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Today's date is Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Faculty of Education
 May 2019
Wednesday 01
14:00 - SEMINAR - Grammar Therapy : Back by Popular Demand - Grammar still matters! Website | More Information
With a few tweaks you can improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along the way, he’ll show you how language really works. Some well-placed commas will make you feel better.

OUTLINE Session 1: The basics: Nouns, verbs, and all that; Session 2: Advanced grammar for advanced dummies: Tense, aspect, and mood; Session 3: Getting structural: Phrases and clauses; Session 4: Why people speak different, and why that’s good.

 June 2019
Tuesday 11
9:00 - COURSE - A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory : A Course in Rasch Measurement Theory in collaboration with The University of Sydney will take place 11 & 12 July 2019 and 15 - 19 July 2019. More Information
Rasch models for measurement are used in large scale national and international assessments, not only to analyse test data after collection, but to use as criteria for design of test items and their administration. The GSE Psychometric Laboratory undertakes research and development for application to the broad area of measurement and assessment in education and the social sciences including psychology, health and marketing. The GSE Psychometric Laboratory does research in all areas of Rasch models for measurement, in particular epistemological, applied, and in software development. This is an opportunity to study with researchers who have made advancement in all these fields.

Course Structure: The course will be at an intermediate level and consist of two parts: 1. Part I – Thursday 11 to Friday 12 July 2019: Overview of introductory principles of Rasch measurement and the RUMM2030 software. RUM2030 is a very easy to use interactive program that analyses data according to the Rasch measurement model and provides comprehensive diagnostics in both tabular and graphical forms. It can also be used for large scale assessments including vertical equating. 2. Part II - Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 2019: Rasch Measurement Theory. Participants have the option of attending only Part I or II or both parts of the course.

Course registration: Part I (2 days) – AU$950 (Early bird AU$850) Part II (5 days) – AU$2185 (Early bird AU$1960) Part I and II (7 days) – AU$2745 (Early bird AU$2460) https://www.education.uwa.edu.au/ppl/courses/rasch-course

Registrations close 31st May 2019, approximately 10% Discount for Early bird registration - Registration by 31st March 2019. Participants will receive a 15% discount if they enrol in one of the on-line courses after this course.
Saturday 15
0:00 - WORKSHOP - Youth Mental Health First Aid : For adults who work, live or care for adolescents and young people. Website | More Information
Learn how to assist adolescents or young people who are developing a mental illness, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Developing mental health problems covered are:

- Depression - Anxiety problems - Psychosis - Substance use problems - Eating disorders

Mental health crisis situations covered are:

- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours - Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm) - Panic attacks - Traumatic events - Severe effects of drug or alcohol use - Severe psychotic states - Aggressive behaviours

 July 2019
Wednesday 24
9:30 - EVENT - Research Impact Series - Achieving Your Research Outcomes : Wed 24 Jul and Thur 25 Jul 2019 Website | More Information
Achieving Your Research Outcomes is series of 12 events for UWA researchers, staff and postgraduate students to learn about the processes and functions that can help you achieve your research outcomes.

Sessions will run in succession at the Hemsley Learning Suite, Reid Library during Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July as part of the Research Impact Series.

Separate registration is required for each of the 12 sessions.



WEDNESDAY 24 JULY (DAY 1):

. How to publish "Open Access" for free (University Library)

. How to get the media to notice your research (Government and Corporate Communications)

. Using data to find collaborators (University Library)

. Promote your research on social media (Digital and Creative Services)

. Creating impact through intellectual property and commercialisation (Research Development and Innovation)

. Have you actually invented something? (Research Development and Innovation)



THURSDAY 25 JULY (DAY 2):

. Show your best self with UWA Profiles (University Library)

. Writing for The Conversation (The Conversation)

. Your research - finding and developing new opportunities (Office of Research Enterprise)

. An introduction to the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Pawsey)

. Planning for impact (Research Impact and Engagement Office)

. Measuring your research performance (University Library)

18:00 - EVENT - Grammar Therapy II : Grammar communicates who you are! Website | More Information
Grammar holds sentences together, but it also communicates who you are. With the skills found in this course, you will gain a more advanced understanding of the grammar of English, and use this knowledge to make your writing more clear. This course is directly focused on writing, and gives you facts about language, grammar, and usage. It will help you get up to speed on formal styles, avoid common mistakes, and build a set of tools that you can keep using when the course is done. For more information please visit the link provided.

 August 2019
Tuesday 06
16:00 - EVENT - Team and Unit Level Approaches to Embedding Research into Curriculum : UWA Community of Practice Information Sharing Website | More Information
At our last CoP we got to consider how inquiry based learning offers a core way in which to embed research skills into curriculum; as reflected in this quote from the Boyer Commission suggesting “the basic idea of learning as inquiry is the same as the idea of research” (1998, p.17)

In this CoP Meeting we will further explore team and unit level approaches to embedding of research skills through an inquiry approach; as well as a consideration of the design principles required for online research modules and for their integration into curriculum.​
Tuesday 13
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Echo 360 Essentials : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
Explore the active learning potential and video management options within the Lecture Capture system; from capture sharing to student features and analytics.
Thursday 22
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Giving Effective Student Feedback : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
For students to learn feedback needs to be timely, tangible and targeted. This workshop will consider the nature of formative and summative feedback and consider University policy on feedback and expectations. Register through the link provided.

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Giving Effective Student Feedback : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
For students to learn feedback needs to be timely, tangible and targeted. This workshop will consider the nature of formative and summative feedback and consider University policy on feedback and expectations. Register through the link provided.

 September 2019
Friday 06
8:35 - STAFF EVENT - Free Staff Health Assessment : For staff with clinical issues eg Sedentary, overweight, diabetes, physical function or musculoskeletal issues More Information
Saturday 07
12:00 - COURSE - MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) : MHFA for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) Website | More Information
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury course is for any interested adult who is interested to learn how to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury.

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.
Friday 20
18:30 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Spring Ordinary Meeting of Convocation 2019 : Annual General Meeting of the Graduates of UWA More Information
Ordinary Meetings of Convocation are the general meetings of The University of Western Australia. These meetings of Convocation provide the opportunity to receive an update on the operations of your University and current issues in tertiary education from the Vice-Chancellor, the Warden of Convocation and the Guild President.

Special guest speaker Professor Peter Veth, Director, UWA Oceans Institute, will speak about A Deep History of Maritime Peoples from Western Australia.

 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.

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