Events, Seminars and Conferences

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NOVEMBER 2017

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Past Events

2017

November

 

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Action Research Showcase

November 24th 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes Campus

 



We invite educators and community leaders to join us in a dialogue with State and Catholic School teachers who are designing and enacting culturally responsive pedagogies in their classrooms.In Australia, our schools are becoming increasingly culturally diverse. However our pedagogies remain largely oriented towards a white Anglo-Saxon student cohort...Read More. 


 

Developments in England’s policy and practice related teacher preparation: Unintended consequences of an ‘informed' profession?

November 30th 2017
10:00am to 12:00pm
University of South Australia
Magill Campus, C1-60

 



The preparation of pre-service teachers in England has, during the last seven years, undergone the most sustained, rapid and radical period of change. Central to this period of ‘turbulence’ was an ambition to raise the quality of teacher preparation accompanied by a significant diversity of teacher preparation programmes and an ideological shift in moving teacher preparation away from Universities...Read More


2018

February

 2018 MENu Conference: Male Educators on the Fringe


February 17th 2018
9:15am to 4:30pm
University of South Australia
City West Campus



Following the great success of the inaugural MENu conference in 2017, the theme of MENu 2018 will be ‘Male Educators on the Fringe’. With national workforce figures around 3%, male early childhood educators are truly sitting on the fringe of the early education and care sector... Read more.

 

July

2nd joint congress of
daCi (dance and the Child international) and WDA (World Dance Alliance)
Global Education and Training Network.
'Panpapanpalya'


July 8th to 13th 2018
8:00am to 5:00pm
University of South Australia
City West Campus




Hosted by the University of South Australia (UniSA), in conjunction with local, national and international partners, the world dance congress Panpapanpalya 2018 will be one of the world’s largest gatherings of dancers, dance educators, and artists of all ages. The congress is a creative contribution to international 21st century knowledge networks generating new thoughts and ideas for dance learning and teaching...Read More

Past Events

2017


Perspectives on Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) research

On November 3rd 2017, Dr Teemu Valtonen Associate Professor in the University of Eastern Finland at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education presented ‘Perspectives on Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) research’…Read More.


Comparison of Foreign Language Education Policies between Australia and China since the 1980s

On October 31st 2017 Professor Wu Haiyan is Dean of School of Foreign Languages and Director of the Australian Studies Centre, Inner Mongolia Normal University presented a seminar titled ‘Comparison of Foreign Language Education Policies between Australia and China since the 1980s’ This seminar attempts to explore the similarities and differences between the foreign language policies in Australia and in China since the 1980s…Read More


The Inclusive Education Summit 2017

On October 27th, 28th and 29th 2017 the School of Education hosted ‘The Inclusive Education Summit’ focusing on coming together to think about education at a momentous time in global history, where the world has fractured, people are displaced and we search for new research...Read More.


Education Oration: 'CAN EDUCATION CHANGE SOCIETY?

On October 25th 2017 the School of Education hosted an Education Oration titled ‘Can Education Change Society?’ presented by the distinguished Professor Michael Apple from the University of Wisconsin at Maddison / Institute of Education – University College London…Read More .
 


de Lissa Oration 2017:'Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust'

On October 19th 2017 Helen Connolly, the inaugural Commissioner for Children and Young People for South Australia presented the following de Lissa Oration based on global challenges and emerging opportunities that impact on the environments children and young people live in and on their health and development..Read More.  


Learning to live in culturally diverse societies: Culturally Responsive Pedagogies

On September the 28th the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations in conjunction with the School of Education convened a Conference titled: Learning to live in culturally diverse
societies: Culturally Responsive Pedagogies.. Read More


Tracing the non-formal learning sector: an international comparative project

On September 14th Julian Sefton-Green delivered a workshop based on the robust nature of the non-formal learning sector and its importance as an essential deliverer of creative and cultural learning,..Read more


Two Presentations:The More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative and Initial Scoping and The European Commission SALEACOM project

 On May 23rd  2017 Associate Professor Jo Lampert and Associate Professor Bruce Burnett from, QUT, Queensland University of TechnologyIn provided a two part presentation on the findings of a component of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI), which ran from 2011 to 2016. Read More...


