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Draft Program

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM

Conference Opening

Welcome and introduction to the conference theme: Dr Genevieve Hall, President SCEAA

Introduction to ACMI: Christine Evely, 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

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

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

Concurrent Workshop 2: First Peoples’ Storytelling and the Moving Image

Workshop and online exhibition visit. Presented by ACMI educators and curators.

“We made sure that First Peoples content was woven throughout the five sections of the exhibition, and self-representation

was a guiding principle of the curatorial approach.”

Louana Sainsbury ACMI Curator 


Discover significant works and installations relating to First Peoples' storytelling in The Story of the Moving Image. In this workshop, which incorporates a guided discovery approach to visiting the exhibition, participants are introduced to The Story of the Moving Image - First Peoples' Perspectives resource and consider how the resource might help teachers introduce and inspire exhibition engagement. Participants also receive the Lens, and find out about the ongoing learning offered by this free take-home device that lets visitors collect artworks, objects and experiences.

With Lens in hand, participants visit the exhibition to discover stories, artworks and ideas and to make their own practical connections across curriculum areas. The Lens has been designed to invite wider exploration of the exhibition, encouraging visitors to delve deeper into what they have collected. So far visitors have taken 1.6 million objects home with them and 75,000 of their own creations.  


Duration: 2 hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break & Networking

Lunch and an opportunity to network with other attendees.

Duration: 1 hour
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Keynote Address: Representation and voice through the moving image

Katrina Sedgwick OAM

Director & CEO of ACMI

Chair: Dr. Genevieve Hall, SCEAA President


Duration: 30 mins
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

Afternoon Tea Break

Meet other attendees during the coffee break!

Duration: 30 mins
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Australian Curriculum Update: Civics and Citizenship Education and HASS

Terry Gallagher

Manager: HASS, ACARA

Chair: Dr Deborah Green, SCEAA Executive

Duration: 45 mins
4:15 PM - 4:50 PM

Keynote Address: Make Change Happen: Strategies and recommendations for change projects in schools

Adam Brodie-McKenzie Learning Specialist in Student Agency at the University High School, Executive of Social Education Victoria and Laura Newman Executive Officer of Social Education Victoria

Chair: Dr Keith Heggart, Vice- President, SCEAA


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

Social Event

Online social event.


Duration: 1 hour
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

Duration: 5 mins
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM

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

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


Duration: 30 mins
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM

Dialogue with participants: questions and discussion

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

Morning Tea Break

Meet other attendees during the break!

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

Papers and Workshops Session One

Duration: 1 hour
11:55 AM - 12:35 PM

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


Duration: 40 mins
12:35 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Break & Networking

Take a break or meet up with other attendees!

Duration: 40 mins
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Papers and Workshops Session Two

Duration: 1 hour
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM

Papers & Workshops Session Three

Duration: 1 hour
3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Conference Plenary

Panel of Discussants

Chair: Dr Genevieve Hall, President SCEAA

Duration: 45 mins
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Dinner in Melbourne (TBC)

An optional dinner will be organised if Melbourne is not in lockdown. Details will be provided closer to the date! 

Duration: 3 hours