Diary dates

Perfection Exhibition

Date: 12 September to 3 November
Time: 12.00pm - 6.00pm Monday to Saturday
Venue: Melbourne Science Gallery at the Melbourne School of Design
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Dr Maurizio Toscano (Science Education) will be exhibiting work in the Melbourne Science Gallery’s exhibition: Perfection. His installation, Ark of Imperfection, captures what we consider imperfect about ourselves. The tension in the work between scientific and metaphysical symbolism heightens the sense of an existential crossroads brought about by scientific perfectionism.

UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education, studioFive Artists in Residency

Date: Monday 1 October - Friday 2 November
Time: Monday - Friday 12.30pm - 5.30pm
Room: studioFive, Level 5, Room 507 Kwong Lee Dow Building 234 Queensberry Street

Clare McFadden is a writer, artist and educator and has worked in arts education with children, young people, and communities in both Australia and the United States. Her first book, The Flying Orchestra, was awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia’s Crichton Award, adapted for the stage as the headlining work at the “Out of the Box” Festival and listed as one of the Australian Booksellers’ Association's 50 Favourite Children’s Books. Clare is the Executive Director of Write the World—a writing community for young writers ages 13 - 18. She holds a master's degree in Education from Harvard University. While in residency in studioFive, Clare is hoping that the collaborative and practical environment of the studio will provide the ideal setting to create the artwork for her next book, and, at the same time, develop her facilitation and leadership skills as an artist working within educational and cultural institutions.  This residency in studioFive will immerse her in the creative life of the building, where she will observe what is essential in cultivating such an artful and creative environment. Clare will be painting and illustrating within the open and collaborative space of studioFive, welcoming daily observation and interaction with students and faculty in her space in Room 507. Over the course of the residency, she hopes to complete five double spread pages for the final book, as well as additional sketches.  Clare will be documenting her residency, and will be filming and photographing her progress so that this documentation can be accessed by faculty and students after she leaves.

International learning environments research events

The ARC Linkage Project, Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change (ILETC) lead by A/Prof. Wesley Imms is organising two international research symposia - Transitions18 in:

Canyon View High School
Phoenix, Arizona on 8-9 October and

Auditorium, University College Carlsberg
Copenhagen 15-16 October.

Registrations are open for both events with full program details now available. Learn more about the project on the ILETC website.

For any further information contact Joann Cattlin joann.cattlin@unimelb.edu.au

Call for proposals – Digital literacy show and tell event

Interested in demonstrating an example from your teaching? We are now calling for 'demonstrators' from across the University to share practical examples of incorporating digital technologies and developing students' digital literacy skills in teaching practice.

The Digital Literacy Show and Tell is hosted by MGSE and Scholarly Services - Library on Monday 12 November from 1.30-3.40pm, in StudioFive, Kwong Lee Dow building. Attendees will have the opportunity to move between all the demonstrations, asking questions, exploring new technologies and making connections.

Learn more and submit a proposal by Monday 15 October. Submissions will be reviewed for relevance.

Service Improvement and Innovation in Tertiary Education Conference

Date: Thursday 25 - Friday 26 October

The 2018 conference aims to encompass all aspects of innovation in tertiary education and capture the collaborative efforts we hope to nurture between industry, government and education providers to create the best outcomes for the tertiary education sector. This year’s conference will examine examples of innovation throughout the tertiary education sector as well as learnings which could be applied from other sectors.

For all conference related queries contact:

Ms Melissa Hendicott
Program Officer
LH Martin Institute
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

T: 9035 6429 E: melissa.hendicott@unimelb.edu.au

UoM: LGBTI+ Awareness Briefing

Date: Wednesday 31 October
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

The aim of the session is to provide participants with an overall understanding of why LGBTI+ workplace inclusion is important to an organisation as well as to provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBTI+ employees and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of its employees.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression and orientation
  • Outline some of the unique challenges faced by LGBTI+ employees
  • Respond to some of the common views questioning the need for inclusion initiatives
  • Understand the role that individuals play in creating a more inclusive culture

Steps to enrol and signup

  1. Login to TrainMe: https://uomtrainme.elmotalent.com.au/
  2. At the top of the page, click on Learning
  3. You will see 2 tabs on the page, My Learning and Course Catalogue
  4. Click on Course Catalogue
  5. In the search field, type “LGBTI” and click the search button
  6. The search will return “LGBTI Awareness Employee Briefing”
  7. Click on Sessions, you will see 1 session available
  8. Click on Enrol