Upcoming and previous events
Presented by Professor Peter Kelly, School of Education, RMIT University In this presentation, Professor Peter Kelly will add to a recent debate in the Journal of Youth Studies about what a political economy of youth might look like. He will take up aspects of Mayssoun Sukarieh and Stuart Tannock’s (2016)
Border pedagogy – using feminist theory to inform the design of learning activities within gender-based violence prevention education
Professor Helen CahillProfessor 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.
2017 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities conference
The 2017 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities conference will be taking on a new and innovative format which will harness the expertise of delegates and create an engaging and vibrant learning environment. Hear t from keynote presenter Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle, and participate in in-depth workshops
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
Your wellbeing blueprint: Feeling good and doing well at work
You are warmly invited to celebrate the launch of Dr Peggy Kern and Michelle McQuaid’s (MAPP) book Your Wellbeing Blueprint: Feeling good and doing well at work Speaker: Associate Professor Lindsay G. Oades This book is your evidence-based, step-by-step blueprint for measuring your wellbeing using Professor Martin Seligman’s PERMA framework,
Living with precarious employment: How long term job insecurity impacts on the lives of young Australians
Youth Research Centre Seminar Series 2017 Dr Hernán Cuervo and Dr Jenny Chesters from the Youth Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education Job insecurity has become a central concept in contemporary social life and although the role of job insecurity in the challenges faced by young people within the
Network of Schools information breakfast
The University of Melbourne Network of Schools is a collaborative partnership with Victorian schools offering the opportunity to learn from each other and work together with world class researchers on strategies to improve student learning. The Network of Schools offers a framework for achieving school’s goals and enhancing teachers’ capacity.
The University of Melbourne Open Day
Join the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, this Open Day, 20 August 2017 from 10am - 4pm. Learn about the Melbourne Model and how it will help you make a real impact on the world of education. Open Day is your opportunity to talk one on one with our staff,
Creative classrooms: How to stoke imaginative intelligence in students
Scott Barry KaufmanScott 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 .
Research-based theatre in educational context
Research-based theatre aims to present research in a way that is compelling and captivating, connecting with viewers on imaginative and intellectual levels at the same time . (Belliveau and Lee, 2016) This colloquium will address the following key question: Why create and perform research-based theatre and what is its relevance
Opportunities and obstacles for STEM education
Professor Jan van DrielA 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).
The challenges of Industry 4.0 for work and literacy education policy
Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy Public Seminar The Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Centre for Vocational and Educational is examining the workforce needs of the workplaces and workspaces of the future. These workplaces are said to be in the middle of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’, often referred to simply
Creating innovation ecosystems: Steel city to smart city: The Hunter innovation precinct
In this particular workshop we will hear case studies on how one of the largest cities in New South Wales has reinvented itself as a smart city and a home for innovation. Speakers: Mr Christopher Saunders, General Manager, Renew Newcastle Project Ms Susan Wilson, Chief Executive officer, Regional Development Australia
Update on education reform in Myanmar
Professor Joseph Lo BiancoJoseph 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.
Teaching for creativity in the Australian curriculum classroom
Creativity is a core skill in the 21st century and has consequently been decomposed into a set of teachable capabilities and skills integrated into curricula. However, realising creativity in practice requires us to address a broader range of factors, such as the work or learning environment and the individual’s personality,
Revisiting qualitative studies of young people and social values: archives for educational and youth studies scholarship
Professor Julie McLeodJulie 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.