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The October Lecture by Her Excellency, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria
Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of VictoriaThe Honourable Linda Dessau AC became the 29th Governor of Victoria on 1 July 2015, the first female in the role. The Governor had a distinguished career in the law as a solicitor, a barrister at the Victorian Bar, Senior Crown Counsel in Hong Kong, a magistrate in the Children’s Court, the Coroner’s Court and the Magistrates’ Court. Her final 18 years on the bench was as a judge in the Family Court of Australia. Throughout her career, the Governor was involved in a wide range of community organisations, including as a Commissioner of the AFL, President of the Melbourne Festival and a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria. In 2010 the Governor became a member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to family law, and to the community. In 2017 the Governor was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the people of Victoria through leadership roles in the judiciary, to the advancement of economic ties and business relationships, and as a supporter of charitable, sporting and arts organisations.
A generation dislodged: why it's tough for Gen Y
Creating effective innovation ecosystems
Professor Leo GoedegebuureLeo Goedegebuure is professor and director of the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management at the University of Melbourne. Leo’s research interests are in the areas of governance and management, system dynamics including large scale restructuring policies, innovation, and institutional mergers. He has been with the LH Martin Institute since its inception in 2008, and has been active in the field of tertiary education policy and research for some 30 years.
Current research projects
CLASS Observation Training program
The CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) Observation Training program enables participants to develop capacity and confidence in providing feedbac : MGSE
Workplace literacy in the fourth industrial revolution: The literacy 4.0 project
The Literacy 4.0 Project is examining the workforce literacy needs of the workplaces of the future
A longitudinal research on the patterns in young people's lives to gain understanding of the ways in which two generations of young Australians are responding to a rapidly changing world.
Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Programs through collaborative partnerships between scientists and educators
ReMSTEP is a three year collaborative project led by the University of Melbourne in association with Deakin, La Trobe and Monash universities that responds to the need for improved competence and confidence in the teaching of science and maths, as a pre-service focus, across the Australian Curriculum
Investigating literary knowledge in the making of English teachers
This project explores the literary education of Early Career English Teachers in order to understand the role that literary knowledge plays in their teaching.
Secondary and university mathematics: Do they speak the same language?
This project will examine symbol use, a key aspect of students’ mathematical experience at school and university, and measure its impact on progression rates.
Effective Early Educational Experiences, or E4Kids, is the most extensive longitudinal study ever conducted into the impact and effectiveness of early childhood education and care in Australia, as well as outcomes for children who do not attend programs.
Focus on learners: education experts to Government
Australia’s current education policies will not address its slipping international rankings, according to a paper from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.
Assessment for Graduate Teaching
The project aims to develop a Teaching Performance Assessment that can be implemented in all Australian Initial Teacher Education (ITE) institutions.
Realising the potential of Australia’s high capacity students
This project, known as REAP, involves exploration of the trend of students in the upper quartile of student achievement not showing learning gains at the same rate as their peers.
Assessment and Teaching of Foundational Skills for Diverse Learners: The Students with Additional Needs Program
This program of research commenced in 2007 at the Assessment Research Centre under the leadership of Professor Patrick Griffin, and since then has drawn on the collaborative work of many educators, researchers, and administrators who share a commitment to supporting every student's right to learn.
Teachers’ application of arts rich practice: teaching in and through the arts
Teachers’ application of arts rich practice: teaching in and through the arts.
Teacher Artmaker Project
TAP is an international first for Visual Art Education, providing for the first time, longitudinal data on teacher’s participation in art production, perceptions of quality of teaching, and expectations of retention in the profession.
Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking
A 'smart-test' is an assessment that reveals thinking about a specific topic in mathematics.
The Experience of Education: The impacts of high stakes testing on school students and their families: An Educator’s Perspective is a major study into the impact of NAPLAN testing.