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Today's date is Friday, October 23, 2020
Faculty of Education
 August 2013
Sunday 11
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2013 Open Day : Join us for our Centenary Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, career options, scholarship opportunities, our valuable research, community programs and facilities.

There's also residential college tours, hands-on activities, live music, entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for the whole family as we celebrate our 100th birthday.
Friday 16
8:30 - EVENT - Transformative leaders: Driving schools from good to great : A leadership forum: for aspiring and novice leaders Website | More Information
Are you an aspiring or novice leader? Are you interested in lifting student achievement?

Here you will engage in roundtable discussion of strategies to raise student performance. Speakers will share their insights into transforming organisations from good to great.
Tuesday 20
13:00 - Colloquium - The Raine Study – A unique West Australian resource for health and medical researchers. : The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. More Information
The Seminar:The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and now young adulthood in the world. It began in 1989 at King Edward Memorial Hospital with the recruitment of 2,900 pregnant women in early pregnancy. These families were followed through pregnancy and 2,868 children born to the mothers have been reviewed in detail at ages 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20 and now at 23 years of age. Each member of the cohort has over 95,000 measures of health and disease and demographic data as well as information on more than 2.5 million genetic variants. The prospective longitudinal design of the Raine Study allows causal pathways of complex conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory and psychiatric disease to be investigated. The Raine Study has already contributed to scientific research in many ways and led to novel discoveries across a range of disciplines, particularly childhood diseases.Since its inception in 1989, research studies using the Raine Study have generated more than $12.6 million from 27 grant applications from 12 funding bodies, the largest funding ($9.5 million) coming from the National Health & Medical Research Council. Research output has been increasing exponentially with over 130 research papers published in the past 3 years. The Raine Study is now moving into the adult years. At 23 years old, the cohort is well placed to assess the effects of the disturbing transition of obesity onset from the middle-aged population to younger age groups. By engaging with researchers in the fields of adult health and medicine the Raine Study has the potential to provide unprecedented data on the prevalence, clinical picture and risk factors for disease in early adulthood and beyond.

13:00 - TALK - CAREERS MONTH - Welcome to the W.A. Public Sector - employment opportunities abound! : Come along and hear from a representative of the Public Sector Commission who will discuss life in the WA public sector, how to apply for positions and where to find current vacancies. Website | More Information
Welcome to the Western Australian public sector and the never ending possibilities of working for the Government and contributing to the administration of the State. The public sector is made up of a wide range of government departments and agencies with locations throughout the whole of Western Australia. Although you may gain employment for one particular agency within the public sector you belong to a much larger workforce. Newly appointed public sector employees are given the opportunity to contribute to the efficient and effective administration of the State of Western Australia.

The variety of jobs in the public sector is huge - all students from all disciplines welcome.

Bookings on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 21
13:00 - SEMINAR - CAREERS MONTH: Guild Volunteering Opportunities Seminar - Volunteering and career development : 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. Website | More Information
Don’t wait until you graduate to get real-world experience: Come hear from Guild Volunteering about how you can start acting locally to provide solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Learn, firstly, about the changing demands placed on graduates and the imperative for broad-minded social responsibility in the corporate world. Then, learn how you can start responding to these challenges now to ensure that when you graduate you can gain meaningful employment that makes a positive contribution to society.

Guild Volunteering provides a range of ways to engage with community for first-time volunteers or for students looking to cut their teeth on a high-commitment leadership opportunity

All students welcome!

Book on UWA CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

18:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - An Introduction to the Western Arnhem Land Song Project : Special Guest Lecture by Linda Barwick Website | More Information
Linda Barwick from the University of Sydney will present a special guest lecture introducing the Western Arnhem Land Song Project Collection on 21 August at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Linda Barwick will present work undertaken by her research team on the Western Arnhem Land Song Project (WALSP) which documents the diversity of language and music from over fifty repertories associated with thirty four different languages and dialects, including recordings by Ronald Berndt at Warruwi (South Goulburn Island) in the 1960s.

The repertories mostly belonging to the public dance-song genre named kun- borrk (Kunwinjku) or manyarti (Mawng), consist of discrete song texts inherited or received in dream by known composers. Many of the repertories include dialects that are no longer spoken—as well as untranslatable ‘spirit languages’ used extensively in songs throughout the project area. The team worked with singers and their families to transcribe, gloss and translate the song texts, providing a rich documentation of these highly valued cultural forms for future generations.

