Sydney)
Project Manager, The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement and Achievement

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

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.

Research interests

Keywords: Comparative Education, Continuing Higher Education, Arts Education

Selected grants

2014

  • The Arts Unit Evaluation and Research; Anderson M, Ewing R, Fleming J; NSW Department of Education and Communities/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Fleming, J., Ewing, R., Hughes, J. (2014). The Industry Partners’ Perceptions. In J. O'Toole, R-J. Adams, M. Anderson, B. Burton & R. Ewing (Eds.), Young Audiences, Theatre and the Cultural Conversation, (pp. 99-114). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anderson, M., Fleming, J. (2014). The TheatreSpace Project, Its Partners and Its Purposes. In J. O'Toole, R-J. Adams, M. Anderson, B. Burton & R. Ewing (Eds.), Young Audiences, Theatre and the Cultural Conversation, (pp. 17-29). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ewing, R., Fleming, J., Burton, B., Stinson, M. (2014). Young Audiences from the Educators' Perspective. In J. O'Toole, R-J. Adams, M. Anderson, B. Burton & R. Ewing (Eds.), Young Audiences, Theatre and the Cultural Conversation, (pp. 83-97). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Bundy, P., Ewing, R., Fleming, J. (2013). Drama and the Audience: Transformative Encounters in TheatreSpace. In Michael Anderson and Julie Dunn (Eds.), How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice, (pp. 145-158). London: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury.
  • Lee, W., Fleming, J. (2012). The Institutionalisation of Lifelong Learning in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States: A Bridge to the Community or a Competitor to the University? In Aspin, D.N.; Chapman, J.; Evans, K.; Bagnall, R (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning, (pp. 349-374). London: Springer.

Journals

  • Fleming, J., Ewing, R., Anderson, M., Klieve, H. (2014). Reimagining the wheel: The implications of cultural diversity for mainstream theatre programming in Australia. Theatre Research International, 39(2), 133-148. [More Information]
  • Anderson, M., Ewing, R., Fleming, J. (2014). The role of family in young people's theatre attendance. Youth Theatre Journal, 28(1), 61-73. [More Information]
  • Fleming, J. (2013). The expanded developmental periphery: framing the institutional role of university continuing education units. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 32(3), 335-352. [More Information]
  • Fleming, J., Mahalinga-Iyer, R., Shortis, M., Vathaluru, H., Xing, K., Moulton, B. (2012). Biomedical engineering curricula: Trends in Australia and abroad. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 10(1), 23-28.
  • Fleming, J. (2012). Examining affiliation between institutional core and periphery. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 5(1), 143-158.
  • Bundy, P., Donelan, K., Ewing, R., Fleming, J., Stinson, M., Upton, M. (2012). Talking about liveness: responses of young people in the TheatreSpace project. NJ-Drama Australia Journal, 36, 15-26.
  • Fleming, J., Iyer, M., Shortis, M., Vuthaluru, H., Xing, K., Moulton, B. (2010). Employers' perceptions regarding graduates of engineering dual degrees. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 8(3), 277-282.

Conferences

  • Anderson, M., Gibson, R., Fleming, J. (2014). Role of Arts education in academic motivation, engagement and achievement: Key findings. Thinking forward - Entanglement and Innovation in Australian Arts Education Research (UNESCO Arts Education Week), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 22 May.
  • Fleming, J. (2009). The tolerance for ambiguity: Exploring relationships between academic heartland and periphery. 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), Armidale: University of New England - Australian &​ New Zealand Comparative &​ International Education Society (ANZCIES).
  • Fleming, J. (2008). Blurring the boundaries: Knowledge provision in continuing higher education. 37th Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Annual Conference: The ownership and dissemination of knowledge, QUT, Brisbane.

