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Darius von Guttner Sporzyns

Darius von Guttner Sporzyns

Historian, Australian Catholic University
Darius is a historian of East Central Europe with broad interest in cultural aspects of transmission of ideas across time and space. He is interested in global history and pursues interdisciplinary research and teaching subjects which examine history from a global perspective.

He is researching the common patterns which emerged across all cultures, in aspects of world history which have drawn people together - the patterns that reveal the diversity of the human experience.

Darius has a strong research interest in education. In addition to the interest in curriculum (design and development, and policy implementation and evaluation), he researches the nexus between research orientated teaching and learning and the disparity between the methodology of teaching of a discipline like history at secondary and tertiary levels.

After a decade of teaching outside metropolitan centres he is working collaboratively on the issues affecting education in regional settings, specifically on regional culturally, linguistically and economically diverse (CLED) communities of learning and the use of emerging technologies and the issues affecting funding for humanities.

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