Professor Deirdre Russell-Bowie

Professor Deirdre Russell-Bowie

Adjunct Professor,
Dean's Unit - School of Education

Biography

Qualifications

  • GDipExpPA Sydney College of Advanced Education
  • BEd Tasmanian College of Advanced Education
  • ADipMus Tasmanian College of Advanced Education
  • DipTeach Tasmanian College of Advanced Education
  • MEd (Hons) University of Wollongong
  • PhD University of Wollongong

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Music Education (1988 - 2014)

Awards

  • Australian Award for University Teaching 2001-12-12
  • Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2007-06-13
  • UWS College of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student learning 2007-07-20
  • UWS Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2013-12-06
  • UWS Award for Excellence In Teaching 2014-12-03

Interests

  • Primary Creative Arts Education

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Education

Contact

Email: D.Russell-Bowie@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6298
Mobile:
Location: 4.G.14
Bankstown

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101585 Primary Creative Arts, 2013
  • 101585 Primary Creative Arts, 2014
  • 101585 Primary Creative Arts, 2015

Publications

Books

  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2011), 'MMADD about the arts; an introduction to primary arts education', : Pearson Australia 9781442541092.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'MMADD about the arts: an introduction to primary arts education. Second Edition', : Pearson Education Australia 9780733993053.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2006), 'MMADD about arts: an introduction to primary arts education', : Pearson Education Australia 1741032350.

Chapters in Books

  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2011), 'The classroom practice of the arts: from the inside out!', Tapping into Classroom Practice of the Arts: From Inside Out, Post Pressed 9781921214882.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2005), 'Preservice teachers' percpetions of hte priority and problems of elementary music educatin, in five countries.', Music in schools for all children: From research to effective practice., University of Granada and the International Society for Music Education 8433836374.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'Advice to novice sailors - navigating the doctoral journey in music education', The Doctoral Journal in Music Education - Reflections of Doctoral Studies by Australian Music Educators, Common Ground Publishing 186335543X.

Journal Articles

  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2013), 'What? me? teach dance? : background and confidence of primary preservice teachers in dance education across five countries', Research in Dance Education, vol 14, no 3 , pp 216 - 232.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2013), 'A tale of five countries : background and confidence in preservice primary teachers in drama education across five countries', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 38, no 7 , pp 59 - 74.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2013), 'Mission impossible or possible mission? Changing confidence and attitudes of primary preservice music education students using Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 2013, no 2 , pp 46 - 63.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2013), 'Wombat stew : enhancing self-concept through an integrated arts project', International Journal of Education and the Arts, vol 14, no 17 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2012), 'Developing preservice primary teachers' confidence and competence in arts education using principles of authentic learning', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 37, no 1 , pp 60 - 74.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2012), 'Putting the jigsaw together : using the authentic learning framework in teacher education', International Journal of Learning, vol 18, no 7 , pp 61 - 71.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2011), 'An Ode to Joy...or the Sounds of Silence? An Exploration of Arts Education Policy in Australian Primary Schools', Arts Education Policy Review, vol 112, no 4 , pp 163 - 173.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2011), 'A Comparison of Primary Generalist Preservice Teachers' Background and Confidence in Visual Arts Education across Five Countries', Australian Art Education, vol 34, no 1 , pp 99 - 118.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2010), 'A ten year follow-up investigation of preservice generalist primary teacher's background and confidence in teaching music', Australian Journal of Music Education, , no 2 , pp 76 - 86.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2010), 'Cross-national comparisons of background and confidence in visual arts and music education of pre-service primary teachers', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 35, no 4 , pp 65 - 78.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2010), 'Responses to Robert Walker's Bethoven of Britney?, and Brent Salter's Copywright, Collaboration and the Future of Dramatic Authorship Platform Papers 22, Brent Salter', Platform Papers, vol 1, no 23 , pp 67 - 71.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'What me? Teach music to my primary class?' : challenges to teaching music in primary schools in five countries', Music Education Research, vol 11, no 1 , pp 23 - 36.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'Primary Arts Education. A brief history', Music Forum, vol 15, no 3 , pp 30 - 35.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'Syntegration or Disintergration? Models of Integrating the Arts across the Primary Curriculum', International Journal of Education and the Arts, vol 10, no 28 .
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'Learning to Teach the Creative Arts in Primary Schools Through Community Engagement', International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol 20, no 2 , pp 298 - 306.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2008), 'Time for 'Syntegration'', Music in Action, vol 6, no 3 , pp 23 - 25.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2007), 'Community engagement enhancing creative arts education in a Primary School', The Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement, vol 2, no 1 , pp 205 - 210.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2007), 'Creating harmony in practice and pedagogy across the primary curriculum through an innovative arts project', Journal of Artistic and Creative Education, vol 1, no 1 , pp 106 - 116.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2007), 'Using the Creative Arts to Enhance Self Concept in a Diverse School Community', Asia Pacific Journal for Arts Education, vol 5, no 1 , pp 23 - 37.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2007), 'Learning to teach music through an Academic Service Learning Project', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 1 , pp 50 - 60.
  • Russell-Bowie, D., Yeung, A. and Hon, R. (2006), 'Design and Evaluation of Educational Materials for the Teaching of 20th Century Music in Hong Kong Schools', Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, vol 4, no 2 , pp 57 - 83.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2005), 'Community Harmony Project: Real-life Integrated Creative Arts Project', Reclaiming Children and Youth, vol 14, no 1 , pp 13 - 15.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Do you hear me? An introduction to listening in the primary classroom', Music Teacher Magazine, vol 11, no 2 , pp 34 - 35.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'Where in the world are we', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 1 , pp 33 - 44.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. and Mcinerney, D. (2002), 'Student teachers'confidence and anxiety in relation to music education.', Academic Exchange Quarterly, vol 6, no 1 .
  • Yeung, A., Mcinerney, D. and Russell-Bowie, D. (2001), 'Heirarchial, Multidimensional Creative Arts Self Concept', Australian Jjournal of Psychology, vol 53, no 3 , pp 125 - 133.

