RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


ACE employs participatory action research, a philosophy concerned with creating change through action and change that results in further and/or transformative action.
Action research brings together action and reflection, theory and practice to find practical solutions. These aims reflect our guiding principles of participation, reciprocity, reflection on theory and practice, and social justice.

Our second underpinning framework is critical service learning, which emphasises the importance of understanding the socio-political history of a community and how this has contributed to contemporary culture and issues of social justice.

By learning to be critically reflexive, our students come to understand their own history and culture as a lens through which they understand sense of place and view colonised communities such as Australia’s first peoples. It is the emphasis on reciprocal learning and self-reflexivity that differentiates ‘critical’ service learning which aims to benefit all participants. Educators, students and community partners all experience the benefits of critical service learning, and these experiences form the basis of our research and scholarship.


PUBLICATIONS

ACE book
Books

Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2015). Engaging first peoples in arts-based service learning: Towards respectful and mutually beneficial educational practices. New York: Springer.


Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2014). Enhancing Indigenous content in arts curricula through service learning with Indigenous communities. Sydney: Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. (February).

Enhancing Indigenous content in arts curricula through service learning with Indigenous communities >>


ACE chaptersBook chapters

Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2015). Arts-based service learning with Australian First Peoples: Concepts and considerations. In Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. Engaging first peoples in arts-based service learning: Towards respectful and mutually beneficial educational practices (pp. 3-14). New York: Springer.


Johnston, M., Bennett, D., Mason, B., & Thomson, C. (2015). Finding common ground: Combining participatory action research and critical service-learning to guide and manage projects with Aboriginal communities. In Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. Engaging first peoples in arts-based service learning: Towards respectful and mutually beneficial educational practices (pp. 51-70). New York: Springer.


Johnston, M., Bennett, D., Mason, B., & Thomson, C. (2015). Service learning in an urban Aboriginal community: “Real Aborigines don’t just live in the bush”. In Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. Engaging first peoples in arts-based service learning: Towards respectful and mutually beneficial educational practices (pp. 193-210). New York: Springer.


Power, A., Bennett, D., Sunderland, N., & Bartleet, B-L. (2015). Reconceptualizing sustainable intercultural partnerships in arts-based service learning. In Bartleet, B-L., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. Engaging first peoples in arts-based service learning: Towards respectful and mutually beneficial educational practices (pp. 253-271). New York: Springer.


ACE refereed articlesRefereed journal articles

Thomson, C., Mason, B., Bennett, D., & Johnston, M. Closing the arm’s-length gap: Critical reflexivity in student journalism. Australian Journalism Review, 38(1). 141-161


Bennett, D., Power, A., Thomson, C., Mason, B., & Bartleet, B-L. (2016). Reflection for learning, learning for reflection: Developing Indigenous competencies in higher education. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 13(2).

Reflection for learning, learning for reflection: Developing Indigenous competencies in higher education >>


Bennett, D., Sunderland, N., Bartleet, B., & Power, A. (2016). Implementing and sustaining higher education service-learning initiatives: Revisiting Young et al’s organizational tactics. Journal of Experiential Education, 39(2), 145-163. doi: 10.1177/1053825916629987


Power, A., & Bennett, D. (2015). Moments of becoming: Experiences of embodied connection to place in arts-based service learning in Australia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. Published online 20 Jan 2015. doi: 10.1080/1359866X.2014.960801


Thomson, C., Bennett, D., Johnston, M., & Mason, B. (2015). Why the where matters: A sense of place imperative for teaching better Indigenous affairs reporting. Pacific Journalism Review, 21(2), 141-161.


Power, A., Bennett, D., & Bartleet, B. (2015). Arts-based service learning with First Peoples: Interlocking communities of practice. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 10(2), 44-62. Available at: http://www.engagementaustralia.org.au/uploads/Vol_10_Issue_2.pdf


Mason, B. (2014). Journalism practice and critical reflexivity: A death in custody interview. Pacific Media Review, 20(1), 158-79.
Link to above: http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=298882675587393;res=IELHSS


Bartleet, B., Bennett, D., Marsh, K., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2014). Reconciliation and transformation through mutual learning: Outlining a framework for arts-based service learning with Indigenous communities in Australia. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 15(8), n. p. Available at http://ijea.org/v15n8/

Reconciliation and transformation through mutual learning: Outlining a framework for arts-based service learning with Indigenous communities in Australia


Power, A., Bennett, D., & Bartleet, B. (2014). Mutual transformation through Arts-based Service Learning with First Nations communities:  An Australian Case Study. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 6(1), 49-61.

Mutual transformation through Arts-based Service Learning with First Nations communities:  An Australian Case Study. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education


Mason, B. (2012). The girl in cell 4: Securing social inclusion through journalist-source collaboration. Media International Australia, Incorporating Culture and Policy, 142, 167-76.
Link to the above: http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au/R?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=190793


Johnston, M., & Bishop, R. (2012). Noongar Dandjoo: A work integrated learning case study. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 22(2), 165-177. There is a thumbnail for this titled ‘WIL thumbnail. The link to the article is here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259717097_Noongar_Dandjoo_A_Work_Integrated_Learning_Case_Study


Johnston, M., & Bishop, R. (2011). Noongar identity and community media. Media International Australia, 140(Aug), 61-70. The link is: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/156689551?versionId=170826229


