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A/Prof. Debra Bateman
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|Role and profile||
Debra is an Associate Professor in Education. Drawing upon many years across a number of Primary Education contexts, she now works innovatively in the School of Education. Debra is the Discipline Coordinator for the teaching and learning of Humanities, Societies and Environments (HSE) curriculum and pedagogy. At Deakin University, within our education courses, Humanities, Societies and Environments Education incorporates the knowledge disciplines of: History, Geography, Economics & Enterprise, Futures Studies, and the Interdisciplinary knowledge area of Civics & Citizenship.
In demonstrating leadership in Teaching and Learning at Deakin University, Debra created the 'Raymond Trotter Flexible Learning Space'. This space exemplifies the ways in which theorists recognise eight key principles (aesthetics, transparency, active learning, flexibility, collaboration, reciprocity, bringing the outdoors in, and relationships) which are considered essential to the notion of environment as third teacher. Alongside the development of the Raymond Trotter Flexible Learning Space, Debra works alongside colleagues to challenge current practices through the use of diverse technologies and playful pedagogies (Beavis & Rowan, 2005) or 'pedagogies of uncertainty' (Shulman, 1987).
Debra's research interests are varied. As an Early Career Researcher [ECR], she is still developing a more 'strategic research profile'. Debra is a passionate and critical futurist, keen to remind others about the multiplicities of futures for which we 'prepare our students' through education. She fiercely opposes standardised educational policy and curriculum approaches which attempt to colonise people's futures for others' agendas. Moreover, in recent research, she argues that Australian Curriculum is temporally biased towards the past. Drawing upon this futures interest, Debra has published papers alone and collaboratively which demonstrate the ways in which History can be extended to become a more powerful disciplinary knowledge bank in equipping students to deal with uncertain futures.
Debra is interested in Educational and Social technologies. With Intel Australia as an industry partner, she has recently published a research report, documenting the impact of 1:1 Computing/eLearning across a number of Primary School across Australia. This has been timely research, given the current Digital Educational Revolution. Within Higher Education, Debra is also interested in the use of Social Technologies. Increasingly, Web 2.0 is being used as part of Teaching and Learning strategies, but also by students to further collaborate, or oppose what is occurring within formal learning experiences.
Debra is experienced in on-campus and off-campus teaching and learning. She has taken great pride in developing cutting-edge curriculum and pedagogies in the units of study for which she is responsible.
2009 – 2011: EEO210 – Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments
2009 – 2011: EEO310 - Primary Humanities Societies, Environments 2
2010 – 2011: ECE405 – Inquiry into Social and Cultural Development (Early Childhood Education)
2005 – 2009: ECJ411/ECJ711: Language, Dance, Drama and SOSE Education
2005 – 2009: ECJ412/712 – SOSE, Language and Music Education
2005 – 2009: ECJ413/ECJ713 – Visual Arts, Language and SOSE
2009 – 2010: EXE738 – Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts
2005 – 2010: ECS310 – Primary Social Education
2009 – 2010: EEC312/EEC712 – Educating for multiple futures
2007, 2010: EXR796 – Research Paper (Part A)
2007, 2010: EXR797 – Research Paper (Part B)
2007, 2009: ESE499 – Independent Study Project
2009, 2010: EET331 – Intel: Teach to the future
Debra is a Deakin University Distinguished Teaching Fellow. She has also retained her full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Debra has multiple research interests, including but not limited to: Futures Studies, Futures Education, Time perspectives, Curriculum development and policy, Pedagogies of Uncertainty, Creative and innovative Teaching & Learning Spaces, Primary Education (particularly Humanities, Societies and Environments), 1:1 Computing, and Higher Education.
She has recently completed her PhD studies (2010) which consider the ways in which education explicitly addresses notions of a student's future through curriculum, or rather the multiplicity of futures with which they will engage. The title of Debra's thesis is "Transforming teachers' temporality: Futures in Curriculum Practices". Debra’s thesis was nominated by the Australian Catholic University for consideration in the Australian Association for Research in Education’s annual thesis award.
Debra has participated within collaborative research projects with the DEECD Victoria, alongside her colleagues Professor Jill Blackmore, Associate Professor Mary Dixon, Dr Kim Senior, Dr Jo O’Mara, Dr Jill Loughlin and Dr Anne Cloonan. Much of this research has considered the connections between place, people, teaching and learning in light of increasing innovations in learning environments.
Debra is an enthusiastic member of the Deakin University Higher Education Research Group, where she enjoys collaborations more broadly across the University context. She has participated in numerous workshops under the mentorship of Professor Marcia Devlin and Professor Alex Radloff to extend her ‘teaching-research nexus’ through the development of publications around the scholarship and policy of curriculum, teaching and learning in Higher Education..
