Dr Kate Keeley

PhD (Sydney), LLB(UTS), BA(UNSW), DipEd(UNSW), Certificate of American History (UCSB)
Lecturer
Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies BA/BEd(Secondary combined degree)
Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Society and Culture Master of Teaching Program

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Kate was appointed to the faculty in 2008 and is the coordinator of HSIE Secondary Curriculum for both the Master of Teaching Program and the combined BA/ BEd program. She also coordinates the Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity unit in the undergraduate program. Prior to her appointment Kate was a lecturer within the Teacher Education Program at Macquarie University and a part-time lecturer within the degree and diploma programs at the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney.

Kate brings to these positions a long career within the NSW Department of Education and Communities as a classroom teacher and member of the school executive. She has also undertaken significant positions within the Department of Education and Communities as the State Manager for the Disadvantaged Schools Program, the Gender Equity Program and the Gifted and Talented Program. Kate has also worked at the NSW Board of Studies as Senior Curriculum Office HSIE and more recently as the Senior Project Manager for the current Years 7-10 Aboriginal Studies. She chaired the Legal Studies Syllabus Committee as well as the HSC Legal Studies Examination Committee. She was for five years the Supervisor of Marking for the HSC Legal Studies Examination. Kate was also a member of the HSC Aboriginal Studies Examination Committee. Kate was awarded a Fulbright/Community Infomation Abroad Scholarship to the University of California Santa Barbera in 1993.

Kate was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1984.

Kate's doctorial research focused on teachers lives in a period of change in both society and education in the second half of the twentieth century.

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • Sociology of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Assessment and evaluation

Research on teaching and learning

  • Teacher education and professional learning
  • Social sciences, including civics

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Indigenous issues

Keywords: early career teachers and accreditation, aboriginal education, global education, juvenile justice, legal studies and legal issues within education, social justice and equality, environmental education

Teaching and supervision

Coordinator

GEOGRAPHY 1

  • EDMT 5608 Geography Curriculum 1
  • EDSE 3041 Teaching Geography 1

GEOGRAPHY 2

  • EDMT 5658 Geography Curriculum 2
  • EDSE 3059 Teaching Geography 2

ECONOMICS 3

  • EDMT 6605 Commerce/Economics Curriculum 3
  • EDSE 4033 Teaching Commerce/Economics 3

BUSINESS STUDIES 3

  • EDMT 6627 Commerce/Business Studies 3
  • EDSE 4045 Teaching commerce/business Studies 3

GEOGRAPHY 3

  • EDMT 6608 Geography Curriculum 3
  • EDSE 4024 Teaching Geography 3

LEGAL STUDIES

  • EDMT 6006 Legal StudiesCurriculum 3

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

  • EDMT 6005 Society and CultureCurriculum 3

MEETING THE NEEDS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY

  • EDSE5010 Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity

Current projects

  • Currently the coordinator for the USYD EDFAC Global Education Project ($40,000 in 2010 and $25,000 funding grants from NSW Professional Teachers Council/ AusAid (with A/Prof Tim Allender, Dr A Sriprakash)
  • Exploring Culture as a verb: A partnership Program with low ses culturally diverse schools (TIGS Grant $24,000 A/Prof Cruicshank, K Keeley)
  • Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity: A Study of the ongoing partnership with Birrong Boys' High School and the students of EDSE 5010 Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity (funded by a grant from the NSW Professional Teachers Council/AusAid $5,000 in 2011)
  • Social Inclusion and the Socio-cultural prediction of Teaching and Learning: the Under-privileged of Australia and the Slum Children of India (IPDF $7,000 project 2011/12 (A/Prof T Allender Chief Investigator, Dr A Sriprakash)

Associations

  • Member of the Aboriginal Teachers Association NSW

  • Member Australian Teacher Education Association

  • Faculty ICT Representative

  • Member of the University of Sydney ICT Working Party

  • Member of EDFAC Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Coordinator Global Education Project (AusAid/PTC) USYD

Awards and honours

  • 2011 Social Inclusion Scholarship, University of Sydney

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney, 2011

  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney, 2010

Selected grants

2012

  • Social Inclusion and the Socio-cultural predications of Teaching and Learning: the Under-privileged of Australia and India; Allender T, Keeley C, Sarangapani P, Khunyakari R, Sriprakash A; Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant.

2010

  • Global Citizenship eLearning Resources; Keeley C, Allender T; Professional Teachers Council of New South Wales/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Keeley, C., et al (2000). Macmillan legal studies. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan Education Australia.

Conferences

  • Sriprakash, A., Keeley, C., Allender, T. (2011). Globalising educational knowledge? Schooling and citizenship in India and Australia. Knowledge / Culture / Social Change International Conference, UWS, Sydney, 7-9 November: Centre for Cultural Research, UWS.

2011

  • Sriprakash, A., Keeley, C., Allender, T. (2011). Globalising educational knowledge? Schooling and citizenship in India and Australia. Knowledge / Culture / Social Change International Conference, UWS, Sydney, 7-9 November: Centre for Cultural Research, UWS.

2000

  • Keeley, C., et al (2000). Macmillan legal studies. South Yarra, Vic: Macmillan Education Australia.

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