Simon Fraser University
Dr. Susan O’Neill

Susan O'NeillAssociate Professor

Arts Education

Susan O’Neill is an Associate Professor in Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She has been working in the area of artistic learning and musical development for over 20 years with an emphasis on fostering youth arts and music engagement in ways that explore and contribute to expansive learning opportunities, motivation and transformative engagement, positive values, well-being, personal and social identities, intergenerational relationships, digital media and multimodal creative collaborations, and cultural understandings. She is Director of Multimedia Opportunities and Diversity in Artistic Learning Research (MODALresearch.com), Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYMEyouth.com) and the Arts Matter Learning Projects. She has been awarded visiting fellowships at the University of Michigan, USA (2001-03) and the University of Melbourne, Australia (2012). She is Research Commissioner for the International Society for Music Education (ISME) and Senior Editor of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association (CMEA) Biennial Book Series, Research to Practice. She has published widely in the fields of music psychology, youth development, and arts education.

“Curiosity as restless questioning, as movement toward the revelation of something hidden, as a question verbalized or not, as search for clarity, as a moment of attention, suggestion, and vigilance, constitutes an integral part of the phenomenon of being alive.  There could be no creativity without the curiosity that moves us and sets us patiently impatient before a world that we did not make, to add to it something of our own making.” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1998, p. 17

Email: sao@sfu.ca

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND WEBSITES

Mapping Artistic Learning in Diverse Contexts
Creating Expansive Learning Opportunities In and Through the Arts
Transformative Arts and Music Engagement in a Digital Age
New Directions for Musical Futures: Inquiry, Reflection and Dialogue
Intergenerational Arts and Singing Programs: Creative Collaborations for Connection and Communication

http://www.researchineducation.ca/users/susan-oneill

www.MODALresearch.com

www.rymeyouth.com

VIDEO: Susan O’Neill talks about her research

DEGREES

1996 Ph.D., Psychology Keele University, UK
1994 M.A., Education Open University, UK
1992 M.A., Performance Studies City University London, UK
1986 B.Mus (Hons)., Music Ottawa University, Canada

PAST POSITIONS AND VISITING FELLOWSHIPS

2012 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship University of Melbourne, Australia
2007-2010 Associate Professor University of Western Ontario, Canada
2001-2003 Visiting Fellowship University of Michigan, USA
1995-2004 Senior Lecturer (Lecturer 1995-1999) Keele University, UK

CURRENT FUNDED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Understanding Artistic Learning and Youth Arts Engagement in a Digital Age (SSHRC Insight Grant 435-2012-0837, $396,999) Principle Investigator (Co-Investigators: Yaroslav Senyshyn, SFU; Sandra Bosacki, Brock University, Valerie Peters, Laval University)

Artistic Learning Dialogues (Supported by ArtsStarts, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver Biennale, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Access to Media Education (AMES), Langley Fine Arts School)

Arts Matter Learning Projects (Presidents Research Grant, Simon Fraser University; $15,000)

Intergenerational Arts Program: Past, Present and Future of Work on the Waterfront (SSRHC Partnership Development Grant 890-2011-0154, $199,970) Co-Investigator (Principle Investigator: Peter Hall)

Transformative Arts Engagement (SSHRC and Vancouver Biennale, $20,000) Principle Investigator

Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYME): Youth Participation in Music (SSHRC Standard Research Grant 410-2008-729, $94,000) Principle Investigator (Co-Investigators Yaroslav Senyshyn, SFU; Carol Beynon, UWO)

Exploring Multimodal Learning Opportunities and Generativity in an Intergenerational Singing Program (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research on Singing (AIRS), SSHRC Major Collaborator Research Initiatives, $2.5 million) Co-Investigator (Project Leader: Rachel Heydon, UWO; Principle Investigator, Annabel Cohen, UPEI)

Youth, Music and Sociocultural Ecologies: Towards a Theory of Transformative Music Engagement

