SYDNEY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK
Thursday 05 April 2017
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STAFF NEWS
Congratulations Dr Suzanne Egan and Dr Fernando Serrano-Amaya
Dr Suzanne Egan and Dr Fernando Serrano-Amaya, our two 2017 Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Fellows, have completed their one-year fellowship. It has been a very productive year with a number of achievements for each of them. Indicatively, Dr Egan had her book proposal Putting Feminism to Work: Theorising Sexual Violence, Trauma and Subjectivity accepted by Palgrave MacMillan and Dr Serrano-Amaya had his book Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Dr Suzanne Egan and Dr Fernando Serrano-Amaya, our two 2017 Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Fellows, have completed their one-year fellowship. It has been a very productive year with a number of achievements for each of them. Indicatively, Dr Egan had her book proposal Putting Feminism to Work: Theorising Sexual Violence, Trauma and Subjectivity accepted by Palgrave MacMillan and Dr Serrano-Amaya had his book Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition published by Palgrave MacMillan.

We would like to thank Suzanne and Fernando for their research, teaching and collaborative contributions to the school. Even though the fellowship has reached an end, the connections and collaborations made within the school are ongoing for both Suzanne and Fernando. Wishing you all the best with the next stage of your academic careers.
Writer-in-Residence Program
The Writer-in Residence Program has been launched for this year, please click on links below to for some interessting stories.
New Procedure | Student Requests to Change Class (S1, 2018)
This semester there is a new procedure for students to request assistance with their timetables.


This semester there is a new procedure for students to request assistance with their timetables.

If a student approaches you or a Unit Coordinator  with a request to change a timetable please direct the student to the  following web page:
https://sydney.edu.au/students/class-timetables/assistance-with-your-timetable.html

Nathan Allan | Teaching and Curriculum/Timetabling Coordinator
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SAFETY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Wellbeing activity Global Challenge 2018
In our recent wellbeing activity survey, staff told us that they value the opportunity to work together and compete in the Global Challenge and Steptember.


In our recent wellbeing activity survey, staff told us that they value the opportunity to work together and compete in the Global Challenge and Steptember.

I’m pleased that the University will be supporting both challenges in 2018.  Become a happier, healthier version of yourself, round up your team of 7  and join the Global Challenge today  .

Our research shows that repeat participation in the Global Challenge means you’re more likely to lower stress, improve performance and enjoy better quality sleep. Plus – your healthy habits are more likely to stick in the long run. So why wouldn’t you?

This year, the challenge you love gets even better with a new 100 Day Journey and heaps of new features including more step conversions so that however you like to move, all your activity counts.

And if that’s not enough to convince you, check out our webpage and discover your inner hero.

All you have to do is round up your team of 7 today and head to the Team Registration Page

Note: Participation is area or user funded. Please speak the your Manager or area Wellbeing Champion about supporting you to form a team for your area.

Please contact Fiona Wolfenden if you have any questions
 
Fiona Wolfenden, Wellbeing Coordinator
RISKWARE | Managers - Responding to incidents, injuries and hazards
Responsiveness A RiskWare Action Plan must be submitted within 7 calendar days of the incident/hazard being reported.


Responsiveness A RiskWare Action Plan must be submitted within 7 calendar days of the incident/hazard being reported.

Instructions
It may take longer than 7 days to complete the required corrective action and close the incident, but the plan including a description of the actions and anticipated timeframes for completion must be completed within 7 calendar days.

Incident/hazard notification When your staff report an incident, injury or hazard in RiskWare you will automatically receive an email notification. This email provides summary details of the incident or hazard, instructions on what you need to do next and a direct link to the record in RiskWare. Click on the link in the email to view the details of the incident or hazard. From here you can complete a corrective action plan.

Alternatively, you can log on to RiskWare at any time, click on the “Incident Register” icon and then look in the Assigned Incident/Hazard tab. From here you can choose to either View Details or enter a Corrective Action Plan.

Corrective action plans Corrective action plans are used to record the actions that have or will be taken in response to an incident or a reported hazard.

Watch these short training videos or follow the instructions provided below each video for guidance on how to:
  • Complete a corrective action plan
  • Respond to an incident that is outside of your control, and that of the University.
  • Reassign an incident or hazard to another University supervisor.
For further information click on Read more...
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UPCOMING EVENTS
The Holme Courtyard Cafe Writing Group
As an offshoot of the Critical Theory Education and Social Work reading group recently started a writing group (The t Holme Courtyard Cafe Writing Group).

