- Dr Adam conducts research in developmental epistemology (i.e. how we know) in order to inform pedagogy (i.e. how to teach for complex knowing). He applies these theoretical interests in diverse fields including religious-secular dialogue, teacher identity, academic literacy and conflict resolution.
- 2015 to present - Adjunct Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
- 2010 to 2015 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
- 2008 to 2009 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
- 2007 - Lecturer, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
- 2005 to 2007 - Lecturer & Tutor (Casual), University of Queensland (Brisbane)
- 2000 to 2003 - Secondary School Teacher, Townsville Grammar School (Townsville)
- 1997 to 1999 - Secondary School Teacher, Annandale Christian College (Townsville)
Dr Adam is an Adjunct senior lecturer in the School of Education. He has a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology, a Master of Education by Research (Hons) from James Cook University and a Postgraduate Certificate of Cognitive Science and PhD from the University of Queensland.
Dr Adam is strongly committed to the teaching profession. He has over 16 years of experience in the field and in 2010 was awarded the Overall JCU teaching citation and a national ALTC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Dr Adam's research focuses on epistemological change and development in cultural contexts. He has published his research in peer reviewed journals and book chapters and has presented his work at numerous conferences and symposia.
Education for Wicked Problems and the Reconciliation of Opposites: A Theory of Bi-relational Development: This book is the culmination of conceptual and empirical research into ways of knowing and being in relation to dyads (e.g. nature/culture; conservative/liberal; local/global; spirit/matter)
Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: Dr Adam and his team designed this website to support first year students' academic literacy.
- 2011 - HERDEC Publications Performance Award
- 2010 - Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching & Learning, JCU
- 2009 - Highest Ranked Subject, JCU
- 1992 - Philip-Fox Bursary for Study of Law
- 2010 - National Citation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, ALTC
- 2010 - Overall JCU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, James Cook University
- 2008 - Dean's List for Outstanding Thesis, University of Queensland
- Queensland College of Teachers
- Australian Teacher Educator Association
- Non-Religion and Secularity Research Network
- Australian Association for the Study of Religions
- International Association for the Psychology of Religion
- Faith Development Research Network
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Other research outputs
- Adam R (2015) Bi-relational design: a brief introduction and illustration. Journal of Learning Design, 8 (1). pp. 1-20
- Adam R and Chigeza P (2014) Beyond the binary: dexterous teaching and knowing in mathematics education. Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 16 (2). pp. 108-125
- Adam R (2012) Conceptualising the epistemic dimension of academic identity in an age of Neo-liberalism. Education Research and Perspectives, 39. pp. 70-89
- Adam R (2012) An exploration of the epistemic dimension of preservice teachers' identity. Online Journal Of New Horizons In Education, 2 (2). pp. 1-27
- Adam R (2011) An epistemic theory of religious fundamentalism. International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, 1 (1). pp. 81-95
- Adam R (2016) Education for Wicked Problems and the Reconciliation of Opposites: a theory of bi-relational development. Routledge, Abingdon, UK
- Adam R (2013) 'The Devil Wears Nada': The Simpsons and the demythologisation of the apocalypse. In: Small Screen Revelations: apocalypse in contemporary television. The Bible in the Modern World, 50. Sheffield Phoenix Press, Sheffield, UK, pp. 179-202
- Adam R (2010) "Schooling for Hard Knocks": using scenario-based learning (SBL) for behaviour management skills in pre-service teacher education. In: Preparing Graduates for the Professions Using Scenario-Based Learning. Post Pressed, Mt Gravatt, QLD, Australia, pp. 97-110
- Adam R (2011) Engaging the epistemic dimension of preservice teachers' identity: a pedagogical tool. Proceedings of 2011 ATEA Conference: policy, perspectives, partnerships. 3-6 July 2011, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
- Adam R (2010) The design and implementation of a first year literacy initiative for pre-service teachers: a preliminary review. Proceedings of Australian Teacher Education Association Conference. In: ATEA 2010 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4-7 July 2010, Townsville, QLD, Australia
- Jackson C, Taylor P and Adam R (2010) Practical challenges and possibilities for the integration of academic literacy in a first year subject. Proceedings of Australian Teacher Education Association Conference. In: ATEA 2010 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4-7 July 2010, Townsville, QLD, Australia
- Taylor P, Adam R and Jackson C (2010) An analysis of first year preservice teacher education students' use of literacy support resources in assessment: implications for practice and further research. Proceedings of Australian Teacher Education Association Conference. In: ATEA 2010 Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, 4-7 July 2010, Townsville, QLD, Australia
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Raoul Adam from 2008 onwards.
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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.
- The Search for Counsellor's Professional Identity: A Singapore Study (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
- Understanding How Queensland Teachers? Views on Climate Change and Climate Change Education Shape Their Reported Practices. (2016, PhD , Secondary Advisor)
- A Case Study of Academics' Epistemic-pedagogic Identity in the Context of Neoliberalism. (2016, PhD , Primary Advisor)
- Constellations of environmentalism: an exploration of learning and activism within youth-created social media interest groups (2016, PhD , Secondary Advisor)