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Kevin Marjoribanks Oration 2017
Welfare to Wellbeing: Australian Educations Significant Opportunity.

On Wednesday 4th October the School of Education was proud to host the 2017 Kevin Marjoribanks Oration. The school had the pleasure of presenting Assoc Professor Matthew A. White for this event. The title of Matthew’s talk was “Welfare to Wellbeing: Australian Education’s Significant Opportunity.

On the night we were pleased to host Mrs Jan Marjoribanks as our honoured guest. Other guests included Mrs Margaret Secombe, Mr Peter Routley, Mr Brian Ward and Mrs June Ward, Ms Caroline Hedley, Dr Jan Keightley,  Mr Robert Smedley and Prof Jennie Shaw.

Matthew provided a very informative talk, that highlighted the legacy of the late Professor Kevin Marjoribanks, previous Vice Chancellor and Head of Education, which included a recollection of his mentor, a brief history of Kevin’s early years at St Peters College and at the University of Adelaide. The talk,  “Welfare to Wellbeing: Australian Education’s Significant Opportunity”.drew parallels with the research and work of Kevin Marjoribanks. Past and current staff, old friends, alumni and students enjoyed the talk which stimulated a rich debate.

If you would like to view the evenings talk please contact education@adelaide.edu.au

Some photos of the evening:

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You can read the talk abstract and Assoc Prof Matthew Whites biography here

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OCTOBER  SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RESEARCH SEMINAR

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11:30AM-12:30PM 23 OCTOBER 2017
LEVEL 8, NEXUS BUILDING, 10 PULTENEY STREET, SMaRTe ROOM, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The MOG TREE System: an accelerated language learning system for postgraduate Engineering Students.

ALISON-JANE HUNTER: PhD Candidate, Schools of Education and Mechanical Engineering.

Abstract: 

This research examines the efficacy of a tri-partite solution of Language Trees, a Corpus and a grammar website designed specifically for Engineering Higher Degree by Research Students (EHDRS). Every element of the system has been engineered and optimised for EHDRS, enabling a set of individualised pathways to be created to ameliorate issues with accurate, nuanced, academic writing. The environment of each tool is designed to be welcoming, engineering-orientated, elegant and easy to explore, both visually and technically. Grammar Workshops co-exist, containing tests and exercises designed to teach optimised functionality and ownership of the MOG TREE System. The MOG solution is framed by a desire to reduce anxiety about writing; helping students overcome imposter syndrome by offering mastery of individual roadblocks, offering relevant teaching at relevant times, and enabling the students to take ownership of their learning by gaining a metalanguage in which to engage with linguistic detail for Engineering. It is designed to support both the academic writing of EHDRS and their emotional well-being, notably those who are non native speakers of English, who are many.

Biography:

Alison-Jane is currently a PhD student in the Schools of Education and Mechanical Engineering.  She has a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Birmingham, an M.Ed from Flinders University and several graduate certificates : PGCE (Oxford), COGE (UNSW), Multiliteracies Pedagogies (Deakin), Change Management (Deakin). After many years of teaching in diverse secondary schools in the UK and in Australia, she has returned to her academic roots as an applied linguist, researching and creating solutions to teaching and learning nuanced, accurate, academic English for international HDRs in Engineering.

To contact Alison Jane Hunter: Click Here
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OCTOBER SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: RESEARCH SEMINAR

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11:30AM-12:00PM 23 OCTOBER 2017
LEVEL 8, NEXUS BUILDING, 10 PULTENEY STREET, SMaRTe ROOM, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

PAULI & JUNG-A PSYCHOLOGY OF SCIENCE?

DR ROBERT MATTHEWS: Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Adelaide

Abstract:
The theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli, collaborated with Carl Jung through the 1940s and 1950s. Through their exchange, Pauli became very interested to incorporate physics with Jung’s psychology.  As an avid reader of antique and medieval philosophy, like Jung he was interested in understanding the transformations that had taken place in our scientific views through an historical view.  Using Jung’s archetypal notion, Pauli investigated the ‘primordial forms’ that appear to reside and inform the creation of new scientific ideas.  To elucidate this, he wrote in particular on the argument between Robert Fludd and Johannes Kepler from the early 1500s (see inset of Kepler’s music of the spheres).


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Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum

Further support for Pauli’s view is provided through the recorded accounts of the creative process by scientists and mathematicians (and artists for that matter). Should this formative account prove correct, there are implications in the instruction of current scientific ideas and for the fostering of the creative process.  These implications will be discussed.

Biography:
Dr Robert Matthews is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, having joined the School in 2003. He teaches in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, preparing beginning teachers for their classroom practice and guiding early researchers in their Masters dissertations respectively. Prior to this position, Robert was a post-doctoral research physicist at Flinders University doing theoretical calculations of electron scattering experiments in various materials. Although this work was of great interest, a desire to work with people took hold. This led to training to be a teacher, and consequently Robert wrote curriculum for the ASMS and taught as a secondary physics and mathematics teacher. Around this time, Robert also commenced training as a Jungian analyst in Switzerland. His earlier seeking to understand the depths of the physical world, were now accompanied by the same scrutiny of the inner world of the psyche. Something akin to following the (much larger) footsteps of the Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli, who, working with Carl Jung, attempted to bridge these two domains. This rich background offers many novel insights into the realm of education, creativity and learning which sit at the heart of Robert’s research interests

Find out more about Dr Robert Matthews research and contact details: Click Here
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TRANSDISCIPLINARY MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION RESEARCH GROUP (TMERG) SEMINAR 9, 2017 Date: Friday, 20th October 2017 Time:11:00am – 12:00pm Where: Kevin Marjoribanks SMaRTE Room, Level 8 Nexus Building, Pulteney Street. The Transdisciplinary Measurement and Evaluation Research Group (TMERG) has its origins in the School of Education, and provides an avenue for discussion and research collaboration in the […]

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Welfare to Wellbeing: Australian Education’s Significant Opportunity Bought to you by: 2017 Kevin Majoribanks Memorial Lecture The 2017 lecture will be presented by Associate Professor Mathew A. White PhD: Director of Wellbeing & Positive Education, St Peter’s College, Adelaide. Associate Professor &  Principal Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. Adjunct Lecturer, […]

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TRANSDISCIPLINARY MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION RESEARCH GROUP (TMERG) SEMINAR 8, 2017 Date: Friday, 29 September 2017 Time:10:00am – 11:00pm Where: Kevin Marjoribanks SMaRTE Room, Level 8 Nexus Building, Pulteney Street. The Transdisciplinary Measurement and Evaluation Research Group (TMERG) has its origins in the School of Education, and provides an avenue for discussion and research collaboration in the […]

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SEPTEMBER  RESEARCH SEMINAR ALL WELCOME 11:00AM-11:30AM 25 SEPTEMBER 2017 LEVEL 8, NEXUS BUILDING, 10 PULTENEY STREET, SMaRTe ROOM, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION PRACTICUM AND INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION: WICKED PROBLEMS? LORETTA BOWSHALL: PhD candidate, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide ABSTRACT: Fundamental differences in understanding, about the structure and function of the practicum […]

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