Upcoming and previous events

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.

Dean's Lecture Series 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.

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

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

Thursday 6.30 - 7.30pm

Language Education Courses information evening

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Associate Professor Russell Cross

Russell Cross is Associate Professor in language and literacy education. He leads teaching and research initiatives with a focus on content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and teachers’ practice in languages education more broadly. With a focus on the sociocultural and political nature of teachers’ work and knowledge, Russell’s work has appeared in Modern Language Journal , Teachers and Teaching and Language & Education , among others. With Trevor Gale from the University of Glasgow and Carmen Mills from the University of Queensland, Russell is current Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council’s national discovery project, Social justice dispositions informing teachers' pedagogy in advantaged and disadvantaged secondary schools .

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 12 - 1pm

A three-tier teaching model for teaching mathematics in context

Professor Ernest Kofi Davis

Professor Ernest Kofi Davis

Professor Ernest Kofi Davis holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from Monash University in Australia. He is presently an Associate Professor in Mathematics Education and the Dean of School of Educational Development and Outreach, at the College of Education Studies, University of Cape Coast. He has taught mathematics at the various levels of education for many years. His areas of research interest include socio-cultural issues in Mathematics teaching and learning, teaching and learning of Mathematics content and internationalization of Mathematics education. He has won five awards namely Japan International Cooperation Scholarship (JICA), Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS), Monash International Post Graduate Scholarship (MIPRS), British Academy Visiting Scholar Award to the University of Bath in England and Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy in the University of Cape Coast’s Interdepartmental Research Grant. He has been engaged in a number of international research projects funded by international agencies such as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the USAID and DANIDA. He has also been engaged in a number of local research projects, with the most recent being an investigation of untrained teachers diploma in basic education trainees’ level of mastery of English, Mathematics and Science contents, a research project which was funded by the Institute of Education, University of Cape Coast in 2015.

Seminar Event

Thursday 6.30 - 7.30pm

Master of Education information evening

Shelley Gillis

Associate Professor Shelley Gillis

Shelley advises national and international agencies on competency assessment, standards referenced frameworks, qualification frameworks and quality assurance frameworks within the vocational education and training sector. She has successfully completed more than 50 commissioned research studies, many of which have informed (either directly or indirectly) government policy and/or initiatives both within Australia and internationally. With more than 20 years research experience, Shelley has established and maintained strong collaborative relationships with a range of government and statutory agencies, funding bodies, employer groups, as well as other educational providers and researchers in the VET sector.

Event

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