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Senior Lecturer, History and Civics Education , University of South Australia

Andrew Peterson is a Senior Lecturer in History and Civic Education. His research focuses on three main areas (i) philosophical understandings of key curricular concepts and the implications of these for their operationalization in the classroom; (ii) the understandings held by key stakeholders (school leaders, teachers, student teachers, pupils) of central concepts and ideas within civic, moral and history education; and, (iii) the relationships between schools and their communities. He has published widely on these areas. Andrew sits on the Executive Board of the Society of Educational Studies, chair its Research Sub-Committee and is a member of the Editorial Board and Book Reviews Editor of its journal – the British Journal of Educational Studies. He is Handling Editor of the journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning and is co-editor of the new Journal of Philosophy in Schools. He co-ordinates Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences pre-service teacher education courses at the University of South Australia. In October 2014 Andrew was a Visiting Fellow at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, England.


  • 2014–2014
    Senior Lecturer: History and Civics Education, University of South Australia