Associate Professor Mary Mooney

Associate Professor Mary Mooney

Deputy Dean, School Of Education,
Dean's Unit - School Of Education

Associate Professor,
Secondary Education (soe)

Biography

Dr Mary Mooney works in the areas of drama education, critical and creative pedagogy. Mary is an associate member of the Centre for Educational Research at the University of Western Sydney (UWS), which is concerned with education in the larger context of social, economic and policy issues that impact upon individuals, families, communities and institutions, particularly from Greater Western Sydney. Mary also works as the UWS coordinator for the Australian Universities Quality Agency. Whilst working at UWS Mary has been an Associate Head of School, Course Convenor, Head of Program and a staff representative on a variety of School, College, University and industry committees. Mary has also worked at the University of New South Wales as a Course Development Adviser and Coordinator of Production. In the 1980s Mary lectured in drama and arts education at Brisbane CAE on the Mt Gravatt Campus, McAuley College and the Queensland College of Art. Prior to this, Mary was a Years 1-12 Drama Curriculum Consultant with the Queensland Department of Education. Mary has taught Drama in secondary schools and was a generalist primary teacher. Mary has also worked with a contemporary dance company, a clown troupe, theatre-in-education and as a Director of Junior Theatre

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Mooney.

Qualifications

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

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School Of Education
  • Secondary Education (soe)

Contact

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

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • 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., 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.
  • 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. (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. 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.
  • 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

  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, S2 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P1 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012 S3 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012 S3 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P3 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P3 School Findings', 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, S1 School Findings', Research Report
  • 2014, 'Enabling Schooling Success: 2010-2012, P4 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: Positive Behaviour for Learning: investigating the transfer of a US system into DET Western Sydney Region schools
Years: 2006-12-21 - 2009-10-30
ID: P0015348
Western Researchers: Mary Mooney, Alexander Yeung, Brenda Dobia and Katrina Barker
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
  • Panthers On The Prowl Ltd
Title: Evaluating the impacts of the Fresh Air initiative 2014 - 2016: Strand 2 - Research Study [via Uni Newcastle]
Years: 2014-03-03 - 2017-04-30
ID: P00021849
Western Researchers: Mary Mooney
Funding:
  • Department of Trade and Investment Regional Infrastructure and Services
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: 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

Supervision

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

Current Supervision

Title: The Match or Mismatch Between Quality Teaching and SIPA Research and the Research on Adolescent Brain and Implications for Middle Schooling
Field of Research:
Title: Re-Storying Personal Cultural History Through Indigenous Research Methodologies: Reclaiming Our Place in Land, Story and Time
Field of Research:
Title: Developing School Wide Change through Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support(pbis): Changing Behaviour and the Parent Connection.
Field of Research:
Title: Releasing the Imagination in Drama Education: Engagement in group work through praxis and metaxis
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Teacher Professional Development in Performing and Literary Arts Education
Field of Research: TEACHER EDUCATION
Thesis: TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PERFORMING AND LITERARY ARTS EDUCATION
Title: ACTING AND ESSENCE: Experiencing Essence, Presence and Archetype in the Acting Traditions of Stanislavski and Copeau
Field of Research: PERFORMING ARTS
Thesis: ACTING AND ESSENCE: Experiencing Essence, Presence and Archetype in the Acting Traditions of Stanislavski and Copeau
Title: Drama Education: Secondary School PlaybuildingEnhancing imagination and creativity in group playbuilding through kinaesthetic teraching and learning
Field of Research: EDUCATION
Thesis: DRAMA EDUCATION: SECONDARY SCHOOL PLAYBUILDINGENHANCING IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY IN GROUP PLAYBUILDING THROUGH KINAESTHETIC TEACHING AND LEARNING
Title: CREATIVITY COUNTRY. A STUDY OF THE PHENOMENON OF CREATIVITY IN RELATION TO DISRUPTED LIFE
Field of Research: CREATIVE ARTS
Thesis: CREATIVITY COUNTRY. A STUDY OF THE PHENOMENON OF CREATIVITY IN RELATION TO DISRUPTED LIFE
Title: The Knowing Body: Meaning and Method in Yat Malmgren's Actor Training Technique
Field of Research: EDUCATION STUDIES
Thesis: The Knowing Body: Meaning and Method in Yat Malmgren's Actor Training Technique
Title: Drama teaching and the making of meaning: how teachers and learners develop knowledge in process drama
Field of Research: TEACHER EDUCATION
Thesis: ENHANCING THE USE OF PROFESSIONAL CRAFT KNOWLEDGE IN PROCESS DRAMA TEACHING
Title: Who Will Study HSC Physics? The Relationships Between Motivation, Engagement and Choice
Field of Research: EDUCATION STUDIES
Thesis: Who Will Study HSC Physics? The Relationships Between Motivation, Engagement and Choice
Title: The Life Journey of Gifted Adults: a Narrative Exploration of Developmental Differences
Field of Research: EDUCATION STUDIES
Thesis: The Life Journey of Gifted Adults: a Narrative Exploration of Developmental Differences
Title: Drama Performance Assessment in Senior Secondary Years: A Study of Six Australian Schools
Field of Research: CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION STUDIES
Thesis: Drama Performance Assessment in Senior Secondary Years: A Study of Six Australian Schools

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