New Directions for Musical Futures: Inquiry, Reflection, Dialogue and the Three B’s (Braiding, Blending, Blurring)

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (2011-2012)

PELUSO, Deanna (PhD) Project Coordinator: Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYME) and MODAL Research Group (Multimedia Opportunities and Diversity in Artistic Learning)

SPARKS, Jim (PhD) Arts Matter Learning Projects and Artistic Learning Dialogues

COBB, Gordon (PhD) Arts Matter Learning Projects, Videographer

ERICKSON, David (PhD) Music Matters at Minnekhada Middle School

DELONG, Ian (PhD) CMEA Biennial Book Series Editorial Assistant

DYER, Sue (M.Ed.) Intergenerational Arts Programs

CAROLAN, Claire (M.Ed.) AIRS and Intergenerational Arts Programs

EHSANI, Bahar (M.Ed.) Interview Study of Youth Engagement in Music

WONG, Wen Dee (M.Ed.) Vancouver Biennale

CHAN, Corey (M.A.) Literature Reviews

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (2011-2012)

AMBRIZ, Jesus

GUYOT, Melanie

McCAHON, Samson

SMIT, Laura

VU, Kristine

ZHANG, Hope

ZHANG, Shanshan

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (SINCE 2000)

O’Neill, S. A. (2012). Becoming a music learner: Towards a theory of transformative music engagement. In G. E. McPherson & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education (Vol. 1). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 978-0-19-973081-0]

O’Neill, S. A., & Senyshyn, Y. (2011). How learning theories shape our understanding of music learners. In R. Colwell & P. Webster (Eds.), MENC Handbook of Research in Music Learning, Vol. 1: Strategies (pp. 3-34). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 978-0-19-538668-4]

O’Neill, S. A. (2011). Developing a young musician’s growth mindset: the role of motivation, self-theories and resiliency. In I. Deliège & J. Davidson (Eds.), Music and the mind: Essays in honour of John Sloboda (pp. 31-46). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 978-0-19-958156-6]

O’Neill, S. A. (2011). Learning in and through music performance: Understanding cultural diversity via inquiry and dialogue. In M. S. Barrett (Ed.), A Cultural Psychology of Music Education (pp.179-200). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 978-0-19-921438-9]

McPherson, G. E., & O’Neill, S. A. (2010).  Students’ motivation to study music as compared to other school subjects: A comparison of eight countries. Research Studies in Music Education, 32(2), 1-37. doi 10.1177/1321103X10384202

Ivaldi, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2010). Adolescents’ attainability and aspiration beliefs for famous musician role models. Music Education Research, 12 (2), 179-197.

O’Neill, S. A. (2009). Revisioning musical understandings through a cultural diversity theory of difference. In L. Bartel (Series Ed.), E. Gould (Vol. Ed.), J. Countryman, C. Morton, L. Stewart Rose (Eds.), Exploring social justice: How music education might matter, Vol. 4. CMEA Biennial Series: Research to Practice (pp. 70-89). Canadian Music Educators Association. [ISBN 978-0-9812038-05]

Ivaldi, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2009). Talking ‘privilege’: Barriers to musical attainment in adolescents’ talk of musical role models. British Journal of Music Education, 26 (1), 1-14.

Ivaldi, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2008). Adolescents’ musical role models: Whom do they admire and why? Psychology of Music, 36 (4), 395-415.

O’Neill, S. A. (2006). Positive youth musical engagement. In G. McPherson (Ed.), The child as musician: A handbook of musical development (pp. 461-474). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 0-19-853032-3]

O’Neill, S. A. (2005). Youth music engagement in diverse contexts. In J. L. Mahoney, R. Larson, & J. S. Eccles (Eds.), Organized activities as contexts of development: Extracurricular Activities, After School and Community Programs (pp. 255-273). Mahwah, New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [0-8058-4430-9]

Eccles, J. S., O’Neill, S. A., Wigfield, A. (2005). Ability self-perceptions and subject task values in adolescents and children. In K. A. Moore & L. H. Lippman (Eds.) What do children need to flourish? Conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development (pp. 237-249). New York, NY: Springer. [ISBN 0-387-2361-0]

Seddon, F. A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2005). How does formal instrumental music tuition (FIMT) impact on self- and teacher-evaluations of adolescents’ computer-based compositions? Psychology of Music, 34 (1), 27-45.

