Upcoming and previous events

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.

Dean's Lecture Series Event

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).


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.


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.

Dean's Lecture Series Event

Wednesday 3.45 - 4.45pm

Attention and Executive Functioning for Self-Regulated Learning

Aisling Mulvihill

Aisling Mulvihill is a practicing speech pathologist, clinical educator and researcher at the University of Queensland. Her research activities span the topic of self-regulation from early childhood to adolescence. In 2006, Aisling completed a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Speech and Language Studies in Trinity College, Dublin. She has worked as a paediatric Speech Pathologist in both Ireland and Australia across sectors of public health, education, and private practice. Aisling has specialised practice in supporting children with learning and social-emotional challenges relating to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Specific Language Impairment (SLI). In 2013, Aisling co-authored the Ant Patrol Children’s Stories , a series of six educational children’s stories that aim to support children’s social and emotional learning. The series has been well-received by educators, allied health professionals and parents. Aisling’s PhD research investigates the development of self-talk as a self-regulatory tool in children with and without developmental vulnerability. Aisling is also involved in a large-scale interdisciplinary science of learning research project investigating the effect of metacognitive training on attention control in young adolescents.


Wednesday 5.30 - 7pm

The Melbourne UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education Seminar Series: The Science Gallery Melbourne - a new place where art and science collide.

The Melbourne UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education team has invited Science Gallery Melbourne to share their concepts and curatorial plans for the upcoming exhibition Perfection . The Science Gallery Melbourne team will also let us in on the plans for the Science Gallery site and ways to get involved. Please

Seminar Event

Thursday 7 - 8pm

Languages Education Courses for Professionals

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Associate Professor Russell Cross

Russell Cross is Associate Professor in language and literacy education. He leads teaching and research initiatives with a focus on content and language integrated learning (CLIL), and teachers’ practice in languages education more broadly. With a focus on the sociocultural and political nature of teachers’ work and knowledge, Russell’s work has appeared in Modern Language Journal , Teachers and Teaching and Language & Education , among others. With Trevor Gale from the University of Glasgow and Carmen Mills from the University of Queensland, Russell is current Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council’s national discovery project, Social justice dispositions informing teachers' pedagogy in advantaged and disadvantaged secondary schools .

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