CIS AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE | MELBOURNE

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Dates: 8 & 9 September 2016
Location: Pullman Melbourne on the Park, Melbourne, Australia

School leaders in education increasingly recognise the need to plan and assess efforts to incorporate intercultural learning on a whole-school level whilst at the same time developing high quality academic learning, yet few resources informed by sound research and proven practice exist.

At the CIS Australian Symposium, presenters from the university and school communities versed in the latest research and successful practice will lead interactive sessions and workshops incorporating practical ideas that school leaders can implement. World renowned experts, school leaders and students will lead keynote sessions for all attendees in addition to facilitating two strands to synthesise and draw out key ideas and findings across related sessions.

In addition to an exciting line-up of keynote and plenary sessions, participants will have the opportunity to dive deeply into one of the following topics:

  • Strand A: Leading Learning - In this strand participants will be able to share the experiences of academics, leading practitioners and organisational leaders in the fields of organisational culture, standards based assessment, and pedagogical innovation on developing high quality student learning.
  • Strand B: Global Citizenship for a Better World - In this strand participants will have the opportunity to debate, share experiences and meet with young people who have used their global citizenship competencies to develop meaningful, and often innovative and empowering community engagement. Participants will be enveloped in the world of Service Learning, Community Engagement and Social Enterprise.

By attending the Symposium you will have the opportunity to interact with experienced international school leaders, researchers, and thought leaders involved in innovative and proven practice that promotes intercultural learning in schools.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Geoff Masters AO

Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), will be sharing his thinking on the future of assessment at school, system and global levels. In his words, “The way that I think about assessment is that it’s a much more professional activity – in professional work … people go to the trouble of understanding what they’re dealing with: What’s the situation here? What’s the problem? And, how do I use my professional knowledge to address the problem in front of me? And that’s the way that I think about teaching. It’s not just a matter of delivering some pre-specified, one-size-fits-all curriculum, it’s a much more difficult job than that. It’s a matter of working to understand where individuals are in their learning - and that can be done at different degrees of diagnostic detail”.

Associate Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick (PhD)

Deputy Director (Research), Centre for Positive Psychology Chair of Ethics, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Co-Editor-in-Chief Psychology of Well-Being, and adjunct in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University. She is also the Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program which is part of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Dianne Vella-Brodrick and her researchers have been investigating wellbeing approaches and positive psychotherapy methods in enhancing wellbeing for young people at the Reach Foundation and Geelong Grammar School. The findings of this research gives insight into being able to tailor positive psychology interventions to create more optimal outcomes for specific individual needs and group and institution needs.

Isabel and Melati Wijsen

Two students from Green School Bali, are acutely aware of the role that young people can play in shaping our world. Isabel and Melati will share their experiences and remarkable success in the Bye, Bye Plastic Bags campaign. These two remarkable young women have transformed the thinking of hundreds of thousands of people and are in the process of spreading the word beyond Indonesia. Much in demand as charismatic and engaging presenters, Isabel and Melati have in recent months addressed conferences in the USA and India and are an inspiration to all young people who want to change the world for the better.

Programme

Strand A | Leading learning

DAY ONE - Wednesday 7 September 2016
     
17:00
17.30 - 17.40
19.00
  Registration opens Pullman Hotel (identify all venues)
Reception and Drinks Pullman Hotel
Reception ends 
     
DAY TWO - Thursday 8 September 2016

All events at Pullman on the Park Hotel – Evening event MCG

     
09.00 - 09.15
09.15 - 09.30
09.30 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.35
10.35 - 11.00
11.00 - 11.45
11.45 - 12.30
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.30
14.30 - 14.40
14.40  -15.40
15.40 - 17.30
17.30 - 18.30
  Welcome to Country (identify all venues)
CIS Symposium Welcome
Plenary Speaker
General Information
Morning Tea
Strand Sessions
Strand Sessions
Lunch
Plenary Speaker
Platnium Sponsor presentation
CIS Update
Afternoon tea and free time
MCG tour (optional)
18.30 - 22.30   CIS Symposium Dinner
     
DAY THREE - Friday 9 September 2016

All events at Pullman on the Park Hotel

     
09.00 - 10.00
10.10 - 10.50
10.50 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.30
12.30 - 13.30
13.30 - 14.20
14.30 - 15.20
15.20 - 15.30
15.30 - 16.00
  Plenary Session
Strand Sessions
Morning Tea
Plenary Session
Lunch
Strand Sessions
Plenary
CIS Symposium Closing
Afternoon Tea & End of Symposium

Strand B | Global citizenship for a better world

DAY ONE – Wednesday 7 September 2016
     
17:00
17.30 - 17.40
19.00
  Registration opens Pullman Hotel (identify all venues)
Welcome
Reception ends
     
DAY TWO – Thursday 8 September 2016

All events at Pullman on the Park Hotel – Evening event MCG

     
09.00 - 09.15
09.15 - 09.30
09.30 - 10.30
10.30 - 10.35
10.35 - 11.00 
11.00 - 11.45 
11.45 - 12.30 
12.30 - 13.30 
13.30 - 14.30 
14.30 - 14.40  
14.40 - 15.40 
15.40 - 17.30
18.30 - 22.30 
  Welcome to Country (identify all venues)
CIS Symposium Welcome
Plenary Speaker
General Information
Morning Tea
Strand Sessions
Strand Sessions
Lunch
Plenary Session
Platnium Sponsor presentation
CIS Update
MCG Tour (optional)
CIS Symposium Dinner
     
     
DAY THREE – Friday 9 September 2016

All events at Pullman on the Park Hotel

     
09.00 - 10.00
10.10 - 10.50 
10.50 - 11.30 
11.30 - 12.30 
12.30 - 13.30 
13.30 - 14.20 
14.30 - 15.20 
15.20 - 15.30 
15.30 - 16.00  
  Plenary Session
Strand Sessions
Morning Tea
Stand Sessions
Lunch
Strand Sessions
Plenary Session
CIS Symposium closing
Afternoon Tea