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Archived events 2015

Dr Cris Edmonds-Wathen
5:00pm to 7:00pm
August 05, 2015

Assessing mathematics in different languages: How good can PISA translations be?

IGCE symposium

Abstract: Many countries are concerned about international testing programs such as PISA, particularly their placing in the league tables. Staying in the same place gets perceived as stagnation. Actual drops are terrifying, but provide the opportunity to ask...

Play way symposium and workshop
8:30am to 3:30pm
August 01, 2015 to August 02, 2015

Play way symposium and workshop

Special event

The International Graduate Centre of Education (IGCE) hosted a symposium on: The play way - building emotional and academic resilience in primary students.  The next day, the symposium was followed by a hands-on workshop, with keynote speakers and a CDU research team...

Dr Yoshi Budd
5:00pm to 7:00pm
July 29, 2015

Researching identity, language and culture in theory and practice

IGCE symposium

Abstract: Educational research that engages with issues of identity, language and culture (ILC) is crucial for explicating the complex and manifold connections between teaching and learning. This presentation will explain why and how IGCE researchers engage with the...

Professor Peter Kell
5:00pm to 7:00pm
July 22, 2015

Reaching out to the Globe: Internationalising masters postgraduate learning in education

IGCE symposium

Abstract: How might the experience of graduate school students be internationalised using online learning? Peter Kell undertook a Fulbright Fellowship hosted by the College of Education at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) to investigate this...

MEDI Ready week participants
8:30am to 3:30pm
July 20, 2015 to July 23, 2015

Becoming MEDI Ready: an academic orientation workshop (Semester 2 2015)

Special event

This week-long orientation serves to provide students with a clear understanding of the expectations and resources available while they undertake their studies in the Master of Education (International) course.

Some sessions in the program are available to external...

Dr Sue Smith (left - IGCE) and Professor Simone White (ATEA President)
8:00am to 5:00pm
July 07, 2015 to July 09, 2015

2015 ATEA Conference


The 2015 Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) conference was built from the call for the teacher education community to better connect and strengthen school-university-community partnerships for the benefit of all students. Charles Darwin University and the...

Dr Sue Smith
12:30pm to 1:30pm
May 15, 2015

Riding the Throughflow: some challenges in conducting and writing cross-cultural research

Research commons

Abstract: The Indonesian Throughflow is an ocean current that traverses between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is an apt metaphor for a researcher situated at the ‘Top End’ of Australia who teaches and supervises Indonesian Higher Degree students and...

Dr Stephen Bolaji (left) and Mr Daniel Norman speak about life as researchers
9:00am to 5:00pm
May 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015

AARE theory workshops


The International Graduate Centre of Education (IGCE) at Charles Darwin University co-hosted a two day Theory Workshop with the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). The workshop, which ran from 15-17 May, featured some of the most respected leaders in the...

Professor Michael Singh
5:00pm to 7:00pm
May 13, 2015

Multilingual students’ divergent intellectual resources: Academic activism beyond the ‘ethno-Orientalist Bourdieu’

IGCE symposium

Abstract: My research work focuses on building models of international education, research education and post-monolingual learning that activate and mobilise students’ uses of the intellectual resources available in their divergent languages for practical-...

Dr Ania Lian
12:30pm to 1:30pm
May 01, 2015

Constructivism and learning: If all is up for grabs, why is the teacher always right?

Research commons

Abstract: In the recent presentation I gave to CDU staff enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning, I attempted to offer a critical review of the most frequently...


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