International Education partnerships (intercultural perspectives)
Schooling (boys' education, gender, sexualities)
Dr Richard Sallis (B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD) lectures in drama/theatre education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Richard is the joint coordinator of the Master of Teaching Primary Arts course at the University and he specializes in arts (drama) education. He is the Chair of the Theatre Board of the University. Between 2008 and 2011 he worked as a lead researcher on the four-year Australian Research Council (ARC) funded TheatreSpace project looking at the theatre-going habits of young people. Currently he is involved in two education-based research projects. One looks at how Arts subject associations meet the needs of Primary teachers and the other is an investigation into the relationship between visual and performing artists and Primary school pedagogy. Richard is the Director of International Liaison, for Drama Australia, the drama educators� association of Australia and has worked closely with IDEA (International Drama/theatre and Education Association) with a particular focus in the Asia-Pacific region. He is an arts curriculum writer and examiner for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. His Masters (2004) and PhD (2010) studies looked issues of gender identity, drama education and ethnographic performance. His Masters was the recipient of the Freda Cohen Award for the most meritorious Masters thesis in education (2005) and Fred Knight Research Scholarship (2005). He was the 2012 recipient of the American Alliance for Theater Education, Distinguished Dissertation Award for his PhD The Drama of Boys: an ethnographic study and its performance. In July 2013 Richard accepted a 3-year appointment as the Director of Publications for IDEA (International Drama/theatre in Education Assoication).
Available to supervise Masters of Education projects and to jointly supervise doctoral studies in education. Specialty fields: Arts education; Drama education; ethnographic performance (ethnodrama); gender and education.