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Prof

Susan Wright

Honorary
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
social sciences
education & educational research
arts & humanities
humanities, multidisciplinary
arts & humanities - other topics
education
art
arts
play
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Prof

Susan Wright

 
Division
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
 
Primary Interest
Arts education in early childhood settings
Susan Wright's Profile Picture
Prof

Susan Wright

 

Current and Previous Positions
• Chair of Arts Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne
• Director, Melbourne UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education
• Member, UNESCO UNITWIN, international research consortium of arts education research
• Previous Head of School of Early Childhood and Special Needs Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore
• Previous Director of the Centre for Applied Studies in Early Childhood, Queensland University of Technology

Leadership Roles
• Director of the Australian Music Examination Board
• Past Member of the Music Council of Australia
• Past Board Member of Kids Own Publishing
• Past President of the Queensland Orff Schulwerk Association
• Past President of the Queensland State and Municipal Choir

Advisory Roles to Architectural Builds
• studioFive, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne
• Boon Lay Kindergarten, Singapore Ministry of Education
• Integrated Arts Studios, Early Childhood Education, Queensland University of Technology

Musical Performance Groups
• daCamera Singers, gold record winner for the recording of Conquistador with Procol Harum and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
• Edmonton Symphonic Choir
• Queensland State and Municipal Choir, with the Queensland Symphony
• Member of five different bands over the years

Selected Publications (books)
• Deans, J., & Wright, S. (2018). Dance-Play and Drawing-Telling as Semiotic Tools for Young Children’s Learning.

London: Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education.
• Wright, S. (Ed.). (2012). Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts (2nd Ed). Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
• Wright, S. (2010). Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood: Meaning-Making and Children’s Drawings. UK: SAGE.
• Wright, S. Cohen, L., & Poon, K. (Eds.). (2008). Special Education: Perspectives and Practices. Singapore: Pearson.
• Wright, S. (Ed.). (2003). Children, Meaning-Making and the Arts. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
• Wright, S. (2003). The Arts, Young Children and Learning. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
• Wright, S. (Ed.) (1991). The Arts in Early Childhood. Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education.
• + 100 book chapters, journal articles

Projects

Displaying the 2 most recent projects by Susan Wright.

Additional Information

Selected Research Projects
• Teachers’ application of arts rich practice: Teaching in and through the Arts (1st CI) $60,000
• Creativity: Representational practices in artistic domains (1st CI),

46,000
• A development project for the scoping of the Singapore early years longitudinal study (1st CI), $72,000
• Nurturing innovation in primary one classrooms through early childhood practices (1st CI),
92,000
• Early intervention of Malay preschool teachers in promoting children’s mathematics learning (2nd, CI), $238,000
• Curriculum implementation in early primary schools in Singapore (2nd CI),
85,000
• A study on the implementation of the ‘Strategies for Effective and Engaged Development’ (SEED) curriculum innovation (3rd CI), $34,000
• Using embedded technology support (i-CUBE) for children’s conceptual development through play (5th CI),
,068,000
• An investigation of visual and verbal metaphor comprehension through computer modelling (2nd CI),
2,000
• Understanding children’s dual coding processes using visual and verbal communication systems while depicting Futures (1st CI), $8,500
• Assisting composition with artificial intelligence (4th CI),
6,000
• Cross-domain links between musical and verbal metaphors (1st CI),
2,500
• Identifying young children’s, teachers’ and parents’ concepts in relation to shaping positive futures (1st CI),
6,500
• The identification of musical and cognitive skill components in the musical inventions of young children (2nd CI), $99,000
• Using multimedia for improving the quality of teaching and learning in multi-disciplinary, early childhood education (1st CI), $40,000
• The relationship between meter recognition ability, information processing competence, visual perception and physical responsiveness to music (1st CI),
7,750
• Frances Derham Scholarship for the arts in early childhood education,
0,000

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 87 most recent scholarly works by Susan Wright.

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Newcastle

Master of Education

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Education

University of Alberta

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