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Re-Imagining an Educational Archetype that Challenges STEM and Social Chang...

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Media Portal @Media Precinct, NAS

Level 2, Building 14, RMIT City Campus

124 La Trobe Street

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All SoEd staff are cordially invited to this event on Monday, 7th August from 4.30pm-7.00pm in the Media Portal Room @ Media Precinct, NAS, Level 2, Building 14, RMIT CIty Campus (enter via Swanston street).

This event is a gathering of invitees from the education sector, the wider RMIT staff, researchers, academics and the SoEd. The audience is capped at 45 people.

Three key invitees will be asked to present some challenges about current educational models and their ideas around the need for creating a culture of change in educational thinking, in particular around STEM.

The invited speakers will be asked to describe how we might reimagine all levels of schooling to be more creative, provide greater success for all students, be inclusive and address the challenges of a STEM future.

Finally we will be asking the speakers to throw out ideas around how a university such as RMIT might lead in this "re-imagined" educational space and what model or archetype might be appropriate to do this.

The three invited speakers are Professor Belinda Tynan( Deputy Vice Chancellor - Education) - TBC, Mr. Tom Bentley (Principal Adviser, Vice Chancellor - RMIT)) and Professor Kate Scantlebury (STEM Education, University of Delaware, USA). Mr. Tom Bentley and Professor Kate Scantlebury have accepted their invitations to speak.

Tom will outline some of his work on Lifting Educational Achievement through schools/university collaboration. The attendees will be encouraged to think of creative ways/vehicles for promoting collaboration between the university, researchers and schools as a vehicle for change and the radical shift required to make this happen.

We have also invited Professor Kate Scantlebury (University Delaware) to present during her visit to Australia. Kate is a well known STEM educator,and will speak about how her SoEd and her university co-teach, co-design curricula and co-practice with selected Delaware Schools under a 20 year arrangement to lead and effect educational and social change. The attendees will be encouraged to think about models or archetypes for such co-design, research and co-practice.

We will have a short (15 minutes) informal address by each of the invitees that challenges the attendees to have an opinion, led by some "provocative" questions from the chair and then attendees can break into "roundtables" of discussion.

The Conversation Series will conclude with drinks around 6.30pm.

It would be great if you could join us (even for a short time)

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