The National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantages Schools Program (NETDS)

On May 22nd 2017 Associate Professor Jo Lampert and Associate Professor Bruce Burnett from, QUT, Queensland University of Technology presented the National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program which is the first systemic attempt within mainstream Australian Initial Teacher Education programs to attract, prepare, support and facilitate employment of high quality teachers for low SES (Socio-Economic Status) schools. Read More..


Inaugural Memorial Lecture for Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs, AO

On March 30th 2017 the School of Education presented the Inaugural Memorial Lecture for Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs, AO. Theme: 'We know that one in five children will be sexually assaulted in some way before the age of 18.  We know how that carnage manifests itself, not only in the victims and their families but also in our communities across every nook and cranny of our nation...Read More


Public Lecture: Digital Life Begins at 80

On Wednesday the 15th of March, Professor Kim Sawchuk from the Concordia University Montreal presented her Public lecture. She has been a trailblazer in researching and promoting digital engagement of older people. Her Montreal-based research network ACT (Ageing + Communications + Technology) have run many exciting projects. These include collaboration with the Mobile Media Lab to involve seniors in digital media production...Read More


Dis/abling theory: interdisciplinary collaborations in music education

On February 21st 2017 Tim Corcoran from Deakin University hosted a seminar which scrutinises the role theory plays in processes of, and struggles around, governance and regulation in inclusive education. In particular, the provision of music education for students with dis/abilities...Read More


Reciprocity and partnerships in transdisciplinary research: doing things differently

On Monday the 20th of February 2017, Marnee Shay and Annette Woods from the Queensland University of Technbology discussed working together on research and highlighted some insights about building authentic partnerships. They are currently involved in is a three year, Indigenous led, transdisciplinary project, funded through a CRC grant from the Lowitja Institute...Read More 
 


Inclusive education isn't dead ...it just smells funny.

On Thursday the 2nd of February 2017, Professor Roger Slee presented his inaugural lecture, In this inaugural lecture he proposed a review on his work on social exclusion and inclusive education since...Read More


Bound by Words Workshop with Professor Roger Slee

On Monday the 16th of January 2017, Professor Roger Slee hosted a full day workshop titled Bound by Words – finding your writing voice. In this workshop Roger used the troubled and troubling field of inclusive education as a forum for thinking about writing for change...Read More


Creative and Body-based Summer Intensive

On Wednesday the 18th-20th of January 2017, The Creative and Body-based Summer Intensive occurred as apart of a professional learning program which opened up to teachers, school leaders, academics and teaching artists... Read More


2016

9th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research

On December 1st to the 3rd the University of South Australia in Conjunction with DATTA hosted a 3 day conference aimed to engage, challenge and excite the researcher, the practitioner & industry partners in Technologies education.... Read More   


‘Celebrating Cultural Diversity Program Workshop’

On Friday the 25th November this workshop  focused on first year international students undertaking Teacher Education, world intercultural experiences and learning while participating in the ‘Celebrating Cultural Diversity (CDD) Practicum Preparatory Program’....Read More


The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age, Presented by Julian Sefton-Green  

 On Tuesday the 22nd of November Julian Sefton-Green presented a talk on the long ethnography into the ‘learning lives’ of 13-14 year olds in London published as ... Read More


2016 CREd Oration: “Teaching and learning on the edge: Policy and practice for education in marginal communities” Presented by Professor Jo-Anne Reid 

On Thursday the 17th of November this oration focused on the problems that face (teacher) education policy and practice in attempting to understand and respond to the need for schooling to support Tony Vinson’s (2015) ... Read More


‘Information-seeking of undergraduate students: Behaviours, feelings, thoughts and actions during academic writing.’

