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Thursday 08 February 2017
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STAFF NEWS
USS COMMENDATIONS RESULTS semester 2 2017
Congratulations to the recipients of the USS Commendations (semester 2, 2017), and particularly to our Education and Social Work colleagues who are:
  • EDEC1008 - History and Philosophy of ECE - Wendy Lee
  • EDUP1003 - Mathematics and Numeracy - Heather McMaster
  • EDGU1005 - Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice - Donna O'Connor
  • EDUF2007 - Social Perspectives on Education - Matthew Thomas
  • EDSE2003 - Literacy and Diversity - Janica Nordstrom
  • EDUH4052 - Learning in Outdoor Education - Wayne Cotton
  • EDMT5682 - Science, Technology and Toys K-6 - Christine Preston
  • EDPJ5013 - Methodology and Language Teaching - Marie Stevenson
  • EDPJ5020 - Literacy and Language Teaching - Marie Stevenson
  • EDPJ5022 - Research Methods in Language Studies - Brian Paltridge
  • EDPJ5023 - Teacher Professional Development for EFL - Hui-Zhong Shen
  • EDPJ5024 - English in Academic Settings - David Hirsh
  • SCWK6952 - Critical Perspectives on Mental Health - Emma Tseris
Click on USS Commendations to view full list.
ERA Peer Review Thank you
A very big thank you to Associate Professors Lina Markauskaite, Nicole Mockler, Jenni Way, Helen Proctor, Sue Goodwin, Professors Peter Reimann, Donna Baines and Dr Patrick Brownlee for their untiring assistance over the past four months in reviewing and selecting publications for ERA2018 submission.  Their work has involved processing many hundreds of publications and for codes over multiple rounds of reviews.

A very big thank you to Associate Professors Lina Markauskaite, Nicole Mockler, Jenni Way, Helen Proctor, Sue Goodwin, Professors Peter Reimann, Donna Baines and Dr Patrick Brownlee for their untiring assistance over the past four months in reviewing and selecting publications for ERA2018 submission.  Their work has involved processing many hundreds of publications and for codes over multiple rounds of reviews.

The next stage of ERA preparations involves the writing of contextual statements to accompany the publication submission before 16 May 2018. Next on the list for ERA is preparation of impact case studies.

Janette Bobis SFHEA| Professor in Mathematics Education 
Director of Research
ARC Discovery and Linkage Grant Financial Support from SSESW
All ARC Discovery and Linkage grant applications submitted in 2018 and 2019 that include PhD stipend requests are eligible to include a commitment from SSESW of up to $2 800 over the life of the grant for use only by each PhD candidate.

All ARC Discovery and Linkage grant applications submitted in 2018 and 2019 that include PhD stipend requests are eligible to include a commitment from SSESW of up to $2 800 over the life of the grant for use only by each PhD candidate.

The PhD candidate(s) must be enrolled in a PhD in SSESW.  If you are submitting an application in 2019, you are encouraged to incorporate this commitment in the budget as a University of Sydney cash contribution.
Upcoming Academic Support and Development (AS&D) Sessions
Further to my email, due to no enrolments we had to move the Unit of Study Approval System session to Wednesday, 21 February.

Click on Register.
Academic Orientation Programs
The New Academic Orientation program is scheduled on the Friday of O-week – Friday, 2 March (room – pending approval) – 9.15 to 2.00pm.
 
Are you able to populate the template with your new staff details please? I will then send a formal invite on behalf of Annamarie to our new starters.
Copy of New Academic Orientation_Template_s1 2018

The New Academic Orientation program is scheduled on the Friday of O-week – Friday, 2 March (room – pending approval) – 9.15 to 2.00pm.
 
Are you able to populate the template with your new staff details please? I will then send a formal invite on behalf of Annamarie to our new starters.
Copy of New Academic Orientation_Template_s1 2018

Also, the Sessional Teacher Orientation will take place on Wednesday, 28 February 10.00 to 1.00pm (New Law School Lecture Theatre 104).

For more information, http://sydney.edu.au/arts/teaching_learning/academic_support/orientation.shtml. A more detailed email on the Sessional Teacher Orientation and the Teaching Development Program (TDP) will be sent very soon.
 
Please let me know if you need anything further.
 
TANYA DOULAVERAS | Staff Support and Development Officer |
Teaching and Learning | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Sessional Teacher Orientation + TDP
The Faculty is running the Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar this semester on Wednesday, 28 February – 10 to 1pm (New Law Lecture Theatre 104).

Attached: Program
Attached: Flyer
The Faculty is running the Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar this semester on Wednesday, 28 February – 10 to 1pm (New Law Lecture Theatre 104).

Attached: Program
Attached: Flyer

Attending this induction session is important to ensure new staff are adequately equipped with the basic skills and information they require in the classroom and beyond.
 
