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Dr Robert Parkes

Senior Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Robert Parkes is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies, and Convenor of the HERMES History Education Research Group, at The University of Newcastle; Founding Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education; a member of the Editorial Board of Agora / Sungråpho; a Core Author for Public History Weekly; Founding Co-Convenor of the History and Education Special Interest Group within the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE); and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD). In 2013 he was Visiting Research Fellow with the Educational History and History Didactics group in the Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. His research interests include: historical theory and history education; historical consciousness, public history and contemporary historical cultures; history teacher education; and curriculum history, theory and politics.

Robert completed his Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree at the University of Sydney, where he was a recipient of the Newcombe Hodge Essay Prize (1997), and a Dean's List Scholar, graduating the equivalent of "dux litterarum" with Class I Honours and the University Medal (2000). Robert was appointed to Charles Sturt University (Bathurst, NSW) in 2003, where he was a foundation member of the Subjectivities in Teacher Education (SITE) Community of Scholars led by Professor Bill Green; a key organiser and presenter at the New Psychologies in Education symposium (2004); and gained a reputation for pedagogical innovation. He joined The University of Newcastle in January 2007. During 2008-2011 Robert served two consecutive terms as Deputy Head of School, Teaching & Learning, providing leadership in the most wide-ranging and substantial undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum renewal projects within the School of Education for over a decade. In 2012 he accepted a 3-Year Ministerial appointment to the Hunter Institute of TAFE Advisory Council. He currently teaches courses in History, Social and Screen Media Education; and supervises doctoral and research masters students in the area of History, Humanities, and Social Science Education.

Research Expertise
Robert's scholarly interests and contributions are located within the field of Curriculum & Pedagogy studies (with a particular focus on History, Humanities, and Social Science Education). His research interests include: historical theory and history education; historical consciousness, public history, and contemporary historical cultures; teacher education; and curriculum history, theory and politics. He has particular expertise in historical and philosophical (poststructural, postcolonial and hermeneutic) research methodologies; and has taught Post-Reconceptualist Curriculum Inquiry at the AARE Theory workshops. He is foundation convenor of the HERMES History Education Research Group, and is currently supervising research students whose projects are focused at the interface of History education, curriculum history, historical consciousness, and public history. Robert's research and scholarship has contributed to understandings of History curriculum as postmodern, post-colonial, and political text; the curriculum politics of Teacher Education; and poststructural curriculum theory. His current scholarly projects focus in various ways on the meta-historical literacies required by history educators to navigate rival narratives, and include a joint book project with Professor Monika Vinterek (Darlana University, Sweden), Dr Anna Clark (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), and Henrik Åström Elmersjö (Umeå University, Sweden), exploring possible pedagogical responses from around the globe to History and Culture Wars. With members of the HERMES Research Network, he is also engaged in a four nation study involving colleagues in Australia, Canada, Sweden and New Zealand, into the historical consciousness of pre-service history teachers.

Teaching Expertise
Robert's diverse teaching career has included work in various capacities as a full-time martial arts instructor (5th Dan Black Belt in Togakure Ryu Ninjutsu, and instructor licenses in Wing Chun and Non-Classical Kung-Fu and Arnis/Kali); communication consultant; lecturer in and practitioner of Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine; School Network Administrator; History, Technology and Learning Support Teacher in suburban high schools in Sydney; and sessional tutor and lecturer in TESOL at the University of Sydney. His first full time appointment as a university lecturer was to Charles Sturt University (Bathurst) where he coordinated courses in a diverse range of areas, and gained a reputation for pedagogical innovation [recognised through invited presentations to the: Faculty of Education Biennial Forum; Centre for Learning and Teaching; Foundation of University Learning and Teaching program; and Charles Sturt University Professors' Forum]. He has significant experience and expertise in university program and course design, and teaches courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the area of curriculum leadership, history and social education, and screen media literacies.

Teaching philosophy

Robert uses various approaches in his teaching, including project based learning, cognitive apprenticeship, authentic assessment, and a range of cooperative learning pedagogies. As a teacher, he seeks to foster a learning environment characterised by high intellectual challenge, high engagement, and appropriate support; moving as required between 'the sage on the stage' and 'the guide on the side'. Robert approaches education as a hermeneutic activity where the goal is the recognition and/or transformation of our practical capacities and intellectual horizons. He is committed to nested curriculum designs, where the approach that is taught is also what is practiced, interrogated, and assessed. He seeks to develop thoughtful educators with versatile repertoires and meta-theoretical understanding, who can provide defensible and informed justification for their actions, while navigating the complexities of the pedagogical encounter.

