Associate Professor Mary Mooney

Associate Professor Mary Mooney

Casual Research Assistant - PNG Project 1,
Dean's Unit - School of Education

Adjunct Professor,
Dean's Unit - School of Education

Biography

Adjunct Professor Mary Mooney was Deputy Dean of the School of Education from 2012- 2018. She is a teacher and researcher in drama education, arts curriculum, creative pedagogy, effective teaching, screen-based drama, performative youth arts, creativity and gender representation in Australian plays. 

She was a Chief Investigator (CI) on the longitudinal study Evaluating the impacts of the Fresh AIR Initiative 2014-2016 funded by the Federal Government through the Australia Council and managed by Arts NSW. She has been a CI on the ARC Linkage project Enabling Schooling Success partnering with NSW DEC (2009-2013), which progressed from the Positive Behaviour for Learning Research Partnershipproject (2006–2007) with the NSW DET Western Sydney Region. She was also a researcher and author on the Exemplary Teachers for a Fair Go ARC Linkage project in partnership with the NSW DEC. She was a researcher on the international collaborative project, Water Reckoning Digital Drama project investigating environmental sustainability, online learning and process drama.

Her key roles with the NSW Education Standards Authority (previously Board of Studies) have been Deputy Chair of the 7-12 Drama Syllabus committee preparing the first HSC Drama Syllabus (1990–1993); Deputy Chair then Chair of the Years 7-12 Drama Curriculum Committee (2001–2003); Senior Examiner for the Higher School Certificate Drama (1993—1998); Drama representative on the NSW K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus Committee (1997–2000).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mooney.

Qualifications

  • PhD Charles Sturt University
  • MATheatreStud University of New South Wales
  • BEd Brisbane College of Advanced Education
  • GDipDramaEd Melbourne State College
  • DipTeach Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education

Professional Memberships

  • Drama Australia - Director of Research (2008 - 2010)
  • Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support Australia – Co-Chair (2013 - 2017)
  • Network of Associate Deans Learning and Teaching in Education – Chair (2013 - 2015)
  • Drama Australia – Director of Strategic Alliances and Research (2018 - 2020)

Awards

  • Outstanding Contribution Award to the Australian Council of Deans of Education Board 2015-12-12

Interests

  • Creative and arts pedagogy
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Education
  • Dean's Unit - School of Education

Contact

Email: M.Mooney@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6909
(02) 9772 6909
Mobile: 0414842868
Location: 4.1.09
Bankstown4.1.09
Bankstown

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Hatton, C. and Mooney, M. (2018), 'Creative ecologies in education : teaching relationships within sustained school-based artists-in-residence projects', Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education, Palgrave Macmillan 9783319967240.
  • Munns, G., Hertzberg, M., Mooney, M. and Zammit, K. (2013), 'Introducing four of the teachers', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Cole, B., Mooney, M. and Nanlohy, T. (2013), 'Student voice(s)', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Arthur, L., Callow, J., Cole, B., Gilbert, S., Hatton, C., Hertzberg, M., Mooney, M., Munns, G., Nanlohy, P., Orlando, J., Pares, L., Power, A., Sawyer, W., Vozzo, L. and Zammit, K. (2013), 'A new Monday morning and beyond', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Cole, B., Mooney, M. and Power, A. (2013), 'Imagination, creativity and intellectual quality', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Mooney, M. (2009), 'Composing Screen Drama Narratives', Charged with Meaning: Reviewing English, Phoenix Education 9781921586187.
  • Power, A., Mooney, M., Barker, K., Dobia, B., Watson, K. and Yeung, A. (2008), 'Positive Behaviour for Learning: School-wide Student Behaviour Intervention in Western Sydney', Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference, Springer International Handbooks of Education, Volume 11 978-1-4020-1007-1.
  • Mooney, M. (2004), 'Morphing into Screen Drama', The State of our Art: NSW Perspectives in Educational Drama, Currency Press 0868197459.
  • Mooney, M. (2004), 'Fast Forward to Screen Drama', Drama Journeys: Inside Drama Learning, Currency Press 0868196967.
  • Mooney, M., Nicholls, J. and Mccallum, J. (2004), 'Appreciating Drama', Drama Journeys: Inside Drama Learning, Currency Press 0868196967.

