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Researcher: Johnston, RM (Dr Robbie Johnston)

Fields of Research

Teacher education and professional development of educators
Other education
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Critical heritage, museum and archive studies
Higher education
Education systems
Sociology of education
Historical studies
Educational technology and computing

Research Objectives

Teacher and instructor development
Other education and training
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Policies and development
Teaching and curriculum
Learner and learning
Manufacturing standards and calibrations
Understanding Australia's past

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Children and community: Looking beyond socialisation and the status quo; New Community Quarterly
Conversation and Cognitive Dissonance; A review of the Mentoring to Enhance Research and Scholarly Capabilities of Academic Staff Program
Dominant Discourses and Teacher Education: Current Curriculum or Curriculum Remembered; Asia - Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
Engaging Children Online: Is there Room for the Grittiness of Social Reality?; The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
Fieldwork, schooling and sustainability: A Tasmanian case; Schooling for Sustainable Development: A Focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Oceanic Region
First year education students' time and space preferences: Accessing study materials online; Teaching Matters 2012 - Sustaining Futures: Considering sustainability across the learning and teaching divide
I think not a historical house: The 'fieldwork gaze' and multidimensional citizenship; The Social Educator
Investigating early years and primary teachers local history choices; The Social Educator
Learning Area Tensions and Popularity; Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory into Research
Learning Online: Museum websites for SOSE; The Social Educator
Local history centres in Tasmania: citizenship hubs of vitality; The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
Negotiating the Dilemmas of Community-Based Learning in Teacher Education; Teaching Education
OK, please just tell us what to do: The challenge of freedom in teacher education; 2007 National Biennial Conference of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association
On Location/s: Seeking field sites for the study of society and environment in teacher education - an analysis of social constricts of place and space
Place-based Citizenship: Is it Just a Walk in the Park?; Social Educators Association of Australia biennial conference
Reflecting on undergraduate students' interpretations of environment and their subsequent planning decisions; 1996 Australian Teacher Education Association Annual Conference
Reinvigorating social studies: A desire for powerful learning; Critical Voices in Teacher Education: Teaching for Social Justice
Rural belonging, place attachment and youth educational mobility: Rural parents' views; Rural Society: The Journal of Research Into Rural and Regional Social Issues in Australia
Rural parentsí school choices: affective, instrumental and structural influences; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Small community collections enabling diversity: local history rooms in Tasmania; The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

Research Projects

Tasmanian Local History Rooms: Community Education, Place and Identity; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Supporting Beginning Teachers in the Workplace in Rural/Remote Areas
The Effects of Introducing Creative Writing, with Particular Reference to Poetry People in Institutional Care
To Explore the Influence of Characteristics of Social Capital in the Family Unit Upon the Literacy Learning Process of Students on the Northwest of Tasmania