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Melody West

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Melody West

Associate Lecturer, Learning & Teaching

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3321 (phone)

Melody.West@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Other education (399999)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Urban sociology and community studies (441016)
  • Work integrated learning (incl. internships) (390115)
  • Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy (390101)
  • Continuing and community education (390301)
  • Specialist studies in education (390499)
  • Sociology (441099)
  • Secondary education (390306)
  • Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy (390114)

Research Objectives

  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Equity and access to education (160201)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)
  • Higher education (160102)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)
  • Children's services and childcare (230104)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education (210299)
  • Policies and development (160205)

Publications

Total publications

14

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2006BookWillis K, Craft CA, Vogt M, West ML, 'Tree of Hope', Launceston City Council, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 72. ISBN 0959609059 (2006) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Willis K; Craft CA

Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Willis K, Craft CA, Vogt M, West ML, 'Tree of Hope', Launceston City Council, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 72. ISBN 0959609059 (2006) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Willis K; Craft CA

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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2017Warr Pedersen K, West M, Brown N, Sadler D, Nash K, 'Delivering Institutional Priorities in Learning and Teaching Through a Social Learning Model: Embedding a High Impact Community of Practice Initiative at the University of Tasmania', Communities of Practice, Springer Singapore, J McDonald and A Cater-Steel (ed), Singapore, pp. 99-120. ISBN 9789811028779 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-2879-3_5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Warr Pedersen K; Brown N; Sadler D

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021West M, 'A pragmatic guide to engaging and amplifying the voices of children', Anglicare Tasmania Communities for Children Program, 02-03 March, online (2021) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Jones SM, Skalicky JL, West ML, Fraser SP, Walls JT, et al., 'Developing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning leadership through a Peer Professional Learning Program', Developing a scholarly approach to teaching and learning leadership through a Peer Professional Learning Program, October, 22 - 27, 2012, Hamilton Convention Centre & Sheraton Hamilton Hot, pp. 110. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jones SM; Skalicky JL; Fraser SP; Walls JT; Yates BF

2012Skalicky JL, West ML, 'Recognising Teaching Excellence through the Peer Professional Learning Program for Awards', Recognising Teaching Excellence through the Peer Professional Learning Program for Awards, 2 - 5 July 2012, Hobart, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Skalicky JL

2010Bishop EC, Willis KF, West ML, 'Celebrity and performance in the hopes of children', International colloquium Childhood and cultures: social and human sciences perspectives , 15-17 December 2010, Paris, pp. 1-24. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bishop EC; Willis KF

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Emery S, West M, Shelley B, te Riele K, Stratford E, et al., 'An Evaluation of the Launceston Big Picture School: Executive Summary and Report', University of Tasmania, Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, Launceston, Tasmania (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Emery S; Shelley B; te Riele K; Stratford E; Grant O

2020Lang M, Rudling E, West M, Brown N, te Riele K, 'Impact Evaluation of the Teacher Internship Placement Program: Final Report', Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, Department of Education, Tasmania (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lang M; Rudling E; Brown N; te Riele K

2010Brown NR, West ML, 'Creating Accessible Teaching and Support (CATS): Final Report', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Canberra, Australia (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Brown NR

Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Shelley B, Lang M, West M, 'Learning During COVID-19 - Our Voices', Self-published, Hobart, pp. 3 (2021) [Minor Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Shelley B; Lang M

Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Lang ME, West ML, Shelley B, 'Listen to the Children', The Mercury, Nationwide News Pty Ltd, Hobart, Tasmania, 23 November (2021) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Lang ME; Shelley B

2020Emery SG, West ML, Shelley B, te Riele KM, Stratford E, et al., 'Your Stories: Evaluation of Launceston Big Picture School', University of Tasmania, Launceston (2020) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Emery SG; Shelley B; te Riele KM; Stratford E; Grant OE

2020Shelley B, Lang ME, West ML, 'Child-friendly summary of findings from children's participation in workshops evaluating an informal learning program (Children's University Tasmania) - Primary School #2, Hobart TAS', Tasmania (2020) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Shelley B; Lang ME

2019Beasy K, Kilpatrick S, West M, McGinniss L, 'Sustainability in the pub success!', University of Tasmania - News and Events, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 19 June (2019) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Beasy K; Kilpatrick S

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$98,188

Projects

Everyone is an Artist. Utilising the Museum to Foster Childrens Creativity - A Pilot Project (2019)$15,000
Description
This pilot project aims to nurture an interest in creativity for children who may not yet had the advantage to do so. Through a series of four visits, around 15 children from Years 3-5 at Ravenswood Primary School will work with their specialist art teacher to access the human and physical resources in the museum collection at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Launceston). Children will be exposed to the museums collections and will be invited to discuss, critique and respond imaginatively to the works of art, in ways that are relevant to their own worlds. Each of the visits will be collaborative, with arts-educators external to the school also partnering on two of the four workshops, and with 3 weekend opportunities provided in addition to the workshops where student participants can invite their families (and other caregivers) to participate in art-making workshops, side-by-side.It is hoped that creative engagement at this level will assist children:to learn and apply critical and creative thinking skills;to engage in imaginative and interactive learning, informed by the Australian Curriculums general capabilities;to encourage childrens engagement with learning in a non-traditional learning environment by providing opportunity for creativity through imaginative play, art making and a diversity of related activities;to work in a non-hierarchical collaboration with their peers, teachers, artist-educators, parents/caregivers and museum staff; andto enjoy an opportunity to learn alongside their parents/caregivers in weekend workshops in a co-construction of knowledge and practice. The design and delivery of this pilot project will also provide a scalable, evidence-based and sustainable model for the delivery of informal learning to children and families who may not have otherwise experienced creative activities, particularly within the museum context.
Funding
WD Booth Charitable Trust ($15,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
West ML; Shelley B
Year
2019
Packages of Learning Evaluation (2019)$70,188
Description
The Department of Education in Tasmania (DoE) has developed a pilot program called Packages of Learning (POL) that offers students and teachers a suite of curriculum resources which adopts an integrated approach to teach the core subjects of the Australian Curriculum. The POL is being piloted in 2019 in small groups of Year 9 and 10 students in five Department of Education Schools and aims to create pathways for the diverse range of future study and employment options for Tasmanias young people.
Funding
Department of Education Tasmania ($70,188)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
te Riele KM; West ML; Shelley B
Year
2019
Assessing Individual Careers/Employability Programs (2017)$13,000
Description
This project aims to develop a targeted and adaptable evaluation model to enable careers services in higher education to assess the impact of individual careers education programs on graduate employability outcomes. Using a mixed methods approach to data collection, the model will follow up with graduates across a suite of careers education programs to ascertain the impact of these individualised programs on a variety of components relevant to graduate employability.
Funding
Graduate Careers Australia ($13,000)
Scheme
Graduate Research Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warr K; Skalicky JL; Speed HD; Carr AR; Fuglsang CS; West ML
Year
2017