Dr Emma Shaw

Dr Emma Shaw

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Emma Shaw is a Lecturer in the School of Education, and teaches into both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She is a member of the HERMES History Education Research Network and an Assistant Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education. Emma completed her Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) degree at the University of Newcastle where she graduated with Class I Honours, the University Medal (2012), the Education and Arts Faculty Medal (2012), the HG Duncan Prize (2012), the University of Newcastle Certificate for Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts - Social Sciences (2011), and the Sir Edward Parry Memorial Prize (2009). Emma completed her doctoral studies in 2018.

Emma’s work explores how history manifests, is understood, and is produced by adults in public pedagogic spaces through the lens of a philosophical hermeneutic methodological framework. Examining metahistorical and disciplinary understandings of history more broadly, Emma’s research focuses on learner acquisitions of historical research methodologies and practices, and considers the access to, and re-framing of, historical narratives through the increasing democratisation of historical records and the personalisation of the past. Her current research projects explore the impacts of DNA testing on personal, national, and global identities; and examines how familial trauma narratives are displayed and treated in public spaces in an age of mass migration and displacement.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • DNA Testing
  • Family History
  • Historical Literacy
  • History
  • History Education
  • Public History
  • Public Pedagogies

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management) 50
390301 Continuing and community education 40
390306 Secondary education 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2012 G H Duncan Prize in Education
The University of Newcastle
2012 University Medal
The University of Newcastle
2012 Honours Class I
University of Newcastle
2012 Faculty Medal
The University of Newcastle
2011 University of Newcastle Certificate for Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts - Social Sciences
University of Newcastle
2009 Sir Edward Parry Memorial Prize
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Professional

Year Award
2020 DVC(A) Merit List (2020) For Learning and Teaching Excellence
The University of Newcastle | Australia
2018 DVC(A) Merit List (2018) For Learning and Teaching Excellence
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EDUC2101 Introduction to Specialist Studies
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Tutor 28/2/2012 - 28/6/2014
EDUC2036 Specialist Studies in History 1
Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Lecturer, tutor 23/2/2016 - 28/11/2020
EDUC6493 Specialist Studies in Society and Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Coordinator, lecturer, tutor 28/2/2017 - 26/6/2020
EDUC6536 Specialist Studies in History 2
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 23/2/2016 - 22/2/2020
EDUC4940 Research Design and Critique
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 25/7/2017 - 15/12/2018
EDUC6252 Sociocultural Context for ESL
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 26/2/2019 - 30/7/2019
EDUC4809 Historical Consciousness, Public Memory and Nation Building
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Lecturer 11/7/2017 - 27/6/2017
EDUC1101 Curriculum, Assessment, and Pedagogy
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 26/2/2013 - 18/12/2020
EDUC4093 Specialist Studies in Society and Culture, Aboriginal Studies, and Studies of Religion
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Coordinator, lecturer, tutor 28/2/2017 - 26/6/2020
EDUC6109 Integrated Fieldwork Studies
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Coordinator 26/2/2019 - 29/6/2019
EDUC2181 Managing the Learning Environment
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Coordinator, tutor 22/1/2020 - 26/6/2020
EDUC4136 Specialist Studies in History 2
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 23/2/2016 - 31/7/2020
EDUC2103 Schooling, Identity, and Society
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Tutor 26/2/2013 - 28/6/2013
EDUC2151 Multiliteracies
Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Lecturer, tutor 24/7/2018 - 29/11/2020
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Publications

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


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Shaw E, 'Family History Research as a Transformative Pedagogy', Family History and Historians in Australia and New Zealand Related Histories, Routledge, New York, NY (2021)

Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Shaw EL, Donnelly DJ, 'Micro-narratives of the ancestors: worship, censure, and empathy in family hi(stories)', Rethinking History, 25 207-223 (2021) [C1]

Family history research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the world due to digital advances and the resulting democratization of historical records. For many, family ... [more]

Family history research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the world due to digital advances and the resulting democratization of historical records. For many, family history research is a heuristic in which to make empathetic connections with their ancestors they will never (and can never) meet due to the barriers of temporal, geographical and intergenerational distance. The resulting family histories reconstruct and re-tell social history through the micro-historical lens of the individual. It has been claimed that this intimate connection between researchers and their familial narrative can heighten empathetic responses and lead to interpretations and assumptions beyond the evidence. This paper examines this proposition by analyzing qualitative data drawn from a large survey that examined the beliefs and practices of Australian family historians. The data supported their use of historical imagination as a catalyst for historical interpretation and meaning-making, and the well-established Ashby and Lee¿s (1987) stages of historical empathy was used to gauge depth of understanding. The research concludes that for many family history researchers, micro-narratives of their ancestors evoked a wide range of empathetic responses ranging from the elementary to the nuanced and sophisticated.