Conference Papers

  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'Taming the wild beast! Developing pre-service primary music education students' confidence and competence', Proceedings of the XVII National Conference, Launceston.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'Using Academic Service Learning to provide authentic learning experiences for undergraduate students', Proceedings of the XVII National Conference, Launceston.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2009), 'Using authentic blended learning environment in primary music education', World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2008), 'Integrate or syntegrate? : models for integrating music across the primary curriculum', ISME 2008 - International Society for Music Education World Conference -28th World Conference, Bologna - Italy.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2008), 'What can we learn through academic service learning in a primary school', British Educational Research Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2008), 'Perceptions of confidence and background in the arts of perservice primary teachers from five countries', British Educational Research Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2007), 'Academic Service Learning enhancing Creative Arts Education', AARE 2006 Conference Adelaide, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2007), 'Celebrating music in the local community: An academic service-learning project to bring music into children's lives in the local primary school', Australian Society for Music Education Inc. 40th Anniversary National Conference - Celebrating Musical Communities, Perth, Australia.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2006), 'If I set my heart to anything, I can do it! : Enhancing children's self concept through music and other art forms', 27th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2006), 'Gaining professional experience through service learning: Opportunities for diverse, innovative and challenging learning experiences in teacher education', Practical Experiences in Professional Education, University of Auckland.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2006), 'Shall we dance? A comparison of student teachers' background and confidence in Dance Education in relation to gender and age across five countries', Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE - 2005), UWS Parramatta Campus.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2006), 'So why engage in the arts? The relationship between learning in the arts and other key learning areas and the development of skills in key workplace competencies', Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE - 2005), UWS Parramatta Campus.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. and Dowson, M. (2006), 'Effects of background and sex on confidence in teaching the creative arts: Tests of specific hypotheses', Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE - 2005), UWS Parramatta Campus.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2006), 'Building bridges, crossing barriers: Using service learning to bridge the gap between teacher education theory and classroom practice in music and other art forms', 15th International Seminar of Music in Schools and Teacher Education, Hong Kong.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2005), 'Using music and the creative arts to enhance self-concept and harmony in a diverse school community', The 5th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2005), 'I teach and I understand : music peer teaching experiences within an integrated creative arts project', Australian Society for Music Education. National Conference , Melbourne, Vic..
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Learn from eachother for our musical future: Primary Preservice Stduent Teachers: Background and Confidence in Music and Music Education', UWS Education Research Conference (re) visioning education 2003, UWS, Parramatta Campus.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Creative Arts Education and the Key Competencies Comparing teaching and learning within Creative Arts education with practical experiences in the other Key Learning Aras in relation to the Mayer Competencies', Artistic Practice as Reseerch - Preceedings of the XXV Conference, Brisbane.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Sound words to teach with many outcomes: Teaching literacy through music and other arts', 26th International Society for Music Education Work Conference, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Experiences and Feelings in Music Education: The Musical Experiences, Feelings and Hopes of Pre-Service Primary Teachers over 14 Years', Australian Association for Research in Music Educaiton, Tweed Heads.