McLeod , J. and Reynolds, R. (2010). Peaceful Pedagogy. Terrigal: David Barlow Publishing.
Reynolds, R. & Brown, J. (2010). Social justice and school linkages in teacher education programmes. European Journal of Teacher Education, 33 (4), 405–419.
McLeod, J. and Reynolds, R. (2010). Teaching Human Rights across the curriculum. Ethos, 8(3), 17-20.
Conference Presentations from GERT
Macqueen, S., Ferguson Patrick, K., Bradbery, D., Donnelly, D. McLeod, J. & Reynolds, R. (2011). Integrating Global Education with Teacher Education. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, London 6-8 Sept..
Ferguson-Patrick, K.; Bradbery, B.; Donnelly, D.; Macqueen, S. & McLeod, J. Reynolds, R. (2010). Global Education with pre-service primary teachers: an integrated approach. Paper presented to the Enhancing Learning Experiences in Higher Education: International Conference. Hong Kong. December 2-3.
Reynolds, R.; Bradbery, B.; Donnelly, D.; FergusonPatrick, K.; Macqueen, S. & McLeod, J. (2010). Global education in teacher education – reflections on initiatives across programs in one university. Paper presented at National Council for the Social Studies conference, Denver, November 10-14.
Reynolds, R.; Bradbery, B.; Donnelly, D.; FergusonPatrick, K.; Macqueen, S. & McLeod, J. (2010). Teaching global education – individual stories of working the politics of teacher education. Paper presented to Collaborative Action Research Network conference, Cambridge, UK. November 5-7.
Reynolds, R. (2010). Peaceful Pedagogy: Philosophical underpinnings. Paper presented to International Peace Research Association conference, Sydney, July 6-9.
Reynolds, R. (2010). Peaceful Pedagogy 1: The role of Human Rights Education in developing a culture of peace in schools. Paper presented to the Social Educators Association of Australia conference, February 19-12, Adelaide.
Bradbery, D. and Reynolds, R. (2010). Using an Integrated Curriculum to enhance primary students’ understandings of Global Citizenship. Refereed paper presented to the Social Educators Association of Australia conference, February 19-12, Adelaide. Published in conference proceedings online at http://seaa.org.au
NSW Professional Teachers’ Council: $54,854.
Planning for the next three years pf their teaching and research strategy includes a focus on:
- Maths: Culturally different approaches to teaching key concepts of Mathematics - working with Maths educators worldwide.
- History: The Australian curriculum focus on Australia history in a global context and the tenets of global education in primary and secondary history.
- Professional Experience: A longitudinal study of students undertaking professional experience courses and how they incorporate global perspectives both in the planning for school practice and when they actually teach in schools.
- Literacy: Global education as a fundamental aspect of literacy from a tutors’ and students’ perspectives.
Academic self-study: A study of the development of global educators.
- ICT: I pads as a global education instrument.
Teaching and Learning Project
- Cross-Curricula teaching: Global education is being integrated through the primary preservice teacher courses of mathematics, literacy and professional practice; and primary and secondary courses in history.
- EDUC4807: Educating for Ecological Sustainability is being taught for the first time this semester to primary preservice teachers. The 9-12th July saw the first fieldwork take place both on site at the University and at Mayfield East Public School. Students were introduced to many of the resources available to support the teaching of environmental education/education for sustainability in addition to participating in many teaching and learning activities. Thank you to Mayfield East Public School and all the presenters who enabled the success of this face-to-face experience.
- Cross-Cultural initiatives: Contributions of international students to global education teaching to build cross cultural capacity within the University of Newcastle.
A pilot cross-cultural activity took place on July 10th during the field work for our preservice elective EDUC4807: Educating for Sustainability. Two International students, one from Kenya and one from Vietnam, participated in a narrative lesson informing students about the environment and sustainability issues in their countries. Preservice students were very engaged in the learning and are interested in an extension of this activity. A big thank you to our International students who participated.
American student visit: Twelve teacher graduates from Oakland University, Michigan, recipients of Fulbright Hays Group Project Abroad funding titled “Artful Teaching Of/Across Cultures in New Zealand and Australia May-June 2012” visited the Ourimbah Campus on 31st May 2012. From various parts of South East Michigan the students were visiting New Zealand and Australia, and were spending time in schools in Auckland (Onehunga and Point England) and in Kapiti (Paraparaumu). Each student, eight primary and four high school teachers, had been undertaking a comparative study of either "culturally responsive teaching" or "arts-infused teaching" in a particular subject area as part of their graduate program.
In addition to a site tour and barbeque students attended a round table discussion focused on the new Australian curriculum and issues with a global focus, an interactive workshop on the Practical integration of Geography and the Creative Arts to enable intercultural understanding and lectures on cross cultural perspectives on current issues in the media, and the Philosophies of teaching in relation to aligning the NSW teacher accreditation guidelines and professional experience.
GERT has made links with the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at the University of Newcastle in progressing the development of research capacity surrounding the fundamental links between the five Global Education emphases and ecological sustainability. Collaboration thus far has included advice in developing some of our teaching initiatives and funding bid research support. It is envisaged future collaboration will involve research into the dissemination of our preservice teacher elective ‘EDUC4807: Educating for Ecological Sustainability’, and other sustainability related Global Education focuses, into schools.
GERT has also made interfaculty connections with the Human Geography department regarding sustainability; and the International Office where a cross-cultural collaboration is progressing.