Dr Adele Nye
Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies in Education
Higher Degree Research Coordinator - School of Education
Phone: +61 2 6773 3171
Adele is member of the Education Contexts group within the School of Education. Adele is currently the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Coordinator within the School. Her research is primarily focused on the teaching of History in Universities in Australia and, more recently, the UK. Adele is co-editor (with Professor Jennifer Clark) of the book Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards (2018). Additionally, Adele is interested in exploring and promoting the collaborative practices and opportunities for research within Higher Education. Her teaching at UNE is centred on qualitative research methods with pre-service teachers, the internship program and the Enhanced Teacher Training (ETT) scholarship program.
BA, Grad Dip Tert Ed, M.Litt, PhD (UNE)
Australian Historical Association [AHA]
Professional Historians Association NSW [PHA]
Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association [AWGSA]
Society for Research in Higher Education [SRHE]
International Society for History Didactics [ISHD
Royal Historical Society (UK)
Committee memberships and other roles
Australasian History SoTL Committee
Research Training Working Group, School of Education
Equity and Diversity Research Network (Co-leader)
Armidale Pine Forest Management Committee (Secretary)
Research Methods, Reflective Practice and Action Research
Historical thinking, Education and Practice
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Current Research Projects
History Teachers: Philosophy, Theory and Evidence in Australian Universities and the UK
Rebuilding Communities: The impact of major fires on rural schools in Australia.
Historical Thinking and History Education
Clark, J. & Nye, A. (2017). ‘Surprise Me!’: The (im)possibilities of agency and creativity within the standards framework of history education, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49(6). 656-668. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2015.1104231
Nye, A. (2016). Historical Thinking and Objects of Nostalgia, International Journal of Research on History Didactics, History Education and History Culture: Yearbook of the International Society of History Didactics. 37, 37-57.
Nye, A. (2015). Rethinking Evidence: Assessment in the History Discipline in Australian Universities In P Layne and P. Lake, (eds.) Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Springer, pp.91-104.
Nye, A., Barker, L. & Charteris, J. (2015). Matrilineal Narratives: Learning from Voices and Objects, Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation. 41(1-2), 180-190.
Nye, A. (2013). Consolidating Strengths and Innovations: An investigation of National Standards and Units in History at the University of New England, prepared for School of Humanities, University of New England, NSW.
Nye, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe, J., Russell, P., Deacon, D. & Kiem, P. (2011). Exploring Historical Thinking and Agency with Undergraduate History Students. Studies in Higher Education, 36(7), 763-780. DOI:10.1080/03075071003759045
Nye, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe, J., Russell, P., Peel, M., Deacon, D., Laugesen, A. & Kiem, P. (2009). Historical thinking in Higher Education: Staff and student perceptions of the nature of historical thinking. History Australia, 6(3), 73.1-73.18. DOI:10.2104/ha090073
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2009). Historical Thinking in Higher Education: An ALTC Discipline-Based Initiative. Sydney, Australia: Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe, J., Nye, A., Bailey, M., Peel, M., Russell, P., Laugesen, A., Deacon, D., Kiem, P. & Trent, F.
Hughes-Warrington, M. & Nye, A. (2009). Historical thinking in Higher Education: Staff and student perceptions of the nature of historical thinking. History Council NSW Bulletin, Spring Edition.
Nye, A., Hughes-Warrington, M., Roe. J., Russell, P., Peel, M. Deacon, D., Laugesen. A. & Kiem, P. (2009). Historical Thinking in Higher Education: Students and Staff Perceptions of the Activities Associated with Historical Thinking, Teaching History, 43(3), 29-34.
Nye, A. (2008). Learning Outcomes in History: An analysis of online statements from history departments in Australian universities, prepared for Historical Thinking in Higher Education Steering Committee Macquarie University, NSW.
Nye, A. (2008). Why Study History? An analysis of online statements from history Departments in Australian Universities, prepared for the Historical Thinking in Higher Education Steering Committee, Macquarie University. NSW.
