Faculty of Education

John Kenny

John Kenny

Dr John Kenny

Lecturer - Science

Contact Details

Contact Campus Newnham Campus
Building Building A
Room Reference A226d
Telephone +61 3 6324 3269
Fax +61 3 6324 3048
Email John.Kenny@utas.edu.au

Teaching Responsibilities

Dr Kenny teaches primary science pedagogy in both the Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Education programs. He has a very broad experience and knowledge of education and has worked across all levels: primary, secondary and tertiary. He has also successfully taught in primary science in the online teacher education program.

Publications

Career best publications

  • Kenny, J. (2003). 'Effective Project Management for Strategic Innovation and Change in an Organisation.' Project Management Journal, 34 (1), 43-43.
  • McNaught, C., Kenny, J., Kennedy, P. and Lord, R., (2000). 'Developing and evaluating a university-wide online Distributed Learning System.'  Educational Technology and Society, 2(4), 70-81.

Journal articles

  • Kenny, J., Hobbs, L., Jones, M., Chittleborough, G., Campbell,C., Gilbert, A., Redman, C., and Herbert, S. (2014). Science Teacher Partnerships with Schools (STEPS): Project-Partnerships in science teacher education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(12), 43-65.
  • Kenny, J.D.J. and Fluck, A.E. (2014). The effectiveness of academic workload models in an institution: a staff perspective. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, available view online
  • Kenny J., Fluck, A. & Jetson, T. (2012), Placing a value on academic work: the development of a time-based academic workload model, Australian Universities Review, 54(2), 50-60.
  • Cooper, G., Kenny, J. & Fraser, S. (2012), Influencing intended teaching practice: Exploring pre-service teachers' perceptions of science teaching resources, 34(12), 1883-1908.
  • Kenny, John Daniel (2012) "University-school partnerships: pre-service and in-service teachers working together to teach primary science", Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 37: Iss. 3, Article 6. Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss3/6  
  • Stack, S., Beswick, K., Brown, N., Bound, H., Kenny, J. and Abbott-Chapman, J. (2011), Putting Partnership at the Centre of Teachers' Professional Learning in Rural and Regional Contexts: Evidence from Case Study Projects in Tasmania, Australian Journal of Teacher Education: 36(12), Article 1. Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol36/iss12/1  
  • Kenny, J. (2010). 'Preparing primary teachers to teach primary science: a partnership based approach.' International Journal of Science Education, 32 (10), 1267-1288.
  • Kenny, J. (2009). Work-based research in a large organisation: the transformation from change agent to researcher. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 14 (4), December, 369–385.
  • Kenny, J. (2009), Managing a modern university: is it time for a rethink? Higher Education Research & Development, 28 (6), 629-642.
  • Kenny, J. (2009). Pre-service and in-service teachers working together teach primary science. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 34 (6), 1-22.
  • Kenny, J., Seen, A. and Purser, J. (2008). Support Secondary Science Teachers in Rural and Regional Schools. Teaching Science, 54(3), 19-24. (Special edition)
  • Kenny, J. (2008). Efficiency and Effectiveness in Higher Education: who's accountable for what? Australian Universities Review, 50(1), 11-19.
  • Kenny, J. and Colvill, M. (2008). Primary science: professional learning and curriculum development in Northern Tasmania. Teaching Science, 54(1), 35-38.
  • Kenny, J. (2006). Strategy and the learning organization: a maturity model for the formation of strategy. The Learning Organization, 13 (4), 353-368.
  • Kenny, J. (2004). 'A study of educational technology project management in Australian universities.' Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 20 (3), 388-404.
  • Kenny, J. (2003). 'Effective Project Management for Strategic Innovation and Change in an Organisation.' Project Management Journal, 34 (1), 43-43.
  • Kenny, J. (2003). Student Perception of the use of online learning technology in their courses. UltiBase Online Journal. view online
  • Kenny, J. (2002). 'Managing innovation in educational institutions.' Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 18 (3), 359-376.
  • Kenny, J., Quealy, J. and Young, J. (2002). RMIT ICT DLS Competency Framework - A basis for effective staff development. UltiBase Online Journal. view online
  • McNaught, C., Kenny, J., Kennedy, P. and Lord, R., (2000). Developing and evaluating a university-wide online Distributed Learning System. Educational Technology and Society, 2(4), 70-81.