O’Neill, S. A., & Green, L. (2004). Mapping music education: Social groups and research in music education. Psychology of Music, 32 (3), 252-258.

Seddon, F. A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2003). Creative thinking processes in adolescent computer-based composition: An analysis of strategies adopted and the influence of instrumental music training. Music Education Research, 5, 125–137.

Harrison, A. C., & O’Neill, S. A. (2003). Preferences and children’s use of gender-stereotyped knowledge about musical instruments: Making judgments about other children’s preferences. Sex Roles, 49, 389–400.

Mills, J., & O’Neill, S. A. (2002). Children as inspectors? Evaluating school music provision for children aged 10–11 years. British Journal of Music Education, 19, 285–301.

Harrison, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2002). The development of children’s gendered knowledge and preferences in music. Feminism and Psychology, 12 (2), 148-153.

O’Neill, S. A., Ivaldi, A., & Fox, C. (2002). Gendered discourses in musically ‘talented’ adolescent females’ construction of self. Feminism and Psychology, 12 (2), 153-159.

O’Neill, S. A. (2002). Crossing the divide: Feminist perspectives on gender and music. Feminism and Psychology, 12 (2), 133-136.

O’Neill, S. A. (2002). The self-identity of young musicians. In R. A. R. MacDonald, D. J. Hargreaves & D. Miell (Eds.), Musical identities (pp. 79–96). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 0-19-850932-4]

O’Neill, S. A., & McPherson, G. E. (2002). Motivation. In R. Parncutt & G. E. McPherson (Eds). The science and psychology of music performance: Creative strategies for teaching and learning. (pp. 31-46). Oxford University Press. [0-19-513810-4]

Sloboda, J. A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2001). Emotions in everyday listening to music. In P. Juslin & J. A. Sloboda (Eds.), Music and emotion: theory and research. (pp. 413-429). Oxford University Press. [ISBN 0-19-263188-8]

Deutsch, D., Gabrielsson, A., Sloboda, J. A., Cross, I., Drake, C., Parncutt, R., O’Neill, S. A., et al. (2001). Psychology of music. In S. Sadie (Ed.), The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians (2nd ed., Vol. 20, pp. 527–562). London: Macmillan. [ISBN 978-0195170672]

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2001). Subjective experience of anxiety and musical performance: a relational perspective. Philosophy of Music Education Review. 9 (1), 42-53.

Seddon, F. A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2001). An evaluation study of computer-based compositions by children with and without prior experience of formal instrumental music tuition. Psychology of Music, 29 (1), 4–19.

O’Neill, S. A., & Green, L. (2001). Social groups and learning in music. British Education Research Association, 1, 26-32.

Sloboda, J. A., O’Neill, S. A., & Ivaldi, A. (2001). Functions of music in everyday life: an exploratory study using the Experience Sampling Method. Musicae Scientiae, 5 (1), 9-32.

North, A. C., Hargreaves, D. J., & O’Neill, S. A. (2000). The importance of music to adolescents. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 70 (2), 255-272.

Harrison, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2000). Children’s gender-typed preferences for musical instruments: an intervention study. Psychology of Music, 28 (1), 81-97.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (SINCE 2000)

O’Neill, S. A., & Senyshyn, Y., (2012). On meaning making and student music engagement. Proceedings of the 24th International Seminar on Research in Music Education, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2012.

Bosacki, S., & O’Neill, S. A. (2012). Adolescents’ gendered emotional percpetions and popular music experiences. Poster presentation to Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 2012.