The session is compulsory for all new sessional staff tutoring at the undergraduate level or teaching in masters coursework programs and is paid as part of a staff member's first contract (i.e. for new staff who have not previously completed the orientation or a teaching development program). At the completion of the session attendees will be provided with a signed payment authority.
 
I would be grateful if any new appointments be advised of this session when they sign their contracts.
 
To register in the Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar, please click on ENROL.

For more information, please visit the Sessional Teacher Orientation page.

Teaching Development Program

The Faculty’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) will be available this semester covering key skills in:
  • teaching design and practice,
  • facilitating the tutorial,
  • constructive alignment and diversity,
  • principles of assessment,
  • teaching development and progression
 The program provides the tools and framework to be a good teacher, teachers with a support network as well as valuable information on academia and progression.
 
Each year the repeated feedback we receive from our evaluations is the vast benefits the participants obtain in undertaking our program. For example, “Connecting to a community of tutors and peers was especially valuable” and “I found that just being able to talk to other tutors and hear{ing} their experiences has been very helpful for my development as a teacher” and “This program has been so helpful - honestly not sure how I would have stumbled through without it! Fantastic support system”.
 
There’s a high success rate of tutors receiving a tutorial award  after successfully completing our program.
 
Our program is ideal for recent appointments or appointments new to the teaching environment.

To register and for program details, please click onTDP enrol and program information.
 
If you have any administrative questions please contact Tanya Doulaveras at arts.tdp@sydney.edu.au, or for questions about the program itself email me at bruce.isaacs@sydney.edu.au
Tertiary Mentoring 2018
If you have allocated hours for tertiary mentoring in your 2018 workload please read this email carefully.
2018 HMHE Calendar
Primary Calendar 2018
Secondary Calendar 2018

As you know, a review of Professional Experience has been proposed for early in 2018. We in OPE are hopeful that the review will help us to find constructive solutions to the long-running difficulties we have had in finding places for all of our students in a timely fashion.

If you have allocated hours for tertiary mentoring in your 2018 wo
workload please read this email carefully.
2018 HMHE Calendar
Primary Calendar 2018
Secondary Calendar 2018
 
As you know, a review of Professional Experience has been proposed for early in 2018. We in OPE are hopeful that the review will help us to find constructive solutions to the long-running difficulties we have had in finding places for all of our students in a timely fashion.
 
One improvement that we wish to trial before the review reports back relates to tertiary mentoring. USYD students report to us how much they appreciate the tertiary mentoring they receive from our own faculty members. With that in mind I want to allocate faculty members to tertiary mentoring as a priority before allocating casual tertiary mentors.

Attached are the professional experience calendars for 2018. Please email me stating:
  1. number of hours for tertiary mentoring that you have claimed
  2. professional experience placements in order of preference: 1(most desired)-3 (least desired)
  3. a guide to geographical locations that are optimal to you (this may be because they are close to uni and/or close to home)
DR DEBRA TALBOT  |  Lecturer, Director Professional Learning & Director Professional Experience 
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Concur Support
The Concur team has agreed to provide additional training and support to staff in FASS to address any concerns regarding approval, access and procedures.    Roda Castro from the Concur team will be available on from Monday to Friday in Rm 328 (Dean’s Unit), Education Building A35. 

Please feel free to contact Roda if you have any queries.
Library Unit of Study - Request for Reading List - Semester 1, 2018
Dear Course Coordinators and Education Support Officers,
  • Education Support Officers - please distribute this email to relevant staff in your department.
  • Coordinators - please read through this email and action it as necessary.
 The University Library has started processing reading lists for semester 1, 2018. We invite you to submit your unit of study reading list for semester 1, 2018.

Dear Course Coordinators and Education Support Officers,
  • Education Support Officers - please distribute this email to relevant staff in your department.
  • Coordinators - please read through this email and action it as necessary.
 The University Library has started processing reading lists for semester 1, 2018. We invite you to submit your unit of study reading list for semester 1, 2018.
 
If you have already submitted your reading list for semester 1, please disregard this email.
 
Your list will be processed using the new eReserve platform and your students will access the list directly from their LMS site. The Library will provide more information and training on eReserve to your Faculty/School in coming weeks.  We look forward to assisting you in connecting your students to their learning resources.
 
Where to send your list:
Please submit your reading list or communicate with us at: library.uos@sydney.edu.au.
 
The deadline for submission is the 5/2/18. 
Submitting by this date will ensure that your reading list is completed before the start of semester. For lists submitted after the 5/2, we will endeavour to get as much of your reading processed, commencing with the first 4 weeks by the start of semester and progressing from there.
 
What we need from you:
§  Please indicate if you would like your previous Library Catalogue reading list transferred to your eReserve site. Please include any updates or changes you would like to make.

