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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Renee Crawford is an educator with several years experience in higher education and as a secondary music classroom, instrumental and ensemble teacher. She is currently a Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University and a Research and Evaluation Consultant for various organisations. She teaches across secondary discipline methods, teacher education and research education units and has published both nationally and internationally in her field. Her previous positions saw her manage high profile national research projects in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Victoria University, Australian Council of Education Research and research consultancy Educational Transformations. The significance and nature of the impacts and outcomes of these recent research projects has influenced governmental education, immigration and Arts and culture policy. Her musical interests are in composition, film music, minimalism, the analysis of contemporary Australian music and the use of digital technology in music. She is an advocate for technology used in education in an effective way.

As an advocate for the use of technology in education in an appropriate and contemporary way, her PhD research completed at Monash University was based on the philosophy of authentic learning and technology in music teaching and learning practices.

Research interests

  • Music education and research in music education.
  • The philosophy, impact and pedagogy of using technology in music education.
  • Holistic and authentic teaching and learning practice.
  • Music curriculum development.
  • Composition in the classroom.
  • Teacher education and professional learning.
  • Teaching and learning models.
  • The impact of Arts and Music engagement in educational contexts from a sociological and intervention perspective (target groups such as multicultural and disengaged/behavioural).
  • The role of the teaching artist in contemporary education.

Consulting

Research & Evaluation Consultant

Supervision interests

Current and Completed Postgraduate Research Supervision:

Current Supervision

 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Supporting the motivation of music students for instrumental practice through digital technology.
Supervisors:Crawford, R (Main), Jenkins, L (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title: Music curriculum investigation: Do school communities take music education as seriously as music teachers do?
Supervisors:Crawford, R (Main), Belford, N (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:An investigation into music composition as a main teaching tool for aural, theory and performance.
Supervisors:Crawford, R (Main), Jenkins, L (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Designing a coherent secondary music curriculum.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Knowledge Informs Performance: The Implementation American Music Standards in International Schools.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Curriculum, pedagogy, and creativity in the blended high school classroom
Supervisors:Wolfe, M (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:The effectiveness of mental skills training for adolescent pianists.
Supervisors:Jenkins, L (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title: International students' academic performance and social interaction in Australian universities.
Supervisors:Jenkins, L (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Built Environment Atmospherical Semiotics and Young People's Experiences with Place Identity: A Case Study in Australian Megachurch
Supervisors:Belford, N (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Exploring the impact of the relationship between learning environment and preschoolers' creativity.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 

Completed Supervision

 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Internationalising the student experience: Insights and perspectives. (PHD) 2018.
Supervisors:Jenkins, L (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Building resilience and enabling change through Education for vulnerable, disadvantaged and children. (PHD) 2017.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(MASTER'S BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:ESL teachers' decisions in lesson planning. (MASTER'S) 2017.
Supervisors:Turner, M (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:School and community ensembles: Implications for collaborative musical performances for secondary music. (PHD) 2017.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Expert practitioner voices: A phenomenological inquiry into teaching, learning, and collaborating in musical improvisation. (PHD) 2016.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(MASTER'S BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:An investigation into the development of creative awareness through improvisation. (MASTER'S) 2015.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:Doing the right thing: nurse leaders and codes of ethics in nursing. (PHD) 2015.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).
 
Program of Study:(DOCTORATE BY RESEARCH).
Thesis Title:'Letting good happen' Sustaining community music in regional Australia: A study of the green triangle cross-border region. (PHD) 2015.
Supervisors:Southcott, J (Main), Crawford, R (Associate).

Research area keywords

  • Music education
  • Technology in music education
  • Authentic learning
  • Multidimensional/non-linear learning
  • Experiential education
  • Constructivist learning
  • Mixed method research
  • Phenomenology
  • Ethnography
  • Case study
  • Composition
  • Holistic learning
  • Secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy

Research Output 2004 2019

Connected2Learning: Thinking Outside The Square – Final Project Report: Curious About Learning? Why?

Crawford, R., Jan 2019, Clayton Vic Australia: Monash University. 70 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Interview ready: a student-led artistic project as an authentic experience to develop Initial Teacher Education students' employability

Jenkins, L. & Crawford, R., 3 Nov 2019, p. 15. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Responding to evidence-based practice: an examination of mixed methods research in teacher education

Crawford, R. & Tan, H., 1 Nov 2019, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 5, p. 775-797 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Socially inclusive practices in the music classroom: the impact of music education used as a vehicle to engage refugee background students

Crawford, R., Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Research Studies in Music Education. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Award for Teaching Excellence

Renee Crawford (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for Teaching Excellence

Renee Crawford (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dean's Award for Partnership Development

Renee Crawford (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

MPA Supervisor of the Year Award Finalist

Renee Crawford (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice Chancellor‘s Award for Teaching Excellence

Renee Crawford (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2004 2019

International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities 2019

Renee Crawford (Speaker), Louise Jenkins (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Mentor Leader - Monash Education Academy Higher Education Research Program

Renee Crawford (Contributor)
2016 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsCollaboration on community projects

International Society for Music Education (External organisation)

Renee Crawford (Member)
2013 → …

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Parliament of Victoria - Education and Training Committee - Parliamentary Inquiry into the extent, benefits and potential of music education in Victoria.

Renee Crawford (Contributor)
2013

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Research and Evaluation Committee

Renee Crawford (Executive Member)
2011 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups