Associate Professor Anne Power

Associate Professor Anne Power

Aca (secondary Education),
Secondary Education (soe)

Associate Professor,
Secondary Education (soe)

Biography

Associate Professor Anne Power is a music curriculum expert at Western Sydney University and has research on Enhancing Indigenous Content in Performing Arts Curricula in Tertiary Institutions through Service Learning in Indigenous Communities. She is known for leadership in the field of professional practice and is a member of the Centre for Educational Research. She is published in the International Journal of Music Education, British Journal of Music Education and the Australian Journal of Music Education. She is a former chair of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education and Vice- President of the Institute for Education Research. She is editor of Musicworks, the national journal of the Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk. Her work with service learning and disadvantaged students converges with themes of creativity. In a recent book Teaching for a Fair Go: Exemplary teachers of students in poverty, she explores creativity as a way of closing the equity gap. Her ARC research Enabling schooling success also aligns with themes around equity of access and social justice.

Anne Power’s awards include the ALTC Programs that Enhance Learning in 2010; the Professional Teachers’ Council for Outstanding Service in both 2006 and 2010; and the Vice Chancellor’s award for community engagement in 2007.

Her research can be found at https://youtu.be/aC0c52RUhU8

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Power.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Wollongong
  • MMus University of New South Wales
  • DipMusEd NSW Conservatorium of Music

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Secondary Education (soe)
  • Secondary Education (soe)

Contact

Email: am.power@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 452
Mobile:
Location: J.1.22
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Power, A., Bright, C. and Stewart, A. (2002), 'Secondary Schools Music Australian Opera Series: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior', : Australian Music Centre 0909168555.
  • Power, A., Wesley-Smith, M. and Wesley-Smith, P. (2002), 'Secondary Schools Music Australian Opera SeriesQuito - A documentary music drama about schizophrenia and East Timor', : Australian Music Centre 0909168547.

Chapters in Books

  • Bartleet, B., Bennett, D., Power, A. and Sunderland, N. (2016), 'Arts-based service learning with Australian first peoples : concepts and considerations', Engaging First Peoples in Arts-Based Service Learning: Towards Respectful and Mutually Beneficial Educational Practices, Springer 9783319221526.
  • Power, A. (2016), 'Transformations in arts-based service learning : the impact of cultural immersion on pre-service teachers' attitudes to Australian Aboriginal creative music-making', Engaging First Peoples in Arts-Based Service Learning: Towards Respectful and Mutually Beneficial Educational Practices, Springer 9783319221526.
  • Power, A., Bennett, D., Sunderland, N. and Bartleet, B. (2016), 'Reconceptualizing sustainable intercultural partnerships in arts-based service learning', Engaging First Peoples in Arts-Based Service Learning: Towards Respectful and Mutually Beneficial Educational Practices, Springer 9783319221526.
  • Burnard, P. and Power, A. (2014), 'Issues in conceptions of creativity and creativity assessment in music education', Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar 9780857939807.
  • Power, A. (2014), 'Closing the equity gap : outcomes when teachers encourage creative story and music making', Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443863322.
  • Power, A., Vozzo, L. and Pares, L. (2013), 'Teacher backgrounds', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Vozzo, L., Power, A. and Pares, L. (2013), 'Professional qualities of the teachers ', 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.
  • Power, A. (2012), 'Shaping professional teacher identities through service-learning in Australia', Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts, Continuum 9781441120748.
  • Power, A. (2011), 'The Eighth Wonder: Explorations of Place and Voice', Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures, Ashgate Publishing Limited 9780754669890.
  • Power, A., Mooney, M., Barker, K., Dobia, B., Watson, K., Yeung, A. and + 3 Externals, .. (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.
  • Power, A. (2008), 'Teaching for Musical Creativity, Reflection and Cultural Relevance: Meeting Challenges of Engagement', Music of the Spirit: Asian-Pacific Musical Identity, Australian Music Centre 9780909168650.