O’Neill, S. A., & Bosacki, S. (2012). Adolescents’ personal meanings of music in real-world contexts: An exploratory study of youth activity engagement and emotional competence. Symposium on adolescents’ experiences of music, media and popular culture: exploring contexts, engagement, emotional and personal meanings (Symposium Convenor: S. O’Neill), 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada, March 2012.

Peluso, D., & O’Neill, S. A. (2012). Ubiquitous and interconnected: Adolescent multimodal experiences and engagement with music and digital media. Symposium on adolescents’ experiences of music, media and popular culture: exploring contexts, engagement, emotional and personal meanings (Symposium Convenor: S. O’Neill), 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada, March 2012.

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2012). Admiring, aspiring and becoming: Exploring early adolescents’ real-world music learning experiences. Symposium on adolescents’ experiences of music, media and popular culture: exploring contexts, engagement, emotional and personal meanings (Symposium Convenor: S. O’Neill), 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada, March 2012.

O’Neill, S. A. (2011). Exploring singing engagement, generativity, and well-being in an intergenerational singing program. Symposium on intergenerational voices: Curricula to foster the learning, communication, and well-being of young children and elders (Symposium Convenor: R. Heydon), Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

Heydon, R., O’Neill, S. A., Beynon, C., Crocker, W., Zhang, Z. (2011). Listening for the voices: A study of the initiating and sustaining factors, prevalence, curricula, and opportunitites of intergenerational learning programs. Symposium on intergenerational voices: Curricula to foster the learning, communication, and well-being of young children and elders (Symposium Convenor: R. Heydon), Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

Beynon, C., Heydon, R., O’Neill, S. A., Loerts, T., Crocker, W. (2011). Mixed Voices: Attending to the multiple voices of young children in an intergenerational singing program. Symposium on intergenerational voices: Curricula to foster the learning, communication, and well-being of young children and elders (Symposium Convenor: R. Heydon), Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

O’Neill, S. A. (2011). Exploring artistic worlds: An interview study of the initiating and sustaining factors and benefits of youth music engagement in formal and informal learning contexts. Symposium on youth artistic participatory culture and music engagement: Implications for curricula and expansive learning (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill). Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

Peluso, D., & O’Neill, S. A. (2011). An exploratory study of media convergence culture and crowd-sourced learning in youth music engagement. Symposium on youth artistic participatory culture and music engagement: Implications for curricula and expansive learning (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill). Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

O’Neill, S. A., & Erickson, D., (2011). Engaging youth in artistically crafted participatory action research. Symposium on youth artistic participatory culture and music engagement: Implications for curricula and expansive learning (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill). Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2011). Youth and the arts: Toward a responsible intersubjectivity in the curriculum. Symposium on youth artistic participatory culture and music engagement: Implications for curricula and expansive learning (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill). Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Fredericton & St. Thomas University, New Brunswick, Canada, May 2011.

O’Neill, S. A., Heydon, R., Beynon, C., Boissonnault, P., & Lipsett, K. (2011). A case study of an existing IG singing program. Poster presentation at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Education Research Day, March 2011.

O’Neill, S. A., & Peluso, D. (2010). Media convergence culture: Exploring young people’s musical worlds. Proceedings of the Media Literacy Conference (p. 50), London, UK, November 2010.

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2010). Media literacy and music: Enhancing existential educational experiences. Proceedings of the Media Literacy Conference (p. 53), London, UK, November 2010.

O’Neill, S. A. (2010). Initiators and sustainers of youth engagement in music: An interview study. Symposium on motivation: measuring and understanding motivation and music learning. (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill). International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy, University of Ottawa, Canada, May 2010.

O’Neill, S. A. (2010). Exchanging “insider” knowledge through youth participatory research. Symposium on musical values: recasting knowledge exchange and equity in music pedagogy. (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill). International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research in Music Pedagogy, University of Ottawa, Canada, May 2010.

O’Neill, S. A. (2009). Intergenerational perspectives on singing engagement. Symposium on singing and psychology: Interdisciplinary perspectives and implications. 70th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2009.

