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Mr Kim Flintoff

Mr Kim Flintoff Mr Kim Flintoff

BA Murd, GradDipEd(Drama) ECU, MEd ECU, MACE, MACEL

Position Learning Futures Advisor
Faculty Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic
School Curtin Learning and Teaching (CLT)
Department Learning Futures
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 105.Level 1
Phone 08 9266 2194
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Brief Summary

Kim Flintoff is the Learning Futures Advisor within Curtin Learning and Teaching.  His role involves developing innovative solutions aligned with the university’s strategic vision of teaching and learning, co-ordination of the EcoChallenge game event and management of the Innovation Studio.  He also serves on various commttees across the university and is a member of the New Media Consortium Panel fo Experts for the Australian Technology Outlook for Higher Education (Horizon Report). 

Kim began his studies and working life in Applied Science (Chemistry) but has subsequently established himself as a dynamic agent of change and provocation in Drama and Education.  After many years as a versatile practitioner in the theatre and performing arts he became recognized locally as a curriculum leader and a global innovator and researcher in the role of technology in drama education.  For a decade he convened the Special Interest Group for Drama and New Media (Science and Technology) with the International Drama Education Association, was an invited speaker at the inaugural global summit for the World Alliance for Arts Education and has been a sought-after speaker and collaborator on technology-mediated education projects around the globe.


Curtin Community Engagement

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Memberships, Awards and Training

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Employment History

See my full history on LinkedIn.

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I'm a theatre practitioner turned drama teacher turned "edupunk" and advocate for technology-mediated education and arts. I've been co-chair of the IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association)  SIG for Drama and New Media since 2001 (Bergen 2001, Ottawa 2004, Hong Kong 2007) - in Belém 2010  this was renamed Science, Technology and New Media.

I continue to investigate the nexus between drama, education and virtual worlds.

I've taught in K-12 and tertiary contexts, teaching Contemporary Performance, Interdisciplinary Practice, Primary and Secondary Drama and Cultural History and Theory at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, and Drama as Social Action, Drama for Community Cultural Development, Process Drama and Studies in Directing for Queensland University of Technology. 

I developed an online module in research education (Practice-led research in Arts, Media and Design) for the Australian Technologies Network of Universities  I've also worked with the innovative IT team at Presbyterian Ladies College and recently accepted an offer to work in Instructional Design for Curtin University’s School of Regional, Remote and Elearning. I want to keep growing my understanding and engagement with internet culture and have always endeavoured to share my work with students and colleagues.

I've taught in the following subjects:

My full professional profile can be found here.

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Research Fields


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Research Interests

My research interests tend to revolve around the nexus between Drama, Education, Games, Immersion, Virtual Worlds, Educational Technology.

Master of Education thesis "Drama and Technology: teacher attitudes and perceptions" 

Advocating an approach called generative play.

Current research

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Higher Degree by Research - Level 2 Supervisor

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Additional publication categories


Book Chapters - Other


Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Ostashewski, N., D. C. Gibson, K. S. Flintoff, S. Grant, and E. Knight. 2013.“Digital Badges in Education.”Education and Information Technologies 1: 1-8.
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Other Information

Recent Professional Learning Actvity

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