Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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Malala Yousafzai

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

John Dewey

“I touch the future — I teach.”

Christa McAuliffe

“By learning, you will teach. By teaching, you will learn.”

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“The highest result of education is tolerance.”

Helen Keller

“Whilst academic education is important, it is even more important that the membership of everyone is valued.”

Shanaka Fernando

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

Henry Adams

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”


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Wednesday 6 - 7pm

Thinking about the future: Whether, when, why, how, who, what… and so what?

Professor Roy Baumeister

Professor Roy Baumeister

Professor of Psychology
The University of Queensland

Professor Roy Baumeister is among the most prolific andmost frequently cited psychologists in the world, with over 600 publications. A Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland, his 32 books include the New York Times bestseller Willpower. His research covers self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, consciousness, free will, and self-presentation. In 2013 he received the William James Fellow Award for lifetime achievement in psychological science - the Association for Psychological Science’s highest honour.

Dean's Lecture Series Event

Thursday 5 - 7.30pm

Expert panel: VET in crisis

It is time that we recognise that a new model of vocational education is needed in Australia. The current social settlement between VET and society is not working and VET is in crisis.

This presentation will consider:

  • Why VET is in crisis – the connection between competencies and markets
  • The links between vocational education and the labour market in shaping (shaky) transitions
  • What a ‘policy rich’ vocational education policy would look like
  • Qualifications, capabilities and vocational streams
  • The institutional conditions that are needed to sustain a strong vocational education system – the role of TAFE as anchor institutions

Professor Leesa Wheelahan is the William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Leesa has published widely on lifelong learning, tertiary education policy, student equity, recognition of prior learning, credit-transfer and student articulation between the sectors of post-compulsory education and training, cross-sectoral relations between the VET and higher education sectors, and the role of theoretical knowledge in curriculum.

A panel discussion will follow Professor Wheelahan’s presentation.

Panellists include:
Professor John Buchanan, The University of Sydney
Professor Leo Goedegebuure, LH Martin Institute
Professor Shelley Mallet, Brotherhood of St Laurence

The discussion will be facilitated by Maxine McKew.

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