Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Jenene Burke

PositionAssociate Dean, Senior Lecturer and Program Leader
Study areaEducation
LocationMt Helen Campus, T Building Room 316A
Phone5327 9332
Emailjs.burke@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy - University of Ballarat - 2010
Bachelor of Education - Ballarat College of Advanced Education - 1981


Teaching

Program(s)

  • Master of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor Visual Arts / Bachelor of Education

Courses

  • Designing for Learning (EDDDE2103)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Educational Settings (EDDDE4303)
  • Self-directed Study (EDMED7047)

Biography

  • Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Education and Arts [2014-current]
  • Program Leader, Master of Special Education [2015-current]
  • Deputy Chair, Federation University Curriculum Committee [2014-current]
  • Co-chair, Faculty of Education and Arts Learning and Teaching Committee [2014-current]
  • Executive Member, Australian Teacher Education Association [2014-2016]
  • Vice-President, Community Co-opted Member, Ballarat High School Council [2008-current]
  • Community Co-opted Member, Sovereign Hill School Council [2014-current]
  • Program Coordinator, Joint Degrees in Education [2011-2014]
  • Lecturer in Education (Health, PE and Pedagogy), Faculty of Education and Arts, FedUni [2008-current]
  • Australian Post-Graduate Award (Industry) at the University of Ballarat, [2004-2008].
  • Community Educator, Health and Human Relations (to senior primary school students) [2003-2004]
  • Secondary Teacher, Physical Education, Health, SOSE and English, Ballarat High School [1983-1993]
  • Secondary Teacher, Physical Education, Health, Ballarat East High School [1982]

Areas of expertise

  • Inclusive education, inclusive play and pedagogy
  • Teacher education
  • Sexuality education/health education

Research interests

  • Inclusive play in playgrounds
  • Sexuality education in rural and regional settings
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher Education

Supervision

  • Inclusive education, inclusive play and pedagogy
  • Children and young people with diverse learning needs
  • Education

Publications

Books

Burke, J, & Ryan, J. (2004). Teaching and learning practices for students with disabilities: Staff development training program and information guide. University of Ballarat.

Book Chapters

Burke, J. (2015). Not just for the fun of it: Children's constructions of disability and inclusive play through spatiality in a playspace. In T. Corcoran, J. White, J., & B. Whitburn. (Eds.) Disability studies: Educating for inclusion. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Goriss-Hunter, A., & Burke, J. (2015). In D. Michell, J. Wilson & V Archer (Eds.). Bread and Roses: Voices of Australian Academics from the Working Class. (pp. 105-118). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers

Refereed Journal Articles

Burke, J. (2013): Just for the fun of it: making playgrounds accessible to all children, World Leisure Journal, 55 (1), 83-95. DOI:10.1080/04419057.2012.759144.

Smith, A. Fotinatos, N. Duffy, B., & Burke, J. (2013). The provision of puberty and sexual health education in Australia: A case study of rural Victorian primary school teachers. Sex Education, Society and Learning. 13: 3, 247-262.

Burke, J. (2012). 'Some kids climb up; some kids climb down': culturally constructed play-worlds of children with impairments. (in press). Disability and Society.

Duffy, B. Fotinatos, N. Smith, A., & Burke, J. (2012). Puberty, health and sexual education in Australian regional primary schools: Year 5 and 6 teacher perceptions. (in press). Sex Education, Society and Learning.


Refereed Conference Presentations

Wines, C., & Burke, J. (2014). It's a Science Party! School and community learning partnerships promoting learning through Science. In proceedings, Australian Teacher EducationAssociation. Sydney, NSW.

Burke, J. & Goriss-Hunter, A (2013). Forging a school university learning partnership from a teacher education perspective. ATEA conference, QUT, Brisbane.

Burke, J., & Wheatland, J. (2011). 'Stepping back' to understand learning: Pre-service teachers' perspectives on their learning through authentic experiences in professional setting. ATEA conference, Melbourne, July 2011.

Burke, J. (2008). Children's perceptions of accessible environments. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Research Conference, Fremantle, WA.