Report

  • Anderson, M., Fleming, J. (2013). Review of the Warhorse Learning Program (Australia).
  • Martin, A., Anderson, M., Gibson, R., Sudmalis, D., Liem, G., Fleming, J., Mansour, M., Munday, C. (2013). The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement and Achievement: Report to the Australia Council for the Arts.
  • Adams, R., Anderson, M., Bundy, P., Donelan, K., Ewing, R., Fleming, J., O'Toole, J., Sinclair, C., Stinson, M. (2012). The TheatreSpace Project: Accessing the Cultural Conversation: Final Report (2012). [More Information]

2014

  • Fleming, J., Ewing, R., Anderson, M., Klieve, H. (2014). Reimagining the wheel: The implications of cultural diversity for mainstream theatre programming in Australia. Theatre Research International, 39(2), 133-148. [More Information]
  • Anderson, M., Gibson, R., Fleming, J. (2014). Role of Arts education in academic motivation, engagement and achievement: Key findings. Thinking forward - Entanglement and Innovation in Australian Arts Education Research (UNESCO Arts Education Week), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 22 May.
  • Fleming, J., Ewing, R., Hughes, J. (2014). The Industry Partners’ Perceptions. In J. O'Toole, R-J. Adams, M. Anderson, B. Burton & R. Ewing (Eds.), Young Audiences, Theatre and the Cultural Conversation, (pp. 99-114). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Anderson, M., Ewing, R., Fleming, J. (2014). The role of family in young people's theatre attendance. Youth Theatre Journal, 28(1), 61-73. [More Information]
  • Anderson, M., Fleming, J. (2014). The TheatreSpace Project, Its Partners and Its Purposes. In J. O'Toole, R-J. Adams, M. Anderson, B. Burton & R. Ewing (Eds.), Young Audiences, Theatre and the Cultural Conversation, (pp. 17-29). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ewing, R., Fleming, J., Burton, B., Stinson, M. (2014). Young Audiences from the Educators' Perspective. In J. O'Toole, R-J. Adams, M. Anderson, B. Burton & R. Ewing (Eds.), Young Audiences, Theatre and the Cultural Conversation, (pp. 83-97). Dordrecht: Springer.

2013

  • Bundy, P., Ewing, R., Fleming, J. (2013). Drama and the Audience: Transformative Encounters in TheatreSpace. In Michael Anderson and Julie Dunn (Eds.), How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice, (pp. 145-158). London: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury.
  • Anderson, M., Fleming, J. (2013). Review of the Warhorse Learning Program (Australia).
  • Fleming, J. (2013). The expanded developmental periphery: framing the institutional role of university continuing education units. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 32(3), 335-352. [More Information]
  • Martin, A., Anderson, M., Gibson, R., Sudmalis, D., Liem, G., Fleming, J., Mansour, M., Munday, C. (2013). The Role of Arts Education in Academic Motivation, Engagement and Achievement: Report to the Australia Council for the Arts.

2012

  • Fleming, J., Mahalinga-Iyer, R., Shortis, M., Vathaluru, H., Xing, K., Moulton, B. (2012). Biomedical engineering curricula: Trends in Australia and abroad. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 10(1), 23-28.
  • Fleming, J. (2012). Examining affiliation between institutional core and periphery. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 5(1), 143-158.
  • Bundy, P., Donelan, K., Ewing, R., Fleming, J., Stinson, M., Upton, M. (2012). Talking about liveness: responses of young people in the TheatreSpace project. NJ-Drama Australia Journal, 36, 15-26.
  • Lee, W., Fleming, J. (2012). The Institutionalisation of Lifelong Learning in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States: A Bridge to the Community or a Competitor to the University? In Aspin, D.N.; Chapman, J.; Evans, K.; Bagnall, R (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning, (pp. 349-374). London: Springer.
  • Adams, R., Anderson, M., Bundy, P., Donelan, K., Ewing, R., Fleming, J., O'Toole, J., Sinclair, C., Stinson, M. (2012). The TheatreSpace Project: Accessing the Cultural Conversation: Final Report (2012). [More Information]

2010

  • Fleming, J., Iyer, M., Shortis, M., Vuthaluru, H., Xing, K., Moulton, B. (2010). Employers' perceptions regarding graduates of engineering dual degrees. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 8(3), 277-282.

2009

  • Fleming, J. (2009). The tolerance for ambiguity: Exploring relationships between academic heartland and periphery. 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), Armidale: University of New England - Australian &​ New Zealand Comparative &​ International Education Society (ANZCIES).

2008

  • Fleming, J. (2008). Blurring the boundaries: Knowledge provision in continuing higher education. 37th Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Annual Conference: The ownership and dissemination of knowledge, QUT, Brisbane.

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