Diary dates

World Curriculum Studies Conference - Transnational Curriculum Inquiry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World

Date: December 9-12, 2018
Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

This conference is auspiced by the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS), and co-hosted with the Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) and the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Held over 3 days, the conference includes symposia, individual papers and feature panels on Indigenous and decolonizing challenges to curriculum theory; National curriculum & international perspectives; and teachers’ work/lives and curriculum making. Further details at: https://www.iaacs2018.info

Registrations are now closed but interested MGSE staff and students can contact Rachel Flenley at rachel.flenley@unimelb.edu.au to volunteer to provide conference support in exchange for attendance at particular sessions.

Cracking Open Pedagogy: Learning ‘in’ Intense Environments - PhD Completion Seminar

Date: Tuesday 18 December
Time: 3pm
Venue: Room Q509, studioFive, Level 5, KLD Building (234 Queensberry St)
Supervisor: Dr Di Mulcahy, A/ Prof Wes Imms and Dr Marnee Watkins

In this lively world, teeming with social and material forces called affects, pedagogy is a more-than-human affair. Particular environments swarm with affectivities that can, and do, act on learner bodies in pedagogic ways. However, the relations between affect, pedagogy, and the learning environment are only partially understood. Performing a rhizo-cartography, this research engages with empirical material generated ‘in’ intense environments to grasp how pedagogic affect is done – and the work that it does. In the analysis that unfolds, pedagogy is cracked open to reveal a dynamic ethico-political dimension where affective processes are imbricated in pedagogy, putting ethics into action.

MGSE End of Year Celebration

The Dean and the Executive Team would like to invite all staff to attend the MGSE End of Year celebration. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and contribution to MGSE over the last year.

Date: Wednesday 19 December
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Kwong Lee Dow Building, studioFive, Level 5. 
RSVP by Wednesday 12 December

Academic Documentary Development & Pitch Training Workshop

Expressions of Interest Close: Wednesday 19 December 11:59PM

The University of Melbourne is collaborating with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) on an exciting new initiative designed to provide select researchers increased media engagement opportunities with the non-fiction screen sector.

The initiative will provide ten University of Melbourne researchers the opportunity to participate in a two-day training workshop to help develop their projects into non-fiction screen content (including television, film and web production). The workshop will take place in Melbourne on Saturday 19 January to Sunday 20 January, 2019 and will include a combination of seminars and mentoring from top film and television industry professionals.

PhD Completion Seminar
Investigating connections between fractional competence and algebraic reasoning in the middle school years

Cath Pearn

Date: Friday 21 December
Time: 11am
Venue: 234 Queensberry St, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 4, Q417

Supervisors: Dr Robyn Pierce and Dr Max Stephens

This research begins with an analysis of students’ reasoning when solving fraction tasks and investigates how students find an unknown whole, when given a known fractional part of the whole, and its equivalent quantity. The sample involved students in Year 8 together with students in Years 5 and 6, who have yet to meet formal algebraic notation. A semi-structured interview was developed which allowed the researcher to elicit and classify students’ solution strategies, and to identify students able to generalise their solutions that are independent of specific numerical quantities but focus on the general structure of fractions.

2019 Primary and Early Childhood Mathematics Education Conference

Date: Thursday 20 - Friday 21 June 2019
Time: 9am - 5pm

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) in collaboration with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Mathematics Education Group (MEG) present a conference focusing on primary school mathematics education