Nye, A. (2006). Women as Historians: The Fragrance of Matrilineal Historicism. In Proceedings of the 14th International Oral History Conference: "Dancing With Memory: Oral history and its Audiences", Sydney, Australia, University of Technology.
Charteris, J., Nye, A., & Jones, M. (2018). Feasible utopias and affective flows in the academy: A mobilisation of hope and optimism. In Garvis, S. & A. Black (Eds.), Women Activating Agency in Academia, (pp. 67-78). London: Routledge.
Charteris, J., Nye, A. & Jones, M. (2017). Wild Choreography of Affect and Ecstasy: Contentious pleasure (joussiance) in the academy. In S. Riddle, M. Harmes & P. Danaher (eds), Producing Pleasure Within the Contemporary University. Netherlands: Sense Publishers pp. 49-64.
Barker, L. Nye, A. & Charteris, J. (2017). Voice, Representation and Dirty Theory, Postcolonial Directions in Education, 6(1), 54-81.
Charteris, J., Jones, M., Nye, A. & Reyes, V. (2017). A heterotopology of the academy: mapping assemblages as possibilised heterotipias, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(4), 340-353. DOI:10.1080/09518398.2016.1250178
Nye, A., Amazan, A. & Charteris, J. (2017). Prudentia as becoming-shame: Knowledge production in southern theory research practice, Reflective Practice (1), 81-93. DOI:10.1080/14623943.2016.1251411
Nye, A. & Clark, J. (2016). 'Being and Becoming' a Researcher: Building a Reflective Environment to Create a Transformative Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students, Journal of Transformative Education, 14(4). 1-15. DOI:10.1177/1541344616655885
Nye, A., Clark, J., Bidwell, P., Deschamps, B., Frickman, L. & Green, J. (2016). Writing the (researcher) self: reflective practice and undergraduate research. Reflective Practice, 17(3), 257-269. DOI:10.1080/14623943.2016.1146577
Charteris, J., Gannon, L., Mayes, E., Nye, A. & Stephenson, L. (2016). Unraveling (in) the emotional knots of academicity: A collective biography of academic subjectivity in higher education spaces, HERDSA, 35(1). 31-44. DOI:10.1080/07294360.2015.1121209
Nye, A. (2015). Building an Academic Community Among Undergraduate Students, Distance Education. 36(1), 115-128. DOI:10.1080/01587919.2015.1019969
Nye, A., Foskey, R. & Edwards, H. (2014). "Collegial Reflection on the Meaning of Metaphors in Learning: emerging theory and practice." Studies in Continuing Education, 36(2), 132-146 DOI:10.1080/0158037X.2013.796921
Somerville, M., de Carteret, P., Edwards. H., McKay, F., McConnell-Imbriotis, A. & Nye, A. (2004). The Aesthetics of learning: the Song and Dance of the women of the Fiery Cottage. In Proceedings of the Adult Learning Australia 44th Annual Conference.
Nye, A. (2017). Rebuilding Schools After Fire. In Y. Masters & N. Rizk (Eds.). Linking Research to the Practice of Education 1(1) pp. 3-4. ISSN 2207-5151
Nye, A. (2016). ‘Working form the boot of a red Falcon’: The impact of major fires in four Australian schools. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 26(1), 83–98.
Nye, A. (2014). Connections of Place and Generation: Women Teachers in Rural Schools in NSW, Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(3), 69-81.
Conference Presentations (recent)
Nye, A. (2017). Defining and Measuring Excellence in the Teaching of History in Higher Education. History: New to Teaching Conference, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London, 12 September.
Nye, A. (2017). 'History’s Generations: Imagination and the open gate'. Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Canberra, ACT, 26-30 November.
Charteris, J., Nye, A., Jones, M. & Page, A. (2017). 'Affective flows in the media firestorm: Belonging, lust, resistance, and hope through the networked gaze'. Association for Research in Education (AARE), Canberra, ACT, 26-30 November.
Nye, A. (2016). Researching the History Discipline in Australian Universities: three national studies, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, VIC.
Nye, A. & Posthausen, G. (2016). Refiguring Leadership: Rebuilding Schools After Fire, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, VIC.
