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Monday 5.30 - 7pm

The case for a Charter of Rights in Australia

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the new Chair of Justice Connect, a non-profit dedicated to connecting people locked out of the justice system with free legal help. She is also Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Vice President of the Asian Development Bank Tribunal. Gillian was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-07. She is a former barrister and a Governor of the College of Law. She graduated in Law from the University of Melbourne in 1968 and gained a PhD in 1982. Gillian has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes. After her tenure with the Australian Human Rights Commission ended, Gillian joined Justice Connect as Chair to pursue her commitment to ensuring that all people have a fair chance to access justice, including people experiencing homelessness, elder abuse, family violence and financial exploitation. Post-HRC, Gillian is focused on helping lawyers ‘get out of the office’ and meet people who need legal help where they live. She is also the author of many books and papers on international law, the most recent Speaking Up will be published by Melbourne University Publishing in October 2018.

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Wednesday 3.30 - 5pm

Looking back and looking forward: The story of VET practitioner education and professional development

Hugh Guthrie

Hugh Guthrie has over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner and researcher in the VET sector. He started his career as a university academic teaching biology at Flinders University and then in 1981 became the Research Officer in the Education Unit at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and where he was, for a time, Head of their Curriculum Development Group. In 1987 he joined the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) and worked there in a variety of positions until moving to Victoria University in late 2011. During his time at NCVER he undertook and managed a range of significant research and development projects. He also ran the National VET Research and Evaluation (NVETRE) program. Hugh is a founding member of AVETRA and served as a member of its executive for many years. He received the Berwyn Clayton award for services to AVETRA in 2013. He has also been an executive member of HERDSA, AUSTAFE, AITD and VISTA. Hugh is currently Honorary Senior Fellow at the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy.


Tuesday 1 - 2pm

The Scope of Children’s Participation Rights: A Critical Analysis

Dr Lotem Perry-Hazan

Dr. Lotem Perry-Hazan is Head of the Educational Management Program at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her research interests include children’s rights in education, human rights education, the right to education, and education law. Some of Dr. Perry-Hazan’s recent studies have been published in journals such as Journal of Education Policy , Youth & Society , Critical Studies in Education , Children and Youth Services Review , the Oxford Review of Education , and the Cambridge Journal of Education . Dr. Perry-Hazan is a graduate of NYU School of Law (LL.M., 2006) and the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law (LL.B., 2004; Ph.D., 2011).


Tuesday 5.30 - 7pm

Growth Goals and Growth Mindset in Today's Classroom: Why and How Do They Matter?

Professor Andrew J. Martin

Andrew J. Martin, PhD, is Scientia Professor, Professor of Educational Psychology, and Co-Chair of the Educational Psychology Research Group in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He specialises in motivation, engagement, achievement, and quantitative research methods. He is also Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and Fellow of the (Australian) College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

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