§  If you have a new list, please send it to us with correct citations listed in weekly order, as this allows for fast processing. Also specify whether individual readings are Required or Optional.
 
§  Importantly, identify any items that need to be ordered - it takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks to acquire new material.
 
What you can expect from us:
§  An email acknowledging receipt of your list within 24 hours.
 
§  An email from the staff member who is processing your list. This will be your point of contact for issues or questions that may arise.
 
§  A progress update after 2 weeks.

§  An email upon completion of your list.
 
§  For further information, consult our information page: http://usyd.libanswers.com/unitofstudy/ and don’t hesitate to contact us at the email above.

The Unit of Study Team.
2018 Calendar
The 2018 wall calendar is now available for download from the intranet.  To open and print click on 2018 Calendar
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SAFETY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Emergency Procedures
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Do you have a disability?
You may not think of yourself as having a disability, there are different types of disabilites which include Anxiety, Asthma, Diabetes and much more...

Students needing assistance must register with Disability Services.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Seminar: Dis/Storying the Growing huMan
Whose growth and WHO’s story
Presenter: Antonios Ktenidis, The University of Sheffield UK
Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Education Design & Techology Lab 638, Education Building, A35

RSVP: Not necessary, but for any access and accessibility requirements please email Ilektra Spandagou ilektra.spandagou@sydney.edu.au

Whose growth and WHO’s story
Presenter: Antonios Ktenidis, The University of Sheffield UK
Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Education Design & Techology Lab 638, Education Building, A35

RSVP: Not necessary, but for any access and accessibility requirements please email Ilektra Spandagou ilektra.spandagou@sydney.edu.au
 
Abstract
This presentation is a provocation inviting us to (re)think taken for granted understandings of ‘stories’, ‘growth’ and the ‘huMan’. Following Thomas King’s (2003) approach to storytelling and engaging with Deleuze’s and Guattari’s philosophy (1987), two stories of growth will be shared, an ‘arborescent’ and a ‘rhizomatic’ one. The former reviews the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) growth standards and references while the latter is a literary story, ‘The horizontal height’, translated in English from Greek. By ‘growth’ I refer to physical growth which is defined as ‘changes in size or mass’ (Child Development, Encyclopedia.com.). However, other forms of growth, for example economic growth, are also taken into consideration, especially in relation to physical growth. Then, the epistemological and ontological assumptions about the growing huMan in both stories will be discussed through a posthumanist (Braidotti, 2013) perspective. Finally, the colonial developmental logic underlying all three concepts (story, growth, huMan) and the biopolitical purposes they serve will be elucidated and then challenged through the rhizomatic story.
 
Bio: 
 Antonios is a WRDTP/ESRC funded doctoral researcher in the School of Education, University of Sheffield, supervised by Prof Dan Goodley and Dr Kirsty Liddiard. He works as a tutor for the MA in Psychology and Education. He holds a Bed (First Class, Hons, School of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and an MA (Distinction) in Sociology of Education (Institute of Education, University College London).

Antonios’ thesis focuses on the stories of young people (11-30 years old) with ‘Restricted Growth’ of their secondary education in the United Kingdom. In particular, it looks into the colonial biopolitics of growth and the biopedagogies of heightism in the context of schooling as well as engaging with a critical narrative inquiry approach, which deconstructs and transcends the Western, individualistic narrativization of experience by conceiving storytelling as a communal, collective praxis.
Violence and Social Change
When: 9am–5pm
Where: Room 306, Old Teachers College A22, Manning Road, The University of Sydney
To Register: click on Website. Cost: Free but RSVP at the link below
Contact: Dr Victoria Rawlings

Indigenous Research Collaboration Annual Research Forum
What does the research tell us about the state of Indigenous Education in Australia?
 
Date: Thursday 15 & Friday 16 February 2018
Where:Sydney Business School: Case Study Lecture Theatre 2150

What does the research tell us about the state of Indigenous Education in Australia?
 
Date: Thursday 15 & Friday 16 February 2018
Where:Sydney Business School: Case Study Lecture Theatre 2150
Cost: free
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell (10:45am Thursday)
 
Thursday features 8 Systematic Reviews by academics across Australia reviews on current trends in Aboriginal education such as curriculum, pedagogy, parent-community engagement, teacher professional learning etc.

Friday features Sydney University staff and honours/HDR students research projects.
 
Drinks and dinner Thursday night in Newtown (own cost)
 
Registration is due by the FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2018 so please RSVP by reply email to cathie.burgess@sydney.edu.au with the following information:
  • Name:
  • Position:
  • Organisation:
  • Attendance: Thursday 15th February Y or N 
  • Friday 16th February  Y or N    
  • Dietary Requirements if applicable:
Any other requirements if applicable: 
  • Drinks & Dinner Thursday night?      Y or N                    
We hope that you can join us at this event.