Teaching responsibilities



Administrative Expertise
Robert was appointed to the role of Deputy Head of School, Teaching and Learning, in February 2008, and continued in the role for two terms of office, providing academic leadership during a period of significant policy change within the field of teacher education specifically, and the higher education sector more generally. During his terms of office, Robert chaired the School of Education Teaching & Learning Committee, and had portfolio responsibilities within the School of Education - one of the largest providers of initial teacher education in Australia - for a wide range of academic matters including program accreditation and transition, course quality and availability, complaint resolution, and curriculum renewal. Robert has also contributed to Academic senate working parties on course outlines, course levels, and policy streamlining; piloted and assisted in the refinement of the University's course related ethics approval (CREA) process; served on a range of committees including School of Education interview panels, the Faculty of Education and Arts Progress and Appeals Committee, Faculty A-C Promotion Committee, and University Equity and Teaching & Learning Grant Committees; and acted in the role of Assistant Dean Teaching & Learning for the Faculty of Education and Arts, Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts program (Callaghan Campus), and Chair of the Streamlining Academic Policies working party for Academic Senate (late 2011). He has been both a seconded and elected member of the executive committee of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) and maintained their official website from 2008-2011. He has recently accepted nomination to the NSW Board of Studies Curriculum Committee for Senior History, and has accepted a 3-year appointment by the Minister of Education (NSW) as the Tertiary Sector representative on the Hunter Institute of TAFE Advisory Council.

Collaborations
HERMES is a History Education research group based at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Find out more information, including projects, publications, news and events, and possible affiliation, from the: HERMES website.
The History Network for Teachers and Researchers is a professional community for history educators in universities, schools, museums, and heritage organisations, based in the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. You can participate in HNTR by clicking here to join our facebook group.
For those colleagues, affiliates, and students who like to keep up with breaking news, discuss ideas, or share new finds and resources, Robert invites you to join him on Twitter the online social networking and microblogging service.
If you are an academic anywhere in the world with shared interests, Robert invites you to join him on Academia.edu an online social networking community for university teachers and professors.

Honours and Research Higher Degree Supervision

Robert has significant expertise in poststructural and postcolonial theory, and document-based historical, philosophical, and hermeneutic research methodologies. He welcomes potential Honours or Research Higher Degree students, who are interested in:
  • Curriculum change (explored through its History, Theory, or Politics);
  • History, Humanities, or Social Science Curriculum or Pedagogy;
  • The didaktik (pedagogical content) knowledge of History, Humanities, or Social Science teachers;
  • Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, or Public History.
  • Influences of Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, or Post-colonialism on the Educational Imagination.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Curriculum History, Theory, & Philosophy
  • Curriculum Studies
  • History Education
  • History Education, Historical Literacy & History Didactics
  • Media Literacy
  • Pedagogy as Social Practice
  • Philosophy of History, Historiography, & Hermeneutics
  • Politics of Teacher Education
  • Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, and Post-Colonial Studies
  • Screen Technologies
  • Society & Culture
  • Studies of Religion

