CURRICULUM VITAE

 

DR JENNIE BICKMORE-BRAND

4/2 Johnson Rd

MAYLANDS 6051

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

E-mail       jbrand@scc.edu.au

 

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS[1]

·       1973  Diploma of Teaching- Primary

·       1978  Egan's Counselling Course

·       1979  Bachelor of Education- Primary

·       1979  Graduate Diploma in Teaching- Language Arts

·       1989  Master of Education

·       1995  Lab 1 Skills for Calling and Caring Ministries

·       1997  Doctor of Education

·       1999  Life and times of Ancient Israel-Old Testament (1 unit of Bachelor of Theology, Murdoch)

·       2000  New Testament (1 unit of Bachelor of Theology)

·       2004-05 Masters In Leadership and Management (in process)

 

EMPLOYMENT

Current

·         Head of Educational Programs. Southern Cross College- Lecturer in Leadership and Management, Education, and Educational Administration.

·         Patron of Media Standards Committee- Australia

 

Previous Positions

·         Head of Primary, Lake Joondalup Baptist College (2001-2004)

·         Coordinator Academic Staff Development, Murdoch University- 1999-2001

·         Co-Director of literacy and strategic planning consultancy Brand and Associates to the following clients:- workplace- TELSTRA, Workplace Australia; universities- local and international; Distance Education; private schools, primary and secondary schools- both metropolitan and rural; bookshops, pre-primary centres; community libraries and church groups.

·         Deliverer of the Professional Development training Package Stepping Out in language and literacy across the content areas, to secondary schools across Australia.

·         Director of the WA Adult Literacy Research Network of Language Australia as Project Manager of the following projects: Project 1 To examine the effects of the inclusion of literacy and numeracy in industry standards in Training Packages on quality of learning and work outcomes. Project 2 To investigate the effectiveness and responsivity of literacy and numeracy provision for groups with identified special need or circumstances.

·         President of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (for two terms 1998 and 1999)

·         Convenor of the first International conference for the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL), Sept 21-23, 2000.

·         Research Officer (.6) for the Centre for Research and Development in Language and Literacy, WA, LA:NLLIA (Language Australia: National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia), Curtin University 1997-98. Students at educational risk in higher education: early identification, and early intervention. This project involves a study of the literacy demands for First Year students at Curtin across different schools eg. Muresk, Curtin Business School, School of Physics and School of Health Sciences. 1998

·         Project Officer for the Centre for Aboriginal Studies Documentation of the Inaugural Post Graduate Program for Aboriginal Research and the development of a literacy strategy.

·         Co-ordinator of Centre for Research and Development in Language and Literacy (CRADLL)WA of Language Australia: National Languages and Literacy Institute (1996).

·         Management of a research and professional development consortium of all WA universities and key stakeholder representatives in language and literacy. Preparation of tender submissions involving partnerships within the state and nationally, the supervision of research and development projects and the publication of reports. Annual budget $150-$300,000

·         Lecturer Edith Cowan University, Department of Communications Education (1991-95).

*Since 1981 I have been involved in writing, teaching and/or co-ordinating courses in literacy education and pedagogy both at a Post Graduate, Graduate and Undergraduate level on various universities in Australia, for internal and external delivery. Established a Graduate Certificate in Adult Literacy, Edith Cowan University, and designed competencies for Adult Literacy teaching profession.

·         Western Australian ACAL representative (1991-93, 1995-96).

·         National lobby group for adult education responding to government policy initiatives and providing advisory support on state and national vocational and education training boards.

·         Lecturer, Curtin Faculty of Education (1987-90).

·         Early childhood, primary and secondary-lecturing in language, literacy and pedagogy at undergraduate and post graduate levels. Development of a video package on language and learning teaching practices across the curriculum.

·         Part-time lecturer University of South Australia and Flinders University (1981-86).*

·         Middle school teacher, Denver, Colorado USA (1986).

·         Key Media Teacher Mitcham Primary School (1985).

·         Inaugural Principal¾ Lindisfarne Anglican Parish School, South Australia 1981.

·         Establishment of the first low fee paying Anglican Parish School providing a curriculum and community organisation model for subsequent parish schools.

·         Regional Adviser Education Department of South Australia (1979-80)

·         Post Graduate Scholarship (1978).

·         Upper primary school teacher Payneham PS (1975-77).

·         Primary school teacher Northfield PS, South Australia (1974).

 


MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR SOCIETIES

 

·       Member of Australian Council for Educational Leaders

·       Member of Junior School Heads Association of Australia

·       Member of Australian Council for Educational Administration

·       Social Responsibilities Commission- Anglican lobby group for media focus on social justice issues

·       President of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL)- Life-member

Provide ministerial support and set agendas for policy decisions on language and literacy research and professional development in Adult Literacy. Evaluate national project submissions for ANTA (Australian National Training Authority) and WELL (Workplace English Language and Literacy) Programme submissions.