Dr Cathie Burgess
 | Senior Lecturer
Aboriginal Studies Curriculum & Aboriginal Education
Convenor, Indigenous Research Collaboration
2018 Sydney Environmental Humanities Lecture Series
The series includes one lecture each month from February to October and will be hosted by the Australian Museum.  Click on Workshop Flyer
The series includes one lecture each month from February to October and will be hosted by the Australian Museum.  Click on Workshop Flyer

For more information on the series and to book tickets please Click on Read more...

This series is being co-organised by the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales.
 
Tickets for staff and students of the four partner universities are available at the reduced rate of $8 with the discount code: ENVHUM18.  

Please also find attached a flier for a writing workshop (open to staff and PG students) with Professor Tom Griffiths on 16 February (which is being held as a side event to his lecture in the series). Places are very limited so please follow the instructions in the attached if you are interested in attending.

Thom  
2018 Lecture Series
Venue:      Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW, 2010

6:00-6:30  Welcome, drinks and refreshments
6:30-7:30  Lecture
 
Schedule
15 February 2018
Tom Griffiths: “Radical histories for uncanny times” 
 
8 March 2018
Deborah Bird Rose: “Gifts of Life in the Shadow of Death” 
 
23 April 2018
Mike Hulme: “Cultures of Climate” 
 
24 May 2018
Oron Catts: “Living Biological Objects on the Pedestal” 
 
14 June 2018
Alice Te Punga Somerville: “Taupata, taro, roots, earth: the (Indigenous) politics of gardening” 
 
12 July 2018
Catriona Sandilands: “Feminist Botany for the Age of Man” 
 
23 August 2018 Kim TallBear:
“American Dreaming is Indigenous Elimination” 
 
6 September 2018
Jason W. Moore: “‘We Have Mixed our Labor with the Earth’: Work, Cheap Nature, and the Violence of Real Abstraction” 
 
18 October 2018
Bruce Pascoe: “Dark Emu"

A/Prof Thom van Dooren
Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021)

School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
e: thom.van.dooren@sydney.edu.au
Disability Confidence Training
With 1 in 5 Australians living with a disability, being disability confident is a skill of us need to have.  Start 2018 with the knowledge and skills to provide a disability inclusive university for our new students and staff.

Date: Tuesday 20 February
Workshop: Supporting Students with Disabilities
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Education Seminar Room 323
Quick Link to Session: Supporting Students
With 1 in 5 Australians living with a disability, being disability confident is a skill of us need to have.  Start 2018 with the knowledge and skills to provide a disability inclusive university for our new students and staff.

Date: Tuesday 20 February
Workshop: Supporting Students with Disabilities
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Education Seminar Room 323
Quick Link to Session: Supporting Students

Date: Tuesday 20 February
Workshop: Disability Confidence for Managers and Supervisors
Time: 9:00am to 11:00am
Venue:* Education Seminar Room 323
Quick Link to Session:Disability Confidence

* The Education Building A35 is an accessible venue.  An Infrared Hearing Augmentation System is used in this building.
 
Two great workshops, Disability Confidence for University Managers and Supervisors and Supporting Students with Disabilities will be offered on Tuesday 20 February.  Disability Confidence for Managers and Supervisors is a tailored workshop that addresses welcoming people with disability to your team, providing workplace adjustments, people management and disability, understanding legal obligations, and getting support.
 
Supporting Students with Disabilities is a workshop for academics and professional staff who teach or work with students.  It explores the skills, knowledge and legal obligations required to provide an inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities.  Key areas addressed include providing reasonable adjustments, inclusive teaching and assessments and working with Disability Services.
 
Both workshops have similar content and you only need to attend the workshop that is most suited to your role.  Enrolment is via CareerPath, search for disability or click on the quick link below to go straight to the session.
 
For further information about these workshops please contact Penelope Pitcairn, Staff Accessibility Manager, staffaccessibility.support@sydney.edu.au, 9036 4751.
Critical Theory, Ed and SW reading group #8
Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Education Building Room 438, University of Sydney

Welcome to 2018, readers and friends! We are looking forward to an engaging and energetic season of discussion and mutual learning around interesting theoretical texts.
Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Time: 10-11am
Location: Education Building Room 438, University of Sydney
Welcome to 2018, readers and friends! We are looking forward to an engaging and energetic season of discussion and mutual learning around interesting theoretical texts.

For our first gathering in 2018, we welcome you to join us for a discussion of Linda Tuhiwai-Smith's landmark work "Decolonizing Methodologies". We will be focusing on chapter 1 - "Imperialism, History, Writing and Theory"


 
For those of you with institutional access, this text should be available through the library website. If you don't have access to this chapter, please email Remy for a copy: remy.low@sydney.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you, whether for the first time or again, in February. All welcome!
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CRLI EVENTS
Westmead Learning Spaces Event
Explore the alignment of space, educational theory & practice

Click on Flyer.


