Dean's Lecture Series

Join education experts and thought leaders for a series of public talks about the challenges and opportunities in education in Australia and around the world.

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Education for a planet on fire: Schooling in the climate crisis

Join us on Thursday 21st September as we welcome Professor Marcia McKenzie to present the next Dean's Lecture.

Professor McKenzie is the Associate Dean Sustainability at the Faculty of Education, and Lead of the Climate Communication and Education Research Theme at Melbourne Climate Futures, University of Melbourne.

This lecture will share approaches school systems are taking to respond to the climate crisis, as well as ways to address challenges such as science denial. It will propose how schooling can better meet students and communities where they are at, to create schools that take climate leadership and enable hope and action in young people and their communities.

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The End of Civilisation As We Know It... Not Quite

We were honoured to welcome Jon Faine AM for the Dean's Lecture on Thursday August 17. Jon spoke effortlessly about his experiences as an ABC radio presenter for over twenty years and lessons he has learned working in systems of law, politics and media.

Jon delivered an inspiring message for educators and teachers; to empower students in their ideas, give them the tools to communicate those ideas effectively and provide access to spaces to share those ideas. Jon's oration emphasised that "democracy is a delicate machine and education is the maintenance".

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Past lectures


Special lectures

MGSE is proud to host a number of special Dean's Lectures commemorating the lives and contributions of past prominent leaders in education.

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For more information on the Dean’s Lecture Series, please email our events team.