SYDNEY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK
07 June 2018
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STAFF NEWS
School Board Meeting and Forum
A reminder about the School Board meeting next week Thursday 14 June:
  • 12 – 1pm:  School Board meeting
  • 1pm – 2pm:  Forum for supervisors
Forum for supervisors
The forum is both for current supervisors of higher research degree students and for those who are interested in being involved in supervision.

A reminder about the School Board meeting next week Thursday 14 June:
  • 12 – 1pm:  School Board meeting
  • 1pm – 2pm:  Forum for supervisors
Forum for supervisors
The forum is both for current supervisors of higher research degree students and for those who are interested in being involved in supervision.
 
There have been significant changes in Research Education the last two years. The forum is an opportunity to find information about key changes and how the university, faculty and school are supporting students’ candidature, from admissions to examinations. We will also discuss how best to support supervisors, both experienced ones and those starting their supervisory role.
 
A light lunch will be available in the room from 12 noon. 

PROFESSOR FRAN WAUGH | Head of School
Semester Two 2018 Reminder
Reminder to please double check all your semester two timetables, as the last day to submit changes to timetables is Friday the 22nd of June. 

Reminder to please double check all your semester two timetables, as the last day to submit changes to timetables is Friday the 22nd of June.
 
I will also be on Annual Leave from Monday the 9th of July till Monday the 23rd of July, so I would like to have all timetables correct before I go on leave. Michael Narciso will be my backup whilst I am away.
 
Please make sure you get all your requested changes back to me before the 22nd of June.
 
Nathan Allan | Teaching, Curriculum and Timetabling Coordinator
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
PEX Committee update
The recent Professional Experience Review highlighted the need for better communication between OPE operations and Faculty.

The  PEX Committee meets once per semester or otherwise, as required. At our recent meeting 17.05.18 I reported on changes to processes and the implementation of SONIA, and was happy to share the following good news.

The recent Professional Experience Review highlighted the need for better communication between OPE operations and Faculty.

The  PEX Committee meets once per semester or otherwise, as required. At our recent meeting 17.05.18 I reported on changes to processes and the implementation of SONIA, and was happy to share the following good news.

  • Combined Degree Year 4/MTeach Year 2 students were all (see exceptions below) placed and notified of their school and supervising teacher 4 weeks before the start of the PEX beginning 7 May.
    • Exceptions: 29 students were not placed: 11 requested to go in November for personal reasons; 8 History, 1 Geography and 1 Science students were not able to be placed; 8 languages were not able to be placed
  • BEd Year 4 Primary students were all placed (with the exception of one ‘problematic’ student who was placed later) and notified of their school & contact details 3 weeks before the start of the PEX beginning 4 June.
  • Early Childhood students were all placed and notified of placement details 4 weeks before the start of their placement.
  • Anecdotal feedback from our preservice teachers and the schools who host them for PEX is that effective support is provided by academic tertiary mentors. Please let Deb Talbot know if you would like to make a contribution to ITE in the role of tertiary mentor. It used to be an expectation that all academic staff would make a contribution to tertiary mentoring and workload hours are available for this.
Attendance: Jon Callow, Vilma Galstaun, Cathy Little, Nicole Hart, Alyson O'Grady, Nikki Brunker, Deb Talbot
 
DR DEBRA TALBOT  |  Lecturer, Director Professional Learning & Director Professional Experience
University Library: Call for Reading Lists for Semester 2, 2018
The University Library has started preparing for the semester 2, 2018 Unit of Study period. Submitting your list at this early stage will allow us to begin processing immediately and have everything ready on your LMS site, using the eReserve platform, well in advance of the start of semester.


The University Library has started preparing for the semester 2, 2018 Unit of Study period. Submitting your list at this early stage will allow us to begin processing immediately and have everything ready on your LMS site, using the eReserve platform, well in advance of the start of semester.
  • The deadline for submission is the 2/7/18. 
  • Readings will be available to students from 16/7/18 – 21/12/18 unless you specify a different period.
1.       Do you have an existing list in eReserve (via Blackboard or Canvas)?
  • Alternatively, send your list to library.uos@sydney.edu.au and we will assist in rolling it over and making changes to your list.
 2.       Do you have a list that was previously accessed via the library catalogue?
  • Please send your list to library.uos@sydney.edu.au and indicate if you would like your previous eReserve reading list rolled over for semester 2, 2018. Include any updates or changes you’d like to make.
3.       Do you have a new list?
  • Please send it to library.uos@sydney.edu.au with
    • Correct citations listed in a weekly order
    • If individual readings are required or optional.
4.       Do you have items on your list that need to be ordered?
  • Please send these directly to library.uos@sydney.edu.au clearly identified- 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.
 