Explore the alignment of space, educational theory & practice

Click on Flyer.

A number of Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) Learning Spaces SIG members have been involved in the redevelopment of University of Sydney learning spaces at Westmead.

The WECC Level 1 is an exciting project that pushes both spatial and philosophical boundaries. Officially opened in November 2017, the WECC will become part of the learning landscape at Westmead during 2018.



We will spend the first hour exploring the space and the second hour doing a design challenge in the Cabaret Theatre, pictured above. During this visit we will be shooting footage for a  short CRLI video and, whilst certainly voluntary, your participation will be most welcome.
  • When: Thursday 8th February 2018, 10 am to 12 noon
  • Where: Meet in the Huddle, Level 1 Education Block, Westmead Hospital, cnr Hawksberry Road and Darcy Road, Westmead.
  • RSVP by email: to Pippa Yeoman, PhD, Sydney School of Education & Social Work - pippa.yeoman@sydney.edu.au and Stephanie Wilson, PhD, The University of Sydney Business School - stephanie.wilson@sydney.edu.au
  • We will send a confirmation email with more details about location and parking.
CRLI seminar with Professor Roger Säljö
CRLI seminar with Professor Roger Säljö, Representational technologies and simulators as fields of action: Virtual experiences and access to expertise -

Representational technologies and simulators as fields of action: Virtual experiences and access to expertise
  • A CRLI seminar with Professor Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg
  • Tuesday 13th Feb 2018, 2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee and a chat)
  • Room 612, A35 Education Building
  • No registration needed, just come on the day
CRLI seminar with Professor Roger Säljö, Representational technologies and simulators as fields of action: Virtual experiences and access to expertise -

Representational technologies and simulators as fields of action: Virtual experiences and access to expertise
  • A CRLI seminar with Professor Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg
  • Tuesday 13th Feb 2018, 2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee and a chat)
  • Room 612, A35 Education Building
  • No registration needed, just come on the day
 Recent developments in representational technologies challenge professional knowledge and learning in many professions. In the health sciences, for instance, new scanning techniques provide images of the human body that include details that previously could not be seen. At the same time, and as part of the same technological shifts, simulators offer possibilities of training professional skills in more sophisticated ways in an increasing range of settings: emergency services, navigation, health care etc.

This seminar will discuss how the spaces for learning and development that occur in the wake of these developments – at the work place as well as in the context of university training – may be seen as hybrid contexts that provide access to professional knowledge, but that still require consideration of the complexities under which professional services are enacted.

Professor Roger Säljö, of the University of Gothenburg, specializes in research on learning, interaction and human development in a sociocultural perspective, where he has published extensively. Much of his work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how we acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society.
SSESW Deans' Lecture Series
Sydney School of Education and Social Work Dean's lecture series 2018 with Professor Roger Säljö, "Learning as design and performative action: Symbolic technologies and challenges for education in digital societies
 
  • February 14, from 6:15 to 7:30pm
  • Room 351, Education Building A35, University of Sydney
  • More information and registration Click on Read more..
Sydney School of Education and Social Work Dean's lecture series 2018 with Professor Roger Säljö, "Learning as design and performative action: Symbolic technologies and challenges for education in digital societies
 
 Professor Roger Säljö presents an event in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work Dean's lecture series 2018, "Learning as design and performative action: Symbolic technologies and challenges for education in digital societies".

The purpose of education is to contribute to reproducing the knowledge and skills that are relevant for a society. In traditional societies with a low division of labour this implies focussing on reproducing knowledge that is stable and well known. In societies undergoing rapid change, due to factors such as digitalisation, globalisation and an increasing knowledge production, the situation will be different. Education and instruction – from preschool to university – can no longer be modelled solely on what is known but has to be forward looking and based on visions of a largely unknown future. In the lecture, it will be argued learning as we know it is currently changing in nature from its traditional focus on reproduction to a focus on learning as design.
 
Professor Roger Säljö, of the University of Gothenburg, specializes in research on learning, interaction and human development in a sociocultural perspective, where he has published extensively. Much of his work is related to issues of how people learn to use cultural tools and how we acquire competences and skills that are foundational to learning in a socially and technologically complex society.
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PUBLICATIONS
Publication | Kidson, P., Odhiambo, G., & Wilson, R.
Kidson, P., Odhiambo, G., & Wilson, R. (2018). The International Baccalaureate in Australia: trends and issues. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-20. doi:10.1080/03057925.2017.1415751

Publication | O’Grady, A., & Smyth, C.
(2017). Finding Neverland: The affordances of play for teachers’ knowledge work. In P. O’Connor & C. Rozas Gomez (Eds.), Playing with possibilities (pp.156-170).  (UK): Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Publication | Kiley, M., Holbrook, A., Lovat, T., Fairbairn, H., Starfield, S. & Paltridge, B.
Kiley, M., Holbrook, A., Lovat, T., Fairbairn, H., Starfield, S. & Paltridge, B. (2018).  An oral component in doctoral examination in Australia: Issues and considerations. Universities Review 60, 25-34.