Journal Articles

  • Yeung, A., Craven, R., Mooney, M., Tracey, D., Barker, K., Power, A., Dobia, B., Chen, Z., Schofield, J., Whitefield, P. and Lewis, T. (2016), 'Positive behavior interventions : the issue of sustainability of positive effects', Educational Psychology Review, vol 28, no 1 , pp 145 - 170.
  • Hatton, C., Mooney, M. and Nicholls, J. (2016), 'Digital rolling role across global classrooms : a geodramatic framework', NJ: Drama Australia Journal, vol 40, no 1 , pp 27 - 39.
  • Hatton, C., Mooney, M. and Nicholls, J. (2014), 'Into the sea of imagination : re-considering role and collaboration in the Sydney Water Reckoning Drama Project', Drama Research: International Journal of Drama in Education, vol 5, no 1 .
  • Yeung, A., Barker, K., Tracey, D. and Mooney, M. (2013), 'School-wide positive behavior for learning : effects of dual focus on boys' and girls' behavior and motivation for learning', International Journal of Educational Research, vol 62 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Yeung, A., Mooney, M., Barker, K. and Dobia, B. (2009), 'Does school-wide positive behaviour system improve learning in primary schools? Some preliminary findings', New Horizons in Education, vol 57, no 1 , pp 17 - 32.
  • Mooney, M. (2005), 'Morphing into New Spaces: Transcoding Drama', NJ (Drama Australia Journal), vol 29 , pp 25 - 35.

Conference Papers

  • Davis, S., Simou, P., Wales, P., Kulik, J., Hatton, C., Kennard, J., Mooney, M. and Nicholls, J. (2014), 'The Water Reckoning : learnings from the international Rolling Role project', National Drama (Organization). Conference, Greenwich University.
  • Barker, K., Yeung, A., Craven, R., Ali, J., Mooney, M., Dobia, B., Power, A., Schofield, J. and Whitefield, P. (2013), 'Does positive behaviour facilitate self-concept or does positive self-concept facilitate behaviour?', International Biennial SELF Research Conference, Singapore.
  • Barker, K., Yeung, A., Dobia, B. and Mooney, M. (2009), 'Positive Behaviour for Learning: Differentiating Teachers' Self-Efficacy', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2009), .
  • Barker, K., Dobia, B., Mooney, M., Watson, K., Power, A., Ha, T., Yeung, A., Schofield, J., McCloughan, G. and Denham, A. (2008), 'Positive Behaviour for Learning: Changing Student Behaviours for Sustainable Psychosocial Outcomes', Australian Association for Research in Education, International Education Reserach Conference, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
  • Mooney, M., Watson, K., Dobia, B., Power, A., Barker, K., Ha, T., Yeung, A., McCloughan, G., McCloughan, G., Schofield, J. and Denham, A. (2008), 'Positive behaviour for learning : local features of an adapted US model of behaviour management', Australian Association for Research in Education, International Educatin Research Conference, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
  • Mooney, M., Dobia, B., Power, A., Watson, K., Barker, K., Yeung, A., Denham, A., McCloughan, G. and Schofield, J. (2008), 'Why positive behaviour for learning : the how's and why's of translating a US model for local sustainable education', Australian Association for Research in Education, International Educatin Research Conference, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
  • Mooney, M., Meiners, J. and Munday, J. (2006), 'With our backs to the wall: working creatively with early years and primary student teachers studying 'the arts'', National Education and the Arts Symposium 2005, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mooney, M. (2002), 'Schlock Horror: Student video drama', IDEA: Betwixt and Between, Bergen Norway.

Other Publications

  • 2015, 'Teachers Matter: Models for Effective Teaching in Low SES Schools: Final Report 2015', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S2 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P1 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012 S3 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012 S3 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P3 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P3 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S2 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S1 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S1 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P4 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P4 School Findings', Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P1 School Findings', Report
  • 2010, 'Engaging Middle Years Boys in Rural Educational Settings', Report
  • 2008, 'Positive Behaviour for Learning: Investigating the Transfer of a United States System into the New South Wales Department of Education and Training Western Sydney Region Schools: Report', Report

