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Researcher: Hunter, M (Dr Mary Ann Hunter)

Fields of Research

Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies

Research Objectives

The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Education and Training
Teacher and Instructor Development
Cultural Understanding
Learner and Learning Processes
Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)
Education and Training Systems
Learner and Learning Achievement
Arts and Leisure
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Expanding Knowledge in Education
Law, Politics and Community Services
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Community Service (excl. Work)

Career Best Publications

Cultivating the art of safe space; Research in Drama Education
Rethinking industry partnerships: Arts education and uncertainty in liquid modern life; Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education

Research Publications

A Quiet Kind of Magic: Performance for Young Audiences in the New Millennium; Catching Australian Theatre in the 2000s
About Performance; About Performance
ADS at thirty: Three decades of Australasian drama, theatre, performance and scholarly research; Australasian Drama Studies
Alternative politics of learning: The legacy of TIE in Australia; Learning through Theatre: The changing face of theatre education
Anxious Futures: Magpie2 and 'New Generationalism' in Australian youth specific theatre; Theatre Research International
Artist in residence program evaluation 2009 - 2010
Arts education academics’ perceptions of eLearning & teaching in Australian early childhood and primary ITE degrees; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Change the World as We Know It: Peace, Youth and Performance in Australia; Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Tansformation of Conflict
Contemporary Australian youth-specific performance and the negotiation of change; Nj (Drama Australia Journal)
Cultivating the art of safe space; Research in Drama Education
Developing cultural citizens through Australia's young artists mentoring program; Global perspectives on mentoring: Transforming contexts, communities and cultures
Education and the arts research overview
Generating Cultural Capital? Impacts of artists-in-residence on teacher professional learning; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Getting Connected: Making your mentorship work
No safety gear: Skate girl space and the regeneration of Australian community-based performance; Performing Democracy: International perspectives on urban community-based performance
Not Just an Audience: Young people transforming our theatre; Platform Papers
Of peacebuilding and performance: Contact Inc's 'third space' of intercultural collaboration; Australasian Drama Studies
Performing Youth: A tactical arts response; ARIEL
Rethinking industry partnerships: Arts education and uncertainty in liquid modern life; Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education
SongMakers: An industry-led approach to arts partnerships in education; Arts Education Policy Review
The curious schools project: capturing nomad creativity in teacher work; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Utopia, Maps and ecstasy: Configuring space in Barrie Kosky's 1996 Adelaide Festival; Australasian Drama Studies
What is "the good" of arts-based peacebuilding? Questions of value and evaluation in current practice; Peace and Conflict Studies
Young People and Performance in Australia and New Zealand; Australasian Drama Studies
Youthful Presence: Nick Enright as teacher and A Property of the Clan; Nick Enright: An Actor's Playwright

Research Projects

'Scientific and Academic Knowledge', Biennial Conference of the International Universities Institute of Advanced Study, Vancouver; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An Investigation of Policy Paradigms for Arts-based Peacebuilding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An Investigation of the Impact of Artist/Teacher Partnerships on Teachers' Discourse and Pedagogy of Creativity; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Applied Research for Contact Inc.
Evaluation of Song Makers Program

Research Candidate Supervision

Communicating About Bullying- Towards More Effective Collaborations Between Parents and Schools
Learning to be well together- Reconstructing culture, place and identity thruogh collaborative arts inquiry.
Peace Education through Interactive Theatre- A Theatre of Empowerment to Foster Healing and Intercultural Dialogue amongst the Youth of Sri Lanka
The Role of the Marimba, and Associated Pedagogical Practices, and its Influence on Students' Musical Self-Perception and Instrumental Retension During the Four Years of High School Education