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Associate Professor Phil Fitzsimmons

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Faculty: Faculty of Education, Business and Science
Position: Assistant Dean (Research)
School: Discipline of Education
Position: Associate Professor
Location: Education Building
Email: phil.fitzsimmons@avondale.edu.au
 





Qualifications: Bachelor of Education
Master of Studies in Education
Master of Education (Hons)
PhD
Select Publications: Books
Harris, P., McKenzie, B., Fitzsimmons, P. & Turbill, J. (2006). Reading in the Primary School Years. (2nd Edition) Social Science Press, Sydney ISBN 0-17-012220-4
Harris, P., McKenzie, B., Fitzsimmons, P. & Turbill, J. (2003) Writing in the Primary School Years. Social Science Press, Sydney ISBN 1-876633-70-0
Fitzsimmons, P. (2003) Teaching Children's Literature Through the Mayhem of Myth. University of Wollongong Press, Wollongong ISBN 1-74128-0311
Harris, P., Turbill, J., Fitzsimmons, P. and McKenzie, B. (2000) Reading in the Primary School Years. Social Science Press, Sydney ISBN 1-87-66333-21-2
Cambourne, B., Fitzsimmons, P. and Geekie, P. (1999) Understanding Literacy Development. Trentham Books, London, ISBN 1-85856-086-1

