Personal Details: Parkes, Robert

Parkes Robert

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Robert Parkes, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum Studies, and Convenor of the HERMES History Education Research Group, at the University of Newcastle; Founding Editor of Historical Encounters: A Journal of Historical Consciousness, Historical Cultures, and History Education; a member of the Editorial Board of Agora / Sungråpho; Founding Co-Convenor of the ‘History and Education’ Special Interest Group within the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE); and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD). In 2013 he was Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Umeå University, Sweden. His research interests include: historical theory and history education; historical consciousness and contemporary historical cultures; history teacher education; and curriculum history, theory and politics.

Robert Parkes, Dr. phil., ist Professor für Curriculumstudien und Leiter der geschichtsdidaktischen Forschungsgruppe (HERMES) an der Universität von Newcastle (Australien). Er ist der Gründungsherausgeber der Zeitschrift "Historical Encounters", Mitbegründer des Arbeitskreises Geschichtsdidaktik des australischen Verbandes für Bildungsforschung (AARE). Er ist auch Mitglied des Beirats der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Geschichtsdidaktik (ISHD). Seine Forschungsinteressen umfassen die Geschichtstheorie und die Geschichtsdidaktik, Geschichtsbewusstsein und zeitgeschichtliche Studien, die Aus- und Fortbildung von Geschichtslehrpersonen sowie Lehrplangeschichte, -theorie und -politik.
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