Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Course Co-ordination Activities

Course co-ordination

  • Head of Postgraduate Studies, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 2006- 2008
  • Co-ordinator of Research Higher Degree (PhD and MA (Research) programs in Creative Industries Faculty 2006-2008
  • Course co-ordinator for all Creative Industries Faculty postgraduate coursework degrees, including interfaculty courses 2006-2008
  • Course co-ordinator, Digital Media postgraduate degree program, 2000-2002.
  • Course co-ordinator, Creative Industries postgraduate degree program, 2002- 2005.
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (Arts and Creative Industries Management)
  • Master of Creative Industries (Arts and Creative Industries Management)
  • Course co-ordinator, Creative Advertising postgraduate degree program 2004 – 2005.
  • Course Co-ordinator, Creative Industries Honours program, 2006.

Unit co-ordination (units co-ordinated 2003 – present)

KKP406 Global Media and Communication

  • theories of global media
  • global media production
  • global media cultures
  • media policy and nation-states
  • cultural economic geography
  • political economy

KCP401 Creative Industries: Theory and Policy (formerly KCP018 Creative Industries)

  • creativity
  • knowledge economy
  • creative cities
  • creative work
  • creative class
  • social capital and social entrepreneurship

KCP336 New Media Technologies

  • cultural technologies
  • network society
  • electronic commerce
  • online education
  • globalisation and new media
  • cyberpolitics

KCP110 Global Media and Communications Policy

  • communications and modernity
  • communications and nationalism
  • globalisation
  • WTO and GATS
  • transnational cultural policy

KCB204 Globalisation and New Media

  • debating globalisation: history and contemporary impacts
  • globalisation and national identity
  • media globalisation
  • cultural globalisation
  • globalisation and media and cultural policy

KKP401 Honours Graduate Seminar

  • writing and communications skills
  • creative practice as research
  • research methodologies
  • applications of theory to creative and professional practice

Full list of units designed and co-ordinated at QUT:

Course Years taught
MJB204 Media Industries and Issues (UG) 1996, 1997, 1998
MJB336 New Media Technologies (UG) 1997, 1998, 2001 (Summer intensive) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
MJP101 Media Theory (PG) 1996, 1997, 1998
MJP102 Media Policy Environments (PG) 2000, 2001
MJP110 Media Theory and Policy (PG) 2000, 2001
MJB295 Virtual Cultures (UG) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
KCP018 Creative Industries (PG) 2002, 2003
KCP336 New Media Technologies (PG) 2003 (Summer intensive)
KCB336 New Media Technologies 2003
KCP110 Global Media & Communications Policy 2004, 2005
KKN320/330 Workplace Learning 2005
KCB204 Globalisation and New Media 2006
KCP401 Creative Industries: Theory and Policy 2006
KKP401 Honours Graduate Seminar 2009, 2010
KKP406 Global Media and Communication  

Prior to 1996, I co-ordinated the unit Culture and Utopia at Griffith University (1995), and was commissioned to rewrite the Public Broadcasting module for the unit Australian Media Policy, offered by Griffith University into the Open Learning program.

Between 1990 and 1994, I taught in the following units at the University of Technology, Sydney:

  • Australia in the World Economy (1990-1994 – designed and co-ordinated the unit in all years);
  • Communications Industries (1990-1992);
  • Communications Environments (1993-1994);
  • Communications and Technology (1990-1992);
  • International Political Economy (1994 – designed and co-ordinated unit);
  • Issues in Public Policy (1992-1994 – designed and co-ordinated unit);
  • Media, Culture and Society (1994);
  • Philosophies of the Social Sciences (1993-1994 – designed and co-ordinated unit);
  • Theories of Communication (1993 – designed and co-ordinated unit).

Teaching and Learning Innovation

  • Awarded funding to pilot online unit delivery in MJB336 New Media Technologies by Faculty of Arts, 1997
  • Establishment of Professional Placement for Media and Communications students with Australian Broadcasting Authority in Sydney 2001 – present.

Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching

Completion of Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at QUT in 1999. Units undertaken:

  • The Reflective Practitioner in Higher Education;
  • Higher Education in Australia: Contexts and Issues;
  • Flexible Learning and Teaching in Higher Education;
  • Program Design and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Contribution to two DETYA (Now DEST) Evaluation and Investigations Program (EIP) reports:

  • New Media and Borderless Education (DEETYA, 1997),
  • and The Business of Borderless Education (DETYA, 2000).

Editing special issue of Australian Universities Review Vol. 41, No. 2, 1998, on ‘New Media and Borderless Education’.

The following publications also address, in whole or in part, teaching, learning and curriculum development issues in communication, media and cultural studies:

  • Flew, T. 2008, New Media: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, Melbourne (3rd Edition – previous editions 2002, 2005).
  • Flew, T., Sternberg, J., and Adams, D., 2007, ‘Revisiting the ‘Media Wars’ Debate’, Australian Journal of Communication, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 1-27.
  • Flew, T. 2004 ‘Media and Communication’, in Innovation in Australian Arts, Media and Design: Fresh Challenges for the Tertiary Sector, eds. R. Wissler, B. Haseman and S-A. Wallace, Flaxton Press, Sydney.
  • Flew, T. 2004, ‘Critical Communications Research in Australia: From Radical Populism to Creative Industries’, Javnost/The Public, Vol. 11 No. 3.
  • Flew, T. 2004, ‘Creativity, the ‘New Humanism’ and Cultural Studies’, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 161-178.
  • Flew, T. 2002, ‘Educational Media in Transition: Broadcasting, Digital Media, and Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Economy’, International Journal of Instructional Media, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 47-60.
  • Flew, T. 2001, ‘The “New Empirics” in Internet Studies and Comparative Internet Policy’, in Fibreculture Reader: Politics of a Digital Present, eds. H. Brown, G. Lovink, H. Merrick, N. Rossiter, D. Teh and M. Willson, Fibreculure Publications, Melbourne: 105-114.
  • Flew, T. 1999, ‘The Virtual University: Mickey Mouse or Real Learning?’, Australian Quarterly, Vol. 71 No. 1: 34-41.
  • Flew, T. and Sternberg, J. 1999, ‘Media Wars: Media Studies and Journalism Education’, Media International Australia, No. 90: 9-14.