Our next meeting  is this Friday April 6 March 10AM-12PM. Feel free to come only for one hour if that suits you better. 

As an offshoot of the Critical Theory Education and Social Work reading group recently started a writing group (The t Holme Courtyard Cafe Writing Group).

Our next meeting  is this Friday April 6 March 10AM-12PM. Feel free to come only for one hour if that suits you better. 

Please bring a piece of writing that you would like to work on ( for example a conference abstract, article or lecture outline, grant application, ethics application, section of a journal article of book chapter. 

The meetings are structured the along the lines of a 'shut up and write’ group: - a brief discussion at the beginning of what we plan to write, with an opportunity mid way to check in how we are all gong and swap ideas and tips on the business of writing. The majority of the time, however is  spent ‘simply’ writing! 

All Welcome 
Contact Suzanne Egan 
Email: Suzanne.egan@sydney.edu.au
Critical Theory, Ed and SW reading group #11 – “Big Data”
Venue: Rm 438, Education Building (A35), University of Sydney Time:   10am to 11am.

With all the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica/Facebook, not to mention the frequent invocations of big data as evidence for a range of purposes, now seems like a good time to be reading "Big Data as Drama" by cultural theorist and onetime systems engineer Wendy Hui Kyong Chun.
Venue: Rm 438, Education Building (A35), University of Sydney Time:   10am to 11am.

With all the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica/Facebook, not to mention the frequent invocations of big data as evidence for a range of purposes, now seems like a good time to be reading "Big Data as Drama" by cultural theorist and onetime systems engineer Wendy Hui Kyong Chun.
 
Please join us as we gather to discuss this paper and the issues surrounding big data (e.g. information, subjectivity, communication, meaning, etc.).



For those with institutional access, the paper can be found here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/621631/summary

For those without institutional access, please email Remy for a copy.
 
We look forward to seeing you there for our gathering if you can make it, whether again or for the first time.
 
DR REMY Y.S. LOW  |  Scholarly Teaching Fellow
The Landscape of Poetry
This year, on World Poetry Day on 21 March, the University of Sydney named renowned Australian poet, author and teacher Mark Tredinnick as its School of Education and Social Work 2018 Writer-in-Residence.

For more information click on the Read more....
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CRLI | Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation
Professional education and learning as embedded in evolving knowledge dynamics with Monika Nerland
When: 1.45–3.30pm (join us for coffee from 145, the seminar will commence at 2pm)
Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
No registration is needed. Just come on the day
This seminar will not be recorded
For more info click on Read more....
When: 1.45–3.30pm (join us for coffee from 145, the seminar will commence at 2pm)
Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
No registration is needed. Just come on the day
This seminar will not be recorded
For more info click on Read more....

Professional expertise is a complex phenomenon, resting on different forms of knowledge and ways of knowing that must become integrated in the performance of work. At the same time, knowledge as well as what counts as skilful practice is increasingly contested. The general emphasis on scientific knowledge and the concurrent expectations of relevance and user-orientation intensify tensions between different forms of knowledge and expertise. Moreover, the pace of knowledge production and its rapid global distribution create a multitude of advice that may or may not support each other. Against this background an important mission for educational research is to generate a better understanding of how professional education and learning are embedded in local and extended knowledge dynamics, as well as of how these intersect.

This seminar will discuss findings from recent research in Norway which examined how students in three higher professional programs are introduced to profession-specific epistemic practices and their conceptual and material resources by way of inquiry activities. Analytical attention is given to the dynamic interplay between people, practices, knowledge sources and educational arrangements, as well as to how connections to work and to the wider knowledge dynamics are made and remade. Domain differences and possible implications for educational designs are discussed.
Toward Research Publications that Answer Right Questions
Join us on April 17th for a seminar with Professor Michael J Jacobson, Toward Research Publications that Answer Right Questions.

Where: Rm 612, Education Building A35
Time:  2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee)
No registration needed, just come on the day
This seminar will be recorded
More information click on Read more....
Join us on April 17th for a seminar with Professor Michael J Jacobson, Toward Research Publications that Answer Right Questions.

Where: Rm 612, Education Building A35
Time:  2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee)
No registration needed, just come on the day
This seminar will be recorded
More information click on Read more....
 