Debra is currently involved in the Supervision of three research theses. Mrs Safiah Binti Sidek is investigating Blended Learning Pedagogies across global contexts. Mrs Kate Harvie’s thesis interrogates the Humanities practices within a Victorian Primary School. Ms Belinda Acott is undertaking research in Global and Peace perspectives in Education.
|Current research projects||
Debra is the Project Coordinator at Deakin University for the ‘Teaching Teachers for the Future: Building the ICTE capacity of Pre-Service Teachers in Australian Universities’ Project. This study is a collaboration between Australian Universities, Australian Council of Deans of Education, Australian Learning & Teaching Council, Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Education Services Australia and Australian Council of Computers in Education. It is a project funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the ICT Innovation Fund (2011 – 2012).
Macken, C., Bateman, D., Lim, K., Sutherland-Smith, W. (2011) Innovation in Learning and Teaching: Discourses and Practices at Deakin University. [STALGS Grant]
Blackmore, J., Bateman, D., O’Mara, J. & Loughlin, J. (2010) Review of the literature on the connections between physical learning spaces and student learning outcomes (DEECD, Victoria)
Blackmore, J., Bateman, D., Loughlin, J., O’Mara, J., Dixon, M., Senior, K., Cloonan, A. (2010-11) OECD/CERI Innovative Learning Environments Research Study (DEECD Victoria)
Bateman, D. (2008) The Classmate PC 1:1 eLearning Project in Australia (Intel Australia Pty Ltd; DEECD Victoria; DEET NSW; Education Queensland)
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Deakin University Planning and Resources Committee - Capital Expenditure Subcommittee (CES): Teaching Spaces Working Party (Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Representative)
Academic Member of the Deakin University Capital Bids Working Party (CBWP)[Capital Expenditure Subcommittee (CES)]
2011 - Pearson Australia ATEA Teacher Educator of the Year (ATEA - Australian Teacher Education Association)
2010 – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning For the sustained use of highly innovative and imaginative pedagogies and curriculum, and leading-edge design of learning spaces, that significantly enhance student learning. Australian Awards for University Teaching. Australian Learning & Teaching Council.
2009 - Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence
2009 – Vice Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, Deakin University
2009 – Dean’s Award For Excellence in Team Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University
2004 - Curriculum Innovations Award. Victorian College of the Arts – The Music Room. For innovative ways of developing curriculum to incorporate The Arts skills, knowledge and processes @ Sacred Heart Primary School, Preston.
Diploma of Teaching (Primary)(ACU)
Bachelor of Education(ACU)
Master of Education(ACU) [Thesis title: Looking ahead – A case for Futures Education in Australian Schools]
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Deakin University)
Doctor of Philosophy(ACU) [Thesis title: Transforming teachers’ temporality – futures in curriculum practices]
World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
World Futures Society (WFS)
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Social Educators Association of Australia Inc (SEAA)
Australian Teacher Educators Association (ATEA)
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA)
Bateman, D. (2010) The good, the bad and the ugly: Facebook and higher education, HERDSA 2010 : Refereed papers from the 33rd HERDSA Annual International Conference, HERDSA, Milperra, N.S.W.
Bateman, D. (2009) Playing with reggio spaces in higher education for teacher education, AARE 2009 : Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Vic.
Bateman, D. (2009) The classmate PC 1:1 eLearning project in Australia, ACSA 2009 : Curriculum : a national conversation : Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Curriculum Studies Association Conference, ACSA, Canberra, A.C.T.
Bateman, D., & Harris, C. (2007). Time shifts: teaching with temporally inclusive pedagogies. Paper presented at the ACSA biennial conference: Curriculum centre stage: inclusivity, creativity and diversity, Melbourne.
Harris, C., & Bateman, D. (2007). Playing with time: history and the extended present. Paper presented at the Quality in teacher education: considering different perspectives and agendas - Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Teacher Education National Conference, Wollongong, NSW.
Bateman, D. (2006). Futures now - Teaching futures education. Paper presented at the Making teaching public: Reforms in Teacher Education. Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Teacher Education National Conference, The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA
Bateman, D. (2006). What about foresight literacy? Equipping students to engage in unknown futures. Paper presented at the Voices, vibes, visions: AATE/ALEA National Conference, Darwin High School, Darwin, NT
Bateman, D. (2005). Futures now: Teaching futures education. Paper presented at the Teacher Education: Local and Global 33rd Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Bateman, D. (2009). Playful and provocative pedagogies - futures in schools. Paper presented at the Leading learning for a future not our own - Victorian Association of Catholic Primary Principals Inc, Creswick, Vic.
Bateman, D. (2008). Educating for the future - What does it really mean? Paper presented at the The Last Waltz - Mornington Peninsula Principals Network - Principal Class Conference.
Bateman, D. (2007). Playful engagement with futures in the classroom. Paper presented at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development - Hume Region Leadership Conference, Albury, NSW.
Bateman, D. (2004). Creatively thinking about our futures - Futures Education in the classroom. Paper presented at the Trans-Tasman Conference 2004: Creative thinkers, Dynamic schools, Melbourne Convention Centre.
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