Journal Articles

  • Power, A., Truong, S., Gray, T., Downey, G., Hall, T. and Jones, B. (2017), 'When outbound mobility programs and service learning align in pre-service teacher education', Asia Pacific Education Review, vol 18, no 3 , pp 401 - 412.
  • 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.
  • Bennett, D., Sunderland, N., Bartleet, B. and Power, A. (2016), 'Implementing and sustaining higher education service-learning initiatives : revisiting Young et al.'s Organizational tactics', Journal of Experiential Education, vol 39, no 2 , pp 145 - 163.
  • Hall, T., Gray, T., Downey, G., Sheringham, C., Jones, B., Power, A. and Truong, S. (2016), 'Jafari and transformation : a model to enhance short-term overseas study tours', Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, vol 27 , pp 33 - 46.
  • Bennett, D., Power, A., Thomson, C., Mason, B. and Bartleet, B. (2016), 'Reflection for learning, learning for reflection : developing Indigenous competencies in higher education', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, vol 13, no 2 , pp 1 - 19.
  • Jones, B., Power, A., Gray, T., Downey, G., Hall, T. and Truong, S. (2016), 'If you build it, they may not come : why Australian university students do not take part in outbound mobility experiences', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, vol 13, no 3 .
  • Power, A. and Powell, S. (2016), 'Catching a glimpse of the future : one year on in a youth string project', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 50, no 2 , pp 15 - 23.
  • Power, A. and Bennett, D. (2015), 'Moments of becoming : experiences of embodied connection to place in arts-based service learning in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, vol 43, no 2 , pp 156 - 168.
  • Power, A., Bennett, D. and Bartleet, B. (2015), 'Arts-based service learning with first peoples : interlocking communities of practice', Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement, vol 10, no 2 , pp 44 - 62.
  • Atkinson, R., McBeath, C. and Power, A. (2015), 'Editorial : surfing the waves of change in IIER's first 25 years', Issues in Educational Research, vol 25, no 4 .
  • Power, A. and Costley, D. (2014), 'Preservice teachers' learning among students with autism spectrum disorder', Australasian Journal of Special Education, vol 38, no 1 , pp 34 - 50.
  • Bartleet, B., Bennett, D., Marsh, K., Power, A. and Sunderland, N. (2014), 'Reconciliation and transformation through mutual learning : outlining a framework for arts-based service learning with Indigenous communities in Australia', International Journal of Education and the Arts, vol 15, no 8 .
  • Power, A., Bennett, D. and Bartleet, B. (2014), 'Mutual transformation through arts-based service learning with Australian Aboriginal communities : an Australian case study', Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, vol 6, no 1 , pp 49 - 61.
  • Power, A. (2014), 'Music education research in Australia 2012-14', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 2 , pp 184 - 195.
  • Hughes, D., Monro, V., Power, A., Lemon-McMachon, B., Powell, S. and Cooper, N. (2014), 'Approaches to singing : 'snapshots' of Australian contexts', Australian Voice, vol 16 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Power, A. (2013), 'Developing the music pre-service teacher through international service learning', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 2 , pp 64 - 70.
  • Power, A. and McCormack, D. (2012), 'Piano pedagogy with a student who is blind : an Australian case', International Journal of Music Education, vol 30, no 4 , pp 341 - 353.
  • Power, A. (2011), 'Against short term professional learning', Issues in Educational Research, vol 21, no 3 , pp 295 - 309.
  • Power, A. and Bradley, M. (2011), 'Teachers make a difference to the study of Aboriginal music in NSW', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 2 , pp 22 - 29.
  • Power, A. and Horsley, M. (2010), 'Pathways from global education understandings to teaching music', British Journal of Music Education, vol 27, no 2 , pp 141 - 150.
  • Power, A. (2010), 'Community engagement as authentic learning with reflection', Issues in Educational Research, vol 20, no 1 , pp 57 - 63.
  • Power, A. (2010), 'Overcoming disadvantage for low socio-economic status students through Orff-style approach to meeting challenges of music in senior years of high school', Musicworks, vol 15 , pp 61 - 65.
  • Power, A. (2008), 'What motivates and engages boys in music education', Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, vol 175 , pp 85 - 102.
  • Power, A. (2008), 'Orff-Style project with one-teacher schools in NSW: An adventure in cultural understanding', MusicWorks, vol 13 , pp 21 - 25.
  • Power, A. (2008), 'In action : future educators in a New South Wales project', Pacific Asian Education, vol 20, no 1 , pp 46 - 53.
  • Elliott, R., Power, A. and Southwell, B. (2007), 'Teacher Education for the Future: Some Australian Perspectives', Journal of Teacher Education For Sustainability, vol 7 , pp 27 - 39.
  • Power, A. (2007), 'The journey of a teacher using Asian arts and literature with students in primary and middle school years', Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, vol 4, no 1 , pp 42 - 53.
  • Power, A., Clarke, M. and Hall, J. (2007), 'Embedding the NSW Institute of Teachers Framework of Professional Teaching Standards into a Teacher Education Program', Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, vol 11, no 2 , pp 9 - 15.
  • Power, A. (2007), 'The place of music in the education of Muslims: a study of connections with values education in an Australian Islamic School', Musicworks, vol 12, no 1 , pp 37 - 41.
  • Power, A. (2006), 'On the use of the metacognitive strategy of self-questioning while studying music of a culture', Australian Journal of Music Education, vol 1 , pp 4 - 11.
  • Power, A. (2005), 'Playfulness in music: Orff and Wesley-Smith', Musicworks, vol 10 , pp 12 - 17.
  • Power, A. (2005), 'Playfulness in Music: Orff and Wesley-Smith', Musicworks, vol 10, no 1 , pp 12 - 17.
  • Power, A. (2004), 'The Levels courses in the context of research on School Music Education Provision in Australia and the formation of Professional Standards for teachers of music', Musicworks, vol 9 , pp 8 - 14.
  • Power, A., Clarke, M. and Hine, A. (2002), 'The University of Western Sydney's Internship: an evolving model', Partners in Learning: Voices in the field - field based conference proceedings, 2001, , pp 185 - 191.
  • Power, A. and Dunbar-Hall, P. (2001), 'My views on teaching strengthened. Perceptions of the problems and benefits of international practicum by pre-service music educators', Pacific Asian Education, .

