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Associate Professor Geoff Lummis

Council Member

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6847
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 2344
Email: g.lummis@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.137  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1632-6676

Geoffrey is Associate Professor for the School of Education.

Professional Associations

  • 2013 - Australian Association for Research Education
  • 2000 - Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia.

Research Interests

  • Visual arts in education
  • Aesthetics and the arts in education
  • Primary science education
  • Sustainability.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2002.
  • Master of Education, The University of Western Australia, 1987.
  • Bachelor of Education, The University of Western Australia, 1982.
  • Teachers Higher Certificate, Other WA higher ed institution, 1979.
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), Churchland Teachers College, 1979.
  • Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Churchland Teachers College, 1976.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G. (2020). Digital storytelling as a disciplinary literacy enhancement tool for EFL students. Educational Technology Research and Development, 68(6), 3587-3604. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-020-09833-x.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G., Ferguson, C., Hill, S., Nykiel, A. (2020). The role of leadership in establishing a positive staff culture in a secondary school. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 48(5), 802-820. https://doi.org/10.1177/1741143219864937.

Journal Articles

  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G. (2019). Engaging adolescent Kyrgyzstani EFL students in digital storytelling projects about astronomy. Issues in Educational Research, 29(4), 1107-1130.
  • Girak, S., Lummis, G., Johnson, J. (2019). Creative reuse: The impact artmaking has on raising environmental consciousness. International Journal of Education Through Art, 15(3), 369-385. https://doi.org/10.1386/eta_00009_1.
  • Lummis, G., Lock, G., Freeman, C., Ferguson, C. (2019). Transforming learning in first-year Australian preservice primary teacher. Journal of Transformative Education, 17(4), 299-317. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541344619849043.
  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G. (2019). SOLO taxonomy as EFL students' disciplinary literacy evaluation tool in technology-enhanced integrated astronomy course. Language Testing in Asia, 9(1), Article no.19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40468-019-0095-6.
  • Morris, J., Slater, E., Fitzgerald, M., Lummis, G., Van Etten, E. (2019). Using local rural knowledge to enhance STEM learning for gifted and talented students in Australia. Research in Science Education, 2019(article in press), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-019-9823-2.

Journal Articles

  • Norris, C., Morris, J., Lummis, G. (2018). Preservice teachers’ self-efficacy to teach primary science based on ‘science learner’ typology.. International Journal of Science Education, 40(18), 2292-2308. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2018.1528645.

Journal Articles

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G. (2017). Questioning art: Factors affecting students' cognitive engagement in responding. Issues in Educational Research, 27(3), 493-511.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., McKinnon, D., Heyworth, J. (2017). Measuring preservice teacher self-efficacy in music and visual arts: Validation of an amended science teacher efficacy belief instrument. Teaching and Teacher Education, 64(January 2017), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.01.014.
  • Lowe, G., Lummis, G., Morris, J. (2017). Pre-service primary teachers' experiences and self-efficacy to teach music: Are they ready?. Issues in Educational Research, 27(2), 314-329.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Odgaard, J. (2017). The influence of ecological citizenship and political solidarity on Western Australian student teachers’ perceptions of sustainability issues. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 26(2), 135-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/10382046.2016.1235359.

Journal Articles

  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lock, G. (2016). The Western Australian Art and Crafts Superintendents’ advocacy for years k-12 Visual Arts in education. History of Education Review, 45(1), 115-130. https://doi.org/10.1108/HER-12-2014-0045.
  • Townsend, A., McKinnon, D., Fitzgerald, M., Morris, J., Lummis, G. (2016). Educative curricula and PCK development driven by STEM professional learning in rural and remote schools: A longitudinal type IV case study. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 24(4), 1-17.

Conference Publications

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G. (2016). Lessons Learnt From the History of Primary Visual Arts Education. Proceedings AARE National Conference 2016 (13p.). Australian Association for Research in Education.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lock, G. (2016). Factors contributing to the development of positive secondary school staff relationships. Proceedings AARE National Conference 2016 (11p.). Australian Association for Research in Education.

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Imms, W., Grant, G. (2016). Resolutions: Creating Liminal Spaces, Teacher Artmaker Project. ECU Art Gallery Joondalup and University of Melbourne.

Journal Articles

  • Paolino, A., Lummis, G. (2015). Orff Shulwerk as a pedagogical tool for the effective teaching of Italian to upper primary students in Western Australia. Babel, 50(1), 12-23.
  • Ellis, M., Lock, G., Lummis, G. (2015). Parent-Teacher Interactions: Engaging with Parents and Carers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(5), 160-174.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lock, G., Odgaard, J. (2015). Where Western Australian Graduate Diploma of Education Primary Students Source their Information on Sustainability. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(10), 51-65. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2015v40n10.4.
  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Lovering, C. (2015). Exploring the drama experiences of Western Australian pre-service primary teachers. NJ: Drama Australia Journal, 39(1), 19-30. https://doi.org/10.1080/14452294.2015.1083515.

Conference Publications

  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lane, J. (2015). Exploring first-year pre-service teachers' experiences and expectations of media arts. AARE Conference Proceedings 2015 (14p.). AARE.

Journal Articles

  • Lummis, G., Morris, J., Paolino, A. (2014). An Investigation of Western Australian Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Experiences and Self-Efficacy in The Arts. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(5), 50-64. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2014v39n5.4.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G. (2014). Investigating the personal experiences and self-efficacy of Western Australian primary pre-service teachers in the visual arts. Australian Art Education, 36(1), 23-44.
  • Lock, G., Lummis, G. (2014). Complying with school accountability requirements and the impact on school leaders. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(2), 58-69. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2014v39n2.7.