Refereed conference papers

  • Kenny, J., Redman, C., Hobbs, L., Jones, M., Campbell, C., Gilbert, A., Chittleborough, G. and Herbert, S. (2014), Developing effective school and university partnerships for teacher education. In Proceedings of 6th Annual EduLearn Conference on Education and New Technologies, 7th-9th July, 2014, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
  • Hobbs, l., Jones, M., King, J., Chittleborough, G., Redman, C., Campbell, C., Kenny, J., Herbert , S. (2013), Science Teacher Educator Partnerships with Schools (STEPS): Developing an Interpretive Framework for Primary Science Teacher . Presented to the Contemporary approaches to Research symposium, 2013, Deakin University. [Download PDF 1.2MB]
  • Kenny J. (2008). Boyer's scholarships and effective education: defining the "Fifth Scholarship", Proceedings of Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Peter L. Jeffery (Ed.).Brisbane, December. Retrieved online March 2009 [PDF]
  • Kenny, J. (2008). Evaluating strategic change projects in and organizational context, Proceedings of the annual conference of International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK): Teaching and Learning, May 26-28, Aviero, Portugal. (12 citations)
  • Kenny, J. (2003), A research based model for managing strategic educational change and innovation projects, Proceedings of HERDSA Conference, pp. 333-342, Christchurch, New Zealand: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. (1 citation)
  • Kenny, J. (2001), Implementing an Institutional Online Learning System: Some Illustrative Case Studies at RMIT, in Wallace, M., Ellis, A. and Newton, D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Moving Online II Conference, pp. 153-168, Gold Coast, Queensland, Southern Cross University. (19 citations)
  • Kenny, J. (2001), Where Academia Meets Management: A model for the effective development of learning materials using new technology, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, pp. 327-334, Melbourne. (9 citations)
  • Kenny, J. and McNaught, C. (2000), Promoting Quality Outcomes in Higher Education using New Learning Technologies: Processes and Plans at RMIT, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education, pp. 655-664, Coffs Harbour. 
  • Kenny, J. and Bosworth, K. (2000), RMIT Streaming Video Pilot, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Open Learning, pp. 225-234, Queensland.

Other scholarly output

PhD thesis

  • Kenny, J. (2005), 'Strategy and Learning: a path to organisational change'. RMIT University, PhD Exegesis and Portfolio].

Published book reviews

  • Kenny, J (2009). International Journal of Science Education, 31(12), 1709.
  • Kenny, J. (2009). Quality Assurance in Education.

Non-refereed conference papers (F2)

  • Kenny, J. (2004). Staff perspective on strategic change on technological innovation. Proceedings of the annual HERDSA Conference, Malaysia, (EJ), Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

Non-refereed conference presentations

  • Kenny, J. (2008). Inside "Insider Research": A Reflective account. Paper presented at Annual conference of New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE), Christchurch, NZ.
  • Kenny, J. (2008). Pre-service teachers and In-service teachers working together to teach primary science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA), July 2 to 5, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 
  • Kenny, J. (2007). Preparing primary science teachers: preliminary report on a project to explore a reflective model. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA). July 11 to 14, Fremantle, WA, Australia.

Awards

  • 2009 - Faculty of Education: Faculty Research Award
  • 2010 - Teaching merit certificate

Funding

Collaborative grants and projects

  • OLT grant application (2012) in conjunction with Deakin University, Melbourne University, RMIT University and Australian Catholic University
  • International Interest and research in Science (IRIS) project: coordinator for Tasmania and South Australia.

Funded projects whilst at the University of Tasmania

Research team Initial year Duration Funding body/client Award type Project title Industry partners Total $

Dr John Kenny

2009 2 UTAS Faculty of Education Teaching and research scholarship grant scheme Exploring partnerships: An approach to professional learning designed to support pre-service and in-service primary teachers to teach science. Dept. of Education, Tasmania $5,770
Dr John Kenny 2008 2 Tasmanian SiMERR Hub Grant An Exploration of a Professional Learning Model for Pre-Service Teachers of Science, Based on Reflective Practice.   $6,800
Dr John Kenny, Dr Andrew Seen 2006 2 Tasmanian SiMERR Hub Grant Resourcing Secondary Science Teachers in Rural and Regional Areas of Tasmania. Dept. of Education, Tasmania $5,000
Dr John Kenny, dr Marj Covill 2006 2 Tasmanian SiMERR Hub Grant Professional Learning/Curriculum Development Northern Midland Cluster. School of Chemistry, University of Tasmania $5,000
Professor JM Watson; Assoc. Prof K Beswick; Dr NR Brown; Dr DR Satterthwait; Dr ME Robertson; Dr A Fluck; Dr HI Bound; Dr JDJ Kenny 2005 3 University of New England Grant - SiMERR Hub SiMERR Hub Tasmania.   $120,000