RSVP and MORE INFO This lecture is free to attend however, RSVP is essential to [email protected] or 08 6499 3707 by 20 August 2013. Visit the event website for more information: https://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/publicprogram/linda-barwick/_nocache

LWAG PUBLIC PROGRAM This event is part of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Public Program of events in conjunction with the Berndt Museum's current exhibition - Little Paintings, Big Stories: Gossip Songs of Western Arnhem Land

CAMPUS PARTNER The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is pleased to collaborate with the Graduate School of Education as the Campus Partner for this exhibition.
Friday 23
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Albany Open Day Website | More Information
Come along to discover the range of courses available at UWA Albany. UWA career advisers will be on hand to offer advice on the best course for you point you in the right direction for an exciting and rewarding career. Displays, demonstrations, hands-on activities and campus tour will make this an event not to miss.
Monday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - CAREERS MONTH - INTERNATIONAL CAREERS WEEK: Marketing Yourself in Australia – work, study AND stay : Are you an international student who wants to gain work experience in Australia? Find out what you need to do to market yourself effectively to Australian employers. Website | More Information
This workshop is aimed at UWA’s international students to assist them in developing strategies for marketing themselves successfully to Australian employers. Learn about the importance of self –marketing, utilising contacts, researching and networking skills effectively, as well as managing employer expectations.

Bookings essential on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au
Wednesday 28
12:00 - TALK - CAREERS MONTH - INTERNATIONAL CAREERS WEEK: Developing Leadership Skills : Learn about ways to identify and develop leadership skills and how to apply them in both your work and daily life. Website | More Information
In today’s competitive job market it is becoming more and more important for graduates to distinguish themselves not only through their academic achievements but through intangible qualities that demonstrate their potential as young professionals to progress into a leadership position. Learn about ways to identify and develop leadership skills and how to apply these in everyday situations.

About the guest speaker: Anne Bauer – once an international student herself - is Senior Manager of the Careers & Internships Team WA at Navitas Professional, a division which specialises in offering work readiness training for international students and graduates to help them kick-start their career in Australia. Originally from Germany, Anne started her career in Recruitment before moving into the education sector.

Bookings essential on CareerHub - https://uwa.careerhub.com.au

12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Publishing to the Index Website | More Information
In education, the role of assessment is ubiquitous and indispensable. However, even though it is intended to enhance performance, because it has the potential to corrupt learning, ‘teaching to the test' has a pejorative connotation. In academe, a relatively new phenomenon of being assessed by one index or another has similarly become ubiquitous and indispensable. By analogy to the corruption of learning by 'teaching to the test' to enhance performance, I will consider the potential for corruption of research by 'publishing to the index' to enhance performance. I will also outline some conditions that might resist such corruption.
Friday 30
13:00 - TALK - Exhibition Floor Talk Website | More Information
Join curators Kelly Rowe and Eve Chaloupka for an exhibition floor talk on Friday 30 August 1pm at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

The ‘gossip songs’ of Western Arnhem Land are key examples of complex combinations of moral instruction and entertainment and can act as social mediators.

In this talk, the curators of Little Paintings, Big Stories: Gossip Songs of Western Arnhem Land, Kelly Rowe and Eve Chaloupka, discuss the role of keeping collections and community connections alive through the powerful cultural material on display.

Public Program: This FREE event is part of the Berndt Museum public program accompanying the current exhibition (Little Painting, Big Stories) at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. For similar events visit the website: https://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/publicprogram

Campus Partner: The Campus Partner for this exhibition is the Graduate School of Education

 September 2013
Monday 02
13:00 - EVENT - Blood Service mobile to visit to UWA 2 - 5 September : Call 13 95 96 to book an appointment to donate blood. More Information
The Blood Service mobile unit will be located at the UWA Crawley campus 2 - 5 September and has many appointments available. To make an appointment call 13 95 96 or visit donateblood.com.au Every blood donation can save three lives and only takes one hour of your time.
Tuesday 24
13:00 - Colloquium - To be (broad) or not to be (broad) : To be (broad) or not to be (broad): The dynamics of attentional focusing More Information
Focused visual attention is a mechanism by which relevant visual information is selectively prioritised for further processing. Given this vital role, focused attention is essential for the efficient visual perception of a world that is not only richly varied, but also continually changing. Great strides have been made in understanding the shifting of focused attention from one object or location to another, but relatively little is known about an independent and equally critical component of attentional control – attentional focusing.

The term attentional focusing refers to the fact that the focus of attention flexibly expands and contracts in spatial extent to encompass larger or smaller objects or regions of space. Despite the relative lack of research on focusing, it profoundly affects many aspects of visual perception and has substantial ramifications for cognition. In this seminar, I will present data on three inter-related aspects of attentional focusing: the spatiotemporal dynamics of focusing, object representations and their role in focusing, and the consequences of focusing on visual processing.