Conference Publications

  • Lummis, G., Morris, J. (2014). The importance of positive arts experiences and self-efficacy in pre-service primary teacher education. Proceedings of the Joint Australia Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference (1-12). AARE.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., Lock, G. (2014). Diagnostically assessing Western Australian Year 11 students' engagement with theory in Visual Arts. Proceedings of the Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference 2014 (1-14). AARE.

Journal Articles

  • Lane, J., Lummis, G. (2013). Rethinking an initial postgraduate course in primary teacher education in Australia. GSTF International Journal on Education, 1(2), 1-14.

Conference Publications

  • Lowe, G., Lummis, G. (2013). ACARA and the generalist push: What does it mean for music education from a teacher-training perspective ?. Redefining the musical landscape: inspired learning and innovation in music education. XIX National Conference Proceedings (125-131). Australian Society for Music Education.

Journal Articles

  • Fetherston, T., Lummis, G. (2012). Secondary teacher resignation in Western Australian: An anthology of existences. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37(4), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n4.1.

Journal Articles

  • Lummis, G. (2009). The War on Carbon: Polity and Scientific Literacy. International Journal of the Humanities, 7(5), 77-90.

Conference Publications

  • Lummis, G. (2007). The Ecocrisis: Embracing Ecopedagogy and Ecoliteracy. Proceedings of the World Conference on Science and Technology Education 2007 (5 pages). Science Teachers Association of WA.

Journal Articles

  • Lummis, G. (2006). The Post 2004 Tsunami Media: Voices for Science and the Humane. The International Journal of the Humanities, 4(1), 79-92.

Conference Publications

  • Lummis, G. (2005). Aesthetic Solidarity and Ethical Holism Towards an Ecopedagogy. International Journal of Humanities (1-2). Common Ground Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Lummis, G. (2002). Globalisation: building a partnership ethic for an ecopedagogy in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 27(1), 9-18.

Research Projects

  • Compulsory science and mathematics subjects in senior secondary school in other jurisdictions, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Grant, 2018 ‑ 2019, $39,968.
  • Building positive school communities through participatory action research, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 2), 2015 ‑ 2018, $42,400.
  • Thinking about Visual Arts: Exploring student engagement and assessment in responding to artworks and artists, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016, 2016 ‑ 2017, $23,000.
  • Towards ensuring a STEM workforce: Engaging industry to inspire and foster real‐world STEM teacher learning, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round, 2016 ‑ 2017, $35,622.
  • Alice Springs - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Strategic Plan and STEAM capacity building, Northern Territory Government Department of Education, Tender, 2016 ‑ 2017, $69,753.
  • Educational pilot accommodating rehabilitation of WA Pilbara, Koodaideri Contracting Services Pty Ltd, Grant, 2015 ‑ 2016.
  • The Burden of Compliance: The Implications and Unintended Consequences for School Leaders, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2013, $26,230.
  • Investigating Building a Career Pathway Using the AITSL Teacher Standards, Association of Independent Schools of WA, AISWA - Grant, 2012, $12,940.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, An investigation into transferable skills acquired through participation in an arts education

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Envisioning contextual leadership philosophy in Nepal schools: A critical auto-ethnographic case study
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Creativity and creative pedagogies in practice in visual arts at secondary schools: A case stuudy of Sekondi-Takoradi in Ghana

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Transformational learning in a first year Western Australian bachelor of education primary course
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Learning science in a digitally connected world: Secondary science teachers' pedagogical reasoning and practices
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Managing science teachers' adoption of the 2005 tanzanian inquiry and student-centred curriculum: Revealing school-based leaders' practices and achievements
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The graduate-mentor project in visual arts education
  • Master of Education, Exploring maori/pakeha identity (whakapapa) through textile processes
  • Master of Education, A/r/t + design one designer's experience as a a/r/tographer
  • Doctor of Philosophy, An interdisciplinary intervention: The potential of the orff-schulwerk approach as a pedagogical tool for the effective teaching of italian to upper primary students in Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Teacher identity construction in a tesol graduate certificate of education in Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The use of ICT by science teachers in middle secondary science education in the himalayan kingdom of bhutan
  • Master of Education, Primary students' engagement with the visual arts and their transition into year 7
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Western Australian graduate diploma of education (primary) students' perceptions of sustainability
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exploring the impact of postgraduate preservice primary science education on students' self-efficacy
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Assessing Western Australian year 11 students' engagement with responding in visual arts
  • Master of Education, Visual arts education: An expressive-psychoanalytic approach to the reconstruction of middle year males personal experience.
  • Master of Education, Technology in year 7 visual arts programs: Is it really worth it?
  • Master of Education, Cultural hybridity as expressed in the artist's painting; and the application of a transformative - repair multicultural model for visual arts secondary students.
  • Master of Education, Investigating the use of a digital diary for home-school communication between parents and teachers of children with additional needs
  • Doctor of Philosophy, A study into year 8 student motivation to continue class music in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, An investigation into mentor teacher-preservice teacher relationship and its contribution to development of preservice teachers' professional identity
  • Master of Education, Education for sustainability: An ethnographic study of 15 year-2/3 rural Western Australian children's attitudes on sustainability.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The processing and interpretation of feedback by phd candidates.
  • Master of Education, Developing a common understanding of a teacher competency framework through video analysis: Experiences of middle school literacy teachers.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Digital storytelling as an astronomy disciplinary literacy enhancement approach for adolescent Kyrgyzstani EFL students
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The effect of classical music on painting quality: Attitude and behaviour for students with severe intellectual disabilities.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Parent-teacher interactions: A study of the dynamics of social influence.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Creative reuse: How rescued materials transformed my a/r/tographic practice
  • Master of Education, Principles for designing an effective, post-compulsory music curriculum suitable for Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educative curricula and improving the science pck of teachers in middle school settings in rural and remote Australia
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