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Horizon Series November - Professor Nick Hopwood

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University of Tasmania

Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7000

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Professor Nick Hopwood will discuss how children’s start in life can be boosted by creating pathways for specialist and parents’ expertise to come together in productive entanglement. He will share findings from a three-year study in New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia. The project looked in detail at interactions between professionals, volunteers and parents; traced outcomes months after interventions concluded; and compared diverse approaches to service delivery in order to define the most effective aspects.

Professor Hopwood is Associate Professor at the University of Technology School of Education, and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Department of Curriculum Studies. His main research focus has been on the learning of adults caring for children at risk. He has explored how partnerships between professionals and parents work effectively to build resilience in families in adverse circumstances. His approach is to frame interactions between helpers and parents in terms of learning. Professor Hopwood's recent research has involved collaboration with diverse parenting services across Australia. He is now beginning new projects on support for parents of children with complex feeding difficulties, and working with teachers and teacher educators in Nepal and Bhutan to better support girls and learners with disabilities at risk of poor outcomes in mathematics and science.

This is a presentation not to be missed by anyone interested in child development.

When: 16:00-17:30, Wednesday 8 November 2017
Where: The presentation will be held in Immersive Video Conference Room 218, Sandy Bay, and via links to the Immersive Video Conference Rooms at Newnham and Cradle Coast:

Cradle Coast Campus, Room D214 (Map Ref: AL 09) VIEW MAP
Newnham Campus, Room A001 (Map Ref: BF 24) VIEW MAP

Sandy Bay Campus, Room 218 (Building 13, Map Ref AU 14) VIEW MAP


Need more information? Contact UnderwoodCentre.Enquiries@utas.edu.au.

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This free seminar is proudly presented by the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
www.utas.edu.au/underwood-centre

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