Click on Attachment.
Publication by Professor Anthony Welch
Welch, A. (2018) Immigrant Student Achievement and Education Policy in Australia, Volante L. et al Immigrant Student Achievement and Education Policy. Dordrecht / NY Springer
Publication by Dr Matthew Thomas & A/Prof Nicole Mockler
Thomas, M.A.M., & Mockler, N. (2018). Alternative routes to teacher professional identity: Exploring the conflated sub-identities of Teach For America corps members. Education Policy Analysis Archies, 26(6), 1-25.  Click on Publication.
Publication by Dr Jen Scott Curwood/P Thibaut
Thibaut, P. & Curwood, J.S. (2018). Multiliteracies in practice: Integrating multimodal production across the curriculum. Theory into Practice, 57(1), 48-55.

Senior Lecturer, English Education and Media Studies
Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Publication by Professor B Paltridge
Paltridge, B. (2017). What is a good research project? In K. Kimura & J. Middlecamp (Eds.), ELT research and practice: Voices from the far edge (pp. 215-225). Phnom Penh: IDP Education (Cambodia).

Click on Chapter.
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RESEARCH
Higher-degree research students of the month | Pamela Ryan
Each month the Office of Doctoral studies highlights the work of a particular HDR student. The student to win the acclaim of their peers and supervisors for January 2018 is Pamela Ryan
 
Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Dr George Odhiambo and Dr Rachel Wilson

Thesis title: Understanding and responding to destructive leadership in school-related contexts: An Autopoietic perspective

Each month the Office of Doctoral studies highlights the work of a particular HDR student. The student to win the acclaim of their peers and supervisors for January 2018 is Pamela Ryan
 
Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Dr George Odhiambo and Dr Rachel Wilson

Thesis title: Understanding and responding to destructive leadership in school-related contexts: An Autopoietic perspective

Email:    prya7506@uni.sydney.edu.au

Project description:

Leadership is integral to the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations. Relevant literature typically assumes a conception of ethical influence for good purpose, yet it is not always so. When exercised destructively, leadership has the potential to cause personal distress, group dysfunction and cultural fracture. Although some theoretical literature discusses such leadership, there are few empirical studies. This study applies autopoietic theory in order to explore the existence and impact of destructive leadership in school-related contexts, as well as to suggest possible prevention and intervention strategies.

The research methodology used in the study is phenomenography, which seeks to understand a phenomenon by defining variation in collective experience. Interviews were undertaken with leaders in school-related settings who identified with having past experience of leadership practices they defined as destructive. The purposive sample population was cross-sectoral and cross school phase. The study is framed by three research questions that aim to identify the qualitatively different ways by which the phenomenon can be understood.
 
Pam Ryan works part-time at the University of Technology Sydney as Industry Professor (Learning and Education) on a project reimagining initial teacher education. She also provides consultancy on school education to a social research and innovation team at Incept Labs. With a background in educational leadership, from 2010-2014 Pam was Director of Education for a Hong Kong-based foundation of 21 international schools, prior to which she spent seven years as a School Education Director in the NSW Department of Education and ten years as Principal of Orange High School. 
 
Awards
  • Ron Ikin Award for Leadership of Professional Learning, Australian College of Educators (2017)
  • University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarship (2017)
 Publications
  • Ryan, P. (2017). Action and reflection tools for busy school leaders. Australia: ACER.
  • Ryan, P. (2016). Wise heads, wise hearts: Conversations with Asia-Pacific school leaders. Camberwell Victoria: ACER Press.
  • Ryan, P. (2015). Leadership in education: Learning from experience. Ultimo, New South Wales: Halstead Press.
Changes in SSESW’s Procedures to Arrange a Thesis Proposal | Introduction of electronic submission

Dear HDR Students and Supervisors

The following changes are in effect in the SSESW’s Procedures to Arrange a Thesis Proposal Review Meeting from this week of 12.12.17;