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2014 -  Core Author Public History Weekly
Switzerland
1/01/2014 -  Membership - History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV) History Teachers’ Association of Victoria (HTAV)
Australia
1/06/2013 -  Member - Academic Advisory Board International Society for History Didactics [ISHD]
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Editor - Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Membership - International Society for History Didactics [ISHD] International Society for History Didactics [ISHD]
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Membership - Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia [PESA] Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia [PESA]
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Editorial Board - Sungraphô (Peer Review Section of AGORA) Journal of History Teachers Association of Victoria (HTAV) Sungraphô (Peer Review Section of AGORA) Journal of History Teachers Association of Victoria (HTAV)
Australia
1/06/2012 -  Representative - Ministerial Appointment as Tertiary Education Hunter Institute of TAFE Advisory Council
Australia
1/03/2012 - 1/03/2013 Guest Editor Special Issue of journal - Education Sciences: History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation
Switzerland
1/01/2012 -  Editor - Academic Bytes [Independent Academic Publishing House] Academic Bytes [ Independent Academic Publishing House ]
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Membership - The History Teachers' Association of NSW [HTANSW] The History Teachers' Association of NSW [HTANSW]
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Membership - The Historical Association (UK) [HA] The Historical Association (UK) [HA]
United Kingdom
1/01/2011 -  Membership - International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning in History [HistorySOTL] International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning in History [HistorySOTL]
Australia
1/07/2010 - 1/07/2011 Acting Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning University of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia
1/06/2010 - 1/01/2011 Acting Assistant Dean - Teaching & Learning University of Newcastle
Faculty of Education and Arts
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Member - Curriculum Committee for Senior History NSW Board of Studies
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/07/2009 - 1/07/2010 Member - ACDE/AARE Research Futures Summit Organising Committee Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) & Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Australia
1/07/2008 - 1/12/2011 Executive Member [Web Manager] Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA]
Australia
1/02/2008 - 1/01/2012 Deputy Head of School - Teaching & Learning University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/02/2008 -  Deputy Head of School, Teaching & Learning University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2011 Membership - NSW Teacher Education Council [NSW TEC] NSW Teacher Education Council [NSW TEC]
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Membership - Australian Curriculum Studies Association [ACSA] Australian Curriculum Studies Association [ACSA]
Australia
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2011 Membership - Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA] Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA]
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2009 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Membership - History Educators Network of Australia [HENA] History Educators Network of Australia [HENA]
Australia
1/01/2006 -  Membership - International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies [IAACS] International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies [IAACS]
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/01/2006 Faculty Online Support Coordinator Charles Sturt University
1/01/2004 -  Membership - Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE] Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE]
Australia
1/07/2003 - 1/01/2006 Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Charles Sturt University
School of Teacher Education
1/01/2003 - 1/06/2003 Associate Lecturer in Learning and Teaching Charles Sturt University
School of Teacher Education

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2000 Honours Class I
University of Sydney
2000 University Medal
University of Sydney
1996 Dean's List Scholar
University of Sydney

Research Award

Year Award
2005 Doctoral Completion Scholarship
University of Newcastle
2000 Australian Postgraduate Award
University of Newcastle
1997 Newcombe Hodge Essay Prize
University of Sydney

Invitations

External Examiner

Year Title / Rationale
2014 External Doctoral Confirmation Panelist
Organisation: Deakin University Description: Keywords: History education.
2013 External Mid-Point Doctoral Confirmation Panelist
Organisation: Umeå University Description: Keywords: Historical Literacy; History Education.

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Pre-Submission External Reviewer
Organisation: Notre Dame University Description: Pre-submission review of accreditation paperwork for teaching degrees.

PhD Examiner

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Doctoral Dissertation Adjudicating Examiner
Organisation: University of Western Sydney Description: Keywords: History education.
2013 Doctoral Dissertation Examiner
Organisation: University of Adelaide Description: Keywords: Historical Fiction; Historical Imagination; History Education.
2012 Doctoral Dissertation Examination
Organisation: University of Melbourne Description: Keywords: High Education; Melbourne Model; Curriculum Design.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 School vs Memory
Organisation: Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes Description: Invited speaker and conference committee member for major conference on memory studies and history education.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Parkes RJ, Interrupting History: Rethinking Curriculum After 'The End of History', Peter Lang, New York, 153 (2011) [A1]
2010 Millei Z, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Re-Theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities, Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY, 192 (2010) [A3]

Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Zsuzsanna Millei

Chapter (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Gulson KN, Parkes RJ, 'Bringing theory to doctoral research', The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion: Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences, Routledge, London 76-84 (2010) [B1]
2010 Parkes RJ, Gore JM, Miller WA, 'After poststructuralism: Rethinking the discourse of social justice pedagogy', Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum : The Practice of Freedom, Routledge, London 164-183 (2010) [B1]
DOI 10.4324/9780203854488
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2010 Cantwell RH, Scevak JJ, Parkes RJ, 'Aligning intellectual development with curriculum, instruction and assessment', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 16-24 (2010) [B2]
Co-authors Jill Scevak
2010 Parkes RJ, Muldoon NI, 'The tutorial as cognitive apprenticeship: Developing discipline-based thinking', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 55-64 (2010) [B2]
2010 Parkes RJ, 'Discipline and the dojo', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 76-90 (2010) [B1]
2010 Millei Z, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, 'Continuing the conversation about discipline as a problem? A conclusion', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 175-179 (2010) [B1]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Zsuzsanna Millei
2010 Millei Z, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, 'Opening the field: Deliberating over discipline', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 1-12 (2010) [B1]
Co-authors Zsuzsanna Millei, Tom Griffiths
2008 Gore JM, Parkes RJ, 'On the mistreatment of management', Critical Readings in Teacher Education: Provoking Absences, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 45-60 (2008) [B1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
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Journal article (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Parkes RJ, Donnelly D, 'Changing conceptions of historical thinking in History education: an Australian case study', Tempo e Argumento, 6 113-136 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5965/2175180306112014113
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2014 Parkes RJ, 'No outside history: Reconsidering postmodernism', Agora [Sungraphô], 49 4-10 (2014) [C1]
2014 Parkes RJ, Sharp H, 'Nietzschean perspectives on representations of national history in Australian school textbooks: What should we do with Gallipoli?', ENSAYOS, Revisita de la Facultad de Educación de Albacete, 29 159-181 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Heather Sharp
2014 Parkes RJ, Donnelly DJ, 'Concepções em mudança do pensamento histórico no ensino da história: um estudo de caso australiano', Revista Tempo e Argumento, 6 137-161 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5965/2175180306112014137
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2014 Parkes RJ, Donnelly D, 'Changing conceptions of historical thinking in History education: an Australian case study', Tempo e Argumento, 6 113-136 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.5965/2175180306112014113
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2014 Parkes RJ, 'Editorial: Encountering history within and beyond borders', Historical Encounters: A journal of historical consciousness, historical cultures, and history education, 1 1-3 (2014) [C3]
2013 Parkes RJ, 'Challenges for Curriculum Leadership in Contemporary Teacher Education', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 112-128 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n7.8
2013 Parkes RJ, 'Postmodernism, historical denial, and history education: What Frank Ankersmit can offer to history didactics', Nordidactica - Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, 2013 20-37 (2013) [C1]
2012 Parkes RJ, Vinterek M, 'History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation', Education Sciences, . (2012) [C6]
2012 Parkes RJ, Vinterek M, 'History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation [Editorial]', Education Sciences, 2 54-55 (2012) [C3]
2012 Parkes RJ, Vinterek M, 'History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation', Education Sciences, . (2012) [C6]
2010 Gulson KN, Parkes RJ, 'From the barrel of the gun: Policy incursions, land, and Aboriginal peoples in Australia', Environment and Planning A, 42 300-313 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1068/a41266
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2009 Parkes RJ, 'Teaching history as historiography: Engaging narrative diversity in the curriculum', IJHLTR: International Journal of Historical Learning Teaching and Research, 8 118-132 (2009) [C1]
2009 Bain A, Lancaster J, Zundans L, Parkes RJ, 'Embedding evidence-based practice in pre-service teacher preparation', Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, 32 215-225 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0888406409339999
2009 Gulson KN, Parkes RJ, 'In the shadows of the mission: Education policy, urban space, and the 'colonial present' in Sydney', Race Ethnicity and Education, 12 267-280 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13613320903178246
Citations Web of Science - 3
2008 Gillian E, McAllister L, McLeod S, Parkes RJ, 'Written language intervention approaches: A brief review', Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, 11 111-117 (2008) [C1]
2007 Parkes RJ, 'Reading history curriculum as postcolonial text: Towards a curricular response to the history wars in Australia and beyond', Curriculum Inquiry, 37 383-400 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-873X.2007.00392.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2007 Parkes RJ, 'A webdilemma in social education: Using the internet to build intellectual quality', The Social Educator, 25 7-11 (2007) [C1]
2006 Bain A, Parkes RJ, 'Can schools realise the learning potential of knowledge management?', Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 32 (2006) [C1]
2006 Bain A, Parkes RJ, 'Curriculum authoring tools and inclusive classroom teaching practice: a longitudinal study', BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 37 177-189 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2005.00527.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 4
2005 Parkes R, 'A WebDilemma: Intellectual engagement on the Internet', Independent Education, (2005) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Parkes RJ, 'What is poststructuralism?', Making Theory Make Sense (2012) [D1]