We look forward to assisting you in connecting your students to their learning resources.

The Unit of Study Team.
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SAFETY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
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.

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.

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 Sydney Policy Lab presents Shadows of Empire
INVITATION: Professor Nick Pearce and Professor Gillian Triggs on Shadows of Empire
Click on more information.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series

The Library Cultural Competence Community of Practice is delighted to invite you to the second seminar in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series. Run in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Click on Seminar Series 
 

The Library Cultural Competence Community of Practice is delighted to invite you to the second seminar in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series. Run in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Click on Seminar Series
 
Our second seminar will be held on Friday, June 15, and will focus on Aboriginal cultural astronomy and cultural competence in research. Our guest speakers include: Robert (Bob) Fuller, PhD Candidate in Ethnography and Carla Guedes, Academic Tutor and Master by Research candidate, both from the University of New South Wales. Bob will discuss his study of the astronomy of the Aboriginal peoples of the NSW Coast, and Carla will explore cultural competence for astronomers developing astronomical facilities in Indigenous sacred lands.

 Attendance is open to all University staff and students and presents a wonderful opportunity for those wishing to learn more about the rich cultures of our First Nations peoples. I encourage you to register early, as spaces are limited.
Visiting Scholar Seminar | Dr Mikaël De Clercq

Academic adjustment under investigation:From theoretical analysis to the actual experience of academic transition

Date and Time: Monday 18 June, 4-5pm
Venue: Rm 424, Bldg. A35, Manning Rd
Guest Speaker: Dr Mikaël De Clercq

Academic adjustment under investigation:From theoretical analysis to the actual experience of academic transition

Date and Time: Monday 18 June, 4-5pm
Venue: Rm 424, Bldg. A35, Manning Rd
Guest Speaker: Dr Mikaël De Clercq


There is a vast body of knowledge regarding the transition to higher education. Yet, it is still difficult to draw a precise picture of students’ adjustment process to university. This presentation will provide an in-depth investigation by presenting a Belgian research project.
 
Complementary methods (qualitative design, path analysis, multilevel analysis, person centred analysis, experimental design…) were carried out, in order to investigate the importance of:
  •   the temporal nature of the academic year,
  •   students’ entrance patterns, and
  •   context-specific understanding of the first-year experience.
Practical implications of the results and the role of diversity for the transition to higher education will also be discussed.

Dr Mikaël De Clercq (PhD) is a Belgian researcher in educational psychology from the Psychological Research Institute at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
 
Through his research, Mikaël mainly looks at students’ experience of the transition to the first year at university. Grounded in empirical literature on academic achievement, in motivational theories (self-determination theory, expectancy-value theory) and Nicholson’s model of transition cycles, he investigates a multivariate and dynamic approach to academic adjustment. As a member of the European research group on Students’ Learning in Transition, Mikaël also investigates the complex interplay between students’ learning processing, self-regulation and motivation (for more details: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mikael_Clercq).
 
Presently (1 May until 30 June), Mikaël is an invited researcher at the University of Sydney, working on the FIT-Choice project (www.fitchoice.org; with Professor Helen Watt), in order to identify distinct typologies of coping among beginning teachers until their mid-career, and consequences for their teaching style and student outcomes.
 
He looks forward to connect with colleagues who share related substantive or methodological interests during his visit.
Email: mikael.declercq@uclouvain.be
Room 537 @ Bldg. A35
Critical Theory, Ed and SW reading group #13 – “Impact”
Friday 22 June 2018
12.30-1.30pm
Room 726, Education Building (A35), University of Sydney
Click on Download paper.

It's not unusual for research in the humanities and social sciences to be dogged by questions of relevance or utility. With the discussion in Australian higher education (and other institutions of knowledge production) currently honing in on "impact", this month's reading by Bent Flyvberg - "Making Social Science Matter" - should give us plenty to chat about at the next gathering of the Critical Theory, Education and Social Work reading group.

Friday 22 June 2018
12.30-1.30pm
Room 726, Education Building (A35), University of Sydney
Click on Download paper.

