Dr Melanie Innes

Dr Melanie Innes

Associate Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Melanie is an Associate Lecturer and First Year Experiences Convenor in the School of Education. Her doctoral studies focused on the challenge of new media to understandings of literacy in history, and the potential of history education in preparing students for democratic citizenship in the 21st Century. Additionally, Melanie is the Administrative Editor of Historical Encounters journal and an active member of the HERMES research group.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Curriculum Inquiry
  • Dynamic literacies
  • Historical consciousness
  • Historical empathy
  • Historical literacies
  • History education

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management) 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2020 Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Merit List for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Office of the DVC(A), The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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
2020 Innes M, 'Dynamic Literacies and Democracy: A Framework for Historical Literacy', The Palgrave Handbook of History and Social Studies Education, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland 597-620 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-37210-1_23

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Innes M, Sharp H, 'Historical Empathy and Museum Culture', Journal of Museum Education, 46 307-320 (2021)

The Centenary of World War I (WWI) between 2014 and 2018 attracted international attention. Many Australians travel to key battle sites in mainland Europe, especially Turkey, Fran... [more]

The Centenary of World War I (WWI) between 2014 and 2018 attracted international attention. Many Australians travel to key battle sites in mainland Europe, especially Turkey, France, and Belgium to connect with the experiences of Australian soldiers and nurses who served in this war. As no conflict occurred within Australian borders, sites make for popular tourist destinations. Museums and other cultural sites along The Remembrance Trail provide educational tours and experiences to a range of visitors, including private tour groups, individual tourists, school and university groups. Through the exhibition and accompanying guided tours, participants of a university elective study tour developed their historical understanding of WWI, with a specific focus on the Western Front in France and Belgium. Focus group interviews took place after visits to key museums to gauge students┬┐ reflections to their learning, including any affective connections to particular historical narratives and experiences as presented in these cultural sites. This article will discuss the participating tertiary students┬┐ development of historical empathy through visits to museums.

DOI 10.1080/10598650.2021.1954771
Co-authors Heather Sharp
2019 Sharp H, Innes M, 'Australian high school students on commemorating the Gallipoli campaign: "It baffles me" and "It's a bit weird."', Journal of International Social Studies, 9 22-45 (2019) [C1]
Co-authors Heather Sharp
2018 Innes M, Sharp H, 'World War I commemoration and student historical consciousness: A study of high-school students' views', History Education Research Journal, 15 193-205 (2018)
DOI 10.18546/HERJ.15.2.03
Co-authors Heather Sharp
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $70,000

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20201 grants / $70,000

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 Silva Edling; Ms M Innes et al

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

Positions

Associate Lecturer
Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society (HERMES): History education research group
School of Education
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society (HERMES): History education research group
School of Education
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
Historical Experience, Representation, Media, Education, Society (HERMES): History education research group
School of Education
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Email melanie.innes@newcastle.edu.au
Link Twitter

Office

Room CT104
Building CT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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