·       Advisory committee member for Literacy and numeracy studies: An International Journal in the education and training of adults.

·       LA:NLLIA representative of the National Council for Adult Education in Language and Literacy Strategy Special Implementation Group (NCAELLS:SIG) (1994-1996).

Moderation and mapping of literacy provision at post compulsory schooling level across WA.

·       Director NLLIA AL Advisory Committee (1993-96).

Management of an advisory group of key stakeholders in Adult Literacy education eg. prisons, juvenile justice, Adult Migrant education, Catholic Education, universities, TAFE’s, private providers, professional literacy associations. Activities include the coordination of a Small-Scale grants system where novice researchers are placed with mentors.

·       Convenor of the 17th Australian Council for Adult Literacy National Conference 1994.

Programming and orchestration of international and national speakers and participants (350) with a post conference surplus of $26,000 (seeding for subsequent conferences) and publication.

·       Convenor of the Adult Literacy State Conference (1994-1999)

·       Western Australian ACAL representative (1991-93, 1995-96)

·       Convenor of the Reading Association of Perth State Conference 1990. (550 delegates)

·       1990 Editor for The Kangaroo Creek Gang, W.A.

·       1990 Convenor of the 4th State Reading Conference of the Reading Association of Perth

·       1989 President of the Reading Association of Perth

·       1988-90 Secretary for the Glen Forrest Primary School Parents and Citizens Association.

·       1989 Parent Representative for the Glen Forrest School Based  Decision-Making Committee

·       1988-90 Convenor of the Language and Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Reading Association.

·       1984-85 State Representative for the Australian Reading Association.

·       1985 Editor for TAFE National Research Centre, Adelaide.

·       1985 President of the South Australian Reading Association.

 

PAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Conference Papers Presented:

                1982  8th Annual Conference of the Australian Reading Association, Adelaide, Self concept and achievement in the language arts classroom.

                1987  International Reading Association World Congress, Brisbane, Networking language and mathematics across Australia.

                1987  Recent Development in Maths Teaching, La Trobe University, Current WA Action-Research into problem- solving and the language of mathematics.

                1988  2nd State Conference of the Reading Association of Perth, Using Media Studies to implement the new Language Arts Syllabus.

                1989  3rd State Conference of the Reading Association of Perth, Problem-solving strategies in mathematics.

                1989  Joint National Conference of the Australian Reading Association and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Darwin. The language of problem-solving strategies.

                1991 3rd South Pacific Conference on Reading, Rotarua, New Zealand What can be learned from recent research in Language Arts which can be applied to Mathematics?

                1993  14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teaching, Perth. Do teachers of language arts teach mathematics differently to teachers of maths, teaching maths?

                1993  1st International Conference of the Australian Reading Association, Melbourne, Applying language learning principles to mathematics teaching.

                1995 18th Australian Council for Adult Literacy National Conference, Melbourne, What difference can a teacher of language make in a mathematics classroom?

                1996 International Congress for Mathematics Educators, Seville, Spain, An investigation of the approaches used by two teachers of mathematics: Comparing content-centred and learner-centred approaches.

                1997 20th Australian Council for Adult Literacy National Conference, Sydney. Students at educational risk in higher education: early identification, and early intervention.

                1997 Fifth International Literacy and Education Research Network conference on Learning, Alice Springs. First Year at University: “Now you are at university you’d better know how to learn.”

                1997 WA Institute for Educational Research, Perth, Content-centred learning versus learner-centred learning.

                1997 Adult Literacy State Conference, WA Students at educational risk at university.

                1997 Adult Literacy State Conference, WA. Literacy issues of Aboriginal Post Graduate students.

                1998 Inaugural First Year Experience Conference, York. Transition literacy issues facing first year students.

                1999 Issues that face international students in their first term on campus. Teaching and Learning Forum

                1999 message for tertiary institutions with International students. Australian Council for Adult Literacy national conference, Melbourne.

                2000 What might best practice look like in on-line learning. Teaching and Learning Forum

                2000 Issues for on-line teaching and learning in numeracy for adult educators. Australian Council for Adult Literacy national conference, Melbourne.

                2000 Best practice in on-line teaching and learning in mathematics. International Congress for Mathematics Educators. Japan.

                2001 Best Practice in upper primary school mathematics. Workshop presented at the National Literacy and Numeracy week “Best Practice Forum”

                2002 Lifelong Learning: Preparing Citizens of Tomorrow, Today. Student handbook. Lake Joondalup Baptist College.

 

Publications:

       Assessment forms for Teaching Practice Supervision- 1978 designed the assessment forms used in supervising student teachers, at each undergraduate year level.

