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Dr Birut Zemits has extensive experience lecturing in subjects related to language, art, film, academic writing and cultural issues. She works mainly in the area of Academic Language and Learning, particularly in the first year common units. Birut completed a PhD titled Ethno-eco dialogue: Filmmaking for sustainability, which provided an opportunity to bring together interests in creative practice, sociolinguistics and environmental education and she continues to maintain an interest in bringing these fields together. Her passion is for research as well as supporting the learning process at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. When not working, she enjoys filmmaking, painting, walking and gardening.

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Research Output 2014 2019

Walk the Talk: Artistic Acts to Raise Environmental Awareness

Zemits, B. & De Groot, A. M., 2019, In : The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. 14, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

consumer society

Representing knowledge: Assessment of creativity in humanities

Zemits, B. I., Apr 2017, In : Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. 16, 2, p. 173-187 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Before studying in the humanities, what do students need?

Zemits, B. & Hodson, L., 2016, In : International Journal of Lifelong Education . 35, 6, p. 698-712 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

cultural capital
management counsulting

Moving Beyond "Health Education": Participatory Filmmaking for Cross-Cultural Health Communication

Zemits, B., Maypilama, L., Wild, K., Mitchell, A. G. & Rumbold, A., 2015, In : Health Communication. 30, 12, p. 1213-1222 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health Communication
Health Education
health promotion

Do You See What I See? Creative Representation of Research into Identity

Zemits, B. & Lee, G., 2014, In : International Journal of Diverse Identities. 13, 1, p. 27-36 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

cultural theory
quantitative research
cultural identity