Personal profile

Biography

A/Prof Graham Parr's work in the Faculty of Education includes:

  • Director Graduate Research (Progress)
  • Foundation Fellow, Monash Education Academy
  • teacher of English language, literature and literacy education
  • researcher in the fields of English education, teacher professional learning, teacher education, narrative, creativity, international teaching practicums
  • supervisor of graduate research projects

A/Prof Parr began his professional life as a French horn player in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra from 1977-1983. After graduating with a BA(Hons) at University of Melbourne, his interests in teaching, literature and writing drew him away from music to pursue a career in education. He taught English, literature and drama in Victoria and the USA for 11 years before joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne in 2000, and subsequently the Faculty of Education at Monash University in 2003.

In 2006, he was awarded a Carrick nomination for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. The following year, he completed his PhD, titled Inquiry-based professional learning of English-literature teachers: negotiating dialogic potential. In 2008, he was a joint winner of the national AARE Award for Doctoral Research in Education. In 2015, he won a Dean's award for excellence in graduate research supervision, and was appointed Foundation Fellow of the Monash Education Academy and a member of its inaugural Executive Council.

He has authored and edited nine scholarly books and published journal articles in the following journals: Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education; Cambridge Journal of Education; Teaching Education; Mentoring and Tutoring; English in Australia; English Teaching: Practice and Critique; Changing English; and Language, Culture and Curriculum.

He is currently co-leading, with Scott Bulfin, the innovative stella2.0 project in which English teachers, pre-service teachers and teacher educators form a cross-sectoral professional learning community committed to writing and ongoing dialogue about their practice and professional identities.

Research interests

  • teacher professional learning
  • teacher professional identity
  • teacher education / higher education
  • the teaching of writing
  • literature teaching
  • English teaching: curriculum and pedagogy
  • creativity in English teaching
  • literary theory
  • narrative in research
  • international professional experience

Keywords

  • Teacher Professional Learning
  • English Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Narrative
  • Creativity

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Projects 2007 2017

Research Output 2001 2017

Dialogue and reciprocity in an international teaching practicum

Parr, G., Faulkner, J. & Rowe, C. 2017 In : Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 45, 2, p. 162-179 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Monash University International Professional Experience Program

Fitzgerald, A. C., Parr, G. B. & Williams, J. J. Sep 2017 Narratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)

Narratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience

Fitzgerald, A. C. (ed.), Parr, G. B. (ed.) & Williams, J. J. (ed.) 2017 Singapore: Springer. 190 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

Self-Interest and ethical praxis agendas in an International teaching practicum

Parr, G. B., Faulkner, J. D. & Rowe, C. 2017 Narratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 47-62 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Mentor/ Internship supervision

Research Winter School Presentation

Deppeler, J. M. (Speaker), Bulfin, S. A. (Speaker), Parr, G. B. (Speaker), De Bruin, C. L. (Speaker), Hall, C. A. (Speaker)
4 Jul 2016

Activity: Mentor/ Internship supervision