In this talk, I try to go beyond “generic” advice to PhD students about “getting your research published,” such as writing a paper and submitting it to a journal to see what happens. Instead, I will consider what are the characteristics of “right questions” for research that are associated with published papers but also, more importantly, with influential and highly cited papers. I then consider two of my own research publications as case studies. The first case study concerns the research publication process I experienced for a special issue on education as a complex system that I organized for the Journal of the Learning Sciences, which was their most cited paper from 2006 to 2011. The second case study discusses a set of conference papers and revise and resubmit paper submissions that led to my paper (with Manu Kapur and Peter Reimann) that proposed a complexity framework for reconciling the 25 years old cognitive-situative debate. This paper (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00461520.2016.1166963?journalCode=hedp20) also received the Outstanding Paper Award for 2016 from Educational Psychologist (the top ranked educational research journal). I conclude the talk with considerations about publishing impactful research that I hope will be of value for early career researchers.
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PUBLICATIONS
Social Policy and Policy Studies
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RESEARCH
PhD Student of the Month |Angela Rose
Angela Rose

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Professor Anthony Welch and Associate Professor Tim Allender
 
Thesis title: “They've got a face and an actual backstory and an experience.” Exploring secondary teachers' beliefs towards refugee students.

Angela Rose

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Professor Anthony Welch and Associate Professor Tim Allender
 
Thesis title: “They've got a face and an actual backstory and an experience.” Exploring secondary teachers' beliefs towards refugee students.

Email:    aros3546@uni.sydney.edu.au
 Project description:       

This project is an epistemological study exploring the beliefs of secondary school teachers towards refugee students. Foucauldian discourse analysis of education policy and semi-structured interviews with classroom teachers and school executives will seek to uncover language and practice which shape and reshape teacher knowledge towards this student group. As a result, it is envisaged that the results of this project will be useful in pre-service and continued teacher training, policy creation, and refugee student education.
 
Angela Rose is a PhD candidate and former secondary school teacher. Alongside her research, she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. Angela recently received the 2017 AARE Postgraduate Student Researcher Award for her conference paper, Refugee students, teacher agency and neoliberalism in Australian education.
 
Awards:
  • Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship, 2015-2018
  • Australian Association for Research in Education Postgraduate Student Researcher Award, 2017
  • Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2017
  • AARE Alison Lee ‘Theory in Educational Research’ Scholarship, 2017
  • NSW Institute for Educational Research Student Research Grant, 2016
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup Innovation Winner, Australia, 2015
 Conference presentation:     
Rose, A. (2017). Refugee students, teacher agency and neoliberalism in Australian education. Paper presented at the AARE Conference 2017, Canberra, Australia. 26-30 November 2017.
Research & Travel Support Scheme
SSESW academics will be receiving modest funding this week to assist in the conduct of the research and conference travel in 2018 – most may already have received an email from Anthea with such information. 

SSESW academics will be receiving modest funding this week to assist in the conduct of the research and conference travel in 2018 – most may already have received an email from Anthea with such information. 

The guidelines  for the Research and Travel Support Scheme (RTSS) were outlined at last years School Meeting and are now attached for your information.
 
Janette Bobis SFHEA| Professor in Mathematics Education
Director of Research
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.
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TEACHING AND LEARNING
Unit of Study Survey (USS) - Call for Semester 1, 2018 UoS Evaluation Changes
DEADLINE COB FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018 or ASAP if you wish to evaluate before Week 4
 
This is a call for S1, 2018 units of study that require evaluation in Week 10 or earlier.  If you require your unit of study to be evaluated Week 10 or earlier please let me know ASAP so that an appropriate survey date can be put into the system.  A master list for all units of study to be evaluated in S1, 2018 is attached. 

DEADLINE COB FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018 or ASAP if you wish to evaluate before Week 4
 
This is a call for S1, 2018 units of study that require evaluation in Week 10 or earlier.  If you require your unit of study to be evaluated Week 10 or earlier please let me know ASAP so that an appropriate survey date can be put into the system.  A master list for all units of study to be evaluated in S1, 2018 is attached. 

Could all unit of study coordinators please check the list and let me know if there are any changes to be made to the following.
  • Unit of study code and name
  • UoS Coordinator name (please note some are missing)
  • Enrolment numbers
  • Week it is due for evaluation
  • Any other information e.g do you wish to include an innovation question, do you wish to have streams in your unit of study?
 Please could I have your response no later than COB, Friday, 20 April 2018 or ASAP if you wish to evaluate by Week 4.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.  
 
BELINDA CHAMBERS | Manager, Curriculum and Policy Implementation
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JOBS, NOTICES & MISCELLANEOUS
Understanding Aboriginality Webinar
Understanding Aboriginality Webina

To improve the teaching of Indigenous Education and the confidence and competence of those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, there will be a webinar on Understanding Aboriginality on Thursday, May 10 at 2pm AEST. It will be presented by  three experienced educators from the Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education Association (AILITEA) and the ACDE. 

