Richard Leo

BA, Dip.Ed. [UTas]; MA(Hist) [UNE]

Lecturer / Graduate Diploma Course Coordinator

Phone: 07 3347 7900
Email: rleo@chc.edu.au

Research Interests

  • Australian History
  • European History
  • Comparative Religious History
  • Education in the Humanities
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Contemporary Geography

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my fantastic children, reading and drinking coffee on my verandah overlooking local bushland. In my down time, I also front Australia’s best blues-rock 3-piece outfit that you’ve never heard of, RPM.

Awards

CHC Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)

Publications

Journals

Leo, R. (2009). Why BP shows us what climate change is about. The Christian Teachers Journal, 17(4), 4–7.

Leo, R. (2013). Midnight Oil’s progress apocalypse. Catapult Magazine: Backward Movement, 12(9). Retrieved from: https://www.catapultmagazine.com/backward-movement/article/midnight-oils-progress-apocalypse

Conference Proceedings

Leo, R. (2012, December). If it’s the end of the world as we know it, why do I feel fine? Looking for a place for faith in the ACARA History curriculum. Proceedings of the Colloquium at the Centre for the Study of Western Tradition, Campion College, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Leo, R. (2015, October). Wrestling for Control of the ‘selfie’: using education to project Charles Taylor’s ‘social imaginary’. Proceedings of the Belgrade International Conference on Education, Belgrade, Serbia.

Reports

Leo, R., & Herschell, R. (2014). Graduate diploma of education (Primary & Secondary) Phase ii Report. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: QLD College of Teachers.

Presentations

Leo, R. (2012, February). Liminality: The process of transformation. Workshop presented at Independent Schools Queensland Asia in the Australian Curriculum Forum, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Leo, R. (2012, August). If it’s the end of the world as we know it, why do I feel fine? Looking for a place for faith in the ACARA History curriculum. Paper presented at Colloquium at the Centre for the Study of Western Tradition, Campion College, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Leo, R. (2014, January). Pope Urban II’s sacred violence: The scapegoat vicimage mechanism in Urbans’ call to crusade, November 1095. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Australian Girard Seminar, Crisis and its Management: Leadership and Relationship in Organisations and Communities, ACU, Melbourne, VIC.

Leo, R. (2014, October). Speaking in stone: Continuity and change through Australia’s war memorials. Paper presented at HTAA National Conference: What is history? What History Should we be Teaching for the Future?, Brisbane Boys Grammar, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Leo, R. (2014, October). The curriculum sharing project 2015. Paper presented at HTAA National Conference: What is history? What History Should we be Teaching for the Future?, Brisbane Boys Grammar, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Leo, R. (2015, January). ‘Children of Sacrifice’: the ‘Founding Murder’ as a narrative of Australian national identity. Paper presented at the 5th Annual AGS Seminar, War, Apocalypse & Peace: in the light of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Leo, R. (2015, October). Wrestling for Control of the ‘selfie’: using education to project Charles Taylor’s ‘social imaginary’. Paper presented at the 4th Belgrade International Conference on Education, Belgrade, Serbia

Teaching Resources

Leo, R. (2010). ‘To Remember, not to forget’: Visual Representations in the Yad Vashem Travelling Exhibition ‘Auschwitz: at the edge of the Abyss’ [Curriculum unit]. Alumni Teaching Network of the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program, Jerusalem. Retrieved from http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/international_projects/australian_educators/pedagogical_projects/richard_leo.pdf

Leo, R. (2012). Liminality: the process of transformation? [Curriculum unit]. Independent Schools Queensland.

Leo, R. (2014). Do statues speak?: Investigating the continuity and change in beliefs that have influenced the Australian way of life through local war memorials [Curriculum unit]. The Curriculum Sharing Project. Australia: History Teachers’ Association of Australia. Retrieved from http://www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au/teachers/curriculum