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Dr Christina Gray

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6149, Email: c.gray@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.119
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6149
Email: c.gray@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.119  

 

Christina is a Lecturer and Coordinator of Dance and Drama for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2007 - DramaWest (Professional Association for Drama Educators in Western Australia)
  • Drama Australia

Research Interests

  • Drama education
  • Pre-service education
  • Practicum experiences
  • Teacher identity
  • Universal needs
  • Arts education

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 2016.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education (Secondary), Edith Cowan University, 1991.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Investigating the 'readiness' and proficiency of beginning Arts teachers in Western Australian secondary schools.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2018,  2017 - 2019,  $10,000.
  • Arts-based pedagogy: Engaging children with additional needs through multi-sensory storytelling,  Sensorium Theatre Inc,  Sensorium Theatre Inc - Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Lowe, G., Gray, C., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., Shaw, T., (2019), Positive veteran teachers: Who are they, and where are they to be found?. Issues in Educational Research, 29(3), 823-840.
  • Gray, C., Lowe, G., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., (2019), “I feel very fortunate to still be doing what I love”: Later career Performing Arts teachers still keen and committed. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 20(7), 1-22, Online, DOI: doi.org/10.26209/ijea20n7.
  • Gray, C., Lowe, G., (2019), "Learning the ropes": Pre-service arts teachers navigating the extracurricular terrain. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44(4), 78-90, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2018v44n4.6.
  • Lowe, G., Gray, C., Prout, P., Jefferson, S., Shaw, T., (2019), Still keen and committed: Piloting an instrument for identifying positive veteran teachers. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 25(4), 418-433, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2019.1621829.
  • Gray, C., Wright, P., Pascoe, R., (2019), "They made me feel like a teacher rather than a praccie": Sinking or swimming in pre-service drama education. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, n/a(online), 1-16, Australia, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2018.1504279.
  • Gray, C., Pascoe, R., Wright, P., (2018), "I felt that I could be whatever I wanted": Pre-service drama teachers' prior experiences and beliefs about teaching drama. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 19(10), 25 p., Online, Penn State Libraries Open Publishing, DOI: 10.18113/P8ijea1910.
  • Gray, C., Wright, P., Pascoe, R., (2017), There's a lot to learn about being a drama teacher: Pre-service drama teachers' experience of stress and vulnerability during an extended practicum. Teaching and Teacher Education, 67(October 2017), 270-277, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.06.015.
  • Gray, C., Wright, P., Pascoe, R., (2017), Raising the curtain: Investigating the practicum experiences of pre-service drama teachers. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(1), 36-53, Australia, Social Science Press, DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2017v42n1.3.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  A PRIMARY SCHOOL INTERNSHIP MODEL: GRADUATE TEACHER PERFORMANCE AS PERCEIVED BY EMPLOYING PRINCIPALS
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  GROWING PHONOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND IMPROVING SPELLING OUTCOMES IN YEAR 2 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGH EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION AND CONTEXTUALISED DICTATION

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF MUSIC LOOPING TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION UPON PRE-SERVICE GENERALIST TEACHERS' SELF-EFFICACY TO TEACH MUSIC IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Assistant Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  INFLUENCE OF A DRAMA BASED EDUCATION PROGRAM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMPATHY IN YEAR TEN, WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS
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