Diary dates

Canvas LMS workshops, events and webinars

Learning Environments are providing an extensive set of workshops and resources in support of and preparation for the 2020 rollout of Canvas and Kaltura (the new video management system). Visit the workshops page to book into one or more workshop or webinar sessions, with topics including Canvas: Getting Started, Canvas: Assessment and feedback, Canvas: Communication and collaboration, Canvas: Quizzes, Canvas for tutors and Kaltura.

Sessions will be running throughout February and March.

National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit

Date: Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 February 
Time: 8am - 4.30pm 
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

The National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit is a collaboration of knowledge sharing and discussions on the topics child protection, social and emotional wellbeing and youth justice, with the aim to improve services and outcomes for Indigenous children and their families.

Strong futures come from strong foundations. Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, their families and their communities ultimately helps strengthen connection and collaboration for positive future life paths.

This four-day event brings together industry innovators, leaders and front-line workers to collaborate on strategies towards empowering Indigenous young people, the leaders of tomorrow.

Young people navigating the education system in Norway

Date: Wednesday 26 February
Venue: 100 Leicester Street Building, Level 5, Rooms 514-515
Time: 4pm - 5pm
RSVP to yrc-info@unimelb.edu.au

In this seminar, Anna-Maria Stenseth explores how young students make decisions in their pathway from lower to upper secondary school in Northern Norway.  A special focus of this presentation will be placed on the analysis of how gender and geographical context can influence educational orientation and experiences, and transitions for secondary school students. The seminar draws from interviews with 20 students who completed Year 10 in two different schools in two municipalities, one rural and one urban, in the northern part of Norway. It also draws on important concepts within sociology of youth, such as belonging, (indigenous) identity, reflexivity and transitions to explore the experiences of Norwegian students. Against the grain of rural youth and education literature that affirms that rural youth out-migration is inevitable after leaving school, this research shows that some students opt to stay in their communities to make a life.

Supporting children and young people who have Fragile X Syndrome

Date: Monday 02 March
Venue: Vernon Collins training room, Royal Children’s Hospital Parkville 
Time: 6:00 -  9:00pm

Focus on daily living skills, behaviours and learning for children and young people with Fragile X syndrome.

This seminar will be led by Dr Marcia Braden PhD.
Dr Jonathan Cohen will also present on the latest on medications.
The presentations will be followed by a discussion panel and Q&A.

Queering Habits of the Production of Normal and Deviant Subjectivities in Ethnographies

Date: Thursday 5 March
Venue: Rooms 713 and 714, Level 7, 100 Leicester Street, Carlton
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

In this presentation I introduce a critical analysis on the production of normal and deviant identities in schools through the production of ethnographic texts. The chapter advances the argument that dominant notions of time and space facilitate an apolitical stability of subjects’ cultural and social positionalities as presented in five school ethnographies, as an example. Studying the political, material, epistemological, and affective production of identities considered normal in school settings requires questioning the representational habits we (researchers) maintain when producing knowledge using ethnographic methods. I argue that there is a “habit of mind” (Barad 2006) that presses the replication of dominant representational templates of the biological, social, cultural, and affective compositions of those we observe, the spaces they inhabit, and the temporal stages defining how they behave.

Support for Hong Kong Principals through the Establishment of the Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education

Date: Thursday 5 March
Venue: Room L513/514, Level 5, 100 Leicester Street, Carlton
Time: 12:00-1:00pm

This seminar begins by exploring why principals in Hong Kong have pressing needs in regard to developing public administration leadership skills. It then introduces the rationale behind the establishment of the Academy for Leadership in Teacher Education (ALiTE) at the University of Hong Kong as a way of meeting some of these needs. The seminar illustrates how ALiTE successfully supports principals in Hong Kong and synergises their capacity for sustainable leadership and governance. It is an important example of professional learning initiatives that are designed to help principals to work successfully in increasingly complex contexts.

International Women's Day panel discussion with UoM leaders

The race is on for the gender-equal boardroom, gender-equal media coverage, gender-equal workplaces, and more gender equality in health and wealth. How will we make this happen? Join a high-profile panel of leading academics and professional staff from across the University for a lively discussion on the challenges and opportunities in achieving parity and seniority for women, whether we're moving fast enough, and the role of allies in shaping a gender-equal world.

Making lectures interactive

Date: Wednesday 11 March
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Parkville
Time: 9:00 - 9:45am

This is the first of four panel discussions in the Teaching in Practice Seminars series for Semester 1, 2020. In this discussion, three panellists will present practical strategies on what they have been practising and developing to make their lectures more interactive. There will also be opportunity for discussion and questions regarding the strategies.

Panellists for this session are Professor Raoul Mulder (Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Head of the School of BioSciences), Associate Professor Dan Woodman (TR Ashworth Associate Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences and Assistant Dean (Advancement and 2.30-3.30pmEngagement) in the Faculty of Arts), and Dr Megan Sharp (Researcher of Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences).

Policy transfer, priorities for comparative and international education and implications for sustainable development

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2020
Time: 12 - 1pm 
Venue: Rooms L713 and L714, Level 7, 100 Leicester Street

Comparative and international researchers in education are especially well placed to contribute to the analysis and understanding of global trends in education and international development. This presentation considers the critical interrogation of the processes of educational policy transfer and makes a case for further research on policy transfer.

Oedipus Schmoedipus: A comic bloodbath about a fate that none of us can escape.

Date: 18 – 28 March 2020
Venue: Union Theatre
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As part of Asia TOPA 2020, eight theatre performances of the acclaimed production, Oedipus Schmoedipus, will take place in Union Theatre, performed in both Cantonese and English.

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, The University of Melbourne and UMSU’s Union House Theatre, Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in the world’s great theatre classics.

A cast of 25 volunteer actors (per night) are invited to be part of each performance. Volunteer actors can be students, staff, alumni or from the wider community.

No memorising or acting experience is required and there is a role tailored to every volunteer selected - only enthusiasm required!

For staff use the promo code UOMSTAFF and for students use UOMSTUDENT

Corwin Professional Learning Conference 2020

Date: 19 -20 August
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!