SYDNEY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL WORK
21 June 2018
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STAFF NEWS
Congratulations Dr Minkang Kim
A warm congratulations to Dr Minkang Kim on graduating from the Vice-Chancellor’s Sponsorship Program for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Women.

Professor Fran Waugh | Head of School
Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Applications open: Bachelor of Advanced Studies and New 2000 and 3000 Units of study
We would like to invite all staff designing units within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to submit an Expression of Interest for their project and advanced coursework units. We are also launching the next round of funding for colleagues designing new 2000 and 3000 level unit of study for delivery in 2019.

All forms are due by the 2nd of July to FASS.ei@sydney.edu.au and funding will be announced on the 12th of July. Funding will be provided to support colleagues with teaching relief for this calendar year.                 
       
We would like to invite all staff designing units within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to submit an Expression of Interest for their project and advanced coursework units. Please find attached the guidelines and EoI form.  We are also launching the next round of funding for colleagues designing new 2000 and 3000 level unit of study for delivery in 2019.

All forms are due by the 2nd of July to FASS.ei@sydney.edu.au and funding will be announced on the 12th of July. Funding will be provided to support colleagues with teaching relief for this calendar year.
 
We would also like to remind colleagues of the DVC-E Education Grant scheme which are open at the moment. The relevant forms and guidelines are attached for your convenience. For those of you who missed the OLE session, you can find the recording and relevant materials in the Resource section here.
  If you have any questions on the above, please email Priya Shaw (Manager, Education Initiatives) at priya.shaw@sydney.edu.au or Gillian Wu (Senior Project Officer) at FASS.ei@sydney.edu.au
 
ALYSON SIMPSON | Associate Professor 
Associate Dean (Education)
Reminder - University Library: Call for Reading Lists for Semester 2, 2018
Dear Course Coordinators and Education Support Officers
 
**Important Changes: The process may have changed depending on your reading list needs**

Dear Course Coordinators and Education Support Officers,
 
**Important Changes: The process may have changed depending on your reading list needs**
 
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 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)?
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.
 
Kind regards,
 
The Unit of Study Team.
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Staff in the Media
Dr Yeow-Tong Chia was interviewed by SBS Mandarin radio on why Singapore was chosen as the location for the Trump-Kim summit held on 12 June 2018. The interview was conducted in Mandarin. For the full interview please click on SBS Mandarin Radio.

Corporate Card Procedures - amended
The University's Corporate Card Procedures have been amended to align them with the University's travel and expense management system.

The University's Corporate Card Procedures have been amended to align them with the University's travel and expense management system.

Key changes include:
  • Gift cards that allow cash withdrawals cannot be purchased on a University corporate card. Usage of gift cards should be modest and records of to whom they are issued should be kept.
  • Expenses are to be acquitted by the 25th of the month in the expense management system, Concur.
  • Tax invoices and receipts are to be attached for ALL transactions regardless of the value.
  • Updates to the authorising process to include system audit, expense approver and Finance Service Centre process.
In addition, corporate card forms are being streamlined and will be updated shortly.

Looking ahead, plans are underway to re-write the Corporate Card Procedures during 2018 to ensure these reflect current University templates on the Policy Register.

Please make yourselves aware of the amendments and if you have any questions contact the Travel & Expense Helpdesk in the Finance Service Centre
Finance Service Centre 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
Annual Scholarships and Prizes Awards Ceremony
Dear Colleagues

The Head of School of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Professor Fran Waugh, cordially invites you and your guest, to attend our celebration of the School’s Annual Awards Ceremony for the recipients of Scholarships, Prizes and Awards.

Dear Colleagues

The Head of School of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Professor Fran Waugh, cordially invites you and your guest, to attend our celebration of the School’s Annual Awards Ceremony for the recipients of Scholarships, Prizes and Awards.

The Certificates will be presented by The Pro Chancellor, Professor Marian Baird AO. Dr Alison O'Grady will be MC for the night.

The Ceremony will be held on Thursday the 30th of August, 2018 in MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, 5.15 pm for a 5.30 pm start to conclude at 7.00pm.

At the conclusion of the formal proceedings, we invite you to stay for canapés and refreshments.
 
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Nathan Allan
by Friday 10 August, 2018, and we look forward to seeing you at the Awards Ceremony. 
 
Date:   Thursday, 30 August, 2018
Time:   5.30 pm - 7.00 pm
Venue: MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney,
Camperdown Campus.

