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Faculty of Education
 July 2012
Thursday 26
9:00 - COURSE - Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis : A Short Course using IBM SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about how to analyse binary or survival data.

The course is hosted by the Centre for Applied Statistics and we offer discounted rate fees to UWA Graduate Research Students.

Fee information is available on our website https://www.cas.maths.uwa.edu.au/courses. Please register online.

 August 2012
Friday 10
10:00 - EVENT - PIVOT Presentation : Introducing PIVOT - the new online research opportunities database @ UWA More Information
On the 1st of July 2012 UWA switched its online research opportunities database from COS (Community of Science) to PIVOT. PIVOT quickly and easily allows you to customise your online research profile so that you will be among the first to hear about relevant grant and funding opportunities. Also, PIVOT provides a feature to define ‘saved searches’ for automatic alerts on new funding opportunities corresponding to your research strengths. To introduce you to the functionalities of the system and also to show you how you can ‘claim’ your own profile, Mark Wilson from ProQuest will visit UWA and present PIVOT to the wider UWA research community.
Sunday 12
10:00 - EVENT - 2012 Open Day : Experience what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
UWA opens up the whole campus to the public.

Come and find out about the courses on offer, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Tuesday 14
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre-Public Sector Commission : Considering a career in the public service? Graduating soon and still searching for a job? Website | More Information
Come along to the Working in WA State Government information session. The session is open to students from all years and all disciplines. You will be surprised at the opportunities available in the public service.

Bookings on CareerHub – https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 15
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Reflecting on how education researchers are tackling some of Australia’s pressing issues Website | More Information
The Graduate School of Education invites you to participate in this inaugural Seminar Series.

With a focus on sharing personal insights into timely and relevant topics in education research, these seminars will engage participants in a lively discussion of some of the pressing issues affecting Australia’s academics, schools and society today.

Speakers and topics for 2012

15 August

Winthrop Professor Grady Venville

“Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket)”: A retrospective study of why scientists chose to study science.”

26 September

Winthrop Professor Stephen Houghton

“Are the seeds of antisociality and psychopathic traits sown early in life?”

10 October

Winthrop Professor and Chapple Chair David Andrich

“Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics”

31 October

Winthrop Professor and Faculty Dean Helen Wildy

“NAPLAN Data: Improving student learning OR doing the work of the Devil?”

14 November

Winthrop Professor Thomas O’Donoghue

The primary school’s invasion of the privacy of the child: Unmasking the potential of some current practices

Venue Details

RSVP to Ms. Alyce Green, Administrative Assistant, GSE [email protected]

Abstracts and additional details will be distributed closer to the event date.

12:00 - SEMINAR - Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket) : A retrospective study of why scientists chose to study science Website | More Information
The ‘science pipeline’ in Australia is under threat because not enough budding scientists are moving through from school to university to science-based jobs. The aim of this research was to retrospectively survey current Australian and New Zealand scientists to ascertain why they chose to study science. The quantitative data from 722 respondents showed that, unsurprisingly, the main reasons were that they were interested in science and they were good at science. Secondary school science classes and one particular science teacher also were found to be important factors. Of more interest are their anecdotes about the challenges of becoming a scientist, some of which will be shared in this presentation.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Volunteering Opportunities Seminar – UWA Careers Centre & Guild : Learn how volunteering can improve your employability. Website | More Information
Not only is volunteering an opportunity to give back to the community but it provides invaluable experience which can be included on your resume and helps to boost your employablity.

Come and learn more about the value of volunteering and the opportunities available.
Thursday 16
7:00 - EVENT - Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Forum - Call for abstracts - close 7 September 2012 Website | More Information
All postgraduate students from The University of Western Australia are invited to present their education-related research at the next Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Forum to be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Graduate School of Education.

Each presentation session will consist of 20 minutes speaking time and 5 minutes for discussion and questions.

If you would like to present at the Forum, email the following information to Eileen Slater no later than Friday 7 September 2012:

- Name

- Contact phone number

- Email address

- Name/s of Supervisor/s

- General area of research

- Title of presentation (maximum 15 words.

- Keywords – Three keywords to help classify your presentation. These should reflect your topic area, methodology, or other key qualities that will attract colleagues interested in your research area to your presentation.

- Abstract - One paragraph no longer than 200 words that overviews the following:

*Aim of the research

*Importance of your field of enquiry

*Methodology

*Progress to date, including results and discussion if available.

Please note that your email must include all the required information listed above, otherwise your presentation cannot be considered.

Once accepted, presentation titles and keywords will be posted on the Postgraduate Research Forum webpage (https://www.education.uwa.edu.au/research/forum). A full list of abstracts will not be posted online, but will be emailed to registered participants.

For further information about the forum email Eileen Slater (email: [email protected]).
Tuesday 21
13:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK: On the Couch - with the recruiters : Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Website | More Information
Meet the recruiters and get tips for your resume, interviews and job etiquette. Recruiters from Rio Tinto, Water Corporation, John Davidson Associates and Alliance Power Data.

‘On the couch with the recruiter session’ is targeted at international students, although all students are welcome.

Discover what you need to know about being competitive in the Australian market place. Be prepared to ask questions about resumes, pre interview, interview and post interview tips/general etiquette in job searching and acceptance.
Wednesday 22
13:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK - Navitas Workforce Solutions : Graduate Internship Programs for International Students Website | More Information
Anne Bauer and Samantha Bonner will present on Navitas's Graduate Internship Programs with an aim at international students.

Our Professional Year Program and Professional Internship Program provides an opportunity to gain practical work experience within the Australian workforce in order to kick start your career.