Understanding Aboriginality Webina

To improve the teaching of Indigenous Education and the confidence and competence of those working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, there will be a webinar on Understanding Aboriginality on Thursday, May 10 at 2pm AEST. It will be presented by  three experienced educators from the Australian Indigenous Lecturers in Initial Teacher Education Association (AILITEA) and the ACDE. 
 
There is a small webinar fee with proceeds going towards ongoing refreshment of the freely available 3Rs – Respect, Relationships and Reconciliation platform for teacher education academics, teaching students and teachers.   
 
There will be webinar places sponsored by Teachers Mutual Bank that will be released in several lots in the lead up to the webinar. To be quick on the uptake to secure a free ticket, join our @educationdeans twitter feed, connect with ACDE Communications on LinkedIn or keep an eye on the ACDE website’s Latest News.

You may also like to let your students know that Teachers Mutual Bank is also offering 10 x $6,000 scholarships to university students studying to become teachers. There are also 10 supporting grants of $250 each. Students can apply online at www.tmbank.com.au/fts (and that link is also at the bottom of the webinar pdf). Understanding Aboriginality Webinar Flyer 10 May 2018

If you have any queries regarding the webinar, please call Anne Szadura on 0434 891 891.
IAACS 2 0 1 8
6th World Curriculum Studies Conference

9-12 December 2018Melbourne Graduate School of EducationThe University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Click on Website.
Current Debates and Dilemmas in Community Development
Call for Papers Special Edition -  CURRENT DEBATES AND DILEMMAS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Are you a community development worker? Are you keen to contribute to current debates and scholarship around your practice? We are seeking contributions to our on-line journal, Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory.
 

Call for Papers Special Edition -  CURRENT DEBATES AND DILEMMAS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Are you a community development worker? Are you keen to contribute to current debates and scholarship around your practice? We are seeking contributions to our on-line journal, Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory.
 
Writing workshops are being planned to support practitioners turn their ideas and experiences into manuscripts. If you want to know more please contact either  Amanda Howard (Amanda.howard@sydney.edu.au)  or Margot Rawsthorne (margot.rawsthorne@sydney.edu.au).
 
Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory aims to provide a platform for those advancing knowledge and debate on any aspect of social justice-informed social work, social policy, practice or theory.
 
With a goal of publishing twice yearly, the journal welcomes submissions that explore questions of: social injustice; inequity; systemic and/or individual oppression; the power dynamics of social relations such as race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, age, region, political economy; questions engaging with intersectionality and multiple oppressions; and various forms of resistance, social change, social policy and social justice initiatives.  Our first edition is available at https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/SWPS/index
 
Author Guidelines

Articles are to be 6,000 words, including references and should include original research or a review and critical analysis of social policy or social work practice applications. Articles should be scholarly and theoretically-based or informed. Articles reporting original research should include research methods and appropriate literature. Submissions from all national and regional contexts are welcome. Collaborative submissions are especially encouraged.
 
Authors are strongly encouraged to adhere to the guidelines detailed below. This saves time in later stages of copy editing and production. Articles may be returned to authors if they do not comply with the format guidelines.
 
Please submit through the journal website. https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/SWPS/index
 
Submission Deadline: 30th September, 2018
Language and Culture Assistants Program in Spain 2018_2019 school year
Would you like to be an English Teacher's Assistant in Spain?

Application period closes on the 13th April, For more information click on  website.

Attachment: Assistants-Internships-2018-19
Attachment: Internship flyer 2018-2019
History Of University Life’ – 2018 Program
2 May: ‘Reflections on universities in 21st century’ Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney from 12 to 1.30pm. 

2 May: ‘Reflections on universities in 21st century’ Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney from 12 to 1.30pm. 
 

30 May: ‘Global and Local – success and failure in international university partnerships’  Professor John Hearn, Professor of Physiology, The University of Sydney;  Executive Director, World University Network (WUN); and Chair, Australia Africa Universities Network, from from 12 to 1.30pm. 

We will shortly confirm venue for the seminars.

 
Deryck Schreuder and Julia Horne
(2018 HUL Convenors)
Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.


Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.

The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries.

In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:
  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.
Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

Click on Application Link

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.
Trivia Night
The Settlement Leadership Program presents; Trivia Night on 13 April from 7.00pm.

For more information & ticket purchase click on Trivia Flyer 2018.
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