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Researcher: Beasy, KM (Dr Kim Beasy)

Fields of Research

Higher education
Continuing and community education
Gender, sexuality and education
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Primary education
Environmental education and extension
Environmental sociology
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Environmental management
Sociology of education
Early childhood education
Environment policy
Social change
Secondary education
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Gender relations
Inclusive education
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Community child health
LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Public policy
Comparative and cross-cultural education
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Curriculum and pedagogy
Agricultural hydrology
Pollution and contamination
Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
Sustainability accounting and reporting
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Equity and access to education
Gender aspects in education
Teaching and curriculum
Higher education
Teacher and instructor development
Primary education
Neonatal and child health
Early childhood education
Environmental education and awareness
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Institutional arrangements
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Expanding knowledge in education
Climate change mitigation strategies
Learner and learning
Inclusive education
Secondary education
Teaching and instruction technologies
Gender and sexualities
Hydrogen-based energy systems
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Coastal erosion
Schools and learning environments
Other environmental management
Social structure and health
Social class and inequalities
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Public services policy advice and analysis
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Understanding climate change
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
The creative arts
Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Expanding knowledge in economics

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Climate Change and the School Curriculum', Interview with Danae Gibson
'The workload was intense': what parents told us about remote learning
'Where does climate change stand in the new curriculum', Interview with Emilie Lauer
A quantitative study on Australian doctoral students' perceptions of employability preparedness: how gender and age matter; Journal of Further and Higher Education
Academics’ perspectives on a student engagement and retention program: dilemmas and deficit discourses; Teaching in Higher Education
Becoming researchers: making academic kin in the Chthulucene; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Beyond ‘safety’: teachers and school staff approaches to LGBTI-inclusion in Tasmanian schools; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Comparison of three methods for the quantification of sediment organic carbon in salt marshes of the Rubicon Estuary, Tasmania, Australia; International Journal of Biology
Context matters: Supporting staff working with LGBT students in schools; #GEACONF2018
Curriculum for the future: Sustainability is a must!; Teaching Matters 2016
Disrupting the status-quo of organisational board composition to improve sustainability outcomes: reviewing the evidence; Sustainability
Do we understand the complexity of being a doctoral candidate? Probably not
Drowning in the shallows: an Australian study of the PhD experience; European Conference on Educational Research - ECER 2108
Drowning in the shallows: an Australian study of the PhD experience of wellbeing; Teaching in Higher Education
Education for Sustainability: Concepts and Meanings of Education for Sustainability; Intrinsic Capability: Implementing Intrinsic Sustainable Development for an Ecological Civilisation
Enabling educators: Skills 4 Kids Cafes as professional learning; Every Child
Encounters with sustainability in Tasmania: An interpretive inquiry
Every Child Succeeds Report: The greater Launceston area
Evolution or Revolution in EE/ES research? A collaborative dialogue from first-year PhD students; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Experiences of parents and caregivers supporting children while learning from home
Experiences of parents and caregivers supporting children while learning from home
Exploring academic staffs’ self-perception about supporting diverse learners; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Exploring changes in perceptions and practices of sustainability in ESD communities in Australia during the COVID-19 Pandemic; Journal of Education for Sustainable Development
Exploring food cultures through art: meeting people where they are at; Education, Language and Sociology Research
Exploring Interpretations of Sustainability Across Diverse Social Contexts; Structuring the Thesis: Matching Method, Paradigm, Theories and Findings
Finding Inspiration for doing things differently in Bali
Fostering EfS connections for community wellbeing: working meaningfully with what we’ve got; World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2018)
Fostering EfS Connections for Community Wellbeing: Working Meaningfully with What We’ve Got; Universities as Living Labs for Sustainable Development. World Sustainability Series
Geomorphology report on coastal erosion at the Detention River estuary, Hellyer, North West Tasmania
Geospatial technologies and twenty first century citizenship: opportunities and barriers in the humanities and social sciences classroom; The Social Educator
Global Climate Change Week - An engagement initiative to support sustainable development at Universities; Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level
Green Waste Community: interview with Suzanne Derry
Homonormativity and celebrating diversity: Australian school staff involvement in gay-straight alliances; International Journal of Inclusive Education
Homonormativity and Celebrating Diversity: Australian School Staff Involvement in Gay-Straight Alliances; The Australian Sociological Association Conference
How well does the new Australian curriculum prepare young people for climate change?
Hydrogen economies and energy futures: a new Australian dream?; Energy Research & Social Science
Impact of COVID-19 on refugee-background students during school shut down in Australia: a call for action; Teachers and Curriculum
Inclusive Practices: Supporting Schools, Supporting Students
Interpretations of sustainability beyond the middle class; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Island intersections: a correspondence about educational research in Tasmania; Gender and island communities
Kids come together to learn that you 'Dont Mess with Burnie'
Kids4kids: There is no planet b
Learning from home learning: crossing boundaries of place and identity; Geographical Research
More than just lip service: done right, awareness-raising days can pack a punch
Multiperspectivism as a threshold concept in understanding diversity and inclusion for future teachers; Australian Educational Researcher
Multiple dimensions of safe space for LGBTQ students: school staff perceptions; Sex Education
Negotiating personal and collective futures across diverse social contexts; 22nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (ISDRS 2016)
Pupils learn rubbish rules
Recycling's future: can you still make a difference?
Reflections of a student engagement program designed and delivered by academics; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
Sediment carbon accumulation is southern latitude saltmarsh communities of Tasmania, Australia; Biology
Skills 4 Kids Cafes: working to support SDG 4 through delivering early childhood educator professional learning in partnership with community; International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education
Speed dating the Sustainable Development Goals
Supporting gender non-conforming students: learnings from school staff from Australia; European Conference on Educational Research - ECER 2108
Surveying sustainability culture across University staff and students; The 16th International ACTS Conference
Sustain-a-what?; Queechy High School
Sustainability in the pub success!
Sustainability through Soja’s trialectic: Influences of social location; The Australian Sociological Association Conference
Sustainable Schools Network 2020 Sustainability Symposium: Industry Report
The Tasmanian sustainability skills cafes projects: working with communities – A story of successes with learnings to share; EfS Tasmania webinar
UK expert Dianne Boyd partners with UTAS to bring 'skills cafes' to Launceston
Universities walk the talk on sustainability
UTAS' climate change week seeks to rally community behind climate action
Views of adolescent Bhutanese refugees on home learning during school shutdown across the period of COVID-19; Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Visualising LGBT-inclusive practices: A resource informed by teachers and support staff; #GEACONF2018
Walking the walk: democratizing change in teacher education; Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Water [shed] Education kit; Earth Arts Rights Inc Publishing
What counts as sustainability?: a sociospatial analysis; Environmental Sociology
What is an environmental issue? What is and what isn’t for people from different lifeworlds; Making Connections: Research and Practice in Sustainability and Environmental Education
Writing together to foster wellbeing: doctoral writing groups as spaces of wellbeing; Higher Education Research and Development

Research Projects

Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
An exploration of University academic staffs self-perception about supporting diverse learners; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Arting our way towards a healthy food culture; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Inclusive practices: Supporting teachers, supporting students; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Kids4Kids Conference: Do Not Mess with Burnie; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Resourcing inclusive practice: Supporting teachers, supporting students; Gender and Education Association (GEA)
Sustainability Skills Cafes; Launceston City Council (LCC)
Waverley Community Skills 4 Kids Cafes; Department of Education Tasmania (DET)

Research Candidate Supervision