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Dr Michael Dezuanni

Faculty of Education,
School of Curriculum

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Name
Dr Michael Dezuanni
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Curriculum
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Film, Television and Digital Media, Communications Technologies
Phone
+61 7 3138 5978
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Letters (Central Queensland University)

Keywords

Arts Education, Creativity, Digital Literacy, Education, Information And Communications Technologies, Literacy, Media, Media Arts, Media Education, Media Literacy

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Michael Dezuanni is a Senior Lecturer and researcher in the field of digital cultures and education,  which includes film and media education, digital literacies and Arts education. He is the Deputy Director of QUT’s Children and Youth Research Centre.  He is a joint appointment of the Faculty of Education (School of Curriculum) and the Creative Industries Faculty (Film, Television and Animation).  The aim of both his teaching and research is to explore the most effective, productive and meaningful ways for individuals to gain knowledge and understanding of the media and technologies in their lives.  He has a specific interest in the ways practical engagement with new media technologies can be used to promote individuals’ creative and critical thinking about the media and popular culture.

He is currently a Chief Investigator on three Australian Research Council Linkage Projects:

Fostering Digital Participation through Living Labs in Regional and Rural Australian Communities (2014-2016). Lead CI.

Australian screen content in primary, secondary and tertiary education (2014-2016). Led By Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham.

Serious play: using digital games in school to promote literacy and learning in the twenty first century (2011-2014): Led by Professor Catherine Beavis (Griffith University)

Past research projects include:

Digital media and literacy education in low socioeconomic status community kindergartens (the iPads project). 2013. Ian Potter Foundation grant. Lead CI.

Remote Music Interactions (2010-2013).  ARC Linkage led by Professor Andy Arthurs.

Digital Learning and Print Literacy: A design experiment for the reform of low socio-economic, culturally diverse schools (2009-2012). ARC Linkage project led by Associate Professor Annette Woods.

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Dezuanni.

Teaching

Undergraduate and post-graduate courses:
  • CRB912/CRP416 Film and Media Curriculum Studies 1
  • CRB913/CRP417 Film and Media Curriculum Studies 2
  • CRB914/CRP418 Film and Media Curriculum Studies 3
  • KPB113 Television and Film Text Analysis
Higher Degree Research student supervision:
Michael Dezuanni currently supervises 10 Higher Degree Research students in the Faculty of Education Masters, PhD and EdD programs and the Creative Industries Faculty PhD and DCI programs.
This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Dezuanni.

Experience

Michael Dezuanni was a secondary school media teacher for over 13 years.  He taught in both the State and independent education sectors.  He has been a member of the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) State assessment review panel for over ten years and was the convenor of the QSA committee that wrote the 2005 Senior Syllabus in Film, Television and New Media for use in Queensland secondary schools.

From 2010 to 2013, Michael was Expert Adviser for Media Arts for the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) for the development of the Australian National Curriculum in the Arts.

Michael has also been a consultant for UNESCO, and co-authored UNESCO’s ‘Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines’ as part of an international team of experts.

Michael is regularly invited to present at local, national and international media literacy education events.

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Dezuanni.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2011
Details
Invited to work in an international team to develop UNESCO's "Guidelines on Developing National/Regional Media and Information Literacy Policies and Strategies"
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2010
Details
Contracted by ACARA to be the media curriculum advisor to the lead writer for The Arts for Australian National Curriculum.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2009
Details
Associate Editor (refereed articles) for Australian Screen Education, published by Australian Teachers of Media, Victoria.
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2009
Details
Accepted to take part in the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program: July 6 - 17, 2009.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Fostering digital participation through Living Labs in regional and rural Australian communities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100469
Start year
2013
Keywords
digital citizenship; rural & regional; digital literacy
Title
Australian screen content in primary, secondary and tertiary education: uses and potential
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100031
Start year
2013
Keywords
Meida Studies, Australian Curriculum, Australian Screen Content
Title
Serious Play: Using Digital Games in School to Promote Literacy and Learning in the Twenty First Century
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110200309
Start year
2011
Keywords
New Literacies, Literacy, Digital Games, Pedagogy, New Media
Title
Remote Music Interactions through On-line Networks
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0989403
Start year
2010
Keywords
Music Interactions, Online Networks, User Generated Content, Peer to Peer Interaction, Music Education,
Title
Digital Learning and Print Literacy: A Design Experiment for the Reform of Low Socio-economic, Culturally Diverse Schools.
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990289
Start year
2009
Keywords
Literacy, Digital Literacies, Pedagogy, Media Arts, Primary Education,