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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 and is a member of the School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education in QUT’s Faculty of Education. 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. His 2009 PhD thesis was completed in the Faculty of Education at QUT and focused on the performance of identities in media and technology education classrooms and the implications for participation with new media forms such as video games. He has a specific interest in the ways practical engagement with new media technologies can be used to promote students’ critical thinking about the media and popular culture.

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

Digital Learning and Print Literacy: A design experiment for the reform of low socio-economic, culturally diverse schools (2009-2012):  $597,843 (Led by QUT)

Serious play: using digital games in school to promote literacy and learning in the twenty first century (2011-2014): $222056 (Led by Griffith University)

This information has been contributed by Dr Michael Dezuanni.

Teaching

  • CLB024 / CLP422 Film and Media Curriculum Studies 1
  • CLB025 / CLP423 Film and Media Curriculum Studies 2
  • CLB026 / CLP424 Film and Media Curriculum Studies 3
  • CLB452 Media Literacy in the School
  • CLN647 Youth, Popular Culture and Texts
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.

In 2010, Michael was invited by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority to be the Media Arts discipline contributor to the Arts writing team to develop the Australian National Curriculum in the Arts.

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
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
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
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
International Collaboration
Reference year
2009
Details
Accepted to take part in the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program: July 6 - 17, 2009.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2008
Details
Invited to speak about media education in Australia at the Media Literacy Overseas Conversation Series: V, New York. (June5-7, 2008). A conference to promote intercultural exchange on the role of youth media and media literacy.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Public lecture (invited) at the state Library of Queensland (July31, 2009): Serious Play: Video Games in Education

Research projects

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

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
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,
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,