Book chapters
Fitzsimmons, P. (2013/14, in press) The Mything Link: The feminine voice in the shifting Australian national myth. In Harris-Keith, C. (ed.), Mythology and Modern Women Poets: Analysis, Teaching, and Critical Reflection. New York: McFarland
Fitzsimmons, P. (2013/14) Connectivity and Text: Finding Self Through the Use of Graphic Novels. In Lanphar, E. & Fitzsimmons, P. (eds.) Connectivity Across Borders, Boundaries and Bodies: International and interdisciplinary perspectives. pages to be finalized. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2013/14, in press) An Introduction to the Concepts, Conditions and Constructs of Connectivity. In Lanphar, E. & Fitzsimmons, P. (eds.) Connectivity Across Borders, Boundaries and Bodies: International and interdisciplinary perspectives , pp. i-vii.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2013/14, in press) 'Jumping Gaps, Buildings and Bridges: Making Meaning Across Transmedia Narratives'. In TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED, Forcier, E. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2013/14, in press) Narrative Slips 'Between the Cup and the Lip': Transmedia 'Gaps' as Migratory Paths Between the Hugo's. Oxford: In TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED, Duysal, A. (ed.), Interdisciplinary Press
Fitzsimmons, P., Lanphar, E. & Hill, B. (2013/14, in press) Facets of Connecting and Disconnecting Spiritual Awareness to a Religious Frame: A 'responsive evaluation' of one school's approach to chaplaincy. In TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED, Hocheimer, J. (ed.)� Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
Fitzsimmons, P., Charalambous, Z. & Weisner, S. (2013) Introduction: Spectrums and Spaces of Writing. In In P Fitzsimmons, Z Charalambous & S Weisner Eds), Spectrums and Spaces of Writing. . Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available, ttps://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/digital-humanities/spectrums-and-spaces-of-writing pp. vii-xi.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2013) Out of the Mouth of Babes, but the Mind of the Mature: Avid adolescent writers talk about the process. In P Fitzsimmons, Z Charalambous & S Weisner (Eds), Spectrums and Spaces of Writing. . Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available, ttps://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/digital-humanities/spectrums-and-spaces-of-writing pp. 47-54.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2012) Writing, Creativity and the Dark Side. In R Jacobs (Ed,), Creative Engagements with Children: International Perspectives and Contexts. . Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/ethos-and-modern-life/creative-engagements-with-children-international-perspectives, pp. 63-72.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2012) The Surfacing of Spiritual Facets in the Classroom as an Everyday Event. In M Fowler, JD Martin III and JL Hochheimer (Eds,), Spirituality: Theory, Praxis and Pedagogy. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available https://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/ethos-and-modern-life/spirituality-theory-praxis-and-pedagogy, pp. 211-218
Fitzsimmons, P. (2011) The Labyrinth, Lustrate and Liminal in Requiem for a Beast: The monster resurrected as multi-modality. In . C Santos and A Spahr (Eds.), Monstrous Deviations in Literature and the Arts. Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, pp. 95-110.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2011) Shifts and Shapes of Emotion: Middle school students' perspectives at San Roque. In L Hopkins, M Macleod & W Turgeon (Eds), Negotiating Childhoods. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available http://www.interdisciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/negotiating-childhoods/ pp. 43-50.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2010) Student's Concepts of Cinematic Literacy. In M Raesch (Ed.) Mapping Minds. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/mapping-minds, pp. 43-52.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2010) Forgotten, Forbidden and Forestalled: Emotion as the core ingredient in classroom learning. In P Fitzsimmons and E Lanphar (Eds), Cross Examination of the Core: An interdisciplinary focus on authentic learning. Santa Barbara: Antonian Press, Available http://symposium.sanroque.net/media/books/Authentilc_Learning_Symposium_ebook.pdf, pp. 55-63.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2010) Pulling Together a Diaspora of Opinion: An introduction to a core of authentic learning. In P Fitzsimmons and E Lanphar (Eds), Cross Examination of the Core: An interdisciplinary focus on authentic learning. Santa Barbara: Antonian Press, Available http://symposium.sanroque.net/media/books/Authentilc_Learning_Symposium_ebook.pdf, pp. 1-2.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2010) Understanding the Concept of Evil: An emic and multimodal perspective. In J Schlegel & B Hansen (Eds), Challenging Evil: Time, society and changing concepts of the meaning of evil. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/id-press/ebooks/challenging-evil, pp. 182-191
Fitzsimmons, P. & Lindsell, R. (2010). Finding the 'I' in Creativity: Sources of engagement and empowerment. In B McKenzie and P Fitzsimmons (Eds), Exploring Interdisciplinary Trends in Creativity & Engagement. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ce08ever1240510.pdf, pp. 87-98
Fitzsimmons, P. (2010) Little White Lies: 9/11 and the recasting of evil through metaphor. In N Billias (Ed.), Promoting and Producing Evil. New York, Rodopi. pp. 3-18
Fitzsimmons, P. (2010) The Blue Page: Visual Literacy as Self, Sense and Sentiment. In P Fitzsimmons and B McKenzie (Eds), Refocusing the Vision, the Viewer & Viewing Through an Interdisciplinary Lens Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/vl2ever1120410.pdf, pp. 31-40
Fitzsimmons, P. and Edie Lanphar, E. (2009) Emotional Distance and Emotional Integrity as Linkage to Creative Practice. In W.C. Turgeon (Ed), Creativity and the Child: Interdisciplinary perspectives
Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 97-104
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (2009) Adolescents, Authenticity and Avowal: Views of evil and its relationship to culture and popular culture. In C. Balmain and N. Norris (Eds.), Uneasy Humanity: Perpetual Wrestling with Evils. Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. pp. 1-8
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009). Not Being or Belonging: Peter Pan's Hidden Evils. In C P Burns (Eds.), Mis/Representing Evil Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp. 297-314
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009) Behind the Mask of the Metaphor; The
Unintentional Monster in a Graphic Text. In N Scott (Ed.) The Role of the Monster: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Monsters-3.pdf, pp. 29-36
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009). Depictions of Death in Television and the Movies. In C. D. Bryant & D L Peck (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience - Volume 1. Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE, pp. 359-362
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009). Mythology. In C D Bryant & D L Peck (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience ' Volume 2 Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE, pp. 768-777
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009). Necromancy. In C D Bryant (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience - Volume 2, Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE, pp. 776-777
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009). The Last Judgment. In C D Bryant & D L Peck (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience ' Volume 2. Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE, pp. 635-638
Fitzsimmons, P. (2009). Tombs and Mausoleums. In C D Bryant & D L Peck (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience - Volume 2 Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE, pp. 959-961
Fitzsimmons, P. (2008). Finding Life in the Liminal: The true voice in the cinematic narration of a psychopath. In W Bauman (Eds.), Hope: Global Interdisciplinary perspectives. Oxford, United Kingdom, Interdisciplinary Press, pp. 173-180
Fitzsimmons, P. (2008). Peter Pan as Evil Escritoire: a children's classic and the heart of darkness. 9th Global Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness Oxford, IdNet, pp. 87-98
Fitzsimmons, P. Deformed Discourse in the Axis of the Willing: The hint of evil and touch of the monster in the media in Metaphors of Evil, Inter-Disciplinary Oxford, United Kingdom
Kervin, L., Turbill, J. & Fitzsimmons, P. (2005). Towards Balanced Pedagogy: A model for in-school teacher professional development. In J. Hedberg & M. Osborne (Eds.), Redesigning Pedagogy: Research, Policy, Practice Conference. National Institute of Education, Singapore, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, pp. 1-12
Fitzsimmons, P. (2005) Learning to Write Right Before School: The Conditions of Natural Learning that Lead to Engagement with Process. In D Shepherd (Ed), Creative Engagements: Thinking with children., Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing-files/idp/eBooks/CE%20v1.9.pdf, pp. 89-94
Fitzsimmons, P. (2005) Below the Metaphor of Intent: One author-illustrator's view of the monstrous, and what he didn't see. In N Scott (Ed), Monsters and the Monstrous. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Fitzsimmons, P., Harris, P., McKenzie, B. & Kervin, L. (2004). 'Where The Wild Things Are: Sendak's Monsters Explored Through Visual Literacy'. At The Interface: Probing the Boundaries. Redopi Press, New York, pp. 261-272
Fitzsimmons, P., Harris, P., McKenzie, B. & Kervin, L. (2004). 'Where The Wild Things Are: Sendak's Monsters personified, sanctified and glorified. In P Yoder and P Kreuter (Eds) Monsters and the Monstrous' Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing-files/idp/eBooks/Monsters%202.1rev.pdfpp. pp. 261-272
Geekie, P., Cambourne, B. and Fitzsimmons, P. (2004) Learning as Puzzle Solving. In T Grainger (Ed), The Routledge Falmer Reader in Language and Literacy. New York, Routledge Falmer, pp. 107-119
Fitzsimmons, P & McKenzie, B. (2003). 'Play on words: Humor as a means of developing authentic learning'. In D.Lytle (Ed). Play & Educational Theory and Practice. Praeger Publishers, London, pp. 197- 211
Fitzsimmons, P. (2000) New Literacies of the Third Millennium in Ariav, T., Keinan, A. and Zuzovsky, R. (Eds.), The Ongoing Development of Teacher Education: Exchange of Ideas. Moffat College Consortium, Israel, pp. 382-399
Fitzsimmons, P. (1997) Beryl and the Feral: Tales from the Wild. Student Behaviour: Policies, interventions and evaluations. In J Izzard, J. and J Evans, (Eds), ACER, Camberwell, pp. 282-304
Fitzsimmons, P. (1997) Digging Up the Past: Archaeological artefacts of family literacy, Literacy in the Home and School: IDAC (Brunei, Educational Technology Centre, Bandar Seri Begawan, pp. 60-71
Fitzsimmons, P. and Elshoff, A. (1997) Scared Spitless and the Therapeutic Power of Language, in Exploring the Boundaries of Adventure Therapy: International Perspectives, Association for Experiential Education, Perth, pp. 7-73