It's not unusual for research in the humanities and social sciences to be dogged by questions of relevance or utility. With the discussion in Australian higher education (and other institutions of knowledge production) currently honing in on "impact", this month's reading by Bent Flyvberg - "Making Social Science Matter" - should give us plenty to chat about at the next gathering of the Critical Theory, Education and Social Work reading group.

 
We look forward to seeing you there whether again or for the first time. All welcome!
 
For more info, please check out the reading group’s Facebook page or email Remy Low.
LGBTIQ People in STEMM
Join us in celebrating LGBTIQ people in STEMM. This event is a joint collaboration between the University of Sydney's Ally Network, Diversity and Inclusion and the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Project.

To register for this event, please click here.

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CRLI | Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation
Workshop with Prof Eric Tsui on the Open Curriculum project
Venue: Room 351, Education Building A35, University of Sydney from 2.00 -3.00pm. Click on More Information.
A short video summarising part of what will shared at the workshop can be played by clicking on Video.


CRLI SIG Day Out: Unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research
Where: Level 1 of New Law Building, University of Sydney Camperdown Campus
When: 1.00-4.30pm, 4 July 2018
Click on more information
Click on Register before 30 June

Where: Level 1 of New Law Building, University of Sydney Camperdown Campus
When: 1.00-4.30pm, 4 July 2018
Click on more information
Click on Register before 30 June

Are you interested in unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research? Want to bridge the gap between research and innovation in education, discuss key research challenges and questions, and discover research opportunities in education and innovation at the University?

Come along on July 4th 2018 when the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) will be holding our SIG Day Out. This afternoon event invites the community of researchers and practitioners to come together to explore unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research.

The event starts around 1.00pm with parallel open Special Interest Groups (SIG) meetings and/or workshops. The CRLI SIGs bring together researchers and practitioners to solve complex problems in learning and innovation areas. Join one of these parallel sessions to exchange ideas, brainstorm solutions and build collaborations in your area of interest.

1.    Learning Analytics Research Group (joint with DVCE portfolio) 
2.    Neuroscience and Education 
3.    Innovative Learning Spaces 
4.    Student Partnerships SIG
5.    Interdisciplinary Education SIG

After break for light refreshment, we will have an expert panel discussion “Unlocking the potential of interdisciplinary education” from 3.30-4.30pm. This discussion opens a series of seminar-discussions “Exploring interdisciplinary knowledge and learning practices” which will run in Semester 2 2018. The panel will include Professor Pip Pattison (DVC Education), Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite (CRLI co-director) and other experts.

Registration for this event is free but required. More information, including SIG meeting/workshop titles and timing, will follow to registrants. Register before June 30 at http://bit.ly/CRLI4Jul18
An international comparative study of innovative physical learning spaces
When: Friday 6th July 2018, 10.30am to 12 noon
Where: The Abercrombie Building, Seminar Room 2280, Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St.
Click on more information.
RSVP to pippa.yeoman@sydney.edu.au.


When: Friday 6th July 2018, 10.30am to 12 noon
Where: The Abercrombie Building, Seminar Room 2280, Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St.
Click on more information.
RSVP to pippa.yeoman@sydney.edu.au.

Presented by John Augeri, co-founder and deputy director of the Paris Ile-de-France Digital University, government advisor, visiting researcher at Kyoto University and core member of both Educause, and FLEXspace learning spaces workgroups.

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RESEARCH
Student of the Month | Claire Golledge
Claire Golledge

Degree: PhD
Supervisors:  Professor Tim Allender and Associate Professor  Nicole Mockler
 
Thesis title: Disciplinarity, pedagogy and practice: a multiple case study of classroom history teaching
 
Claire Golledge

Degree: PhD
Supervisors:  Professor Tim Allender and Associate Professor  Nicole Mockler
 
Thesis title: Disciplinarity, pedagogy and practice: a multiple case study of classroom history teaching
 
Project description: 
Claire’s research aims to illuminate the disciplinary expertise and skills of experienced history teachers with a view to developing a richer and more fully formed understanding of the practice of school-based history teaching. The project uses a multiple case study approach involving close observation of four history teachers who have been nominated by their peers as exemplary in the way they engage their students in learning history. Project research methods consist of observation of classroom practice, semi-structured interviews with participant teachers and focus group research with students from each school. The resulting research uses the theoretical lens of practice architectures to map the complexity of teacher practice and to allow consideration of the conditions which sustain and constrain good history teaching in four different school contexts.
 