13:00 - SEMINAR - CAREERS CENTRE- Consulate General of Japan - JET Programme Presentation : Info session for any students wanting to teach or work in local government in Japan Website | More Information
The application process for the 2014 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme will be opening soon.

The Programme seeks to enhance internationalisation in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between the people of Japan and those of other nations. It aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike. The objectives of the Programme are achieved by offering participants the opportunity to serve in local authorities as well as public and private primary, junior high and senior high schools.

A committee member of the JET Alumni Association of WA and staff from the Consulate-General of Japan in Perth will be at this seminar to answer your questions.
Wednesday 25
16:00 - EXPO - 2013 Postgrad & Honours Expo : Discover how further studies at UWA can help you achieve your ultimate career or research goals. Website | More Information
Explore the array of coursework and research programs on offer, learn about admission requirements, postgraduate scholarships and talk to staff, honours and postgraduate students.

A series of information sessions will run alongside the Expo to allow you to discover more about postgraduate study opportunities at UWA. Register online for your preferred session.

There's no need to register your attendance at the Expo itself.

18:30 - SCREENING - Film Screening: Ten Canoes (2006, 103 minutes, rated M) Website | More Information
The Berndt Museum presents a free screening of the film Ten Canoes on Wednesday 25 September 2013, 6:30pm at the Robert Street Lecture Theatre.

Set in and around the Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land in a time before Western contact, Ten Canoes is the tale of young Dayindi (James Gulpilil) who covets his brother’s wife.

It is a timeless parable that transcends cultural borders and gives a rare glimpse into Aboriginal life and Australia’s mythical past. Narrated by David Gulpilil and directed by Rolf de Heer.

Watch the trailer: https://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/publicprogram#tencanoes

Public Program: This FREE event is part of the Berndt Museum public program accompanying the current exhibition (Little Painting, Big Stories) at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. For similar events visit the website: https://www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/publicprogram

Campus Partner: The Campus Partner for this exhibition is the Graduate School of Education
Thursday 26
12:00 - SEMINAR - Accomplished Education Researcher Seminar Series : Considering agency alongside structure in current considerations on child abuse in Catholic educational institutions: historical perspectives Website | More Information
In 2013 a six-member Royal Commission was established in Australia to investigate Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This is the latest in a large number of such commissions that have been established around the world in recent years. It is clear that it will report many cases of abuse in various educational institutions, many run by the Catholic Church. And yet, like all such reports, I suspect it will – quite understandably – concentrate on agency rather than structure. In other words, while it will seek to document the situation and, quite correctly, lay blame where it needs to be laid, it may not make us any wiser in terms of trying to understand how the abuse could have taken place. Adopting the perspective of the educational historian, I wish to suggest one of many avenues that could be taken in investigations aimed at trying to generate such understanding, specifically in the case of institutions run by the Catholic Church, while recognising that the matter also needs to be addressed in the case of other churches, and for other non-state and state-run institutions.

 October 2013
Tuesday 01
9:00 - COURSE - Surveys: Instrument Design and Testing : A Short Course Website | More Information
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their survey questionnaires. This course is useful for both people new to questionnaire design and those who have experience and would like to extend their knowledge. It will be a benefit not only for people who anticipate designing a questionnaire in the future, but for those in the role of critiquing commissioned or existing research.

UWA Postgraduate Research students receive subsidised fees.
Wednesday 09
18:00 - COURSE - Quit Smoking Successfully! : Smoking cessation treatment program More Information
The Robin Winkler Clinic at The University of Western Australia will be conducting a SMOKING CESSATION treatment program commencing on Wednesday 9th October 2013. The group will meet for two hours each week for ten sessions, with an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow-up session one month after completion.

The Smoking Cessation treatment program combines nicotine replacement therapy with cognitive-behavioural therapy to help people beat the chemical addiction, as well as the addiction to the habit of smoking itself. The majority of people who complete this science-informed group program become non-smokers and are still smoke-free one month after the group has ended.

The group sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm-8pm. The fee is $30 per session for a total of $300 (or $225 if paid in total in the first week; i.e. a 25% saving). The initial assessment and follow-up session will also cost $30 each.

If you would like to reserve a place in the next smoking cessation group, or would like more information, please contact the Robin Winkler Clinic on 6488 2644 or [email protected]
Monday 14
13:00 - WORKSHOP - CAREERS CENTRE – Cover Letters - Top 10 Tips & Writing Lab- Monday 14 October 2013 : Learn how to prepare an effective cover letter Website | More Information
A cover letter is usually the first part of the application process that an employer reads. It is a one page document highlighting how you would be perfect for the position. Writing a high impact cover letter encourages the employer to turn the page and read your resume.

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