Most recently Mary was a Chief Investigator (CI) on the longitudinal study Evaluating the impacts of the Fresh AIR Initiative 2014-2016 funded by the Federal Government through the Australia Council and managed by Arts NSW. Mary contributed to the submission, qualitative research and reporting as a CI for the ARC Linkage project Enabling Schooling Success partnering with NSW DEC (2009-2013), which progressed from the Positive Behaviour for Learning Research Partnership project (2006–2007) with the NSW DET Western Sydney Region. Mary was also a researcher and author on the Exemplary Teachers for a Fair Go ARC Linkage project in partnership with the NSW DEC. Mary was a researcher on the international collaborative research project, Water Reckoning Digital Drama which investigated environmental sustainability, online learning and process drama. In addition, Mary was the lead CI on the teacher education and early career teacher Office for Teaching and Learning (OLT) project. This significant report Teachers Matter: Models for Effective Teaching in Low SES Schools (2015) was undertaken in collabortation of teacher education providers across Australia on behalf of the Australian Council of Deans of Education in partnership with Social Ventures Australia.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mooney.

Previous Projects

Title: Positive Behaviour for Learning: investigating the transfer of a US system into DET Western Sydney Region schools
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
  • Panthers On The Prowl Ltd
Western Researchers: Mary Mooney, Alexander Yeung, Brenda Dobia and Katrina Barker
Years: 2006-12-21 - 2009-10-30
ID: P0015348
Title: Evaluating the impacts of the Fresh Air initiative 2014 - 2016: Strand 2 - Research Study [via Uni Newcastle]
Funder:
  • Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services
Western Researchers: Mary Mooney
Years: 2014-03-03 - 2017-04-30
ID: P00021849
Title: Engaging Middle Years Boys in Rural Educational Settings
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Geoff Munns, Wayne Sawyer, Bronwyn Cole, Mary Mooney, Anne Power and Katina Zammit
Years: 2007-09-01 - 2008-12-01
ID: P0015810
Title: Enabling schooling success: Psycho-social drivers & impact of Positive Behaviour for Learning intervention on behaviour, well-being, academic engagement & achievement
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Rhonda Craven, Margaret Vickers, Katrina Barker, Anne Power, Mary Mooney and Brenda Dobia
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2017-03-14
ID: P00016592

Supervision

Associate Professor Mooney is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Re-Storying Personal Cultural History Through Indigenous Research Methodologies: Reclaiming Our Place in Land, Story and Time
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Developing School Wide Change through Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support(pbis): Changing Behaviour and the Parent Connection.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Role of Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as a Foundation for Thematic Exploration and Practical Application within the Visual Arts IBDP Course
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Comparing the moderation procedures for Drama Performance tasks in the Senior Secondary School in NSW, the ACT and Queensland; Examining teacher perceptions of the process
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: How and Why, Teachers Use PBL in the Classroom
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Reinventing ourselves: Gender identity in Contem- porary Women's Performance 
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: An Ecology of Pleasure: Love Stories and Storied Landscapes
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Teacher Quality: The Impact of Continuing Professional Development on Education Quality
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Releasing the Imagination in Drama Education: Engagement in group work through praxis and metaxis
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Teacher Professional Development in Performing and Literary Arts Education
Field of Research: Teacher Education
Thesis Title: ACTING AND ESSENCE: Experiencing Essence, Presence and Archetype in the Acting Traditions of Stanislavski and Copeau
Field of Research: Performing Arts
Thesis Title: ACTING ON LITERACY CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Early Childhood
Thesis Title: Drama Education: Secondary School Playbuilding Enhancing imagination and creativity in group playbuilding through kinaesthetic teraching and learning
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: CREATIVITY COUNTRY. A STUDY OF THE PHENOMENON OF CREATIVITY IN RELATION TO DISRUPTED LIFE
Field of Research: Creative Arts
Thesis Title: The Knowing Body: Meaning and Method in Yat Malmgren's Actor Training Technique
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Drama teaching and the making of meaning: how teachers and learners develop knowledge in process drama
Field of Research: Teacher Education
Thesis Title: Who Will Study HSC Physics? The Relationships Between Motivation, Engagement and Choice
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: The Life Journey of Gifted Adults: a Narrative Exploration of Developmental Differences
Field of Research: Education Studies
Thesis Title: Crazy by Design. Brain research and adolescence: Implications for classroom teaching, teacher learning and possibilities of teacher research.
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies; Education; Teacher Education: Secondary
Thesis Title: Drama Performance Assessment in Senior Secondary Years: A Study of Six Australian Schools
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies
Thesis Title: Parent Involvement and Positive Behaviour for Learning in two Australian Schools
Field of Research: Teacher Education: Special Education; Education Studies

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