Sullivan, J. F., & O’Neill, S. A. (2009). Singing acquisition and education: A developmental perspective. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec. Symposium on singing and psychology: Interdisciplinary perspectives and implications. 70th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2009.

O’Neill, S. A. (2009). Celebrations of revealing: Learning to respect cultural diversity through music. Pan-Canadian Symposium 2009: Widening the Boundaries of Music Education, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2009.

O’Neill, S. A. (2008). What is cultural diversity and how is it a paradox for music educators? Symposium on enhancing understanding of cultural diversity in music education (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill), 28th International Society for Music Educational World Conference, Bologna, Italy, July 2008.

O’Neill, S. A. (2008). A dialogical approach to perspective transformation in music education. Misica ficta/Lived Realities Conference on Engagements and Exclusions in Music, Education and the Arts. Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Canada, January 2008.

O’Neill, S. A., Burke, A., & Kaufman, D. (2006). Writing to Think, Learn, and Communicate: Using Writing-Intensive Learning in the Higher Education Classroom. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California, USA, April 2006.

Ivaldi, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2004). Why adolescents admire famous musical role models: Implications for aspirations, expectations and identity. In S. D. Lipscomb, R. Ashley, R. O. Gjerdingen & P. Webster (Eds.). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Evanston, IL. Adelaide: Causal Productions.

O’Neill, S. A., Eccles, J. S., & Wigfield, A. (2003). Measuring children’s and adolescents’ ability self-perceptions and subjective task values. Indicators of Positive Development Conference, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., USA, March 2003.

O’Neill, S. A. (2003). Meaning systems in the construction of adolescents’ social identities (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill), Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Conference, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 2003.

O’Neill, S. A. (2002). Finding a narrative for the ‘object’ of study in the social construction of music performance (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill), 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, July 2002.

Mills, J., & O’Neill, S. A. (2002). Different points of view? Evaluating the school music provision for children aged 10–11 years. In C. Stevens, D. Burnham, G. McPherson, E. Schubert & J. Renwick (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (pp. 446–449). University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, July 2002.

Ivaldi, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2002). The influence of role models for adolescents’ involvement and aspirations in music. In C. Stevens, D. Burnham, G. McPherson, E. Schubert & J. Renwick (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (pp. 59–62). University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, July 2002.

O’Neill, S. A., Ryan, K. J., & Sloboda, J. A. (2001). Motivation and children’s engagement in music. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minnesota, USA, April 2001.

O’Neill, S. A., Ryan, K. J., Boulton, M. J., & Sloboda, J. A. (2000). Children’s subjective task values and engagement in music. Paper for Symposium on ‘Achievement motivation in different domains’ (Symposium Convenor: S. A. O’Neill), British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Winchester, UK, April 2000.

Sloboda, J. A., O’Neill, S. A., & Ivaldi, A. (2000). Exploring everyday experience of music. Proceedings of the International Conference on Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel, June 2000.

Ryan, K. J., Boulton, M. J., O’Neill, S. A., & Sloboda, J. A. (2000). Perceived social support and children’s participation in music. In C. Woods, G. B. Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon & J. A. Sloboda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Keele University, August 2000.

Ryan, K. J., & O’Neill, S. A. (2000). The influence of parental attitudes and support on children’s engagement in instrumental music. In C. Woods, G. B. Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon & J. A. Sloboda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Keele University, August 2000.

Ivaldi, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2000). Motivation and identity in music performance: an exploratory study. In C. Woods, G. B. Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon & J. A. Sloboda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Keele University, August 2000.

Harrison, A., & O’Neill, S. A. (2000). Overcoming children’s gender-typed preferences for musical instruments: an intervention study. In C. Woods, G. B. Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon & J. A. Sloboda (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. Keele University, August 2000.

