Diary dates

Melbourne Fritz Duras Lecture
'Mind the (Collaboration) Gap': Ongoing learning and capacity building in physical education and physical teacher education

Date: Wednesday 27 November
Time: 5.30pm - 7pm
Venue: Faculty of Business and Economics building, 198 Berkley Street, Level 1 Theatre

This lecture considers how best physical education/physical education teacher education (PE/PETE) stakeholders can be held accountable for determining an international framework for strategic planning, proactive leadership, and adaptive designs. Given that equitable accountability means that all PE/PETE stakeholders be legitimized as contributors, critical contributions of partnerships and professional cultures is a main thread to this lecture. Three related considerations are shared and include (i) roles, responsibilities and weakening boundaries of, and between, stakeholders, (ii) support structures and networking as effective practice, and (iii) true partnership and communication across PE/PETE. The lecture concludes by considering the centrality of establishing an evidence base through international collaboration and transnational and comparative research in a bid to meet physical activity, sport, and health-related needs of children and youth world-wide.

Narrm Oration 2019
The Fabric of Hawaiian medium education: a perspective for Indigenous Language Revitalisation

Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Kathleen FItzpatrick Theatre, Arts West Building, Professor's Walk

When a language is at the juncture of extinction, using it as the language of formal education would appear to be a mission impossible. Thirty-six years after a handful of people in Hawaiʻi decided to face this dire situation head on and use Hawaiian as the medium of pre-school education – with no money, no site, no curriculum and no 'qualified' teachers – Hawaiʻi is now experiencing a reawakening of new generations of highly fluent second and first language Hawaiian speakers.

In the 2019 Narrm Oration, Dr Larry L Kimura will impart a progression of the 36 years (1983–2019) of overcoming obstacles to advance the life of the Hawaiian language and cultural wellbeing.

The Narrm Oration will be followed by a panel discussion addressing the Australian experience of language revitalisation and the achievements and challenges. RSVP by Wednesday 20 November.

2019 All staff orchestra

Date: Tuesday 3 December
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Venue: Wilson Hall, Wilson Avenue Building 151 Parkville

The inaugural UoM Staff Orchestra (UoMSO) comprises over 50 staff members from across 13 different academic faculties and university service departments.

UoMSO will perform favourites by Bizet, Bryant and Verdi alongside the world premiere of our Melbourne Conservatorium of Music composer commission by Kate Tempany (MMus). This project has been devised and managed by BMus students receiving scholarship through SSAF Grants under the supervision of IgniteLAB.

Student Voice and Partnerships International Conference

Date: 9-11 December
Venue:Arts West Building, the University of Melbourne

Join Social Education Victoria for a gathering that will bring together researchers, school students, teachers and school leaders, policy workers, and support organisations to consider current and future directions in Student Voice, Agency and Partnerships.

Outdoor carols and service

Date: Thursday 12 December
Time: 1pm - 2pm 
Venue: South Lawn (near Electrical Engineering)
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Join staff and students for an outdoor service to sing carols, hear an address from Reverend Robert Miller and enjoy light holiday-themed refreshments.

Festive Season Farmers' Market

Date: Friday 13 December
Venue: Union Plaza, Parkville Campus

The festive season market on the Parkville campus gives plenty of time for sorting your gift-giving and making it a very happy, edible holiday season! Pop the date in your diary for a one-stop shop - all locally grown, reared, caught, baked or sourced. There'll be cakes, puddings, shortbreads and biscuits, summer berries and cherries, handmade cheeses, jams and condiments, fresh garlic skeins, chocolates, charcuterie and pickles, delicious wine and much more to reveal. Stay tuned for the full stallholder list and more details in the next couple of weeks. If you have any burning questions in the meantime, don't hesitate to get in touch via: info@mfm.com.au

Staff End of Year Celebration
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Date: Thursday 19 December
Time: 1pm - 3.30pm 
Venue: 234 Queensberry St, Carlton, studioFive, Level 5

Join colleagues for an afternoon of drinks, music, activities, laughter and good cheer. Further details will follow shortly.

Corwin Professional Learning Conference 2020

Date: 19 -20 August 2020
Time: 8am - 5pm 
Venue: Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex St

The 2020 Corwin Professional Learning Conference (CPLC2020) focuses on Moving Learning Forward… not by chance but by design!

This conference brings together international and national educational researchers and practitioners. Throughout the conference they will share their expertise, research and best practices in deliberately designing education to move learning forward. Included in this conference are Keynotes, Voices, Case Studies and Workshops.

If you believe that no students’ education should be left to chance, and that every educator should develop their capacity to design high impact learning, then Corwin Australia looks forward to seeing you at CPLC2020!