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Faculty of Education
 October 2019
Tuesday 08
11:44 - EVENT - Agriculture 4.0 (The Future of Agriculture) : AGRI 4.0 2020 More Information
Thursday 10
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - The Tough Love Debate | Public Seminar : Can thoughtful schools achieve what suspensions and exclusions cannot? Website | More Information
Violence and bullying in schools is an understandable concern within many Australian communities. Teachers are being challenged with an increasing proportion of students who have experienced adversity and trauma whilst still needing to provide quality academic instruction to large classes.

The resultant increasing numbers of school suspensions and exclusions is not surprising; our society largely works on the premise that negative consequences will lead to changed behaviour. It is increasingly clear however, that the hopeful outcome of mentally healthy school communities is not being achieved and that other approaches are needed.

On Mental Health Day 2019, join us for a public seminar to hear from child trauma experts, Dr Howard Bath and Commissioner and Professor Helen Milroy, who will share their extensive experience in trauma-informed practice and the role that schools can play in supporting the mental health of children and young people.

Our speakers will discuss:

* Strategies that help prevent the cycle of adversity being faced by many children and young people

* The ‘why’ behind violence, bullying and the increasing mental health challenges being faced by children and young people, and

* Responses by schools and communities that are most likely to positively impact the whole school community.

During the seminar, Dr Karen Martin (School of Population and Global Health) will also launch the WA Department of Education funded ‘Thoughtful Schools Project’. This project incorporates the implementation and evaluation of the newly developed International Trauma- Informed Practice Principles which have been designed to guide schools to generate positive school environments that support mental wellbeing with academic success.
Saturday 19
10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers : TEDxUWA is back with an exciting event dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
Immerse yourself in the innovative ideas and one-of-a-kind stories that are important to the community at the University of Western Australia - and beyond!

At this year’s annual conference, TEDxUWA has brought together a line-up of brilliant speakers that will push the frontiers between what we know and understand.

TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers is a chance to take an active part in important discussions that matter to students, alumni, educators, and anyone with a curious mind. Whether you’re interested in finding your identity or minimising waste for the future of our environment, these talks showcase fascinating ideas that will challenge and inspire you.

 November 2019
Wednesday 06
12:00 - COURSE - Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence Online Course : A free, online course for UWA staff and students via LMS Website | More Information
Do you feel confident to support students who have experienced sexual violence? Do you know how to best respond and where to refer the person for support if needed?

Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence is an interactive and comprehensive course for first responders. It will help you to develop the skills to respond appropriately, empathetically and confidently.

What will I learn? The Responding to Disclosures course will help you to: - Demonstrate an awareness of the issues and initiatives available around sexual violence, both at UWA and in wider society - Define what constitutes consent and identify the legal definitions of sexual offences in Western Australia - Dispel common myths and misconceptions around sexual violence - Explain the different support and reporting options available at UWA and externally - Demonstrate best practices for responding to a disclosure and apply these in line with UWA policies, procedures and services - Recognise when you (the responder) may need support in dealing with a disclosure

Who would benefit most from this course? Although all members of the UWA Community are welcome to complete this free course, frontline student support staff and student leaders are particularly encouraged to complete it.

This includes:

- Counselling and UniAccess staff - Security and Library staff - Student Advisers and Student Experience Officers - Guild student leaders such as Guild Council, Club and Society Executive - Students managing events - UniMentors - Sports Captains - Residential Advisers (RAs) - Residential College staff

How do I enrol? Visit the Fit For Study website for self-enrolment instructions
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education has seen a huge renaissance in the USA with several new initiatives: integrated models of instruction; new science school standards incorporating engineering and a focus on design and system thinking.

In the context of renewed STEM, we communicate to our students that we value innovation, creativity, “outside the box thinking”, “pushing boundaries”, “challenging paradigms” and “coming up with new solutions”. And yet when we see these behaviors in our young learners, we try to shut them down. Many teachers, for example, value compliant originality and conforming behavior over independent thinking. Unfortunately, a large number of students, who are defiant and don’t have the tools to adapt to the expectations in school, will disengage, lose interest and drop out of school or STEM fields. There seems to be a clash between valued STEM attributes and what is considered a student and a shift is needed in how we define “good student”, the mindset we want to foster within our schools and how to support student-teacher interaction in classrooms. This lecture will provide an overview of STEM initiatives in the US, research on student-teacher dynamics and existing frames of behavioral management, and the sketch of a new paradigm for (STEM) education based on empathy for the rebellious.

 January 2020
Wednesday 29
18:00 - SEMINAR - Grammar Therapy : Grammar has made a comeback! Website | More Information
Being able to deconstruct a sentence and knowing the fundamental principles of English aren't just helpful tools for learning a second language. They're skills essential to our ability to communicate effectively in almost every field. Grammar Therapy is a simple and effective introduction to English grammar for those who never learned grammar properly in school or need a refresher. This course runs over three weeks (total of 7.5 hrs).

 February 2020
Saturday 01
9:30 - TUTORIAL - Read with Speed - back by popular demand : Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension Website | More Information
Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies. You will be provided with the skills to increase your reading speed significantly as well as improve your comprehension and memory. Students completing this course learn how the reading process works and understand how our brains process, store and retrieve information. They learn new techniques and practise these skills. The combination of knowledge, skills and practice enables students to develop into efficient readers.
Thursday 20
16:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Discovering Black Holes : FREE 4-week after school course by the Einstein-First Project for Year 7 and 8 students Website | More Information
Keen to learn more about the universe? Join a free four-week after-school course run by the Einstein-First Project for Year 7 and 8 students.
Wednesday 26
17:45 - PRESENTATION - MBA and Graduate Certificate Information Evening : Hear about our MBA suite of programs, including new courses for 2020. Website | More Information
If you haven't already enrolled in an MBA or Graduate Certificate, join us for an information evening on Wednesday 26 February at the UWA Business School to hear about our suite of programs. You’ll meet industry professionals, MBA Directors and some of our current students and alumni who are making their mark in business.

The course fee for our MBA Intensive program has been reduced and multiple scholarships are available every year. Come and join WA’s highest-ranking business school and grab the chance to take your career to the next level.

UWA is a member of the Group of Eight and has an outstanding reputation: we're ranked 1st in Western Australia and among the top 100 universities worldwide (QS World Rankings, 2019).



--What to expect--

We'll cover everything you need to know about these UWA MBA programs and MBA-pathway Graduate Certificates:

-MBA Intensive

-MBA Flexible

-Graduate Certificate in Business

-Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

-Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management (new for 2020)

-Graduate Certificate in Leadership

-Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management (new for 2020)

-Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

You'll hear about various study options and what's included in each program, and gain some useful application advice. Join us for drinks and nibbles, learn about the new MBA Intensive, and decide which path is right for you.



--Event details--

5.45 PM: Registrations open

6.00 PM: Presentations and Q&A panel begins

7.00 PM: Drinks, nibbles and networking

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