Dr Kerri Garrard



Lecturer in Education (Humanities, Societies and Environments)


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2019
Master of Arts (Writing & Literature), Deakin University, 2006


+61 3 924 68331


My career spans twenty-five years, teaching in Australian schools. Since completing my PhD in 2019, I teach and research in the areas of History and Humanities and Intercultural Education at Deakin University. I combine my experience and knowledge in curriculum and pedagogy to work with pre-service teachers and research students both at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels - including the Masters of Teaching (Secondary). I am involved in collegial research projects in Australia and overseas. 

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Research interests

My work and research include preservice and in-service teacher education, undergraduate and postgraduate programs involving History, the Humanities and Intercultural Education. A particular focus is the intersection of history education and interculturality through curriculum and pedagogy and the nature of discourses to construct historical thinking and historical consciousness in schools, communities and nations. The units I prepare and teach at Deakin are informed by these broader areas of engagement and impact. 

History, Civics and Citizenship, nurturing interdisciplinary curricula and the value of the Humanities in contemporary educaiton at the school level are integral to my pedagogical values.  I also value the provision of research pathways in higher education and contribute to this focus by teaching and chairing in the Research Pathway Units offered by the School of Education @ Deakin. My role is to provide expert knowledge in conducting research and research methodologies. 

I am available for Higher Degree Research (PhD) Supervision in relevant fields of secondary education, history education, intercultural education and curriculum and pedagogy. 

Teaching interests

History and Humanities education, Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Humanities,  Intercultural Education, 

Units taught

I am Unit Chair and teach in the following Units: 

EHU701 - Humanities Curriculum Inquiry 7-10

EHU702 - Senior Humanities Curriculum Inquiry 

EHU703 - Humanities Research Inquiry 7-10

EHU704 - Senior Humanities Research Inquiry 

EHI701 - History and Humanities Curriculum Inquiry 7-10

I also teach in the Research Pathways Units: 

EDX707 - Independent Research Project for Professional Practice

EDX703 - Research Paper A

EDX704 - Research Paper B

Knowledge areas

History education, Humanities curriculum, intercultural education.


Garrard, K.A. & Cairns, R., (2021) Teaching the Vietnam War: Firsthand. HTAV Annual Conference, July 2021 (online)

Garrard, K.A., Cairns, R., Weinmann, M. (2019) Intercultural Competencies, Global Cities Education Network Symposium, Melbourne, 12-14 March 2019. 

Garrard, K.A. (2018) Contemporary relationship between history education and interculturality. EERA International education conference, Bolzano, Italy. (September). 


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Learning Firsthand: Vietnam War Digital Teaching Resource

Rebecca Cairns, Julianne Moss, Kerri Garrard

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Finding a way in for interculturality: analysing History teachers' conceptualisations at the secondary school level

Kerri Garrard

(2020), pp. 1-13, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Flatlining? National Enrolment trends in senior secondary History

Rebecca Cairns, Kerri Garrard

(2020), Vol. 50, pp. 1-9, Agora, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Learning first Hand: Vietnam War teaching and learning resources.

Prof Julianne Moss, Dr Kerri Garrard, Dr Rebecca Cairns

DPCGV Grant - Research - Department of Premier and Cabinet, Government of Victoria

  • 2020: $68,181

Development of a Suite of African Heritage Culturally Safe Resources to Support Victorian School Leaders Develop More Inclusive Schooling Environments.

A/Prof Tim Corcoran, Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen, Dr Kerri Garrard

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $57,037


No completed student supervisions to report