DOI 10.1080/13642529.2021.1928392
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2020 Donnelly DJ, Shaw EL, 'Docudrama as Histotainment : Repackaging Family History in the Digital Age', Public History Review, 27 48-68 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.5130/phrj.v27i0.6971
Co-authors Debra Donnelly
2019 Donnelly DJ, Parkes RJ, Sharp HL, Shaw EL, 'Remembering Australia s past project: pre-service history teachers, national narratives and historical consciousness', Curriculum Perspectives, 39 159-168 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s41297-019-00087-z
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Debra Donnelly, Robert Parkes, Heather Sharp
2019 Shaw E, ' Who We Are, and Why We Do It : A Demographic Overview and the Cited Motivations of Australia s Family Historians', Journal of Family History, 036319901988023-036319901988023 (2019)
DOI 10.1177/0363199019880238
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3
2019 Shaw E, 'Doing history in public spaces: An invitation to the house of history?', Teaching History, 53 16-19 (2019)
2019 Burke R, Shaw E, Baker S, 'Literacy autobiographies in pre-service teacher education: opportunities for therapeutic writing in widening participation contexts', Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 21 151-161 (2019)
Co-authors Rachel Burke
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Conference (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Shaw E, 'Family history research in Australia: Population and research purposes', State library of NSW, Sydney (2018)
2017 Shaw E, 'Family history as a transformative pedagogy', National library of Australia, Canberra (2017)
2015 Shaw E, 'An exploration of the motives and historical understandings of family history researchers', Botany Bay, Sydney (2015)
2014 Shaw E, '"It's not just history, it's your history": Historical consciousness, public pedagogy, and learning from the family history 'boom'.', Brisbane, Australia (2014)
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]
Co-authors Robert Parkes
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Parkes RJ, Shaw E, 'The Irony of Family History as a Source of Identity', ( issue.32) (2015)
DOI 10.1515/phw-2015-4733
Co-authors Robert Parkes

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Shaw E, "Life in the Past Lane": An exploration of the motives and meta historical understanding of family history researchers., University of Newcastle (2018)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $86,311

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20211 grants / $3,000

CHSF Working Parents Research Relief Scheme$3,000

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle
Scheme CHSF - Working Parents Research Relief Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20202 grants / $83,311

Engaging with Traumatic Pasts: Investigating Effective and Affective Pedagogies for Social Inclusion and Reconciliation$70,000

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

A/Prof R Parkes (Lead); A/Prof H Sharp; Dr D Donnelly; Dr R Burke; Prof C Mathis; Prof N Ammert; Prof S Edling; Dr E Shaw et al

Scheme Research Programs Pilot Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

The role of muesums as educative resources in preservice teachers' understanding of displacement.$13,311

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

Funding body Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Dr Debra Donnelly (Lead), Dr Rachel Burke and Dr Emma Shaw

Scheme Strategic Network and Pilot Project Grants Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2020
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Measuring the Impact of Collaborative Learning VS Traditional Teacher-Centered Instruction on Adult Learners from Various Cultural and Linguistic Groups in Online and Face-to-Face Environments PhD (Education), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2021 PhD Pre-Service and Early Career Teacher Preparedness to Respond to Immediate Situations Regarding Severe Mental Health Issues Experienced by High School Students in the Australian Context PhD (Education), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD Using Historical Sources and Representations in the Teaching of Secondary School History in NSW: Teaching Methodologies and Historical Understanding PhD (Education), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Maximising the Australian Curriculum: History. Investigating How the Historical Concepts are being Taught and Assessed in Australian Secondary Schools to Prepare Our Students for Active Global Citizenship PhD (Education), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Examining Curricular Innovation in EFL Secondary Schooling: A Chilean Context PhD (Education), College of Human and Social Futures, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 Honours Discourses in Rural Education: A Critical Review of the NSW's Blueprint for Action Education, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia Co-Supervisor
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News

Modern teaching techniques shaping students’ learning experience

May 13, 2020

As an inaugural recipient of a DVC(A) Merit List Award for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Lecturer in the School of Education, Dr Emma Shaw, shares how she uses modern teaching techniques to shape her students’ learning experience.

Dr Emma Shaw

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email emma.shaw@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40553024

Office

Room CT-104
Building CT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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