SELECTED KEYNOTES, SEMINARS AND COLLOQUIA

Nov 2012, Keynote: Transformative Music Engagement: Making Music Learning Matter, Conference on Music Learning: Benefits for the 21st-century learner, University of Laval, Quebec, Canada

June 2012, Keynote: Arts Matter Learning Projects: Creating Opportunities for Transformative Engagement, Arts of Conscience Symposium, Vancouver International Song Institute (VISI), VanCity Theatre, Vancouver, Canada

May 2012, Keynote: Blending, Blurring and Braiding the Boundaries of Digital Media, Artistic Learning and Youth Culture, Futures in ICT- Collaboration Conference, Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Surrey Campus

April 2012, Keynote: Understanding and Engaging Artists and Musicians in the 21st Century, Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Public Lecture, Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Australia

April 2012, Invited Speaker: What Does it Mean to Be a Musician? Expanding Conceptions Through Relational Understanding, Postgraduate Seminar, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia

April 2012, Invited Lecture Recital: A Relational Approach to Performance Anxiety (with Yaroslav Senyshyn), Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia

April 2012, Invited Speaker: Creating Expansive Learning Opportunities in Intergenerational Arts Programs, Arts Education Colloquium, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

April 2012, Invited Lecture: Musical Identities, Undergraduate Course in Music Psychology (500 students), University of Melbourne, Australia

April 2012, Invited Lecture: Music Performance Dialogues, Graduate Course in Music (Performance, Composition, Musicology), Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Australia

April 2012, Invited Speaker: Adolescents’ Experiences of Music: Gaining ‘Insider’ Knowledge About Contexts, Engagement, and Personal Meanings, Seminar Series for the Australian Music Psychology Society (AMPS) and Music, Mind and Well-Being, Tallis Wing, University of Melbourne, Australia

March 2011, Invited Speaker: Promoting Positive Youth Engagement in Music, Graduate Seminar in Music Education, University of Laval, Quebec

March 2011, Invited Keynote: Leadership in Arts Education in a Globalizing World, Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Chihauhua, Mexico

Nov 2010, Invited Speaker: Exploring young people’s artistic worlds, Pedagogy, Language, Arts and Culture in Education (PL)ACE Seminar, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK

Nov 2010, Invited Speaker: Exchanging ‘Insider’ Knowledge: Youth-led Participatory Action Research, Music Education Special Interest Group, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Oct 2010, Speaker/Convenor: Youth-led Participatory Action Research Introductory Seminar, Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYME), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dec 2009, Invited Speaker: Cultural Diversity Education: Learning In and Through Music, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Nov 2008, Seminar Speaker: Youth Music, Media, Culture and Critical Literacy, Graduate Colloquia, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Feb 2008, Keynote Address: Motivation for Playing an Instrument: A Longitudinal Study, Illinois Motivation Research Meeting, University of Illinois, USA

Nov 2007, Seminar Speaker: Understanding Cultural Diversity Via Inquiry and Dialogue, Graduate Colloquia, University of Western Ontario, Canada

May 2005, Invited Speaker: Issues in Implementing an Upper-Division W-Course, 7th Annual Symposium on Innovative Teaching, Simon Fraser University, Canada

July 2004, Invited Speaker: Why Don’t All Children Succeed in Arts Education? Arts, Culture, and Education Institute, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Oct 2003, Keynote Address: Music Education: Research, Policy, Practice, Music Education for All, Royal College of Music, London, UK

Nov 2002, Invited Speaker: Gender, Motivation and Achievement in Music, Institute for Women and Gender, University of Michigan, USA

Oct 2002, Invited Speaker: Factors Predicting Motivation and Achievement in Music, Combined Program in Psychology and Education, University of Michigan, USA

Sept 2002, Invited Speaker: Motivation and Social Factors Impacting on Learning to Play an Instrument, School of Music, University of Michigan, USA

Mar 2000, Invited Speaker: Department of Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Mar 2000, Invited Speaker: Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK

Sept 1999, Keynote Address: British Education Research Association (BERA), Roehampton Institute, London, UK

