Associate Professor and Discipline Lead Literacies and pedagogy
From February 18 to March 1, 2019
Dr Georgina Barton is an Associate Professor of literacies and pedagogy in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She has experience as a Program Director for preservice teachers and teaches English and literacy education. Before being an academic, Georgina taught in schools for over 20 years including teaching English in South India with Australian Volunteers International. She has been an acting principal, coordinator of international students, and a lead teacher in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Georgina also has extensive experience in teaching the arts in schools and universities and often utilises the arts to support students’ literacy learning outcomes. She has over 80 publications in the areas of the arts and literacy including a co-authored book with Dr Gary Woolley titled: Developing Literacy in the Secondary Classroom.
The ways in which we communicate in today’s world are diverse including the types of texts we use as well as how globalization has influenced people and language. The proposed project will draw on data from a project, funded by an Australian education system, which aimed to enhance teachers’ practices related to the teaching of multimodal texts. During my time at Faber, I will work on a practical textbook, influenced by research, for teachers and students in classrooms. The book will cover topics related to curriculum planning, pedagogy and assessment of multimodal text comprehension and composition.