Dr Genevieve Noone

Lecturer - School of Education

Genevieve Noone

Phone: +61 2 6773 2629

Email: gnoone@une.edu.au

Biography

Genevieve is a member of the Early Childhood Education team within the School of Education. Within this team she specialises in the philosophy and sociology of education.

my story

As an educator my interest has always been in the relationships between pupils and their teachers. As my life journey has continued my interest has broadened to include all our relationships, both inside and outside the classroom, with and in the places we live, with both the animate and the inanimate.

My passion is the Arts, and their potential, not only as an expression of our experiences and understandings, but also as a form of research in exploring relationships and place.

My original degree was in primary teaching with a major in drama and music education. After working for several years as a primary teacher I spent many years working in various jobs both inside and outside the field of education, including community organisations and private, commercial organisations. I returned to studying and teaching in the field of education as I had a deep desire to explore issues around the purpose and structure of schools and schooling. After completing my postgraduate studies I took up a teaching position with the Early Childhood Education program here at U.N.E.

I choose to live in a small, rural town, and being part of community life is important to me. I try to spend as much time as I can in my garden, where I attend to growing natives, and vegetables and herbs, while my partner enjoys planting bulbs and all manner of flowering plants.

Qualifications

PhD 2009                                                          University of New England
MEd (Hons, 1st & Faculty Medal) 2003         University of New England
BEd (Primary) 1988                                         W.A.C.A.E.
DipT (Primary) 1985                                        Aquinas Teachers College, Ballarat

Memberships

Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA)

Teaching Areas

I currently co-ordinate the following units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching), and the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

EDEC106 Perspectives of Children and Childhood
EDEC104 Children's Spaces and Places
EDEC310 Professionals in Early Childhood

Research Interests

I am engaged with a group of researchers in the School of Education working on a project titled Bush Tracks. We see ourselves as a collective in conversation with rural teachers. The first phase of our project concerned early career teachers in rural schools, and the second phase was a study of teaching principals in one and two teacher rural schools. Currently I am conducting qualitative, arts based research into the rural teaching of the Josephite Sisters in Australia.

In my performance work I am continuing to explore how the various elements of theatre can be employed in the scripting, direction and performance of scripts developed from research data.

In my writing I am continuing to explore rhizomatic notions of movement and relations, and being and becoming; inspired by the work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, (in particular their co-written work A Thousand Plateaus).

Current Postgraduate Supervision
  • An exploration of the affects on ECEC educators of training in bush and beach pedagogy (MEd(Hons))
  • An exploration of the role of movement in primary and middle school drama classrooms (PhD)

I am interested in supervising students wishing to explore, and/or use, performance in/as research.

Completed Postgraduate Supervisions

        Amadio, K. A. (2012). An Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal find Relational space: Yarns from a Joint Leadership Team at a Rural Community Based Preschool (Masters of Education (Hons)). University of New England, Armidale, Australia. Retrieved from http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/10983

        Chalwell, K. (2015). Special Religious Education: An Exploration of Pedagogy (PhD). University of New England, Armidale, Australia. Retrieved from http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/16827

        Horne-Kennedy, J. B. (2015). Speaking in Our Own Voice - The Stories of Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Educators in the Context of the Early Years Learning Framework (Masters of Education (Hons)). University of New England, Armidale, Australia. Retrieved from http://e-publications.une.edu.au/1959.11/16824

Publications

Recent publications, performances and presentations

Book chapters

Noone, G. (2015). Imagining a teacher-place assemblage. In L. Graham & J. Miller (Eds.), Bush Tracks: The opportunities and challenges of rural teaching and leadership (pp. 57–77). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Noone, G., & Miller, J. (2015). Methodologies: Exploring the intimate. In L. Graham & J. Miller (Eds.), Bush Tracks: The opportunities and challenges of rural teaching and leadership (pp. 25–40). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Everett, L., Noone, G., Brooks, M., & Littledyke, R. (2015). Sustainability and the Creative Arts. In N. Taylor, F. Quinn, & C. Eames (Eds.), Educating for sustainability in primary schools: Teaching for the future (pp. 221–245). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Noone, G. (2012). Rhizomatics and the arts: Challenging conceptions of rural teaching. In M. Vicars, T. McKenna, & J. White (Eds.), Discourse, power and resistance down under (pp. 77–94). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Refereed Journal Articles

Green, N. C., Noone, G. & Nolan, A. (2013). Contemporary paradigms of rural teaching: the significance of place. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23(1), 91–115.