Best Regards

Nathan Allan | Teaching, Curriculum and Timetabling Coordinator
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Invite Workshop | Authenticity in Assessment
Invitation:  Authenticity in Assessment Workshop
When:  10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Where: Rm 612, Education Building

This workshop is one of the outcomes from the Education Compact funding we received in 2017.  We would really appreciate and encourage your attendance and feedback before this workshop is rolled out more broadly.  An outlook invitation will follow.

Invitation:  Authenticity in Assessment Workshop
When:  10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Where: Rm 612, Education Building

This workshop is one of the outcomes from the Education Compact funding we received in 2017.  We would really appreciate and encourage your attendance and feedback before this workshop is rolled out more broadly.  An outlook invitation will follow.

This workshop is designed to help you reconsider your assessment design in terms of its authenticity or meaningful relation to the world. An example of a task with more authenticity is a project to produce a well-researched website about the history of a real community organisation – it may for example, involve a student interviewing past and present members of the organisation, and evaluating primary written sources. In the workshop, you will learn the story of how a colleague made incremental changes to their major assessment task to make it more authentic, and then have a hands-on opportunity to apply key design principles to tweak or redesign your own task(s). Colleagues who have experienced redesigning their assessments will also be on hand to offer tips and suggestions.

More authentic tasks tend to help students travel on the journey toward more than one graduate quality (e.g., problem-solving, communication, inventiveness, etc.) and this workshop will also help you to begin mapping your assessments as part of the University/FASS project plan on embedding graduate qualities in learning outcomes and assessment. We recommend you bring colleagues from your unit; or get together your teaching team from your year level to participate.  We welcome your feedback after the workshop. When you accept the Outlook invitation, you will also automatically receive access to a website showcasing five examples of authenticity in assessment in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.  

An Outlook invitation will be sent out in order to determine numbers shortly.  Any queries, please contact belinda.chambers@sydney.edu.au.
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.

‘Because of her, we can!’.
Invitation – The Hon Linda Burney discusses her journey from education to politics
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm followed by lunch at MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney.  To register for this event, please click here.  Click on Register.
SICLE Research Seminar
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: 612, Education Building
Presenter: Dr Anne Reath Warren

 Developing resourceful language users; linguistic ethnographic case studies in community language education in Australia and Sweden

Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: 612, Education Building
Presenter: Dr Anne Reath Warren
 
Developing resourceful language users; linguistic ethnographic case studies in community language education in Australia and Sweden
 
Teachers around the world are increasingly aware of the linguistic diversity represented in their classrooms and are looking for educational approaches that nurture the development of both subject matter and linguistic knowledge, particularly for students who are still in the process of developing literacies in majority languages.

In my PhD, a linguistic ethnographic project, I investigated opportunities for and challenges to developing multilingual literacies in three forms of education in Sweden and Australia. In this presentation, the methodological approach taken to this international project will be discussed, and the results of the Australian case study, investigating a community language school teaching Vietnamese, presented. 

Extracts from interviews with teachers, students, school leaders and parents will be presented to illustrate the narratives of separate and flexible multilingualism identified in that context.  The overall results of my PhD study indicate that opportunities for the development of multilingual literacies are created when equal access to spaces for developing literacies in immigrant languages exists, and when language ideologies that recognize and build on students’ heteroglossic linguistic repertoires inform the organization of education and classroom practices.

Challenges are created when monoglossic ideologies restrict access to diverse forms of language education and constrain multilingual classroom interactions. Organization of language education and development of classroom strategies  which build on the linguistic realities of multilingual students and help them develop the genres they need, can help them become resourceful language users (Pennycook, 2012) and provide teachers with the tools they need to facilitate this.

Reference
Pennycook, A. (2012). What might translingual education look like? Babel, 47(1), 4–13.
 
Anne Reath Warren is Senior Lecturer in Language Education, Department of Language Education at Stockholm University and will take up a position as Researcher in Education (newly arrived students) with the Department of Eduacation, Uppsala University

anne.reath.warren@isd.su.se
anne.reath.warren@edu.uu.se
Critical Theory, Ed and SW reading group #13 – “Impact”
Time: 12.30-1.30pm, Rm 726, Education Building (A35), University of Sydney.  Click on Download paper.

Time: 12.30-1.30pm, Rm 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.
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CRLI | Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation
CRLI Open Forum and SIG Day Out: Unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research
Are you interested in unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research? Want to bridge the gap, discuss key research challenges and questions, and discover research opportunities in education and innovation at the University? Please join us at July 4th CRLI Open Forum and SIG Day Out: Unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research.  Click on Attachment.