Curriculum documents- I stood on the R-7 Curriculum committee for Language Arts during the three years (1976-79) in which the major policy documents were written for Language Arts and which were subsequently been used widely throughout Australia- R-7 Language Arts- Writing; R-7 Language Arts- Reading; R-7 Language Arts- Listening and speaking; R-7 Language Arts- Programming.

        ELIC (Early Literacy In-Service Course)-  This same committee became the original writing team for the early stages of the ELIC (Early Literacy In- Service Course) materials which not only achieved national funding, being adopted as post teacher training courses in each state, but now exists in parts of the US and England.

                Parent Pamphlets- This same committee produced pamphlets for parents and schools in eg. spelling, reading, television, transition to secondary schooling, all of which are available from the South Australian Education Department.

            Lecture summaries and software- In 1990-81 I was the Country Co-ordinator for the South Australian Council for the Australian Reading Association which involved networking and supplying materials and software of speaker sessions to the rural teachers throughout the state. A model I developed for assisting teachers to form a Local Council of the Association has been refined and developed for use on a national basis.

                Around Australia-  Australian Journal of Reading -In 1984-85 I was the editor for the Around Australia section of the Australian Journal of Reading.

                Pivot -I have had articles in Pivot (South Australian Teacher's Association Journal)

Early Reading Experiences- article published for distribution in Pre-Primary Centres and Early Childhood Units in SA and WA

                Bickmore, J. (1988) How Media Studies can enhance your Language Arts Program: Language In-service Course Curtin University.

                Bickmore, J. (1987) A Report on the Skill Needs of Local Government Field Staff Together with Recommendations for Training Provision. Local Government Industry. WA.

                Teaching language arts in the Junior School; The Integrated Day; Programming and Planning for Whole language learning-  A series of three video programs. Produced, scripted and directed by Bickmore, J. (1988) Curtin University Media Production.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1989). What can be learned from recent research in language arts that can be applied to mathematical teaching Unpublished Masters thesis. Deakin University.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (Ed.) (1989) 'Language and Mathematics' focus Issue, Australian Journal of Reading, Nov.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (Ed.) (1990) Language and Mathematics Australian Reading Association.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. & Gawned, S. (1990) Language and Mathematics Australian Reading Association.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1990). What can be learned from recent research into Language Arts that can be applied to Mathematical teaching. In Language and Mathematics Australian Reading Association.

                1992-1994 Reading Around Series Editor  for the Australian Reading Association

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1993) Applying Language-learning Principles to Mathematics Teaching In Stephens, M., Waywood, A., Clarke, D. & Izard, J. (Eds.)  Communicating Mathematics: Perspectives from Classroom Practice and Current Research.  A.C.E.R.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. & Chapman, A. (1995). Workshop in Mathematics. In Stepping Out- Literacy and Learning Program Years 6-10, Western Australia Education Department.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1995) What difference can a teacher of language make in a mathematics classroom. Fine Print, VALBEC, Melbourne.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1996) Western Australian Post Graduate Research in literacy 1990-1996, NLLIA, Curtin University.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1997) The Role of Scaffolding in the Teaching and Learning of mathematics. In N. Ellerton, Research in Mathematics Education, Edith Cowan University.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1997). Teachers of mathematics teach differently: a case study of two teachers. Doctoral thesis. Edith Cowan University.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1997) Investigations and recommendations in Adult Literacy contexts. NLLIA, Curtin University.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1997). Adult Aboriginal literacy in Western Australia: two case studies. In B. Biase & J. Lo Bianco, Year Book in Australian Language Studies 1997. Language Australia: National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1997) Students at educational risk in higher education: early identification, and early intervention. Conference Proceedings 20th ACAL National Conference, Sydney.

                Bickmore-Brand, J. (1998) Who’s questions are being answered in the maths classroom?. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, Vol. 3(1)

Bickmore-Brand, J. (1998) (In-house project report) Students at educational risk in higher education: early identification, and early intervention. Curtin University.

Bickmore-Brand, J. (1998). (In-house project report) Transition issues for International students in their first term on campus. Curtin University.

Bickmore-Brand, J. (Ed.) (2000) Project 1 To examine the effects of the inclusion of literacy and numeracy in industry standards in Training Packages on quality of learning and work outcomes. Adult Literacy and Numeracy Research Network publication, Victoria.

 

Bickmore-Brand, J. (2001). Lifelong Learning: preparing citizens for tomorrow, today. Lake Joondalup Baptist College, Perth, WA.



[1] "A" assessment rating for position as: Deputy of a Primary School and Head of a Class 3 School after three years of teaching.