Conference papers and posters

Smith, A., Fotinatos, N., Duffy, B. & Burke, J.(2011). The provision of puberty and sexual health education in Australia: A regional Victorian regional case study of primary school teachers. University of Ballarat Research Conference.
Equal first prize - best conference paper

Fotinatos, N., Smith, A., Duffy, B. & Burke, J. (2010). Strengthening Sexuality Education. Australasian Conference for Sexuality and Health, Sydney (poster).

Burke, J. (2006). Liberty on the swings. Kidsafe National Playgrounds Conference, Manly, NSW.


Conference Presentations

Burke, J., & Wheatland, J. (2011). Using Self-study Methodology to Examine Pre-Service Teachers Perspectives on Their Learning Through Work-Integrated Learning Initiatives. AARE Conference, Hobart,Tas.

Burke, J., Fotinatos, N., Smith, A., & Duffy, B. (2011). "Sex is everywhere": Young people discuss the sources of their learning about sexuality. AARE Conference, Hobart, Tas.

Fotinatos, N., Burke, J., Smith, A., & Duffy, B. (2010). Strengthening Sexuality Education. University of Ballarat Research Conference.

Burke, J. (2010). The playground as a microcosm of society. Kidsafe National Playground Conference, Subiaco Arts Centre, WA.

Burke, J., Fisher, J., McDonough, S., Fish, T., Zibell, L., Cunningham, J., Zeegers, M., Harrison, T & Kunz, D. (2009). LPP ERG - Ei -Ei - Oh: Post-grad research students learning through legitimate peripheral participation. University of Ballarat Research Conference.

Fotinatos, N., Smith, A., Duffy, B., & Burke, J. (2009). Strengthening Sexuality Education. Family Planning Conference, Queensland.

Fotinatos, N., Burke, J., Smith, A., & Duffy., B. (2009). Partnerships in Puberty and Sexual Health Education. Australian Health Promotion Association Conference, Melbourne.

Burke, J. (2009). Culturally constructed playworlds of children with impairments in a playground. Disability Studies Conference, UNSW, Sydney.

Burke, J. & Camilleri, M. (2009). [Dis]abling assumptions: socially constructed barriers and their impact on inclusion. Disability Studies Conference, UNSW, Sydney.

Burke, J. (2008). Solitary play by children with impairments in accessible playgrounds. University of Ballarat Research Conference.

Burke, J. (2007) 'I am the boss of myself': children's perceptions of accessible playgrounds. University of Ballarat Research Conference.

Burke, J. (2006). Enabling play: user perceptions of accessible environments. University of Ballarat Research Conference.

Burke, J. (2006). Liberty on the swings. Kidsafe National Playgrounds Conference, Manly, NSW.

Burke, J. (2005). Social and cognitive benefits of play through purpose-designed inclusive play spaces. University of Ballarat Research Conference.


Seminar Presentations

Burke, J. (2012). Engaging learners in Y7-10 Health Education. Victorian Physical & Health Education Conference 'Discovery 2012'.

Burke, J., & Wheatland, J. (2011). 'Stepping back' to learn: Pre-Service Teachers' perspectives on their learning through authentic experiences in professional settings . Learning and Teaching Week 2011, University of Ballarat.

Burke, J., & Wheatland, J. (2010). Recognising tertiary students learning through their authentic experiences in a professional setting. Learning and Teaching Week 2010, University of Ballarat.

Burke, J., Smith, A., Fotinatos, N., & Duffy, B. (2009). Strengthening sexuality education. Portraits of People. Addressing Disadvantage and Inequality in Education and Health Conference. Ballarat.

Burke, J & Echter, A.(2008). Learning Conversations with kids. Ballarat Secondary College Professional Development Seminar

Burke, J. & Camilleri, M. (2008). [Dis]abling assumptions: socially constructed barriers and their impact on inclusion. Seminar series: Strengthening Communities: taking a lead in social and educational reform.

Burke, J. (2004). 'Getting to know you' activities. Health Education and Student Wellbeing in the Middle Years of Schooling Conference, Richmond, ACHPER Victoria

Burke, J. (2003). Learning can be fun: Engaging your middle years students 'Getting to know you' activities 2003 Health and Physical Education Conference, ACHPER Victoria

Burke, J. (2002). Connecting Adolescents to the classroom. Achieving Together Conference Creating connections, Ballarat Community Development Centre.


Associations

  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA), Ordinary Member of Executive
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • Australian Education Union (AEU)