Dr Kelsey Halbert, is a Senior Lecturer in Education whose work focuses on student and teacher agency in the school and community. Kelsey conducted her doctoral research into values education and was awarded her PhD in 2010. In 2011, she took up her current position and coordination of Service Learning for Sustainable Futures and Education for Cultural Diversity, core subjects in the Bachelor of Education which engage community partners to develop students’ cultural understandings.

Kelsey has expertise in curriculum studies, poststructural theory, values education, history teaching, citizenship education and service learning. Kelsey's work focuses on student and teacher agency in the school and the community. Various projects have explored culture and identity within secondary education and higher education insitutions. Kelsey also has an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning and of research education. 

Kelsey is passionate about supporting pre-service teachers to be civic professionals who challenge themselves and their students. Community-based and place-based approaches to learning promote local and global issues and understandings and make connections between pre-service teachers, schools, professional organisations and community organisations.

  • ED3212: Humanities and Social Science Secondary Curriculum 1 (Level 3; CNS)
  • ED5956: Junior Secondary Curriculum I (Level 5; CNS)
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Citizenship Education
  • History Teaching
  • Values Education
  • Service Learning
  • Higher Degree Research Education
  • Post-Structural Theory
  • Curriculum studies
  • Blended learning
  • 2011 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 2009 to 2011 - Teacher, Education Queensland
  • 2008 to 2009 - Research Fellow, James Cook University
  • 2006 to 2009 - PhD Candidate, James Cook University
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  • 2017 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2013 to 2014 - JCU Teaching and Learning Academy Fellowship
  • Queensland College of Teachers
  • International Association of Research into Service Learning Education (IARSLE)
  • JCU Centre for Research & Innovation in Sustainability Education
  • Australian Association of Research in Education
  • Queensland History Teachers Association

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 24+ research outputs authored by Dr Kelsey Lowrie from 2007 onwards.

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Office for Learning and Teaching - Strategic Priority Commissioned Projects

Educating diverse learners for local/global citizenship: Curriculum and pedagogical frameworks that bring global perspectives from the periphery to the core

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$229,000 over 2 years
Securing enhanced student outcomes associated with global understandings and perspectives is this project's focus. It seek to ascertain how best to utilise and augment students' current service learning experiences in domestic and international settings to realise these outcomes through a process of identifying, analysing and evaluating existing curriculum and pedagogic practices.
Kelsey Halbert, Peta Salter, Caroline Wong and Jinghe Han in collaboration with Michael Singh, Angela Hill, Debra Miles, Peter F Jones and Abhishek Bhati (College of Arts, Society & Education, University of Western Sydney, Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement, Corporate P&L and JCUS - Academic)
global perspectives; Citizenship; curriculum frameworks; service learning; Work-integrated Learning

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Keeping the main thing the main thing: A multi-site case study of three curriculum enactment models in response to the Australian Curriculum (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Creating place-based learning experiences as a curriculum implantation approach: A case study of selected business studies teachers' practices in Papua New Guinea. (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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