1 Feb 2017

Official book launch of Educating Australia: Challenges for the Decade Ahead

Join us as Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and Gill Callister, Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, officially launch Educating Australia: Challenges for the Decade, edited by Tom Bentley and Dr Glenn Savage.

Drawing directly on the Graduate School’s world-class research, innovation and policy analysis, Educating Australia: Challenges for the Decade Ahead is a forward-looking guide to questions that will be central to Australia’s educational debates and our performance in the years ahead.

With chapters across the school-age education landscape, the book proposes new evidence-based directions for change in teaching, assessment, curriculum, funding and system-wide collaboration. It includes chapters from emerging scholars and leading Australian and international education experts including: Laureate Professor John Hattie and Professors Patrick Griffin, Field Rickards, Fazal Rizvi, Collette Tayler and Lyn Yates.

The launch will be followed by discussion over drinks.

9-10 Feb 2017

Talking Spaces 7: Intersections

Through a mix of shared and concurrent sessions, Talking Spaces 7 is a two-day conference that allows participants to engage in cross-disciplinary conversations about the changing face of learning, learning environments, and the urban fabric of our cities.

9 Mar - 6 Apr 2017

Professional development course: Ancient History teachers

Featuring eminent scholars from the University of Melbourne this professional development course closely relates to VCE Units 1 to 4 of Ancient History.

Each week will focus on key areas of study including Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, exploring and developing historical skills, historical thinking and highlight a selection of appropriate primary source materials and historical interpretations

In the first session John Whitehouse, Lecturer in History/Humanities in the Melbourne Graduate School, will give a pedagogical overview of teaching ancient history.

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