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Wednesday 12 - 1pm

The brain and mind on campus: Translating the science of learning for higher education

Dr Jason Lodge

Dr Jason Lodge

Jason Lodge is a senior lecturer in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and Coordinator of the Science of Learning Research Hub, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the application of the learning sciences to higher education and the ways in which technology is influencing learning. Jason is also co-editor (with Jared Cooney Horvath and John Hattie) of From the  Laboratory to the Classroom: Translating Science of Learning for Teachers (Routledge, 2017) and co-producer and co-host (with Rachel Searston) of the  Beyond the Lectern podcast.

Seminar 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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