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Dr. Karen Charman
|Position||Lecturer in Education Studies|
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 522 72073|
|Role and profile||
Lecturer in Education Studies
Course Coordinator Associate Degree in Arts, Business and Science
Karen's research interests are student learning through public spaces, learner identities and educational strategies to achieve adequate academic preparation. She is currently undertaking research into curriculum design to embed post-secondary school students into museum spaces. This design includes students engaging in historical and contemporary research around the theme of immigration, curatorial work and the collection and digital recording of oral history. This research is in partnership with Victoria University and Immigration Museum Melbourne and is funded by a research grant from Museum Victoria.
Memory, representation and archives.
Memory Spaces-the use of public spaces to facilitate and curate public memories. This project is currently running in Sunshine.
|Current research projects||
ALTC INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
Title: Collaborative exchanges with museums to engage Humanities and Education students in experiential learning and citizenship
Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to 'Rural and Regional Engagement. 2011
Commendation for Excellence in Teaching 2011
PhD Doctor of Philosophy: Eugenics and the 1930's Novels of Jean Devanny and Eleanor Dark. Awarded 2012.
Master in Psychonalytic Theory. Awarded 2007
Landscapes of the Self 2010: joint presentation with E.G Crichton UCSC The Wandering Archive: Ruth Reid and Kent Hyde a memoir.
Invited speaker: Narrative Symposium 2011. Narrative Network Victoria University, Melbourne. Paper title: The Wandering Archive.
The new higher education reality: what is an appropriate model to address the widening participation agenda? Dawson, Charman and Kilpatrick Higher Education Research & Development (accepted for publication Feb 2012 published 2013)
Education for a new ‘museology'.
Bringing the outside in--Artifacts in a University classroom.