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Draft Program

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Swinburne Studio, ACMI

Conference Registration and participants' networking

Conference registration: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Flinders St, Melbourne (Enter Opposite St Paul’s Cathedral or through Federation Square).

Tea and Coffee provided.

Duration: 1 hour
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cinema 2, ACMI

Conference Opening

Welcome to the conference: Dr Genevieve Hall, President SCEAA

Welcome to Country: First Nations Elders (to be confirmed)

Introduction to ACMI: Christine Everly, Manager Education Programs, ACMI

Introduction to the Koori Heritage Trust (KHT): Rob Hyatt, Manager Education and Visitor Experience

Duration: 30 mins
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Koori Heritage Trust

Concurrent Workshop 1: Connecting with culture to inspire identity and learning

@Koorie Heritage Trust (The Yarra Building, Federation Square, Flinders St &, Swanston St.)

In this workshop participants will work with Rob Hyatt, Manager Education and Visitor Experience, and Bernadette Atkinson, Cultural Competency educator, to explore the KHT’s vision, programs, resources and activities. They showcase how the KHT works with First Nations' youth in developing their cultural identity. 

In the second part of this workshop, Young First Nations people will lead groups in a walk along the ‘Birrarung Marr’ – (Yarra river walkway), which comes from the language of the Wurundjeri people who originally inhabited the area - 'birrarung' means 'river of mists' and 'marr' relates to 'side' to learn about First Nations’ history and perspectives on this area of Melbourne. 

 

Duration: 2 hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ACMI

Concurrent Workshop 2: Teaching and learning through the ACMI exhibitions (title to be confirmed))

ACMI

In this workshop, participants will visit to ACMI’s centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, and explore other programs with Christine Evely, Manager Education programs and other ACMI educators.

Duration: 2 hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Swinburne Studio, ACMI

Lunch and opportunity to explore the ACMI exhibitions, and Federation Sq.

Lunch and an opportunity to explore the ACMI exhibitions.

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cinema 2, ACMI

Keynote Address: Title to be advised

Katrina Sedgwick OAM

Director & CEO of ACMI

Chair: Dr. Genevieve Hall, SCEAA President

Duration: 30 mins
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Cinema 2, ACMI

Listening to youth voices in times of disruption

Youth Panel

Young people from primary and secondary schools, and members of community-based organisations.

Dialogue with participants: questions and discussion.

Chair: Adam Brodie- Mackenzie, SCEAA Committee

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Cinema 2, ACMI

Keynote address: Life, Disrupted: Key questions for educators before, during and after the Pandemic

Prof. Lucas Walsh and Dr Bert Magyar

Centre for Youth Policy and Education Practice

Monash University  

Chair: Associate Professor Libby Tudball, SCEAA Executive

Dialogue with participants: questions and discussion

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Swinburne Studio

Afternoon Tea

Duration: 30 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Cinema 2, ACMI

Australian Curriculum Update: Civics and Citizenship Education and HASS

Terry Gallagher

Manager, HASS

Chair: Dr Deborah Green, SCEAA Executive

Duration: 45 mins
4:15 PM - 4:50 PM
Cinema 2, ACMI

Keynote Address: Title to be advised

Speaker to be advised.

Chair: Dr Keith Heggart, Vice- President, SCEAA

Duration: 35 mins
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Swinburne Studio

Welcome Reception

Ticketed event.

Finger food provided.  Cash bar available.

Duration: 1 hour
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Foyer, St. Hilda's College

Registration

Foyer, St Hilda’s College

The University of Melbourne

19 - 25 College Cres, Parkville

Duration: 30 mins
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Auditorium, St. Hilda's College

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

Duration: 5 mins
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM
Auditorium, St. Hilda's College

Keynote speech: Title to be confirmed

Prof. Joel Westheimer

University Research Chair in Democracy and Education

University of Ottawa, Canada

Duration: 30 mins
9:35 AM - 10:05 AM
Auditorium, St. Hilda's College

Keynote speech: Cultivating civic character through service to others in disrupted times

Prof. Andrew Peterson

School of Education, Professor of Character and Citizenship Education, University of Birmingham, UK

Contemporary democracies seem beset by various tensions and issues that raise significant questions about the fundamental features of democratic life and which, in turn, place serious pressures and responsibilities on educators. Such concerns include increased political polarisation, fake news, a deterioration in the tone of political discussion, a “retreat” to privatised interests, and the persistent and often pervasive injustices experienced by/within communities. Each of these concerns detract from the health and viability of a citizenry committed to the common good. Yet amidst these very real challenges, many educators and young people are engaged in deliberate and intentional efforts to foster more hopeful and compassionate forms of democratic engagement – forms which bring citizens and communities together in conversation about what it means to be a good society and to live a good life. In this context, this presentation will focus on the cultivation of ‘civic character’ through education. More specifically, it will set out – through a combination of conceptual analysis, empirical data from educators and young people, and examples of practice in schools – a conception of civic character through service to others as a hopeful, compassionate and socially engaged way of being through which young people can respond (and oftentimes are responding) to the aforementioned concerns and through which a greater and more inclusive sense of the common good might be fostered.  

Duration: 30 mins
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM
Auditorium, St. Hilda's College

Dialogue with participants: questions and discussion

Duration: 10 mins
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Tea

Duration: 30 mins
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Papers and Workshops Session One

5 Concurrent Sessions

Duration: 1 hour
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Auditorium, St. Hilda's College

Keynote speech: Developing wellbeing and belonging in disrupted times

Dr. Kelly-Ann Allen

Department of Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education, Data Futures Institute, Monash University

Belonging  was identified as a fundamental human need and a major motivator for human behaviour nearly three decades ago, yet much work continues today to understand its meaning and purpose in our lives, as well as it’s disrupters, drivers, and outcomes. Debate exists at a theoretical and empirical level, about how belonging should be defined, which leads researchers to question what belonging actually means to the general population and especially young people. This is particularly relevant when schools offer an opportune place of belonging for youth. Yet international research informs us that a vast majority of students don’t feel a sense of belonging to school. This session will discuss the interpersonal, intrapersonal and contextual factors that can pose as barriers to school belonging, as well as cultural considerations and intersections with technology. While several disrupters of belonging will be identified, the session will also step through what supports belonging and present systemic solutions and strategies for schools that directly draw from student perspectives.  

Duration: 40 mins
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch

Duration: 45 mins
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Papers and Workshops Session Two

5 Concurrent Sessions

Duration: 1 hour
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Papers & Workshops Session Three

5 Concurrent Sessions

Duration: 1 hour
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Auditorium, St. Hilda's College

Conference Plenary

Panel of Discussants

Duration: 45 mins
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Assemble for transfer to Parliament House

Promptly assemble outside for transfer by coach to Parliament House.

Duration: 15 mins
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Parliament House

Parliament House Education Programs and Tour

Welcome by the Presiding Officer.

Duration: 1 hour
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Queen’s Hall, Parliament House

Final Reception

Ticketed Event.

 

Duration: 1 hour