Claire Golledge is undertaking a PhD in Education. She holds undergraduate qualifications in both Law and History from the University of New South Wales and has a particular research and teaching interest in Australian history, writing her honours thesis on the intersection of gender politics and the legal system in pre-Federation Australian society. Prior to commencing her doctorate, Claire taught History and Legal Studies in both independent and government secondary schools in NSW. She has been a casual tutor in the School of Education and Social Work since 2012.
 
Awards
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2015)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Fellowship (2018)
Professional and community role
  • AARE SIG co-ordinator  (History and Education SIG).

Publication
Golledge, C. (2017). Teaching history and the changing nation state: Transnational and international perspectives (book review). Compare: a journal of comparative and international education.

Conference presentations:    
 
Golledge, C. (2018)  ‘The Long Game’: A case study of one Aboriginal teacher’s approach to teaching history in a challenging school context.  Presented at the  Indigenous Research Collaboration Forum, University of Sydney.  15-16 February 2018.

Golledge, C.  “You teach them to yearn for the unending sea”: towards a pedagogy for historical thinking.  Presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference 2017, Canberra.  26-30 November 2017.

Golledge, C. (2016).  'Historical Thinking' as history teaching praxis.  Presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference 2016, Melbourne.  27 November – 1 December 2016.

Golledge, C. (2016).  Bridging the theory/ practice divide in history education.  Presented at the  History Teachers' Association of Australia (HTAA) Annual Conference 2016, Sydney.  28-30 September 2016.

Email:    claire.golledge@sydney.edu.au
How to conduct a Turnitin-based review of research higher degree work
There have been a number of changes in processes around research higher degree supervision, including changes related to academic integrity. In our school, the thesis proposal meeting is an important early milestone; this milestone needs to include a check of the proposal document through Turnitin prior to the proposal meeting (as noted in the attached request for proposal meeting form).

There have been a number of changes in processes around research higher degree supervision, including changes related to academic integrity. In our school, the thesis proposal meeting is an important early milestone; this milestone needs to include a check of the proposal document through Turnitin prior to the proposal meeting (as noted in the attached request for proposal meeting form).
 
Tristan Enright of the Office of Academic Integrity has kindly developed the attached student and supervisor guidelines for this process.
Dr Paul Ginns | Associate Professor in Educational Psychology
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
SSPS Research Day
The annual School Research Day, with our incoming Head of School Professor Lisa Adkins attending, is fast approaching – on Thursday June 14 from 1-5pm in Eastern Ave LT 315.


The annual School Research Day, with our incoming Head of School Professor Lisa Adkins attending, is fast approaching – on Thursday June 14 from 1-5pm in Eastern Ave LT 315.

We encourage you all to come along as there are four diverse sessions separated by catering, time to catch up, be introduced to and reflect on each other’s wonderful research and strategies for grant success, engagement and impact.

SCHEDULE

1.00 – 1.15          Introduction by Gaby Ramia, Head of School
1.15 – 2.00          Looking Beyond Discovery Projects – Linkage, Category 2 and 3 Funding with Gaby Ramia and Michelle Peterie (Linkage), Danielle Celermajer (European Commission Grant) and Kate Taylor (FASS Business Development Manager)
 
2.00 – 2.45          Thinking Laterally about Research Engagement, Impact and Inclusion with Gaynor Macdonald (Anthropology) and Rebecca Scott Bray (Sociology and Social Policy)

2.45 – 3.15          AFTERNOON TEA
3.15 – 4.00          Working Collaboratively with Centres and the ERA 2018 Engagement and Impact Agenda with David Schlosberg (Director of Sydney Environment Institute) and James der Derian (Director of Centre for International Security Studies)
 
4.00 – 5.00          Research Fair – Quick Presentations and Opportunity for 1-on-1 Follow-Up with Amy Conley Wright and Elisabeth Valiente-Riedl (ECR/MCR Network), Chao Sun (FASS Data Scientist), Ruth Graham (Faculty Research Manager), 

Allan McConnell (Associate Dean, Research), Sue Goodwin (Director of Research Development) and others

For afternoon tea catering purposes, please RSVP through the Eventbrite link for the afternoon by the end of the week.
 
