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Today's date is Thursday, November 23, 2017
Faculty of Education
 February 2017
Monday 20
8:45 - STUDENT EVENT - Initial Teacher Induction - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary & Secondary) Website | More Information
Orientation program for the 2017 cohort of Master of Teaching students.

First year students enrolled in any of the MTeach specialisations (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary) must attend.
Tuesday 21
8:45 - STUDENT EVENT - Initial Teacher Induction - Graduate Diploma of Education Website | More Information
Orientation program for the 2017 cohort of Graduate Diploma of Education

 March 2017
Wednesday 01
15:00 - SEMINAR - WEBINAR: Getting Started with Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education : This webinar will concentrate on: Matching marks to criteria; Assuring standards; Ensuring inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability; effective assessment design; and giving effective feedback Website | More Information
Starting out with assessment can be terrifying. People often ask themselves questions like: How do I know how good this work is? There are such diverse responses how do I know which ones are the highest quality? How do I know if my marks match up to those of my fellow assessors? How much damage will I do to a student if I get their mark wrong? How much feedback should I give to students? What kinds of tone should I adopt? Is it more important to concentrate on telling the student about the things they have done wrong, or to give them advice on how to improve on the next assignment, or both? How am I going to cope with the workload? How do I set about designing a decent assignment for my module? How will I know if it is too easy or too hard? What kind of assessment methods should I use? Should I just stick to exams and MCQs or maybe try something a bit different? How risky would that be and what will happen to me if I stuff things up?

These are the kinds of questions we will address in this webinar, for those new to assessing in higher education, which will concentrate on matters including: Matching marks to criteria; Assuring standards; Ensuring inter-assessor and intra-assessor reliability; Effective Assessment design; and Giving effective feedback.

The session won't provide cast-iron solutions to all these questions but will provide support and practical advice to those new in role as HE assessors.

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Further information: The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of assessment and e-assessment topics. Sessions are hosted by Professor Geoffrey Crisp, PVC Education, University of New South Wales and Dr Mathew Hillier, Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching, Monash University, Australia. Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, links to resources and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at transformingassessment.com
Monday 06
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what it’s like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.
Wednesday 08
11:00 - STAFF EVENT - Encouraging Connected Learners Website | More Information
At UWA we are invigorating learning, teaching and research through digital transformation. This is evident in a number of Education Futures Scholarships awarded to various academics over the past two years.

In this one hour session, Learning Technologist Ezrina Fewings will discuss how the concept of ‘connectedness’ could be one pathway in encouraging students to explore experiential learning and apply their understanding to real world opportunities using various technologies.

Participants will hear about:

*examples on how learners can engage technologies to increase their experiential learning.

*examples on how educators can adopt Education 3.0 principles to expand their teaching practices.

*successful projects funded by the Education Futures Scholarships program which engage connected learning.

Encouraging your learners to develop their critical thinking skills and become efficient connectors can be a great strategy towards Education 3.0 at UWA.

Please register your attendance for this event through the Eventbrite link provided.
Tuesday 21
13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Teach English in Spain! : Visit by the Spanish Education Adviser, Spanish Embassy More Information
Would you like to spend some time in Spain teaching English? The Spanish Embassy has the right program for you.

Come to an information session about the Language assistants program in Spain tailored for Australian university students and graduates. You will have the opportunity to hear from Manuel Moreno Alcauce, Education Advisor at the Spanish Embassy.

 May 2017
Tuesday 23
14:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - How does environmental education influence sense of place : A study of primary students from two Bedouin settlements as they engage in reclaiming a nearby contaminated waterway. More Information
This study focuses on the residents of two Bedouin settlements (Um Betin and Alsaid), located on the banks of Hebron Stream. Hebron Stream is constantly contaminated with sewage runoff, and mounds of additional waste are dumped along its banks. Reclaiming Hebron Stream will require the cooperation of all the bodies and authorities located on its route, and allow local communities to get involved, and encourage active environmental citizenship.

The study presented here relies on a place-based learning dynamic that aims to promote environmental sustainability in the context of place and community. The purpose of this study is to identify the particular patterns and characteristics of learning in a natural, place-identity and nature attachment that includes social and cultural aspects. Our study follows groups of fifth and sixth graders (n=200), from the nearby Bedouin settlements as they go through a two-year place-based learning program at Hebron Stream and its surroundings. The program’s goals are to acquaint the students with the area surrounding Hebron Stream and it natural elements and to raise their awareness of its manmade environmental problems. Beyond this, the program also engages the students in active work and personal experience, aiming to promote creativity, encourage place identity and nature attachment, and hone observational skills.