Dear HDR Students and Supervisors

The following changes are in effect in the SSESW’s Procedures to Arrange a Thesis Proposal Review Meeting from this week of 12.12.17;
  1. Prior to arranging the Thesis Proposal Meeting, the supervisor must perform the First Year Integrity Check by examining a Turnitin report for the draft thesis proposal. The supervisor must discuss the results of the report with the student and address any concerns raised before proceeding to arrange the thesis proposal meeting.
  2. A request to organise Thesis Proposal Review meeting should be submitted by email to Thesis Proposal Review Coordinator, Associate Professor Paul Ginns (paul.ginns@sydney.edu.au).
  3. A Coordinating Supervisor should send to Paul two documents:
  • A completed Thesis Proposal Review Meeting Request Form (attached
  • An electronic version of the thesis proposal (one PDF file). Printed copies are no longer needed.
  1. Panel members will receive an electronic copy of the proposal only.
The rest of the thesis proposal review process remains the same. The Thesis Proposal Meeting Guidelines could be found on the SSESW’s Postgraduate Research page (Please, note “Procedure to Arrange a Thesis Proposal Review Meeting” has not been updated yet in these guidelines. Please, follow the procedure described above when submitting your request).

If you have any questions about the thesis proposal review, please contact Thesis Proposal Review Coordinator, Paul Ginns.

Lina Markauskaite, Acting HDR Coordinator
Paul Ginns, Proposal Review Coordinator
Reporting your publications
A reminder to academic and honorary staff and HDR students that details of your new publications should be sent to Camilla Pilgrim for entry into the University’s IRMA database.
A reminder to academic and honorary staff and HDR students that details of your new publications should be sent to Camilla Pilgrim for entry into the University’s IRMA database.
 
Academic staff and HDR students, once your publications are in IRMA they will automatically display on your profile. Please check your profiles to see if any publications are missing.

Honorary staff, publications will be added to IRMA and to your honorary profile.
 
The University’s central Research Support are currently verifying and assessing 2017 research publications. ERA eligible publications are:
 
Traditional research output types:
 
● books - authored research
● chapters in research books - authored research
● journal articles - scholarly, peer reviewed
● conference publications - full paper refereed, published in full

Non-traditional research outputs:
  • ● creative works – must have a research statement, detailing the research contribution and significance etc.
  • ● commissioned/solicited research reports for external bodies - published/publicly available
 Please provide a DOI or link to the journal article online and a link to online conference proceedings where available.

All ERA eligible publications go through a verification and assessment process by the University to ensure they meet the ERA definition of research. Publications which are not eligible – e.g. edited books, articles in professional magazines, edited journals etc. – can also be added to IRMA so they display on your profile.
AARE Quantitative Research Methodology Summit 2018
Reserve the dates!
Workshop series 1: Wed July 11th- Fri July 13th 2018, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne (3 days)

Workshop series 2: Nov 2018 (exact dates TBC) at ACU, North Sydney, prior to the AARE conference in Sydney Dec 2-6     (3 days)
For more information click on AARE workshops.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING
Thank You
WINGARA MURA BUNGA BARRABUGU INDIGENOUS STUDENT CAMP 2018

The WMBB Indigenous Student Summer Camp was held 15-19 January 2018.  The program was offered to approximately 30 students (from Years 10, 11, 12)  and was designed around the theme of ‘Creating a Just Future in 2050’.

WINGARA MURA BUNGA BARRABUGU INDIGENOUS STUDENT CAMP 2018

The WMBB Indigenous Student Summer Camp was held 15-19 January 2018.  The program was offered to approximately 30 students (from Years 10, 11, 12)  and was designed around the theme of ‘Creating a Just Future in 2050’.

Students were asked to imagine themselves as educators or social workers in 2050 and their role as change agents in creating a better future.  They undertook many transformative activities that included amongst many things:  meditations on their strength and the things in their lives that gave them strength;  drama activities to construct characters and understand others perspectives;  interactive sessions on values and human rights;  and a Tribal Warrior cruise on the Mari Nawi around Sydney Harbour to learn about the Gadigal history of the harbour and Aboriginal culture more generally.
 
Many of our staff and students contributed to the success of the 2018 WMBB Camp this year and I would like to acknowledge and thank the work of the following, who showed enormous commitment to and enthusiasm for making the summer camp a great success:
 
Belinda Chambers
Mareese Terare
Margaret Spencer
Remy Low
Alison O’Grady
Marie Stevenson
Cathie Burgess
Francis Duffy
Thomas de Angelis (Drama Facilitator)
Sam Boneham (Drama Facilitator)
Cassandra Robinson (Student Mentor)
Claire Sadler (Student Mentor)
Helen Fenwick (Student Mentor)
Matilda Brewin (Student Mentor)
Campbell Harvey (Day Leader)
Victoria Zalloua (Day Leader)
 
Professor Fran Waugh
Interim  Head and Dean, Sydney School of Education and Social Work
FASS Compulsory Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar
The Faculty is running the Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar this semester on Wednesday, 28 February – 10 to 1pm (New Law Lecture Theatre 104).

