Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Deborah Henderson
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3048
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Griffith University), MEd (University of Queensland), BA (Hons) (University of Queensland), Dip.Ed (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Previous positions

Previous positions

  • Council Member, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2009-2010
  • Chair, History Educators’ Network of Australia (HENA) 2005-2006.
  • National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Representative, Promotions Committee (Faculty of Education), QUT.
  • Social Education Representative, School of Cultural and Languages in Education Executive Committee.
  • Faculty of Education Academic Board
  • Tertiary Representative, Access Asia Committee, Queensland
  • Tertiary Representative, St Rita’s College Education Committee
  • Past President, History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA)
  • Past President, Queensland History Teachers’ Association (QHTA)
  • Past Chair, History Syllabus Sub Committee (BOSSSS)
  • Tertiary Representative, State Modern History Review Panel (QSA)
  • Tertiary Representative, Evaluation Committee Trial/Pilot Modern History Syllabus (QSA)
  • Tertiary Representative, Brisbane Catholic Education Advisory Committee.

Previous positions

  • Council Member, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2009-2010
  • Chair, History Educators’ Network of Australia (HENA) 2005-2006.
  • National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Representative, Promotions Committee (Faculty of Education), QUT.
  • Social Education Representative, School of Cultural and Languages in Education Executive Committee.
  • Faculty of Education Academic Board
  • Tertiary Representative, Access Asia Committee, Queensland
  • Tertiary Representative, St Rita’s College Education Committee
  • Past President, History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA)
  • Past President, Queensland History Teachers’ Association (QHTA)
  • Past Chair, History Syllabus Sub Committee (BOSSSS)
  • Tertiary Representative, State Modern History Review Panel (QSA)
  • Tertiary Representative, Evaluation Committee Trial/Pilot Modern History Syllabus (QSA)
  • Tertiary Representative, Brisbane Catholic Education Advisory Committee.

Previous positions

  • Council Member, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2009-2010
  • Chair, History Educators’ Network of Australia (HENA) 2005-2006.
  • National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Representative, Promotions Committee (Faculty of Education), QUT.
  • Social Education Representative, School of Cultural and Languages in Education Executive Committee.
  • Faculty of Education Academic Board
  • Tertiary Representative, Access Asia Committee, Queensland
  • Tertiary Representative, St Rita’s College Education Committee
  • Past President, History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA)
  • Past President, Queensland History Teachers’ Association (QHTA)
  • Past Chair, History Syllabus Sub Committee (BOSSSS)
  • Tertiary Representative, State Modern History Review Panel (QSA)
  • Tertiary Representative, Evaluation Committee Trial/Pilot Modern History Syllabus (QSA)
  • Tertiary Representative, Brisbane Catholic Education Advisory Committee.
Keywords

Asia literacy, Asian languages and cultures, Civics and citizenship, critical thinking, cross cultural understanding, education policy, history curriculum, inquiry learning, pre-service teacher education, values education

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Deborah Henderson taught History and Civics and Citizenship Education in Queensland secondary schools as a teacher/Head of Department/Administrator. Deborah  currently teaches and researches secondary school social education curriculum studies and pre-service teacher education in relation to history and civics and citizenship education  and  supervises higher degree research students. Her publications include school curriculum resources and academic articles. Her teaching and research interests include include the relationship between history teachers’ practice and fostering young people’s historical thinking, civics and citizenship and values education, the internationalisation of education and outbound mobility experiences, policy and practice for  studies of Asia, teacher professional learning and education, and teaching for effective learning. Her international experience includes:

  • Visiting Scholar, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Education University of Hong Kong (2016);
  •  Building Pre-Service teacher intercultural capability through Culture, Language and History Education in Malaysia, New Colombo Plan (NCP), (2016);
  •  Intercultural Competence for Student Teachers – Language, Culture and History Education in Malaysia,  Study Overseas Short-term Mobility Program (STMP), (2015-2013);
  • Strengthening Leadership and Teaching Skills (SLATES) (Philippines) program, Australia and The Philippines (2015);
  • Strengthening Curriculum Development for Educators and Trainers of Future Teachers (CLADE)(Philippines) program, Australia and The Philippines (2014);
  • Visiting Scholar, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2012);
  • QUT-BNU 4th Doctoral Program, Beijing (2009);
  • Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOEM2) Project, Malaysia (2009);
  • Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education – Jiangsu Educational Services, China  (2008);
  • Visiting Scholar to National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)  (2006);
  • Lectured and  worked in the Islamic Republic of Iran with the Organisation for Educational Research and Planning (OERP), for the Ministry of Education, in their plans to revise the social studies curriculum (2005);
  • Delivered teacher professional development papers and workshops in China, The Philippines, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Professional development

  • In tandem with her research, Deborah is highly engaged in professional development programs in primary and secondary schools and in the production of quality teaching resources;
  • She is a contributing author to 11 school texts which explore aspects of Asian history and culture.
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Teaching

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Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Awarded an Australian Award for University Teaching - Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) 2010 Teaching Excellence in the Social Science (including Education) category. Official presentation 16 November 2010.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning awarded in 2009.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Nominated by peers and selected on the basis of scholarship and contribution to promoting Asia-Pacific perspectives in education to receive the Neil Baumgart Award at the 2014 38th Annual Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) Conference.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2008
Details
Invited keynote speaker for the 2008 Jiangsu International Forum of School Principals - "Leadership in Education", 2-5 November at Yangzhou and 6-8 Beijing, China.
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2006
Details
Selected as Visiting Scholar, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)September-October.
Type
Other
Reference year
2005
Details
Selected as one of two National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) representatives from Australia to attend the Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) Humanities CHASS on the Hill event, Canberra 16-17 August 2005.
Type
Other
Reference year
2003
Details
Recipient of the 2003 Korean Studies Workshop, sponsored by the Korea Foundation, to travel and study in South Korea 22 June-10 July.

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