Edited Books
Fitzsimmons, P., Charalambous, Z. & Weisner, S,. Spectrums and Spaces of Writing. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, Available, ttps://www.interdisciplinarypress.net/online-store/ebooks/digital-humanities/spectrums-and-spaces-of-writing pp. vii-xi.
Fitzsimmons, P. and Lanphar, E. (Eds), (2010) Cross Examination of the Core: An interdisciplinary focus on authentic learning. Santa Barbara: Antonian Press, Available http://symposium.sanroque.net/media/books/Authentilc_Learning_Symposium_ebook.pdf
Fitzsimmons, P. and McKenzie, B. Eds, (2010) Refocusing the Vision, the Viewer & Viewing Through an Interdisciplinary Lens. Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press. Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/vl2ever1120410.pdf
McKenzie, B. and Fitzsimmons, P. Eds, (2010) Exploring Interdisciplinary Trends in Creativity & Engagement. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/ce08ever1240510.pdf



Refereed Journals/ Refereed Electronic Journals
Chinnapan, M., McKenzie, B. & Fitzsimmons, P. (2013) 'Pre-service teachers' attitudes towards overseas professional experience: Implications for professional practice'. Australian Journal of Teacher Education,. pp. 36-54
McKenzie, B., and Fitzsimmons, P. (2010). Optimising personal and professional reflection in a unique environment: making sense of an overseas professional experience. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 11, 1, pp. 45 ' 56.
McKenzie, B., Lanphar, E. and Fitzsimmons, P. (2010) Popular Culture as Possibilities, Paradigms and Prerogatives for Literacy Learning: Giving voice to middle school students. Talking Points 21, 2, pp. 16-20.
Harris, P., McKenzie, B., Chen, H., Kervin, L. & Fitzsimmons, P. (2008) A critical examination of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice. English in Australia, 43, 1, pp: 57-64.
Fitzsimmons, P. R. (2007). A Rebirth of Myth and Monster: An old sign in a new framework. Myth and Symbol, 4, 2, pp. 49-56
Harris, P., Fitzsimmons, P. & McKenzie, B. (2004) Six words of writing, many layers of significance - A Case Study of Writing as Social Practice in a Year One Classroom. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 2, 71, pp. 27-45.
Fitzsimmons, P. (2002) Teaching Reading in Paradise: One principal's action. Available http://www.reading.org/publications/ROL
Fitzsimmons, P., McKenzie, B. and Liescke, J. (2001) The Three R's of Tertiary Teaching: Reflection, reaction and refining. Opening the Gates of Teacher Education. Israel, Available http://vcisrael.macam.ac.il

