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Dr Martin Kerby

Dr Martin Kerby
Name Martin Kerby
Position Senior Lecturer (Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A248
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4617
Extension 4617
Email
Qualifications BA Qld , GDipT McAuleyColl , GDipArts ACU , MA AmericanMilitary , PhD ANU

Research interests
My research focuses on both educational and historical areas. In the field of education I have investigated links between schools and universities, mentoring, leadership and management, multiliteracies, curriculum and school renewal. My historical focus encompasses school museums as sites for learning, biography, military history (1789 - 1945), Australian involvement in WW1 and the nature of historical inquiry. The link between these areas is my interest in understanding the effect of educational and socio-political changes on people and institutions.

I have published six sole-authored research books: 'Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace' (2016); 'Nudgee ANZACS' (2015); 'Nudgee: A Life' (2014); 'Undying Echoes: A History of Nudgee College at War' (Kerby, 2002); 'Where Glory Awaits: A History of St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace at War' (Kerby, 2005); and 'Of Great and Good Men: A History of St Joseph’s Nudgee College 1st XV and 1st XIII' (Kerby, 2010).

In 2008 I was awarded a national Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) ‘Remembering Their Service’ Grant (Canberra, ACT).The Remembering Their Service commemorations grants program supports projects and activities which directly commemorate Australia’s servicemen and women who served in wars, conflicts and peace operations. This grant contributed to the construction of one of Australia's largest school based museums which houses a collection of nationally significant material.

During January 2008 I was awarded a place and attended the nationally competitive Australian Government National Summer School Scholarship for Teachers of History (Australian National University). I subsequently completed my PhD titled: "Watching from the Wings: The Life of Sir Philip Gibbs 1877 - 1962" at the Australian National University in 2011.

In 2013 I was awarded a Department of Veteran Affairs grant to support commemoration activities and research marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I which also contributed to the nationally significant collection of social, cultural, artistic and sporting memorabilia held in the St Joseph's Nudgee College Museum.

During February 2013 I was awarded a competitive Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to undertake a second PhD to further my study of the methodology of Biography/Life Writing through an investigation of the life of Sir Henry (Harry) Gullett.

In 2015 I was awarded a federal ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund - Public Grants Program, one of 32 successful applications and the only school/university partnership. This grant augmented a 2014 Queensland ANZAC Centenary Grant. The artistic outputs from the grants were showcased on October 24, 2015 at St Joseph's Nudgee College. This was followed by a recent grant from the Queensland Government Anzac Centenary Small Grants Program - Spirit of Service for a project exploring the effect of the First World War on the people of Queensland. The outputs from this grant will be presented in October, 2017.

I have published extensively and have presented my research both nationally and internationally most recently at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) conference held in Auckland, NZ (Nov 2016) and the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference held at the MCG in Melbourne, Victoria (Dec, 2016).

In May 2017 I received the USQ Publication Excellence Award - Authored Book (Second Place) for "Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace" (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2018 I received second place in the USQ Unit-Specific Publication Excellence Award. I am currently a 2018 Q ANZAC 100 Fellow at the State Library of Queensland. These competitive Fellowships are awarded for projects that focus on new insights into the Queensland experience of WW1 and its aftermath. My project is titled 'A War Imagined: Queenslanders and the Great War'.

Professional memberships
Member of Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
History and Education Special Interest Group (AARE)
Member of The Australian Historical Society (AHA)
Member of International Australian Studies Association (InASA)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Sem 2
EDS4404 - Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy
EDU8111 - Emerging Environments for Learning
EDM5000 - Planning for Learning: Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
6 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
22 Years

Research most recent
Kerby, M., MacDonald, A., McDonald, J., & Baguley, M. (2017). “The Museum Diorama: Caught between art and history.” Australian Art Education, 38(2), 354-371.

Baguley, M., Kerby, M., & Barton, G. (2017). "Doctoral Supervision with Colleagues". In R. Erwee, P. A. Danaher, M. Harmes, M. Harmes & F. F. Padro (Eds.), Post-graduate Education in Higher Education (pp. 1-15). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0468-1_17-1

MacDonald, A., Baguley, M., & Kerby, M. C. (2017). "Collaboration as Metaphoric Construct and Guiding Practice in Artmaking and Teaching." Studies in Art Education, 58(4), pp. 312-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00393541.2017.1368290

Kerby, M. C., Baguley, M. M., & MacDonald, A. (2017). “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda: Australian Picture Books (1999 – 2016) and the First World War”. Children’s Literature in Education: An International Quarterly. doi: 10.1007/s10583-017-9337-3

Baguley, M., & Kerby, M. C. (2017). “The Parliament House Embroidery: A creative collaboration.” Australian Art Education, 38(2), 261-274.


Kerby, M., Baguley, M., Batarowicz, B., & Clark, L. (2017). "Implementing a new Doctor of Creative Arts Program in the Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey". Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. doi: 10.1177/1474022217715274

Baguley, M., & Kerby, M. C. (2017). Remembrance of things past: Historical commemoration in an educational setting. In G. Barton & M. Baguley (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education (pp. 361 – 380). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
361-380.

Chabanne, J-C., Kerby, M.C., Espinassy, L., Kerlan, A., & Terrien, P. (2017). How to Practically Help Non-Specialist Teachers to Implement Various Ways to Better Integrate Art Education in Ordinary Classroom Practices: The French Program AlféArt, Between Research and Resource. In G. Barton & M. Baguley (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education (pp. 145 – 156). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, Macmillan.

Kerby, M. (2016). A Shared Rhetoric: The Western Front in 1914/15 as reported by Harry Gullett and Philip Gibbs. Media, War & Conflict. DOI: 10.1177/1750635216664869

Kerby, M. (2016). 'Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace'. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kerby, M., Baguley, M., & Tuppurainen-Mason, E. (2016). "Interpreting the Anzac legacy: Reflexive accounts of artistic practice." Australian Art Education, 37(2), pp. 116 - 132.


Research most notable
Kerby, M. (2016). 'Sir Philip Gibbs and English Journalism in War and Peace'. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kerby, M., Johnston, D., Scott, M. & O'Brien, S. (2015). 'This email thing won't take off': a critique of the Australian government's digital education revolution (DER) funding on a secondary school. In: Meanings and motivation in education research. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, 137 -147.

Baguley, M., Campbell, J., Cruickshank, V., Daunt, J., Kerby, M., Mann, R., Monk, S., MacDonald, A., Riordan, T., Santoli, S., Vitulli, P. & Webster, N. (2013). Greater than the sum of its parts: the formation of a school/university research team. In: The role of participants in education research: ethics, epistemologies, and methods. Routledge Research in Education Series (87). Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, OX. United Kingdom, pp. 193-207.

Kerby, M. (2013). Selling the dream: marketing an education. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 8 (1). pp. 10-17.


Publications in ePrints

Kerby, Martin (2019) A house divided: Queensland in November 1918 [Blog post]. State Library of Queensland Blog: Queensland's World War 1 Centenary, 14 June 2019.

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret and Lowien, Nathan and Ayre, Kay (2019) Australian not by blood, but by character: soldiers and refugees in Australian children's picture books. In: The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 309-326. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5

Kerby, Martin and Bywaters, Malcom and Baguley, Margaret (2019) Australian war memorials: a nation reimagined. In: The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 553-573. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret and McDonald, Janet (2019) Conclusion. In: The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 575-576. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5

Baguley, Margaret and Kerby, Martin (2019) Empathy and the landscape of conflict. In: Compassion and empathy in educational contexts. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Switzerland, pp. 249-269. ISBN 978-3-030-18924-2

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