Conference (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Sharp HL, Parkes RJ, 'Nietzschean perspectives on a national History curriculum: What should we do with Gallipoli?', AARE Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Heather Sharp
2013 Parkes RJ, Goulding J, 'History as a method not a truth: How internet and celluloid conspiracy theory challenges concepts of historical literacy', AARE Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2013) [E3]
2013 Parkes RJ, Shaw E, 'That¿s not who I thought I was! Learning from celebrity encounters with unexpected family history narratives', AARE Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, South Australia (2013) [E3]
2012 Parkes RJ, 'Post-colonial perspectives on the historical narrative: Towards a pedagogic theory of historical representation', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011 Parkes RJ, 'Genealogy as pedagogy: Rethinking the history curriculum', 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris (2011) [E3]
2010 Parkes RJ, Loughland A, Petersen EB, 'Unfashionably postmodern: Rethinking teacher education and the Project of Consensus', Teacher Education for a Sustainable Future. The Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association for Research (ATEA), Townsville, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010 Petersen EB, Parkes RJ, 'Pedagogical refrains in Australian teacher education: Developing a conceptual frame for empirical exploration', Teacher Education for a Sustainable Future. The Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association for Research (ATEA), Townsville, QLD (2010) [E3]
2010 Parkes RJ, Petersen EB, 'The collision of vertical and horizontal curriculum discourses in contemporary higher education', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2009 Parkes RJ, Roy DM, 'Becoming bravehearts: Challenging the neglect of media studies in teacher education', ATEA 2009 Conference Program, Albury, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors David Roy
2009 Parkes RJ, Griffiths TG, 'Comparative education, border pedagogy, and teacher education in an age of internationalisation', Australian Teacher Education Association Annual Conference Proceedings Archive, Albury, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths
2009 Gore JM, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Ellis H, 'Refining assessment practice in the social sciences', ATN Assessment Conference 2009, Melbourne, Vic (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2009 Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Ellis H, 'Quality assessment in university social science courses', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore, James Ladwig
2009 Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Downey J, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, 'Conceptions of social science knowledge: Assessing the impact on pedagogical reform', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, James Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2008 Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Gore JM, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, 'Conceptions of historical and geographical knowledge: Assessing the impact of pedagogical reform', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, James Ladwig, Tom Griffiths
2008 Parkes RJ, 'Interrupting history teacher education: Reconceptualising the history method course after 'the end of History'', Teacher Educators at Work: What Works and Where is the Evidence? Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Teacher Education Association National Conference, Sunshine Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
2007 Parkes RJ, 'Teaching history as Hermeneutics: Critically and pedagogically engaging narrative diversity in the curriculum', 2007 Biennial ACSA Conference. Curriculum Centre Stage: Inclusivity, Creativity and Diversity. Papers, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2006 Parkes RJ, 'School history as post-colonial text: the ongoing struggle for histories in the New South Wales curriculum', Programme and abstracts: Curriculum as Conversation, Tampere, Finland (2006) [E3]
2004 Loughland A, Parkes R, 'Backward mapping and the big idea: Employing social constructionist theory in curriculum planning', Making Spaces: Regenerating the Profession, Bathurst NSW (2004) [E1]
2001 Parkes RJ, 'On the subject of pedagogies: Vygotskian contributions to a postmodern approach to critical pedagogy', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E1]
2000 Parkes RJ, 'On the subject of pedagogies: Vygotskian contributions to a postmodern approach to critical pedagogy', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney 4-7 December (2000) [E3]
2000 Parkes RJ, 'The crisis in pedagogy', Conference Proceedings - International Network of Philosophers of Education Vol 2, Sydney (2000) [E1]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Parkes RJ, 'Big History: Can life go on without a meta-narrative?', ( issue.35) (2014)
DOI 10.1515/phw-2014-2727

Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Grushka K, Bennett J, Parkes RJ, Beirne R, Donnelly D, Falzon C, et al., 'Visual media texts: Teaching and assessing the humanities & social sciences in a post-literate age', Centre for Learning and Teaching, 18 (2013) [R1]
Co-authors Chris Falzon, Debra Donnelly, Heather Sharp, Rebecca Beirne, Kath Grushka, Josephine May, J Bennett, Robert Imre
2009 Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Ellis H, Parkes RJ, Griffiths TG, 'Final Report: Quality Assessment: Linking Assessment Tasks and Teaching Outcomes in the Social Sciences', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 51 (2009) [R1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, James Ladwig, Tom Griffiths
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 18
Total funding $346,090