Refereed Full Text Data Bases/E papers
Fitzsimmons, P. (2007) The Frames, Foramens and Fistulas of the Graphic Novel: An Adolescent View of Visual Literacy in Action Ist Global Conference
Visual Literacies: Exploring the Issueshttp://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ci/vl/vl1/prog.html
Fitzsimmons, P. (2007) Deformed Discourse in the 'Axis of the Willing:' The Hint of Evil and the Touch of the Monster in the Media Available http://www.wickedness.net/Evil/Evil%208/cfp.html
Fitzsimmons, P. (2006) The Final Testimonio: The Name, Number and Narrative Of the Eschatological Monster 4th Global Conference ' Monster and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil Available http://www.wickedness.net/Monsters/M4/cfp.html
Fitzsimmons, P. (2006) John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat: An Exploration of Death and Dying in an Enduring Children's Picture Book 4th Global Conference- Making Sense of Dying and Death. Available http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/mso/dd/dd4/prog.html
Harris, P., McKenzie, B. & Fitzsimmons, P. (2004) 'Symposium: Positioning children for Literacy Success in the Primary School Years'. Australian Association for Research in Education: Melbourne November 29 ' December 2, 2004. http://www.aare.edu.au/04pap/har041028
Tome, A., Fitzsimmons, P., & McKenzie, B. (2004). 'The Overseas Practicum Experience and its Impact on Pre-service Teachers Professional and Personal Development'. Australian Association for Research in Education: Melbourne November 29 ' December 2, 2004. http://www.aare.edu.au/04pap/tom04451.htm
Fitzsimmons, P. and Anderson A. (2003) 21 hours: From semester to reflective session Teachers as Leaders: Teacher Education for a Global Profession. [CD Rom] Available ICET/ATEA, Melbourne
Fitzsimmons, P. and Anderson A. (2003) The master's apprentice or the master of apprenticeship: A students' perspective of a change in the model of research supervision Teachers as Leaders: Teacher Education for a Global Profession [CD Rom] Available ICET/ATEA, Melbourne
Fitzsimmons, P. (2002) Kick starting the inner site: Reading to see and feel. Australian Association for Research in Education: Brisbane, Available http://www.aare.edu.au/02pap/abs02.htm#F.
Fitzsimmons, P. & McKenzie, B. (2001). 11 to 46: The reading life histories of twenty Avid readers. Australian Association for Research in Education: Perth. http:/www.swim.edu.au/aare
Fitzsimmons, P. & McKenzie, B. (2001). Creating the 'our' in humour: A case study of one teacher's transfer of ideology into a holistic flow of 'language in action'. Australian Association for Research in Education: Perth. http:/www.swim.edu.au/aare
Fitzsimmons, P. (2000) From Talk to Chalk, High Expectations and Outstanding Achievement. Early Years of Schooling (Part A, [CD ROM]. Available: Department of Education, Employment and Training,
Fitzsimmons, P. (2000) From Talk to Chalk: Devil's advocate, High Expectations and Outstanding Achievement. Early Years of Schooling (Part B, [CD ROM]. Available: Department of Education, Employment and Training
Fitzsimmons, P. and Bilbo, W. (2000) The Write of Passage. Proceedings of the Joint AARE/NZARE Conference, [CD ROM] Available: Australian Association of Research in Education, Melbourne,
Fitzsimmons, P. (1997) Leaping Without Looking. Researching Education in New Times: Proceedings of the Australian association for research in education, Brisbane, Available http:/www.swim.edu.au/aare
Fitzsimmons, P. (1996) Kill Your Own Snakes. Forging New Links: Proceedings of the Joint AARE/ERA Conference, Singapore,. Available http:/www.swim.edu.au/aare

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