Are you interested in unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research? Want to bridge the gap, discuss key research challenges and questions, and discover research opportunities in education and innovation at the University? Please join us at July 4th CRLI Open Forum and SIG Day Out: Unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research.

The Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) Open Forum and SIG Day Out on July 4th invites the community of researchers and practitioners to come together to explore unlocking the potential of learning innovation and research.  The event starts at 1.30pm with parallel open Special Interest Groups (SIG) meetings and/or workshops. Join these parallel sessions to exchange ideas, brainstorm solutions and build collaborations in your area of interest.

  • Innovative Learning Spaces SIG - What does learning look like?
  • Interdisciplinary Education SIG - Exploring interdisciplinary knowledge and learning practices
  • Learning Analytics Research Group – Unlocking Canvas through Data
  • Neuroscience and Education - The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing - Your Thoughts, Please?
After break for light refreshment, we will have a video presentation by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Pip Pattison, and an expert panel discussion “Unlocking the potential of interdisciplinary education” from 3.30-4.30pm in New Law School Lecture Theatre 101. 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 Associate Professor Lina Markauskaite (CRLI co-director) and other experts.

Registration for this event is free but required. Register before June 30 at http://bit.ly/CRLI4Jul18

Innovative Learning Spaces SIG - What does learning look like?
Please join us on July 4th at 1.30pm for an Innovative Learning Spaces Special Interest Group (SIG) workshop: “What does learning look like?”. This event will be facilitated by Pippa Yeoman and Stephanie Wilson. What does learning look like? In this workshop we invite you into an ongoing research project, to think about connections between the designed environment and learning activity. Together we will explore a method for analysing what productive learning actually looks like and how it can support you in your work.

Interdisciplinarity SIG - Exploring interdisciplinary knowledge and learning practices
You are very welcome to join us on July 4th at 1.30pm for an Interdisciplinarity Special Interest Group (SIG) roundtable discussion: “Exploring interdisciplinary knowledge and learning practices”. This event will be facilitated by Beth Rohrlach, Lina Markauskaite, and Brian Bailey. The University’s 2016-2020 University strategy will see all graduates developing the capability to work effectively in interdisciplinary and inter-professional settings. This imperative has resulted in a surge in the development of interdisciplinary ‘project-based’ units, and other kinds of interdisciplinary curricula. How can we facilitate the development of students’ interdisciplinary effectiveness most productively, right across the institution? Which research ideas and leading practices can inform the design of effective interdisciplinary curricula and teaching practice? How do we get the best approaches adopted, and minimise duplication and overlap?

Learning Analytics Research Group – Unlocking Canvas through Data
Join us on July 4th at 1.30pm for a Learning Analytics Research Group roundtable discussion: “Unlocking Canvas through Data”. This event will be facilitated by Kathtyn Bartimote-Aufflick and Danny Liu.
There are many possibilities for improving learning and teaching through the meaningful application of small and big datasets about students and their engagement with a variety of learning environments. Particularly, as students and staff embrace Canvas at Sydney, we have a great opportunity to leverage Canvas’ transparency and rich datasets to better understand, research, and enhance students’ learning and our blended/online teaching.
Join us at this CRLI Learning Analytics SIG workshop and share your experiences and aspirations as short 3-minute lightning talks, or just come along and be inspired by what might be possible.

Neuroscience and Education - The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing - Your Thoughts, Please?
You are very welcome to join us on July 4th at 1pm for an Neuroscience and Education Special Interest Group (SIG) roundtable discussion: “The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing - Your Thoughts, Please?”. This event will be facilitated by Dr. Minkang Kim.

In addition to hearing about some projects that are currently running, participants will contribute their thoughts and insights to the SIG’s new Winter School Unit of Study. As a result of our successful Strategic Education Grants application and the approval of a new cross-disciplinary Unit of Study on The Social Brain: Learning and Wellbeing, SIG members will run a Winter School of 36 hours over three weeks, beginning in 2019.
An international comparative study of innovative physical learning spaces
Time: 10.30am to 12 noon at  The Abercrombie Building, Seminar Room 2280, Darlington Ln & Abercrombie St. Click on more information. RSVP to Pippa Yeoman.


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
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
Publication | Professor Brian Paltridge
Paltridge, B. (2018). Looking inside the world of peer review: Implications for graduate student writers. Language Teaching.
To view click on website.



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
11th Educational Psychology Forum
Call for Abstracts due 13 Aug. Click on view full details.



Opportunity for Early Childhood Educator
Froebel Early Childhood Centre is currently looking for a German-English speaking Early Childhood Educator or Teacher at their St. Leonards Long Day Care Centre. To view click on Link.  

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