Noone, G. (2009). Book review: The authentic dissertation: alternative ways of knowing, research and representation. Higher Education Research & Development, 28(4), 259-261.

Performances – Live and Recorded

Noone, G. (2014, September). Diary of a rural teacher: A reading. Performance presented at the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood Research Symposium, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia.

Cafarella, L., Noone, G., Ellis, E., & Sims, M. (2014). Our absent grandchildren [DVD]. Armidale, Australia: TAFE New England School of Film & Television. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCy5bEPSnN8

Sims, M., Noone, G., & Ellis, L. (2014, April). Grandparenting the absent grandchildren. Performance presented at the Queensland Council of Grandparents Symposium, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane Australia.

Sims, M., Noone, G., & Ellis, L. (2013, November). Performing grandparenting: when grandparents have little or no contact with their grandchildren. Performance presented at the Association for Qualitative Research Conference: Sub-prime Scholarship, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Noone, G., & Peters, S. (2012, September). Relationships with and in places-rural. Performance presented at the Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia Annual Conference: Developing connections for sustainable futures - Networking the bush, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, 26 - 28 September 2012.

Noone, G. (2011, July). Place: a performance. Presented at the International Visual Research Association Conference - Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice, Vancouver, Canada.

Noone, G. (2009, July). Yarning. Presented at the 2nd Australasian Narrative Inquiry Conference: Embracing multiple dimensions, Armidale, Australia.

Conference Presentations

Graham, L., Miller, J., Paterson, D., Cornish, L., Jenkins, K., & Noone, G. (2014, October). Bush Tracks: Research in Rural Education - Teaching, Leadership and Small School Principals. Presented at the SPERA Conference, 1-3 October 2014, University of New England, Armidale Australia.

Noone, G. (2014, July). Performed philosophy: The embodiment of place and space. Presented at the Artistry, Performance and Scholarly Inquiry: Investigating the practice, theory and place of performed research, 3-4 July 2014, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia.

Noone, G. (2013, December). Smooth and striated space: A recapitulating perspective of place and becoming in rural education. Presented at the Deleuze. Guattari. Schizoanalysis. Education. 9-11 December 2013. Murdoch University, Perth.

Noone, G. (2013, November). When theatre studies met a becoming-teacher ethnography: The deterritorialising/ reterritorialising in making ethnotheatre. Presented at the Association for Qualitative Research Conference: Sub-prime Scholarship, 3-5 November 2013, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Green, N. C., Noone, G., & Nolan, A. (2012, September). Contemporary paradigms of rural teaching: The significance of place. Presented at the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia: Developing connections for sustainable futures - Networking the bush, 26 - 28 September 2012, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia.

Noone, G. (2011, August). Reconceptualising ‘the data table’: New knowledges from creative representation. Presented at the Association for Qualitative Research Conference - Will the real evidence please stand up: politicising qualitative research, 23-25 August 2011, Cairns, Australia.

Noone, G. (2011, July). Layering and dwelling: inviting audience participation in meaning-making. Presented at the International Visual Research Association Conference - Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice, 6-8 July 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

Noone, G. & Goldspring, R. (2011, July). Exploring expressions of the embodiment of research. Presented at the International Visual Research Association Conference - Visual Research as a Collaborative and Participatory Practice, 6-8 July 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

Further Information

Other areas of interest

I am a member of the School of Education's Aboriginal Education Group because I am concerned with social justice and, in particular, with equity for Aboriginal Australians.