Projects per year
Louise is the Director of Student Engagement in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. She manages student health and wellbeing, social inclusion and employabiity. As a sociologist and performing arts practitioner Louise’s particular research focus is on using music and drama as tools to support social inclusion for culturally diverse schools. Underpinning this inclusive work is her benchmark development of innovative curriculum resources, designed to drive whole school approaches to cultural inclusion (Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity, Melbourne University Publishing). Louise’s work has been informed by her contributions to national research about school-based racism and migrant and refugee inclusion.
Louise’s strong teacher practitioner focus and emphasis on teacher-led research, underpin all of her work. She uses action research to drive flexible and contemporary teaching practice, including the combination of a Blended Learning and Team teaching approach in the classroom. This combined approach has underpinned innovative changes to her work with her pre-service students. The Blended Learning and Team Teaching approach is underpinned by pedagogy which re-considers the role of the teacher and student in the classroom. Louise has disseminated the findings of this research and innovative teacher practitioner work via various journal publications and national and international conference papers.
Louise also uses historical research methodology to inform and give perspective to all that she does. Her ground breaking research about Australian women music educators from 1890-1950 enabled a more complex understanding of her work in socially inclusive education for youth from culturally diverse backgrounds and religions. The similarities in the barriers and prejudices that the early Australian women, and cultural minorities in Australian society today experience, informed her work in both spheres.
Research area keywords
- Using the performing arts to enable social inclusion for culturally diverse youth
- Socially inclusive curriculum and school environments
- Blended Learning and Team teaching approaches in the classroom
- Developing globally competent teachers
- History and experience of Australian women educators
18/07/19 → 1/02/20
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Other
Interview ready: a student-led artistic project as an authentic experience to develop Initial Teacher Education students' employabilityJenkins, L. & Crawford, R., 3 Nov 2019, p. 15. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Other › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (Book) › Research › peer-review
Internationalising the student experience: perspectives from Australian domestic pre-service teachers with a focus on performing artsMilloy, J., Crawford, R. & Jenkins, L., 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › Other
Making pedagogy tangible: Developing skills and knowledge using a team teaching and blended learning approachCrawford, R. & Jenkins, L., 2018, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 43, 1, p. 127-142 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Louise Jenkins (Recipient), 2018
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Contribution to conference
Inquiry into the extent, benefits and potential of music education in Victorian schools (Parliament of Victoria: Education and Training Committee)Louise Jenkins (Speaker)
Activity: External Academic Engagement › Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries
Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and Partnerships › Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board
Activity: External Academic Engagement › External research and teaching