Learning and Teaching

School of Education Sundowner –"Engaging the Profession”

Tuesday 26th May 5pm – 6.30pm
Venue: ECL2.031

Agenda

Welcome to Business After Hours: Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching- Professor Sara de Freitas
Welcome to the School of Education: Acting Dean of School of Education – Professor Barry Down

Acknowledgement of Country: Associate Professor Libby Jackson-Barrett

Showcase of current programs (3-5mins per presenter):

  • Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Dr Lisa Cary
  • Research projects of interest to schools - Associate Dean Research, Associate Professor Laura Perry
  • Building Resilience in Initial Teacher Education (BRITE) - Dr Caroline Mansfield
  • Instructional observation and NAPLAN - Dr Greg Thompson
  • Mathematics in Primary Schools: How we prepare our pre-service teachers – Mrs Lorraine Jacob
  • Languages in Schools – Dr Lindy Norris
  • Professional and Sustainable Internships - Associate Professor Cal Durrant and Dr Sue Ledger
Time Activity Location

4:45pm

Guests to start arriving in the foyer area. Name badges provided by Angelica Fernandes

ECL 2.031

5:00pm

Dr Susan Ledger

  • Facilitator  / Introductions

ECL 2.031

5:02pm

Professor Sara de Freitas

  • Introduction / Welcome to Business After Hours

ECL 2.031

5:07pm

Professor Barry Down

  • Welcome to ‘Engaging the Profession’

ECL 2.031

5:10pm

A/Prof Libby Jackson-Barrett

  • Acknowledgement of  Country

ECL 2.031

5:15pm

Dr Lisa Cary

  • Associate Dean Teaching and Learning

Associate Professor Laura Perry

  • Associate Dean Research

Dr Caroline Mansfield

  • Building Resilience in Initial Teacher Education (BRITE)

Dr Greg Thompson

  • Instructional observation and NAPLAN

Mrs Lorraine Jacob

  • Mathematics in Primary Schools: How we prepare our pre-service teachers

Dr Lindy Norris

  • Languages in Schools

Associate Professor Cal Durrant and Dr Sue Ledger

  • Professional and Sustainable Internships

ECL 2.031

5:45pm

Panel Q & A Session –“Engaging the Profession – the pragmatics and possibilities” Chaired by Dr Susan Ledger

ECL 2.031

6:00pm

Networking, drinks and canapés
All to move to deck area and enjoy refreshments

Foyer of ECL 2.031

6:30pm

Close

Panel Q & A Session –“Engaging the Profession – the pragmatics and possibilities”

Personnel from Department of Ed, CEO, AISWA, Murdoch Personnel

Outcomes

The event was very productive with planned and unplanned outcomes. Not only did we strengthen our partnerships with current partners, we also received interest from new schools to provide additional placement opportunities for our students (each of the schools have committed to taking our undergrads and M.Teach cohort if and when needed.

In addition, unplanned outcomes emerged:

  1. The Rossmoyne principal is planning on bringing 300 teachers in his network hub to a Conference next June. We have booked the Kim Beasley Lecture Theatre and 10 rooms to accommodate their needs. They will liaise with Aroma for catering and we will provide them with the suite of post graduate offerings to tempt future students from this cohort.
  2. Australian Independent public school interest in our post graduate offering of Masters by coursework. We are exploring ways to deliver the M.Ed coursework or M.Ed research with cohorts of AISWA schools ‘insitu’.
  3. The principal of the Islamic school is keen to develop a relationship with Murdoch to help cater for the increasing Muslim population in our undergraduate course.