Conference Papers

  • Gray, T., Hall, T., Jones, B., Truong, S., Power, A., Sheringham, C., Bailey, P. and Downey, G. (2016), 'Enhancing programs to integrate tertiary outbound mobility experiences (EPITOME)', Developing Global Perspectives Symposium, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Hall, T., Gray, T., Downey, G., Sheringham, C., Cole, D., Power, A. and Jones, B. (2016), 'EPITOME : rethinking student mobility for a global future', Asia-Pacific Association for International Education. Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Power, A., Truong, S. and Sheringham, C. (2016), 'Intersections of outbound mobility experiences, WIL, and employability', Australian Collaborative Education Network. National Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Bennett, D., Sunderland, N., Power, A. and Bartleet, B. (2015), 'Higher education service learning with first peoples of Australia', Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • 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.
  • Power, A. (2011), 'Childhood to teacher : pre-service educators' formative musical learning through choral music', Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Power, A. and Bradley, M. (2010), 'High school students engaged by programs of NSW Indigenous music', CDIME 10:Tenth International Conference on Cultural Diversity in Music Education, Sydney.
  • Power, A. (2009), 'Introducing positive behaviour for learning produces an environment with real advantages for music teaching and learning', Australian Society for Music Education Inc. XVII National Conference., Launceston.
  • Power, A., Hughes, D. and Callaghan, J. (2009), 'Developing a pedagogy for the voice across K-10 curriculum', Australian Society for Music Education Inc. XVII National Conference, Launceston.
  • Callaghan, J., Hughes, D. and Power, A. (2009), 'Towards an interdisciplinary school curriculum in voice studies', Conference of the Music Educators Research Centre (MERC), Akaroa, New Zealand.
  • Power, A. (2009), 'Journeying with pre-service music teachers', Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Annual Conference, Akaroa, New Zealand.
  • Power, A. (2008), 'An innovative school-university partnership exploring applications of the framework for professional teaching standards', ISME 2008 - International Society for Music Education World Conference -28th World Conference, Bologna - Italy.
  • 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. and + 3 Externals, . (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. and + 3 Externals, . (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.
  • Power, A. (2008), 'Community service learning and reflection', Lifelong Learning: reflecting on successes and framing futures. The 5th International Lifelong Learning Conference, Central Queensland University.
  • Kivunja, C. and Power, A. (2007), 'A New Dynamics Paradigm For Analysing Structural And Cultural Dynamics In An Educational Organisation', AARE 2006 Conference Adelaide, University of South Australia, Adelaide.
  • Power, A. (2007), 'What Approaches To Music Education Are Sympathetic To Muslim Cultures And Values: Some Findings From An Ongoing Case Study', Music Education Research: Values and Initiatives, Proceedings of the XXIXth Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Power, A., Clarke, M. and Hall, J. (2007), 'Embedding the NSW Institute of Teachers Framework of Professional Teaching Standards into the Master of Teaching Secondary Program at the University of Western Sydney', Quality in Teacher Education: Considering different perspectives and agendas : Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Education, Wollongong NSW 2522.
  • Power, A. (2007), 'Engaging Boys in Music', Celebrating Musical Communities - Proceedings of the ASME 40th Anniversary National Conference, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre.
  • Clarke, M., Power, A., Hall, J., Vozzo, L., Sinclair, C., Waters, R., Clarke, D. and Nicholas, Z. (2007), 'Individual Learning Plans. A Quality Teacher Initiative - What Happens When Teachers Shape Their Own Professional Learning', Quality in Teacher Education: Considering different perspectives and agendas : Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Education, Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia.
  • Power, A. (2006), 'Orff's approach to vocal play in the music of Australian composers Kats-Chernin and Wesley-Smith', 27th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Power, A. (2005), 'To a high standard: The voice of a musician-teacher', A Celebration of Voices, Melbourne.
  • Power, A. and Waters, R. (2004), 'Community learning: Regenerating pedagogic spaces', Making Spaces - Regenerating the Profession, Charles Sturt University - Bathurst.
  • Power, A. (2004), 'Community Music - serious play', Sound Worlds to Discover: 26th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Power, A. and Waters, R. (2004), 'Qualities of community learning: Challenging classroom practices', UWS Education Research Conference 2004 -Education for all, UWS Parramatta.
  • Power, A. (2003), 'Journeying towards professional standards', Over the Top, Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
  • Power, A. and Hine, A. (2003), 'The accomplished teacher as mentor', NZARE/AARE 2003 Conference, Auckland.
  • Power, A. (2002), 'International practicum: Benefits and problems in teaching music to primary school children in a different cultural context', A Community of Researchers, University of Melbourne.