 June 2017
Tuesday 27
9:00 - EVENT - Introductory Statistics Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate the ideas demonstrated. The course will be held in a computer laboratory allowing participants to immediately apply the material covered through a series of practical examples.

 July 2017
Wednesday 12
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Website | More Information
Mental illnesses often start in adolescence or early adulthood and it is important to detect problems early to ensure the young person is properly treated and supported.

This 14-hour YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.

Places on the course are strictly limited!

COST: $220 including resources and refreshments (20% discount for current students)

Email bonnie.furzer@uwa.edu.au for more details or registration form.
Friday 14
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what it’s like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.

 August 2017
Tuesday 15
15:00 - SEMINAR - Science Education Seminar : Two seminars presented by visiting Professors Michael Reiss and Anat Zohar More Information
Seminar 1: How can we get more students to study STEM subjects once these are no longer compulsory? Professor Michael Reiss, University College London Seminar 2: Teaching higher order thinking to low achieving students: do they make a marriage? Professor Anat Zohar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 September 2017
Monday 04
9:45 - EVENT - Research Week : 4-8 September 2017 Website | More Information
Visit UWA from 4-8 September for UWA Research Week when we showcase UWA research and its impact on local and global communities.

On Monday 4 September we kick off Research Week with a series of free events hosted in the Research Week marquee, situated on Great Court, behind Winthrop Hall.

No registration is required for these events so make sure you come along and enjoy the atmosphere. There will even be food trucks nearby and free coffee postcards to collect, just to keep you fuelled and talking about research!

MONDAY 4 SEPT in the marquee:

. 9.45am: Welcome to Country by Professor Len Collard. Join us for this very special start to the day.

. 10-11am: Murujuga: Caring for Country. We are excited to welcome Elders and Rangers from the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (Burrup Peninsula) who are presenting this talk along with Prof Jo McDonald. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about their culture and their stories.

. 11.30am-1.00pm the 2 Norty Broz Shamsta and Jamahl from Noongar Radio will be broadcasting live from the marquee. They are a fun and lively duo and will be interviewing some of our special guests as well as some UWA researchers. Be part of the audience!

. 1.30-2pm: Tjaabi: Songs from the Pilbara. Aboriginal performer, Patrick Churnside will be performing Tjaabi, sung poetry from the Pilbara. Don't miss this unique experience.

. 2-3.30pm: Science on the Edge: new discoveries, challenges and opportunities with the SKA. This talk is hosted by Professor Peter Quinn and is sure to draw a crowd.

. 9am-4pm: The Virtual Plant Cell: exploring cell science through virtual reality will be running throughout the day inside the marquee. You can try VR and meet the scientists.

Be part of the audience and enjoy the atmosphere in what will be the start of a mammoth week of events. We will see you there!

Visit the Research Week website where you can learn more about these events and all our other events on offer during Research Week: www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au
Wednesday 06
18:00 - EVENT - WA Department of Health Youth Health Policy Community Conversation #1 : If you are 13-24 we want to hear your thoughts on the new Youth Health Policy! Website | More Information
Are you aged 13 - 24? We want to hear from YOU! We want to find out what you think about health services for young people. The WA Department of Health wants to hear from people aged 13 – 24 about the WA Youth Health Policy. You are invited to come along and share your thoughts and ideas.

We want to hear from everyone; people who are well and healthy, those with chronic conditions, people with a disability, refugees or migrants, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex, those living in rural and remote areas... we want to hear from you all!

Free pizza, refreshments and small payment provided. There will be four community conversations in the metropolitan area, one in Bunbury and one in Broome. Visit our website http://bit.ly/IPIRevents for all dates and venues.
Thursday 07
7:00 - Health & Wellness - Health Coaching : Free health coaching on campus More Information
Participants needed to assist our 4th year Post Graduate Health students in Health Coaching.

**What’s required from you** 2 sessions of about 1 hour each, 3-4 weeks apart, held at UWA at times convenient to yourself and subject to student availability

**What is Health Coaching?** Health coaching is a methodology that provides person-centred care and promotes health literacy, shared decision-making, behaviour change and self-management to support adherence to evidence-based recommendations for improved health and quality of life outcomes. Topics for coaching can include any health-related issue. During each coaching session students are expected to use the Health Change Australia (HAC) 10-step model for coaching.

