Dr Anita Jetnikoff

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Personal details


Creative pedagogies, Creative learning, Literature and media text analysis in English, English as an additional Language, English Curriculum: theory and practice, Teacher professional identity


Curriculum and Pedagogy, Film, Television and Digital Media

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)
  • BA(Hons) (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)
  • BEd (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Editor English in Australia
  • English Teachers Association of Qld
  • AATE - Council member of Australian Association Teachers of English
  • Qld College of Teachers
  • 2008-2012 Tertiary Member of QSA State Review Panel for English
  • Panel member: rewriting team for 2010 Qld Senior Syllabus
  • Australian Teachers of Media Qld (former president and secretary)
  • Member of the Faculty of Education Children and Youth Research Centre


My philosophy of teaching develops from my commitment to developing innovative pedagogical practice. I actively teach pre-service teachers the concept of learning ‘exchange.’ Effective teaching and learning cannot be separated from one another and both teachers and students bring something valuable to the table. To this end, effective teaching for me involves designing,creating, implementing and evaluating learning situations, events and episodes contextualized in the ‘real world’ concerns and contexts of teachers and learners. I bring to my teaching 28 years of experience in secondary, tertiary and primary domains and in international contexts. (Dr Anita Jetnikoff) 2007-2015:

  •  Coordinator/ lecturer/ tutor of  English Curriculum Studies 1, 2 and 3 (Undergraduate course)
  • Coordinator/ lecturer/ tutor of English Education Curriculum Studies 3 (Graduate Diploma of Education course)
  • Senior Lecturer and tutor in  Literature in Secondary Teaching (English Disciplne unit)
  • Senior Lecturer and tutor in Studies in Language (English Disciplne unit)
  • Post-graduate supervision of Higher Degree Research students (8 completions)


Selected publications

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