Other Publications

  • 2017, 'Evaluation of Early Childhood Schools and the Koori Preschool Program', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Enhancing Programmes Integrating Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences (EPITOME): Final Report 2016', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Music and Art Project and Penrith Strings Project Mentored by Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) and Penrith Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Tutors', Research Report
  • 2016, 'Enhancing Programs to Integrate Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences (EPITOME) - Final Report 2016', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012 S3 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enhancing Indigenous Content in Arts Curricula Through Service Learning With Indigenous Communities', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P1 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S2 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S1 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P3 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P4 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2010, 'Engaging Middle Years Boys in Rural Educational Settings', Research 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', Research Report

Research

Previous Projects

Title: A Study into the Assessment and Reporting of Employability Skills of Senior Secondary Students [via ACER]
Years: 2007-10-24 - 2007-11-30
ID: P0015741
Western Researchers: Debra Costley, Anne Power and Kevin Watson
Funding:
  • Department of Education, Science and Training
Title: Engaging Middle Years Boys in Rural Educational Settings
Years: 2007-09-01 - 2008-12-01
ID: P0015810
Western Researchers: Geoff Munns, Wayne Sawyer, Bronwyn Cole, Mary Mooney, Anne Power and Katina Zammit
Funding:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: Evaluation of Penrith Symphony/Australian Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra Program, Research [via Aust. Chamber Orchestra]
Years: 2015-08-06 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00022510
Western Researchers: Anne Power
Funding:
  • Crown
Title: Continuing Education Training Program for Health Workers - curriculum research and development video
Years: 1991-01-01 - 1999-12-31
ID: P0010518
Western Researchers: Anne Power
Funding:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: Early Childhood Schools and Koori Preschools Program Review
Years: 2015-06-12 - 2016-09-30
ID: P00023074
Western Researchers: Anne Power, Christine Woodrow and Joanne Orlando
Funding:
  • ACT Education and Training Directorate
Title: Enabling schooling success: Psycho-social drivers & impact of Positive Behaviour for Learning intervention on behaviour, well-being, academic engagement & achievement
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2017-03-14
ID: P00016592
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers, Katrina Barker, Anne Power, Mary Mooney and Brenda Dobia
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: Motivation and engagement of boys: Evidence-based teaching practices
Years: 2005-01-01 - 2005-11-01
ID: P0014520
Western Researchers: Toni Downes, Geoff Munns, Michael Singh, Wayne Sawyer, Robyn Gregson, Anne Power, Leonie Arthur, Shirley Gilbert, Judith Thistleton-Martin and Andrew Martin
Funding:
  • Department of Education, Science and Training
Title: Internship Innovative Practice
Years: 2000-10-25 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0012838
Western Researchers: Anne Power and Alison Hine
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Enhancing Programmes to Integrate Tertiary Outbound Mobility Experiences (EPITOME)
Years: 2014-12-04 - 2017-01-06
ID: P00022544
Western Researchers: Tim Hall, Tonia Gray, Anne Power and Son Truong
Funding:
  • Department of Education and Training (ACRG)

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