Charteris, J., Jones, M. & Nye, A. (2016). Joussiance as an ecstasy of escape: Refrain in the academy, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, VIC.
Barker, L., Charteris, J. & Nye, A. (2016). ‘Learning Through Generations: Matrilineal Narratives of Care’, AWGSA De/storying the Joint, International Biennial Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. QLD.
Nye, A. (2016). ‘Shaping the Discipline: Teaching History in Australian Universities.’ Teaching History in Higher Education, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 24-25 May.
Nye, A. (2016). ‘Global History in Australian Universities’ Global History Panel -Teaching History in Higher Education, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 24-25 May 2016.
Clark, J. and Nye, A. (2015). 'Surprise Me': The (im)possibilities of agency and creativity within the standards framework of History education. Teaching History: Fostering Historical Thinking Across the K–16 Continuum, 1-2 May, 2015, University of California, Berkeley.
Nye, A. (2015). "The Objects of Nostalgia: Embedded Historical Narratives." International Congress of Historical Sciences (CISH), 23-29 August, Shandong University, Jinan, China
Nye, A. (2014). "Working From the Boot of a Red Falcon": The Impact of Major Fires in Three Australian Schools. Asia Pacific Educational Research Association, APERA, conference, Managing Global Changes and Education Reforms: Asia and Pacific Responses, 19-21 November, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
Nye, A. (2014). Reciprocity and Nurture: Women Teachers in Rural High Schools in NSW, Society for the Provision for Education in Rural Australia, SPERA, 3 Decades On: Reflections on Rural Education, 1-3 October. University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
Nye, A. (2014). "I say this is about you": A Disciplinary SOTL Discourse from Australia Educational Development in a Changing World, ICED 2104, 16-18June, Stockholm, Sweden.
Nye, A. (2013). Why History? Stories of Transition in the Study of History. Australian Historical Association Conference (AHA), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.
Nye, A. (2013). The Contemporary Landscape of Teaching and Learning History in Australian Higher Education. International Scholarship of Teaching and Learning ISSOTL 13 Critical Transitions in Teaching and Learning, 2-5 October, Raleigh, North Carolina, US.
Nye, A and Landrigan, B. (2013). Building Sustainable Academic Communities of Practice on Moodle Beyond Moodle Moodlemootau, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria. Live streamed to Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08yXCA5Fn8M
Nye, A. (2012, July). First Year Higher Education Students and the Strategic Importance of Australian History. Paper to be presented at the Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
Nye A. (2012 December). The Bachelor of Arts Community Portal: Student Engagement and Communities of Practice. Joint Australian Association for research in Education and Asia Pacific Education Research Association Conference(AARE – APERA 2012) University of Sydney. Sydney, NSW.
Nye, A. (2012). Reflections on Teaching Aspects of Gender to Pre-Service Teaching. Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA), University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
Nye, A. (2012). Historical Inscriptions of the self, places and the artifacts of our lives: connecting historical practice and education. Buildings, Books and Blackboards: Intersecting Narratives. The Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES), RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC.
Nye, A. (2011, March). Locating the Artifact in Historical Thinking. Paper presented at the National Symposium: Building Bridges for historical learning: connecting teacher education and museum education, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia.
Nye, A. (2011, July). The Verges of a Discipline: History in Higher Education. Paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Regional Conference, Launceston, Australia.
Nye, A. (2010, May). Undertaking a national disciplinary-based research project: an exploration of Historical Thinking in Higher Education. Paper presented at the Education Seminars, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Nye, A. (2010, June). Historical Thinking in Higher Education: A discussion of the findings of a national scoping study. Paper presented at the Classics and History Seminar Series, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Nye, A. (2010, July). Conversations with History postgraduates and early career academics: Stories of professional development and emergent identity. Paper presented at the Australian Historical Association Biennial Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Nye, A. (2010, September). Pedagogical Conversations for the Implementation of Assessment and Standards in the history discipline. Paper presented at the UNE Futures Colloquium, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Nye, A. (2010, November). I say this is about you, this is about your history, it is about who you are. It is about the world in which you live. Paper presented at the International Australian Studies Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.