Please visit the below websites for further program information.

www.professional-internships.com

https://www.professional-year.com/Professional-Year-Program.html

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday 22 August 2012, 1-2pm.

Friday 24
12:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK - Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Seminar : Find out the latest information about visas and PR requirements Website | More Information
This is your opportunity to find out the latest information about visas and PR requirements. Representatives from DIAC will provide information and answer questions.

13:00 - TALK - INTERNATIONAL WEEK - Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Seminar : Find out the latest information about visas and PR requirements Website | More Information
This is your opportunity to find out the latest information about visas and PR requirements. Representatives from DIAC will provide information and answer questions.
Friday 31
9:00 - EVENT - CALL FOR PAPERS - 3rd International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education Website | More Information
CALL FOR PAPERS

The 3rd International Symposium (ISFIRE) will held in Partnership with the University of Western Australia; Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia and the University of New England (SiMERR)

Conference date: 13 – 15 February 2013

Venue: University of Western Australia Perth, Western Australia

Theme: Rural Education on the Global Stage: Connecting for Innovation

Sub Themes: Leadership, Indigenous Perspective, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Community and Inter-sectoral Networks, Initial Teacher Education

The University of Western Australia and SPERA, invite you to the 3rd International Symposium for Innovation in Rural Education at UWA, Perth, Western Australia. This International Symposium will bring together international teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, community groups and organizations and parents who are passionate about rural education. The 3rd ISFIRE symposium will be a key means of building and strengthening international rural networks, drawing together an increasing body of work focused on globally improving education outcomes for rural, regional and remote students. You will participate in a stimulating education program of presentations, hands on workshops and panel sessions. Social events will also be a feature of this three day event.

PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY 31 AUGUST SEE https://www.spera.asn.au/school/2012-07-31-isfire-call-for-papers for information.

 September 2012
Wednesday 19
16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgrad and Honours Expo : Discover how further studies can help you achieve your ultimate career or research goals. Website | More Information
UWA's Postgrad and Honours Expo provides an outstanding opportunity to explore the array of coursework and research programs we offer.

You will also have the chance to learn about admission requirements, scholarships and discuss your options with staff, honours and postgraduate students.

A series of information sessions detailing further postgraduate opportunities will also run alongside the Expo.

18:30 - EVENT - COURSE INFORMATION SESSION: Health Professional Education : Course Information Session for Postgraduate Courses in Health Professional Education Website | More Information
ACHIEVE MORE AS A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

Are you a health professional interested in developing or improving your skills as an educator?

To meet the growing need for educators in the health professions, The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences will offer the following Postgraduate Courses in Health Professional Education in 2013:

• Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education • Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education • Master of Health Professional Education (by coursework or research)

We encourage all who are interested to come along to our Course Information Session at the UWA Postgrad & Honours Expo:

Date: Wednesday 19th September Time: 6:30pm Venue: Lecture Room 5, Arts Building

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE AT: https://www.studyat.uwa.edu.au/about/events/postgradexpo/medicine
Wednesday 26
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia (SPERA), 28th National Conference Website | More Information
SPERA, Australia’s leading professional development or learning organisation and advocate for rural education invites you to their 28th national conference to be hosted at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

This National Conference will bring together a range of teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, pre-service teachers, community groups and organisations and parents who are passionate about rural education.

The 28th SPERA National conference will be a key means of building and strengthening Australia’s rural network and in doing so draw together an increasing body of work focused on improving education outcomes in the bush.

 October 2012
Tuesday 16
10:00 - PRESENTATION - Study In Asia (Exchange Program) : An information session about exchange in Asia More Information
Want to go on exchange to Asia? Come along to the info session to hear specific details on studying in Asia. Meet UWA students who have studied there as well as students studying at UWA from Asia.
Wednesday 17
8:30 - EVENT - Australia China Business Council Education Forum 2012 : Chinese Language and Cultural Competency in Schools and Industry - Real Links to a Sustainable Relationship Website | More Information
Whilst trade and enterprise have led Australia's bilateral relations with China, education promotes mutual understanding and long lasting links. This year's forum will focus on developing Chinese language and cultural competency in schools, universities and industry. His Excellency Mr Chen Yuming, Chinese Ambassador to Australia, will provide the keynote address and a panel of business leaders and education representatives will share their experiences.
Thursday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Sliding Doors in Academe: Idiosyncrasies of autobiography and controversy in psychometrics Website | More Information
***NOW RESCHEDULED TO 18 OCTOBER***

“Individual(s) ….embrace a new paradigm for all sorts of reasons ... . Some of these … lie outside the sphere of science entirely. Others depend upon idiosyncrasies of autobiography….” (Kuhn, 1970, p.l52). I will highlight some “idiosyncrasies of autobiography” that have led to enjoying an academic life – the opportunity to research and teach, to construct and communicate knowledge. I plan to illustrate how psychometrics, a field in which I had the opportunity to ignore or embrace an emergent, non-standard statistical paradigm, has lead beyond mathematical modelling to areas such as the philosophy of science, the sociology of knowledge and academic controversy. I plan to also illustrate the challenges in negotiating the complex world of academic research and communication.
Wednesday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : NAPLAN: Driving school improvement or doing the work of the devil? Website | More Information
Controversy continues to surround national student assessment in Australia. However, I argue that testing is neither good nor bad: the devil lies in what people – teachers, school, systems and even parents – do about the tests and the data they generate. I report the experiences of principals, teachers and curriculum consultants in one educational authority to describe how responsibility for interrogating, interpreting and applying data has gradually shifted from an external top-down approach to an internal bottom-up model in a planned, sustained and centrally supported manner, during the past eight years.

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