Book Launch: The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management co-edited by Gordon Reading, Antony Dew and Stephen Crump

Lecture Theatre Q227 Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

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The Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy (CVEP) would like to invite you to attend a Book Launch, followed by a CVEP Public Seminar.

Book Launch

Emeritus Professor Kwong Lee Dow will launch The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management co-edited by Gordon Reading, Antony Dew and Stephen Crump.

Emeritus Professor Kwong Lee Dow
Professor Dow is a leading international scholar including long-standing service as Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean at The University of Melbourne and distinguished service in many other arenas including currently on the University of Tasmania (UTAS) Council and the Advisory Committee of the UTAS Peter Underwood Centre. Professor Dow has held various Victorian government positions, including chair of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. He was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in 1984 and in 2012, was made an Officer of the Order. Through a decade of service in various roles in Hong Kong, Professor Dow came to know Professor Gordon Redding, has joined Professor Crump on a senior appointment committee at the University of Sydney and shared the stage at conferences; and currently helps guide Professor te Riele’s research work and outreach in Tasmania.

CVEP Public Seminar- Experiential learning across education levels

Professor Kitty te Riele, University of Tasmania & Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump, University of Melbourne

This seminar will explore concepts and practices around ‘experiential learning’ in both secondary and tertiary contexts. Despite the rather general and forbidding title, the trigger for writing the Oxford Handbook was a concern that universities had given away the notion of being sites for critical thinking and free speech to the hegemony of metrics and league tables, clients and paying customers, whereby both staff and students suffer constraints in learning and teaching. Part of this context is the shift of degree programs to instrumental rather than academic goals, a shift we argue fundamentally misunderstands the vocational nature of all degrees and embodies a false dualism between work and education / training. Steve Crump will briefly address this through reference to one of the chapters he contributed to, in the Handbook, that looks at work-integrated learning as found in the health sector and graduate practice, with reference to the work at the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre. Kitty te Riele will then change the focus to experiential learning in quite different settings: flexible learning programs for re-engaging marginalised young people with secondary education. These programs often do experiential learning very well, perhaps because they have no choice but to innovate. She will show some examples which may offer inspiration for experiential learning across multiple settings and levels of education. These incomplete and tentative but compelling examples tie in neatly with our argument that education and training play a significant role in ensuring that a society achieves the capacity to adjust itself to change. The brief presentations will be followed by Q&A.

Professor Kitty te Riele
Professor Kitty te Riele leads the research portfolio in the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, at the University of Tasmania. Kitty’s research supports educational policy and practice that enhances young people’s opportunities to access, participate in and succeed in education, especially in disadvantaged and under- represented communities Australia-wide. In particular, she collaborates with alternative, flexible education programs that aim to turn around the life chances of marginalised young people through the transformative power of education. She is foundation board member of the Australian Association for Flexible and Inclusive Education. Her research grants total $3.4m to date. Her recent co-authored books include Reimagining schooling for education: Socially just alternatives (2017, Palgrave Macmillan) and Ethics and Education Research (2015, SAGE).

Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump
Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump specialised in Public Policy and the Philosophy of Education with experience in academic and leadership positions at the University of Sydney as inaugural Head of School of Professional Studies and as Director for the Centre for Regional Studies, Orange (NSW), and as Pro Vice-Chancellor - External Relations at the University of Newcastle (Australia). Stephen is an Honorary Professorial Fellow The University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania. His career included extensive consultancy work in Australia and international visiting positions in the USA, UK, Netherlands and Sweden, over 100 publications and over $2 million of research grants. His latest publication, the Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management was released in 2019.