Assoc Professor Roberto Guevara

Position

Associate Professor

School /
Work Unit

Global, Urban and Social Studies

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3046

jose_roberto.guevara@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 37
Level: 4
Room: 12B

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Design & Social Context

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Key activities

  • Teaching in the Bachelor of Arts International Studies and Masters in International Development Programs.
  • Supervision of International Internships, International Field Projects, Masters and PhD Research Students.
  • Study Tour Leader, International Perspectives in Community Development (Philippines)

Qualifications

  • B.Sc Biology (Ecology), University of the Philippines (Los Banos)
  • M. Environmental Science, Monash University
  • PhD, Victoria University

Industry experience

Organisational affiliations

  • President, Asian South Pacific Association of Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) (2009-present)
  • Vice –President (Asia), International Council of Adult Education (ASPBAE) (2011-present)
  • Member and previous Journal Editor, Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
  • Member, Action Research Issues Association (ARIA) Melbourne Victoria
  • Member, Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA)
  • Member, International Association of Community Development (IACD)
  • Member, Adult Learning Australia (ALA)

Recent projects

Awards

  • March 2003: Vice-Chancellor and President’s Citation of Excellence in Research (Category of Research Degree Graduates), Victoria University
  • October 2000: Gay and Lesbian Community Award for “contribution to the community response to HIV/AIDS in Victoria and the work of the Victorian AIDS Council / Gay Men’s Health Centre.”

Staff work

Research

Dr Guevara’s main research interest are popular and community environmental education in the Asia-Pacific region; Education for Sustainable Development; HIV-AIDS education; community and sustainable tourism; participatory action research; international aid and development; community development; local and global sustainability, global citizenship and climate change.

Research affiliations

  • Honorary Fellow 2009 - 2011
  • Australian Youth Research Centre
  • Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • University of Melbourne

Grants obtained

Research supervision

Dr Guevara’s main research interest are popular and community environmental education in the Asia-Pacific region; Education for Sustainable Development; HIV-AIDS education; community and sustainable tourism; participatory action research; international aid and development; community development; local and global sustainability and global citizenship.

  • 3 PhD Completed, 1 On-going
  • 3 Masters Minor Thesis (International Development) Completed
  • 1 Masters Minor Thesis (International Development) On-going

Publications

  • Wierenga, A & Guevara J R (eds.) (to be released March 2013) Youth-led Learning for Global Citizenship. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Guevara, J R. (to be released Sept 2012) ‘Progressive Contextualisation: Developing a Popular Environmental Education Curriculum in the Philippines in Westoby, P. & Shevellar, L. (eds.) Learning and mobilising for community development: A radicaltradition of community based education and training. Surrey, UK: Ashgate.
  • Flowers, R., Guevara, R. & Whelan, J. (2009), 'Popular and environmental education: The need for more research in an 'emerging' field of practice', Report Zeitschrift fuer Weiterbildungsforschung, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 36-50.
  • Conference paper: Popular and informal environmental education: The need for more research in an ‘emerging’ field of practice (PDF)
  • Schultz, L, Guevara, J R, Wierenga, A, Ratnam, S, and Wyn, J. (2009) “Global Connections- A Tool for Active Citizenship”, Development in Practice, 19(8): 1023-1034.
  • Guevara, J. R. (2009) “Reflecting on the Evaluation Methodology of HOPE” in Tales of HOPE 2 Evaluation of the ESD Innovation Projectsin Asia-Pacific. Tokyo: Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO.
  • Wierenga Ani, Wyn Johanna, Guevara Jose Roberto, Gough Annette, Schultz Lisa, Beadle Sally, Ratnam Samantha & King Jeff (2008) Research Report 31: Youth-led learning: Local connections & global citizenship. Melbourne: Australian Youth Research Centre.
  • Guevara, J.R. (2007) “Embedding Formal Education Within the Contexts of Non-formal Education for Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development” in M. Clarke and S. Feeny (eds) Education for the Endof Poverty: Implementing All the Millennium Development Goals. USA: Nova Publishers, pp. 31 – 40.
  • Guevara, J.R. (2007) “Learning from the Community: Developing a Grassroots Environmental Education Curriculum in the Philippines” in Burkett, I and H. Bedi, What in the world: Global Lessons, Inspirationsand Experiences in Community Development. Scotland: International Association of Community Development, pp. 67-69.
  • Guevara, J. R. (2007) “Progressive Contextualisation of the PLANET Programme’s education practice” in It’s our only PLANET! Education for Sustainable Development through PLANET in Asia and the Pacific (Final Report). Tokyo: Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO, pp 15-18.
  • Guevara, J. R. (2006) “Re-conceptualizing the Practice of School-Community Learning Partnerships for SustainabilityUNESCO APEIDConference. December 2006.
  • Guevara, J, R. (2006) “Progressive Contextualisation of Community Education Practice: Responding to the ‘Here and Now’ in a Globalising World” in Conference Proceedings: Community Development in aGlobal Risk Society. Geelong: Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, Deakin University. pp. 91-103.
  • Guevara, J. R. (2004) “Facilitating community environmental adult education in the Philippines: Transformation in Action” in Global Perspectives in Environmental Adult Education: Justice, Sustainability and Transformation, Clover, Darlene (ed.), Frankfurt/New York: Peter Lang Publishing.