DR JAMES YOUNG | Acting School Manager, Research Support Officer
School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS)
News and update from the SSESW Doctoral Studies Team
This is an update about Research Education (Doctoral degrees and Masters’ by research). This email is being sent to all SSESW academic staff to capture current and potential supervisors. There have been a number of changes in the last couple of years in Research Education. Some current information is below and we will go through this and other topics in the supervisors’ forum on Thursday 14th of June.

This is an update about Research Education (Doctoral degrees and Masters’ by research). This email is being sent to all SSESW academic staff to capture current and potential supervisors. There have been a number of changes in the last couple of years in Research Education. Some current information is below and we will go through this and other topics in the supervisors’ forum on Thursday 14th of June.
 
Roles and Responsibilities

The administration of Higher Research Degrees has been centralised. Most University administration actions (e.g. changes of supervisors, changes in candidature, etc.) are requested online by the student and processed by the Higher Degree by Research Administrative Centre (HDRAC). Our team’s contact email is hdrac.2@sydney.edu.au and phone 86274343. 
 
FASS’s A/Dean, Ruth Phillips, has oversight of school based decisions across all FASS. There are still many processes that take place at the school level and we provide support/advice on all decisions. It is important to note that we do not administer any of these processes, instead we provide academic guidance and contribute in the decision making process.  
 
School-Based Team and Roles

• HRD coordinator – Ilektra Spandagou

Contact Ilektra for any progress issues and supervision arrangements and contact point about the university’s supervisors’ registry
 
• Admissions and Enquiries coordinator –Nikki Brunker

Contact Nikki if you receive any enquiries from prospective Research Degrees students and you want someone to check eligibility.  Also for enquiries from students you are not interested, please forward them to Nikki to disseminate to other staff
 
• Thesis Proposals coordinator –Paul Ginns

Contact Paul if you want information about the Thesis Proposal process and the 1st year Turnitin substantive text submission
 
• Examinations coordinator –Lina Markauskaite

Contact Lina for questions about examiners’ nominations, examination process and examination reports

 
Research Progress Managers (RPM)
• Jenni Way
• Marie Stevenson
• Hongzhi (Veronica) Yang
• Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes

Thesis proposal meetings are chaired by one of the Research Progress Managers (or the Thesis Proposals Coordinator). RPM also draft the school’s examination reports response and chair Annual Progress Meetings
  • Research Student Liaison Officer –Suin Jung
Contact, or direct your students to contact Suin  with questions about space allocation, general enquiries, information about induction and school progress requirements, and the Research Student Forums


Information on the website

As the administration of HRD students is shared between the university, faculty and the school, it is not always obvious where to find the relevant information. A good starting point is our school website

http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/doctoral_studies/contacts.shtml  

In this page you can find our team, a link to the HDRAC website and links to policy and forms.
 
For your reference, some commonly looked for links are:
  1. The requirements for each Higher Research Degree:
http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/future_students/postgraduate_research/index.shtml

  1. Forms related to the Thesis Proposal Meeting:
Thesis proposal request form:  http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/doctoral_studies/forms.shtml (2nd form in the bullet list)

Thesis proposal guidelines: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/students/postgraduate_research/index.shtml (under the heading: Thesis proposal review, in the first paragraph).
 
Important recent changes

First year milestone integrity check –this needs to be submitted by the student in Turnitin and discussed with supervisor – Please, direct students to HDRAC for information and advice, and you can contact Paul Ginns to discuss the process and requirements.
 
Master of Arts (Research) – a student can enrol for a MA (Research) with a primary supervisor in SSESW. MA (Research) students with a primary supervisor in SSESW are under the administration of our school in terms of progression expectations, allocation of space, etc. Information about the degree is available https://sydney.edu.au/courses/courses/pr/master-of-arts-research.html

This is in addition to existing Master of Education (Research).
 
Timely Completion – There is an increased emphasis on HDR completions due  to their contribution to Research Block Grants (RBG) Commonwealth funding for Universities. What is important to note is that completion refers to the award of the degree (not simply the submission of the thesis). Timely completions are within 4 years EFSTL for doctoral students and 2 years EFSTL for master by research students.
 
Coming events

3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Workshop for FASS HDR Students on Friday 25th of May 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm, TBA Venue (students will be informed by email). Please discuss with your students about possible participation.
 
SSESW Research Student Forum, Monday 4th of June 2018, 4 - 8pm, Keynote: Professor Janette Bobis. Deadline to submit an abstract is Sunday 27 May 2018. Please discuss with your students about presenting in the Forum.
 