On Friday the 11th of November we held a combined seminar and book launch presented by Dr Mary Ellis- Senior lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education (Singapore)...read more


Book Launch: 'Negotiating Belongings:
Stories of Forced Migration of Dinka Women from South Sudan', Dr Melanie Baak

Dr Baak's recently published book 'Negotiating Belongings:Stories of Forced Migration of Dinka Women' was offically launched by Visiting Professor Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow... Read More


de Lissa Oration 2016: ‘Technology, Media and Children’s Rights'

On Thursday the 20th of October, Dr Lesley-anne Ey (PhD) presented a lecture on Technology, Media and Children's Rights... Read More


‘Education for Democratic Citizenship Conference’

On Friday the 14th of September, the Conference ‘Education, Democracy and Citizenship' was held at Magill Campus. This event was proudly supported by the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations, and the School of Education, focusing on the theme of 'Learning to live in culturally diverse societies'... Read More


Book Launch: 'Jesus, his Mother, her sister Mary and Mary Magdalene' by Robert Crotty

On Friday the 19th August Emeritus Professor Robert Crotty launced his latest book 'Jesus, his Mother, her sister Mary and Mary Magdalene'  ... Read More


‘UniSA’s 25th Birthday Celebration!’

On Friday the 12th of August the School of Education's staff and students celebrated UniSA's 25th Birthday... Read More


‘Another square in the quilt: Changing the discourse of women's work’

Presented by Professor Wendy Patton from Queensland University of Technology, this presentation reviewed research presented in three books, each one focusing on women’s career development. The first was a collection of international studies... Read More


Aligning Ontology, Context and Need in a Professional Learning Model in Creative Body-based Pedagogy: Research challenges and opportunities

Presented by Assistant Prof Katie Dawson and Dr Stephanie Cawthon, this interactive lecture examined how DFS uses a contextually responsive research approach in each of its local, national and international school site partnerships.... Read More


'Indigenous Research Epistemology and Ethics'

Presented by Professor Irabinna Rigney, this seminar introduced methodological and epistemological considerations related to Indigenous knowledge’s and their choices of scientific research method preferences... Read More


‘Developing insights into learning – What can learning analytics offer?’

The high growth in adoption of education technologies such as learning management systems (LMS) across the education sector has resulted in alternate and more accessible data on learning and teaching practice... Read More


‘I can talk to the world'
Applying a meta-language toolkit for critical social literacies

This presentation reported on the work of teachers and students in an urban multicultural high school as they apply their growing knowledge of semiotic functions and forms to access, deconstruct and transform discourses of power in the academic and civic domain... Read More


'What makes education in Korea unique'

South Korea made a remarkable economic development in 30 years after the Korean war; the changes heavily impacted on almost every aspect of education in Korea. The presentation covers two topics: (a) strengths & weakness of elementary education in Korea and (b) current status of special education in Korea... Read More


Research Methodology Workshop 'Critical Policy Sociology'

Critical policy sociology studies: provocations and frontiers, the aim of this workshop is to provide a space to consider the methodology, critical policy sociology and especially related to research in education.  Read More


2015

Power and Pedagogy in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education- why families and communities matter in pursuing educational justice

Remote education policy currently focusses on Closing the Gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and other students on measure of attendance and NAPLAN (National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy) scores among other data collected such as student retention and school completion rates... Read More


A Curriculum for Australia?

