Diary dates

Video storytelling evenings - a new event from Learning Environments

Date: Thursday 11 July
Time: 4.30pm - 6pm
Venue: 234 Queensberry Street, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 5, Room 506

The new series consists of five evenings focused on video storytelling and involves guest speakers from a variety of industry and university backgrounds flavouring each session - which is focused on a single topic. There are mini-screenings, interspersed with practical exercises, and Q&A with the panel. July's focus will be on 'stories that touch hearts.' Join experts Lara McKinley, Michelle Joy, and Mariona Guiu, Thursday 11 July, 4.30pm - 6.00pm, Room 506, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry Street, Parkville.

Higher Education Policy Discussion: Access to what?

Date: Tuesday 16 July
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Location: GO6 Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building

The Melbourne CSHE is hosting a series of panel discussions on higher education policy that aim to generate new ideas and offer practical steps towards a comprehensive vision for post-secondary education. Join facilitator Maxine McKew and a panel of experts for a discussion of access and equity in higher education.

Dean's Lecture Series
Meaning and Purpose in Life: What is it, why should I care and how can I get some?

Presented by Professor Michael F. Steger

Please note this event is now fully booked. To be added to a wait list for tickets, please email education-events@unimelb.edu.au

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 5.30pm - pre-lecture refreshments and registration 6pm - lecture
Venue: Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre
Wait list

The quest for meaning is a longtime companion of the human condition. In fact, it may be as old as human culture itself. We begin our exploration of the quest for meaning and purpose with early writing and artifacts that show that many of the ways we talk about meaning are thousands of years old. Despite these millennia of seeking, we are living in a golden age of answers about meaning. We will look at how psychology has framed the question of “what is the meaning of life” in distinctly personal terms, and how it has used rigorous scientific research to forge a deep body of knowledge about the contributions meaning and purpose make to health, relationships, happiness, self-understanding, and even longevity. We end our journey through the eons with a confronting bit of truth: No question that has puzzled us for scores of centuries has an easy answer. Yet, we have learned ways of answering our own questions of meaning, in our own lives. We will close with a dive into several such ways of embracing the question of meaning and purpose in our lives.

Book launch
Coaching and Mentoring Research, A Practical Guide by
Lindsay Oades, Christine L. Siokou and Gavin Slemp

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Location: 234 Queensberry Street, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 5, StudioFive foyer

This highly engaging guidebook provides an accessible introduction to research methods and the research process within the coaching and mentoring context. Starting with an introduction to the basic principles of research theory and practice, explaining why we need to do research at all, what it is, why it's important, and moving on to cover the ins and outs of actually doing research, this book provides students with everything they need to know all in one place.

International Positive Psychology Association 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology

Date: 18-21 July 2019
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

The International Positive Psychology Association and event partner, the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne, warmly welcome you join the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology. The theme of our Congress is “Nexus”- meaning connection. The congress will build connections, collaborations and pathways that can help us work together to enhance human flourishing.

You will experience an exciting scientific meeting with innovative touches and a distinct ‘Aussie’ social program.

Our Invited Speakers, the top names in the field, come from 30+ countries allowing you to learn the latest in the field from across the globe.

Math and Science Education Research Seminar
How classroom teaching makes a difference: The perspective from teachers' values in teaching mathematics

Date: Wednesday 7 August
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Location: 234 Queensberry Street, Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 2, Theatre Q227

Values are the convictions which an individual has internalized as being the things of importance and worth. There is evidence that high attainment is more closely linked to cultural values than to specific mathematics teaching practices. In this study, through the use of classroom observations and semi-structured interviews, we will report our preliminary results on what values relating to mathematics and mathematics teaching are associated with teachers in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Japan, and why these values are emphasized in each cultural context.

Higher Education Policy Discussion: Has internationalisation gone too far?

Date: Wednesday 7 August
Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Location: GO6 Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building

The Melbourne CSHE is hosting a series of panel discussions on higher education policy that aim to generate new ideas and offer practical steps towards a comprehensive vision for post-secondary education. Join the panel of experts for a discussion of internationalisation in higher education and the student experience.

Open Day 2019

Date: Sunday 18 August
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: 234 Queensberry Street, Kwong Lee Dow Building
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The university’s annual Open Day will take place on Sunday 18 August. It is an important event in our student recruitment calendar for both our Master of Teaching and Professional Development courses, providing an opportunity to showcase our facilities and for prospective students to engage with our academics, professional staff and current students. We need everyone’s support to make the day a success.

Education Beyond Borders

  • EBBS Agents Workshop, Muscat, Oman, October 21 - 23, 2019

Information about past EBBS workshops: You can see pictures from our last workshop in October 2018 and comments from agents and educators.

The EBBS workshop in Sofia will be held in parallel with the International fair EDUCATION BEYOND BORDERS - SOFIA (EBBS) which will be held in the National palace of culture, Sofia, Bulgaria, March 15 – 16, 2019.

You can see pictures from the educational fair in Sofia or read more about the event on our website.

Enjoy our discounts:
Book the EBBS workshop in 2019 (Sofia or Muscat) and take 50% off for all EBBS events in 2019.

The workshop Includes the following services:

  • 1-day Seminar with included presentation
  • 2 days One-to-one meetings (Full table)
  • Info package + a full profile page in the event catalogue
  • Accommodation and full board during the workshop for one representative

Call for papers
7th IOE-BNU International Conference
Innovation in Education and Pedagogy

Date: Friday 22 - Saturday 23 November
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Beijing Normal University

IOE and BNU are excited to announce that the 7th IOE-BNU International Conference will be held in Beijing on November 22-23, 2019. The theme for this year's conference is "Innovation in Education and Pedagogy". IOE and BNU welcome submissions from all over the globe, and certainly is pleased to welcome works from INEI member institutions.

Visit the conference page for details about the conference theme and submission requirements.

Save the date - Narrm Oration 2019

Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 6pm
Venue: TBC

In this United Nations declared International Year of Indigenous Languages, the University is delighted to announce that the 2019 Narrm Oration will be delivered by Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian studies at Ka Haka Ula O Ke'elikolani College of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawai'i. Internationally renowned and often described as the 'grandfather' of Hawaiian language revitalisation in modern Hawaii, his work can be traced back to the conception of core foundational educational programs in the 1980s that launched the rebirth of the Hawaiian language. Associate Professor Kimura will speak of the significance of a people's own language and the importance of Indigenous language revitalisation globally, incorporating his own experience in reclaiming and renewing the life of the Hawaiian language.