VIC President's Research Seminar
Date: Thursday 25th July 2019
Time: 5:00pm (refreshments and networking)
5:30 - 6:30pm (seminar series followed by audience Q and A)
6:30 - 7:00pm (informal networking with presenters and attendees)
Location: Melbourne Girls Grammar, Artemis, Level 2 Learning Commons
86 Anderson Street, South Yarra
*please note there is no parking onsite, parking available on Anderson Street
Topic: Educating in a globalising world: What do Australian school leaders need to know and do?
The face of Australian schools is changing – at least a third of Australians now have one parent born overseas and more than a quarter of students speak a language other than English at home. Australia is firmly plugged into a globalising economy and our students will need transcultural and linguistic skills and understandings to succeed and prosper in this changing world.
How can school leaders and teachers best deal with the culturally diverse, geographically mobile, transnational lives that our students are experiencing? What cultural competencies do educators and our students need to possess? What does this mean for our curriculum, teaching and leading? How can schools and leaders make the most of these opportunities, while also dealing with the issues they bring?
Join us at the annual ACEL President’s Research Seminar Series. Our panel of distinguished researchers/educators will draw on their current research into Australian schools to discuss and debate these issues in a lively TED talk format, with plenty of opportunity for audience participation.
Professor Fazal Rizvi - Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
“Dilemmas of transnational lives: Implications for educators”
Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne Australia, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy and Australia-Asia relations. His most recent books include a co-edited volume, Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Citizenship, Human Rights and Peace Education (Bloomsbury 2019). Professor Rizvi is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a former Editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and a past President of the Australian Association for Research in Education.
Annette Rome - Principal, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School
“Moving beyond the tokenistic: How schools can approach genuine international mindfulness”
Annette Rome (FACE, FACEL) is a Past President, Australian College of Educators (Vic), with prior roles including senior leadership at Lauriston, MLC, Korowa, Carey, and Wesley College. Annette has been the Coordinator of the CSE International Education and CSE Indigenous Education Focus Group and an adjunct lecturer at University of Melbourne. She led the pilot Council of International Schools Project on Global Citizenship at MLC. Awards include the IB Jeff Thompson Research Award and the 2018 Educators Hot List. Annette is an active member of NFPs including the JMB Foundation, ACE, ACEL and previously The Songroom. Annette is undertaking her Doctor of Philosophy at University of Melbourne, Graduate School of Education.
Dr Niranjan Casinader - Faculty of Education, Monash University
“Developing teacher expertise in cultural understandings”
Niranjan Casinader is a geographer by training with over thirty years’ of teaching and leadership in Victorian schools, as well as other national/international education programs. His research and publications are centred on the relationships between education, culture, thinking, development and globalisation, both contemporary and historical. Currently his work centres on the impact of globalisation and transnationalism on the expectations and realities of teacher expertise, especially in relation to cultural education and inquiry teaching. In 2016, he received an Australian Council of Educational Leaders State Fellowship for his contributions to education.
Olivia Jones - Monash University student third-year Law (Honours)/Global Studies and Diploma of Languages (Chinese)
“Third-culture kids and Australian schooling”
Olivia is a third-year Law (Honours)/Global Studies and Diploma of Languages (Chinese) student at Monash University, majoring in Global Cultural Literacies. She has a keen interest in transnational communities, having grown up as a 'Third Culture kid' and spending the majority of her childhood in the United States and China. Whilst undertaking VCE, she studied the unit Extended Investigation, researching the topic of 'Third Culture Kids' Identity Development' for a year. For this, she received a VCE Premiers Award. Since then, Olivia has furthered her interest in global literacy through studying the topic during overseas exchange programs and internships in Cuba, Malaysia and Indonesia.