MGSE staff news

Approval for Travel upgrades

Please note that approval to upgrade travel arrangements from economy class can only be approved by the Dean and should be sought before any travel arrangements are progressed. These requests should be made to the Dean by email or in person at least two weeks before any travel bookings are made. The only exclusion to this is when the travel expenditure is permitted and paid for in full by a relevant funding body. These rules are outlined in the University’s Travel Policy.

LEaRN's ARC Linkage Success

A new research project which aims to support school systems and planning authorities to rethink how schools engage with local communities has been funded by the Australian Government through the ARC Linkage Projects scheme, awarded to a team led by Dr Benjamin Cleveland at The University of Melbourne.

Read more about 'Building Connections: Schools as Community Hub'.

Book launch – Theory and Philosophy in Education Research: Methodological Dialogues

Associate Professor John Quay

On Wednesday 28 June we held a morning tea launch for this book, which is the culmination of the work of a large group of collaborators. The five members of the editorial team - Dr Jennifer Bleazby of Monash University, Dr Steve Stolz of La Trobe University, Dr Maurizio Toscano of MGSE and Associate Professor Scott Webster of Deakin University, and me - have worked together for years now in the area of educational philosophy.

The book project began with the development of an event, held in 2015, aimed at supporting research candidates and colleagues in comprehending issues concerning education research and theory – especially theoretical work that delves into philosophical ideas and thinking.

In producing the book we also benefitted from the professional support of the publishers Routledge. The cover of the book is a wonderful painting by Sarah Tomasetti, the wife of Maurice Toscano. All the royalties from the book which would normally go to the authors are going to AARE to support the work of current and future education researchers.
A big thank you goes from the editorial team to all involved with this project – and to Jim Watterston, John Hattie, Lyn Yates and Andria Karageorgopoulos, for helping with and hosting the launch, which was co-supported by Melbourne and Monash universities.

Theory and Philosophy is available online through the University of Melbourne library.

The retirement of Professor Susan Wright

Date: Friday 27 July
Time: 2-5pm
Venue: studioFive 

This event will recognise the contribution of Professor Susan Wright, Chair of Arts Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Director of the Melbourne UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education and her three decades of leading developments in the field of arts education. Susan’s international career in higher education spans 30 years since completing her PhD in 1987, where the impact of her practice and research has been felt globally through her leadership in the arts. The focus of Susan’s teaching, research and service has been on the learning of young children through artistic domains. She has been particularly interested in the embodied, cognitive and emotional processes of children which are mediated through symbolic representation using artistic tools.

We hope you can join us in studioFive as we celebrate Susan’s leadership in arts education.

University of Queensland 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award

Emeritus Professor Barry McGaw will receive the University of Queensland's prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award in October this year. The award recognises the significant contributions made by alumni in the local community and beyond and Barry's success as a University of Queensland alum. Barry has demonstrated outstanding leadership during his extensive career in educational research and policy.

MGSE Staff Guide – mid-2018 Update Now Available

The updated MGSE Staff Guide is now available on the MGSE Intranet.

The guide provides a broad range of information on the services available across the Graduate School, and all of the key contact information and role details for professional staff across MGSE. It also includes information relating to services that are provided University Services.

All supervisors are encouraged to share the Guide with their colleagues, particularly new and sessional staff as part of their induction and familiarisation.

Positions available

Several interesting opportunities have become available in Chancellery and and at the Murdoch Children's Research Centre that staff may be interested in.

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate)

Assistant DVC – 3 positions available

Senior Project Officer

Audit of Aboriginal Ancestral Remains and Associated Objects

The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council advised the University in April 2017 of the new legislative requirements of section 14 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act), which commenced on 1 August 2016.

This change requires that all public entities and universities which may hold Aboriginal Ancestral Remains and associated Aboriginal objects examine their holdings and report on any collections to the Council within two years of the commencement of the Act.

The current audit is being overseen by Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Chair of the University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Oversight Committee (ATSICHO Committee) and Susie Shears, Museums and Collections Coordinator. Researcher Louise Murray is working with relevant staff to gather information and meet the reporting requirements.

If any Melbourne Graduate School of Education staff has knowledge of the existence of any Aboriginal Ancestral Remains and associated Aboriginal objects that do not form part of a Cultural Collection you must report these items.

Please download and fill out this form to report the existence of any remains or objects and return it to Louise Murray or you can call her on 8344 8672 if you have any queries or require further information.

The University plans to report the outcome of the audit to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council before 31 July 2018.

Construction on Leicester and Barry Street

The City of Melbourne is committed to improving community infrastructure and amenity to make Melbourne a more attractive place to live, work, shop and visit. As part of this commitment the City of Melbourne has engaged Citywide to complete the following construction works on the intersections of:

  • Leicester Street and Barry Street
  • Leicester Street and Queensberry Street
  • Barry Street and Pelham Street

Construction Period: From Thursday 21 June for a duration of 8 weeks (weather permitting)

Time: 7am - 7pm weekday including weekend as necessary

For any queries contact:

Louis Munforte
Works Officer
T: 9267 5180

Shen Chang
Project Officer
T: 9257 5238