Events

Members of the Social Transformations and Education Research Hub organise regular events and reading groups, some of our current and past events are detailed here, below.

Unpacking Education Brown Bag Lunchtime Series

Upcoming speakers for 2018 are:

Thursday April 26 -Hernan Cuervo, Youth Research Centre. Assistant Professor Cuervo is the Deputy Director of the Youth Research Centre. His research interests include youth studies, the concept of belonging, rurality and theories of justice in education.

Thursday May 24 -Julie Choi. Dr Choi is interested in reflective and reflexive writing using autoethnographic approaches. Her research projects focus on plurilingual pedagogies, the intersection of language, culture and identity and the learning needs of refugee women and young people in Australia.

Generally held on the third Thursday of every month.
Location: Level 7,100 Leicester Street
Time: 1-2pm
Contact: Dr Licho Lopez Lopez

The Power, Policy and Politics reading group

The Power, Policy and Politics reading group was established in 2015 and meets monthly. The aim of the reading group is to foster collegial and constructive discussion around some of the key issues around policy, politics and power in education today, including the role of the state, accountability, data, equity, curriculum and governance. Dr Jessica Gerrard is the group's current convenor.

Policy and Schooling: Community, Citizenship, and Social Change

Conference workshop featuring: Professor Meg Maguire, Professor Julie McLeod, Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Professor Marie Brennan, Associate Professor Helen Proctor, Associate Professor Nicole Mockler, Dr Emma Rowe, Dr Eve Mayes, Dr Howard Prosser, Dr Nikki Moodie, Dr Shaun Rawolle, Dr Sophie Rudolph, Dr Glenn Savage, Dr Jessica Gerrard, Elisa Di Grigorio, Sam Oldman and Mary Purcell.

Location: Frank Tate Room, Level 9, 100 Leicester Street
Date: 27 March 2018
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: free, but limited places available.

For more information and to register, visit the Eventbrite listing.

Making. Indigenous. Borders Book Launch & Colloquium

The Making of Indigeneity, Curriculum History, And The Limits of Diversity

Routledge 2018 Ligia (Licho) López López

In the Making of Indigeneity, López interrogates how what is 'indigenous,' as a category of diversity, emerged, has been made, re-made, and is taken up to fund discourses of multiculturalism and intercultualism. Through historical and ethnographic classroom research López devices event-alizing as a methodological approximation to educational research at the limits of 'the educational' to interrogate how liberal and progressive propositions for educating the “Indian” generate particular ways of organizing difference ostensibly meant to serve historically marginalized indigenous peoples. Asking questions of the historical and scientific involvement of anthropology, sociology, law, photography, and education in the making of indigenous as a kind of people, López accounts for the aspirations, activities, and tactics that perpetuate violence on indigenous lives limiting their futurity as un-fixed beings.

Launched by Liz McKinley, Professor of Indigenous Education MGSE, University of Melbourne

Location: Frank Tate, Level 9 Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Date: 3 May
Time: 4.30pm

Colloquium
Dr Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri Writer and Senior Lecturer Fac. of Arts, University of Melbourne
Melinda Hinkson, Associate Prof. of Anthropology ADI, Deakin University
Julie McLeod, Professor of Education MGSE, University of Melbourne
MC Jay de Los Reyes, PhD Student MGSE, University of Melbourne

World Curriculum Studies Conference

Location: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Date: 9-12 December 2018

For further details and registration, visit the Conference website.

Past events