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Arts education: are the problems the same across 5 countries? Preservice teachers' perceptions of the problems to teaching arts education in primary schools in five countries', AARE 2004 Melbourne - Doing the public good, Melbourne.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2004), 'Challenges for primary music educators: Preservice teachers' perceptions of the challenges to teaching music in primary schools on five countries', AARE 2004 Melbourne - Doing the public good, Melbourne.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'Is There a Gender Issue?Primary Student Teachers' Perception of Their Background and Confidence in Relation to Music and Music Teaching', Educational Research, Risks, & Dilemmas, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'If life is a patchwork quilt, the arts are the thread that sews it together.', International Society for Music Eduaction World Conference, Bergen, Norway.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'A Salad Bar or a Sandwich Approach to Teaching Music', Education National Conference, Darwin.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'How do our Primary teacher education students percieve their background and abilities in m usic and music education', Australian Association for Research in Music Education AARME XX111 National Conference, Newcastle, NSW.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2003), 'Does Arts Education need reforming', 4th Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Hong Kong.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2002), 'Gender Issues in Visual Arts Education? A comparison of student teachers' background and confidence in Visual Arts Education in relation to gender across five countries', Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Russell-Bowie, D. (2002), 'Art Smart or Music Smart:Comparing the background of teacher education students in Australia, South Africa, Nambia, USA and Ireland.', XXIVth Annual Conference - Australian Association for Research in Music Education, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Russell-Bowie, D., Mcinerney, D. and Yeung, A. (2001), 'Students teachers perceptions in relation to anxiety and confidence in music education', Australian Association of Research in Education, Fremantle.
  • Russell-Bowie, D., Mcinerney, D. and Yeung, A. (2001), 'Teachers confidence and anxiety in relationto music education', ASME, Adelaide.
  • Russell-Bowie, D., Mcinerney, D. and Yeung, A. (2001), 'What factors influence student teachers' confidence and anxiety in relation to music education? A report of the CASANOVA study', The 3rd Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research & International Symposium on Uragoe" and Gender.", Nagoya, Japan.

Research focus: Creative Arts Education

This information has been contributed by Professor Russell-Bowie.

Previous Projects

Title: Evaluation of Together For Humanity programs
Funder:
  • Together for Humanity Foundation Limited
Western Researchers: Frances Gale, Michel Edenborough, Mary Hawkins and Deirdre Russell-Bowie
Years: 2018-03-01 - 2019-07-31
ID: P00024856

Supervision

Professor Russell-Bowie is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

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: THE ROLE OF SELF-CONCEPT AND MOTIVATION IN REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF ARTISTICALLY TALENTED YOUTH
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: An Investigation into Factors Impacting on Large Instrumental Music Programs in New South Wales Public Secondary Schools, and Directors' Perceptions of Program Success
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies
Thesis Title: THE EFFECTS OF A SPECIALLY DEVISED, INTEGRATED CURRICULUM, BASED ON THE MUSIC OF STING, ON THE LEARNING OF POPULAR MUSIC
Field of Research: Education
Thesis Title: Teaching singing in Sydney government schools
Field of Research: Communication And Media Studies
Thesis Title: Playing with Understanding: Constructivist Instrumental Learning Strategies
Field of Research: Music
Thesis Title: The Lives of Songs: An Exploration of How New Songs Become Part of Young Children's Musical Cultures
Field of Research: Music
Thesis Title: Drama Performance Assessment in Senior Secondary Years: A Study of Six Australian Schools
Field of Research: Curriculum And Education Studies

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