FASS Supervisors' Briefing Session for all supervisors in FASS,  Friday the 8th of June 2018, 12:30-2:30, TBA Venue (by email to all supervisors in coming days). This is a briefing session about University and Faculty arrangements. It is complementary to the school’s forum so worth attending both if you have the time.
 
SSESW Supervisors’ Forum, Thursday 14th of June (after the school board meeting), Room 612, Education Building.  The forum is an opportunity to find information about key changes and how the university, faculty and school are supporting students’ candidature, from admissions to examinations. We will also discuss how best to support supervisors, both experienced ones and those starting their supervisory role.
13th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium
Please find the following URL regarding the 13th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 13 July, 2018 by 23.59 pm.

Click on Submit.
  

Please find the following URL regarding the 13th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 13 July, 2018 by 23.59 pm.

Click on Submit.
  
TESOL Research Network
Dr Aek Phakiti | Associate Professor in TESOL and Postgraduate Coursework 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.
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JOBS, NOTICES & MISCELLANEOUS
AARE Quantitative Research Methodology Summit 2018
Workshop Series 1: Wed. July 11 – Fri. July 13 at Monash University, Clayton campus, Melbourne.
Workshop Series 2: Fri .Nov. 30 – Sat. Dec. 1 at The University of Sydney.  Click on Register . Click on full program and presenter bio’s. 
For more information click on Attachment.
Feminisms II Women in Stem
Faber will host for a month professional women working on some project related to Women in STEM. There will be researchers, engineers, computer scientists, scientists, mathematicians… Click on Read more...


Partnership Collaboration Awards with Utrecht University
The Office of Global Engagement is calling for applications for Partnership Collaboration Awards with Utrecht University. Applicants are encouraged to submit funding applications for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking the University of Sydney and Utrecht University.

The Office of Global Engagement is calling for applications for Partnership Collaboration Awards with Utrecht University. Applicants are encouraged to submit funding applications for innovative and sustainable programs built around collaborative research linking the University of Sydney and Utrecht University.

In 2018, funding is available for up to six projects to receive up to approximately AUD$30,000 ($15,000 from the University of Sydney and €11.000 from Utrecht).

Applications open: 21 May 2018
Applications close: 22 June 2018
Applicants notified: 17 August 2018
Funding available: September 2018, to be fully expended within 12-months
Applications must be submitted online https://sydney.edu.au/award-schemes

Contact: Matthew Louie (ip.ipdf@sydney.edu.au)
National Reconciliation Week: 6 reasons why history matters
Find out how the University is exploring the theme of National Reconciliation Week - Don't Let History Be a Mystery - and watch the 'Ask us anything' video featuring Indigenous students and staff. 

Research project - Educating preservice teachers to teach diverse learners: A focus on teacher educators’ epistemic reflexivities.
Please be invited to teacher educators from Universities around Australia to participate in a 3-hour workshop on Tuesday 3rd July prior to the commencement of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) conference in Melbourne 2018.

Please be invited to teacher educators from Universities around Australia to participate in a 3-hour workshop on Tuesday 3rd July prior to the commencement of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) conference in Melbourne 2018.

My colleagues Leonie Rowan, Mary Ryan, Sue Walker, Terri Bourke, Eva Johansson, Lyra L’Estrange and I are working on a research project titled Educating preservice teachers to teach diverse learners: A focus on teacher educators’ epistemic reflexivities. This ARC funded study (DP180100160) will explore how teacher educators’ epistemic reflexivity and broader contextual factors enable or constrain their pedagogical approaches when preparing preservice teachers to teach to diversity.
Attached: Info sheet.
 
In the workshop the teacher educators will be asked to reflect on:
  • ideas about what is (variously) meant by the concept of ‘student diversity’ and what effective pedagogies exist for teaching to/about diversity in teacher education
  • the pedagogies (and underpinning knowledges) identified and the challenges underlying the values and the drivers using a new framework of teaching for diversity
  • the situations or contexts in which it would be appropriate to incorporate reflexivity in approaches to teaching in the preservice units you are involved in.
We would be grateful if you could please distribute the attached email (with project information) to the teacher educators in your faculty.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1800000010).

Jo Lunn Brownlee
Professor & Co-leader Teacher Education and Professional Learning research group
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