Upcoming and previous events

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

Saturday 11am - 12pm

Transitions from school to work, university and vocational education – the challenges facing young people in the modern world

Youth unemployment and uncertain transitions from school characterise the experience of young people in many parts of the word. This presentation draws on Australian research to examine the nature and quality of the experience of young people exiting from school. Recent analysis of student transitions data suggest that young people

Seminar Event

Thursday 6 - 7pm

Creative classrooms: How to stoke imaginative intelligence in students

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Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of the Science of Imagination Project at the Positive Psychology Center. This research is supported by a research grant from the Imagination Institute . He conducts research on the measurement and development of imagination, creativity, and play, and teaches the popular undergraduate course Introduction to Positive Psychology . Kaufman is author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and co-author of the upcoming book Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire). He is also host of The Psychology Podcast , co-founder of The Creativity Post , and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American . Kaufman completed his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received his master's degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar .

Free lecture Event

Tuesday 6 - 7pm

Opportunities and obstacles for STEM education

Professor Jan van Driel

Professor Jan van Driel

A former chemistry teacher, Professor van Driel has a PhD in chemical education from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He was a teacher trainer and educational consultant at Delft University of Technology, before joining Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching in 1995. He went on to become the Professor of Science Education in 2006 and Director of ICLON, Leiden University, before moving to Australia in 2016 to become the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s inaugural Professor of Science Education. A world leading scholar, Professor van Driel’s work is influential in informing the professional development of science teachers and he has done extensive research in the domains of teaching, teaching education and higher education. He is co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Science Education and was Vice-President of the Netherlands Educational Research Association from 2001-2009. Until recently Professor van Driel was chair of the Interuniversity Centre for Teacher Education and secretary of the board of the Technasium Foundation (Netherlands).

Dean's Lecture Series Event

Monday 6 - 7.30pm

Update on education reform in Myanmar

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco

Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Prior to his current role, Joseph was Chief Executive of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia. Joseph serves as Research Director of the UNICEF Language and Peacebuilding initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand, and as Senior Research Advisor for the European Commission project Languages in urban communities: Integration and Diversity for Europe (LUCIDE) . He supports international research projects in several countries on language planning and multiculturalism and intercultural education and also advises on language, culture and literacy education, the integration of indigenous and immigrant children into mainstream schools, and reconciliation and peace through education. Joseph combines research and intervention to help people affected by conflict to produce language policies that promote social cohesion and peace-building. He has published extensively, with over 32 books and 130 articles and chapters. His research interests also include Asian studies and Italian language and cultural history.

Seminar Event

Tuesday 3.30 - 4.30pm

Revisiting qualitative studies of young people and social values: archives for educational and youth studies scholarship

Professor Julie McLeod

Professor Julie McLeod

Julie McLeod is Professor in Curriculum, Equity and Social Change at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capability) at The University of Melbourne. Julie researches in the history and sociology of education, with a focus on youth, gender and social change. She was an editor of the journal Gender and Education (2011-2016). She held an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012-2016) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia.

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