The program format is provided below for your information.  

Attending this induction session is important to ensure new staff are adequately equipped with the basic skills and information they require in the classroom and beyond.

The session is compulsory for all new sessional staff tutoring at the undergraduate level or teaching in masters coursework programs and is paid as part of a staff member's first contract (i.e. for new staff who have not previously completed the orientation or a teaching development program). At the completion of the session attendees will be provided with a signed payment authority.

I would be grateful if any new appointments be advised of this session when they sign their contracts.

To register in the Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar, please click on ENROL.

For more information, please visit the Sessional Teacher Orientation page.

Teaching Development Program
 The Faculty’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) will be available this semester covering key skills in: 
  • teaching design and practice,
  • facilitating the tutorial,
  • constructive alignment and diversity,
  • principles of assessment,
  • teaching development and progression
 The program provides the tools and framework to be a good teacher, teachers with a support network as well as valuable information on academia and progression.

 The Faculty’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) will be available this semester covering key skills in: 
  • teaching design and practice,
  • facilitating the tutorial,
  • constructive alignment and diversity,
  • principles of assessment,
  • teaching development and progression
 The program provides the tools and framework to be a good teacher, teachers with a support network as well as valuable information on academia and progression.

Each year the repeated feedback we receive from our evaluations is the vast benefits the participants obtain in undertaking our program. For example, “Connecting to a community of tutors and peers was especially valuable” and “I found that just being able to talk to other tutors and hear{ing} their experiences has been very helpful for my development as a teacher” and “This program has been so helpful - honestly not sure how I would have stumbled through without it! Fantastic support system”.
 
There’s a high success rate of tutors receiving a tutorial award  after successfully completing our program.
 
Our program is ideal for recent appointments or appointments new to the teaching environment.

To register and for program details, please click on TDP enrol and program information.

If you have any administrative questions please contact Tanya Doulaveras at arts.tdp@sydney.edu.au, or for questions about the program itself email me at bruce.isaacs@sydney.edu.au
USS and closing the loop
The USS results will be available for Coordinators to review from Sunday 10 December. In support of learning and teaching quality assurance, Unit of Study Coordinators are encouraged to share the USS results with all teaching staff involved in the delivery of a unit of study.

The USS results will be available for Coordinators to review from Sunday 10 December. In support of learning and teaching quality assurance, Unit of Study Coordinators are encouraged to share the USS results with all teaching staff involved in the delivery of a unit of study.

The USS results will be available for Coordinators to review from Sunday 10 December. In support of learning and teaching quality assurance, Unit of Study Coordinators are encouraged to share the USS results with all teaching staff involved in the delivery of a unit of study.  

Part of the process of reflecting on USS results is considering how to respond to student feedback. Unit of Study Coordinators are expected to enter a short response into the USS portal by 26 December. Students are informed when this act of ‘closing the loop’ has occurred. 

Currently, as a Faculty, we have a poor record of formally acknowledging student feedback through the USS portal. Some staff use other means of providing feedback to students such as focus groups, the unit of study template section about feedback, or exit surveys. However, these good practices are not recorded so our faculty figures for closing the loop are reported as below 20%. To show students we value their voice we need to improve our practices.

Why should we close the loop? 
It’s a way to let your students know their feedback is valued and to show that their opinions have contributed to improvements in learning for others. 

It’s also an opportunity for staff to reflect on student feedback from the USS and synthesise it with evidence from a range of sources. For example, other evidence from students, peers, self-reflection, and current literature on effective teaching and learning in higher education.
Information on Canvas
The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.
The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.


The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.The Faculty’s Education Design team have developed an Accessibility Checklist and a Canvas Checklist to assist coordinators the transition from Blackboard to Canvas.

Both will assist coordinators to ensure they have followed and completed every step to make their Canvas site engaging for all students.

We would also like to remind staff that the Faculty’s Educational Designers are here to assist you with any eLearning questions. You can also utilize the Thursday’s Brown Bag sessions 12 to 1pm in the FASS eLearning room 322 Brennan MacCallum (A18).

The Faculty’s Teaching and Technology Innovation team together with Education Innovation are in the process of developing a suite of eLearning sessions for hands-on training with Canvas. More information to follow.
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JOBS, NOTICES & MISCELLANEOUS
Erasmus + Staff Mobility Applications
The University of Sydney is pleased to open the call for staff applications for the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1) mobility funding round.  This funding round features funding for short-term mobility for academic and professional staff to 4 existing student exchange partners.  
Details (including application procedures, assessment criteria and deadlines) are available here
Australia Day Honours |Honorary Fellow Maya Cranitch
Maya CRANITCH was awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honours for 'for significant service to education, to teaching English as a second language, through education programs for refugees, and to social justice'.

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