**Interested** Contact Jo at epc-sseh@uwa.edu.au Places are limited.

13:00 - PRESENTATION - Researching without the red-tape* : Join the Risk and Legal team for a discussion on clinical trials, complex research collaborations and data ownership. Website | More Information
Step beyond the tangle of red tape and start your research sooner.*

Meet the UWA team who are here to work with researchers and central experts to quickly navigate the formalities of agreements and approvals. The Risk & Legal unit welcome researchers and peers to an informal open office featuring: poster presentations on challenging topics such as data ownership, clinical trials and complex collaborations a “duty lawyer” desk for on the spot queries* door prizes and Research Week coffee cards.

Registrations are essential via http://www.researchweek.uwa.edu.au/events/researching-without-the-red-tape/

This event is suited to UWA researchers.

* Some terms and conditions apply.
Friday 08
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - Embedding Research Skills into Learning Experiences : A discussion forum to learn from each other's experiences. Website | More Information
There is evidence that generic attributes like research skills are most effectively developed when they are embedded in the curricula.

In this session, we will present examples from the courses in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as literature where academics have successfully integrated research skills into formal teaching and assessment of the discipline content.

The session will also provide opportunity for the participants to share their experiences.
Monday 11
18:00 - EVENT - WA Department of Health Youth Health Policy Community Conversation #2 : If you are 13-24 we want to hear your thoughts on the new Youth Health Policy! Website | More Information
Are you aged 13 - 24? We want to hear from YOU! We want to find out what you think about health services for young people. The WA Department of Health wants to hear from people aged 13 – 24 about the WA Youth Health Policy. You are invited to come along and share your thoughts and ideas.

We want to hear from everyone; people who are well and healthy, those with chronic conditions, people with a disability, refugees or migrants, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex, those living in rural and remote areas... we want to hear from you all!

Free pizza, refreshments and small payment provided. There will be four community conversations in the metropolitan area, one in Bunbury and one in Broome. Visit our website http://bit.ly/IPIRevents for all dates and venues.
Thursday 21
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu - Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration : Free Presentation/Panel Discussion Website | More Information
It is our pleasure to invite you to a public event featuring Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, to launch the Perth USAsia Centre's newest publication, Realising the Indo-Pacific: Tasks for India's Regional Integration, and explore the future opportunities and challenges for India's integration into the Indo-Pacific region. Strategic experts in Australia and the United States have adopted the 'Indo-Pacific', however, India's strategic community has yet to use the construct to understand the international system around them. Without India's economic growth and involvement in the region, the Indo-Pacific cannot be fully realised and this has implications on Australia's national interest for a rules-based global order. Please join us to hear a keynote address from Australia's High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Sidhu, followed by a panel discussion with Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre and Professor Stephen Smith, Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Perth USAsia Centre and former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. We look forward to seeing you there. Regards, Perth USAsia Centre
Monday 25
9:00 - GUIDED TOUR - UWA Campus Tour : Start your pursuit with a UWA campus tour Website | More Information
Our stunning campus offers a vibrant and dynamic learning environment with its mix of heritage buildings, contemporary architecture and beautiful gardens. Current UWA students will take you on a tour of our campus giving you an insight into what it’s like to be a student at UWA.

Join us for informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

All future students and their families are welcome.

Bookings are essential so please head to the webpage provided to register.

 October 2017
Monday 02
9:00 - CONFERENCE - In The Zone 2017 : The Blue Zone: Environment, Resources, and Security in the Indo-Pacific Maritime Realm Website | More Information
In collaboration with The University of Western Australia, the Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to announce that the 2017 In The Zone Conference – “The Blue Zone” will be held on Monday, 2 October 2017 in Perth, Western Australia. The conference will host a program of distinguished and expert speakers, including the Honourable Julie Bishop, Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Han Sueng-soo, former President of the United Nations General Assembly (2001) and former South Korean Prime Minister (2008-2009) and Mr Chris Salisbury, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto, Iron Ore. This year’s In The Zone Conference will spark a regional discussion that aims to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG14) of seeking to ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources’. We would be delighted if you would join us here in Perth to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Indo-Pacific’s maritime realm.

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