Behaviour in Australian Schools Summit: Current trends and possibilities

National Summit

Tuesday 15 - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

This summit raised the profile of children and their rights as students in schools. It was an innovative, provocative and question-raising forum which addressed the pressing issue of student behaviour in schools, a topic at the centre of much public and political debate in Australia as well as globally.

Hosted by The School of Education which has a long and respected history educating the dynamic, socially-conscious educators of the future. The school is committed to research that focuses on environmental and social sustainability, social justice, valuing cultural difference, and innovation.

Public Lecture

'Rights of children in schools: A human rights perspective on behaviour'

Presented by Ms Megan Mitchell, National Children's Commissioner
Tuesday 15th July

This public lecture raised the profile of children and their rights as students in schools. The event was part of a National Summit on Behaviour in Australian Schools. The Summit, presented by the School of Education at UniSA, addressed the pressing issue of student behaviour in schools, a topic at the centre of much public and political debate in Australia as well as globally. This free public lecture complemented a public conference: Behaviour in Australian Schools: Current trends and possibilities. The summit’s focus on children’s rights as students in schools occurs as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014. Information on Megan Mitchell can be found HERE

Public Conference

'Behaviour in Australian Schools: Current Trends and Possibilities'

Wednesday 16th July

This conference aimed to challenge dominant thinking about behaviour and examined approaches that respect students’ human dignity, treat students fairly rather than equally, and promote humanistic and inclusive policies and practices related to behaviour. It was a catalyst for collaboration between policy analysts, public intellectuals, academics, teachers and other professionals that have an interest in behaviour in schools.

To view the presenters PowerPoint presentations, please click on the links below:

Dr Anna Sullivan, University of South Australia
Professor Bruce Johnson, University of South Australia
Mr Bill Lucas, University of South Australia
Associate Professor Rob Hattam, University of South Australia
Ms Megan Mitchell, National Children's Commissioner
Professor Barry Down, Murdoch University
Professor Roger Slee, Victoria University
Dr Tim McDonald, Director of Catholic Education, Western Australia
Associate Professor Linda Graham, Queensland University of Technology

To download the conference Program CLICK HERE

Proudly sponsored by the Department for Education and Child Development, South Australia

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