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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130299Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
15/07/2007 - 30/11/2007Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/06/2014 - Core AuthorPublic 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 BoardInternational Society for History Didactics [ISHD]
Australia
1/01/2013 - Editor - Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History EducationHistorical 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 - 1/03/2013Guest EditorSpecial 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 - 1/07/2011Acting Assistant Dean, Teaching & LearningUniversity of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia
1/06/2010 - 1/01/2011Acting Assistant Dean - Teaching & LearningUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty of Education and Arts
Australia
1/01/2010 - Member - Curriculum Committee for Senior HistoryNSW Board of Studies
Australia
1/01/2010 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/07/2009 - 1/07/2010Member - ACDE/AARE Research Futures Summit Organising CommitteeAustralian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) & Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Australia
1/07/2008 - 1/12/2011Executive Member [Web Manager]Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA]
Australia
1/02/2008 - 1/01/2012Deputy Head of School - Teaching & LearningUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/02/2008 - Deputy Head of School, Teaching & LearningUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2011Membership - 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 - 31/12/2011Membership - Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA] Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA]
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2009LecturerUniversity 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 - 1/01/2006Faculty Online Support CoordinatorCharles Sturt University
1/01/2004 - Membership - Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE]Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE]
Australia
1/07/2003 - 1/01/2006Lecturer in Learning and TeachingCharles Sturt University
School of Teacher Education
1/01/2003 - 1/06/2003Associate Lecturer in Learning and TeachingCharles Sturt University
School of Teacher Education

Awards

Distinction

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

Research Award

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

Invitations

External Examiner

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

External Reviewer - Programs

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

PhD Examiner

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

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2014School 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)

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

Chapter (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Gulson 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]
2010Parkes 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]
DOI10.4324/9780203854488
Co-authorsJenny Gore
2010Cantwell 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-authorsJill Scevak
2010Parkes 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]
2010Parkes RJ, 'Discipline and the dojo', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 76-90 (2010) [B1]
2010Millei 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-authorsTom Griffiths, Zsuzsanna Millei
2010Millei 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-authorsTom Griffiths, Zsuzsanna Millei
2008Gore JM, Parkes RJ, 'On the mistreatment of management', Critical Readings in Teacher Education: Provoking Absences, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 45-60 (2008) [B1]
Co-authorsJenny Gore
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Journal article (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Parkes RJ, Donnelly D, 'Changing conceptions of historical thinking in History education: an Australian case study', Tempo e Argumento, 6 113-136 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.5965/2175180306112014113
Co-authorsDebra Donnelly
2014Parkes RJ, 'No outside history: Reconsidering postmodernism', Agora [Sungraphô], 49 4-10 (2014) [C1]
Author URL
2014Parkes 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-authorsHeather Sharp
2014Parkes 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]
DOI10.5965/2175180306112014137
Co-authorsDebra Donnelly
2014Parkes RJ, Donnelly D, 'Changing conceptions of historical thinking in History education: an Australian case study', Tempo e Argumento, 6 113-136 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.5965/2175180306112014113
Co-authorsDebra Donnelly
2014Parkes 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]
Author URL
2013Parkes RJ, 'Challenges for Curriculum Leadership in Contemporary Teacher Education', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 112-128 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.14221/ajte.2013v38n7.8
2013Parkes 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]
2012Parkes RJ, Vinterek M, 'History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation', Education Sciences, . (2012) [C6]
2012Parkes RJ, Vinterek M, 'History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation [Editorial]', Education Sciences, 2 54-55 (2012) [C3]
2012Parkes RJ, Vinterek M, 'History Curriculum, Geschichtsdidaktik, and the Problem of the Nation', Education Sciences, . (2012) [C6]
2010Gulson 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]
DOI10.1068/a41266
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2009Parkes 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]
2009Bain 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]
DOI10.1177/0888406409339999
2009Gulson 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]
DOI10.1080/13613320903178246
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2008Gillian 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]
2007Parkes 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-873X.2007.00392.x
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2007Parkes RJ, 'A webdilemma in social education: Using the internet to build intellectual quality', The Social Educator, 25 7-11 (2007) [C1]
2006Bain A, Parkes RJ, 'Can schools realise the learning potential of knowledge management?', Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 32 (2006) [C1]
2006Bain A, Parkes RJ, 'Curriculum authoring tools and inclusive classroom teaching practice: a longitudinal study', BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 37 177-189 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-8535.2005.00527.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 3
2005Parkes R, 'A WebDilemma: Intellectual engagement on the Internet', Independent Education, (2005) [C3]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Parkes RJ, 'What is poststructuralism?', Making Theory Make Sense (2012) [D1]