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20153 grants / $26,236

Comparing Our Pasts (COP) International Pilot Study$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Heather Sharp, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Jill Barnes, Ms Vicki Parkes
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500901
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

iANZAC: Young People's Visions of ANZAC$9,236

Funding body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Funding body Department of Veterans` Affairs
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Heather Sharp, Ms Vicki Parkes
Scheme Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400633
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

History Education in the Modern World: 12th HEIRNET Conference, London United Kingdom, 7-9 September 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501038
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $30,000

Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Catherine Hart, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Heather Sharp
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400959
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Strengthening the HERMES Historical Cultures and History Education Research Network$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $11,500

Visual Media Texts: Teaching and Assessing the Humanities and Social Sciences in a Post-literate Age$10,000

Funding body: Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle

Funding body Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Teaching and Learning Project Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Hotel Concorde La Fayette, Paris, France, 20 - 23 July 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100414
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $9,174

Post-critical pedagogy in the enterprise university? Exploring the lived experience of the tertiary educator.$9,174

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000467
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20073 grants / $222,480

Quality Assessment: Linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences$219,939

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Robert Parkes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188132
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Reconceptualising History Curriculum$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187788
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Curriculum Centre Stage - ACSA Biennial Conference. Melbourne, Victoria, 8/7/2007 - 10/7/2007$1,041

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Parkes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188027
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $15,700

Subjectivities in Teacher Education (SITE)$14,700

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Community of Scholars Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

History curriculum as post-colonial text: The on-going struggle for histories in the New South Wales curriculum$1,000

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20051 grants / $2,000

Completion Scholarship for Interrupting History: A critical-reconceptualisation of History curriculum after 'the end of history'$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Doctoral Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $10,000

Technology for inclusion: The role of curriculum authoring and feedback tools in preparing inclusive education teachers$10,000

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $3,000

Reconceptualising Web Pedagogies$2,000

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Seed Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2004
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Has Vygotsky lost his mind? Interpreting (in) the zone of proximal development$1,000

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding body Charles Sturt University
Project Team
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $16,000

Interrupting History: A critical-reconceptualisation of History curriculum after 'the end of history'$16,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2001
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.75
PhD2.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Personalising Professional Development Recommendations for Staff Adopting Technology Enhanced Learning Using Learning Analytics
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 Archaeological Sights: Uncovering the Past by Teaching Teachers how to Dig it
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 History education in Vietnamese schools from 1986 to present
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 The Impact of Historical Consciousness On the Teaching of the History Extension In New South Wales
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014 Factors Affecting Early Career Teachers' Formation of E-Learning Pedagogy in the History Classroom
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 Ambitious Pedagogies: Exploring Mediating Citizenship Through the Teaching and Learning of History
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 An Exploration of the Motives and Meta-Historical Understanding of Family History Researches
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 The representation and reception of critical pedagogy ideology in pre-service teacher education
Education, University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2010 Critical theory and the international Baccalaureate diploma. Minor Thesis completed for the award of Master of Leadership and Management in Education (Hons).
Education Studies, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2008 EFL Teachers from Indonesia: Perception of the role of computers in the classroom. Minor Thesis completed for the award of Master of Educational Studies.
Education Studies, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2007 Sentence Agent: Software to help students write sentences: A report of group intervention. Minor Thesis completed for the award of Masters in Speech Pathology.
Speech Pathology, Charles Sturt University
Co-Supervisor
2006 Transcending colours: Three young Indigenous people and their struggle for an 'authentic' identity. Hons Thesis completed for the award of Bachelor of Education (Hons). Awarded Class I Hons.
Education Studies, Charles Sturt University
Sole Supervisor
2004 A critique of the food pyramid as pedagogic device. Hons Thesis completed for the award of Bachelor of Education (Hons).
Education Studies, Charles Sturt University
Sole Supervisor
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News

iANZAC Project

Capturing young people’s visions of ANZAC

November 6, 2014

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education and Society Research Network (HERMES) has been awarded an ANZAC Centenary Grant to capture and disseminate what ANZAC means to young Australians and their communities.

Dr Robert Parkes

UON Research Group Launches World-class Journal

July 1, 2014

The University of Newcastle's Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, and Society (HERMES) Research Group has launched its inaugural issue of Historical Encounters.

Dr Robert Parkes

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email robert.parkes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 498-54080
Fax (02) 492-17887

Office

Room HA74a
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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