Why a PhD or Research Masters in Global Education at Newcastle?
PhD or Masters by Research students who undertake projects with GERT will benefit from a supportive network of primary and secondary teacher educators who are interested in how to better teach in a global educational context.
GERT coordinates a number of research foci following particular interests of our members:
- 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 tutor and pre-service teacher perspectives.
- Academic Self-Study: A study of the development of global educators.
- ICT: iPads and mobile devices as a global education instrument.
- Cross-cultural and intercultural narratives: Pre-service teachers' development of Intercultural capacity including working with local and international students
You will be joining a motivated team of world-class researchers who have developed a number of publications for international markets, and who benefit from the support of the NSW Professional Teachers Council.
What you can research
Research proposals are invited in the following areas:
- Teaching history with a global perspective
- Strategies for teaching for global perspectives in primary school
- ICT and global perspectives
GERT members employ a range of quantitative and qualitative methodological approaches including narrative analyses.
Find a supervisor
Before you apply, contact a supervisor for discussion on possible research projects. This will allow you to frame your proposal to align with established disciplines and areas of supervisor capacity.
- A/Prof Ruth Reynolds: civics and citizenship education; history education; primary pedagogy and curriculum; primary social science education; values education
- Dr Debra Donnelly: global education; historical feature films; historical understanding; history education; visual media pedagogies
- Dr Kate Ferguson-Patrick: action research; citizenship; cooperative learning; early career teachers; global education; quality teaching
- Ms Suzanne Macqueen: grouping of students; primary education; teacher education
Current graduate studies in Global Education
There are a number of research projects being undertaken by graduate students in the area of Global Education at Newcastle. Take a look some of the current topics:
- Sustainable Futures: Avenues to Global Citizenship
- Working Outside the Square Within - A History of Environmental Education in NSW
- Examining the link - an exploration into the factors that contribute to successful links between student teachers and primary schools.
- Do Year 10 Visual Arts Students Engaged in the Production of a Body of Work Over Time Develop Self-Determination
- Keep the Flame Burning: Exploring the Barriers that inhibit the effective teaching of the Arts in Primary Schools
- Co-operative Learning and Quality Teaching.