Conference (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Sharp 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-authorsHeather Sharp
2013Parkes 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]
2013Parkes 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]
2012Parkes RJ, 'Post-colonial perspectives on the historical narrative: Towards a pedagogic theory of historical representation', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Parkes RJ, 'Genealogy as pedagogy: Rethinking the history curriculum', 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris (2011) [E3]
2010Parkes 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]
Co-authorsEva Petersen
2010Petersen 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]
Co-authorsEva Petersen
2010Parkes RJ, Petersen EB, 'The collision of vertical and horizontal curriculum discourses in contemporary higher education', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsEva Petersen
2009Parkes RJ, Roy DM, 'Becoming bravehearts: Challenging the neglect of media studies in teacher education', ATEA 2009 Conference Program, Albury, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsDavid Roy
2009Parkes 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-authorsTom Griffiths
2009Gore 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-authorsJenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2009Gore 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-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig, Tom Griffiths
2009Griffiths 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-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig, Tom Griffiths
2008Griffiths 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-authorsJenny Gore, Tom Griffiths, James Ladwig
2008Parkes 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]
2007Parkes 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]
2006Parkes 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]
2004Loughland 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]
2001Parkes RJ, 'On the subject of pedagogies: Vygotskian contributions to a postmodern approach to critical pedagogy', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E1]
2000Parkes 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]
2000Parkes 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Parkes RJ, 'Big History: Can life go on without a meta-narrative?', ( issue.35) (2014)
DOI10.1515/phw-2014-2727

Report (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Grushka 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-authorsChris Falzon, Robert Imre, Kath Grushka, Josephine May, Debra Donnelly, J Bennett, Heather Sharp, Rebecca Beirne
2009Gore 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-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig, Tom Griffiths
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants17
Total funding$344,090

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


20152 grants / $24,236

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

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Heather Sharp, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Jill Barnes, Ms Vicki Parkes
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500901
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Funding bodyDepartment of Veterans` Affairs
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Kathryn Grushka, Doctor Heather Sharp, Ms Vicki Parkes
SchemeAnzac Centenary Local Grants Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400633
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20142 grants / $30,000

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

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes, Doctor Debra Donnelly, Doctor Catherine Hart, Associate Professor Josephine May, Doctor Heather Sharp
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400959
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyCentre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeTeaching and Learning Project Grants
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100414
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000467
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Robert Parkes
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188132
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Reconceptualising History Curriculum$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187788
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Robert Parkes
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188027
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20062 grants / $15,700

Subjectivities in Teacher Education (SITE)$14,700

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeCommunity of Scholars Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeDoctoral Research Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20032 grants / $3,000

Reconceptualising Web Pedagogies$2,000

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeSeed Funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2004
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: Charles Sturt University

Funding bodyCharles Sturt University
Project Team
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNo
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemePostgraduate Research Scholarship
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2001
GNo
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Archaeological Sights: Uncovering the Past by Teaching Teachers how to Dig it
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014The 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
2014Factors Affecting Early Career Teachers' Formation of E-Learning Pedagogy in the History Classroom
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Ambitious Pedagogies: Exploring Mediating Citizenship Through the Teaching and Learning of History
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013An Exploration of the Motives and Meta-Historical Understanding of Family History Researches
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012The representation and reception of critical pedagogy ideology in pre-service teacher education
Education, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2010Critical 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
2008EFL 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
2007Sentence 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
2006Transcending 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
2004A 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

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

Office

RoomHA74a
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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