ACE conference papersConference papers

Bennett, D., Sunderland, N. Power, A., & Bartleet, B. (2015). Higher education service learning with First Peoples of Australia. In Research and development in higher education: Learning for life and work in a complex world (pp. 11-20). 38th Higher Education Research and Development Conference, Melbourne, July. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1871.5366

Higher education service learning with First Peoples of Australia. In Research and development in higher education: Learning for life and work in a complex world


ACE pressIndustry press

Holmes, K., & Thomson, C. (2012, December 19). Nyungar leaders pan royal names. oneperth.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.oneperth.com.au/2012/12/19/nyungar-place-names-elizabeth-quay/


Thomson, C. (2012, April, 2). Tributes for young Noongar leader. oneperth.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.oneperth.com.au/2012/04/02/tributes-flow-in-for-first-noongar-dentist/


Thomson, C. (2010, January, 13), Aboriginal activist Ken Colbung dead at 78. WAtoday.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/aboriginal-activist-ken-colbung-dead-at-78-20100113-m6gb.html


Thomson, C. (2009, November, 25), Government shelves Perth native title litigation. WAtoday.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/government-shelves-perth-native-title-litigation-20091124-jflp.html


Thomson, C. (2009, September, 29), Aborigines ousted from heritage homestead. WAtoday.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/aborigines-ousted-from-heritage-homestead-20090924-g3wu.html


Thomson, C. (2009, August, 3), State Aboriginal houses ‘unfit for human habitation’. WAtoday.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/state-aboriginal-houses-unfit-for-human-habitation-20090731-e3ve.html


Thomson, C. (2009, March, 18), Broome’s indigenous pearling bust. WAtoday.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/broomes-indigenous-pearling-bust-20090317-90v8.html


Thomson, C. (2009, January, 7), Aboriginal elder warns: ‘Don’t stone the crows’. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/aboriginal-elder-warns-dont-stone-the-crows-20081230-77ad.html


Thomson, C. (2008, December 2), Kimberley cramp crisis at Eight Mile. WAtoday.com.au. Retrieved from http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/kimberley-cramp-crisis-at-eight-mile-20081201-6ogg.html


Mason, B. (2006, Spring). Inside a Walkley award-winning story, Scoop, 17(3). Perth: Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.


Mason, B. (1998, Mar/Apr). The smoking room: Postscript. In Souter, F. (Ed.), HQ, Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press Magazines.

The smoking room: Postscript


Mason, B. (1997, March/April). The girl in cell 4. In Souter, F. (Ed.), HQ. Sydney: Australian Consolidated Press Magazines.

The girl in cell 4


Bacon, W., & Mason, M. (1995, Autumn). Aboriginal deaths in custody: A dead issue? Reportage, 5, Australian Centre for Independent Journalism. Sydney: University of Technology.

Aboriginal deaths in custody: A dead issue?


presentation workshopsPresentations and workshops

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Bartleet, B., Bennett, D., & Power, (2016, July). A. Arts-based service learning as creative practice and teaching method: Six years of reciprocal learning in Australian higher music education. Presented as part of the international symposium Community Music: Emerging Contexts, Practices, and Pedagogies, with Higging, L., Henley, J., Howell, G., & Deane, K. 32nd International Society for Music Education World Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.


Thomson, C., Bennett, D., Johnston, M., & Mason, B. (2015, November). Why the where matters: A sense of place imperative for teaching better Indigenous affairs reporting. Presented at the 20th Anniversary Pacific Journalism Review conference, Auckland.


Mason, B., Bennett, D., Thomson, C., Johnston, M. (2014, December). ‘Just write more positive stories’ – PR and journalism in student Indigenous affairs reporting. Presented at the JERAA, Mooloolaba.


Sunderland, N., Bennett, D., Bartleet, B., Carfoot, G., O’Sullivan, S., Johnston, M., Power, A., & Woods, G. (2014, December). Arts-based service learning with Australian first peoples. Symposium presented at the 2014 International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Brisbane.


Bennett, D., Johnson, M., Mason, B., Thomson C., Bartleet, B-L., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2014, January). Indigenous cultural awareness through critical service learning: Stories and learnings from a national project. Presented at the 2014 Teaching and Learning Forum. University of Western Australia.


Bartleet, B., Bennett, D., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2014, July). Arts-based Service Learning with Aboriginal Communities in Australia. Paper presented at the 20th international seminar of the ISME Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Bartleet, B., Bennett, D., Marsh, K., Power, A., & Sunderland, N. (2013, November). Roundtable on Community Service Learning with First Peoples in Australia. Roundtable presentation given at the Asia Pacific Community Music Network (APCMN) Seminar. Brisbane.


Johnston, M., Mason, B., Thomson, C., & Bennett, D. (2013, November). Action research as an approach for creating cultural awareness: the experience of undergraduate students and lecturers working in partnership with Australian Indigenous communities. Presented at the Asia Pacific Community Music Network (APCMN) Seminar. Brisbane.


Power, A., Bennett, D., & Bartleet, B. (2012, December). Enhancing Indigenous Content in Performing Arts Curricula through Service Learning with Indigenous Communities. Symposium presented at the 2012 joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association. Sydney.


Bartleet, B., Power, A., Blom, D., Marsh, K., Bennett, D., & Sutherland, N. (2012, May). Building relationships between universities and Indigenous communities through service learning projects in the arts. Presented at Expanding conversations: Social innovation, arts and anti racism forum, Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Sydney.