On Friday 13 November the 2015 Centre for Research in Education (CREd) Oration and Conference was held at Magill Campus... Read more


de Lissa Oration 2015
Children’s Voices Connecting Communities

The 2015 de Lissa Oration was held on Thursday 22 October with Dr Norman Gillespie, Chief Executive of UNICEF Australia presenting a talk on 'Children's Voices Connecting Communities'...Read more


Chasing moments of truth.
Using the viva to re-vitalise assessment

On Thursday 15 October Professor Stephen Dobson, Dean and Head of School of Education, presented his inaugural lecture in Amy Wheaton Building Magill Campus...Read more


Learning to Live Together in Culturally Diverse Societies Conference

On Thursday the 8th of October the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations, in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Education is convened a conference at UniSA, Magill Campus...Read More


Exploring Indigenous Literacy Learning and Social Justice Values with Pre-Service Teachers in APY Lands

On Friday 4th September Dr Cindy Brock and Ms Erica Sharplin presented this seminar in C1-60, Magill Campus.. Read More


Doing behaviour well in schools: Insights from a South Australian study

On Friday 21st of August, Dr Anna Sullivan, Professor Bruce Johnson and Mr Bill Lucas presented in H1-44, Magill Campus.. Read More


Aboriginal Education Matters! Australia's Choice

On Wednesday 12th August Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney presented his inaugural lecture at the Hawke building City West Campus... Read More 


 Memories of eucalyptus

On Friday the 26th of June, Associate Professor Sally Lamping from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio presented the seminar at Magill Campus.Read More 


From Squeezing to Scanning

On Thursday the 4th of June, Professor Bernadette Baker from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, presented the seminar at Magill Campus. Read More


Aboriginal Futures and Digital Excellence: Attending the digital divide in Aboriginal Australian Communities that effect Youth schooling

On Friday 29th May Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney for University of South Australia, presented the seminar at Magill Campus. Read More


Social Diversity within Multiliteracies: Complexity in Teaching and Learning

On Friday 1st of May Dr Fenice Boyd from University of Buffalo, USA and Dr Cindy Brock, University of South Australia held an informal discussion at Magill Campus. Read More


STEM Education and 21st century learners

Professor Tanya Monro, Professor Russell Tytler and Associate Professor Judy Anderson were guest speakers at our 21st Century STeM research Seminar on. Read More


What is education for in a remote school and community?

Presented by John Guenther. For those who have been through the compulsory education system in Australia and are now training to be teachers... Read More


A Soul for Australia? Reading Fosco Antonio’s My Reality

A Soul for Australia? Reading Fosco Antonio's ‘My Reality’ is a collection of essays written in response to Fosco Antonio’s book entitled My Reality.... Read More


2014

CREd Oration 2014: ‘Educating the Nation about human rights’

Presented by Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner of Australia. As well as touching on contemporary debates about patriotism, this ... Read More


de Lissa Oration 2014: ‘Paradise Lost and Gained: “Capturing” the Voice of the Child in the 21st Century’

Presented by Professor Stephen Dobson, Dean and Head of School of Education. By all accounts we live in the epoch of the participatory child even ... Read More


Children as Citizens Book Launch: ‘Engaging with the child’s voice in educational settings’

Written by Professor Pauline Harris and Mr Harray Manatakis, this book discusses how consultations with young children could signal a change of thinking... Read More 


Behaviour in Australian Schools Summit: Current trends and possibilities

This summit raised the profile of children and their rights as students in schools. It was an innovative, provocative and question-raising forum which... Read More


The Journal of Educational Enquiry launches their latest edition

The Journal of Educational Enquiry is a peer reviewed open access journal produced by the Centre for Research in Education (CREd) at the University of... Read More


Teaching with Spirit Book Launch: ‘Teaching with Spirit: New perspectives on Steiner Education in Australia’

An edited collection of stories, experiences, reflections and analysis representing innovation, creativity, passion and enthusiasm from the rich field... Read More


Effects of NAPLAN on school communities

Presented by Education Academics, this event focused upon mandated literacy assessment and the reorganisation of teachers’ work and thinking through...Read More 


Publishing Books and Scholarly Papers: Suggestions and insights

Presented by Education Academics, this event focused upon publishing in (Leading) Educational Journals and authoring successful scholarly books...Read More


Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Young People

Presented by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Research in Education Wellbeing Research Group in association with the Collaborative Resea...Read More


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