Jun 1999, Keynote Address: Identity and Music Conference (Sponsored by the British Psychological Society), Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Jan 1999, Invited Speaker: Seminar Presented to Keele Gender Forum, Keele University, UK

Mar 1998, Invited Speaker: Harvard Graduate School of Education (Sponsored by the Office of International Education), Harvard University, USA

Feb 1998, Invited Speaker: Department of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

Feb 1998, Invited Speaker: Department of Music Education, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Oct 1997, Invited Speaker: Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Oct 1996, Invited Speaker: Aiming High Project (over 1,000 secondary school students) sponsored by the Stoke-on-Trent Community Partnership and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, UK

Sept 1996, Invited Speaker: General Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, University of Birmingham, UK

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS (SFU)

PELUSO, Deanna (PhD, in progress) Topic area: Youth digital media and music use in everyday life

SPARKS, Jim (PhD, in progress) Topic area: Cross-cultural expression and communication through choral singing

COBB, Gordon (PhD, in progress) Topic area: Multimodal and transformative arts engagement in practice

WHERLAND, Sharon (MA, 2012) Thesis title: Lev Vygotsky and Art Education: A Theoretical Framework for a Cultural-Historical Model of Visual Art Education for Primary School-Age Children

COURSES TAUGHT AT SFU

  • EDUC 945 Doctoral Seminar in Arts Education (Fall 2011)
  • EDUC 908 Dialogue: A Relational Approach to Learning (Spring 2012)
  • EDUC 848 Ideas and Issues in Aesthetic Education (Fall 2012)
  • EDUC 868 Curriculum Theory and Art Education (Fall 2011)
  • EDUC 869 Music Education as Thinking in Sound (Summer 2012, Summer 2006)
  • EDUC 867 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research (Spring, 2006)
  • EDUC 849 The Artist, Society and Arts Education (Fall 2006)
  • EDUC 100 Selected Questions and Issues in Education (Fall 2006)
  • EDUC 252 Introduction to Reflective Practice (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
  • EDUC 471 Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (Fall 2005, Summer 2006)
  • EDUC 437 Ethical Issues in Education (Summer 2012)
  • EDUC 469 Music Education as Thinking in Sound (Fall, 2004, Fall 2005)
  • EDUC 399 Positive Youth Development (Spring 2004, Spring 2005)
  • EDUC 327 Self, Psychology and Education (Summer 2004)
  • EDUC 222 Research Methods in Educational Psychology (Summer 2003)

COURSES TAUGHT AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

University of Western Ontario, Canada

  • Undergraduate: Philosophy of Education (M496b)
  • Undergraduate: Introduction to Music Education (1800b)
  • Ph.D./M.A. Empirical and Qualitative Research (M531a)
  • Ph.D./M.A. Curriculum Theory and Development (M586a)
  • Ph.D. Youth Participatory Research – Directed Readings
  • Ph.D./M.A. Positive Youth Development – Directed Readings
  • Ph.D./M.A. Learning Theories and Youth Development (M586b)

University of Michigan, USA

  • Ph.D. Motivation and Life Span Development (Combined Program in Psychology and Education)

Chinese International School, Hong Kong (Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education)

  • Learning Theories for Psychology and Education (Educational Psychology for B.Ed.)
  • Research Design and Supervision of Student Projects (Educational Psychology for B.Ed.) 

University of Porto, Portugal

  • M.A. Motivational Processes and Achievement Outcomes in Musical Development

University of Keele, UK

  • M.Sc. Contemporary Issues in Psychology of Music
  • M.Sc. Musical Learning and Development
  • M.Sc. Social Psychology and Education
  • M.Sc. Non-Laboratory and Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Psychology of Music
  • Critical Social Psychology (Special Topics)
  • Art, Culture and Creativity (Special Topics)
  • Individuals and Society I and II (Module Leader)
  • Self and Identity (Special Topics)
  • Motivation (Social and Developmental)
  • Non-Laboratory Research Methods (Module Leader)
  • Introduction to Educational Psychology