Diary dates

Brotherhood Talks: Research & Policy Centre NDIS, Where to next?

Date: Thursday 25 July
Time: 12pm - 1.30pm
Location: Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Room 106 (Yasuko Hiraoka Myer) University of Melbourne

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the biggest social policy reform introduced since Medicare. Introduced in 2013, transition to the NDIS from the earlier state based disability systems is nearing completion. In this session we reflect on the progress of these reforms so far and consider future prospects.
The  panel includes:

  • Professor Bruce Bonyhady AM, Executive Chair and Director of Melbourne Disability Institute
  • Karen Dimmock, CEO Association for Children with Disability
  • John McKenna, Disability Advocate, NDIS Recruiter, Podcaster & Commentator.

For all general inquiries about the event, please contact:
Jane Douglas or call (03) 9483 1364

3MT Semi-finals

Date: Thursday 25 July
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm
Location: Gryphon Gallery 1888 Building

Twenty participants from six heats will present their research projects in less than three minutes with one single PowerPoint slide. Only ten participants will go through to the 3MT® Grand Final.

This event is open to the public. Places are limited, so please click on 'Book Now' to register your attendance.

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.

Dungala Kaiela Oration

Date: Friday 9 August
Time: 5pm - 7.30pm
Location: Rumbalara Football Netball Club, 20 Mercury Drive, Shepparton

The Dungala Kaiela 'Defining Goulburn Murray' Oration is an annual event co-hosted by the Kaiela Institute and UoM. The Oration celebrates Aboriginal cultural identity, creates a shared vision for the people of the greater Goulburn Murray region, and builds bridges to promote Aboriginal social and economic development. This year, our keynote speaker is Yawuru leader Senator Pat Dodson, Australian Labor Party. Known as 'The Father of Reconciliation', Senator Dodson will speak about the successes, failures, disappointments and areas of ongoing need, including in the areas of reconciliation, land, recognition and public policy.

Panel Discussion
The pitfalls and possibilities of decolonisation in education

Date: Friday 9 August
Time: 4.30pm - 6pm
Location: 234 Queensberry Street, Level 2, Room Q219, Carlton 

Melitta Hogarth is Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Education at MGSE and has research interests in Indigenous methodologies and education equity and justice.

Licho Lopez Lopez is Lecturer at MGSE and has research interests in young people and digital worlds, and “diversity” in education.

Arathi Sriprakash is a Reader in Sociology at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge where she helps convene the Race, Empire and Education collective.

Chaired by Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Global Studies in Education at MGSE.

Video storytelling evenings by Learning Environments

Date: Tuesday 13 August
Time: 4.30pm - 6pm
Venue: 100 Leicester Street, Level 5, Rooms 506, Carlton

This new series consists of five evenings focused on video storytelling and involves guest speakers from a variety of industry and university backgrounds. Each session is generally focused on a single topic. There are mini-screenings, interspersed with practical exercises, and Q&A with the panel. The topic for August is, 'Participatory video: Co-design a video project with your audience'. Join expert Mariona Guiu and guest speakers.

Unpacking Education Brown Bag Lunchtime Seminar
Learning Whiteness: education and the settler colonial state

Date: Tuesday 13 August
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Venue: 100 Leicester Street, Level 7, Rooms 713/4, Carlton

Just come along!
Whiteness and its often taken-for-granted dominance is not innate but is learned. Systems of education are central to the maintenance of whiteness, its ongoing legitimation, and also its contestation. In this informal conversational seminar we explore ideas of ‘learning whiteness’. We consider how whiteness is an educative project that is integral to securing the settler colonial state in Australia. Specifically, we explore how learning whiteness occurs in social and political life, and how this is connected to global systems of racial domination in three core – and interrelated – domains: the epistemic, the material and the affective.

Pedagogy at the Pub - presentation and discussion
Race and racism, the Sustainable Development Goals and the 'global learning crisis'

Date: Tuesday 13 August
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: The Oxford Scholar 427 Swanston Street

Pedagogy in the Pub is a series of discussions where invited speakers critically engage with the SDGs. At this session of Pedagogy at the Pub Arathi Sriprakash will consider how matters of race and racism have been treated within the SDGs, focusing on education and the ‘global learning crisis’. How can the field of education and international development better address its colonial past and what is its continued role in sustaining systems of racial domination? The session examines recent research on this question and encourages participants to identify and discuss how racism plays out in the knowledge-industries of international development – perhaps in relation to their own work.

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.

Professional Staff Conference

Date: Thursday 19 September
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Professional Staff Conference is designed to bring together professional staff from across the University to highlight best practice, share ideas, and provide professional development and networking opportunities to our vibrant staff community.

This year’s theme of People our most important asset will be explored through the lenses of Harmony & Success, The Importance of Being Us, Future World and Career Evolution.

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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.