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Tuesday 6 - 7pm

The October Lecture by Her Excellency, the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria

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Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria

The 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.

Dean's Lecture Series Event

Tuesday 6 - 7pm

Creating effective innovation ecosystems

Professor Leo Goedegebuure

Leo 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.

Dean's Lecture Series Event

Tuesday 3.30 - 4.30pm

Border pedagogy – using feminist theory to inform the design of learning activities within gender-based violence prevention education

Professor Helen Cahill

Professor Helen Cahill

Professor Helen Cahill uses poststructural theory to inform participatory and transformative education. She has developed many Australian wellbeing programs addressing gender, resilience and respectful relationships, and a number of gender rights and sexuality education programs for women and young people in developing countries within the Asia-Pacific region.

Seminar Event

Thursday 6 - 8pm

Global Trends in Education - Singapore

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Associate Professor Sandra Milligan

Sandra Milligan is Director and Principal Fellow of the Assessment Research Centre at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. Sandra’s current research interests focus on assessment, micro-credentialing and warranting of hard-to-assess learning. Her most recent award-winning research examined opportunities for use of ‘big data’ and developmental assessment approaches on digital learning platforms, to support assessment of higher-order learning skills. The skills, including so called ‘21st Century skills’, or learning skills, have hitherto been difficult for classroom teachers to assess. Sandra has an unusually wide engagement with the education industry, and in educational research. Originally a teacher of science and mathematics, she is also a former Director of Curriculum in an Australian state education department, and has held senior research, management and governance positions in a range of educational organisations, including government agencies, not-for-profits, small start-up businesses and large, listed, international corporations. She was co-founder of The Good Universities Guide series, and has a background in technology commercialisation in education. She is the Convenor of a Melbourne University MOOC targeting professional learning for teachers in the area of assessment and teaching of 21C skills, which has to date has enrolled over 30,000 teachers worldwide.


Wednesday 6 - 7pm

The Fritz Duras Lecture 2017

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Professor Anne Flintoff

Anne Flintoff is Professor of Physical Education and Sport in the Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, UK. Her teaching, research and consultancy centres on issues of equity and social inclusion, particularly gender and race. Her current research is a British Academy funded study exploring white teachers’ perspectives on race and antiracism. This builds on and extends an earlier, national study of black and minority ethnic students’ experiences of physical education teacher education. Anne is a member of the editorial board of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy (PESP) journal, and an active member of the British Educational Research Association Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy group.

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