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Dr. Karena Menzie-Ballantyne

School of Education and the Arts
Senior Lecturer - Education
School of Education and the Arts
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Building 5 - Room G23
About Me

I am a senior lecturer in education based at the Bundaberg campus coordinating and teaching units in Humanities and Social Sciences in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching courses. I have a passion for and expertise in the fields of global citizenship and global competence, active citizenship, adolescent citizenship and student voice. My research focus is on empirical, action research designed to understand and improve educators' interpretation and implementation of curricula, pedagogies and whole of school approaches to fostering active and global citizenship and the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and actions of global competence.

Universities Studied At

Bachelor of Arts - University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Education - University of Queensland
Masters of Educational Studies - University of Queensland
Doctorate of Education - CQUniversity
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment - CQUniversity

Universities Worked At

Prior to joining CQUniversity, I have developed and taught courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, Civics and Citizenship Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, and Global Citizenship at:

  • Australian Catholic University (ACU),
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT),

  • University of Queensland (UQ),

  • University of Tasmania (UTas).

Media Citations
Previous teaching

  • Course developer, Coordinator and Lecturer, University of Tasmania - Course Developer, Coordinator and Lecturer, University of Tasmania - ESG732 Global Citizenship and Education, ESM733 Global Education Pedagogies

  • Education Consultant, Global Learning Centre – Delivering the Global Education Project, assisting pre-service and in-service teachers to incorporate global perspectives into their curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Course Developer, Coordinator and Lecturer, University of Queensland – EDUC3707 Teaching Social Education, EDUC1708 Australian Society in Education, EDUC6745 Social Education Curriculum Foundation, EDUC4505/6505 Issues for Young People in MYS, EDUC6635 New Developments in the MYS, EDUC4510/6510 Professional Issues in MYS
  • Course Developer, Lecturer and Tutor, Australian Catholic University – EDFD446 Learning and Development, QDTS300 Curriculum and Planning, ADSS428 Connecting Society and the Environment, EDFD127 Contexts for Development and Learning, EDAB111 Indigenous Cultures and Peoples, EDFD133 Understanding Learning, Professional Experience Supervisor
  • Course Developer, Lecturer and Tutor, Queensland University of Technology – CLB008 Introduction to SOSE, CLB005 Wellness and Active Citizenship, EDB002 Teaching and Learning 2: Development and Learning, CLP401 SOSE/Arts unit, Field Studies Academic Liaison
  • Classroom Teacher, St Paul’s School – SOSE & English
  • Lecturer, Northern Territory University, Alice Springs – Marketing
  • Lecturer, Centralian College, Alice Springs – Communications for Real Estate Diploma, Office Skills for pre-vocational students.
  • Centralian College, Alice Springs - Part of small team who developed and presented a pilot course designed to assist young adults from a sheltered workshop make the transition to the open workforce. This involved developing office and social skills as well as mentoring the students in their new roles.

Professional Memberships

Asialink Leaders Program - member of 2014 cohort
Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA) 
Social Educators Association of Queensland (SEAQ) 

Consultancy Work

Department of Education International (DEi) Global Competence Pilot Program

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3903 Education Systems
  • 3904 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 3999 Other Education

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Education Systems not elsewhere classified
Global citizenship; Global competence; Active citizenship; Student voice

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