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Dr Anita Jetnikoff

Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Personal

Name
Dr Anita Jetnikoff
Position(s)
Visiting Fellow
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Film, Television and Digital Media
Phone
+61 7 3138 3336
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (James Cook Uni. of North Qld), BA(Hons) (James Cook Uni. of North Qld), BEd (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Editor English in Australia
  • English Teachers Association of Qld
  • AATE – Council member of Australian Association Teachers of English
  • Qld College of Teachers
  • 2008-2012 Tertiary Member of QSA State Review Panel for English
  • Panel member: rewriting team for 2010 Qld Senior Syllabus
  • Australian Teachers of Media Qld (former president and secretary)
  • Member of the Faculty of Education Children and Youth Research Centre
Keywords

Creative pedagogies, Creative learning, Literature and media text analysis in English, English as an additional Language, English Curriculum: theory and practice, Teacher professional identity

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

Biography

Dr Anita Jetnikoff is the strand and unit coordinator and senior lecturer of English Curriculum Studies  within the school of Curriculum in Education at QUT. She has researched and published over several areas including Gender and Literacy, Media Education and English Curriculum; including multiliteracies and critical literacy’s relationship to literature, film and media; documentary video production and digital literacy and media applications in English; creative learning,  creative pedagogy and the professional development and identity of teachers. The unifying themes of identity and creative pedagogies weave through her teaching, service, research and publication work.
Anita is a documentary film maker and digital storyteller and has taught and written about video production as well as produced many video productions and vodcasts. Recent projects include researching creative teaching and  learning and what teachers want from professional development, as well as media and literature approaches relevant to the new Australian curriculum: English; deploying digital media in the curriculum, documentary video production and digital storytelling; digital identity and gender.
This information has been contributed by Dr Anita Jetnikoff.

Teaching

My philosophy of teaching develops from my commitment to developing innovative pedagogical practice. I actively teach pre-service teachers the concept of learning ‘exchange.’ Effective teaching and learning cannot be separated from one another and both teachers and students bring something valuable to the table. To this end, effective teaching for me involves designing,creating, implementing and evaluating learning situations, events and episodes contextualized in the ‘real world’ concerns and contexts of teachers and learners. I bring to my teaching 28 years of experience in secondary, tertiary and primary domains and in international contexts. (Dr Anita Jetnikoff) 2007-2015:

  •  Coordinator/ lecturer/ tutor of  English Curriculum Studies 1, 2 and 3 (Undergraduate course)
  • Coordinator/ lecturer/ tutor of English Education Curriculum Studies 3 (Graduate Diploma of Education course)
  • Senior Lecturer and tutor in  Literature in Secondary Teaching (English Disciplne unit)
  • Senior Lecturer and tutor in Studies in Language (English Disciplne unit)
  • Post-graduate supervision of Higher Degree Research students (8 completions)
This information has been contributed by Dr Anita Jetnikoff.

Experience

  • State Review Panel Academic Member for Senior English QSA, 2008-2014
  • Syllabus rewriting committee for QSA Senior English Syllabus (2010)
  • Invited keynote speaker, ETAQ professional development conference presenter, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011,  2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • AATE, 2014, 2008 
  • 2006, Teaching and Learning small Grant, TALS, QUT ($39,998- Chief investigator and coordinator: Work integrated Learning: four Approaches across Education) (see Research projects for further grant details)
  • 2004, Teaching Development Grant Chief Investigator: Produced, directed, wrote and edited a Corporate, training documentary DVD, ‘Taming the Dragon.’ Outcomes: Video is used in teacher Education programs in Department of English HKIed. Also used in QUT international programs with Chinese and Hong Kong students.
  • Film judge (BIFF) new filmmakers’ awards 2008, 2006,2005 and Liquid Lens film judge, 2006, 2007
  • Tertiary teacher (2000-current)
  • Secondary teacher (1987-1997)
  • EAL advisory teacher (1997- 2000)
This information has been contributed by Dr Anita Jetnikoff.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Peter Botsman Memorial Award for 'dedication to the practice, promotion and development of quality English education in Queensland' ('Beyond school' level).
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
Editorial review board member for "A' ranked journal, 'English in Australia'.
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2010
Details
Panel member for the rewriting of the 2010 Queensland Senior Syllabus.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2009
Details
Appointed to the editorial board as an academic reviewer for Screen Education.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Invited keynote speaker for English Teachers Association of Queensland State Conference, Tonwsville,Qld.
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2009
Details
Blind reviewer for AER (Australian Educational Researcher) journal.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2008
Details
Appointed as the only academic member of the QSA (Qld Studies Authority) State Panel for Senior English
Type
Evidence of A Critical Review of Artworks
Reference year
2008
Details
Film judge: Brisbane International Film Festival, 2008. Invited to judge secondary school jury prizes in conjunction with BIFF.
Type
Evidence of A Critical Review of Artworks
Reference year
2008
Details
Film Judge: Invited to judge tertiary entries in the 2008 New Filmmakers Awards (Pacific Film and Television Commission and Brisbane International Film Festival, NFMA

Supervision